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Subject: Underground?
Date Posted: 2/13/2009 9:40 AM ET
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Any recs for mysteries/thrillers/nonfiction with underground settings?  Either natural or man-made?

I have "Journey to the Center of the Earth," "The Mole People," (NYC tunnel dwellers), "Invisible Frontier,"  (exploring hidden NYC),  a few others , and am reading "Bad Blood" a legal thriller by Linda Fairstein set in the NYC water tunnels.

Don't know why I find the subject so fascinating...but there it is....:)

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 11:29 AM ET
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How about: Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth's Surface by David Standish?  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780306815331-Hollow+Earth+The+Long+and+Curious+History+of+Imagining+Strange+Lands+Fantastical+Creatures+Advanced+Civilizations+and+Marvelous+Machines+Below+the+Earths+Surface

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 12:06 PM ET
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Haven't read any of the books, but have you ever watched "Cities of the Underworld" on the History Channel?   It is fascinating to see what is under almost all the major cities in the world.  Some would make great settings for a mystery novel!!!

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 2:11 PM ET
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 2:37 PM ET
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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Subject: thanks!
Date Posted: 2/13/2009 2:45 PM ET
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We watch "Cities of the Underworld" and I've read "Neverwhere" and enjoyed it.  Will check into "Hollow Earth" and "Time Machine."


Date Posted: 2/13/2009 7:28 PM ET
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It's been a really long time since I read it, but The Taking of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey takes place primarily in a NYC subway. 

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Date Posted: 2/13/2009 8:59 PM ET
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Manhattan Hunt Club (under NYC), and some of the early Preston/Child books are undergroundy.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 11:45 PM ET
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Valiant by Holly Black has some underground aspects if you are willing to read YA.

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 9:29 AM ET
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Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass hs a lot of its action in a cave system.