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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Subject: Favorite all Time Mystery
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 8:04 AM ET
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Okay you are allowed to bring only one mystery with you to a deserted island, what is that all time favorite going to be?  I thought about this after finishing the comfy old shoe category. My favorite all time mystery is Aaron Elkins Old bones. Just an excellent mystery not easy to figure out. I have liked all his books so I would try to sneak all of them.

So lets hear about these favorites so we can all grow our wishlist somemore:)


Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 9:15 AM ET
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I usually dont like to reread mysteries and think I would go nuts if I could only have 1 book!!! lol. But if I had to choose, I would choose the Historian by Elizabeth Kostava. I have reread it three times and enjoy it even more with each read.

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 7:37 AM ET
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I think my all-time favorite is still Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None." I think I was about 10 the first time I read it, and I've re-read it several times since, the latest time being last year, and even though I knew whodunit, I still enjoyed it. I still remember that first time though, being totally thrilled and baffled. Loved the old B&W movie based on the book, too.


Date Posted: 5/19/2010 1:44 PM ET
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Probably An Instance of the Fingerpost by Pears -- intelligent murder mystery set in Restoration England told from four different perspectives -- I loved it!

Date Posted: 5/19/2010 3:51 PM ET
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I'd be in such a snit if I could only have one book.  One of the reasons I like reading mysteries is that for the most part, they get "solved" at the end.  However, if I could only recommend ONE mystery to someone I'd definitely recommend Mercy by David Lindsey.

Mary (mepom) -
Subject: One book
Date Posted: 5/21/2010 1:17 AM ET
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If I could only bring one book, it would not be a mystery. Sorry, but I do not like to re-read books, So, I would probably bring the largest Sudoku puzzle book and a PENCIL for changes,  OH and an eraser.

Alice, I will check out your fav. I have never read that one.

Good question and good thought provoker.