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MicheleinPhilly
The Distant Echo | Val McDermid
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Thank goodness for tv executives, otherwise I might never read any of my books. 😉 Karen Pirie is a rather minor character in this; she doesn‘t even appear until about 45% in. I‘m hoping that is rectified in subsequent installments. McDermid is such a pro though, it was still a good read. And now I have yet another series on the go which is useful for when my brain can‘t handle anything else. #StartASeries

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MicheleinPhilly
The Suspect | Michael Robotham
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When the monkey mind starts acting up, we #StartASeries.

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MicheleinPhilly
The Vanishing Season | Joanna Schaffhausen
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A light pick. I love the ‘sole survivor‘ premise but feel like this could have been executed (no pun intended) a little more tightly. I don‘t know if the Woodbury police were being willfully obtuse or they‘ve never heard of Google. The killer was obvious but I‘m hoping the later entries are a bit more polished as I did enjoy the story. #StartASeries

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MicheleinPhilly
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An oldie but goodie. I remember buying this years ago when searching for crime fiction with lesbian protagonists. Lindsay‘s sexuality isn‘t something she wrestles with, she‘s just a gay lady. I found that so refreshing particularly given the fact this was written in 1987 and I was all of 10 years old. 😂 Reads a bit like a cozy mystery. #SeriesRead2021 #StartASeries

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover!! 12mo
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MicheleinPhilly
The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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Discovered this series is coming to Britbox soon so had to quickly get my read in first. 🤓 Cleeves‘ series are perfect for chilly, fall days because they feel like being enveloped in a big, cozy sweater. Her characterizations are always A+ and she builds suspense and dread without being too graphic or gratuitous. #StartASeries #SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView Well done! 14mo
Crazeedi I'm just discovering this author! 14mo
MicheleinPhilly @Crazeedi I just love her. And the tv adaptations are top notch too. 14mo
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AlaMich I should really subscribe to Britbox. I can justify spending the money by remembering that we never go anywhere or do anything. 😂 14mo
Crazeedi @AlaMich sounds like us, so I should probably subscribe too, lol 14mo
Crazeedi @MicheleinPhilly I've not seen any, but I'll bet they're good 14mo
MicheleinPhilly @AlaMich @Crazeedi Britbox and Acorn are our favorite streaming services. We are also homebodies so it‘s a cheap date. ☺️ 14mo
CarolynM I really enjoyed this (my first Ann Cleeves, although I love the TV version of Shetland). I hope they cast the adaptation of this as well as they have the others. 14mo
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MicheleinPhilly
The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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I loved this. The mystery was a bit pedestrian but the cast of characters was delightful. I hope to find a group of spunky, snarky retirees to befriend when I reach old age. I am definitely looking forward to the sequel. #StartASeries #SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView 👍📖📚 1y
squirrelbrain I loved the sequel even more than this one! 😉 1y
TrishB I‘m in for the retirement home! 1y
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MicheleinPhilly @squirrelbrain I‘m looking forward to it! 1y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB 😂 “Stay away from those two. They‘re the troublemakers.” 1y
TrishB You know it! 1y
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I‘m moving into your complex, too. 😆 1y
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen Hell yes! We‘ll take over a whole floor! 1y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Soooo far out of my bloody, gruesome, sadistic mystery comfort zone. I bought a few of these on a whim when I was craving Chinese food. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It was a nice, light palate cleanser during a frantic week. I enjoyed learning about the various members of the community and actually thought that was more central than “who done it?” Will definitely continue.👍🏼 #StartASeries #SeriesRead2021

EvieBee Yay! Michele, I‘ve been collecting these dang books because I have a feeling about them and have yet to read one. Thanks for the push. 🤗♥️ 1y
MicheleinPhilly @EvieBee I keep seeing them on sale and they seem universally beloved. I bought 3 of them but didn‘t order Chinese food. 1y
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DGRachel Sometimes it really is nice to read a mystery that doesn‘t involve gore, child abuse, or rape. 1y
LeahBergen I‘ve been curious about these! 1y
TheSpineView Great job! 1y
DivineDiana @DGRachel Agree wholeheartedly! 1y
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MicheleinPhilly
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I started this yesterday when I couldn‘t find my other Kindle. Mainly because Britbox told me there is a tv series available in a few weeks. I don‘t love the paranormal angle but thankfully it didn‘t play too large of a role. The characters and story definitely allowed me to overlook it for the most part. 👍🏼 #StartASeries #SeriesRead2021

Magpiegem Set in my home town ☺️ xx 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Magpiegem FUN! My wife and I have been talking about doing an all England and Ireland trip because we‘ve both only been to London. I‘ve been to Ireland but she hasn‘t. @Andrew65‘s daily pictures have given us some ideas. ☺️ 2y
RachelAmphlett We watched it when it was on here the other week and we‘re relieved that they stayed quite true to the book, as it‘s one of our favourites! 2y
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Andrew65 This is one of my favourite series, and pleased that they got rid of the supernatural angle from the series. 2y
TheSpineView Great job! 👍 2y
TrishB I love these 👍🏻 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB You were the one who convinced me to buy the first 10 for 15.99 way back when. ☺️ 2y
TrishB Still a bargain 😁 2y
Magpiegem @MicheleinPhilly yes you should! You could do a tour of book locations (I‘ve definitely done this in some of USA). @Andrew65 photos of Devon are so lovely 😊. I have to admit though that I have never been to Ireland 😬 it‘s on my list!!! 2y
Andrew65 @Magpiegem Thanks 😊 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
The Fourth Monkey | J. D. Barker
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A terrifically compelling start to a new series that is most definitely not for the faint of heart. There is quite a bit of grisly gore and 🐀 so you know, fair warning. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks again Elisabeth!!#StartASeries #SeriesRead2021

TrishB I can‘t believe it- I just started reading this today 😁 loving it! 2y
TheSpineView Awesome! 💙📖 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Once again 👯‍♀️. ☺️ 2y
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BarbaraBB I loved this one! Hope you will too @TrishB 2y
TrishB @BarbaraBB loving it so far! 2y
eanderson You‘re welcome!!! I‘m glad you enjoyed it. The series is pretty solid. 😀 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
The Puppet Show | M. W. Craven
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I think I‘ve read 2 books in total this month and was desperate to recapture my reading mojo. This fulfilled that goal and then some. One of the more compelling “first in a series” books I‘ve read in a while. Loved the character dynamics and the plot was really well thought out and executed. Immediately downloaded the rest. 👍🏼 #StartASeries #SeriesRead2021

TrishB I think I was going through one of those slumps too and these really helped! The characters are great. I brought them all too and have now read them before the next is due out. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB It‘s not even that I‘m slumping necessarily. I desperately want to read but work has just been insane. And then when I‘m done, I‘m exhausted. Pesky job. 😒 Happy Mothers‘ Day, love! 😘 2y
TrishB I just worked all afternoon today as had Friday off. It definitely is exhausting. Thank you ❤️ 2y
eanderson This book saved me from a potential slump. The whole series got me going. Glad you enjoyed it. Forewarning.... the second one has a dark eating description and the third is sad but probably my favorite so far in the series. 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
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