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DEAD FLOATING LOVERS (2009) by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

I've had 3 of the 4 books in this series for 3 weeks, and had to renew today.

Dead Floating Lovers is the 2nd book in the series, but I'm having trouble getting the first book, Dead Dancing Women (2008). I hate not starting with the first book, but am running out of time...

So far, it's good. About Emily Kincaid, 34, divorced reporter, failed writer, and friend, Deputy Dolly Wakowski, 33, who live in the UP of Michigan... and Emily's dog, Sorrow...

This is book 18 of 2012 for me..

THE MASTER BUTCHERS SINGING CLUB (2005) by Louise Erdrich



Doing this in a discussion group as long as I'm able...

Book 17 of 2012

FORCE OF BLOOD (2011) by Joseph Heywood

8th book in about Grady Service, Conservation Officer in the UP of MI in Heywood's Woods Cop series.





http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/H_Authors/Heywood_Joseph.html



17 of 2012

DISCO FOR THE DEPARTED(2006) by Colin Cotterill

Just started and am enjoying. It's the 3rd in a series about Dr. Siri Paiboun, a coroner, in Laos during the 70's.

You wouldn't believe the humor in a series about this sad time in this sad place. Dr. Siri is a shaman who sees ghosts who like to help him figure out who killed them. I'm grateful to petronius for his post about Thirty-Three Teeth where he mentioned Dr. Siri was a shaman (that was all I needed to get me to read the series because of my love for James Doss, who has a lady shaman in his series who also sees spirits of the dead, but in Colorado).

It takes palce after the Viet Nam war when communist Pathet Lao moved south into Laos bringing lots of problems for Laotians who supported the Americans. I'm glad that there are 5 more books in this series.

Lydia Leftcoast also recommends this Colin Cotterill. He is good-looking and has bedroom eyes (but I'm sure that's not why she recommends him), and I am about 40 years too old for him.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/C_Authors/Cotterill_Colin.html

16th book of 2012

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST(2009) by Stieg Larsson

is the 3rd in the Millenium Trilogy...

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/L_Authors/Larsson_Stieg.html

You have a lot of books and information in your post, but I found it difficult to read. You younger people can sort things out in your minds a lot easier and faster....

I usually stick with mysteries, and I can see only 2 mysteries by Jonathan Lethem:

Gun, With Occasional Music(1994) and Motherless Brooklyn(1999). Have your read either of these - were they any good?

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/L_Authors/Lethem_Jonathan.html

DEATH OF A DENTIST(1997) by M. C. Beaton

This is the 13th of the Hamish MacBeth series. I'm a bit disappointed in this one so far, and the last one.

When I started the Hamish books, Beaton always had "herself" or "himself" taking the place of she or he in many instances, as some might speak in the Highlands. For example, one could ask, "Where is Priscilla?", and the reply might be "Herself has gone to town," or "What is herself doing?". In Macho, that I just finished, there was no "herself" or "himself" anywhere in the story. And though I'm only a quarter way through Dentist, havent seen it yet, and I have browsed the whole book to find a usage of them. I miss this quaint and charming local speak and hope that Beaton gets back to it.


My 15th of the year...

DEATH OF A MACHO MAN(1996) by M. C. Beaton

This is book 12 of the Hamish Macbeth series.....takes place in the Highlands in Scotland. Hamish, among others, is one of my beaus.....


My 14th book of 2012

Almost done with the first one

Stopped at the library for the 2nd, An Advancement of Learning.

Hill's style is different than anyone else's as far as mysteries go.

But now I have 14 books to read, and I shouldn't even be buying green bananas, like ole George said.....

I love the list on top. When there's a new book added, I can see right away as soon as I open the group, and I always feel like posting when it's the top one.

A CLUBBABLE WOMAN by Reginald Hill


This is the first of the Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels. They're police inspectors in Yorkshire, England.

I'm already absorbed and only on page 6. Having trouble trying to figure out what's going on because it starts at a rugby game of rather old players (over 30) and it's a rough game.

I think I'm going to like this one.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/H_Authors/Hill_Reginald.htm

My Book 13 of 2012

PS Hey DUgosh - didja ever think you'd be a pinup girl at your fairly ripe (not old though) age? Too corny, but couldn't resist.

MOTOR CITY BLUE (1980)

This is the very first book of the Detroit series featuring Amos Walker, PI. Amos' speech and thoughts are entrenched in a mobster-based language that takes some getting used to...almost like reading a book by a foreign author
Lots of goofy characters and action after bit of a slow start, and it's moving along at a fast pace.
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