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Kat (polbio) -
Subject: March BOM, taking suggestions
Date Posted: 2/10/2009 2:23 PM ET
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Well, I know we only just got started on February's Book group, but thought it would be good to get a head start on MArch.

In the Historical Fiction thread everyone gives a suggestion and then one person puts the suggestions in a hat and pulls out the pick. Any suggestions for a better strategy? If the girls in HF dont mind we could copy that method. :)

PLease post any books you would like to nominate.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 12:13 AM ET
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This was suggested last month.  It sounds like a good one.

Murder in the White House by Margaret Truman

Book Description: In a town where the weapon of choice is usually a well-aimed rumor, the strangling of Secretary of State Lansard Blaine in the Lincoln Bedroom is a gruesome first. White House counsel Ron Fairbanks is ordered to investigate. There are persistent rumors that the Secretary was an accomplished womanizer with ties to a glamorous call girl. There is also troubling evidence of unofficial connections with international wheeler-dealers.In death as in life, Blaine is a power to be reckoned with. For Fairbanks, who loves the President’s daughter, one point is soon clear: only a few highly placed insiders had access to the Lincoln Bedroom that fateful evening. And one of them was the president. .

 

I've also been wanting to read   Almost Adam by Petru Popescu. 

Book Description:

In a forgotten corner of a country torn by violence, American anthropologist Ken Lauder is about to make a discovery that will challenge everything we've ever believed about the ascent of humankind: a boy who should not exist...a race the defies all logic...inhabiting a secret world of wonder, splendor and peril, a world that cannot be...

A world Ken Lauder may never escape...alive.

 



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Date Posted: 2/12/2009 10:47 AM ET
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I just got this one in the mail it sounds good.

The Witch's Grave by PHillip Depoy

Book description: Folklorist and academic Fever Devilin, a native of the Georgia Appalachians, is drawn into a strange mystery that has its roots deep in the hills of Blue Mountain. After a spat during a church supper, Able Carter and his fiancée, Truevine Deveroe, are missing. A bit later, a body is found in the ravine behind Fever's cabin and identified as the local mortician, Harding Pinehurst. Folks suspect Able Carter of the deed. A few -- like Truevine's drunken, gun-toting brothers -- are out for blood. Soon, however, the grisly discovery of countless bodies half buried near the mortuary expose the murdered man's horrifying secret -- but not who killed him. Fever's insight into his own dark past, along with his understanding of the peculiar ways of the mountain people, will lead him to the unlikely killer in a world where old legends told through generations are still a way of life -- and now, it seems, death.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:53 AM ET
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I was looking at that one yesterday.  I'd be happy doing The Witch's Grave.

M.E. (ryenke) -
Date Posted: 2/14/2009 6:12 PM ET
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I like the idea of Murder in the White House by Margaret Truman
Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 9:25 AM ET
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Ok so far three books. Murder in the White House, Almost Adam and Witches Grave.

Keep the nominations coming.

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 2/18/2009 4:42 PM ET
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Bump

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 8:34 PM ET
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What about one of Anne Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novels?  Perhaps the first one - "The Cater Street Hangman", the second, "Callander Square", or one of the latest, "Long Spoon Lane".  There are plenty of copies of all three in the system. I have not read any of her novels, but I am interested in starting.

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 10:08 PM ET
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One of the books I'm planning to read this year for the book challenge is Bloodline by Fiona Mountain. I've heard it's good and I'd like to suggest it.

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 2/19/2009 10:45 AM ET
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OK, the following are our nominees so far:

  1. Murder in the White House by MArgaret Truman
  2. Almost Adam by Petru Popescu
  3. The Witch's Grave by PHillip Depoy
  4. The Cater Street Hangman  by Anne Perry
  5. Bloodline by Fiona Mountain

I will take suggestions through Sunday, then I will put the names in a hat and have my daughter pick a name. That should give us enough time to locate the books.