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Hullo, everyone. I'm Jean. I've been lurking for a bit, trying to get a feel for the place. I used to read lots of mysteries but for the past 7 or so years I've been pretty much out of reading the genre. I'm trying to jump back in though, and broaden my reading to include mysteries.
I prefer mysteries on the cerebral side. I asked for Santa to bring me a few and he came through terrifically!
Happy New Year all, and I wish everyone a great year of reading.
Happy New Year, Jean! Nice to have you de-lurked.
What cerebral mysteries did Santa bring? I see you've got the Lord Peter Wimseys. Sherlock Holmes is pretty darn cerebral. I don't know whether they're cerebral, but Louise Penny's Three Pines series, starting with Still Life, and Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series starting with The Shape of Water are both engaging.
Hi Joe. Santa brought me The Last Kashmiri Rose which looks intriguing and A Moment of Silence by Anna Dean. I'd never heard of that one, but it looks right up my alley! As you can tell, I like historical mysteries also.
yes, I love Dorothy Sayers. I've not read a lot of the Sherlock Holmes canon, alas. But did enjoy Anne Perry and Elizabeth George when I was into mysteries. I've bought Still LIfe so it is in my TBR and the Montalbano series is in my wishlist.
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I have also just joined this group. I just finished I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, the fourth Flavia de Luce mystery. I am convinced the next books in the series will reveal another mystery, that of her mother's death 10 years before the series starts. The Last Kashmiri Rose sounds interesting.
Hi, everyone! I just joined the group as well. I read way more mysteries than any other type of book, fiction or nonfiction. Some of my favorites are Louise Penny,Ian Rankin, and Peter Robinson. I also love Julia Spencer Fleming – her books are set in the Adirondacks, close to where I was born and raised. I think for me the setting is as important as the story itself. I'm looking forward to learning about more great mystery authors here.
PS I write and teach memoir, so I reading that genre as well.
I'm not big on reading mysteries so much, but I really love watching the BBC adaptations of Agatha Christie's mystery series. And I gotta give a little love to Peter Cushing as Holmes in Hammer's Hound of the Baskervilles, I could watch that all day.
Hello, have just found this site so still very new and finding my way around. Love a good murder mystery although have been finding it harder and harder to find something a little bit different and that I want to finish so looking forward to seeing what else is out there.
I'm Bec by the way.
I'm Deserai, I am pretty new here, its all a little confusing. I signed up to review some books, but I don't really know of what else to do. Can anyone help??
Deserai, it would probably be a good idea for you to take the tour just to see what you can do with LibraryThing. Use the Groups tab to find subjects that might interest you and just join in with the chat. We're a friendly bunch in the main and if you have any specific questions then you might find the Welcome to LT group as being the best place to find an answer.
Hope that helps a bit.
Hello everyone - I'm fairly new here also. I love mysteries and thrillers - not as "cerebral" as majkia though. The thicker the book the better! I read fast, so I like something that will last a while. I signed up for Early Reviewers and was lucky enough to win a book from one of my favorite authors, Jonathon Kellerman. I have just started it, and am enjoying it already. I haven't had time to enter a lot of books, but I am trying to do a few every week. I read a lot, especially since I just retired.
I was a little intimidated when I first arrived and spent some time "lurking" around the chats before I posted anything. Totally unneccesary. Most of the groups are very friendly and open to peoples opinions. That doesn't mean people might not disagree with you, but in most groups, noone is going to beat you up over it. Welcome and have fun.
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