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Subject: May Mysteries - What are you reading?
Date Posted: 5/1/2019 6:56 AM ET
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What is everyone reading in May for Mysteries?

I am reading A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Rayborn. Set in 1888 England Fun series.



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Just finishing  'Mrs. Jeffries Delivers the Goods' by Emily Brightwell.  It is amazing to me that she has written 37 books about Mrs. Jeffries and company - over the years I have read each one.  And they are always enjoyable.  

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I finished Away in the Manger by Rhys Bowen. Very good better thank a few of the last couple. Love the description of New York City in 1905

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Hi all! Let's see...what's been on my list most recently? As always, the preponderance of my mystery reading are British crime mysteries, which for some reason I favor over most "police" books by American authors. I recently finished the 17th Cooper & Fry mystery by Stephen Booth and the 15th Peter Diamond mystery by Peter Lovesey. Also recently caught up in the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley, "Golden Tresses of the Dead" and The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith. Always enjoy a quick, light visit to Botswana in between the blood and mayhem. LOL

Recently tried a new-to-me series, although the books are quite old and the author has since passed on, I think only 5 books in this series, "Death in Bloodhound Red" by Virginia Lanier about a tracker who uses bloodhounds and assists the police in finding missing persons, dead bodies and drugs. The first book was published in 1995. I liked the story line and the main character but the book was just way too long and sloggy and full of repetitive detail. 416 pages in the hardcover version, way too long for a series mystery, I thought. I finished it, but not sure I'll read on.

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 Cheryl, I had the same reaction to Dead In Bloodhound Red. I have the 2nd in the series but am not hurrying to read it.

i liked Girl Waits With Gun a lot more than I thought I would. (Read for book club.) but also too long!

 

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I started a new historical mysteyr 

The Hanging Psalm by Chris Nickson set in early 1800 Leeds, England good so far

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I really can't believe it took me until my early 70's to discover the Peter Diamond mysteries by Peter Lovesey.  It's a great series and I've enjoyed every one so far. And I have more to read so I can't die yet. Mr. Death will just have to wait. I just finished Diamond Dust. When the victim was identified I couldn't believe Lovesey would do that to Diamond.



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Thomas ~  :)

I figure if I read all the books in my TBR pile, I'll easily live to be 110.

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I just found this forum. I love mysteries and thrillers/

i just finished The Marriage Lie by Kimberley Belle. Very fast suspenseful read.

now reading for one of my swap Games; Target by James Patterson. A Political thriller.

Joy, I think I would be more like 150! lol

 

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I just found this forum. I love mysteries and thrillers/

i just finished The Marriage Lie by Kimberley Belle. Very fast suspenseful read.

now reading for one of my swap Games; Target by James Patterson. A Political thriller.

Joy, I think I would be more like 150! lol

 

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Managed to clear five mysteries from my TBR this month:  Two cozies:  The Curse of the Holy Pail and Too Big to Miss (quick relaxing reads); Two historical fiction mysteries by Charles Todd, a writer that I truly enjoy:  The Confession (Outstanding for me) and A Pale Horse (almost as good), plus The Lost Girls of Paris which was most a most intriguing read.

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Finished 'You Don't Own Me,' by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.  The latest in her 'Under Suspicion' series.  The book is about a TV producer whose show is 'Under Suspicion'.  They take cold murder cases and investigate them again to try to prove who actually did it.  Great series.  As with all of Clark's books, it is good clean suspense and keeps you turning the pages.

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Finished 'You Don't Own Me,' by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.  The latest in her 'Under Suspicion' series.  The book is about a TV producer whose show is 'Under Suspicion'.  They take cold murder cases and investigate them again to try to prove who actually did it.  Great series.  As with all of Clark's books, it is good clean suspense and keeps you turning the pages.