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Subject: Has anyone read these...
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 2:15 PM ET
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Authors? If so would you recommend them?

Thanks in advance=)

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 2:34 PM ET
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I perosnally didn't like Patricia Finney's books as I found them way too far fetched to be believeable, even in the expanded realm of fiction.

I also didn't like the Karen Harper books I've read, as she tends to overuse similar prose again and again and it just doesn't keep me interested.

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Date Posted: 2/24/2008 3:07 PM ET
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I'm not a fan of historical mysteries overall, although there are a few good ones.

Just in case you don't know, Fiona Buckley is a pseudonym for Valerie Anand. Michael Clynes is a pseudonym for Paul Doherty, who also used P.C. Doherty, Paul Harding, C. L. Grace, Ann Dukthas and Anna Apostolou. He now writes exclusively under his real name.


Date Posted: 2/25/2008 10:38 AM ET
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I have been enjoying Kathy Lynn Emerson's series. You can read more about it on my blog: http://scalingmounttbr.blogspot.com/2007/12/kathy-lynn-emersons-face-down.html

I only read the first two books in Karen Harper's series before giving up. I did not like how she portrayed Elizabeth, and I thought her plots were far-fetched.

"P.F. Chisholm" is a pseudonym for Patricia Finney. The Chisholm books are supposed to be good, but I have not read them.

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 1:04 PM ET
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I'm not a huge fan of Historical Mysteries either (although I do like the Brother Cadafel ones), but I know I bought an Ursula Blanchard one at a garage sale for fifty cents and swapped it out quickly. It has since been sent on, so apparently it was well liked.