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Post by Madeleine » Tue May 17th, 2011, 7:00 pm

Raided the 3 for 2 offer again:

Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indridasun (sp?) - Icelandic crime
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine - 25th anniv edition with a whole extra bit added especially for this version
The Summer House by Marcia Willett - modern family drama, set on Exmoor.
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Post by Misfit » Tue May 17th, 2011, 7:45 pm

Got the Works of Edith Wharton on kindle for $.99. Woohoo.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 18th, 2011, 4:16 am

The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of ModernCSI by Colin Evans

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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 19th, 2011, 2:12 pm

Agatha Raisin and the Busybody by M C Beaton - modern-day "cosy" crime, set in the Cotswolds.
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Post by Misfit » Thu May 19th, 2011, 2:19 pm

Just picked up The Daisy and the Bear by K. L. Clark based on a recommendation from Brian Wainright over at Goodreads. A humorous take on the Wars of the Roses, I believe Margaret of Anjou and Warwick have an affair.
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Post by Amanda » Thu May 19th, 2011, 9:51 pm

I went into a closing down Borders yesterday and they had 60% off everything. THere were a few things I picked up and then figured at even that price I could get cheaper at BD or Amazon.co.uk (with their current free shipping to Au deal).

But I did make a few purchases, mainly because I grab these series books when I can:

The Sempter's Tale by Margaret Frazer
The Hand of Justice by Susanna Gregory
An Oroder for Death by Susanna Gregory
Chloroform: THe Quest for Oblivion by Linda Stratmann (NF-medical history)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri May 20th, 2011, 1:25 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Just picked up The Daisy and the Bear by K. L. Clark based on a recommendation from Brian Wainright over at Goodreads. A humorous take on the Wars of the Roses, I believe Margaret of Anjou and Warwick have an affair.[/quote]

It's quite funny. It helps to have read a lot of WOTR fiction, so you'll recognize the various cliches the author is spoofing.
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Post by Misfit » Fri May 20th, 2011, 1:48 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]It's quite funny. It helps to have read a lot of WOTR fiction, so you'll recognize the various cliches the author is spoofing.[/quote]

*rubs hands with glee*
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Post by Madeleine » Fri May 20th, 2011, 1:03 pm

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.
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Post by Brenna » Fri May 20th, 2011, 7:00 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.[/quote]

Love, love, love, love, love, love!!! Enjoy! Oh and did I mention that I love this book? ;)
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