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Subject: Madeline Bean Culinary Mystery Series?
Date Posted: 6/27/2008 9:59 AM ET
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Someone passed along Sympathy For the Devil and Killer Wedding to me yesterday and I'm trying to decide if I'm actually interested in them and, if so, where they should go in the TBR stack. Thoughts anyone?

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 1:49 PM ET
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I've only read one "Dim Sum Dead" I thought it was okay, it was a very quick read for me. Not something I'd rush out to buy, but I wouldn't dump it at the bottom of the TBR pile either. Maybe in the middle, when you need a change of pace.

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 3:19 PM ET
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Thanks for the feedback.

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 3:20 PM ET
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I tried a couple and they really weren't for me.  I'd probably head for something like Agatha Raisin or Hamish MacBeth way before those.  I've read worse though.

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 5:03 PM ET
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I'm always on the lookout for new (to me) series. I see that those are set in England and Scotland respectively, settings which I  always seem to enjoy, so thanks for the suggestions!

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 7:12 PM ET
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If you don't mind some "ghosties," you might enjoy Deborah Grabien's ballad series, which are set in England.  They aren't really in the same vein but they are very English.  The first one is the The Weaver and the Factory Maid, but I didn't start with that one. 

Books with settings in England, Ireland or Scotland are generally a big plus for me too :)