Where in The World Are We in May 2017?
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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.
Just left Virginia where there was a hunt on for a serial killer. Headed for Sweden now.
Currently deep in China with Peter May's book, The Firemaker. Loving the cultural differences being explored in this book!
>4 EadieB: I can see why, really enjoying it so far. Both lead characters very antagonistic towards each other. Enjoying their little flair ups.
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?
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.
>8 Olivermagnus: Which book took you to the Isle of Man? Don't think I have ever been there in a book.
>8 Olivermagnus: Lucas is two-timing you...he's been going out with me for years:) Okay...I'll share.
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.
>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.
>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.
>12 sturlington: We're more than happy to have you hang out with us, Shannon. Welcome to the group!
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.
>12 sturlington: Glad to have you hanging with us. Join in anytime. We're a little crazy but we're mostly harmless:)
>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.
>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.
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!
>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.
>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.
>26 Andrew-theQM: It's a type of book that you really have to concentrate on the characters.
I'm currently in Afghanistan with And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. This is the first book I have tried by him.
>29 Carol420: It does have strong reviews. A very different feel to a book, almost a different pace.
I'm currently on Mars with Red Rising. The first book in the Red Rising Trilogy a dystopian trilogy.
>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.
>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".
>35 Carol420: I'm building a list of ghost stories, so I'll definitely add these.
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.
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.
>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:)
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.
>48 Carol420: Work and life have piled up we're not cruising very far very fast!
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.
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.
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