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Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« Reply #200 on: August 17, 2019, 05:40:21 am »
I just finished #6 in the Penny Green series ... all are available via KU/KOLL. #7 is recently released. I've been enjoying them very much. There's a couple long story arcs besides the main plot of each book -- one involving her possible romance with the Scotland Yard inspector and another involving the search for her father in Columbia.

Here's the first one:
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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #201 on: August 17, 2019, 06:50:09 am »
    Just send a sample placeholder to my "recommended" collection. ;D

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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #202 on: August 17, 2019, 10:33:49 am »
    Just send a sample placeholder to my "recommended" collection. ;D

    ;D You're welcome! ;D
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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #203 on: August 17, 2019, 02:04:38 pm »
    Thank you. I think  ;D. Its a mighty growing collection that one.  :P

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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #204 on: August 23, 2019, 04:38:46 am »
    ALERT:

    I posted to this thread last night, but I wasn't on topic. :) I've moved that and a couple of responses to the old, now resurrected, Cozy mysteries thread. :)

    Here they are: https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,82207.msg3834997.html#msg3834997

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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #205 on: August 31, 2019, 10:48:07 am »
    I like mysteries and I LOVE history! So yes.

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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #206 on: September 23, 2019, 04:07:39 pm »
    I am officially caught up in the Sebastian St. Cyr series. If you've not read it, you owe it to yourself to get a start. Number 16 is available for pre-order -- comes out next April.
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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #207 on: September 23, 2019, 05:58:35 pm »


    I do love that series and I thank Atunah for the recommendation here.  I save them for special occasions so I don't go through them too quickly.

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    « Reply #208 on: September 24, 2019, 04:01:58 am »

    I do love that series and I thank Atunah for the recommendation here.  I save them for special occasions so I don't go through them too quickly.

    I second this. :)

    I've been taking my time but the latest came up in my library queue a couple weeks ago, so ..... now I'm caught up and impatiently tapping my fingers waiting for April.
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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #209 on: September 24, 2019, 02:19:28 pm »
    Ellenoc was the one that got me onto it. Its why I trust her recs on mysteries, even though I don't think she is posting anymore.

    We do like to pay it forward.  ;D. I am not caught up to it. Not because I don't want to, but because I am desperate not to run out of books too fast. I think I only have 2 left. I'll have to check. So i am counting the months, weeks until the next one next year. So I am trying to spread them out a wee bit. Or maybe even wait until the next one is out a bit, otherwise there will be a long wait again. And what if, gasps, she stops writing that series?  :o :-X

    I love that some of us a savoring the installments. Its like when I pull out some of my "older" wines on special occasion. I have a few 2007's, 2004's I am planning on drinking. My oldest is 1997. That one will be opened when and if I'll fly a different flag.  ;D. So maybe I'll open one of those older wines for each of the St. Cyr books from now on.

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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #210 on: September 24, 2019, 04:07:43 pm »
    Just saw that the 3rd in this series by Andrea Penrose is out today. I really enjoyed the first 2.



    Unfortunately, I got all exited as it was available at my library with no wait and I borrowed. Only until later I noticed it was not in kindle format so I had to return it. I have to wait now to see if it comes up. I can't put it on hold without borrowing as there are no waits on it. Hmpf. Its $12.99 and I am not paying that much for a book. $7.99, I can hang with. I did put it on hold at a 2nd library so we will see. I'll get it hopefully as kindle version at some point.
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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #211 on: September 25, 2019, 04:22:13 am »
    I already recommended all my libraries get it ... so far it's not available, though. I have it on my wish list at Amazon and will watch for a price drop.
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    « Reply #212 on: September 25, 2019, 09:39:09 am »
    Looks like at least I am next in line on it now. When it first popped up, there were 2 out of  3 copies available. But not in kindle. There is a kindle version now, but of course by the time I returned the wrong one and was put on end of line, those 2 had been snapped up by someone. So I'll get the next returned copy. Of course the checkout time at that library is 3 weeks and I think most don't return early, even if they are done. I do, cause I like to be nice. But I think most just move on to the  next and let it expire. I still have a couple of other library loans to read in the meantime anyway.

    Don't think they drop much, but the first is on sale for $2.99 right now and the 2nd is $9.99. Here is the first. Probably on sale cause the 3rd is out.

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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #213 on: September 25, 2019, 03:27:56 pm »
    I am officially caught up in the Sebastian St. Cyr series. If you've not read it, you owe it to yourself to get a start. Number 16 is available for pre-order -- comes out next April.
    I've been waiting on a price drop to start this series. It does look good, but all the books are a bit pricey and my library doesn't have them, neither are they on KU.

    I think if I have to wait for each book in turn to drop in price it could take me a while. I may just have to bite the bullet and try the first one at full price and find out if I think they're worth it. :o
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    « Reply #214 on: September 25, 2019, 04:15:58 pm »
    I've been waiting on a price drop to start this series. It does look good, but all the books are a bit pricey and my library doesn't have them, neither are they on KU.

    I think if I have to wait for each book in turn to drop in price it could take me a while. I may just have to bite the bullet and try the first one at full price and find out if I think they're worth it. :o

    I can say, that it was $1.99 in February this year, but it was last time before that on sale for that in 2015. In the US at least. So not very often do I see sales on it. I am lucky that at some point they all seem to pop up at my libraries. I have access to 3 of the. But it might be worth to try the first one, maybe with some credit points, just to see if you like it.

    Bad news? You will like it.  ;D

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    « Reply #215 on: September 26, 2019, 10:17:27 am »
    Bad news? You will like it.  ;D

    Hmmm... that's what I'm afraid of!  :o
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    « Reply #216 on: September 26, 2019, 02:37:01 pm »
    Bad news? You will like it.  ;D

    More bad news ... they get better as the series goes on. ;D
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    « Reply #217 on: September 26, 2019, 02:51:24 pm »
    Not to pile on, but more bad news when you realize its really really hard to find another historical mystery of that caliber and you panic the closer you get to the current books.

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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #218 on: September 27, 2019, 02:20:43 pm »
    I started:



    and was hooked from the duel scene at the start.  It's been a while since that happened.  Thanks for the rec.

    I finally started this yesterday and am almost done (bought it in 2014 and don't know why it just made it to the top of the MOI).

    So many in this thread are fans of this series, I have now joined the club!  I'm hoping my library has at least some of them so I don't go broke buying the next 14.

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    « Reply #220 on: September 27, 2019, 06:54:02 pm »
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    « Reply #221 on: September 28, 2019, 08:47:13 am »
    I finally started this yesterday and am almost done (bought it in 2014 and don't know why it just made it to the top of the MOI).

    So many in this thread are fans of this series, I have now joined the club!  I'm hoping my library has at least some of them so I don't go broke buying the next 14.

    Yay!  They all are on my Overdrive library -- hopefully yours too.


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    « Reply #222 on: September 28, 2019, 03:11:15 pm »
    Yay!  They all are on my Overdrive library -- hopefully yours too.



    Sigh ... exactly ZERO of them are.  I have recommended them all, but haven't had much luck with titles I have requested in the past.  Guess I'll slowly buy my way through rather than going on a binge as I prefer.

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    « Reply #223 on: October 01, 2019, 02:09:38 pm »
    Sigh ... exactly ZERO of them are.  I have recommended them all, but haven't had much luck with titles I have requested in the past.  Guess I'll slowly buy my way through rather than going on a binge as I prefer.
    You wanna go slow anyway as its nice to savor them. And not to run out so soon. Sorry they aren't at your library. At least the first bunch are $7.99 and not 12.99 as so many of these type of books  tend to be. I only checked to #7.

    I finished the Andrea Penrose, 3rd in the series and I enjoyed it a lot. The characters are coming together quite nicely and how they work together. The theme was also interesting and I started looking up some of the books the author suggested for further reading on galvanism. I love those historicals that get into some of the underbelly of the cusp of science. Or in the case of the St. Cyr series, crime solving without CIS zoom in on pixels, slickness and DNA. Those are the kind of series I am desperate to find more off. I want the grit and the nit.  ;D

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    Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
    « Reply #224 on: October 02, 2019, 08:08:34 am »
    The latest and 4th in the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas will be out on the 15th of this month. I love this series.


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