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Can't Wait in 08?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Freemyer Jan 23, 2008.

Most Influential Crime/Mystery Novel This Decade?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Hatadi Apr 24, 2007.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
About Me:
PhD in Nursing Research, avid crime fiction reader for last 15 years, member of 4MA. Trying to become disciplined about writing my own crime novel.
Books And Authors I Like:
Arnulder Indridason, Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Sue Grafton, James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly, Hakan Nesser, Robert Crais, John Hart
Then: The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
Citizen Vince by Jess Walter
The Pure of Heart by Susan Hill

Now:The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

Next: Christine Falls Benjamin Black

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Tops for 2007

Here are my tops for 2007 in no particular order:

The Tin Roof Blowdown—James Lee Burke (Best Novel of the 2007)

Dead Cold or Fatal Grace by Louise Penny (Runner-Up for BN 2007)

The Overlook—Michael Connelly (I miss Michael!!)

Sharp Objects—Gillian Flynn (Most Unique)

Stealing the Dragon—Tim Maleeny (Best First for 2007)

Field of Darkness—Cornelia Read (Can't Wait in 08!!)

To The Power of Three --Laura Lippman (I'm in awe of this Woman!)

Dying Light… Continue

Posted on January 19, 2008 at 11:09am

The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke

Every time I read a new James Lee Burke novel, I often ask myself if that book will be the pinnacle of his incredible writing career. I can’t ever imagine Mr. Burke getting any better, but then he surprises me with yet another masterpiece of fiction. This is certainly the case for The Tin Roof Blowdown, Mr. Burke’s depiction of Hurricane Katrina and the calamities of the people of The Big Easy and New Iberia Parrish.

It is unfathomable that human beings would commit acts of murder,… Continue

Posted on July 31, 2007 at 10:17am

Review of The Overlook by Michael Connelly

It finally happened--my first A+ book of 2007. By some snafu of nature, I was able to get my hands on THE OVERLOOK by Michael Connelly a week early, though I read the entire book in one day. The Overlook will be in stores tomorrow (May 22) and if I were you, I'd be standing at the door of your favorite bookstore when they open the doors so you can be one of the first to purchase this wonderful piece of crime fiction. Some of you may be familiar with parts of The Overlook that were serialized a… Continue

Posted on May 21, 2007 at 11:09pm

Review of Dying Light by Stuart MacBride

I’m not sure why I waited so long to read Stuart MacBride’s sophomore outing, Dying Light. Mr. MacBride found instant success with his first crime fiction novel, Cold Granite, which I couldn’t get through because of the subject matter of small children as victims. But on my two unsuccessful attempts to read Cold Granite, even as I laid the book down unfinished, I knew I was in the midst of a wonderfully talented crime fiction author. Dying Light is a wonderful police procedural set in Aberdeen,… Continue

Posted on May 21, 2007 at 12:08am

Apple of My Eye

I finallly made the jump to Apple by purchasing a new MacBook. I'm at a point in my life where many doors are closing, like the completion of a PhD, and many new doors are opening, like starting a new job as a college professor. It just seemed like the right time to move to an Apple product. In addition, I'm expecting a light summer, so now was the best time to learn an new operaing system, and so far so good. Except for one thing.

There wasn't anything wrong with my Dell laptop. In… Continue

Posted on May 16, 2007 at 6:58am

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At 4:36am on July 29, 2007, Cornelia Read said…
Hi Carl,

Thank you so much for giving Field a try, and I'm very happy to hear that you liked it!
At 1:30pm on April 23, 2007, BookBitch said…
Thanks, Carl. I'm looking forward to catching up with you. Have a good trip.

At 11:45am on April 23, 2007, LC Fraser said…
Oh - naked man is back -- well done Carl. You certainly know how to make your page a fun place to visit
At 11:01am on April 23, 2007, Patricia said…
Carl...have a good trip! take lots of pictures. Travel safe.
At 3:17am on April 22, 2007, LC Fraser said…
You have to be careful of blinking, Fran. Maybe if we all ask nicely Carl will add the photo to his other pictures on the slide show.

Carl - hope you have a great trip!
At 10:28am on April 21, 2007, Fran Read said…
A naked man you say? I must have blinked and missed it. Hmmmph!
At 2:38pm on April 16, 2007, LC Fraser said…
Wow - Merlot you are right - he has a face. Cool.
At 1:41pm on April 16, 2007, Merrill Young said…
Ya know, we are all missing the relevant point.
Gumshoe Carl DOES identify the pic as being of Richard Gere( a while back, I'm sure)
Did anyone of you ladies get above the neck?
At 12:18pm on April 16, 2007, Lourdes Fernandez said…
Geez, Carl, I call up my chatterwall and there's a half-naked man there. Not that I mind, but for a moment I thought crimespace was going in a new direction ...
At 11:51am on April 16, 2007, Kerrie said…
Now a naked body is going too far Carl. I know we encouraged to reveal all but...

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