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Where in The World Are We in May 2017?

Mystery and Suspense

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1Carol420
May 1, 9:13am Top

This is a place to share all the places you visit in your Mystery and Suspense (or even other books) during May.

It will be really interesting to see all the places we visit in a month.

2Carol420
May 2, 6:46am Top

Just left Virginia where there was a hunt on for a serial killer. Headed for Sweden now.

3Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 2, 6:48pm Top

Currently deep in China with Peter May's book, The Firemaker. Loving the cultural differences being explored in this book!

4EadieB
May 2, 7:43pm Top

>3 Andrew-theQM: I liked the China series very much!

5Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 2, 7:50pm Top

>4 EadieB: I can see why, really enjoying it so far. Both lead characters very antagonistic towards each other. Enjoying their little flair ups.

6EadieB
May 2, 9:16pm Top

>5 Andrew-theQM: Yeah! Their relationship is rather interesting!

7Carol420
Edited: May 3, 6:27am Top

Well that trip to Sweden was something else. I know more about hockey now than I ever wanted to. I'm back in the U.S. in Montana in a haunted house. Could someone please call Ghost Busters?

8Olivermagnus
May 3, 11:09pm Top

I am traveling all over the world this month. I've been to the Isle of Man, Iceland and Mexico and am heading out to Singapore, Chechnya, Greece, and a rendezvous with one of my favorite book boyfriends, Lucas Davenport, here in the American Southwest.

9Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 4, 2:27am Top

>8 Olivermagnus: Which book took you to the Isle of Man? Don't think I have ever been there in a book.

10Carol420
May 4, 7:03am Top

>8 Olivermagnus: Lucas is two-timing you...he's been going out with me for years:) Okay...I'll share.

11EadieB
May 4, 7:40am Top

I'm in Nagasaki, Japan with The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet.

12sturlington
Edited: May 4, 9:19am Top

I love this topic, so I hope you don't mind me joining in. I enjoy visiting unusual locales through books. I'm currently reading Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand so after a brief stop in Helsinki, Finland, I am now in Reykjavik, Iceland.

13sturlington
May 4, 9:21am Top

>7 Carol420: Carol, what is your haunted house book?

14Olivermagnus
Edited: May 4, 9:26am Top

>9 Andrew-theQM: - Aunt Bessie Assumes by Diana Xarissa. It was a cute cozy mystery set in an interesting location. I would love to go there.

15Olivermagnus
Edited: May 4, 9:27am Top

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16Carol420
May 4, 9:32am Top

>13 sturlington: Nightwatching by John Zunski. One that is one of my favorites is The House on Cold Hill by Peter James. My all time favorite haunted house book is Aimee Come Home by Barbara Michaels. It's also on DVD but nearly as good.

17sturlington
May 4, 9:58am Top

>16 Carol420: Thanks, I love ghost stories.

18Carol420
Edited: May 4, 10:14am Top

>17 sturlington: Me too... but it's hard to find ones that don't turn into "hatchet" type stories. For some reason some authors think you have to see how many people can be slaughtered in the first 50 pages. I don't like ghost movies that are like that either. I picked up some others in the ghostly genre at the library but haven't read any of them yet. Just getting ready to start Dark Homecoming by William Patterson that is supposed to be in that genre but it's not starting out like it is.

19Sergeirocks
May 4, 11:11am Top

>12 sturlington: We're more than happy to have you hang out with us, Shannon. Welcome to the group!

20Sergeirocks
Edited: May 4, 11:20am Top

Not Mystery & Suspense - but just spent time in Rwanda with Gaile Parkin's Baking Cakes in Kigali. If you like Precious Ramotswe, No. 1 Lady Detective, you might like Angel.
4★s from me.

21Carol420
Edited: May 4, 11:26am Top

>12 sturlington: Glad to have you hanging with us. Join in anytime. We're a little crazy but we're mostly harmless:)

22Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 4, 3:52pm Top

>12 sturlington: Great to see you here Shannon and contributing. :)

>21 Carol420: Only a little crazy Carol? 😂

>14 Olivermagnus: Thanks Lynda I've never heard of that book. I've always wanted to go to the Isle of Man but never made it yet. Over Easter we stayed at a campsite on the south west coast of Scotland where you could see the Isle of Man in the distance. I was amazed how hilly and mountainous it looked. When you've finished the Singapore book you will have to post it on the Around the World Challenge which is focusing on Asia during May and June. http://www.librarything.com/topic/256313

>20 Sergeirocks: That sounds interesting Sergei.

23Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 4, 3:53pm Top

>11 EadieB: This is a book I need to read - got part way through on audio once but thought it was a book I needed to physically read so yet to finish it.

24Andrew-theQM
May 4, 2:49pm Top

Following a request from Carol we are now starting the Group Read tomorrow (Friday) and I will post the schedule later. Doesn't feel like Thursday, Bank Holiday Monday means all out of sync this week!

25EadieB
May 4, 6:34pm Top

>23 Andrew-theQM: Yes, I'm having the same problem so I got the book from the library and I may try using it along with the audio. Just can't drive too well trying to do that! So, I've been listening to each disc at least twice.

26Andrew-theQM
May 4, 6:40pm Top

>25 EadieB: Pleased to see it wasn't just me! No driving and reading a book at the same time is a skill too far for me.

27EadieB
May 4, 6:45pm Top

>26 Andrew-theQM: It's a type of book that you really have to concentrate on the characters.

28Andrew-theQM
May 6, 5:00am Top

I'm currently in Afghanistan with And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. This is the first book I have tried by him.

29Carol420
May 6, 8:43am Top

>28 Andrew-theQM: My mother read this and really liked it.

30Andrew-theQM
May 6, 1:44pm Top

>29 Carol420: It does have strong reviews. A very different feel to a book, almost a different pace.

31Andrew-theQM
May 10, 4:50pm Top

I'm currently on Mars with Red Rising. The first book in the Red Rising Trilogy a dystopian trilogy.

32sturlington
May 10, 5:10pm Top

I am in snowy Vermont The Winter People and New York All Things Cease to Appear, both farms that are probably haunted. Hope I don't get them mixed up.

33Carol420
Edited: May 11, 5:47am Top

>32 sturlington: The Winter People is one of my all time favorite ghost stories. Hope you enjoy it.

34sturlington
May 11, 8:06am Top

>33 Carol420: Great! I also belong to a little Horror group and we're reading ghost stories this month, so I hope to get in several.

35Carol420
Edited: May 11, 9:07am Top

>34 sturlington: I've found that some books that are tagged "ghost stories" really aren't ghost stories at all. Might I suggest a couple that fits this genre and you might like. This House is Haunted by John Boyne, Starter House by Sonja Condit, The Other Child by Joanne Fluke. One of my favorite ghost books was Aimee Come Home by Barbabra Michaels. Most all of Barbara Michaels books are "ghostly".

36sturlington
May 11, 9:12am Top

>35 Carol420: I'm building a list of ghost stories, so I'll definitely add these.

37Andrew-theQM
May 11, 1:40pm Top

>35 Carol420: >34 sturlington: Carol I am surprised that you didn't mention The House on Cold Hill by Peter James because I know how much you liked it, or am I mistaken in thinking this is a ghost story.

38Carol420
May 11, 2:21pm Top

>37 Andrew-theQM: You are so right. Where did my mind wonder off too anyway? >36 sturlington: Yes, Yes, yes...my best book of 2016. I would have given it 10 stars if there was such a thing... The House on Cold Hill by Peter James. You have to read it.

39Carol420
May 15, 8:33am Top

I'm currently in England. I thought everything looked rather old and then discovered I was in 1921. My mother wasn't even born yet.

40EadieB
May 15, 11:51am Top

>39 Carol420: What year was she born?

41Carol420
May 15, 1:37pm Top

42EadieB
May 15, 2:44pm Top

>41 Carol420: My mom was born 11/19/22 and my dad was born 8/22/21.

43Carol420
May 15, 3:16pm Top

My mother was born 12/7/22 and my Dad was born 11/25/20. My poor mother got Pearl Harbor for her 18th birthday. She says she can't even remember her birthday that year.

44EadieB
May 15, 3:18pm Top

>43 Carol420: My mom and dad met on Pearl Harbor Day 12/7/41.

45Carol420
May 15, 3:20pm Top

>44 EadieB: It is a small world isn't it?

46EadieB
May 15, 3:22pm Top

>45 Carol420: Sure seems that way!

47Hope_H
May 15, 10:38pm Top

I'm on a cruise ship with The Woman in Cabin 10.

48Carol420
May 16, 7:06am Top

>47 Hope_H: Hope you like it, I was rooting for the someone to throw her overboard and then was considering doing the dirty deed myself:)

49rchapman1
May 18, 1:26am Top

Sounds like she makes friends wherever she goes! I've just finished The Lavender Keeper set in France and Germany. Very sad because it deals with the Holocaust but The Lavender Keeper gives it a different twist.

50Carol420
May 18, 5:53am Top

>49 rchapman1: That sounds interesting. My mother really likes books about that era so I bet she'd like it also. The Woman in Cabin 10 wasn't a bad storyline but it did have one of the most unlikable characters I have ever met.

51Hope_H
May 19, 6:54am Top

>48 Carol420: Work and life have piled up we're not cruising very far very fast!

52sturlington
May 19, 4:09pm Top

I just made a quick detour to Long Island, NY, for The Shadow Year by Jeffrey Ford, a lovely little coming-of-age/suspense/ghost story.

53Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 21, 7:03pm Top

I am currently in France with The Iron King by Maurice Druon; in France (again), England and Egypt, Corsica and Denmark with The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry; in US (New York) with Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse and in Crete with The Lost Temple by Tom Harper.

54Hope_H
Today, 10:49am Top

I just got back from Australia and am now near The Drowning Pool. I really have no clue where I am - I just arrived, but I think I am somewhere in England. Reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.

55sturlington
Today, 11:20am Top

I just returned from the summer of love in California (The Girls by Emma Cline), and I am now on a road trip from Chicago to somewhere in the Appalachian backwoods (Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory). Before that I was on the English moors in a decrepit estate (Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg).

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