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I never realized B&N had a forum, but I was looking for new suggestions on books to read and happened upon the many helpful conversations here.  I'm excited for the interaction and feedback.  A little bit about me, I'm 27 and recently finished getting my MA.  While I try to figure out what to do with my life, I'm enjoying having free time to once again pleasure read, since I haven't been able to do it in so long. Can't wait to see what some members favorites are and pick up some new books to read.  (Providing my overflowing book shelf can handle it) ;-) 


Thanks so much for joining us! If you're looking for new books to read, tell us a little about your favorite books and we'll come up with suggestions for you. You might want to consider getting more bookshelves, though... ;-)

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P. D. James is long-time favorite of mine as well.  There's something about the British restraint that works so well in traditional mysteries. Now I'm looking forward to starting one of Erin Hart's Irish mysteries.  Any one out there familiar with her work?

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JeanHarrington wrote:

P. D. James is long-time favorite of mine as well.  There's something about the British restraint that works so well in traditional mysteries. Now I'm looking forward to starting one of Erin Hart's Irish mysteries.  Any one out there familiar with her work?


Hi Jean - Yay! I'm glad you were able to sign in. Erin Hart has a lot of fans here - she's been a featured author here, too.

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FYI - Jean is our featured author the week of April 15!

 

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FYI - Jean is our featured author the week of April 15!

 

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Looking forward to meeting Jean, becke, and that book of hers looks interesting. Seems I have been reading a lot of mysteries lately that either have a foodie or vintage clothing tie-in.

 

Don't know how active I will be on the forum that week, though. On the 19th is when a group of my female cousins from my Mom's side of the family are coming to the Phoenix area for a reunion. I've already arranged a couple of restaurant reservations, and am still in the process of checking out some other dining places and shops that I think they might be interested in.Friday I was in Old Town Glendale/Catlin Court. I went to the Visitor's Center and picked up a bunch of brochures and had a nice conversation with the woman who was working there. Ended up dining at Cee Cee's on the Corner. It's located in an older bungalow-type house, built in the late 1800's and filled with antiques and other collectibles. The Salmon Salad I had there was delicious, and so the place is going on my list of those I will be recommending to my cousins. Then yesterday, I talked my Mom and Dad into going with me to check out a restaurant in one of the nearby shopping centers located close to the hotel my cousins will be staying at. We dined at Shane's Rib Shack. I ordered the Sampler Plate so I got ribs, pulled pork, and chicken tenders plus two sides that came with it. The portions were H-U-G-E! It was quite a bit more meat than I am used to eating at one setting, but must admit the ribs and pulled pork were delicious. The setting is a bit rustic so not sure if it would down my cousin's alley, but I will certainly discuss it with them. Ah, the joys of research!!!!!

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Fricka wrote:

becke_davis wrote:

FYI - Jean is our featured author the week of April 15!

 

Killer Kitchens  


Looking forward to meeting Jean, becke, and that book of hers looks interesting. Seems I have been reading a lot of mysteries lately that either have a foodie or vintage clothing tie-in.

 

Don't know how active I will be on the forum that week, though. On the 19th is when a group of my female cousins from my Mom's side of the family are coming to the Phoenix area for a reunion. I've already arranged a couple of restaurant reservations, and am still in the process of checking out some other dining places and shops that I think they might be interested in.Friday I was in Old Town Glendale/Catlin Court. I went to the Visitor's Center and picked up a bunch of brochures and had a nice conversation with the woman who was working there. Ended up dining at Cee Cee's on the Corner. It's located in an older bungalow-type house, built in the late 1800's and filled with antiques and other collectibles. The Salmon Salad I had there was delicious, and so the place is going on my list of those I will be recommending to my cousins. Then yesterday, I talked my Mom and Dad into going with me to check out a restaurant in one of the nearby shopping centers located close to the hotel my cousins will be staying at. We dined at Shane's Rib Shack. I ordered the Sampler Plate so I got ribs, pulled pork, and chicken tenders plus two sides that came with it. The portions were H-U-G-E! It was quite a bit more meat than I am used to eating at one setting, but must admit the ribs and pulled pork were delicious. The setting is a bit rustic so not sure if it would down my cousin's alley, but I will certainly discuss it with them. Ah, the joys of research!!!!!


Jean has visited with us several times before:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/Jean-Harrington-on-Agatha-Christie-s-AND-THEN-THERE-W...

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/Guest-Blog-by-Author-JEAN-HARRINGTON/m-p/1345062/high...

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/Guest-Blog-by-Author-JEAN-HARRINGTON/m-p/1265245/high...

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I LOVE Betty Boop!!!  That's a really pretty one.

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becke_davis wrote:


I LOVE Betty Boop!!!  That's a really pretty one.


I thought it was a hot pink kind of day! :-)

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How time flies...

 

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Hello. My name is Larry Patrick Shriner, and I am a published crime novelist. I currently have three novels in print – Epilogue for Murder, Angel Falling, and Shadowstalker.  They are hard boiled private detective novels set in Florida and  Georgia. I am excited about posting here, and just wanted to share a bit  about me as an introduction. I also have website at www.larryshriner.net and a blog at lpshriner.blogspot.com. I promise you will hear from me and welcome comments on my work. Thank you

 

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Hello. My name is Larry Patrick Shriner, and I am a published crime novelist. I currently have three novels in print – Epilogue for Murder, Angel Falling, and Shadowstalker.  They are hard boiled private detective novels set in Florida and  Georgia. I am excited about posting here, and just wanted to share a bit  about me as an introduction. I also have website at www.larryshriner.net and a blog at lpshriner.blogspot.com. I promise you will hear from me and welcome comments on my work. Thank you

 

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Hi Larry - I'm sorry I had to edit your post but since this site is hosted by Barnes & Noble, no other booksellers can be mentioned here. I can't find your books on Nook, but if at some time they become available through BN.com, let me know and I'll add the links!

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Dear Larry...I just Found Your Books on BN...So Becke can you post them BC I can't seem to...Congrats Larry I also pinned 1 on Pinterest under E-Mysteries ,,,Susan
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Thanks, Susan. I tried searching with Google instead of the Add Product link and I see why one of them didn't work. For some reason it's listed at B&N as "Mr. Larry Patrick Shriner." Here's that one:

 

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This one didn't show up in a product search at B&N either, but did show up in a Google search:

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/angel-falling-larry-patrick-shriner/1009214471?ean=9780595712489

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Thanks Becke...I can't find Add Product...Format must be different now...Susan
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Thanks Becke...I can't find Add Product...Format must be different now...Susan

Add a link to a product on Barnes & Noble

 

You should see this image (above) in the toolbar above the comment box after you click "Reply." You can choose books, ebooks, audio, etc.

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Greetings!
 
Spring is here at last which means we're gearing up for the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York City, followed by the Malice Domestic Conventionin suburban Washington, D.C., in May. Brian and I hope to see many of you at one or the other of these events. If not, perhaps our paths will cross at Bouchercon in Albany, New York, or  Magna Cum Murder in Indianapolis later this year.
 
To get you in the spring spirit, Senior Editor Teri Duerr has pulled together a dream team of crime writers to choose their favorite baseball mysteries. Teri is also responsible for the spiffy new look of "At the Scene." Pretty, isn't it?
 
We're busily working away on the Spring Issue #129, which you'll receive later this month. If your subscription is coming to an end, don't forget to renew. You won't want to miss this issue!
 
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It's one week to the day that my cousins arrived in Phoenix for our reunion. We all had a introductory dinner at an Olive Garden restaurant that was approximately one mile from the hotel where they were staying, and my  mom & dad, brother and his wife, and nephew and his wife and their baby daughter were all in attendance as well. Some of my cousins mistook my nephew for his dad at first, which was pretty funny. Lots of picture-taking, of course, and catching up with relatives whom we hadn't seen for years, sometimes decades made it  a memorable evening. Later at the hotel we exchanged photographs and swapped family stories.

The next day, it was back to all females as we descended on Old Town Glendale and had fun visiting shops located in renovated older homes, and having lunch at The Spicery. That was wonderful as the restaurant had put us all in the same room(luckily we all fit!) and the cousins loved the old-time decor. The food was great too, by the way. If you are ever in the Glendale area, this is a must-see.

 

 
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It's one week to the day that my cousins arrived in Phoenix for our reunion. We all had a introductory dinner at an Olive Garden restaurant that was approximately one mile from the hotel where they were staying, and my  mom & dad, brother and his wife, and nephew and his wife and their baby daughter were all in attendance as well. Some of my cousins mistook my nephew for his dad at first, which was pretty funny. Lots of picture-taking, of course, and catching up with relatives whom we hadn't seen for years, sometimes decades made it  a memorable evening. Later at the hotel we exchanged photographs and swapped family stories.

The next day, it was back to all females as we descended on Old Town Glendale and had fun visiting shops located in renovated older homes, and having lunch at The Spicery. That was wonderful as the restaurant had put us all in the same room(luckily we all fit!) and the cousins loved the old-time decor. The food was great too, by the way. If you are ever in the Glendale area, this is a must-see.

 

 

I love the quote and the beautiful table setting! Thanks for sharing your reunion news - what fun! The closest we get to reunions in our family is when someone gets married, and even then we rarely get the whole group. I hope you took a ton of pictures!