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Subject: In search of mystery audio books
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 9:19 PM ET
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If you liked Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendel and PD James what other mystery authors would you like?  A dear friend of mine was just diagnosed with colon and liver cancer and I would love to purchase some audio books for him.  Thanks.

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 11:17 PM ET
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I have Blood Work, A Darkness More Than Night, The Closers, by Michael Connelly, one of my favorite authors. Also,

Last Car to the Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke.

Best wishes to your friend.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 1:18 PM ET
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Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver, Ngaio Marsh's Roderick Alleyn and Dorothy Sayer's Peter Wimsey mysteries would all fit into the same catagories as the authors you mentioned. Also,  two favorite authors, Elizabeth George and Deborah Crombie.


If there is a Borders near you check it out because most are having summer blow-out sales and they have a bunch of audio books on sale for $5.99. (Also books, both HC & PB for $5.99/$3.99).


Best thoughts for your friend to regain his health.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 6:53 PM ET
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Martha Grimes - the Richard Jury series.

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 8:44 AM ET
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Thank you all for you help.  Borders has been added to my errands list.

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 6:09 PM ET
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These are who I read... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend!


  1. Agatha Christie
  2. MC Beaton
  3. Patricia Cornwell
  4. Rex Stout
  5. Donald Bain
  6. Elizabeth Peters
  7. Laurie R King
  8. Carolyn G Hart
  9. Colin Dexter
  10. Dan Brown
  11. Diane Mott Davidson
  12. Margaret Truman
  13. Dorothy L Sayers
  14. Jeffery Deaver
  15. Lillian Jackson Braun
  16. Nelson DeMille
  17. Ruth Rendell
  18. Tim Lahaye
  19. Jonathan Kellerman
  20. James Patterson
  21. Joanne Fluke
  22. Lawrence Block
  23. Kathy Reichs
  24. Kay Hooper- New Author!
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 4:48 PM ET
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Philip Margolin and Joseph Finder both have great audiobooks out.  The narration is just outstanding on those two.  Jason Priestly does the Finder books, and his voice really draws you into the story.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 3:59 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2008
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I have some on  my bookshelf that you may want. Take a look and see if they may help. God bless. I will ship out the day after you order so they should get there pretty quickly.

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