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Subject: Like Mrs. Jeffries
Date Posted: 7/26/2010 2:14 AM ET
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I usually only read fantasy, but a lot of the new ones are just blah at this point, so I'm starting to branch out into new genres. I LOVE british TV, so I figured I would try a couple of books that were similar to my shows, and I came across Mrs. Jeffries. I love them! I only have the first 3 books, so if anyone can give me a deal on any of the rest I'd be so thankful!

I also was looking for recommendations on series similar to this one. There are so many out there, I would spend all my time looking through them instead of reading them!

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Date Posted: 7/26/2010 9:06 AM ET
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You might want to try Dick Francis or Anne Perry.

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Date Posted: 7/26/2010 12:45 PM ET
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Dorothy Gilman maybe?

Date Posted: 7/26/2010 8:40 PM ET
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You can try Veronica Heley- her Ellie Quicke series but they were hit or miss with me.

I love Rhys Bowen and her Molly Murphy series (however this is turn of the century NY) , her royal spyness(great britain in the 40s) series and her Constable Evans mysteries.

You may also fall in love with Victoria Thompson's Gaslight mysteries like I have. It is also a turn of the century NY but has qualities that remind me of a good cozy British mystery

Date Posted: 7/26/2010 9:15 PM ET
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You could try the series by Nancy Atherton about Aunt Dimity.  This takes place in a small English village.  The main character is a young woman and her family, Aunt Dimity comes from beyond and communicates through writing in a blue journal.  Very fun reads.

Date Posted: 7/27/2010 12:33 AM ET
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Thank you for the suggestions! There are just so many, I would spend all my time searching for books rather then reading them!

Date Posted: 8/22/2010 10:53 PM ET
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Charlotte Macleod is an American writer that writes similar books.  Her Sarah Kelling series, set is Boston, is really delightful.

Date Posted: 8/22/2010 11:34 PM ET
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I just started the Kelling series last week!  Perfect recommendation, I love it so far :)