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Subject: Joe Hilley
Date Posted: 4/2/2009 5:24 PM ET
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He has a series out, Mike Connolly, anyone familiar with this author?  If so, is it a pretty good series? Thanks in advance......

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 4/20/2009 6:23 PM ET
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You know you are a brat!  To mention the author and then not have him on your shelf.  So I went looking for book one and it ain't here!  I found it on Amazon.  Maybe I'll wish it and see what I shall see.

I got my second WL book since they started the new list and one of them is down to 11 weeks from 19, lol.

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 7:28 PM ET
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LOL Geri - what can I say, it's true!  Altho, I asked the question because I haven't read anything of his.  But do put him on your WL, I just got the 1st two in the series from my WL granted, so someone is out there reading him!

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 8:59 PM ET
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Carol, so these books are considered Christian fiction even though they are "legal thrillers?" I read that author  Hilley is also an attorney with an M.Div. degree.

Date Posted: 4/21/2009 7:13 AM ET
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I'd never heard of this guy either, so I googled him since he wasn't listed on SYKM. From looking at his website I'm guessing these are indeed Christian themed books--they're published by Zondervan which is a Christain publishing house.

Cheryl

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 4/21/2009 5:49 PM ET
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Well PBS was being fussy.  I managed to find the book on Amazon.  I got it's ISBN and did an advanced search.  Try looking for Joseph Hilley and up pops Order This Book!

So, a new saga begins.  Carol and I will keep you posted Cheryl.

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 7:33 AM ET
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Well, if they truly are "Christian fiction" I won't be too interested, to be honest. But I hope you enjoy them!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 8:05 PM ET
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OK, so I read the 1st two: Sober Justice and Double Take.  I really liked them both, I haven't ever read a book that is listed in the Christian mystery genre, so I'm not sure if this is typical of them.  If it weren't for the "Personal Reflection" or "Group Discussion" pages at the back of the books, I wouldn't have known that is wasn't a regular mystery.  The guy goes to church a couple of times and there is a "Dean Koontz-esque" (sp) ending to both of the books, but nothing preachy or anything like that.  I liked the books enough that I will be keeping the other 3 in the series on my wishlist.  I am getting ready to post the 2 that I just read, but if someone here wants them 1st,  let me know.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 3:51 PM ET
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I have read all five of his books.  First picked them up off Ebay in a bundle with other books.  He actually lives in the next county over from me and writes about areas that I am familiar with.  I really enjoyed all of his books except for the last one in the series, which is called The Deposition.  The style in which he wrote that one is a little different.  It isn't bad, just didn't like it as well.

They are Christian fiction but they don't have a strong religious theme running through them.  Every one that I picked up (except Deposition) I could hardly put down, stayed up till midnight reading them and I haven't done that for an extremely long time.  I think that you will enjoy them if you give them a chance, if you like murder/mystery stories.

As a side note, he was working with Sarah Palin last year to write her biography which I believe has been released.

 

 



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