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June 2012 Feature of the Month: Historical Thrillers

A monthly discussion on varying themes guided by our members. (Book of the Month discussions through December 2011 can be found in this section too.)
J.D. Oswald
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Post by J.D. Oswald » Wed June 27th, 2012, 7:49 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've got Death Comes to Pemberley by P D James on my Kindle. It hasn't got very good reviews on Amazon. I'm sure a few on here have read it.[/quote]

I normally like P D James but I struggled to get into this, in particular because of the re-hash of the original story at the beginning.

Currently reading Dark Matter: A Ghost Story by Michelle Paver, set in the Arctic in the 1930s. Does this count as an historical thriller?

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed June 27th, 2012, 8:34 pm

I have Dark Matter on my TBR pile - I thought it was a ghost story.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Wed June 27th, 2012, 9:07 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I have Dark Matter on my TBR pile - I thought it was a ghost story.[/quote]

Yes, I'd say it was, or horror suspense. I loved, loved, loved it!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 28th, 2012, 8:54 am

Yep definitely a ghost story/suspense. Like EC2, I loved it - my book of the year so far. Although it's set in the 1930s, I wouldn't call it a historical book. Hope you enjoy it!
Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu June 28th, 2012, 9:40 am

Probably one to read in October! :D
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 28th, 2012, 10:16 am

Or in the depths of winter, when there's snow outside!
Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

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