John (John.Marley@bskyb.com) is a Michael Connelly fan.
Just to say Angel's Flight is for my money the best Bosch yet, and probably
Connelly's best overall. How does he keep getting better?
We received this mail from another new visitor (Seaeyemar@aol.com).
I really enjoy your site. I am a voracious reader and become very
disappointed when none of the mystery/thriller/suspense writers I enjoy
reading have nothing new in print. Your site has led me to some terrific
writers that I'm happy to add to my favorites list.
Although this book might fall through the cracks of mystery writing, I would
like to recommend Killing Mr. Watson, by Peter Matthiessen. His characters
are as real life as Florida crackers can be, his re-creation of history is
fascinating, and even though you know that Mr. Watson is going to end up
dead, you can't wait to read the accounts of the witnesses and near
I also recommend Killing time by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. Once I into the
cadence and lingo of the British characters, I felt every step a part of the
solving of the murder mystery.
I have recommended this site to my reading compatriots and we all agree that
it is one of the best.
Dottie (email@example.com) enjoyed FACE OF DECEPTION by Iris Johansen.
Loved this book and can't wait for the sequel! I have enjoyed Iris'
books since the mid-eighties. I have in my library almost all of
her books. She is a great mystery writer.
Ceebee in Sun city (CCast75193@aol.com) has some suggestions for the reading looking for mysteries set in the Southwest.
Other authors who use Southwest settings: Satterthwaite's (can't remember
first name) Joshua Croft series, Sarah Lovett and J.A. Jance.
This reader (TiBlack@aol.com) is reading HOMEPORT by Nora Roberts.
I'm in the middle of Homeport, and I'm very distracted. The statue at
the center of the story is described as 94 cm and 24 kilos -- that is a yard
tall and 50 pounds -- and the characters behave as if it were a foot tall and
under 10 pounds.
Ms. Roberts *really* needs a metric ruler and a set of metric kitchen
scales. I spent 3 years living in Europe, and lived in the metric system so
that its weights and measures are as familiar as the English system. Things
like this in a book, any book, really make me very unhappy -- measuring
little details like this is cheap and easy, and it disappoints me that she
would pretend her metric measures -- it's so easy to do it right.
Judy (firstname.lastname@example.org) just read the latest J.D. Robb book.
I totally agree with your review of J.D. Robb's latest book, "conspiracy
in death". I have read all of the books by J.D. Robb as well as Nora
Roberts romance novels. I enjoy the Eve Dallas stories the most. Each
succeeding book reveals more of Eve's character. I get the feeling that
J.D. Robb will eventually allow Eve to "find " herself since she doesn't
really know who she is. Remember she was named by a social worker.
continues to evolve as a result of her relationship with Roark. She is
growing more comfortable with her inner most feelings. In the latest book,
she edges closer to finding her past. This is a more subtle part of all the
Eve Dallas stories. If you have read them all, you can see Eve emerging
into the light. I can't wait for each new book to come out. I snatch it up
and devour it in two day max. I have my friends hooked on the Eve Dallas
stories as well.
J.D. Robb' does a superior job of painting her futuristic backdrop and
while as you say, the world where Eve lives is dark, Eve and Roark together
bring a ray of light in to that dark world. Old fashion love and
friendship prevent the Eve Dallas stories from being too bleak.
Steve ( Godzzla@worldnet.att.net) recently discovered Jeffery Deaver..
I just finished both books and instantly became a huge Deaver fan.
I quickly got into both main characters and really cared about what happened to them.
Deaver knows how to develop these characters (especially Amelia and Lincoln)
The Bone Collector introduced us to Lincoln, but the relationship
developed into great reading in The Coffin Dancer.
I enjoyed Lincoln's
revelations the best, the twists and turns, bombs and bullets kept me on
the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. Hopefully, Deaver is not
through with these characters. I would like to see a few more additions
to this series, but sometimes authors don't want to continue a series may
stereotype their work. Anyway, I heard a film is in the words of The Bone
Collector and hopefully it will do the book justice.
This reader (email@example.com) has a New Jersey author to recommend.
Jane Rubino has written a series of mystery novels set in the Atlantic City
and southern NJ area (DEATH OF A DJ '95, FRUITCAKE '97, and CHEAT THE DEVIL
'98). I think the series is great, full of interesting characters humor,
romance and of course clever mystery. A forth novel is in the works.
This reader has a new historical mystery to recommend.
I just read Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson and thought it
was very good. Set in turn of
the century NY, it really taught me a lot about police and politics of
the time. There
are 2 main characters, a midwife and a policeman. I can only hope it's the
start of a new series.