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  •  I've requested the book (3+ / 0-)
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    Zoskie, Susan from 29, Aunt Pat

    from the library.  I hope I get it in time to read it before next Monday.  It sounds very good.

    •  It's a pretty quick read. Sorry to spring the (2+ / 0-)
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      myrealname, Aunt Pat

      change without more warning.

      "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

      by Susan Grigsby on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 06:58:51 PM PST

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    •  By happenstance (2+ / 0-)
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      Susan from 29, Aunt Pat

      I picked up Murder on the Leviathon a couple weeks ago at the library, and enjoyed it so that I then read Turkish Gambit.

      Both so well translated that at first I wondered at the historical accuracy of a novel set in Russia by the (I assumed) English writer!

      Now that I know Winter Queen is the first in the series of Erast stories, I'll do that next.

      If you're into light historical mysteries steeped in the time and place, I highly recommend Boris Akunin.

      •  Also read: (2+ / 0-)
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        Susan from 29, Aunt Pat

        The Jack of Spades / Пиковый валет (1886) [6]. A novella about confidence men. Fandorin hunts down a clever gang of swindlers.

        The Decorator / Декоратор (1889) [7]. A novella about a maniac. After ending his string of murders in England, Jack the Ripper surfaces in Moscow. e types

        Ah, now I see how: "Each novel is assigned its own subgenre of detective fiction (conspiracy, political, etc.)"

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