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Old July 13th, 2012, 04:26 PM
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I am reading Too Jewish, by Patty Friedmann...My Fire is loaded with tons of book, I may not ever read!

Since we have so many new CruiseMates, I thought I would repost the list of mysteries set on ships, author Nancy Cohen shared with me..lots of good ones to bring onboard, or to the sand. I have added a few over time, do you have any to add?



Nancy J. Cohen: KILLER KNOTS
Rita lakin: Getting Old is The Best Revenge
Rick Murcer: Caribbean Moon
Lori Avocato: DEEP SEA DEAD
Maddy Hunter: HULA DONE IT
Nancy Fairbanks: BON BON VOYAGE
Shelley Freydont: HIGH SEAS MURDER
Susan Sussman: CRUISING FOR MURDER
Jane Heller: PRINCESS CHARMING
Cooks Overboard by Joanne Pence
Birds of Prey by J.A. Jance
Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers
The Widow's Cruise by Nicholas Blake
Board Stiff by Tony Alexander
Death in the Middle Watch by Leo Bruce
The Fennister Affair by Josephine Bell
Death in a Deck Chair by K.K. Beck
Several Deaths Later by Ed Gorman
Murder on "B" Deck by C.V.E. Starrett
Murder in Absence by C.V.E. Starrett
Inspector's Holiday by Richard Lockridge
Voyage into Violence by Frances and Richard Lockridge
The Case of Sonia Wayward by Michael Innes
A Clutch of Constables by Ngaio Marsh
The Patient in Cabin C by Mignon Eberhart
Nobody Cared for Kate by Gene Thompson
The Midas Murders by Margot Arnold
A First Class Murder by Elliot Roosevelt
(YA) Mystery Cruise by Gertrude Chandler Warner
(YA) Deadline by Eric Weiner
Don't Blame the Snake by Tony Fennelly
Death Takes a Passage by Sue Henry
Birds of Passage Bernice Rubens (not quite a mystery but interesting)
The Informant by James Grippando
Buzz Cut by James Hall
Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
No Honeymoon for Death by Mary Kruger
Murder Sails at Midnight by Marian Babson
The Cruise of a Deathtime Marian Babson
The Widow's Cruise by Nicholas Blake
The Goddess Affair by Lillian O'Donnell
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Risk by Dick Francis
The Angels Will Not Care - John Straley
Birds of Passage - Bernice Rubens
Buzz Cut - James Hall
Cooks Overboard - Joanne Pence
The Cruise of a Deathtime - Marian Babson
Damned in Paradise - Max Allen Collins
Death in a Deck Chair - K.K. Beck (1984)
Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie
Death Takes a Passage - Sue Henry
A First Class Murder - Elliot Roosevelt
The Informant - James Grippando
Killed in Paradise - William DeAndrea
The Midas Murders - Margot Arnold
Murder on Deck - (ed.) Rosemary Herbert
Murder Sails at Midnight - Marian Babson
Night Train to Memphis - Elizabeth Peters
No Honeymoon for Death - Mary Kruger
Singing in the Shrouds - Ngaio Marsh
Too Much of Water - Bruce Hamilton
The Trouble with Going Home- Camilla Crespi
You Belong to Me - Mary Higgins Clark
To Davy Jones Below by Carola Dunn
Donít Blame the Snake by Tony Fennelly
Dana Chambers' THE BLONDE DIED FIRST
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Wow Trip,
Had no idea there were so many books based on cruise ships...I see one or two I've read...I am not on the 2nd of the Grey trilogy, just one more to go.
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Since your initial question asked what are we reading I am responding .My book club just finished reading The Great Gatsby .
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Read a wonderfully scary book I found in HAL's Osterdam's library by Philip Caputo called the 'Ghosts of Tsavo'. It's about lions that prowl the plains of Tsavo (Tsavo means Place of Slaughter)...they're known for their abnormally large size, their maneless males, and their taste for human prey. The fact that this book is a TRUE story about two lions that terrorized the Tsavo area of East Africa, killing abut 135-140 people in 1898 was just riveting. These lions were almost mythical in their cleverness. The writer, P. Caputo is a master at holding your a attention with the written word. I was scared witless after reading this book, but I after we got home I ordered it from Amazon to read it again. A glutton for punishment you might say!....
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I downloaded into my Nook (for free) The Complete Works of Mark Twain and The Complete Works of Charles Dickens. Now THAT should get me through the next several cruises ...
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When I was a kid a neighbor gave me as a gift The Complete Works of Mark Twain .

Enjoy the read ,its fascinating .
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Back Fire, the new Catherine Coulter FBI book.
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My next book to read is Defending Jacob .
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I've been reading the Dark Tower books by Stephen King. I'm on the "last" one, although he's published another one earlier this year. A friend of mine loves this series and wanted me to read it. Let's just say I'm not as enchanted as he is of the series. The main characters are great. A couple of the books are fair, a couple are good, and a couple just plain suck. None of the books are outstanding.
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Just finished Everything You Know About Indians is Wrong, Paul Chaat Smith
Next up Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
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Lost Books of the Bible by William Hone.
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Swdish thriller The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg.

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Then you must be sure to get hold of a copy of the recently translated Gospel of Judas!
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I'm reading "Empire of the Summer Moon" by S.C. Gwynne. Just started reading it, so don't know how good it is yet.
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Then you must be sure to get hold of a copy of the recently translated Gospel of Judas!
MercedMike, Yes I will. Who is the Author of the translation. I read these types of books to see why they were not Canonized. Very interesting read.
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Amazon.com: The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed (9780195314601): Bart D. Ehrman: Books

Bart Erhman is a [famous/notorious] (pick one) Biblical commentator. Much of the work was sponsored by National Geographic and they published an article in the magazine and did a TV special.

It is an extremely interesting early Gnostic work, condemned by the Church Father Bishop Iraneaus in the early centuries, but only recently rediscovered. Of course the Gnostics were declared heretics by the Council of Nicea which established the canon.
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Those of you reading The Great Gatsby might be interested in The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian. It has very strong ties to the Gatsby book .... to tell more would ruin the story!!
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I read The Double Bind for my book club .Our next book was The Great Gatsby .
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Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A User's Guide to Effective Diabetes Management by Dr Francine Kaugman
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Great read about a woman who is a fighter ďagainst special interests, liberal media, and cynical polticos to secure America's border.Ē Very interesting story of a courageous woman willing to go toe to toe with the president of the United States.
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Holy Moses! I’ve read all 1,664 pages from E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
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I am currently reading The Road to Woodstock by my friend Michael Lang . If you are a music enthusiast I suggest the book .
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Fifty Shades gives a better picture of possiibilites and opportunities in an uninhibited relationship.

Much better than Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique in which she answered what makes you squeal in delight and she answered: great sex, good food & good loving. She talked about womens freedom in Feminie Mystique but she didn't knowwhat real freedom because she was still tied down inhibiitions created by a wedding ring and her Miss Percy Perfection I am clean as the driven snow lifestyle. As for me. Yes life is great. I do find that I have a fascination with silver bracelets and a real appreciation of great opportunities if I am open to new ideas.
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I have moved on to Brave New World

Not so sure about these distopia books
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Just last night I started the third of the trilogy of Fifty Shades....just wonder how it will end, or will there be a fourth?
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