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CollectionsYour library (3,742), Kindle (486), Audio Books (26), Books I Published (32), Childhood Books (108), All collections (4,360)

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Tags250 Book challenge (2014) (231), Mystery fiction - United States (210), P. I. - United States (200), 250 Book challenge (2010) (198), Short stories - mysteries (184), Mystery fiction - British (163), 250 Book challenge (2013) (124), 250 Book challenge (2012) (123), Police procedural - United States (120), Scotland Yard (116) — see all tags

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About meReader, librarian (retired), publisher (retired), stitcher, hooker, aunt/great aunt, #108,810 LT member

About my libraryMy library has grown and shrunk over the years as I moved about Canada - what do I move and what do I leave for others to enjoy. The size of my collection depends on the size of my apartment and I am now/finally(?) settled in a small apartment of the banks of the St. John River, with a wonderful view but very little room for books. Thank goodness for Kindle.

I have a broad interest in mysteries and particular enjoy ecclesiastical mysteries. These over the years have spread from mainly Catholic (Father Brown, Father Koesler) and Jewish (Rabbi Small) to many Protestant denominations as well as present day and historical.

For the most part I have moved away from cozies and look for mysteries that I can learn something from as well as enjoy. Historical mysteries fit in this category, as do translations of some foreign authors, e.g., Qiu Xiaolong and Henning Mankell. They provide insight to the country and its history and culture as well as a good mystery. I also like books about books - that's the librarian/publisher in me I guess, and I read biographies from across the spectrum.

In the past I bought most of my books on-line although I got many 'old friends' at second hand stores or the library. I have a Kindle, which has changed my buying patterns.

One of my favourite things to do is to read a complete series in order; e.g.; Nameless by Bill Pronzini, the Catherine LeVendeur mysteries by Sharan Newman, Quintin Jardine and his character Robert Skinner. Seeing the growth of both the author and the characters over the years is very interesting.

In 1974 I visited my parents in Botswana and in 1975 did a 5 1/2-month safari from Victoria Falls to London. Since then I have been interested in reading about Africa and this expanded into an interest in world-wide literary travel, both current and historical.

My entries in LT include books I own or have owned as well as books I borrowed from others or from libraries. I have sporadicly kept lists of books I have read over the years which were a great help in create my reading history for LT. It is an interesting journey through my past.


Groups250 book challenge, A Quieter LibraryThing, All Books Africa, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Female Sleuths, Playing games and solving puzzles, ReadaThing, Secret Santa 2012show all groups

Favorite authorsKate Charles, Deborah Crombie, Thomas Rendell Curran, Deborah Ellis, Barbara Fradkin, Margaret Frazer, Sue Grafton, Ann Granger, Mary Evelyn Grannan, Helene Hanff, Lee Harris, P. D. James, Peter James, Quintin Jardine, William X. Kienzle, Ladies Killing Circle, Margaret Laurence, Hugh MacLennan, Henning Mankell, L. M. Montgomery, Marcia Muller, Robert Munsch, Sara Paretsky, Freeman Wilford Patterson, Chaim Potok, Bill Pronzini, Spider Robinson, Alexander McCall Smith (Shared favorites)

Favorite publishersGoose Lane

Favorite listsTop Five Books of 2013

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Real namePenny Marshall

LocationFredericton, NB, Canada

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceNov 26, 2006

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