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scoda
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My name is Coda.  I am an avid reader and over the years have zeroed in on crime fiction.  I have a number of favorite authors who don't write nearly fast enough for me.  In that regard, I am always on the lookout for additional recommended books.

 

I am an Arkansas transplantvia Texas and California.  My favorite author is John Sanford, Robert B Parker (his early works were much better than those he is churning out now) Kathy Reich and others.  I even enjoy the "cozies".

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Junkyard
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Of course, I always recommend my book, "Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir." Even though it is true crime rather than fiction, reviewers have described it as better than fiction. And, it is currently a finalist for ForeWord magazine's 2008 small press Book-of-the-Year Award, with results to be announced May 29.  It is a medalist in the true crime genre of that contest.

 

On the fiction side, good crime thrillers I have read in the last couple of years include: Derailed, California Girl, The Lost (By Jack Ketchum), A Maiden's Grave (Jeff Deaver) and Mystic River.

 

Back on the true crime side, try Under and Alone, The Hoax, A Priest in Hell and Positively Fifth Street.

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shortyDD
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Hi ! My name is ShortyDD and am hoping I am in the correct club for solving- It- Yourself

crime club???  If not please direct me to the correct club?     Thank You!

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Braguine
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scoda wrote:

My name is Coda.  I am an avid reader and over the years have zeroed in on crime fiction.  I have a number of favorite authors who don't write nearly fast enough for me.  In that regard, I am always on the lookout for additional recommended books.

 

I am an Arkansas transplantvia Texas and California.  My favorite author is John Sanford, Robert B Parker (his early works were much better than those he is churning out now) Kathy Reich and others.  I even enjoy the "cozies".


 

Coda,

 

As something a bit different in crime literature, I found, Queen of the South by Arturo Perez Reverte highly engrossing, his characters fascinating and a great twist at the end.

Alexey Braguine, author of Kingmaker
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shortyDD
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Thank You! I will look into the book (s).
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I am from the New England area and recently moved to Florida from Washington,DC. A dramatic cultural change. My favorite writers are Patricia Cromwell and Clive Cussler. I am on a day off and in fact am off to one of my favorite places Barnes and Noble.
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Hi, I'm Susan and I'm in western NC.  I have been listening to lots of mysteries/crime novels over the last 2 years.  I like lots of authors: Jeffery Deaver is terrific, James Patterson, Faye Kellerman to name a few.
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Welcome, Weaveon and zoeanne.
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shortyDD
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Welcome! and hope to chat with you soon!
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shortyDD
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Welcome Zoeanne!

 

     Hope to chat with you soon1

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zoeanne wrote:
I am from the New England area and recently moved to Florida from Washington,DC. A dramatic cultural change. My favorite writers are Patricia Cromwell and Clive Cussler. I am on a day off and in fact am off to one of my favorite places Barnes and Noble.

 

Ha! moving from DC to anywhere is a dramatic cultural change. I have moved further south--to Chile. Life is good.

 

Besties,

Brag.

Alexey Braguine, author of Kingmaker
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Hi everyone,

I'm Alex and currently live in Montreal , Canada. I'm a big fan of William Lashner,Laura Lippman, Lawrence Block, John Lescroat, Elizabeth George, Michael Connelly and P.D. James. I also am a fan of the Hard Case Crime series, which I've read most of them.Currently reading "Marked Man" by William Lashner.I'm always looking for new authors to try.

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shortyDD
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Hi my name is Damita and if you like horror as well try reading Stephen King!
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HI I AM A FEMALE 72 YRS OLD AND LOVE MYSTERIES. I LIVE IN ROCKAWAY NJ. I REALLY LOVE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH MYSTERIES BUT WILL READ ANY REALLY GOOD ONE. I HAVE 7 CHILDREN, 6 CRANDKIDS AND TWO MORE ON THE WAY. I KNIT AND CROCHET AND GARDEN.
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Braguine
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Welcome to the Club, Gladys :smileyhappy:

 

I am sure you will find interesting suggestions here. I haven't read an English mystery in years, though I always enjoyed them.

Alexey Braguine, author of Kingmaker
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My name is Damita DeFreece and am from Newburgh, NY.  I am looking for a good

crime  solve it yourself book club! I am actually aStephen King fan; but broading

my horizons! I enjoy these books because it keeps the mind sharp! Have any suggestions?

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Hi,

My name is Midge. I love all sorts of mysteries. I'm reading Laura Lippman's Every Secret Thing- very compelling and dark. I've read her Tess Monaghan novels but this is much more intense. She is developing deeper and more interesting characters as well as maintaining complex plots.

 

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HI my name is Celeste and I'm from Luling, LA (about 20 minutes from NO) and I am currently reading "in the electric mist with confederate dead" by James Lee Burke. I am very excited to be joining this group.

 

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Hi Jim,

 

I greatly enjoy the Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child books.  I just saw that they had a new one come out, its Cemetery Dance.  Have you read it?  I have yet to purchase it but I am sure that it will be awesome.  I have read all the others over and over.  Do you have any other author recommendations that are similar to their writing styles and thriller style?

 

Thanks,

Chelsea


jimwalk3698 wrote:

My name is Jim and I just recently joined My Barnes and Noble, though I have been getting a LOT of books from them over the years.   I am currently living in Alabama and retired.  Both my wife and I love to read, especially crime and thriller novels.

 

My favorite authors are Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Pendergast series especially), Tami Hoag, Allison Brennan, and T. Jefferson Parker.  I am currently reading Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn (another of my many favorites) and am just ordering a new author I discovered in the Mystery Club named Tara French.

 

I am looking forward to many good "hints" on new (to me anyway) authors.


 

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sabinafare
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What are Allison Brennan book like, I have never heard of her?  I am looking for new authors.  Preston/Child do not write novels fast enough since I found them a couple years ago.

 

Thanks,

Chelsea

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