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May at the Mystery Book Club - International Crime

As some of you know, I've been agonizing over the best way to feature "international" mysteries - that is, mysteries set in exotic locales.

 

I ran into several problems. First, many books are set in multiple places, hopping all over the globe. Some are set partly in the U.S. and partly in other countries. This made it difficult when I tried to split up authors/books by country or continent.

 

Also, I'll be on the road part of the month which ruled out having a repeat of the February Month of Romantic Suspense format, where we had a different author visiting each day.

 

So, this is what I've come up with. I've invited four authors to visit, each of whom has written at least one book set in an exotic location. I haven't had confirmations from everyone yet, but I've invited:

 

LEIGHTON GAGE


JAMES ROLLINS


ERIN HART


JO NESBO

 

In addition, I'll have a separate thread where you can all post your own recommendations for "international" books. In some cases, the books may be difficult to find or the authors may have died. I still want to feature those books, especially if they are favorites of yours.

 

We'll do this again, and I'll keep adding to the list. Be sure to let me know if you find an author you'd like me to invite for the next round. I hope you'll join us in May!

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I hope Erin can drop by to say Hello.

I love her books.

Four authors will be a busy month.

I will find out more on 3 authors I don't know a lot about.

Looks like 4 good choices.

Luanne

 

becke_davis wrote:

 

 

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I decided not to pick a particular country - or continent, for that matter - because so many books jump from place to place. And James Rollins, for instance, has books set in all kinds of exotic places.

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Running from the Devil Change of plans - James Rollins is on a deadline so we will postpone his visit until I feature thrillers and suspense novels later in the year.

 

 

Instead, we'll have a visit from another author I think you'll be interested to meet: Jamie Freveletti. I wasn't familiar with her books, but I'm very glad to have discovered them! (I've posted Running from the Devil in hardback and paperback.)

 

 

Running from the Devil

 

 

 

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Cool Becke thanks, they all look great and you know how I feel about Ms. Hart.

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I haven't heard back definitely from Erin Hart or Jo Nesbo, but I'll feature their books even if they can't visit.

 

And you all are encouraged to recommend your own "international" favorites - I'll have a special thread for that.

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Can we post our recommendations here? It just happens that mysteries set in exotic locales are my favorites, thanks for choosing this topic. I have two brand new titles I recommend: "In All My Sad Dreaming" by John Caulfied, a mystery set in South Africa. "Desert of the Mind" by R.B. Clague, a paranormal mystery set in the Australian desert. Both got great reviews.

 

Zorina

 

Desert of the Mind 

 

In All My Sad Dreaming  

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ZorinaVA wrote:

Can we post our recommendations here? It just happens that mysteries set in exotic locales are my favorites, thanks for choosing this topic. I have two brand new titles I recommend: "In All My Sad Dreaming" by John Caulfied, a mystery set in South Africa. "Desert of the Mind" by R.B. Clague, a paranormal mystery set in the Australian desert. Both got great reviews.

 

Zorina

 

Desert of the Mind 

 

In All My Sad Dreaming  

 

 

Ooh those both look good. Thanks

And welcome to the club Zorina.

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Hi Zorina - yes, please do add your recommendations! I'll have a separate thread where you all can list your favorites in May. This will be a recurring feature, so keep those ideas coming!

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Gosh..My  Anxiety lessens..Whatever is chosen,whatever we read..I am in..My Mind Thanks you...Suze..Mirroring pen Some new Authors for me..Excellent..,,

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Two visits are confirmed: 

 

Leighton Gage will visit the week of May 3


Jamie Freveletti will visit the week of May 18

 

Still working on the others!

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Make that three - Erin Hart is in!! I will post her week shortly - stand by, I know a lot of you were waiting with bated breath for her response.

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Thanks for the invitation, Becke! Just checking to make sure I can post messages here...

 

All the best,

Erin Hart

 

mail@erinhart.com

FALSE MERMAID / Scribner, March 2010 - Selected by booksellers as an Indie Next Notable
LAKE OF SORROWS / Scribner & Pocket Books, Minnesota Book Award Finalist
HAUNTED GROUND / Scribner & Pocket Books, Agatha and Anthony Award nominee
http://www.erinhart.com
http://erinhartbooks.blogspot.com/

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Erin,

I am so glad you will be with us.

I am from Minnesota and have went to your events.

I just attended an event recently in the Minneapolis area for False Mermaids.

Can't wait for the discussion.

Welcome to our little world here.

Luanne

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bogwriter wrote:

Thanks for the invitation, Becke! Just checking to make sure I can post messages here...

 

All the best,

Erin Hart

 

mail@erinhart.com

FALSE MERMAID / Scribner, March 2010 - Selected by booksellers as an Indie Next Notable
LAKE OF SORROWS / Scribner & Pocket Books, Minnesota Book Award Finalist
HAUNTED GROUND / Scribner & Pocket Books, Agatha and Anthony Award nominee
http://www.erinhart.com
http://erinhartbooks.blogspot.com/

 

Hi Erin - I'm glad you were able to sign in. I just put in a request to get you an "author" tag.

 

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Re: May at the Mystery Book Club - International Crime

I got some of these books at the library yesterday.

 

I will be reading Buried Strangers by Leighton Gage this week since he will be here next week.

 

I also got a copy of Nemesis by Jo Nesbo, Haunted Ground by Erin Hart and Judas Strain by James Rollins.

 

Can't wait for the discussions!

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