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Geri (geejay) -
Subject: Bang! It's July what are we reading this month?
Date Posted: 7/1/2015 1:20 AM ET
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I'm reading Midnight Riot / Ben Aaronovich and Murder at Jade Cove on Kindle.  My bed book is Death is Disposable / Evan Marshall.

Enjoying them all.  Midnight Riot is a Brit police procedure that includes a special branch.  The one that fights ghosts, goblins and vampires with a wizard and his apprentice.  Murder at Jade Cove is the second in the Cedar Cove series.  Death is Disposable - is a cozy and the MC is a female supervisor for the NY Sanitation Department.  She befriends a homeless man and then must investigate his murder since the police have more or less written it off.

Date Posted: 7/1/2015 7:35 AM ET
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Greetings from the hot and very dry Washington State. Hope everyone is staying cool!

Reading Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben( Myron Bolitar #7). This book as been slow for me hopefully it will pick up soon.

 

Date Posted: 7/1/2015 8:06 AM ET
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Hi Tammy --- We are pretty hot in Delaware, but anything but dry!!!  Need to send you some of our rain.  Had another day of off and on downpours yesterday!!!

I am reading a book on Kindle just now.  It is "Bilbury Grange" by Vernon Coleman.  It is a series of a "young country doctor" set in England in the 1970s.  They are easy to read, not mysteries, just a simple bit of history with some quirky characters I suppose.  Thus far, the two I have read, this one and the first, have been free with Kindle Unlimited.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/1/2015 10:27 AM ET
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For a much rain as we've had I've shut off my sprinkler system.  I'd b more than happy to share since we have some flooding in the area.  Thankfully nothing major so far but inconvenient.  Playgrounds flooded as well as streets.

Date Posted: 7/1/2015 10:46 AM ET
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Downpours desperately needed here.  Yesterday was 110 and 15% humidity!  Fire just 20 mi. away and good friend with parapalegic son had to evacuate.  Week before my daughter was on standby evacuation because of a fire less than a mile away--and they have sheep and rabbits.  Luckily for both all came out okay, but the fire near my daughter burned eight residences.  The fires are starting way too early!  

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/1/2015 11:13 AM ET
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Una, it's currently 66 with 83% humidity and a prediction of sun!  We've had rain every day since Saturday.  Not heavy, not all day just gloomy days and sprinkles, showers plain ol' rain.  The weather people get creative describing the wet stuff.  I'm glad it has been since in our area people can have firecrackers and I'm always afraid of fire.  One year my lawn got slightly burned.  

Glad to hear your daughter safe with the fires that close!  

Date Posted: 7/1/2015 2:18 PM ET
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Read Dead End/Shirley Wells...7th in her Dylan Scott series.  MC is a PI in London and other areas.  Only one more (which I have) to get current with the series and then can cross that one off my list.  Of course, my vow not to start any new series until I had caught up with the ones I've already started didn't work out too well, but it never does!

HOT in Denver!!  For awhile we were getting rain every afternoon which cooled it off nicely, but for the past few days no rain, just 90s.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/1/2015 3:11 PM ET
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I have a new thread about the 2016 Mystery Challenge

http://www.paperbackswap.com/2016-Mystery-Challenge/topic/303427/

Does any one want one?

Date Posted: 7/2/2015 4:11 AM ET
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Finished reading Chasing the Devil's Tail by David Fulmer. It's 1907 in the Storyville District of New Orleans. Jazz is brand new; Buddy Bolden has a band, and Jelly Ross Morton plays piano in a brothel. Protitution is legal in the District, but then prostitutes start being murdered, with black roses left alongside their lifeless bodies. Valentin St Cyr, former copper and now employed by Tom Anderson, the King of Storyville, is asked to investigate. This is the first in a series. I had read the second, Jass, several months ago. The mysteries are good, and there's a wealth of accurate detail about the District that kept me fascinated. I'm looking forward to receiving the third in the series.

In Phoenix it's hot and dry. We had enough rain the other day to just mess up my windshield, and then a night of wind and dry lightning to terrorize my little chihuahua Tina.



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Date Posted: 7/2/2015 8:17 AM ET
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Hi All --- for anyone interested in the above book, "Devil's Tail", it is available on Kindle Unlimited, at least right this minute.  Kindle Unlimited is my little $10/month addiction!!!



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Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/2/2015 2:18 PM ET
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Mary, I too thought that was a terrific book!

Becky, that's OUR addiction. devil

Date Posted: 7/2/2015 10:21 PM ET
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 Today was gorgeous in Maine!  Low humidity, temps in the low to mid 70's.  :)

Still working on Fleur-de-Lies by Maddy Hunter.  2/3 of the way through and I feel like I'm reading one of her early cozies.  A great mystery and little to no references to elderly plumbing issues, etc.  The seniors she takes on this trip are, as usual, a riot and you will not believe  how 'dumb' a person can be - you'll know her when you see her! 

Tomorrow is my DS 24th birthday.  It seems like just yesterday they were putting this little 9 day old baby in my arms at the adoption agency.

Wish you all a very happy and special July 4th!

 

 

Date Posted: 7/2/2015 11:51 PM ET
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Read Death in Brittany/Jean-Luc Bannalec.  This is a translation and was published in 2012 in Germany.  For some reason (possibly just me!!), I slogged through this book.  Actually, at about 100 pages, was going to just forget it.  But, put it aside and then picked it up again and finished it.  MC is Commissaire Dupin who is dealing with one, possibly two, murders, all connected to an unknown painting by Gaugin.  It just moved very slowly for me.  MC  spent most of his  time thinking about it and wandering around the countryside while he's thinking! (Using his "little grey cells", I guess!)  The characters were all rather one-dimensional...I never really felt like I had any clue about them.   It did get a bit better as it went along, but can't really see why it was an international bestseller.



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Date Posted: 7/3/2015 8:07 AM ET
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Joy, Glad  you're enjoying Fleur de Lies. I finally decided to give up on that series. I forced myself to finish that one and was very disappointed in it. I felt that last two books were nowhere near the caliber of the original books.

I just finished  Thieftaker by D. B. Jackson and couldn't put the historical mystery down. My library had it in Kindle but doesn't have the rest yet. I'll have to search them out in paperback.

Date Posted: 7/3/2015 8:35 AM ET
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Mary - I love the Thieftaker series by Jackson. You will really enjoy the upcoming books when you read them, I'm sure!

I just finished the most recent in J A Kerley's Carson Ryder series titled The Apostle. The mysteries are so intricately woven and so good. To think that they weren't initially selling in the USA and so he went with a British publisher!

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/3/2015 4:28 PM ET
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I'm reading The Mask of Atreus / A J Hartley.  This has wonderful reviews on Amazon and I wonder if all those reviewers are friends of the author!  There are 100 reviews and I can only see one that gives it 2 stars and if I weren't reading this for a challenge and swap it would be posted.  The MC is the female curator of a small museum in Atlanta, GA.  The owner has been murdered, something has been stolen from a secret room.  MC is under suspicion of murder yet grabs her passport, goes to the airport and gets on a plane to Greece with no luggage.  In this day and age?  She's using her credit card right, left and sideways while in Greece.  No problem the police here haven't contacted the police in Greece to pick her up but by golly there's someone stalking her to kill her.  Almost finished.  Actually, I may be dreaming it up but I see more than of a trace of bigotry running through the story when the action is in Georgia.  MC, northerner, Jewish and a black woman portraying a maid.  Men with smirks, snide remarks that type of thing. 

Date Posted: 7/3/2015 6:10 PM ET
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Geri...I read that one awhile back and never went any further with the series!

Guess I was bored because I just got crazy and ordered a whole bunch of books.  Trying to get some lighter mysteries/fiction to fill in between the heavier stuff.  Oh well, the TBR was getting a bit low!

Date Posted: 7/3/2015 10:07 PM ET
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I read The Dead of Winter by Patricia Hall.  It was meh.  I hope the next one is better since I own several more of them. Then I read a non-mystery, One Plus One by Jojo Moyes.  Just a fantastic read for me. A desperate mother with two wonderful but very different children who would always attract the cruel and the thugs at the horrible school where they were forced to go by their economic circunstances.  The story of the little girl's Big Chance (she's a mathematical genius).  Now I am starting Silvermeadow by Barry Maitland. 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/3/2015 10:49 PM ET
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Marla, I sure wouldn't pick up another book in that series! 

Now to get a bed book, some nice little cozy that I received this week.  cheeky

On Kindle reading These Haunts are Made for Walking / Rose Pressey.  A bit of fun but sure did need a better editor.  I'm overlooking it for the moment but...

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Date Posted: 7/4/2015 8:38 AM ET
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I am reading For Lisa N's challenge of reading an older book Murder in a Mill Town (Gilded Age, Bk 2) :: P. B. Ryan

Love this series and it has been a while since I read book one. It is set in 1868 Boston. Love the old history of the city and characters are well written and likeable.

Date Posted: 7/4/2015 9:22 AM ET
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Alice --- I, too, loved the P.B. Ryan books.  It was sad for me when the series came to an end.

Hope everyone has a happy 4th of July!!!!!

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/4/2015 2:34 PM ET
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Happy 4th of July to ALL!!!

Well I began to read Fall Into Death / Emily Toll.  This is the third of this series.  It's been a while since I read the first two and it's such a comfy series, I just fell right back into it.  MC owns a tour/travel agency in California and she's in New Hampshire to check out places for a tour the following year and visit her mother and aunt at the same time..

These Haunts Are Made For Walking / Rose Pressey on Kindle the first in the series. 

Now reading Wicked Charms / Janet Evanovich as my chair book.  This is the latest Lizzy and Diesel book.



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Date Posted: 7/4/2015 7:04 PM ET
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Reading mostly fantasy/general fiction at the moment, but I have just downloaded a historical mystery for the Kindle from the library...Come the Fear by Chris Nickson, #4 in the Richard Nottingham series. Will start that at bedtime.

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

CHERYL

Date Posted: 7/5/2015 1:19 PM ET
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We (dogs & I) had a quiet 4th of July.  That is until all the very loud fireworks started after dark.  Two dogs bark at every boom, run to the door thinking someone is breaking in.  The other sits and shivers.

I started and finished a book yesterday --- "The Lazarus Curse" by Tessa Harris, a Thomas Silkstone installment.  I felt it was a good one and ended at a very crucial moment.  Now I am trying to convince myself I either need to buy the book or have it on Kindle --- both about the same price $9.99.  I should check to see if it is a "return for credit" book.

Cheryl, I have read all of those Nottingham books except the most recent.  It is on my wishlist, but has not moved ever!!  I read all the earlier ones on Kindle, either free or for very little money.  This newest one is not on Kindle either!!!

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/5/2015 1:43 PM ET
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Becky - I think you can return any book within seven days but you can't lend all of them - this was from last month

Return Kindle eBooks

You may be able to return books you bought from the Kindle Store for a refund if we receive your request within seven days of the date of purchase.

in Amazon Device Support › Managing Your Fire & Kindle, Kindle Content, and Account › 

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