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Re: what are you reading?

Auralie - I grew up (literally) on Agatha Christie so I understand your
fondness for the genre'! Also grew up on the classics, was fortunate
that mother was (and is) a reader and I too cannot recall a time when I
didn't have a book in hand.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 3 Dec 2003 18:42:53 EST

>I readily admit that I am an obsessive mystery reader.  I have been an 
>obsessive reader all my life - can't even remember learning to read.  I make no 
>apologies for reading two or three mysteries a week - as an indexer I read more 
>nonfiction books each year than many people read in a decade, and on whatever 
>subject happens to come along.  But for quite a few years now, my recreational 
>reading has been a pile of periodicals, including three or four garden 
>magazines, and endless mysteries.  Sometimes I have to look at the date to be sure I 
>haven't already read the book.  If it has been published within the past six 
>months I can be pretty sure I haven't already read it.  For many years I had a 
>circle of friends who were also mystery readers, and passed shopping bags of 
>them from one to another - four or five people in the circle.  However in the 
>past couple of years the group has collapsed - some died, some moved away.  If an
>yone out there is interested, I could probably send a boxful to be passed 
>  The animal-lovers in this group might enjoy Rita Mae Brown's books with 
>animals as active participants.  There is one series with Sneaky Pie Brown (her 
>cat) that is pretty good, but in the past couple of years she has introduced 
>another series that I find quite interesting.  "Outfoxed" is one, and more 
>recently "Hotspur."  These are set in Southern fox-hunting country, and the social 
>picture is quite significant.  
>  Shirley Rousseau Murphy's Joe Grey series is amusing, but I like it less.  
>This series features supercats that solve the mysteries and give the clues to 
>the police by telephone so that their talking ability will not be discovered.  
>Just too gimicky for my taste.
>In a message dated 12/01/2003 11:59:14 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>cathyc@rnet.com writes:
>> Speaking of mysteries, I like Lindsey Davis' series set in ancient Rome 
>> (plants occasionally figure in some of them), and James Lee Burke's 
>> series of Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux. Then there is Dorothy 
>> Gilman's Mrs Pollifax series (elderly lady who works for the CIA), and 
>> of course Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael who is always growing something 
>> when he isn't solving murders.
>> Cathy
>> On Monday, December 1, 2003, at 11:20 PM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:
>> >Do you recommend it?  I just recently got into mysteries...read all of
>> >Hillerman, Stuart Kaminisky's Moscow detective series, most of P.D.
>> >James...finished the one on food and have now started Pat Barker's 
>> >"Border
>> >Crossing"...his "Regeneration Trilogy" was great...won the Booker 
>> >Prize.
>> >
>> >Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
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