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Joan Kyler

I love the Mary Russell books, too. I've read them all and am looking forward to the next one. The only one I found lacking was Pirate King. I thought it was silly. You have a lot of fun waiting for you!

Stefanie

I won't tell that you like Mary more than Maisie :) Sounds like a fun book and what a perfect way to finish RIP and enjoy Halloween!

Lark

I'm intrigued by this series (even though I'm not a huge Sherlock Holmes fan); The Beekeeper's Apprentice is high on my TBR list. Maybe over Thanksgiving break. Or Christmas. :) Anyway, it sounds like a book to look forward to.

Lark

This is a series I've been meaning to read (even though I'm not a huge Sherlock Holmes fan). The Beekeeper's Apprentice has been on my TBR list for awhile now. Maybe over Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. :) At least I have it to look forward to.

Penny

I have not read this series, Danielle, but your review here has me putting it on my TBR list. RIP. You've done well with it this year. Wish I had your reading energy. :)

cath

I think I've read a few of Laurie R. King's books. Those were amongst the first books I found reviewed by you on your blog together with one Tana French :). I think I will have to take a look again what my library has of the series.

Danielle

I'd say if only one out of the dozen Mary Russell books was something of a dud then they must be very good indeed! I do look forward to reading my way through the series of books!

Danielle

I (almost) feel a little guilty saying I like someone just a hair better than Maisie (maybe it's because I've not read a Maisie Dobbs mystery for over a year now?). It was a fun read--two novels and a handful of short stories--not too shabby considering what a weird reading year I have been having!

Danielle

I will admit that the first book--The Beekeeper's Apprentice was sort of iffy for me--only because it is made up of short stories--or what feels almost like short stories. I think it is a matter of getting the series started and orienting things, but I have loved every other book after (liked the first one, but just not as much as the others). You *are* in for a treat!

Danielle

Not sure why--but your comments ended up in the spam folder--I always check it in case you find your comment has gone missing. So sorry about that--Typepad is sometimes weirdly glitchy like that.

Danielle

I think you would like the characters! I know a number of people who have read all the books and love them--as a matter of fact I think I have yet to find someone who has read them and not liked them! I did manage to do okay this year with RIP--of course I always set out to read more, but I am happy with the books and short stories I read--all quite enjoyable. I only wish that what I could actually finish reading would match my enthusiasm! :)

Danielle

She has written several stand alone novels as well as at least one other mystery series set in contemporary San Francisco, which I really must get back to as well. I have started the newest Tana French--I had a electronic galley copy on my ipad which unfortunately expired before I could finish it, and now I am waiting for a paper copy from the library and am in a VERY long line for it! I hope your library has some of her books!

Caroline

This sounds so good. I'm reading Laurie King's book on crime writing and I think you'd enjoy that as well. Sure, it's written for writers but there's so much in it, that a fan of her fiction or the genre can get a lot out of it.

Danielle

I had no idea she had written a book on writing--I would be very interested in reading it, I think. Is it one of those "sisters in crime" books? I am not sure I am finding the right title.... (and you're right--you can still find out so much about an author and her books this way, even if you are not a writer yourself).

Caroline

It's part of the Artists' and Writers' Yearbooks. One comes out every year for several genres and then there are the specialized onces which are quite new. Sorry-I'm lagging behind in commenting but I had a surgery on my leg (nothing big) and I'm not allowed to sit for two weeks and then only a little. Bah.

Danielle

You mentioned your surgery in your email and I wasn't sure when exactly it was happening--hopefully you are on the mend. I know you were thinking about it and the problems that might arise--hopefully it all went smoothly! No problem at all about commenting--never worry about that--I know how it goes and as I am eternally behind these days.... I will have to look the King book up--I did start the next Mary Rusell book by her, and it is as good as the last one!

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