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  •  Proof of Guilt is on my kindle, but I felt I had (11+ / 0-)

    to read the series in order, so there it sits, staring at me every time I hit the HOME button.

    The latest Crombie that I started seemed to open with a discussion of child care. Which was probably more interesting to fans who had read the entire series than it was to me as a newcomer. OTOH, it did cause me to start reading the series from the beginning.

    Only in the darkness can you see the stars - Martin Luther King, Jr

    by Susan Grigsby on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:20:47 PM PST

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    •  Charles Todd's books.... (10+ / 0-)

      are wonderful.
      Detective Ian Rutledge is an incredibly addicting protagonist as a former soldier of WWI.  It is important to read the books in order, not that they don't stand alone, they do, but because there are references to previous events.  And there is very definite twist, which I won't give away.
      I found one at a used bookstore (it was a later entry in the series) and knew I needed to get to know Rutledge better (and knew then I should read them in order).
      There is also a much fewer book series about a nurse from the same time era, WWI.  Only read one book in that series and it was good, but I missed Ian!

      I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

      by Lilyvt on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:09:30 PM PST

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      •  I read all of those (9+ / 0-)

        very fast about a year ago, kind of racing with cfk and Bookflurries. Am now re-reading and paying attention not only to character development but the larger story arc and the immense amount of history research that went into them.

        Do read the Bess Crawfords, too. There's a recurring character in both series, and I'm hoping that at some point the story lines will cross.

        We are often so identified with whatever thoughts we may be having that we don’t realize the thoughts are a commentary on reality, and not reality itself. -- Gangaji

        by Mnemosyne on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:14:45 PM PST

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        •  Yup.... (5+ / 0-)

          The one Bess Crawford book I read was good and I will read all of them (but I did miss Ian).
          The sense of time and manners and the descriptions of late teens/early 20's England and her peoples in all the books I have read are so detailed and written with such care they bring a vibrant, yet turbulent, era to life.

          I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

          by Lilyvt on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:39:19 AM PST

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    •  my rec button has been taken,and me a T.U. too (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Susan from 29

      A sign i shl rejoin thread xt monday.

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 03:25:06 AM PST

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