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Subject: Republished Harlequin Vintage books
Date Posted: 11/14/2009 5:38 PM ET
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These caught my eye in the grocery store last night - 6 republished vintage Harlequins.  They have the original cover art & I'm wondering if anyone has read them.

Kiss Your Elbow, I'll Bury my Dead, Pardon My Body, Virgin with Butterflies, You Never know with Woman, No Nice Girl

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 5:55 PM ET
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I haven't read any but the ones that I saw were not romances. They were written by men and all sounded like detective stories.

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 6:08 PM ET
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That would explain why I haven't seen any discussion on them here - Thanks

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 7:13 PM ET
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I looked up Virgin With Butterflies on EHarlequin.  It's actually a mystery written in the 1940's.  Noir is in now and they are probably rereleasing the old detective novels from the 40's/50's.  Harlequin is best known for romance but they also do mysteries.  They probably bought the publishing rights to rerelease these old books.

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 8:42 PM ET
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I noticed these at my grocery store but they didn't sound interesting to me though I was in a hurry and didnt' pay much attention.

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 9:52 PM ET
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Some of those titles were used for the Harlequin Calendar I got last year as my gift for signing up to be a commentator for sample books.  I would love to see those books republished!  I wish my grocery store carried them!