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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 29th, 2012, 11:35 am

Ordered three of Anne Perry's Christmas novellas.
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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Post by Berengaria » Tue October 30th, 2012, 5:37 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Ordered three of Anne Perry's Christmas novellas.[/quote]
Madeleine, may I get the titles that you picked? I didn't realize that she wrote Christmas novellas and she has so many! Be perfect for me to read at Christmas...both of my grand daughters will be here and I won't be able to get into a large tome!

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Post by Madeleine » Tue October 30th, 2012, 7:59 pm

I think they're A Christmas Guest/Beginning/Secret, and I've also ordered the latest one, A Christmas Homecoming, from Amazon, which is set in Whitby. If you go to a website called fantasticfiction.com they will list them all on there, I think there are about 10 altogether.
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Post by emr » Thu November 1st, 2012, 7:19 pm

Her Deadly Mischief by Beverle Graves Myers
The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber
"So many books, so little time."
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Post by Brenna » Mon November 5th, 2012, 1:44 pm

When hubby and I decided to go to Arizona, he asked where I wanted to go. I said there is one place I've heard a lot about and have always wanted to visit. When I said "The Poison Pen" bookstore, I got this blankstare followed by "We are flying to Arizone to go to a bookstore?" I politely responded that we are going to AZ to visit his grandparents but since we were flying back out of Phoenix, I would like to go to the bookstore. We did and I have to say it's one of my favorite bookstores ever!!! Signed copies everywhere and my very own special section of historical fiction!

Of course, I broke my own rule and bought a signed copy of Kate Morton's The Secret Keeper in hardcover (I have the others in paperback) and then stocked up on signed copies for friends and family. Amazing place that I highly recommend!
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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 12th, 2012, 11:08 am

I've just been on a reading group weekend away in Richmond, North Yorkshire. I came home with the following acquired books:

Onwards and Upwards by Arabella Weir
The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn
Amenable Woman by Mavis Cheek
In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes
White Truffles in Winter by N M Kelby
The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers
The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
A Well Kept Secret by Jill Roe
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 16th, 2012, 8:18 pm

3 cosy crimes, set in Cornwall, by Janie Bolitho.
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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Post by emr » Sat November 17th, 2012, 9:47 am

I had managed not to buy any books since last Sunday. Then "someone" reminded me that I loved Flavia de Luce and although the first mystery was so-so she is a great character and I laughed so hard at the end of the book when she explains her "bibliography"... And the experiment with her sister... omg :D
So I bought:
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 23rd, 2012, 8:26 pm

I'm really enjoying the Flavia de Luce book now, took me a little while to get into it but it's bowling along now, a bit like Flavia on poor old Gladys. It's a fun read.

I've just ordered the last 2 books in Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden series:

Last Scene Alvie
Poppy Done to Death
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Post by annis » Fri November 23rd, 2012, 8:59 pm

Posted by Berengaria
I didn't realize that [Anne Perry] wrote Christmas novellas and she has so many!
Yes, she's been churning these out quite regularly for some time now, inspired partly, I think, by Dickens' tradition of writing special Christmas-themed pieces.

I reviewed Christmas Promise a few years ago - might give you an idea of Perry's Christmas novella style - a good old mix of Victorian grittiness well flavoured with Victorian sentimentality.
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