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Member: bcrowl399

Book tastes

I like history, and mysteries, but I'm open to anything. If you look at what I've read, I think you'll see it's pretty diverse. If you'd like to enhance my diverse reading, please feel free. I like surprises. Please feel free to use my wishlist for suggestions if you're stumped.

Don't get this!

I have or have read all of Louise Penny's books, so don't get those. I also am not a fan of cozy mysteries, although I've read some. Also I didn't like the one Philippa Gregory historical fiction that I read, so no more of those.

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United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $50.00 USD

Garp83's picks so far.

978-0062074010https://www.amazon.com/Hercule-Poirots-Christmas-Poirot-Mystery/dp/0062074016/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544045317&sr=1-1&keywords=hercule+poirot%27s+christmas+agatha+christieHercule Poirot's Christmas12.69
978-1476789019https://www.amazon.com/About-Grace-Novel-Anthony-Doerr/dp/1476789010/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544045492&sr=1-2&keywords=about+grace+by+anthony+doerrAbout Grace10.87
978-1400032198https://www.amazon.com/1861-Civil-Awakening-Adam-Goodheart/dp/1400032199/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544045678&sr=1-1&keywords=1861+the+civil+war+awakening+by+adam+goodheart1861: The Civil War Awakening16.44
978-0684804446https://www.amazon.com/Snows-Kilimanjaro-Other-Stories/dp/0684804441/ref=sr_1_19?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544046058&sr=1-19&keywords=hemingwayThe Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories9.02

Secret Santa

bcrowl399's Secret Santa is Garp83. Help Garp83 pick the right book.


Cfraser: I see you enjoyed the book thief (in your best loved collection) the same author has just released a new book - bridge of clay - I haven't read it yet but went to a talk by the author where he did a reading and it sounds really good (many people I spoke to there raved about it).

In terms of history - two books I enjoyed by Mark Tedeschi are Eugenia (the story of a woman who lived as a man and was charged with murder of her wife in 1920 - lots of insight into legal history) and Murder at Myall creek (about massacre of a group of indigenous people in 1800s, the man who prosecuted them and legal history/ history of Australia - really interesting) (Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:29:36 -0500)

thornton37814: I would suggest Dissolution by C. J. Sansom as a solid historical mystery. Another historical mystery she might also enjoy Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. (Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:52:36 -0500)

cbl_tn: I second the suggestions of C. J. Sansom and Jacqueline Winspear. I would also suggest Zoo Station by David Downing, Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander, Ellis Peters's Brother Cadfael series (I might start with #2, One Corpse Too Many), or Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time. (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 20:14:04 -0500)

fionaanne: The Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin. (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:09:29 -0500)

Garp83: To Bridget Crowley -- Hi Bridget, I hope you like my choices. I don't read mysteries so I asked around about the Christie one. I've read the other three books and they are wonderful. "About Grace" is an earlier novel by the author of "All the Light I Cannot See." I reviewed it on my book blog at www.regarp.com, but there are some spoilers FYI. Hope you have a nice holiday -- Stan AKA Garp83 (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:55:37 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:14:14 -0500)

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