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Subject: I am Loving this series!
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 7:11 PM ET
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I have to admit I have acomplished nothing today because I have been wrapped up in reading the 2nd Stephanie Bond book, 2 bodies for the price of 1.  If anyone has any other series to recommend that is like this one - please do!!  I have read the Stephanie Plum books and Sofie Metropolis (which is one of my faves too) 

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Date Posted: 9/19/2009 7:20 PM ET
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I love that series too!  I just finished #3 last week and have the rest on my TBR.  I just finised the Sofie Metropolis books yesterday.  Stephanie still has to be read as soon as...

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 9:39 PM ET
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Katie Collins - Flower Shop series; Lori Avacato-Pauline Sokol Mystery (however she lost her publisher and it stops after the 6th book); Cynthia Baxter - Reigning Cats and Dogs Mystery (not as funny--but fun read); Kyra Davis - A Sophie Katz Novel (found in general fiction); then there are some that aren't series Jennifer Cruise and Bob Mayer -- Agnes and the Hitman and Down Look Down...third book hopefully will be released in 2010.  They are all a little different but have a similar formula.   I also  found funny Lisa Lutz - Spellman Files - but doesn't have a similar formula, but I found very funny.



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Date Posted: 9/19/2009 10:01 PM ET
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Yup, I love the Lisa Lutz series, too!  Hilarious!  And the Jennifer Cuise and Bob Mayer, they make a great match when it comes to writing.

Date Posted: 9/23/2009 9:43 AM ET
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Thanks for the heads up on the Stephanie Bond series. I am not familiar with it.

Date Posted: 9/23/2009 11:12 AM ET
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Just ordered the 1st Stephanie Bond book. Am currently reading Sophie Metropolis. All because of suggestions on this board. So far I have loved all the suggestions. Don't forget the Bubbles series by Sarah Strohmeyer.
Date Posted: 9/23/2009 12:35 PM ET
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I have read so many good reccomendations from this thread.  I am going to have to check out the Bubbles series and I have heard the Lisa Lutz books are good too. 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 9/23/2009 5:36 PM ET
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Jeez, I didn't read your whole message.  Jubead listed all the ones I'd recommend.  Also definately the Bubbles series by Sarah Strohmeyer.

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 10:41 AM ET
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Thanks for all of the great suggestions!  I hadnt read any of the Stephanie Bond series..

Have you tried any books by Miranda Bliss? The first one in her series is called Cooking up Murder ( Cooking Class, bk 1)

Ive read one in this series, and I think its written very cute~ I love the characters!

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 11:58 AM ET
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You may want to try Lucy Lawrence's first book in a new decoupage series called "Stuck on Murder". Lucy Lawrence puts humor into her stories and her quirky characters are laugh outloud funny. I couldn't figure out  who the murderer was until it was revealed on the last few pages. I'm looking forward to her next book, 'Cut to the Corpse' which comes out in April.

Date Posted: 10/16/2009 10:31 AM ET
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You guys are "awful," at least for my budget!! So many series. I've got 23 books on the way from PBS, and an order of 20 from an online bookseller! Without you all, Avocato, Causey, Carrington, Bush, Viets, Strohmeyer, Ferris, et al., wouldn't be coming my way!

Another pretty funny series is the Tamar Myers "Pennsylvania Dutch" series. Magdalena is a self deprecating (ugly) and unlikely heroine. Some of the humor may go over my head not being Amish or Mennonite, but there's more than enough left over to make me laugh out loud, and the recipes are killler too!

There's a good sense of humor in the Tapply "Brady Coyne" mysteries , as well as the "Sister Mary Helen" series by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie and the "Stanley Hastings" series by Parnell Hall..

Date Posted: 10/26/2009 2:06 PM ET
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Miranda Bliss' series is quite good!  I've read them all.

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 9:55 AM ET
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I have 2 Bodies for the Price of 1 in my TBR pile (but haven't read the first one). Glad to hear it's good.

I read Charmed and Dangerous a/k/a Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very) Bad Day yesterday. Af first, I had a hard time getting into it, but as I progressed,  couldn't put it down and finished it.