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Subject: Can you recommend a book for me?
Date Posted: 4/20/2008 5:02 PM ET
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Something in the Christian suspense / mystery genre, please, that's available to order here at PBS right away would be great. Anyone have anything on their shelves or otherwise to recommend?

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 5:38 PM ET
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I just posted a book called "Sticks & Stones" by Susan Meissner that's a Christian suspense/mystery.  I think it's wishlisted under a different ISBN.  I enjoyed it...

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 6:53 PM ET
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Thanks, Tara. I ordered it from you. =)

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 7:56 PM ET
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I just finished Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock.  Very suspenseful and fast read.  Took me a day home with a cold and I really enjoyed it.  It's book 4 in her Cape Refuge series.  I checked, and it looks like all the books are available here at PBS.

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 11:46 PM ET
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Thanks Michelle.  It will go out in the mail tomorrow ... hope you like it!

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 3:55 PM ET
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I have a couple of unpostables (two in a series of three, I think) in that genre I'll get sent out to you.  :)

 ETA:  I could only find one, sorry.  But it's going out in the mail today.

 

 

Phooey on finally clearing out those two books that have been sitting on my shelf forever!



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Date Posted: 4/21/2008 5:20 PM ET
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:o) Thanks, Kim. You are awesome. Yay! More stuff to read!!! I have to get hooked on something new, so series are great. I am nearing the end of my beloved Left Behind series.

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 3:48 PM ET
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Hannah Alexander and Colleen Coble are two good Christian mystery writers...Colleen Coble also has some Love Inspired Suspense novels out under the name Colleen Rhoads. I believe there are books currently available here from both of them.

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 8:02 PM ET
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Married to the Mob is a good one by Ginny Aiken, its on my bookshelf.  I really enjoyed it!

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 1:04 PM ET
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I just posted Time Lottery by Nancy Moser which is a fantastic story about 3 people who are chosen to go back in time and try to change their lives. It really makes you think!

There are only 2 copies available in the system...

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 2:14 PM ET
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If you want a really good suspenseful page-turner, look up Melanie Well's series.

Book one: When the Day of Evil Comes

Book two: The Soul Hunter

Book three: My Soul to Keep.

 

I read book one in one day and can't wait to read book two. Enjoy!

 

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 6:23 PM ET
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Dee Henderson is my favorite in suspense. Those are keeper for me.

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 11:39 PM ET
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Have you read any Robert Whitlow?  He writes legal thrillers...kind of a Christian John Grisham.   I don't have any on my shelf but there are some in the system.

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 10:03 AM ET
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If you are wanting mysteries, then try some Sandy Dengler.  I have a few of her mysteries on my bookshelf up for grabs right now.  If you decide that you want them, Rosey-Posey, I'll 2-for-1 them to you.

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 3:52 PM ET
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Thank you, Chris. I'll have a look! =)

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 1:06 PM ET
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Thanks for looking and requesting.  I'll get those two books out today.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 7:54 AM ET
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I like Dee Henderson . . . might be a little more romance than mystery but there is suspense in her books.

The O'Malley Series and the prequel In the Shadow -- the last of the O'Malley series got preachy like the Left Behind series did.

or her Uncommon Heros

I have God's Gift on my shelf but it is not a suspense/myster but is a good show of her writing.

I also second the comment about Terri Blackstock's Cape Refuge series . . . I liked the first one but haven't gotten to the next three that are sitting on my physical book shelf.

I'll be watching your string for suggestions. 

 

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 9:56 AM ET
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Ted Dekker is good if you want a little more of a "spooky" suspense (though not all of his books are spooky)

"Blink" isn't a spooky one, but it's a pretty interesting twist about a guy who can temporarily see minutes into the future.

"House" is very spooky (think spiritual warfare type)

"Three" is more suspense than spooky.

 

Just to name a few.  :o)

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:01 AM ET
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I just finished Eyes of Elisha by Brandilyn Collins. It was really suspenseful - I was so caught up in it that I almost started biting my nails again. I know that there are some here in the system. It has a sequel - Dread Champion, and it's on my Wish List now.

I would put my Eyes of Elisha on my bookshelf, but I promised my nephew he could read it first. It'll get here sooner of later...