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Subject: CODY McFADYEN - WOW!!!!
Date Posted: 10/30/2009 7:39 PM ET
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I just started reading "Abandoned", the fourth Smokey Barrett mystery by Cody McFadyen. Just when I start to forget about the characters, there is a new book that brings them all back in living color. I love this author and this series. I think this may be my current favorite author. The only problem is when I finish one it is a long wait until the next one comes out.

Does anyone else like this author/series?

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/author/Cody+McFadyen

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 7:52 PM ET
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I haven't read any of his books,  but they do look interesting,  I'll have to try one of his books and see how I like it.

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 10:48 PM ET
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WWWAAAA!!!!!  My sister and I both love him!  But, I'm ticked off!  My book clubs have always carried his books and I always pre-order them.  But they don't have this one for some reason and I really don't want to spend $16 plus.  Dang it! 

Something I'll never forget: book 2.....that...poor... dog.....nightmares....'nuff said.

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 1:54 AM ET
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Oh my, I had forgotten that. Maybe I can forget it again!!!!

Carol, you might try Walmart.com - I just pre-ordered a hard covered book for $8.98 - that includes shipping!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 9:50 AM ET
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I just love him,  I can't wait to read the next book .  The dog part very creepy.  I'm number 2  on the wish list  so I will get it  soon.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 1:24 PM ET
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I too just found Cody McFadyen's books.  I finished the 2nd one last night and am getting ready to start #3 today.  I didn't know about Abandoned, I'll have to look for it and add to my wish list.  Have you tried J.T. Ellison?  Her books are really good too, the same characters in her books.  Check her out!

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 8:18 PM ET
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Hmm...I've not read any of these.

 

Yet.

:)

Date Posted: 11/7/2009 1:47 PM ET
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 I have had book 1 on my reminder list for awhile.  Well, I just hit the button thanks to this post. ;)

I am going on a trip, so I needed something to read, right? 

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 1:16 AM ET
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Lynn,

J.T. Ellison is my next favorite author. I can hardly wait until her next one in 2010. Why do we have to wait so darn long?????

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 7:09 PM ET
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I just finished the first one, Shadow Man.  Sometimes I would just stop and flip to the back, look at the author picture and say "You are one sick bastard!"

Can't wait to read the rest!

J
Date Posted: 11/24/2009 5:24 PM ET
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His books are awesome. I'm in line (pretty close to #1) for Abandoned and can't wait to read it. After I read the first book in the series, I was blown away. I emailed him and he sent me back such a nice, long, personal email. He was very friendly and so down-to-earth. That made me like his books even more.

Date Posted: 11/26/2009 4:41 PM ET
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I am about to finish The Darker Side (paperback, ISBN 978-0-349-96225-1, like new condition), 27 wishers.  I would like to send this to someone who other another book from my shelf to save postage.



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Date Posted: 11/26/2009 11:14 PM ET
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   I just finished Abandoned, it's a great book.   I have enjoyed all four of the series, I hope he can write the next one really fast.  Smokey Barrett is a kick ass character, I so want her to be happy. 

Date Posted: 12/20/2009 1:56 PM ET
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Just about to finish "Shadow Man".   I have needed a new author to help pick me up out of my reading slump and this one did it.  Its intense which I like but, the characters are interesting and likeable.   No fluff, right to the point writing.  No having to wait for something good to happen.  It just happens.

I just put the 2nd book on my wish list.

Date Posted: 12/20/2009 6:27 PM ET
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Don't you hate it when you find a new author and then have to wait for new books to come out?  I keep telling myself to wait a few years and then read a whole series, but I always cave.

This author and his books sound a little violent for my tastes.  That's why I generally stick to female mystery writers.  I find that they are a lot less graphically violent than male mystery writers.  I find when I read a violent book, I skip the violence which is stupid because then you end up in skipping a lot of the book.

Date Posted: 12/21/2009 8:15 PM ET
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Shadow Man has to be one of the most intense books I've ever read. Wow! says it just right. Looking forward to reading the rest in this series.

Date Posted: 12/21/2009 10:40 PM ET
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Hurry up and read the 2nd in the series!!!  And then let me know if  the ------- -------  -------scene  really freaked you out!  (no spoilers)

Date Posted: 12/22/2009 11:51 AM ET
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I'm a big fan of his.  Another reason I love this site - I "discovered" him from PBS.  I've read all of his books and eagerly await the next!!

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Date Posted: 12/23/2009 12:40 AM ET
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Okay okay y'all talked me into another new author and series. I just picked Shadow Man up at the library.

Date Posted: 12/23/2009 10:59 AM ET
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Thanks to Sharon, I ordered the first one - still waiting for it!

Ellie, I live in Richardson - I'll bet we're really close to each other :)

Date Posted: 12/23/2009 11:35 AM ET
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Thanks, Debi for the info. I just ordered Shadow Man on here. I sure hope it's as good as you all say! It's always great to find out about authors that other people really enjoy.

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Date Posted: 12/23/2009 11:12 PM ET
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Ellie, I live in Richardson - I'll bet we're really close to each other :)

I was just there shopping at Target. It's such a small world, isn't it?

Date Posted: 12/27/2009 10:54 AM ET
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Carol,

I have 7 weeks to wait to get the second book!  Now you have me curious.  :)  I may have to pick it up sooner

Date Posted: 12/27/2009 11:41 AM ET
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7 weeks?!  You don't get nightmares easily, do you? Coz, I'm going to feel bad now if all y'all are traumatized!   I went ahead and pre-ordered the paperback of Abandoned, so I have about 7 weeks to wait for that to come in Feb.  I think I can find books to read until then, it's just a sickness.....

Date Posted: 12/27/2009 6:52 PM ET
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Thanks for that, Carol! I was thinking with so many pluses, it might be a good one to check out (and I thought I'd read that later books were less violent, but perhaps that was someone else)...but I'd rather not be traumatized...and this one sounds a bit too graphic for me at present. :-)

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