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Writing Crime Fiction | Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating
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Going to a week long crime writing retreat in a month. I have to write a page about my favourite crime book. How am I supposed to choose one? I can‘t even write the pre-assignment 🤯🫣😫😧

Ruthiella Flip a coin! You are right, it is impossible to choose. 6d
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Vengeance is Mine | Michael Wood
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“This is a title you‘ve been invited to view” - oh, such beautiful words! I absolutely ❤️❤️❤️❤️ this series!! @Andrew65 and what is she wearing… 🤣

TrishB I‘m loving this series too! I think I‘m on number 6. 7d
Tove_Reads @TrishB One of the best series ever. Michael however corrected me on X. This is not a Matilda book. But a new one will soon be published ❤️ 6d
Andrew65 Michael has joined the red coat brigade! 😍 4d
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I might just have bought several Ben Hope books 🤷🏼#onsale #notsorry ❤️

Andrew65 Not something to be sorry about for definite, wonderful books. I‘m waiting for my library hold to come in for the latest one. 1w
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Name an author/authors whose writing blow your mind! For me for example Oscar Wilde, John Boyne, Jeffrey Archer, and William Kent Krueger. Not only a great storyteller, but more talking about the writing style. That je ne sais quoi, you know. 🥰

Tove_Reads Harlan Coben 🥰 2w
wanderinglynn Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Martha Wells, Robin Hobb, John Irving 2w
Kimberlone Junot Díaz, Isabel Allende, Donna Tartt, Joan Didion, Margaret Atwood, Emily St John Mandel, Jon Krakauer, Kazuo Ishiguro 2w
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dabbe John Steinbeck, R.F. Kuang, Ann Patchett 2w
BarbaraJean J.R.R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Mark Helprin, Emily St. John Mandel, Ron Hansen, Dorothy Sayers, Dorothy Dunnett, Leif Enger, N.K. Jemisin, Ted Chiang 2w
lil1inblue V.E. Schwab, Louise Erdrich, Barbara Kingsolver, N.K. Jemisin, Margaret Atwood, Terry Tempest Williams, Joan Didion 2w
shortsarahrose Herman Melville, Elena Ferrante, Jeff VanderMeer, Maggie Nelson, George Orwell 2w
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes James McBride, Heather Fawcett (Emily Wilde series), Erin Morgenstern, Katherine Arden, Richard Osman, Neil Gaiman, Craig Johnson, Louise Penny, Heather Webber 2w
RobES Sarah Perry, Claire Keegan, Katherine Rundell, Charlotte Bronte 2w
BarbaraBB Elizabeth Strout, Valerie Perrin, J Robert Lennon, Edith Wharton, Daphne DuMaurier, Iris Murdoch, Salman Rushdie, Karl Ove Knausgard 2w
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Paths of Glory | Jeffrey Archer
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Took 25 books to this “take one, leave one” book trolley at the mall, and found this one! For once it went this way, but very satisfied 🙂

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The Death Watcher | Chris Carter
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Published June 6 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🥳🥳🥳🥳

EadieB @Tove_Reads Looks good! 2w
Andrew65 Love this series. 1w
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Thank you CJ Sansom for the great Shardlake series that I enjoyed very much! So sad to hear that your earthly journey has ended 😢 Rest in Peace

EadieB @Tove_Reads So very sad! He was a great writer! 3w
dabbe I am beyond sad! 😢 3w
Ruthiella Such a loss. 😢 3w
Andrew65 Oh no didn‘t know this, this is terrible. No more Shardlake. RIP 😢 3w
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Think Twice | Harlan Coben
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So far this year has been bad in so many ways and the world has gone crazy, and more bad news coming… so time to focus on books!!! Look at some of the books of 2024!!!! And so many more great ones coming. Just finished the latest DK Hood, Angela Marsons, and a new Department Q coming… ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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The Black Loch | Peter May
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Oh WOW!!! Book number 4 in the Lewis trilogy (all trilogies seem to be 4 or 5 books nowadays… 🫣). But, tbh this is one of my top three trilogies of all time!!! So, thinking I need to reread. Rarely do it, but seems appropriate now.

Andrew65 Can‘t wait for this. I‘m with you let;s re-read the trilogy first. One of my favourite trilogies too. 4w
andrew61 I wasn't aware of a new part in this series, which I loved, definitely keep my eyes peeled, thanks. 4w
EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 Great trilogy! Glad he is writing another book! 3w
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Andrew65 @EadieB Me too! 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 I‘m really excited about this. It will be out in September! 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB Like you I can‘t wait. Such a brilliant trilogy. 3w
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Whispering Shadows: A Novel | Jan-Philipp Sendker
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Started reading this book and it is oddly drawing me in and I‘m enjoying it. It‘s a bit different. Anyone read it?

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Highly recommended! 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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Wooohooo! Love it 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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The next 4 books I will read 🥰🥰🥰🥰 Amazing authors! ❤️🥳

EadieB Looks great! I‘m about to read about 20 books on NetGalley! One of them is Murder at Land‘s End by Sally Rigby. (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 I‘m looking forward to reading Guilty Mothers, which I have been approved for. 1mo
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🥰🥰🥰🥳🥳

squirrelbrain Ooh thank you - just requested it. 1mo
Tove_Reads @squirrelbrain 👍🏽👍🏽got mine in 3 minutes 🤣 1mo
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Spirit Crossing | William Kent Krueger
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Ooooooih! In August! I absolutely loooove this series! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 Book number 20 ❤️

EadieB @Tove_Reads Great book! Can‘t wait to read it! 2mo
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Started reading these two. Decided with @Andrew65 yesterday that we‘d start reading the Thacker book. We also discussed Carson, so I decided to start reading both. Already one third into the Harvey Bennett one. It‘s a fast and engaging read!

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Anyone read Nick Thacker‘s books? I‘d like to try one or two, and they seem to be on Kindle Unlimited, but I have no clue where to start. He‘s written quite a lot, yet I‘m not familiar with him 🤷🏼

Andrew65 Not read any, but appears I do own books 1, 2 and 5 in this series. Must have been free downloads. If you choose to read from the series let me know, l‘m already set up for the first 2 books 🤣 (edited) 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Harvey Bennett? I‘m a bit confused with how many series there are. But, if he‘s an excellent author, then we‘re in luck! I‘m ready to start tomorrow or Sunday! 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Another one I was looking at is John Carson. 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Yes The Harvey Bennett Series. Sunday would work for me. 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Not aware of John Carson but he seems to have a lot of books! 2mo
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Death's Shadow | Sally Rigby
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Woohooo, published today! Been reading it today ❤️ Love this series! Tomorrow Simon McCleave‘s latest will be published, fantastic! 🥰

EadieB @Tove_Reads That‘s great! I reading A Mind of A Murderer by Michael Wood. 2mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB Finished that one yesterday 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads How did you like it? 2mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB Loved it. It is however superbly gritty! 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I like it too! 2mo
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I have read some ‘‘meh‘ or ‘ok‘ books lately, and got into a slump, but nothing gets me out of the slump like Michael Wood! I ❤️ this book! And tomorrow Sally Rigby‘s new book will be published! 🥰

TrishB Not published here until 28 March. Have preordered! 2mo
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KIM, KIM!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

squirrelbrain Not on #netgalley yet…. 3mo
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Who is up for this challenge?????!

lil1inblue A challenge I can absolutely meet! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Aims42 I‘m in 😂 3mo
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Soubhiville I think I can manage that 😹 3mo
Ruthiella Good one! 🤣 3mo
marleed Oh, count me in for participation 🤣 3mo
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Saw these today while visiting a carnival shop and thought of @TrishB 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

julesG 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
TrishB My favourite lounge wear 😂😂 3mo
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The Serpent Sword | Matthew Harffy
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I‘m in the market for a new hisfic series. Haven‘t read this one yet. Will give it a go. Let‘s see how we get along 😊

Ruthiella Good luck! 👍 3mo
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And that‘s how they get you… 🤣🫠🫣

swynn This kind of offer usually enrages me : wait, you've been charging me X for the last how many years and all along you'd have been happy with X - Y ??? It makes me feel like the subscription is not only no longer for me, but also a scam. 3mo
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Think Twice | Harlan Coben
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I CANNOT WAIT!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

EadieB @Tove_Reads Oh wow! Nice! 3mo
Read4life I just got the e-ARC for this. I‘m so excited! 3mo
Andrew65 Fantastic, waited a long time for some more Myron. (edited) 3mo
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Wasn‘t sure I wanted to read this one, but I needed an audiobook today and it was available. Chandler was absolutely my fave character on Friends. It is really hard listening to this book and even though I knew what it would be about… Addiction and abandonment issues 😢

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Crazeedi Western Pennsylvania USA hoagies, chocolate chip cookies 4mo
AnnR West Coast U.S.:
Desserts: Lemon Pound Cake, Marionberry (or Blackberry) Pie, Ice Cream Sandwiches
Appetizers: Chicken Wings, Avocado Toast
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner: Barbeque Chicken Pizza, Breakfast Burritos, (healthy) Stir-fries, Sushi, Almost anything edible one can barbeque or deep fry.
Favorite Fast Food: In-n-Out Burger
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AnnR This is actually a difficult question to answer, as there are so many different influences on regional food preferences in the U.S. 4mo
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La_Cori Italy: pasta!! 🍝 (such a cliche, I know.. but I really do love my pasta 😜😋) 4mo
audraelizabeth I lived in southeast ohio next to west virginia and now live in wv, pepperoni rolls for snacks is definitely an only here thing. 4mo
LeahBergen Canada here! 🇨🇦 Poutine (fries with cheese curds and gravy). Desserts: butter tarts and Nanaimo bars. 😄 But as others have already said, we have a lot of different regional dishes. 4mo
julesG Germany, I'm from Thuringia (so basically somewhere in the middle of the country): potato dumplings and a roast with lots of gravy and maybe some vegetables, bratwurst (grilled (pork)sausages), cabbage (sauerkraut, or stewed red cabbage), BREAD (we have so many varieties), cakes (sheet cakes, often with yeast-based dough and apples, or pears, or plums and Streusel on top). 4mo
EadieB Southeastern Pennsylvania - cheesesteaks, chicken wings, pizza, apple dumplings, tastykakes, funnel cake, Shoo fly pie and scrapple (scraps of meat left off from the hog) (edited) 4mo
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Hard Road | J. B. Turner
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Found this series. Could be a good one. Sounds a bit like Scott Mariano‘s books @Andrew65

Andrew65 I‘ve spotted this series a few times, need to give them a go especially if sound a bit like Scott Mariani. 3mo
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Hah! But… guess what? I have plans on going in two writing courses this summer! Let‘s hope it‘ll all work out! 💖 Is it spring yet???? (It‘s minus a billion degrees here right now 😰)

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 5mo
dabbe 😂 5mo
Tamra 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Aimeesue lol! 😂 5mo
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Yeeeees!! Just got the vidget on NetGalley. I loooove Wood‘s books! ❤️❤️❤️

Andrew65 Must have both got that today! 5mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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JamieArc 😂😂. A good omen! 5mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 5mo
Jari-chan It'll be a great year! 😁 5mo
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BarbaraBB 😂😂😂 5mo
kspenmoll Yay!!!! Books…😂😂😂 5mo
TheBookgeekFrau It's going to be a great year!! 😂😂 5mo
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Water | John Boyne
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Pickpick

Always great to read the latest Boyne. Can‘t wait for the next three elements. Boyne tackles the issues in life that hurts us the most, but in a way that you really want to read about them. The short book is so much more than just story. Boyne truly is one of the greatest storytellers ever. ❤️

TrishB Just brought this one in the Waterstones sale. 5mo
Tove_Reads @TrishB 👍🏽❤️ you‘ll love it! 5mo
squirrelbrain I have Earth already as an ARC…! 5mo
Tove_Reads @squirrelbrain ❤️❤️ 5mo
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BarbaraBB Looking great! 5mo
JuniperWilde Cool 🇫🇮 5mo
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Ritual Demise | Sally Rigby
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Pickpick

#7 in the series and my favourite this far! I really enjoyed the plot, it was in fact excellent and so was the writing. Also enjoyed the extremely personal things going on in both Whitney‘s and Georgina‘s lives. I can‘t get enough of this series! Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

EadieB @Tove_Reads Looks like a good one! I‘m reading my Netgalley ones right now! But will look for those afterwards! 5mo
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Kala: A Novel | Colin Walsh
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Sad and proud at the same time. I usually never bail, but now I‘ve done it twice. Simply could not get into the way the story was written in the tagged one. Decided it‘s not worth reading even though I wanted to know whodunnit. The other one‘s writing style was too pretentious for me. So, I‘ve finally learned to bail!!!!

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Ritual Demise | Sally Rigby
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Book 7. I love this series 💖💖💖💖

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Untilted | Autechre
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I have some days off at the end of the year. What should I read? Hit me with suggestions, please. 🫵🏻

Aimeesue I have no suggestions, but a friend recently pointed out to me that this person seems to have two right hands, and now I can‘t unsee that. 😄 5mo
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The Angel's Mark | S. W. Perry
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I rarely bail, but 24% in and I simply cannot continue. This book was not written for me. It has some great reviews, but 🤷🏼

EadieB @tove_reads Oh no another bad one! 6mo
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The Armour of Light | Ken Follett
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Happy Independence Day! I celebrate it with Follett and some great chocolate! ❤️

LeeRHarry Happy Independence Day! 🇫🇮 6mo
Tove_Reads @LeeRHarry 🙏🏼❤️🇫🇮 6mo
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Out in March ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Andrew65 Can‘t wait, love this series. 6mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 That‘s great! In case you‘re wondering, I‘m in Ithaca New York visiting my brother who is dying from prostate cancer and is in hospice. I haven‘t been reading during the past week and taking a break. I‘m going home tomorrow and will be reading again soon. 6mo
TrishB She‘s just had one out on kindle only- a spin off from the Kerrigan series! 6mo
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Tove_Reads @EadieB So sorry to hear that. Glad that you get to spend some time with him! Good to have you back reading whenever that‘ll be! 6mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Thanks! 6mo
eanderson Oooo!!! I‘m going to have to get out of this reading funk. I have been on the struggle bus hard! 5mo
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I really enjoy this series. Just finished the 4th book in the series and decided to continue with the 5th one. Love these characters, the fast pace in the books, the plots, everything ❤️

Andrew65 Doing well, I haven‘t managed to get past the first one yet. 6mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 You should definitely continue! Especially if you feel like you‘re reading a slooooow book and need to get something that moves forward and is engaging, go for this series! 6mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Sounds perfect, need to line up some books for when I next splurge on Kindle Unlimited. 6mo
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An Innocent Client | Scott Pratt
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In between a pick and so-so. People have been raving about this book. At times it was good, but then it was suddenly all over the place, jumping from A to B to F. Also got very, very tired of everyone being bad. We get it, all the clients and victims are bad, bad, bad. I would have edited this book a lot. I liked the main plot and the family things, but otherwise it was too much to try to remember.

EadieB I didn‘t like this one too much either. The reviews were good but not for me! (edited) 6mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Yes!!! And was up for awards and everything. Really got tired of some bits in the book. Don‘t know, could it be that it‘s the first book in the series, and it gets better or will the same style continue… 6mo
EadieB I was wondering the same thing. I might try the second book. 6mo
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Andrew65 As is The Secret Santa Killer by Emmy Ellis (not in database) 6mo
PuddleJumper Thanks! 6mo
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RushAThon | Readathon
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#rushathonchristmasbingo Already read five books 😊

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Nothing Ventured | Jeffrey Archer
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@Andrew65 #rushathonbingo This is a nice distraction from everything. Let‘s see how it goes. I don‘t celebrate Christmas and don‘t really read Christmas books, so might be a bit challenging.

BarbaraBB I have the same “problem” 6mo
Andrew65 @BarbaraBB @Tove_Reads To be honest most of the prompts (23/25) are quite generic and you should be able to find non-Christmas books that meet these.

Only 2 prompts mention Christmas

A Christmas Cosy Read …. For this feel free to put any cosy Read.

Christmas in the title… for this feel free to use a book with any season in the title….Christmas, autumn, winter etc, or any religious holiday.
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 True, there‘s usually a way around, or something close enough 😊 @BarbaraBB 6mo
BarbaraBB @Andrew65 Sure, there is plenty of choice among the other 23 prompts! 6mo
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The Angel's Mark | S. W. Perry
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Yes, it‘s time to start yet another new series 😍 I really hope it‘s a good one!

robinb It was a 4⭐️ for me with a couple of caveats. But willing to try the second one. 👍😊 6mo
Andrew65 I can get the first 4 of these through my Prime membership, and also have a copy of the fifth. Unless something changes may need to get sixth and last one through Audible. (edited) 6mo
EadieB I‘ve had this book on my shelf for a while and just saw it the other day. 6mo
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I finally started this series. @Andrew65 has been telling me many times that this is a series I should read, so here I am.

TrishB I keep meaning to start this too! Will await your review. 6mo
Andrew65 @TrishB A good series, with some great characters in, and does a good job of capturing the flavour of the area. 6mo
Andrew65 Let‘s hope you enjoy it now. 😬 6mo
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 If I don‘t I might never trust you again 😆 6mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 🥸 You haven‘t seen me 🤪 6mo
PatriciaU The audiobooks in this series are excellent! 6mo
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The Snowdonia Killings | Simon McCleave
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I‘ve unleashed the Kindle Unlimited monster inside of me. This is the first book out of about 65 I plan on reading within 3 months. Surprisingly it‘s not on Litsy yet. It‘s the latest in the DI Ruth Hunter series. Love it!

Andrew65 I‘ve started adding books if they are not in the database and I‘ve read them. Quite a few new ones aren‘t yet in the database.
65 😱 But if you have three months that‘s only about 22 a month 😂
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 I used to add as well, but haven‘t been able to do that lately. Yes, 65 unlimited books, have NG and library books as well. 6mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Should keep you busy 😳 6mo
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 That‘s the plan! Next up my first LJ Ross. 6mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I love that series, and a series that only gets better and better as you get to know the characters. 6mo
EadieB Good luck with your reading! 6mo
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Do you agree? Booksofbrilliance.com

TrishB I‘ve read 14 and liked 2! So that probably means I don‘t agree. I‘m not really a Christie fan either…… 6mo
AmyG No Ruth Rendell? She is one of the best! 6mo
DGRachel I 💯agree with And Then There Were None, but I have to strenuously disagree with Girl on the Train. Orient Express was clever, too. 6mo
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Ruthiella I love Christie, but she‘s over represented on the list, IMO. There are so many great mysteries and mystery writers out there. Personally, I‘m not a fan of either Foley, Hawkins or Ware, but I think I understand their appeal. 6mo
Susanita @AmyG Recency bias perhaps? I mean, I like Lucy Foley, but two out of fifteen ALLTIME? 6mo
AmyG @Susanita Agree! (edited) 6mo
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Nothing Ventured | Jeffrey Archer
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Starting a new series now. Excited, because Archer is an excellent author!