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text 2017-08-17 02:44
Reading progress update: I've read 74 out of 357 pages.
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books - Martin Edwards

decided to blaze through the last 6 essays that accompany Chapter 3: The Great Detectives. the only book I've read of the bunch showcased is Murder at the Vicarage, which I remember enjoying...but that's about all I remember. I was very young when I cracked that one open. that would've been one of the earliest Christies I recall getting to; I could read it again, and not worry about recalling who the killer is, I betya! hmmm...


other than Vicarage, H. C. Bailey and his creation, Reggie Fortune, are basically unknown to me--but we're talkin' short-stories here, from an author whose style lost favor with readers (though Martin Edwards of course makes it all seem worthwhile again, in a "modern flavour ahead of its time" sort of way). meanwhile, I've read Gladys Mitchell, but not the specific book discussed (I've read The Rising of the Moon, which I remember enjoying, but not loving); I've read Margery Allingham, but not the book highlighted (I've read Police at the Funeral which I loved, More Work for the Undertaker which I enjoyed, and her beloved The Tiger in the Smoke which I liked, but not as much as most people seem to); then there's the Anthony Berkeley book I have not read, but I have read him under his Francis Isles pseudonym when I read the most excellent Before the Fact (filmed as Suspicion with the ending mucked up); and hey, I'm currently reading Send for Paul Temple by Francis Durbridge, the last book scrutinized by Edwards, and one that I just learned started life as a radio serial (I can see that now, in all the shocks and cliffhangers).


Chapter 4 coming up, but not just yet.

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text 2017-08-16 08:10
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He was my first love…
I wanted him to follow his dreams. I wanted him to escape the life he hated. I thought I was doing the right thing by not telling him how I truly felt. Until it was too late, and my silence turned into my biggest regret.
Twelve years ago, Shane Owings died, taking my heart with him. I was left devastated and broken hearted. Time didn’t heal, as the years went on I only missed him more. 

She was my best friend… the only woman I ever loved.
When I ran off to join the Army, I left behind everything I had ever loved. I thought I was doing the right thing, but my good intentions quickly turned into my biggest regret.
Every year on the anniversary of Shane’s death I watched as Lillian Nelson visited Shane’s grave and spilled her secrets to a dead man. Each year I hoped she wouldn’t be back, that her heart would finally heal and she would move on. But year after year she was back. So many times I wanted to reach out and comfort the beautiful woman, but I knew she would never forgive me. It was my fault Shane was dead. 

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I had to come out of the shadows and protect the one woman I had no business falling in love with.

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About Riley Edwards:
Riley Edwards is a best-selling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children. Her two eldest children have flown the coop and are now serving in the US military. Riley also has a teenage daughter that is the source of laughter and wit around her house. Her youngest son is a "bad-ass" in training and is very much a mini version of his Alpha father.

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley's favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance. (Those are also her favorites to read.) She's known for her jaw-dropping plot twists. You know the ones? Those pivotal scenes in a story that when executed so flawlessly it leaves you breathless and begging for more? Yeah, those! She's mastered the art of blending suspense, romance, and smoldering sexy times. It's like Criminal Minds, and the Spice Channel mated, and a perfect love child was born.

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text 2017-08-14 23:53
Martin Edwards Haul
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books - Martin Edwards
The Golden Age of Murder - Martin Edwards
Silent Night: Christmas Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics) - Martin Edwards
Miraculous Mysteries: Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes (British Library Crime Classics) - Martin Edwards,Various Authors
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics) - Martin Edwards,Various Authors
Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics) - Martin Edwards,Various Authors

I swear, I really only opened my wishlist to order
"The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books" ... (sigh).



Oh, wait, that would have been last year.  Now it's more like



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text 2017-08-14 17:52
The buddy read schedule!
Grey Mask - Patricia Wentworth
The Talented Mr. Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books - Martin Edwards

August 14, 2017:


MBD & Themis-Athena put together a quick buddy read of The Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth starting today.


August 18, 2017:


The buddy read for The Talented Mr. Ripley is scheduled to begin. There is an open thread in the Buddy Reads group, located here, and we are using the tag "ripley read" for our posts!


September 8, 2017:


The buddy read for The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books is scheduled to begin. I have opened a thread for that one in the Buddy Reads group as well, located here, and we will use the tag "100 classic crimes" for that one!


The Flat Book Society is in the process of choosing their next read.


If you have other ideas/plans for buddy reads, post in the comments!

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text 2017-08-14 08:07
Look what came today....
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books - Martin Edwards

Is it September yet???


It's going to be tough keeping my mitts off of this one.  

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