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Post by Ariadne » Wed January 21st, 2009, 11:11 pm

BTW, she's posted on a historical mystery list recently that the title was the publisher's choice, not hers.

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Post by Misfit » Thu January 22nd, 2009, 12:34 am

[quote=""Ariadne""]BTW, she's posted on a historical mystery list recently that the title was the publisher's choice, not hers.[/quote]

Hmmm, hopefully I can get the library to pick it up...

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Post by diamondlil » Sun January 25th, 2009, 11:22 am

I am very excited to see that Lisa See has a new book out this year. It is due out in May, and is called Shanghai Girls, and the cover is lovely!

If you check out here there are details of how you could possible win an ARC if anyone else is interested!
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Post by annis » Sun January 25th, 2009, 5:21 pm

That's one to watch out for , Diamondlil. She seems to have shifted period for "Shanghai Girls" to the 1930s. There's some info about the content here

I enjoyed both her previous historicals and her "Red Princess"mysteries are very good- I came across those first.

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Post by diamondlil » Sun January 25th, 2009, 10:12 pm

I've read the first of the Red Princess mysteries, and found it a little clunky, but I was intending to keep reading the series.

Her website also has some info about the content. It definitely sounds like something that will be good to read.
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Post by annis » Tue January 27th, 2009, 12:23 am

For others who enjoy Lindsey Davis' "Falco" series - book 19 is due out in February, titled 'Alexandria".
I know that her MO of using a modern premise in an ancient setting annoys some, and I agree, if I want a series written with the correct mindset I'll read Steven Saylor, but Lindsy Davis makes me laugh and I regard her books as being in the same tradition as Wayne & Shuster's vey funny "Rinse the Blood off my Toga".

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Post by Ariadne » Wed January 28th, 2009, 4:32 am

Added a bunch more upcoming titles to this page tonight:
http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org/forthcoming.htm

I need to go back through this thread and include some titles that others here have posted about.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed January 28th, 2009, 4:52 am

Lots of books that sound interesting coming out this year.

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Post by annis » Wed January 28th, 2009, 6:25 am

Ariadne, I see several books on the HNS Forthcoming list which have been around here in New Zealnd for a while already. Does the HNS list operate on US publication dates? Here in NZ we get books as they're released in the UK.

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Post by Ariadne » Wed January 28th, 2009, 12:44 pm

Annis, that doesn't surprise me, and I know other books on the list have been out in the UK and elsewhere for six months or more. While the HNS is a joint US/UK venture (though some publishers from other countries send us review copies on occasion), I'm the sole contributor to the forthcoming books list at present, so it reflects the contents of publishers' catalogs I receive in the mail and have time to seek out online. I'd love to eventually find a volunteer or two to assist with UK publishers so the list was more comprehensive... until then, I do what I can :)

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