This mystery reader (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs our help.
Can somebody help me out? Who's the author whose character is an
eccentric Texas (?) Lawyer who limps and wears a cowboy hat, plus a long
suffering woman assistant who was a recent college graduate? Hope you
can help because I'm going crazy wracking my brains.
Cathleen (email@example.com) has a book to recommend.
Just finished Lynda La Plante's "Cold Blood," and enjoyed the ride. PI
Lorraine Page is a gutsy, struggling gal who has more things going against
her than she'll ever have going for her. She uses instinct, common sense,
and chutzpah to get the answers she needs and the leads that are essential to
her solving the case. I sympathized, loathed, and laughed with the other
characters in the book, which for me signals a good read. I didn't realize
until after I read the book that she also authored "Prime Suspect," which
although I haven't read, I did see the PBS mini series which was excellent,
so I guess "Cold Blood" being good was a no-brainer. Hope others of you have
a chance to read it. It is out in paperback.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) is disapponted with Judith McNaught's recent novels.
I have read all of Judith McNaught's books (except her last two) at
least three times. I have never been so disappointed in my life as
when I bought those and read them, they would have been ok if I didn't
know they were hers. They do not compare with Kingdom of dreams ,
Whitney my love and all her others. I hope that what ever has happened
to make this change in her writing is gone soon.
Author Victoria Thompson wrote about our review of
Murder on AStor Place.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Since this is my first try at a
mystery, I was a little apprehensive. Your approval means a lot! It's nice
to know I accomplished what I set out to do.
Donna (email@example.com) was disappointed with the latest
Nevada Barr book, LIBERTY FALLING.
I agreed completely with your evaluation. An avid fan of
Ms. Barr's other books, I struggled and struggled and
finally gave up and didn't finish this one. I even forgot
to check to see whether Molly made it or not. I hope that
Nevada returns to the rural locale's that we all enjoyed,
and introduces some happiness into Anna's life, as well as
the breath-taking excitement that set her mysteries apart.
How about a visit to Zion, where tourists brave narrow
canyons to trek up water filled canyons? Or some of the
southwest locales where native peoples traditions could be
included? A happy ending for one of her gay or lesbian
friends would be nice too!
Jean (Jean.Severson@servicenet.com) is a Jeffery Deaver fan.
Compelling reading! Hooked immediately! I was so excited to find a
follow-up to The Bone Collector! The characters are wonderful and the
suspense riveting! I turned the ringer off my phone so I could read at
night! I didn't want the story to be finished. I usually only
purchase used books, but when I chanced upon this newest title written by
Jeffery Deaver, money was no object! I want more!
Editor's Note: Jean, Jeffrey Deaver's next book, THE LAST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
is scheduled for August release by Simon & Schuster.
This reader (firstname.lastname@example.org) just read THE
APE WHO GUARDS THE BALANCE by Elizabeth Peters.
I agree with you 100%!! Ramses' unrequited love for Nefret really makes
his character real. This was one of my favorite books about Amelia and her
This reader just finished the latest John Sandford novel.
Wow, you're right, this one was terrific! I really thought the last few
Davenport novels were getting too predictable but Clara Rinker is a great
character. It was odd sometimes to be rooting for a hitman (woman?),
but it was great to see Lucas Davenport challenged by such a crafty woman.