February 2017-What are you reading?

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February 2017-What are you reading?

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1seitherin
Feb. 1, 2017, 1:12pm

Getting the new month started.

2rabbitprincess
Feb. 1, 2017, 7:01pm

Almost finished His Last Bow, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Will probably finish tomorrow.

3leslie.98
Feb. 2, 2017, 2:06pm

I finished a reread via audio of Ngaio Marsh's Death at the Bar -- I had totally forgotten who the culprit was!

4cindysprocket
Feb. 2, 2017, 2:50pm

Reading Surrogate Thief by Archer Mayor a Joe Gunther series.

5leslie.98
Feb. 3, 2017, 9:52am

Another reread for me is the first Appleby mystery - Death at the President's Lodging

6ted74ca
Feb. 4, 2017, 2:33pm

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica. Suspenseful but also predictable, a Harlequin romance version of a thriller, but one of my guilty pleasures.

7Bookmarque
Feb. 4, 2017, 3:14pm

Just started From Doon with Death yesterday. It's weird that most of the Wexford books I've ignored while I've read most of her stand alone books, both as Rendell and as Vine.

8seitherin
Feb. 4, 2017, 8:57pm

9nrmay
Feb. 5, 2017, 12:28am

Now reading and enjoying The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill.

I need to thank somebody on LT for the good suggestion!

10ted74ca
Feb. 5, 2017, 2:25pm

I read a really good thriller today; The Girl Before by JP Delaney

11tottman
Feb. 5, 2017, 11:14pm

12Jim53
Feb. 9, 2017, 8:52am

I'm reading Identity, Ingrid Thoft's second Fina Ludlow mystery.

13ted74ca
Bearbeitet: Feb. 11, 2017, 11:24pm

Sort of a crime story combined with the mysteries of familes, but a very good read: The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

14Jim53
Feb. 10, 2017, 8:18pm

I finished Identity, which I can't find in the long touchstone list. Pretty enjoyable, although a couple of the characters are kinda thin. I'm re-skimming Her Royal Spyness for my book club.

15AnnieMod
Feb. 10, 2017, 8:26pm

>14 Jim53:
Ingrid Thoft's Identity usually pulls it easily in such cases :)

16leslie.98
Feb. 11, 2017, 11:45am

I am reading a Lew Archer book - The Wycherly Woman...

17Jim53
Feb. 11, 2017, 5:25pm

>15 AnnieMod: Thanks for the tip, Annie!

18seitherin
Feb. 11, 2017, 6:43pm

19ted74ca
Bearbeitet: Feb. 11, 2017, 11:29pm

I think this book falls into the crime category, as the subject matter is human trafficking/sex slavery. The Girl Before by Rena Olsen. I know this crime exists, but somehow the characters in this book didn't draw me in or become believable to me.

20ted74ca
Feb. 12, 2017, 8:15pm

Thin Air by Ann Cleeves. The sixth in her Shetland series.

21fwbl
Feb. 13, 2017, 11:01am

Finished Indigo Slam for the second time in 10 years - still good and enjoyable.

22jnwelch
Feb. 13, 2017, 4:57pm

About to start The Big Clock.

23rabbitprincess
Feb. 14, 2017, 5:19pm

Raiding the stockpile of Gideon novels by JJ Marric: Gideon's Week is my current bus book.

24ted74ca
Bearbeitet: Feb. 15, 2017, 4:28pm

Still sick and still plowing through my pile of crime fiction books from the local library:
Ghost Girl by Lesley Thomson, which I quite liked
Fatal Act by Leigh Russell which was sort of ho-hum
and
Playing with Bones by Kate Ellis which was OK, but not outstanding.

25mstrust
Feb. 16, 2017, 2:00pm

My mysteries/crime for February so far have been The Victoria Vanishes, The Brutal Telling, and I'm currently reading The Third Man by Graham Greene.

26rosalita
Feb. 16, 2017, 9:33pm

I've read the first two books in Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver series, Grey Mask and The Case Is Closed. Enjoyable.

27gmathis
Feb. 17, 2017, 8:44am

Started Dust by Martha Grimes. The investigations are OK, but I love the eccentric and feisty children she includes in her storylines.

28rabbitprincess
Feb. 17, 2017, 8:35pm

Moving on to The Secret Place, by Tana French.

29ted74ca
Feb. 18, 2017, 12:19pm

Finished the second in this trilogy last night: The Lewis Man by Peter May. Really good.

31pollux
Feb. 19, 2017, 2:46pm

Just finished The Drifter by Nick Petrie. This is his first novel and first in a series. I really enjoyed this book and plan to follow the series.

32pollux
Feb. 19, 2017, 2:49pm

Just found out that The Drifter goes to a different author but don't know how to fix it. If you click on Nick Petrie it goes to the correct book.

33jwrudn
Feb. 19, 2017, 3:45pm

Just finished The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny. This finishes the first 10 of the Chief Inspector Gamache series that I have read in a row. A little cozier than my usual taste, but that I read them in a row is evidence of how enjoyable I found them. I liked the recurring characters and the Three Pines setting (though for a small village out in the middle of nowhere the murder rate is exceptionally high).

34mstrust
Feb. 19, 2017, 4:18pm

>33 jwrudn: It's a wonder there's anyone left alive in Three Pines.

35Jim53
Feb. 19, 2017, 9:10pm

I finished Snowblind and was underwhelmed.

36AHS-Wolfy
Feb. 19, 2017, 11:56pm

I just finished the rather satisfying conclusion to the Camille Verhoeven trilogy from Pierre Lemaitre. Quite brutal but very gripping series of books.

37gmathis
Feb. 21, 2017, 1:44pm

Change of time and pace--1920's vaudeville is the backdrop for The Impersonator

38jnwelch
Bearbeitet: Feb. 21, 2017, 1:49pm

I just finished I Will Have Vengeance, a good start to a series featuring a detective who gets communicative visions of murdered people.

Now I'm reading Six Wakes, featuring six clones in outer space who have to figure out who killed their prior bodies.

39cindysprocket
Feb. 22, 2017, 4:00pm

Reading Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft. Another new author for me. Really enjoying.

40Bookmarque
Feb. 22, 2017, 4:27pm

Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard. He's fab.

41Jim53
Feb. 22, 2017, 9:35pm

>39 cindysprocket: I've read the first two of those and enjoyed them. Rumor has it that the next two are better, so I'll be getting to them soon.

42ColinMichaelFelix
Feb. 23, 2017, 2:46pm

Finishing Nemesis By Catherine Coulter, Never Go Back By Lee Child and Ice Cold By Tess Gerritsen

43leslie.98
Feb. 26, 2017, 6:19pm

I finished A Quiet Belief in Angels -- not my usual preferred style but very atmospheric.