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Subject: Nancy Fairbanks; have you read her? What do you think?
Date Posted: 7/31/2009 11:34 PM ET
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I'm just readng my first Nancy Fairbanks Carolyn Blue mystery, and am really loving it! I didn't get to start with the first in the series. I'm reading Bon Bon Voyage.

I'm wondering if they are all this good....if her writing is consistent throughout the series. I've requested Crime Brulee, which I believe is the first in the series, from the library. I'm hoping to be able to read them in order after that. I hope they're all this great! I couldn't have picked a better summer read!

So...are they pretty much all this fun?

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 8:19 AM ET
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I liked all of them that I've read, and I think that's 4 or 5. My sister, who is a big foodie, loves those books.

You might also like the series she wrote under the name Nancy Herndon. Not a culinary series, her protagonist is Elena Jarvis, a police detective in Los Santos, Texas. Same writing style.

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 12:04 PM ET
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I am not a big "cozy" fan, but I liked her books.  They are a lot of fun.   I like travel and I like food, so it generally works for both.

I do have Crime Brulee on my Bookshelf.


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Date Posted: 8/7/2009 7:39 AM ET
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These are the books in order and the books I've read so far..:

Crime Brulee
Truffled Feathers
Death a l'Orange
Chocolate Quake
The Perils of Paella
Holy Guacamole
Mozzerella Most Murderous

Then there's:

Three-Course Murder
Bon Bon Voyage
French Fried
Turkey Flambe
Blood Pudding

And with answering your post I find I'm missing Three-Course Murder and don't have Blood Pudding.  Lordy, good thing I belong to PBS!

I loved these books.  What more has to be said?  I think if you're reading Bon-Bon Voyage which I haven't yet and want to read Crime Brulee you're hooked on Carolyn too. 

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 10:16 PM ET
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I bought the first three books in one at a used book store and never finished the first.  I just couldn't get into it.  I usually make myself finish a book I start, but that one I couldn't.  I kept it a few month and then sent it on.

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 10:35 AM ET
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She is from here - my home town. She was a member of Sisters in Crime when I attended. I read a few of her first series, but didn't  care enough to follow through. I read the first of her second series, and again, didn't continue. IMHO I just felt there was a little too much of the "impossible." I volunteer at an FOL store and help restock PB mysteries. Her books are frequently donared, but they also sell fast. S0 - it may be how much realism one likes in their cozies.