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  •  Hi, cfk! (3+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, RiveroftheWest, cfk

    I voted for the Appalachians; I was a child in Oak Ridge, TN, and my sister lives in the fringes in southern Ohio.  

    A few months ago, one of my favorite authors, Lois Bujold, recommended the Peter Grant mysteries by Ben Aaronovitch.  Well, mystery and fantasy; a London police constable becomes apprenticed to the only wizard on the force.  I'm going to quote a couple of sentences to give the flavor, not saying which book and changing a couple of details so as not to be a spoiler.

    "Dr. Walid made a half-arsed attempt to persuade me that it was possible that Stuart had been completely cognizant of his actions and that I had fallen for the clumsy deception of a diseased sociopathic monster.  But I knew he was just trying to make me feel better."

    Gruesome, violent, very funny books.  Three in the series so far.  I've read them out loud to my sister Mimi, and bought paper copies for her, for me, and for Ahianne.

    C'est la vie, c'est la guerre, c'est la pomme de terre.

    by RunawayRose on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 05:02:28 AM PDT

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      RiveroftheWest, RunawayRose

      I am really glad to see you!!

      We have seen quite a bit of the Appalachians over the years and they are wonderful.

      It is nice to find new mystery writers to enjoy.

      I am working through the stories by Julia Spence-Fleming.  The two main protagonists are really neat.  The lady is an Episcopal priest in upstate NY state and she used to fly helicopters in Iraq.

      The Police Chief is older and was in Vietnam.  

      I am also reading mysteries by C. J. Box set in the Big Horn Mountains as I mentioned above.  They are really well plotted.

      I am so glad you came by.  I have missed you!

      Join us at Bookflurries-Bookchat on Wednesday nights 8:00 PM EST

      by cfk on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:00:39 PM PDT

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