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Date Posted: 8/8/2008 3:27 PM ET
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I have been methodically going thru the list of authors on Crime Thru Time's website looking for things my husband might like...and my wish list is growing as a result!

He likes  historical mysteries...WWII back through ancient history.  I ran across an author John Lawton which looked like something he might like, but not sure.  Has anyone read them and what did you think?  If positive, should I get Bluffing Mr. Churchill, which is listed as the "prequel" (however you spell it!), or just start with the first book?  These are available on PBS.

Also, Rosemary Rowe...he would like the time period, but are these Roman Britian "cozies".  The number of pages made me think they might be a bit "fluffy" for him.  

Any feedback appreciated.  This site is great...can't belive it took me so long to discover it.  Only down side, I have spent the past weekend and week nights digging through boxes of books to find more things to post and haven't read anything!  I'm currentlly reading Judgement of the Grave by Sarah Stewart Taylor. 

Thanks for any help.



Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 8/8/2008 9:17 PM ET
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I'm not familiar with those authors, though the British Roman cozies sound good! Just wanted to welcome you to PBS, and trust me, we've all spent that first week digging through books, bugging friends and relatives for books, and not having any time to read for all the time we spent on the site! LOL


Date Posted: 8/9/2008 7:53 AM ET
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Another welcome - I feel your wishlist pain, that's for sure (-:

Haven't read those authors - has he read Erik Larson - Devil in the White City and Thunderstruck?


Date Posted: 8/10/2008 12:19 AM ET
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How about Jack Higgins - quite a bit on WWII lots of books in resale shops.  Good reads. He is a british author.,

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 4:32 AM ET
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Dunno about those but if he is intrested in Fuedal Japan the Sano Ichiro series by Larah Joh Rowland might be something he would like. Its a detective series set in Feudal Japan.

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 8:52 AM ET
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If your husband enjoys pre-WWII historical mysteries, I highly recommend the Inspector Rutledge series by Charles Todd. They take place in England just after WWI. I've read the first three and I'm about to start the fourth one. Good stuff!
Date Posted: 8/11/2008 10:18 AM ET
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Thanks for all the great suggestions!!!!  He has read Charles Todd and have some of those on my WL for him.   The Feudal Japan series sounds like something he would like, and will check out the Eric Lawson. 

We have so little space and so many books!!  He will not let go of any book that he has read, so we have books piled on every available surface, plus 8 book cases, plus paperback racks on the back of every door, plus 65-70 boxes of books that have been packed since we moved 13 years ago!!!!  I am determined to get through the boxes and get rid of any that I consider "my" books and that I don't want to re-read...either through PBS or Goodwill!!!!

Just posted 35-40 mysteries...most published in the 80s, most all cozies if anyone is interested.

Thanks again for all the help!



Date Posted: 8/11/2008 1:31 PM ET
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Show him what he can get with the credits you earn with the books. That usually brings the book hoarders around.