Friday, March 14, 2014

Looking for something to read?

I recently enjoyed Maggie Estep's mystery series set in the world of horse racing.
Hex
Gargantuan
Flamethrower.
All were excellent reading.
Maggie had a very different voice. I say 'had' because she recently died on Feb 12, 2014 at the relatively young age of 50. Sad.

 I also finished Kerry Greenwood's mystery series featuring a character I adore - Corrina Chapman.
Earthly Delights
Heavenly Pleasures
Devil's Food
Trick-Or-Treat
Forbidden Fruit
Cooking the Books
Corrina Chapman is a plus-size baker / mystery solver who loves herself just as she is. As does her gorgeous lover, Daniel. Wonderful characters, plots. Can't praise this series enough.
Must warn you though - it has passages which are hard core food porn.
Greenwood is working on a new Corrina Chapman but she is a busy woman. She is also the author of the Phyrnee Fisher murder mystery series which was made into a thoroughly enjoyable tv show in Australia where Greenwood is from. You can watch the series on Netflix.

Last but not least I am enjoying a re-read of Sarah Wynde's series set in Tassamara, FL.
A Gift of Ghosts
A Gift of Thought
The Spirits of Christmas
A Gift of Time
The characters are still flawed, quirky and lovable the second time around.
Love a series I can enjoy more than once!

8 comments:

  1. Gaah! I'm looking for TIME to read. *grin*

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  2. Lucky for us you are too busy writing to read - hehehe!

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  3. I'm with Linda G. No time because I'm back in the editing cave. But that didn't stop me from checking out your list. Ha ha. Currently reading The Best Man by Kristan Higgins and I can't wait to get back to it. Four chapters of edits buys me a couple of hours of reading in the evening. ; )

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  4. Ditto my reply to Linda for you. Lucky for us you are too busy editing...

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  5. You're all into the mysteries now!

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    1. Yeah - J.D.Robb's In Death series led me there and I have headed down the path happily. I still take excursions into romance, though.

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  6. I started the first Corrina book this week, but it was so full of cats that I couldn't keep going! I wanted to love it so much! :-(

    I tried, really I did........

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    1. Oh Julie - sorry. I should have mentioned. I never would have recommended these books to you because of that very reason. She loves her cats. And they have such clever names. The Mouse Police. Horatio. Lucifer (aptly named). Etc.

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