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Subject: Looking for Mysteries
Date Posted: 11/20/2009 9:04 AM ET
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Looking for mysteries (and other stuff)

This post is primarily reference for the mystery swap players.


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Subject: Kay
Date Posted: 11/20/2009 9:05 AM ET
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Helpful links to find books:

If you need help with debut author, THIS is a great list of 2013 books (source).  It should be updated as the year goes on when they find out about new stuff.  Here are 2012 debuts too.

 Elizabeth:here are my links for favorite free eBook places:

Mystery box recommendations I want to remember:

Linda: I love the SPQR series and the Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davis.  SPQR is set around the time of Julius Cesar and the Falco books are set about 70 years later in Vespasian's Rome.  Both are excellent!Â

ETA:  My brother is more knowledgeable on Roman history than I am and he's very satisfied with the accuracy of both authors.  We were just discussing the Roman naming practices the other night.  I gave him a book by Paul Doherty set in Rome for Christmas and even he had trouble keeping the characters strait.  I loaned him the most recent SPQR and he had it finished by the time I headed home.  Roberts and Davis are always the books he grabs first!

Jennifer: I just finished reading Burn by Linda Howard.  This is definitely on my keeper list - sorry.  It's been a while since I've read a book from her that I've enjoyed this much.  I loved the interaction of the main characters - I was cracking up while reading it so I highly recommend don't read this in public if you're worried about people looking at you funny!  Well unless you're used to it!  lol!!

June: I would add Catherine Coulter's FBI Series, Barbara Freethy, Mary Higgins Clark.  Then the political thrillers like Vince Flynn & Daniel Silva are great series.

    Did anyone read Wendy Roberts? I just finished Dead and Kicking for a swap which happened to be bk.2. I am now reading bk.1...lol.  If you like Victoria Laurie and Shirley Damsgaard, you'll love this one too.  A great change of pace. Deb, I'm sure you'll like her.

Thomas:  I also like PJ Tracy's Monkeewrench series. The Martha C. Lawrence psychic series is good with the paranormal stuff a little bit more lowkey. Val McDermid's Carol Jordan and Tony Hill series is also good.

Colleen: I really liked the series by Lisa Gardner - (Quincy & Rainee)Â forensic sculptor (now there's a career you don't hear of often).  I also really liked Fern Michaels' Revenge of the Sisterhood Series.  I am not sure I think of them as mysteries - nor do I think of them as thrillers; but they are listed on the Stop You're Killing Me website.

Debbie-  Thanks Cynthia!! I'm looking for any books by William Kent Krueger

Reacher: If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle was pretty good, especially for a cozy.  Enjoyed it.

For my money the BEST of the Reacher books are 1 to 7.  Then 8 is set earlier than boo1.  Books 9, 10, & 11 were just OK.  Book 12 was beyond annoying.  Book 13 was back in form and good and his new one, 61 Hours, is getting back to his earlier style.

 The Toni Magee Causey books with Bobbie faye are fun reads, especially the first one and her suggestion about Joan Hess.  her Murder in Maggody and Clair Malloy series should both suit mom.

Also, try, Agnes and the Hitman*, Getting Rid of Bradley*, and All Night Charlie by Jeffiner Crusie.  Jana DeLeon's Murder in Mudbug, Mischief in Mudbug, Rumble in the Bayou, and Unlucky.  I liked Leslie Langtry's off-beat (but not like Christopher Moore) Bombay Assassin series - 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy, Stand-by Your Hitman*, Guns Will Keep Us Together*, and I Shot You Babe.  If mom doesn't mind mild vamp books, the three Molly Harper books, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don't Live Forever, and Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men.  All are very light humorous reads.

Also, if she reads romance, try the 4 contemporary romance/sort-of-mystery Sam Jellicoe books by Suzanne Enoch (she normally writes Regency Romance with a laugh), Billionaires Prefer Blondes, Don't Look Down, A Touch of Minx, and Flirting With Danger.  All feature a lady cat burglar and are great fun reads with a touch of mystery to them to make the story.


* starred items are personal favorites

Robert Ludlum refused to do any continuing characters?  Then, after the extreme success of The Bourne Identity, fans and his publishers put so much pressure on him he gave in and and did 2 more Bourne books before his death.  Frederick Forsyth doesn't use ungoing characters.  Carl Hiaasen writes stand alones.  I have only a couple here and several are the ONLY book by the author.  Trevanian does mostly stand alones.  The late John case did mostly stand alones.

More and more, authors seem to be looking for 'frachaise characters' or if not characters, then a common central association or group, where old characters appear but are not always central to the story - like Suzanne Brockman's Trouble Shooters, Tara Janzen's Steele St books, Elizabeth Lowell's St Kilda series, or Roxanne St Claire's Bullet Catchers.  I think it builds reader loyality and better sales.  Heavens, even Gary Jennings went back and took up additional titles to expand his first - and most outstanding book, Aztec.


Oh just in case I have not said it here - the books by PJ.  Alderman - the Haunting series about Ghosts - Haunting Jordan and Ghost Ship are really good - wipped through them in a weekend - loved the mix she did with old history and current day information and tying them together.

Rachel: I love Mariah Stewart.  Similar to Alison Brennan and J A Jance.


Eileen B. I used to love Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood & Amanda Quick, but soon discovered more fun authors like Julia Quinn, Lorraine Heath & Lisa Kleypas.

 Beth L.Since coming to PBS, Jillian Hunter's "Boscastle" series has been a favorite...I really enjoyed those.  I did also like the MacLean Curse series by Karen Hawkins a lot, although The Laird Who Loved me was by far my fav. of that series.  Which is nice, really, when a series ends on a really good note!  Often it's getting stale by the last book.  Oh, and I can't go wrong w/ Suzanne Enoch!

Nita:  If anyone is into the spy thrillers from the 60s/70s, ..two books from the Matt Helm series by Donald Hamilton. I don't know of very many people who like reading these. :-) There are many series (some of them have 100+ books in the series) of secret agents, spies, etc. when the Vietnam War and then the Cold War was at its peak. Some have disappeared into the mists of time while some have adapted to the changing political landscape and are still going strong (Mack Bolan's Executioner series comes to mind). One of these days I will need to figure out which ones are missing and go after them before they disappear altogether.

Not mysteries

Dying to find these in dust covers

Shirley Flight:

  • 2. The Diamond Smugglers
  • 7. Congo Rescue
  • 10. In Spain
  • 11. Pacific Castaways
  • 12. Fjord Adventure
  • 13. Flying Jet

Vicki Barr:

  • 4. The Secret of Magnolia Manor
  • 6. Behind the White Veil
  • 7. The Mystery of Hartwood House
  • 9. The Mystery of the Vanishing Lady
  • 15. The Mystery of Flight 908
  • 16. The Brass Idol Mystery



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V is for Vengeance - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 22
Pandora's Daughter
Kindred in Death - In Death, Bk 29
Murder With Reservations - Dead-End Job, Bk 6
Native Tongue
Boy in the Suitcase - Nina Borg, Bk 1
Sinister Sprinkles - Donut Shop, Bk 3

Buried in a Book - Novel Idea, Bk 1


Murder on the House - Haunted Home Renovation, Bk 3





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Date Posted: 11/20/2009 9:21 AM ET
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My list of books that I am looking for can be found in my siggy! ;-)

Here is the link - http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=178403

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Subject: Lissette's
Date Posted: 11/20/2009 9:33 AM ET
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Hello there to my Mystery Buddies!

I now have enough Koontz books to keep me busy for a while, so I've deleted my WL from here. It's about time I look at other authors. I'll just be looking at whatever you add to the box.:P

Lissette >^..^<

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Subject: Colleen
Date Posted: 11/20/2009 6:36 PM ET
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all set for now

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Date Posted: 11/20/2009 6:39 PM ET
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Have a look at my shelf. I am doing a 3 for 1 right now.

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 6:41 PM ET
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 I may add more later......right now  just looking for the last of a series...a cozy at that...


Never Say Sty by Linda O. Johnston



Date Posted: 11/27/2009 2:12 PM ET
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Updated my list. Added Julia Spencer-Fleming's book #1

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Date Posted: 11/30/2009 12:29 PM ET
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Subject: Offering deals
Date Posted: 12/9/2009 3:00 PM ET
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Will do 2 for 1 or 4 for 2 deals.  If you see lots of mine you would like to have, just PM me and we'll see what we can do.  Will also do exchanges sans credits.  Just added 100plus books and have more to add in the next day or 2. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Date Posted: 12/13/2009 10:33 AM ET
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If looking for mysteries, I still have alot left, check my shelf, doing a 3 for 1 on pp, would consider 4 for 1, in

you see more.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year . Pm me if interested in anything. Jeanne

Date Posted: 12/13/2009 10:45 AM ET
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I will do a 2/1 on all books on my shelf :)  I know there must be some mysteries there!

Date Posted: 12/13/2009 12:44 PM ET
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I have these five for 2 credit, pm me.

The Brethren
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Paperback
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

New Beginnings
Author: Patti Ann Bengen
Book Type: Paperback
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

The Sinner (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, Bk 3)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Book Type: Paperback
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

The Surgeon (Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, Bk 1)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Book Type: Paperback
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Zapped (Regan Reilly, Bk 11)
Author: Carol Higgins Clark
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Date Posted: 12/13/2009 3:22 PM ET
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I have a couple of Agatha Christies and just posted a lot of Nancy Drew. If anyone's interested I am offering a deal as well, details in signature.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 12:15 PM ET
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Updated my Books I am Looking for page

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 1:21 PM ET
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I am looking for the following:


JANE ADAMS - anything except The Greenway, Bird and Fade To Gray

IAIN BANKS -  anything except The Wasp Factory

LISA APPIGNANESI - anything except Paris Requiem

ALEX BARCLAY - anything except Darkhouse and Blood Runs Cold

VENA CORK - anything except The Art of Dying

DAVID LAWRENCE - Down Into Darkness

JOHN MACKEN - Breaking Point, Control

CRAIG RUSSELL - anything except The Carnival Master


Stop ignoring member

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 6:59 PM ET
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I have a lot of mysteries on my shelf. Check them out, always doing 3 for 1 or 5 for 2 on paperbacks, 2 for 1 on hardbacks.

Some of the authors I have are:  Tom Clancy, John Grisham, Jack Higgins, Tami Hoag, Iris Johansen, Lisa Jackson, Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwell, Stephen Coots,  Nelson DeMille,  Ken Follett, Dick Francis,  Philip Friedman, Tess Gerritsen,  Jonathan Kellerman, Robert Ludlum, Richard Patterson, James Patterson, Lawrence Sanders, Lisa Scottoline, Sidney Sheldon, John Sanford, Scott Turow, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Clive Cussler, Heather Graham, Elizabeth George, Brian Haig, Tony Hillerman, Karen Kijewski, John J. Nance, Mariah Stewart......and MORE!!!  

I love a good mystery and I'm always adding more to my shelf as I get them read or find them at thrift stores, etc. Keep checking my shelf, there's new ones added every week.


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Subject: Mysteries
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 7:03 PM ET
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Hi, Kay, I have Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz; Exposed by Alex Kava; and Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell for 3/1.  If interested, order one from my bookshelf and i will send the other two as freebies.  Thanks, Jack

JACK C. (jconn92534)

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 1:19 PM ET
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Updated my list - added Williams Marshall and Robert Crais books I am looking for

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 8:56 PM ET
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2/1 on my bookshelf plus free unpostables. 

Mendy -
Date Posted: 1/8/2010 9:04 PM ET
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Subject: Looking for Ian Rankin books
Date Posted: 1/21/2010 10:13 AM ET
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Need the following: