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Old June 23rd, 2006, 12:30 AM
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I love to read while on cruises. My favorite authors are John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Sue Grafton, and Dan Brown. I have read almost everything they have written. I need to find some "new" favorite authors. Any suggestions?

If you have read any great books lately, please let me know.

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I really enjoy James Patterson
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Cynic, I always said,in another life I was a librarian..But I will refrain from listing all of my faves..I will just say to Libra, knowing by reading her listed book, of which I read Sue and Patricia, I think she will love this new series......

Jeff Lindsay...Darkly Dreaming Dexter, & Dearly Devoted Dexter

These are really well written, from the point of view of this serial killer, and they have a humurous bent....quite an unusual combination, which only adds to the interest of the reader..You won't put them down!

Okay, I am going to my corner,with my fist stuffed in my mouth, trying not to shout out more goodies!!!
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How about something from Stuart Woods? I've read just about everything from him. The only ones I can't get into are the Will Lee books, but love the Stone Barrington and Holly Barker ones. I think one of his best has to be "Under The Lake". Or maybe something by William Bernhardt, another really good author.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 11:46 AM
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Ditto for Stuart Woods. Also, I recently read my first book by Carl Hiaason called "Skinny Dip." I highly recommend it, especailly for a cruise. Very, very funny.

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Old June 23rd, 2006, 01:24 PM
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Theta, Trip, nlb1050, and Cruisin KnJ,

Thanks for your suggestions. I'm going to the library today to look for these books.

Theta, I am currently reading the James Patterson book, 3rd Degree. I've only read about 70 pages, but it has been good so far.

Trip, please list some of your other favorite authors. I, too, would have loved to have been a librarian, but ended up teaching school, instead.

Thanks again to all of you!!!!!!

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Okay, happy reading:

Barbara Parker, wonderful series, begin from first book, to get you in the know...

Edna Buchanan, set in Miami, always a winner

Nancy J Cohen, mysteries with a heroine that's a beautician

Elaine Viets, lively dead end job series..pick any one to start

Laura Bradley. another beautican series, set in Texas

Linda Barnes, set in Boston, this cabbie is a private investigator with a heart....

This should get you through till September..shout if you want more
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Thanks Trip.

These should keep me busy for a while.

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"Running with Scissors" and "Dry" by Augusten Burroughs. Great reads!

For true-crime stuff, try Ann Rule.
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We have been reading a lot of Christian books lately. Very uplifting!!
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I love to read on trips and enjoy the books by Mary Higgins CLark. Fern Michaels has some good ones especially her series about a group of women getting even with people who have wronged them. A bit far fetched but a fun read. I have the James Patterson books that are a series about the Women's Murder Club and also liked the Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith. Just recently realized that all of the above books are about groups of women who work together to get things "fixed" so a lot alike in their theme.
Thanks to the others who have posted here about their favorites. I took notes and will check out those books myself!
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I like Nelson Demille, Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum.
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I'm a big fan of the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series (One for the MOney, Two for the dough...all the way up to the newest 12 Sharp). They take place in my hometown of Trenton NJ so it's always a fun read.
Judy, I just started Skinny Dip and am enjoying it. I was a religious reader of Carl Hiaasen a few years ago and drifted away from him but am now happy to be back.
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Thanks for all your suggestions. I plan to read as many of these books as I can.

HAPPY CRUISING AND READING TO ALL!!!!!!

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Angela is right.......Janet Evanovich is GREAT......I always when reading the hijinx of Stephanie Plum. I just bought #11 that just came out in paperback.
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The Janet Evanovichs are the only ones I buy in hardback as soon as they come out....I'm done with 12 if you'd like to borrow it I can mail it to you.
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Hi,

I'm a guy and am heavily into science fiction and fantasy as well as mystery novels. Currently reading a series by Jasper Fforde featuring (female) literary detective Thursday Next, who straightens out anomalies in classic novels in a 1985 England that is very different. The titles currently in print are The Eyre Affair; Lost In A Good Book; The Well of Lost Plots; and Something Rotten. Very funny reads.

You want hilarious? MaryJanice Davidson wrote a series of novels about shallow, vain, designer-shoe-obsessed Betsy (not Elizabeth) Taylor, Vampire Queen. Raunchy but hilarious. Titles include Undead and Unwed; Undead and Unemployed; and Undead and Unappreciated.

Christian books include the Mitford series by Jan Karon, and anything by Max Lucado.

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Angela Z, Mgram, and Travelbugbitten,

Thanks for the authors and titles. I plan to read as many of these as I can.

HAPPY CRUISING AND READING TO ALL!!!!
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Angela.....thanks for the offer, but I am a slow reader.....only halfway through the book I took on the Grand in June..... ! I'm sure you could lend it to 5 people before I'd be ready for it. I still have to read #11 that I just bought. If things change, I might give you a yell.....but please share it with others first.

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I should have included Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown books, along with Lillian Jackson Braun. I just discovered another author, Laura Childs and her Tea Shop Mysteries. Lots of fun. If you like something heavier, try Wilkie Collins ("The Woman in White" and "Moonstone").

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Thanks Judy!!!
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Sophie Kinsella and her Shopaholic series, is a perfect beach read, light bright and identifiable for many...and i'm not saying who
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I just went and saw "The Devil Wears Prada." It was really cute. I would never have thought about reading the book before I saw the moive. Also, I saw the previews for the movie "Running with Scissors." My son had told me about the book and that he thought it was really good. After seeing the previews that is another one I am thinking I should read.
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