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Labyrinths and Mazes

Some of you may know that, in addition to moderating Mystery, I also moderate Garden and write the Garden Variety blog here. My latest blog topic is labyrinths and mazes, and I thought you might be interested in a couple of books with those as part of the theme.

 

Here's a link to the blog, too:  http://tiny.cc/tgXMt

 

Labyrinth   The Barbara Michaels Audio Treasury   Dancing Floor   The Devil's Labyrinth   LABYRINTH MAKERS   The Labyrinth Key   The Crimson Labyrinth   Labyrinth   Labyrinth   The Mummy Murder   Jealousy and In the Labyrinth   Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth   The Labyrinth Chronicles   The Maze (FBI Series #2)   Into the Labyrinth (Death Gate Cycle #6)   Maze of Death   The Maze in the Heart of the Castle   A Maze of Murderers   Thorne Maze (Elizabeth I Mystery Series)   The Chinese Maze Murders (Judge Dee Series)   The Mirror Maze   Mirror Maze (A Frank Janek Novel)   The Concrete Maze   Murder in the Maze   Killing Maze   Kornstalkers   The Man in the Maze  

 

 

 

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Just a quick addendum: I think The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels is the only book on this list I've actually read, although the first one on the list is in myTBR pile. If any of you have read these or can recommend others, please tell us about them!
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the first one is the only one I've read.  I don't really reacall wether I like it or not so at least that means I didn't hate it.

becke_davis wrote:
Just a quick addendum: I think The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels is the only book on this list I've actually read, although the first one on the list is in myTBR pile. If any of you have read these or can recommend others, please tell us about them!

 

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The Rose Labyrinth  

 

I really enjoyed this one.  It has some paranormal aspects and a love story as well.

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Oh, that does sound good. This is what the B&N page says about it:

 

 

Synopsis

 

From bestselling British author Titania Hardie comes a mystical fiction debut that takes readers on a romantic journey from Elizabethan England to modern-day London where a centuries-old secret awaits.

Before his death in 1609, Queen Elizabeth's spiritual consultant, astrologer, and scientific advisor John Dee hid many of his most astonishing written works, believing that the world was not yet prepared to face the shocking truths that they revealed. For seventeen generations, his female descendants have carefully guarded the secret of his hiding place, waiting for the right moment to bring Dee's ideas to light. That time is now.

In The Rose Labyrinth, Titania Hardie masterfully blends historical fact and fiction as she introduces readers to Lucy King, a beautiful, young documentary producer based in London. With the help of a brilliant group of friends, Lucy races through London, France, and New York to decipher the clues that will eventually lead her to the hidden treasure of the Rose Labyrinth. Along the way she finds true love with Alex Stafford, the doctor who saw her through a life-threatening heart condition and transplant.

A sweeping adventure for readers who loved The Da Vinci Code and The Expected OneThe Rose Labyrinth is a decadent, romantic novel with a historical twist. It features a wonderful mix of literary references, from Shakespeare, to the Romantic poets, to Gabriel Garcia Marquez; the folklore and history of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Paganism; and of course, astrology and numerology, of which Hardie is an expert. As the Rose Labyrinth tells us, the world we think we know is not all that it appears tobe.

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When Lucy King receives a heart transplant, she gets more than a new ticker-she gets the memories, friends and quest of donor Will Stafford, descendant of Queen Elizabeth's spiritual adviser, John Dee. Soon, Lucy's on the trail of a secret protected by generations of Dee's heirs. Unfortunately, ruthless fundamentalists pursue, convinced that Dee's secret holds the key to the Rapture. A softer, semifeminist riff on The Da Vinci Code, Hardie's debut is richly woven, drawing on sources ranging from Elizabethan mysticism to computer games; the intricacy of the quest will pull readers in, but the story loses steam before coasting to a disappointing end. Hardie falls victim to some of the same pitfalls as Brown, letting interesting background material devolve into dry recitation and fact-combing. Further, her characters are almost all kindly, whip-smart do-gooders or swaggering bad guys, and Hardie is reticent to put her heroes in real danger (lest it interfere with their research). She blurs the lines between faith and reason cleverly, but her labyrinth of exposition will probably wear out readers before they find the exit.(Nov.)

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I've read Catherine Coulter's The Maze and it was good, one of her FBI series.

I know I've read others but right now I can't think of any, and I know one was a historical romance but oh well. My memory loss is probably due to old age and loosing my mind.  :womanwink:

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dhaupt wrote:

I've read Catherine Coulter's The Maze and it was good, one of her FBI series.

I know I've read others but right now I can't think of any, and I know one was a historical romance but oh well. My memory loss is probably due to old age and loosing my mind.  :womanwink:


I just checked, and that Catherine Coulter one is in my TBR pile. I've moved it to the top, but there are a bunch of other books I want to read first. Thanks!