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ejays17
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Location: Australia
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Postby ejays17 » Sat November 12th, 2011, 7:40 am

I'll have to go look up the Matchmaker books too - I've read quite a few of the Hamish Macbeth books, and some of the standalones, but didn't realise she wrote others as well.
"Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority." The Doctor, Wheel in Space

SLOC: Solid Lump of Comfort (from the Chalet School books by Elinor M Brent-Dyer)

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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Wed November 30th, 2011, 4:13 pm

"Manda Scott" wrote:My first four novels - all contemporary thrillers - were set in Scotland. (and I've just written a sequel to the last, No Good Deed, which was until then a stand-alone)

hth

Manda


Sorry, Manda, can't buy your books right now. Have run out of room. LOL I've got your Boudica series and know what a wonderful writer you are and that I would need (not want... need...) to own them. You'll have to go to the bottom of my list for now. :D ;)

As for the others, I thank you for your input. The Hamish Macbeth series looks interesting (and long!!!) and I wrote down Denise Mina's titles.

Just for the sake of anyone else who might encounter this thread, I am mainly looking for contemporary crime/mysteries, not historical, but am more open to historical mysteries than historical romance (gag).

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed November 30th, 2011, 4:31 pm

How about Kate Ellis who mixes contemporary with history.

She could be an author of interest to Madeleine, as well. She's started a new detective series with a spooky theme as well as the contemporary/historical blend - the Joe Plantagenet series!
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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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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Wed November 30th, 2011, 8:34 pm

I like spooky!!!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu December 1st, 2011, 3:58 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:How about Kate Ellis who mixes contemporary with history.

She could be an author of interest to Madeleine, as well. She's started a new detective series with a spooky theme as well as the contemporary/historical blend - the Joe Plantagenet series!


Thanks Vanessa - I have a few of her Wesley Peterson books.

I haven't read any Denise Mina but there was a recent TV adaptation of one of her books, called Field of Blood, on a few months ago which was excellent.
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Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill


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