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  •  I had to vote for M.C. Beaton (6+ / 0-)

    I love Hamish MacBeth and have even grown to like Agatha Raisin.  I love writers who make me laugh!

    Rhys Bowen wrote a marvelous collection of mysteries about handsome Constable Evans in Snowdonia.  They were so good I felt driven to visit Snowdonia myself.  I asked her on her Web site why she wasn't writing them any more and she said the publishers lost interest in publishing them.  Faugh!

    So instead I consoled myself with her "Royal Spyness" series--a new one has just come out, good--and her Molly Murphy series. The latter is set in turn-of-the-century New York. I enjoy the lesbian feminists who are Molly's greatest friends.

    Lately I've been on a Caro Peacock kick, devouring the Liberty Lane mysteries one after the other.  With regard to what you were saying about romance, cfk--when will Liberty realize that Amos is the man for her, despite his having been born into a different social class?  They could always emigrate to Australia or America (the action is set in the England of the 1840s).

    Sometimes people are in love with people and don't realize they are, but it's hugely irritating when the reader realizes it and the character doesn't!

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 07:33:37 PM PDT

    •  I agree (5+ / 0-)
      Sometimes people are in love with people and don't realize they are, but it's hugely irritating when the reader realizes it and the character doesn't!
      That is why I admire Lindsey Davis so much.  

      I guess it is hard to keep a mystery series going with the same boyfriend or lover.  

      I did order the first Peacock and it will be here before too long.  Thanks for mentioning the series!

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      by cfk on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 07:41:29 PM PDT

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