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Carl V.

I really like the retro illustration of that book cover.

Since you like mysteries, have you read any of the Ian Rutledge series by Charles Todd? They are set post WWI and the detective, Rutledge, has to contend with the voice in his head of a man he possibly wrongly killed during the war. I've really enjoyed them thus far. The last 2 or 3 are on my to read pile though I must confess.


Carl, Yes, I have. Actually I was almost going to mention him in my post since the settings are similar. I have only read the first few, though. The rest are waiting patiently for me! It is sort of an interesting twist--what is the soldiers name that died? Hamish. It seems like mysteries sort of get away with odd-ish situations or sleuths, doesn't it?

Dorothy W.

These sound like a lot of fun! I should try one sometime.


If you are ever in the mood for a nice, light, mystery--these are perfect. For best effect--pick a nice chilly fall day, and curl up on the sofa with a quilt and a cup of tea or hot chocolate! :)


Speaking of female sleuths, what do you think of Mma Ramotswe? They are not mysteries in the strict sense but I love the gentle pace, the fluid narration and the Botswanan setting.

Mike B.

The only other place I've seen or heard of the Maisie Dobbs series is at Barnes and Noble. On the shelves of the employee picks, they look good and seem interesting (the art, like Carl said is great,) but now they seem even better. Maybe this is what I'll look for this weekend.

Carl V.

I also really enjoyed the first 4 books of the Irene Adler series by Carole Nelson Douglas. She took a long break from these characters and then started writing again and I hate the direction she's taken, etc. and can't stand to read them anymore. Its really sad.

Lazy COw

Looking forward to this Maisie Dobbs instalment!
I've been looking around for good period DVDs to watch while quilting (to feel like a English gentlewoman), so I'll search out The House of Eliott. Thanks.


I haven't read any of these books but I might add them to my list!

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