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Subject: What mystery books do you hope Santa brings this year?
Date Posted: 12/18/2008 9:03 AM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2008
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Dear Santa,

As much as I love this site, I am looking forward to next week when I get to open up all those book-shaped packages by the fireplace and see what new reads are waiting for me! (No, we didn't do a tree this year.  I thought I would give you a little change in the routine this year.)

Santa, I have been a good kid this year, and wanted to remind you that I really, really, really want Murder on Astor Place Silent in the Grave   A Beautiful Blue Death  The Companion  The Killing at Badger's Drift  The Chalk Circle Man  The Risk of Darkness ( I know the last two are only available in Canada, but can't you sneek them over the border? I won't tell-I promise.)

Thanks for listening, Santa.  We are expecting between 1-2 feet of snow next week, so bundle up!





Date Posted: 12/18/2008 10:33 AM ET
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I saw a boxed set of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse mysteries at Costco yesterday that I added to my list. I've not read her books but my DH is watching the HBO thing and he thinks that it's pretty funny. The books and the series may have very little in common but...I've heard and read pretty good things about this series so I hope I get the books. :)
Date Posted: 12/18/2008 12:27 PM ET
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I much prefer a little envelope with a gift card to a book-shaped package--that lets me browse the shelves and change my mind forty times before I check out if I want to. :-)  Besides, the folks who do gifts for me are mostly non-readers...they'd probably get the wrong thing!


Date Posted: 12/18/2008 1:52 PM ET
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Dear Santa,

A gift card to Books a Million would be a dream come true for me this Christmas. Here are the books I'd like if you have time to come up with 'em. I've been a very good girl this year. I mean really good. Let's consider for a moment that my hubby has done plenty of naughty things (like not buying me books and telling me that this site is not as important as his new sites gasp!). Therefore, I think I've showed exceptional restraint in allowing him to continue to have use of all his limbs LOL. So pretty please bring me some good book loot!

Defending Angels by Mary Stanton, Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs, A Lie For a Lie by Emilie Richards (I know it technically doesn't come out til Feb. but hey you're Santa...I won't tell if you slip it in a little early), The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion by Alice Kimberly (this one is Jan. but see previous reasoning), A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair (Again Jan. and see previous reasoning) , The Case of the Bouncing Grandma by A.K. Arenz, A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair, Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke,  Go to Helena Handbasket by Donna Moore, Stamped Out by Terri Thayer, The Christmas Cookie Killer by Livia J. Washburn.


Thank you Santa!

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 7:42 AM ET
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I want the last 6 books in the "Merrily Watkins" series by Phil Rickman (about an Anglican priest set in Herefordshire, England), and I would like to read anything by Aline Templeton, because she keeps getting recommended to me.  And since Santa probably won't come through, I'll be browsing Amazon after the holidays...   This thread prompted me to order the last two books in the Ian Rutledge series by Charles Todd (about a WW I veteran working as a police officer at Scotland Yard) because they were available here.  Love those British mysteries!

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 9:42 AM ET
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Diane, You and I enjoy some great books. I have a lot of Charles Todd's Ian Rutledge books and Merrily Watkins by Phil Rickman.

I got on a different tangent and am almost finished reading "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Stef Penney. It takes place in 1867 in Canada and there has been a murder which needs to be solved, of course! This is Penney's first novel and I have to say that this is the most well written book that I have read in a long time. I can't remember where I saw a thread re this book, but apparently everyone who has read it feels the same. I keep asking myself if I'll be able to post it when I'm finished!

Another interest of mine is Bruce Alexander's Sir John Fielding series and I would like a few of his books for Christmas!

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 10:03 AM ET
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Okay, you convinced me....

I ordered the first Charles Todd book and wish-listed the Phil Rickman and Stef Penney books.  I think Santa (aka Hubby) has already finished shopping this year, but will keep these in mind!