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Subject: Looking for Some Good Series
Date Posted: 6/20/2010 8:59 AM ET
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I'm finishing the Sookie Stackhouse Series which I loved. I've also read the Mitford Series 3X!   I'm searching for another series to read.  I like a variety of subjects, nothing sleazy. Mysteries are my favorites. Any suggestions?  Feel free to PM me!

 

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 6:46 PM ET
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Two of my favorites:

Deborah Knott by Margaret Maron, first book Bootlegger's Daughter

Sarah Booth Delaney by Carolyn Haines, first book Them Bones

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 7:23 PM ET
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If you liked the Mitford series, I think you would like the "Lumby" series written by Gail Fraser.  I've read the first two and want to move there.  :0)

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 8:23 PM ET
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Donna, have you read Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts series? These are not mysteries, but they are very popular.

http://www.elmcreek.net/

If you want mysteries set in South Carolina, try Carolyn G. Hart's Death on Demand series or Kathryn R. Wall's Bay Tanner series.

This is a wonderful website to help you select your next mystery series:

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/

 

 

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 8:02 AM ET
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Try the Southern Sisters mysteries by Anne George.  There are 8 of them, I think.  Set in Birmingham, Alabama, two sisters, one much divorced and the other long married, get into all sorts of trouble.

And if you liked the Mitford books, you might like the MacLaren Yarbrough series by Patricia Sprinkle. Another small town series with strong characters and sense of place. 

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 9:43 AM ET
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J A Konrath's Jack Daniels mysteries are the bomb for me. Now some people don't like his humor, but I find him too funny. Jack is a female cop with a huge chip on her shoulder, a bad attitude and a killer pair of Pradas. What more could you ask for? :-)

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Subject: Jack Daniels Mysteries
Date Posted: 6/22/2010 1:59 PM ET
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Ditto on the Jack Daniels mysteries. I read one for a challenge and liked them so much more than I expected. From the library, I borrow the audio books.  The JA Konrath books are "audio only" for me. People probably think I am crazy because I laugh out loud when reading these.

Mary

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 2:44 PM ET
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Maeve Binchy has several (many) books about Ireland. They are not short ones, but oh, how you get to really know the characters in these books!! Makes you feel as if you actually live there and know them all. She is a delightful storyteller.

Another series (mysteries) about Ireland are the Dicey Deere books.

J A Konrath's books are really good but IMO, not for the fainthearted - they can be a bit graphic.

You've had some really good suggestions on this thread - hope you find something that you like!!

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 7:55 PM ET
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I haven't read these but I have seen it suggested that if you like the Mitford books you may like the Miss Julia series by Ann B Ross.