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Subject: Patricia Harwin's Far Wychwood mysteries
Date Posted: 11/19/2008 6:10 PM ET
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First of all, for those of you who have read them, did you like them? Secondly, does anyone know anything about this author? She seems to have written two books and then disappeared. Does anyone have the scoop on whether we can expect more books in this series?
Date Posted: 11/23/2008 12:34 AM ET
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I read the first one and really enjoyed it. But the second one, the whole tone of the book and the personality of the main character seemed to me to have changed. She went from being a relatively easy-going, personable woman in the first book to a whiny, "poor me" harridan in the second one. I literally couldn't stand it and stopped reading after about 70 pages.

I've no idea what's up with the author or if more books are coming...I lost interest after that second one!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 9:41 AM ET
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Wow. Thanks for the heads up, Spuddie! I think I'll have to pass on these unless I find them for CHEAP at a yard sale.
Date Posted: 11/24/2008 1:01 AM ET
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Found this at a message board:

 

       patricia harwin posts on 11/12/2007 9:55:19 AM

I'm really touched by your messages, and your concern for my welfare! I'm glad to report that I'm alive and well,the explanation for my disappearance being I was dumped by Simon & Schuster (I know, nobody can figure out why, incl my agent and editor), and other publishers won't even consider taking on a series that's already started. But we've found a small British firm that may take me on, so keep your fingers crossed. Pat Harwin

 

    patharwin posts on 11/22/2008 6:13:52 PM

Sorry guys, I've tried my very best but can't find a new publisher. They don't want a series that another pub has started (financial or legal probs) Would love to give you book 3 (all done) but can't due to pub indusry/

 

http://www.allreaders.com/Board.asp?listpage=1&BoardID=20806

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 10:13 AM ET
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I agree...I liked the first one a lot, wasn't thrilled about the 2nd one...but did finish it.  I would probably read a 3rd if it ever appeared just to see if the 2nd one was a fluke. 

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 10:34 AM ET
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Thanks for the info, Charlie. That's pretty interesting.