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  •  Hey Susan (8+ / 0-)

    Awfully glad to see you back here, although I enjoyed the diaries by those who stepped up to the plate for you.  

    I have not read the Bess novels, although I have read the Rutledge books, almost all of them, and suspect, since they were the first series, that they are the better for it.  

    I am trying to keep up with some of bookgirl's suggestions for Contemporary Literary Fiction, so have not been reading too many mysteries.  Have just started A Cursed Inheritance by Kate Ellis, a so-so mystery set in a small/medium town, Tradmouth, in Devon.  The
    DI is a Black transplant from London and there is a corollary mystery that took place in Virginia in 1605 that will be tied into the  current one.  So far, a bit of a yawn for me, but it came recommended highly, so will keep on it for awhile.  

    Also, tried the new Elizabeth George and found it terribly turgid, so tossed it back to the library.

    Oh, also forgot that I just read The House at Sea's End (Griffiths), about a group of men patrolling and protecting the seacoast in the Norwich area during WWII, one of whom is responsible for murdering a group of German sailors whose bones were hidden in a cleft which has been washed away by the rising sea levels.  Forensic archaeology with an interesting set of awkward characters, with a bit of a stretch for the ending.  I liked the characters so much, however, that I would read another by the author.

    Hope someone mentions a tantalizing mystery read tonight, for clearly I have had far too many reservations about my recent reads.  Come on, someone suggest a mystery that I will stay up late at night to finish.

    Just waitin' around for the new Amy Winehouse album

    by jarbyus on Mon May 14, 2012 at 06:21:50 PM PDT

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