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Subject: September, crisp air, pretty leaves, and pumpkins what are you reading?
Date Posted: 9/1/2016 9:59 AM ET
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Starting the September thread...haven't had much time to read lately. Will start reading more of Cat With a Clue today during my breaks.

Still going on my fall cleaning and better keep at it while I'm in the mood, lol. Cleaning every nook and cranny in kitchen now after cleaning and organizing my huge hall closet full of supplies.



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Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 9/1/2016 10:26 AM ET
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I'm reading Keeping House / Denise Tucker.  Has a woman president.  It's go tme hooked, halfway through and started it yesterday.

And finished it today!  Several murders an attempted kidnapping, a couple suicides and a whole lot of mayhem.  Oh, and mre than one wedding.  It says first in a series on the cover but so far no.  Darn.



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Date Posted: 9/1/2016 1:56 PM ET
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Geri,that sounds interesting. I just ordered it. :)

Date Posted: 9/1/2016 8:20 PM ET
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About to start listening to How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (#9 Three Pines mystery) which I tried to listen to a few months ago and wasn't in the mood for the poncy French accent. Giving it another try 'cause I miss the Three Pines gang. On the Kindle, I'm still reading Circle of Shadows by Imogen Robertson, #4 Crowther and Westerman historical, but am almost done. I see there is one more in the series after this, (Theft of Life, which was published in 2014) but it's odd because I can't seem to find it. My library doesn't have it in any format, Audible doesn't have the audio, and Amazon only has used copies of HC and paperback, not even Kindle! So I'm thinking it must be out of print. If there won't be any more, I will definitely be sad...wondering if the author had some trouble with her publisher or something. *sigh* In print, I'm reading a steampunk book, #4 in Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century, The Inexplicables. Enjoying that a lot!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/1/2016 8:51 PM ET
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I finished "Tail Gate" by Rita Mae Brown.  I imagine there may be some who have given up on this series, if you have, this one is really, really good.  A history professor is killed for something he knows.  But what?  This is one of the books that also goes back in time, in this case to the American Revolution and English soldiers who have been captured and are in a prisoner of war camp in Virginia. 

Now reading "A Cotswold Killing," the first in the series by Rebecca Tope.  I like it so far.  MC house sits for folks in the English Cotswolds.  So far she has got herself into a bunch of trouble already. 

Date Posted: 9/1/2016 9:37 PM ET
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I've enjoyed many of the Rebecca Tope books, Joy. So far, I prefer the Thea Osborne series to the West County or Lake District mysteries, but I have read fewer of those, with greater gaps between. I like that Thea is independent and resourceful, and there are always new settings and characters.

Date Posted: 9/1/2016 10:02 PM ET
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Reading The Shanghai Murders by David Rotenberg. MC Zhong Fong is investigating the murder of a New Orleans policeman. Body was severely mutilated and looks like a bite was taken out of the victim's heart. Perpetrator was trained to kill quickly and quietly. Victim's wife is definitely not grieving. Fong is not a Communist Party member, but politics are already involved. Based on the plural title, more murders to come. 



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Date Posted: 9/2/2016 6:34 AM ET
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Yay it is September. I am ready for cook crisp weather!! I am reading Deadly Scandal (Deadly Series) (Volume 1) :: Kate Parker

It is set in 1930's England. I really like her Victorian bookshop series.. This one is turning out good too pulling in the political climate of 1937 Europe.

 

Mary I just ordered Shangai Murders from you it sounds good



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I am starting The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman (#13 Leaphorn & Chee) on Kindle. I finished the Crowther and Westerman last night, initially I put the last series book on my WL here, but the line was long on all 3 versions available and it looked like one that didn't move often, so I decided just to buy it from a third-party seller on Amazon since it seems to be out of print and not available directly. I haven't actually purchased a non-audio book in a long time. (I am an Audible member and routinely buy audiobooks though.)

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/2/2016 10:39 AM ET
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Alice --- I ordered "Deadly Scandal" on Kindle.  Right now it is only $4.99.  There are no flies on Amazon.  They often offer the 1st in a series at a low price, or free and if it is popular, they offer the next ones at regular Kindle prices (grrrr).  I too enjoy the bookshop mysteries.

 



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Date Posted: 9/2/2016 10:58 AM ET
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I am close to finishing The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband (Asperger's, Bk 2) :: E. J. Copperman, Jeff Cohen as I have to mail to someone from a swap game.  I enjoy this series but noticed it doesn't have too high of ratings.  There is a little repetition in Samuel (MC) stating things as his Asperger's syndrome but then that fits in with his character. I'm planning on keeping on with the series as so far there are four of them either out or getting ready to be out.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 9/2/2016 7:40 PM ET
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I began reading Collecting the Dead / Spencer Kope.  MC is a member of the FBI tracking unit.  He and his partner find more dead than live people but they find them.  Both men are not psychic but "see" tracks left by the victim and the perpetrator.  So far, it's got me hooked and even though it is a bit intense in places I did have a laugh out loud moment too.  Harcover chair book, up to page 50.

Date Posted: 9/2/2016 9:56 PM ET
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Started and finished Finding a Trace by by David Pitzele. Very good and I liked Marcus, the Detective and lead character a lot - has a sense of humor, a good cop, and the mysteries were interesting although both he and I didn't want "who dun it" to have done it in one of them.

Cynthia, I read the Question of the Missing Head last week and enjoyed it, and also wondered at the low ratings. Maybe Samuel makes people uncomfortable as they don't identify with him and/or the syndrome?

Date Posted: 9/3/2016 12:58 AM ET
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Read Sorrow Road/Julia Keller...the latest in her Bell Elkins series.  The setting for this series is very bleak, but always enjoy them.  And, Burnt River/Karin Salvalaggio, the second in this series that I "discovered" a couple of months ago.  MC is  Macy Greeley, a detective with the Montana highway patrol.  Again, a good read.  Right now, am two-thirds thru A Great Reckoning/Louise Penny...her writing is always so beautiful and the mystery is particularly intriguing in this one. 

I have my own mystery that maybe someone can explain.  Yesterday, I decided to order some stuff for dh for his birthday (Nov.) and Christmas and get it out of the way.  When I do this I buy a gift card and use that instead of the credit card.  That way he doesn't know what I am ordering.  Found one book on Abe Books and ordered it.  This a.m. got an email that the card had been refused.  This has happened to me before with them and I don't understand it.  Amazon accepted it, ditto Alibris, Thrift Books, PBS Market and Pipes and Cigars (ordered him a pipe).  I know I am ordering from independent sellers on each of these sites, so why does Abe seemingly automatically turn it down?  As I said, this always happens with them.  I just thought I would try one more time.  No more!

 



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Date Posted: 9/3/2016 2:16 AM ET
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Marla - I had wanted to give my brother and his wife a gift card for use on their trip to Italy. However, gift cards apparently aren't accepted abroad. Perhaps the book you wanted was coming from England, as several I have ordered did.

Finished The Shanghai Murders and it's on its way to AliceS.J. The ending was very good and, I think, very Chinese. 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 9/3/2016 9:34 AM ET
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I'll bet that the problem with the GC.  Something you don't think about since they're accepted here.  Maybe something to do with the exchange rate.  I was going to actually buy a new book from the UK since I couldn't find it here.  An unbelieveable rate of exchange!  I didn't get the book!

Date Posted: 9/3/2016 12:25 PM ET
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Jodi - could be that they don't relate.  Will admit it gets a little boring sometimes but I can overlook that.

Geri - I liked Collecting the Dead.

Not sure what I will read next. Have to go to a wedding today so probably won't start anything until tomorrow.

Date Posted: 9/3/2016 1:29 PM ET
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The bookseller was in the US.  It happens everytime I try to use a GC at Abe, so I don't think it is the bookseller.  It's just weird!

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 9/3/2016 1:49 PM ET
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Abe can be weird!

Cynthia I knew I heard about Collecting the Dead here.  I couldn't remember who recommended it or gave a good review, I just had it on my shelf.  Since it was the tallest I picked it.  It's a very sad situation when you only have a total of 10 books in the house.  Two Kindles but sometime I want the feel of a page!  :)

 

 

Date Posted: 9/3/2016 2:20 PM ET
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I've whipped right through the first two books in the Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni and now I think I want to start the third which I have in my hot little hands. Only problem is that then I have to wait until the 4th gets released which isn't until January! Oh the problems we have to deal with!!! LOL

Date Posted: 9/3/2016 2:45 PM ET
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ABE is owned by amazon.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 9/3/2016 3:53 PM ET
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Jeanne. :(   using iPad van't get crying     crying  Got on the computer.



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I got the message anyway Geri! cheeky

Date Posted: 9/3/2016 6:33 PM ET
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Like you, Jeanne, I loved all three of the Robert Dugoni books.  January needs to come quickly!

Interesting, Charles...didn't know Abe was owned by Amazon.  Have never had any problem using GCs with them...Amazon, that is.

Just finished A Great Reckoning/Louise Penny.  I was torn between wanting the answers to the mysteries and, at the same time, not wanting it to end.  She brought me almost to tears a couple of times and, if you knew me, you would know how hard that is to do.  The problem is that now I don't really want to read another book...want to stay in the mood with that one for awhile.  If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I want to end up in Three Pines...even if it is only as Ruth's duck!  LOL

Keep forgetting to say how much I enjoyed the photos of the four of you.  Thanks for sharing them.

Date Posted: 9/4/2016 5:23 AM ET
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Marla - Would you really want to be Ruth's duck? I don't recall that ducks can read. I think they might have trouble turning the pages, even on a Kindle! I think maybe you like the idea of a small village where everyone knows each other, and each other's business. That wouldn't be my cup of tea though. I think I'd begin to feel a bit claustrophobic. 

Reading Red Bones by Ann Cleeves (wonder if that's her real name). It's the third in the Shetland Island series. An old woman is killed, supposedly by a man out shooting rabbits after having had a few drinks. But I doubt he did it. There are at least three other people I would be likely to suspect. The shooting happened shortly after a piece of skull and some other bones were dug up on the woman's land as part of an archaeological dig. The island is one where everyone knows one another, and their business. But I don't think Marla would be happy there, even as a duck, or maybe one of the lambs raised there.

 



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