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Topic: Should I Flip A Coin or What?

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Subject: Should I Flip A Coin or What?
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 9:10 AM ET
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I want to start a Historical Mystery series and its decision time.

I'm Lucky I have the complete series of these authors on the Kindle, so I can rip through them once I get started; but where to start....that's the question my learned friends.

Jeri Westerson-Crispin Guest series

Sarah D'Almeida-Musketeer series

Maureen Ash-Templar Knight series

Rosemary Sutcliff-Roman Britain series


Date Posted: 3/20/2012 9:25 AM ET
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You don't make it easy do you Robcheeky

I vote for Jeri Westerson she did a Q and A with us last fall I love her books and I love her as a person. http://www.paperbackswap.com/Veil-Lies-Questions-Jeri-Westerson/topic/239431/

Date Posted: 3/20/2012 9:36 AM ET
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You don't make it any easier either by clueing me in about the JW Q&A!  Very interesting and engaging personality.


Date Posted: 3/20/2012 9:53 AM ET
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i'd vote for Jeri Westerson and Maureen Ash i have both sets also and enjoyed  them but Jeri Westerson is a more exciting i think

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 10:08 AM ET
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They all sound interesting and I havent read any of them yet myself. Though I would lean more towards the Musketeer series since I have never read anything about them.

Date Posted: 3/20/2012 11:17 AM ET
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If you're in the mood for historical mystery, Sutcliff is not. She's pure historical ficftion, no sub-genre. I fell in love with her reading that series and I've acquired about 27/28 of her 50+ books in the past 14 months. Love her so much I actually bought my Nook a few months sooner because two of her other books are available as e-books, and unattainable otherwise. She is that good. But she's not mystery.