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Subject: new-to-me author
Date Posted: 1/10/2018 10:21 AM ET
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Hi ladies,

Just wondering if anyone here has read the new Victorian Mystery series by Laura Joh Rowland?  The books are titles: #1 The Ripper's Shadow and #2 A Mortal Likeness.  They are stories of a young female photographer in 1888 Whitechapel and with a motley crew, gets caught up in the Ripper murders.  They sound pretty good.  I've put wishes in for them but there are very few wishes right now so I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this series and/or this author that they could share.

Thanks and I hope all had a very Happy New Year!

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Date Posted: 1/10/2018 1:00 PM ET
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I have not read them, but they do sound interesting.  My library has the first one, The Ripper's Shadow (as well as several in another mystery series she wrote set in ancient Japan).  I'll give it a read, thanks for the info.

(If I get to it soon, I'll let you know what I think).



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Date Posted: 1/10/2018 1:41 PM ET
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I have not heard of those, but still eagerly awaiting the new Jennifer Ashley historical mystery, "Death Below Stairs". And the second one is "Scandal Above Stairs", if you want to get on the wishlist.



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Subject: Jennifer Ashley
Date Posted: 1/10/2018 3:14 PM ET
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Just started it. Live her Capt. Lacey series. This one is proving to be excellent also!

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Date Posted: 1/10/2018 5:08 PM ET
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I love her Captain Lacey series.  And I have my wish in for this new book/series!  Sounds good.

 

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Date Posted: 1/14/2018 10:41 AM ET
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Sheri Cobb South has "another John Pickett mystery" called "Mystery Loves Company" cominng out on January 15.   I'm the first wisher. I seem to have forgotten how to do links, so here's the ISBN you can paste in for a search:  9780692893173



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Thanks for the info Jayelsee.  Actually, according to Amazon, this is one in a series this author has already published.  Looks like it is book 6 or 7 in the list.  They all look like they are worth looking into.  Not sure if I want to add another series to my ever groaning bookshelves right now.  Will have to think on that.

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Date Posted: 1/14/2018 6:30 PM ET
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Yes, this is the latest in a series (number 7, plus two e-book novellas).  I have read them all and highly recommend.  Here's what I said about them in an earlier post here:

I recommended this series in a earlier post, and recently finished reading the third book in Sheri Cobb South's "John Pickett" mystery series.  I enjoyed it so much, I bought the next one on Kindle!  The mysteries, and the romance, in these books are light and delightful, thorougly charming.  There's nothing graphic about the romance, but it is very sweet and unlikely, and developing nicely.  The mysteries are intricate enough to be entertaining, but not dark or dismal.  If you are looking for a historical mystery that puts you in a cheerful mood, these are for you.

 



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Date Posted: 1/15/2018 12:16 AM ET
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Thanks for that review Jayelsee.  I'll put the author's name on my list of books to think about.

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Date Posted: 1/15/2018 8:39 PM ET
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And your library might have some of the books (so you don't have to add to that bulging TBR shelf, lol), that's how I got the first few in the series, then enjoyed them so much I had to buy them on kindle.  They are fast reads, not too long or heavy, they'll put you in a good mood.  

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Date Posted: 1/27/2018 10:11 AM ET
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Ashley Gardner's 13th Captain Lacey novel will be published in March Murder in St. Giles: A Regency Mystery (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 13) :: Ashley Gardner.  Only 2 wishers here currently.  It's also available for pre-order as an e-book (Kindle, Nook and I-book $3.99).

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Date Posted: 4/11/2018 11:10 AM ET
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A new series by Anne Perry.  I was #1 on the WL.

9781472234100  paperback released in Apr 2018

Sue

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Date Posted: 10/21/2018 1:05 PM ET
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Just finished reading book # 8 in Sheri Cobb South's "Another John Pickett Mystery, Peril by Post.  I loved it!

(Sorry, I can no longer figure out how to make links work, so you'll need to look it up by searching Sheri Cobb South.  It's at the top of her author listing, but it doesn't come up if you search only by title).



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Subject: Sheri Cobb South
Date Posted: 10/21/2018 1:40 PM ET
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Peril by Post

9780692083598 (ISBN)

I'm number 1...

Sue

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Subject: Where the Dead Lie by C S Harris
Date Posted: 1/17/2019 1:35 PM ET
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Hi everyone.  I have a TPB copy of Where the Dead Lie by C. S. Harris, like new condition, bought new, read once.  I have it listed here on my bookshelf but there are no wishers for the paperback edition.  However, there are 37 wishes for the hard cover edition.  Anyone here have that book on your wish list?  If you're interested, PM me.  I don't understand why no one has listed the paperback edition on their wishlists.  The Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series is in high demand, so this is a mystery to me.

Thanks reading buddies!

Karen 

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Karen,

If you still have it, I will take it.

Sue

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Date Posted: 1/17/2019 5:17 PM ET
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Karen,

I did a little mystery-solving and found out that if you search for books by C. S. Harris, or by book title "Where the Dead Lie" the only version that pops up here is the hard-cover edition.  However, if you put in the ISBN for the paperbook edition (which I got from Amazon), it comes up and shows 1 copy posted (yours, no doubt), and no wishers.

I'm sure there would be lots wishing for the paperback edition if you could find it by author or title.  If anybody wants to put it on their wish list, the ISBN is 9780451471208.  (I'm a C.S. Harris fan, have already read this one).  

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Date Posted: 1/17/2019 5:24 PM ET
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Hi Jayelsee,

I posted my book using the ISBN and it came up no wishers.  I've posted it and since I asked the question here, Susan B has expressed interest in the book.  It is #12 in the series and it is very good reading.  I do enjoy reading this series.  I've read all of the books in the series up through #12.  

Have you read her stand alone title "Good Time Coming'?  If not, I recommend it.  Set in Louisianna during Civil War.  Very good story.

Karen

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Date Posted: 4/21/2019 11:46 AM ET
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Late response to your message, Karen.  No, I have not read C. S. Harris' "Good Time Coming" yet, but it is on my TBR list.  I read some of the books she wrote as Candice Proctor, before she started one of my (or possibly my #1) favorite historical mystery series, and I enjoyed them.  Some were set  in Austrailia, and one had a Civil War setting.

Speaking of historical mystery series, I just finished the fourth book in the "Veronica Speedwell" series by Deanna Raybourn "A Dangerous Collaboration" (set in the late 1880's) and I thourougly enjoyed it!  I rated it a 5, which I don't do often.

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Date Posted: 11/27/2019 9:47 AM ET
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"A Deadly Engagement" by Lucinda Brant is free on Kindle right now! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QTOQCY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

I've read and enjoyed her romances, which are a bit dark and on the intense side, and set in the Georgian(pre-Regency) era. This is the first book in the series, and it seems to be mainly a mystery, although the hero develops a love interest which continues in the following books in the series.

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Date Posted: 6/18/2020 1:22 PM ET
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In Milady's Chamber,  the first book in Sheri Cobb South's "John Pickett" mystery series, is currently free on Kindle, Apple Itunes, Kobo, etc.  This is one of my very favorite mystery series.  Book 10 (Brother Can You Spare a Crime) was just released!  Sheri Cobb South is also the author of the historical romance "Weaver" series.

Here's the link to the Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GZYRTZ9/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1


 

 

 

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Hi jayelsee! I read In Milady's Chamber and really enjoyed it, but somehow I never continued the series. So many books, not enough time! And I liked The Weaver Takes a Wife too.

If you would like another book with a very similar set up, I just finished reading "Lady Rogue" by Theresa Romain. Same as the Sheri Cobb South book, the heroine is recently widowed, she met the hero, who is a Bow Street runner, when he was investigating her husband's mysterious death. It was very good! It's loosely connected to 2 previous books by Romain, but works as a standalone.

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I haven't read that, sounds good.  The "John Pickett" series gets even better as it continues, in my opinion.  Romance grows slowly but that is appropriate for the premise, and it's very sweet and captivating.  The mysteries in each book are good, too.

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