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At 7:17am on September 16, 2007, Douglas Quinn said…
Anyone who is a fan of James Lee Burke needs to be a friend of mine. Enjoyed your blog entries. Hope you'll find the time to check out my Crimespace page and website.

Smiles,
Douglas Quinn
www.douglasquinn.com
At 7:04pm on September 9, 2007, Karen from AustCrime said…
You know those days when you could just kick yourself. And kick and kick and kick yourself.

The other person I should have mentioned is Louise Welsh! Very ambiguous "heros" - magnificent books - if you're looking for something different from Scotland ;)
At 10:14am on September 7, 2007, Clea Simon said…
Danuta Reah... have to check those out!
At 10:09am on September 7, 2007, Karen from AustCrime said…
I do indeed like Denise Mina Clea (as well as Danuta Reah) - I did think that the Garnetthill Trilogy was magnificent. We're looking down the barrel of our 7th year of drought and a stinky hot summer into the bargain. I'm seriously planning on moving to the Antarctic at this rate :)
At 2:19am on September 7, 2007, Elizabeth Zelvin said…
Thanks, Clea. I just found out Death Will Get You Sober is available for preorder on Amazon already, and I'm wildly excited. :) Liz
At 12:22am on September 7, 2007, Maryann Mercer said…
Thanks for the invitation. I'm looking forward to checking out your work :o)
At 8:06am on September 5, 2007, Shane Gericke said…
Hi, Clea. Nice to make your acquaintance. You mentioned you're a former newsie, like me. Enjoying the "former" part, or itching to get back?
At 12:40am on August 31, 2007, Kim Howell said…
Thanks Clea, for accepting my offer. Your books look like they'll be really good reads, and I'm trying to broaden my reading experiences lately. :-)
At 5:24am on August 30, 2007, Vicki Delany said…
Hi. I'm still out in Nelson, just back from a visit to Vancouver Island - loved it! SHenzi is at my daughter Julia's now, where she seems to be doing fine. Next month I'm off to Alaska, really looking foward to that.
At 4:41am on August 30, 2007, LC Fraser said…
Wow you guys have been chatty while I was sleeping.

Thanks Clea, for pointing out that cozies can be literature too. I have read some that are wonderful (and of course some that are not so great, but ditto with most other areas of the mystery genre).

My husband would likely agree with you about cats and women. He thinks both are totally not to be understood in this, or any other, lifetime. He still likes them though so maybe he just likes being confused?
At 4:32am on August 30, 2007, Clea Simon said…
Better she should learn from her mother though!
At 4:28am on August 30, 2007, Cyndi Martin said…
Jerry Orbach, too. I miss him! It's hard to pick from the others. I like them all. My daughter is Olivia's biggest fan. She loves SVU. In fact, it was watching SVU that brought on The Talk for us. She asked what "rape" meant and it snowballed from there. I was soooo dreading that!
At 4:16am on August 30, 2007, Clea Simon said…
Jerry Orbach. I'm a traditionalist!
At 4:14am on August 30, 2007, Cyndi Martin said…
Thanks for adding me! Who's your favorite L&O detective?
At 4:09am on August 30, 2007, Clea Simon said…
Hope so! I'm not going to make it to Bouchercon next month (too expensive to fly to Alaska), and because CRIES AND WHISKERS pubs in December, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try some other conferences.
At 4:05am on August 30, 2007, Jeannie Holmes said…
Hi, Clea

Birmingham's about a 3-4 hour drive from Mobile. I'm not sure if I'll go to Murder in the Magic City yet. I missed the last one, but I'm hoping to make it there next year.

Thanks for the friendship. Maybe I'll see you in Feb. :)

J. K.
At 3:14am on August 30, 2007, Simon Wood said…
Thanks Clea. I was not consulted over the bear. :-)

Simon
At 11:07pm on August 29, 2007, J.D. Rhoades said…
More summer? Obviously, you don't live where it's been 100+ degrees the past three weeks. Bring on the fall!

As for the other stuff... "cozy" always sounded like it started as a derogatory term, but it wouldn't be the first time a group has taken what started as a derogatory term and used it defiantly. But as a definition, it really doesn't contain a whole lot of useful meaning. I like the term "traditional mystery" because it says more. And yes, many of them are quite well written.

But talking cats are right out.
At 2:07pm on August 29, 2007, Clea Simon said…
Thanks, Mary, and sorry if I jumped down your throat, Jack (and I'm sorry about your bird). A few years ago, I wrote a nonfiction book called "The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats." If I were to revise it today, I'd probably call it "Cat is a Feminist Issue." And, yeah, I feel that way about "cozy," too.

Meanwhile, the Sox have just given up the first in the series and there's yet another "Law and Order" repeat on (a Jerry Orbach one!), so I think I'm going to run (bum-bum!)
At 1:21pm on August 29, 2007, Mary Saums said…
Amen, Sistergirl, preach on! :) When people start making apologetic noises about cozies and that everyone should say 'traditional mysteries' now, it really gripes me. So I say Cozy. Everybody else will just have to come around to my way of thinking rather than vice versa. :)

Thanks for the movie titles. They both sound great to me.

You know your cats. Yes, they want me to be their doorman. :)

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