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March 16, 2019

Anticipation: mysterious edition


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Lisa said...

I was just wondering the other day if we would get a Deborah crombie novel this year. She mentioned a "country house" murder at her last signing here, which sounded very intriguing!

Audrey said...

Hi, Lisa,

Deborah C. + country house sounds wonderful (though I do like her Notting Hill setting). I just went back to Amazon to look, and this one is set at a country house in the Cotswolds. (And features a famous chef, to boot.)

Have you read Martha Grimes' Inspector Jury series? I think you'd like it!

Lisa said...

I did, years and years ago - I loved his friend the reluctant peer (an earl?) I sort of lost track of the books at some point, so I'm sure I've missed quite a few in the series. I've been meaning to catch up, but I keep getting distracted :)

I remember Ms. C said that after the intensity of the last few books, with everyone scattered and divided, she wanted to write something with them together and not fighting. I think it's set at Melody's parents' big house.

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