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Philadelphia, PA
About Me:
Books have been my first love ever since my Dad read to me as a little girl. When I was about 7 or 8 yrs old, he introduced me to the library. My reading habits were threatening to bankrupt my family! :) When I'm not deep into a good mystery or fiction, you'll find me either blogging or attempting to do something creative like photography, digital collage and scrap booking as well as paper arts. I have been married for a long time and have a grown son who is now married. Someday we hope to be grandparents! We have three cats: Kinsey, Spenser, and Hamish. Mystery lovers take note: they are all detectives. Kinsey from Sue Grafton's books, Spenser, of course, is the character Robert Parker made famous. Hamish is the Scot police constable made famous by MC Beaton.
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Books And Authors I Like:
I love classic American lit of the post WWI period: Fitzgerald, Hemingway, John Dos Passos. Edith Wharton is another writer I enjoy tremendously. I discovered Sara Gruen last year and plan to read more. Robert Russo and John Irving are also writers who I enjoy tremendously. I follow a bunch of different mystery writers: Laura Lippman, James Lee Burke, Sujata Massey, Reginal Hill, Peter Robinson, Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, Cara Black, Carola Dunn, Elizabeth George, Margaret Maron Donna Leon, Susan Wittig-Albert and so many more. I recently read mysteries taking place at Christmas by Sarah Graves, Ann Purser and Jill McGown. I plan to read more by these authors. I also discovered an author names Sarah Stewart Taylor who wrote a book called "O Artful Death." Every Christmas I get a batch of mysteries that take place during Christmas. This was one of them. I plan to follow her also.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, What Not To Wear, Clean House, Life (a real winner!), Keith Obermann on MSNBC, The Simpsons as well as any good Brit crime shows on PBS. I belong to Netflix and we've been watching the Detective Frost series featuring Jack Frost. Last year my husband got me the complete Homicide series. I'm working my way slowly through them. As for movies, I love old movies from the 30's and 50's. Alfred Hitchcock is one of my favorites. He has some great stuff he did when he was still in Britain. One of my favorite cable channels TCM - Turner Classic Movies. Favorite movies just to name a few: Casablanca, The Godfather series, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, pretty much anything by Hitchcock, Sunset Blvd, Roger Rabbit, Annie Hall - in fact pretty much anything by Woody Allen. Loved his murder mystery from two years ago! Mash, anything featuring Fred and Ginger, just to name a few.

My Weight Loss Surgery Blog

I recently had weight loss surgery - November 11, 2008. It's been great. I'm keeping track of my weight loss and feelings. If anyone is interested they can visit:

I would appreciate your comments and thoughts.

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At 12:18am on January 10, 2010, RONALD FEASEL said…
Please add me my requests full. Checkout my entries here on my second novel I'm writing---Moral Dilemma at:
At 11:50am on June 28, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Larraine, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
At 9:01am on January 5, 2009, BookBitch said…
which might explain the situation that Borders is now in...perched on the brink of disaster

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