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Subject: Highlight a favorite character out of a book on your shelf
Date Posted: 4/29/2008 9:30 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/29/2008 9:35 AM ET
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Deadly Gamble by Linda Lael Miller introduces us to Mojo Sheepshanks. After her parents were murdered, she was kidnapped by her babysitter and moved around. Now, she lives above a biker bar, is falling for an undercover cop, and sees dead people.  I found this book to be fast paced, interesting, and comical. I've already ordered the next one.

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 9:37 AM ET
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I have three of the Prey books by John Sandford.  It's one of the few series I am collecting so I get multiples to choose the best copy.  I will hopefully be adding Certain Prey and Sudden Prey soon.  The ones I have are in good shape, but lots of spine creasing.

It is after the third murder that Lucas Davenport is called in. It is the opinion of his colleagues that everything about the lieutenant is a little different, and they are right – in the computer games he invents and sells, in the Porsche he drives to work, in the quality of the women he attracts, in his single-minded pursuit of justice. The only member of the department's Office of Special Intelligence, Davenport prefers to work alone, parallel with Homicide, and there is something about this serial killer that he quickly understands..... (from the back of Rules of Prey - the first in the series)

Currently I have Shadow Prey, Broken Prey, Hidden Prey, and Easy Prey in paperback and Hidden Prey in a like new hardback (I ordered it in a BOB swap on accident - don't do hardbacks)

I also have an unpostable Winter Prey (water) free with any order

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Date Posted: 4/29/2008 10:04 AM ET
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Fred ( Fredrika) the Mermaid/Human in Swimming Without a Net.A humorous Paranormal Romance by Mary Janice Davidson:) This is the second book in the series.

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 10:33 AM ET
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I like Jo from Little Women.

Date Posted: 5/3/2008 1:24 AM ET
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Eve Duncan. She is in quite a few books by Iris Johansen.

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 6:43 PM ET
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Private detective Kinsey Millhone in Sue Grafton's alphabet series. When I first started reading this series in high school, it made me want to be a private detective. :) I've got several books from the series on my bookshelf.

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Date Posted: 5/13/2008 10:15 AM ET
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Harry Bosch from Michael Connely and Stephanie Plum : )

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 7:20 PM ET
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Jesse Stone is a semi-alcoholic sheriff of a small town, still in love with his ex-wife, and blessed with the taut words written by Robert B. Parker in Death in Paradise.   Seeing Tom Selleck play this title role in several made-for-tv movies makes me always envision him when I read the Jesse Stone books...not a bad way to picture a character!  Love the dialogue created by Parker as well as his story lines.

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 9:30 PM ET
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Definitely Eve Dallas, however in real life I am more like Stephanie Plum.

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 10:02 PM ET
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Tami from Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald.  She is an Iranian sent to the US by her parents to stay with her older sister.  She has 3 months to find a husband so she can get US citizenship.  The book is more about her trying to adapt to America and the strange ways we do things.  She goes through some painful, embarrasing situations that more Americans see as every day stuff.  You just have to root for Tami as she struggles through it all.