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Subject: October --Mysteries that are keeping the chill away
Date Posted: 10/1/2016 7:51 AM ET
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This thread is for our October Discussions. I am not reading a mystery right now but rather historical fiction The Ship of Brides :: Jojo Moyes .

I have lots of mysteries on the TBR though. 

Curl up with a good book this weekend!!



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I finished The Burning by Jane Casey, a British police procedural.  I enjoyed it a lot.  There were a lot of layers to the story and some twists and turns.  I am halfway through the second in the series, The Reckoning.  I am enjoying it even more.  So I bought some more in the series and now am waiting for their arrival.  A lot of characters have been introduced that I would like to know more about and from the synopses of the next books it looks as though that will happen.  So yay!  I love it when I find a good (for me anyway) series.

Date Posted: 10/1/2016 11:13 PM ET
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I started 'Allergic to Death' by Peg Cochran a couple days ago and was hugely disappointed in it.  I love her 'Cranberry Bog' series, but this one, not so much.  I realize this was the first book written in the series, but even given that I didn't like it.  I didn't like the MC, she was dumber than dirt, the plot wasn't that great and the time lines and such just did not fit together.  Other than that, it was good.  I liked the dog.  I finally gave up and read the last three chapters just to see who did it and the why of it didn't hold together to well either.  :(

Am now reading 'Rocky Road' by Josi Kilpack, one of her culinary series.  It is quite good and I have liked the others.  Been awhile since I read the last one however, so it took me a bit to catch up, but that's nothing. 



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Date Posted: 10/2/2016 8:25 AM ET
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I finished up the second book in the Maggie Hope historical series, Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal. I quite enjoyed the first one, but I found this one to be rather "meh" and very predictable. Maggie is starting to get on my nerves. LOL Right now the only mystery I'm working on is still the Sister Fidelma book on my Kindle (Chalice of Blood) and I'm about halfway through. Otherwise it's all fantasy, general fiction and non-fiction that I'm reading currently.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 10/2/2016 3:14 PM ET
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I have two books by Jane Langton in the bazaar. 2 for 1 credit if anyone is interested.

Date Posted: 10/2/2016 5:28 PM ET
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I agree, Cheryl.  I read the first Maggie Hope and quite enjoyed it.  The 2nd one was just blah.  Gave her one more chance and read the 3rd one and didn't think it was any  better, so gave it up.  Maggie was just irritating me for some reason.

Read The Family Plot/Cherie Priest.  The MC's father owns a architectural salvage company and he has bought the salvage rights to an 150-yr-old Victorian mansion, including outbuildings before the elderly owner has it demolished.  He sends his daughter (the MC) and a crew to handle the salvage.  Things start happening and members of the crew start seeing ghosts, including a particularly nasty one.  As family secrets start to be revealed, the "ghost action" rachets up. Throw in a torrential rain storm, MC and crew are isolated, two (including the MC) are injured.  It finally all comes right, secrets are solved, salvage is successful.  The MC is back at work at the salvage company.  She goes into the restroom, thinks she sees a very brief image of the face of the evil ghost in the mirror, the light bulb explodes, the room is full of white light, "then it all goes black".  That is the last sentence in the book!!  What?  I am tired of authors who just stop a book leaving the reader to figure out what might happen.  According to FF this is a stand-alone, so guess we'll never know.  angry

Date Posted: 10/2/2016 8:25 PM ET
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I have terrible, awful news I need thoughts and prayers for.  My 25 year old son died last night from an apparent heroin overdose.  We are heartbroken as you can all imagine.  Just want my friends to know.

Date Posted: 10/2/2016 9:58 PM ET
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I'm so sorry Joy thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Tammy

Date Posted: 10/2/2016 10:33 PM ET
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Oh Joy, you and your family are in my prayers.  I am so sorry to read this.  Bronwyn

Date Posted: 10/2/2016 11:10 PM ET
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Oh, Joy, my heart goes out to you and your family.  Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Date Posted: 10/3/2016 8:00 AM ET
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So sorry to hear of your loss, Joy. Prayers for you and your family.

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Oh, Joy! I'm so sorry for your loss. heart

Cheryl

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Date Posted: 10/3/2016 8:18 AM ET
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Oh Joy what awful  news. I am so sorry.

Date Posted: 10/3/2016 9:34 AM ET
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Joy, my sympathy and prayers are for you and your family.

Read After the Storm by Linda Castillo. Police Chief Kate Burkholder has her hands full after a tornado rips through the area and skeletal remains are found in a deserted barn during the clean-up. Just identifying the body is difficult because there's no dental work and the hands and feet are missing. The bones could have lain hidden anywhere from ten to thirty years. An irate couple has filed a lawsuit against Kate, and she and Tomasetti have hit a rough patch in their relationship. I continue to enjoy this series, which is set in Ohio's Amish country.

Date Posted: 10/3/2016 10:00 AM ET
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Joy, I am so sorry to hear this. I can't imagine what  you and your family going through. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Date Posted: 10/3/2016 11:25 PM ET
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Joy, I am so sorry to hear about losing your son. I cannot imagine the pain you and your family are experiencing. Prayers and loving thoughts going out to all of you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Leslie

Date Posted: 10/5/2016 9:41 AM ET
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Joy, I know there are no words to ease the pain and anguish you and your family are suffering. But lots of warm loving thoughts and prayers are surrounding all of you...including mine.

So very sorry, Sandy 

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Joy, I know there are no words to ease the pain and anguish you and your family are suffering. But lots of warm loving thoughts and prayers are surrounding all of you...including mine.

So very sorry, Sandy 

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Prayers and big hugs to you Joy. That is a tragedy that no parent should ever have to go through!

Date Posted: 10/5/2016 11:23 AM ET
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Thank you so much, everyone.  Believe me, we feel all your thoughts and prayers ~ they are what is keeping us going at the moment. 

Date Posted: 10/5/2016 11:27 AM ET
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Silly me! blush   I totally forgot to look for the new thread for the month and wondered where everybody was.

Thanks Jeanne for letting me know.

I'm so sorry Joy!  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

 

Date Posted: 10/5/2016 11:27 AM ET
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I've read two or three over the last week.

Address to Die For:  finished this one and liked it.  A little slow at first as the MC's family just moved to town, found a dead body in their new house, and then it goes to them settling into their house, getting kids into school, etc. Towards the middle it picks up more. I liked Maggie and her family as even one of the boys helps out solving part of the mystery. I'll be looking out for the next one to see how it goes.

Toasting Up Trouble (Dinner Club Series) by Linda Wiken:  It was okay read. The MC, Jennifer, was border line irritating for me as far as goofiness goes.

The Gauguin Connection: A Genevieve Lenard Novel (Volume 1) :: Estelle Ryan:  finished this one last night on the Kindle. I really liked this book. Started reading and didn't want to put it down.  The MC is Dr. Genevieve Lenard who is borderline on the Autism spectrum according to her which gives her many quirks to her personality. She reads a person's body language and works with computers searching out patterns/connections that others don't see.  The only negative I have to the books is the language used in places. Most of it is really clean with no sex, no language and then you will hit a page or two where a few cuss words are tossed around.  I already had the second book on Kindle so started it last night. Picked up the third one this morning. There are nine total.  The first is free right now I think if you wanted to try it.

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Date Posted: 10/5/2016 2:17 PM ET
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Oh Joy!  I'm so very sorry to hear this.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

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Date Posted: 10/5/2016 2:18 PM ET
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Reading a John Ceepak, Rolling Thunder.  Nearing the end of the series.  sad



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Currently caught up in Ghost Gifts / Laura Spinella.  I had the book but it's too heavy for me to hold.  Got it as an unlimited  When I started to read the book I was caught almost immediately.  The MC can talk to the dead.  She tries to keep it quiet since as a child she had a bad time of it.  Actually it begins when she's a child.  Then the story alternates between the present and 20 years in the past.  It's very clear as the chapter heading say 20 years ago or present day.  I'm not telling the story, think I'd give away too much.  All I can say is the other eight books I have going have now fallen to the I'll get back to you pile.  wink

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