Skip to comments.Free Republic Book Club, Week of 3/12/05
Posted on 03/12/2005 8:24:51 PM PST by Tanniker Smith
This week's topic, as noted last week, is mysteries.
Next week's topic has yet to be determined.
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My apologies for the lateness of this posting, but it has been one really hectic week, and another one is starting tomorrow.
A few items that I need to bring up: first, if you check this thread and notice that no one has posted yet in a given day, feel free to give it a bump so newcomers have a chance to stumble across our little club.
Second, we need a topic for next week. I'm open as to how to pick it.
Third, I will be at a science fiction convention next weekend, so I won't be able to start a new thread unless it's started on Friday (early afternoon) or sometime on Monday. Sunday night is probably out -- besides being Palm Sunday, I usually only average about 6 hours sleep for the weekend (the whole thing, not per night).
Now let us discuss -- whodunit!
Is this a new group?
Just finished INTELLECTUAL MORONS by Flynn.
Highly reccomended, but he is against the war, be warned about that chapter
Also finished WAR STORIES part 2, Ollie North, stories from the Pacific, great read.
Man, that was quick. I haven't even dug out the ping list yet!
The butler did it.
ping. Sorry, mess up your id on the ping list. fixed it.
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Add me to the ping list please.
Can I get on the list too, please? And I always enjoyed the Robert Parker mysteries. For funny mysteries, check out Carl Hiaasen. He has written some very funny stories..
The Dark Place
A very good anthropological murder mystery. Some nice historical (anthropological) accuracy.
No, the butler did not do it. Hint, murder weapon: atl-atl.
Have any of you read Shadow of Deception, by Gary Carmody?
I am wondering if it's worth the read.
Q: are Sherlock Holmes stories mysteries? The reader can't really solve them. Information is held back. This is not that case with Christie books. The clues are there if you can put them together.
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Michael Connelly,John Sandford,Laurence Block are my favorites.
I'm reading Greg Bean now----one of his Victory,WY books.
My first mysteries were the Happy Hollisters series.
Anyone else remember Pete, Pam, Ricky, Holly and Sue?
As to adult fare, Miss Marple stories by Agatha Christie (pinging our own Miss M!) and I do consider Sherlock Holmes to be mysteries.
I need to ponder something to recommend that might be different.
(I have lots of Perry Mason paperbacks I got from my grandmother...I read them all when I first acquired them years ago...)
Has anyone read this "mystery novel"?
Analyzing The Anthrax Attacks
by Edward G. Lake
A comprehensive, detailed analysis of all the publicly available information about the anthrax attacks of 2001.
The book presents known facts, analyzes those facts and presents conclusions as to what the facts mean.
Errors by the FBI, the CDC, by other government organizations and by the media are examined. Conspiracy theories are debunked. Facts are laid out for examination.
My classmates read "The Happy Hollisters," while I checked out "The Hardy Boys." I really liked "The Mark on the Door." The newer HB series, where one of the girlfriends gets blown up in a car bombing, doesn't quite suit me, though.
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My favorite "new" mysteries are Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey books. I had the misfortune of starting with THE NINE TAILORS, which really didn't suit me, but then started at the beginning of the series with WHOSE BODY? and was rewarded by getting totally sucked into the series! I love Lord Peter (who, I suspect, is a remote ancestor of Miles Vorkosigan, if I may mention a SF hero -- of sorts), and it was such fun to see Sayers develop his character throughout the series. I also love Harriet Vane, whom Sayers introduces as his romantic foil late in the series. Just too, too much for for an anglophile like me! (And Sayers is good about giving you all the clues you need.)
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