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You've all been reading interesting stuff. I'm across the pond reading The Suspect by Fiona Barton and it is so good.
I'm going to wait to read The Mountain Between Us, January's discussion book. I I have about 8 books and 6 DVDs from the library
that I haven't read or watched yet.( Mush, V verna davies , said I have to stand up and sing Men of Harlech at the end of Zulu)
 

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I'm really enjoying The Suspect. I looked through my Kindle library and was amazed to see the number of books I've downloaded.

jcat jcat I may read Kids Who Kill. I've always wondered why. Nature or nurture? Maybe both.
 

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I've just finished Strange Tales of Scotland by Jack Strange,
Good to know. That book is actually on my "to read" list.

I'm up to #7, "Skinwalkers," in the Leaphorn and Chee series. This is the book where Leaphorn and Chee actually meet and start working together, so I'm really enjoying it so far.
 

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Still working on "Skinwalkers." I got a copy of "Hitting the Books," the newest of the Library Lovers" series (remember how much I liked that?) from a friend yesterday (sent it from ENGLAND!), and once I reach the halfway point in the Leaphorn and Chee series, I may have to take a short break and read it!
 

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I"m still wandering through the Leaphorn and Chee series. Up to #8, "A Thief of Time," and really liking it. I'm learning a LOT about Navajo culture, and from someone whom the Navajos themselves respect and approve. AND another book came from my friend in England, via Amazon. It is "Louisiana Longshot," by Jana Deleon, and is set in Sinful, Louisiana. She also wrote a series set in Mudbug, Louisiana. I'd read the books just for the names of the towns! With names like "Sinful" and "Mudbug," you just know that the author has a sense of humor!
 

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Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows Charlie Harris, the librarian with a rescued Maine coon cat named Diesel. He's returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but a celebrated author's visit draws an unruly swarm of fanatic mystery buffs ... and one devious killer.

It's National Library Week, and the Athena Public Library is planning an exhibit to honor the centenary of famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright—creator of the beloved Veronica Thane series.

Charlie has a soft spot for Cartwright's girl detective stories (not to mention an extensive collection of her books!). When the author agrees to make a rare public appearance, the news of her whereabouts goes viral overnight, and series devotees and book collectors converge on Athena.

After all, it's rumored that Cartwright penned Veronica Thane stories that remain under wraps, and one rabid fan will stop at nothing—not even murder—to get hold of the rare books.
 

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In Athena, Mississippi, librarian Charlie Harris is known for his good nature—and for his Maine coon cat Diesel that he walks on a leash. Charlie returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but taking the plunge into a recent acquisition will have him in over his head…

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Long's husband. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy—something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.

Beck's biggest rival is Jasper Singletary. His Southern roots are as deep as Beck's, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. Jasper claims the Long clan has a history of underhanded behavior at the expense of the Singletarys. He'd like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor at the college is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. But their interest suddenly turns deadly…

Now Charlie is left with a catalog of questions. The diaries seem worth killing for, and one thing is certain: Charlie will need to be careful, because the more he reads, the closer he could be coming to his final chapter…
 

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In Athena, Mississippi, librarian Charlie Harris is known for his good nature—and for his Maine coon cat Diesel that he walks on a leash. Charlie returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but taking the plunge into a recent acquisition will have him in over his head…

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Long's husband. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy—something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.

Beck's biggest rival is Jasper Singletary. His Southern roots are as deep as Beck's, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. Jasper claims the Long clan has a history of underhanded behavior at the expense of the Singletarys. He'd like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor at the college is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. But their interest suddenly turns deadly…

Now Charlie is left with a catalog of questions. The diaries seem worth killing for, and one thing is certain: Charlie will need to be careful, because the more he reads, the closer he could be coming to his final chapter…
WOW! The books sound good! I've never heard of them. What would you suggest as first book?
 

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Still working on "A Thief of TIme" in the Leaphorn and Chee series. I especially like this one, as it deals with the black market trade in Native American antiquities, which (both the antiquities and the trade) are interests of mine. NO, no trading in them, but who does it and why (money, of course), and why it is despicable.
 
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