Thanks for stopping in. Apparantly over the last couple of years I have spent too much time on old favorites. On this forum I am finding out about other mystery series I haven't yet read. I will check these out.
I love Stephanie Plum. My daughter got me hooked on her and we both have read and reread the whole series. I also pick up the between-the-numbers books. The whole concept of Steph and the gang make a great series and the stories are hilarious.
I just finished the Blueberry Muffin mystery by Joanne Fluke and am now reading Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper. I used to really like Kay Hooper's books but this one is kind of disturbing. Maybe my tastes have changed.
Our tastes may change over time, but I have found some of my favorite authors have changed the way they write. Although I understand why, sometimes I lose interest in their writing if they change too much.
I requested a couple of Joanne Fluke books and Harris' Aurora Teagarden books from the library. I'm looking forward to reading these two new-to-me authors.
I just ordered Plum Spooky and I want to get Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle. There are several series that I've read the first book of and I want to read the rest of them! I don't even know where to begin in telling you.
Hi, Edie. Cleo Coyle is the one who wrote the Coffeehouse Mystery series. Her titles are all great: On What Grounds, Through the Grinder, Latte Trouble, Murder Most Frothy, Decaffeinated Corpse and French Pressed. Clever since they are coffee-related.
Hmmm... My reading goal for 2009 would be to finish up two of my favorite series: Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford and the Inspector Henry Tibbet series by Patricia Moyes.
Unfortunately, this is a goal that I am sure I won't succeed in accomplishing... as long as some of my other favorite authors keep publishing new books... M. C. Beaton, Alexander McCall Smith, ETC. I can never resist new books by favorite authors!
I just went to the library and got: Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner, Candy Apple Dead and Peppermint Twisted by Sammi Carter, Killer Hair by Ellen Byerrum, The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Krista Davis and Death Swatch by Laura Childs. I guess those would be my top for now!
I just discovered Camille Minichino/Margaret Grace. I am SO enjoying both of her (or should that be "their"?!?) cozy mystery series. As Minichino she writes the Periodic Table Mystery Series and as Grace she pens the Miniature Mystery Series. I am so glad that I have several more books of hers to "play catch-up" in my TBR bookshelf!
(I am already feeling a little bittersweet about the time when I have to wait patiently for her to put out a new book...)
Is it my imagination or are you ladies into "food/drink" mysteries? I love Lee Child, Greg Isles, but also love Sue Grafton and am patiently awaiting her next Kinsey Millhone book. I am trying to get into Nevada Barr and J. A. Jance.
Hi, Ginnmi, I can't speak for everyone, but I do like the "food/drink" mysteries - along with others. I like Sue Grafton, I like Sara Peretsky (which I probably spelled wrong!) and others. I tried to read one Nevada Barr book because it was set in Michigan, but I didn't like it so I didn't finish. Right now, I'm reading "Death by Darjeeling" by Laura Childs but I have a few books waiting for me and not all are mysteries. Do you *not* like the food/drink mysteries?
Food and drink mysteries do seem to be attractive to some of us, although one of my favorites is the Sue Grafton series. My other favorites are Janet Evanovich/Stephanie Plum and China Bayles mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert.
I haven't read Greg Isles, but seems like I have read Laura Childs somewhere along the line.
Barbara - I haven't read any of Nevada Barr books. Are you a Childs or is this the first of hers you have read?
Edie, I read On What Grounds, the coffeehouse mystery and liked it a lot. Just never got back to her other books though.
I'm reading Mariah Stewart's Last Breath. I picked up one of her books at the bookstore because she seemed to have written dozens and I like to find an author who has written several if I enjoy the book. I just finished Dead End by her and it was good too.
I like several of the food and drink authors but recently decided not to get anymore Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swenson mysteries. Nothing much seems to happen in them-lol.
I saw a whole display of Mariah Stewart's different titles at a Barnes and Noble when we were visiting Boston. I've tried the Half Price Book store for used ones tho and couldn't find one. The library had a couple of them. For someone who's written so many, the used ones are hard to find.
I am not currently reading anything. It has been a few years since I last read a book which is crazy since I love reading. I am right now trying to get every books of Jim Benton and I will read these first then others.
I just finished The Hate U Give which was quite powerful. I'm leading teen and tween writing groups on Outschool so I want to become more familiar with what they are reading. Next up is going to be Keeper of the Lost Cities.
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