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Topic: what Mystery/Thrillers are hot or hard to find?

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Subject: what Mystery/Thrillers are hot or hard to find?
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 8:15 AM ET
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I have the opportunity to buy some Mystery/Thrillers at an excellent price that I would be posting here at PBS.  But since I don't read this genre, I was wondering if anyone can tell me what authors/series are popular or hard to find?

Thanks for any input!

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 3:11 PM ET
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Charlaine Harris' Aurora Teagarden's are pretty tough to find as are her Shakespeare series. So are Yasmine Galenorn's Chintz 'n China series. 

Cleo Coyle's coffeeshop mysteries are also popular. Victoria Laurie as well.  As far as I know all books by those authors are wishlisted some with tons of people in line.

Anything that could be considered a paranormal mystery is highly sought after the others are hit and miss regardless of the author.

Patricia Sprinkle is another popular author. Some of her books are wishlisted and some aren't but still not all that easy to find.

As much as I love anything by Janet Evanovich, Mary or Carol Higgins Clark, Diane Mott Davidson and all the Murder She Wrotes - stay away from them because anyone can pick them up in a 3/1 deal any day here.  Same with James Patterson.

Hopefully that will get you started. There are tons of authors and tons of series out there.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 11:42 AM ET
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Ian Rankin, Deborah Crombie, Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter are popular but not easy to find.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 3:07 PM ET
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I don't know about anyone else but here's the ones that I'm dying to get ahold of and having a hard time finding.

Patricia Spinkle--Thoroughly Southern Mysteries and her family tree series

Emilie Richards--Murder in Ministry (I think that's the name of the series)

Joanne Fluke

Kate Collins

Kathy Lilley--Fat City mysteries

Denise Swanson--Mississippi Delta series

Sammi Carter

Roberta Isleib--Advice Column series

Susan Wittig Albert--Beatrix Potter mysteries.


BTW: If anyone has any of these and would be willing to do a deal let me know.


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Subject: thanks!
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 9:07 PM ET
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Thanks for all the input.  I will print a list :)

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 12:37 PM ET
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also please be on the look out for :

Laura Levine

Maddy Hunter

I post these books and they go the minute I post them.

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 6:33 AM ET
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Anne George - Southern Sisters Mysteries

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 4:48 PM ET
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Two suggestions:


1. If you want to spend the time search Club Wish List to see what books have the most wishers


2. If you can, get some in Large Print. LP are very popular and harder to come by.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 5:02 PM ET
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The paranormal mysteries seem to be pretty popular. Many of them on my tbr pile are WLsted.

Madelyn Alt

Victoria Laurie

Shirley Damsgaard

to name a few authors for you.