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deleted_detective7955
deleted_detective7955

May-16-2004 16:41

Hi any body has read or is a fan of Nancy Drew, The Hardy boys, Trixie bendel? Puhleez post!
P.S. If so do ya have a fave?
A book lover - Mag

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JasonS53
JasonS53

May-16-2004 18:08

I haven't read any of the above in years. I'm not really much of a mystery fan (gasp!) but I did just pick up an advance copy of a book called "Whiskey Sour" by J.A. Konrad. It was very good if a bit graphic at times with a good amount of laugh-out-loud dialogue. It was supposed to be in stores on May 12th. If you're a Patricia Cornwell fan you'll probably like this.

MegAmy
MegAmy

May-16-2004 21:49

I'm on a big "Cat who...." series kick right now, which is just wrong, 'cause they're just fluff.

I'm also on a Christie binge. :)

Aleks
Aleks

May-16-2004 22:49

Holy cow...I haven't read Nancy Drew since I was *holds hand roughly four feet over the ground* that tall.

Wayne Williams Jr.
Wayne Williams Jr.
Well-Connected

May-16-2004 23:21

I had been thinking about asking other detectives about what mysteries they read too.

I myself haven't been a mystery fan at all. Growing up, I read abridged versions of some Sherlock Holmes and an occasional mystery or thriller only.

Now, partly due to playing Sleuth I'm going back to Conan Doyle first, and will try to explore some other mystery classics in future, and then perhaps some modern works.

kouraditsa
kouraditsa

May-17-2004 01:13

I have read almost everything by Agatha Christie. I have 50 something of her books and have read some of them 3 or 4 times.
I was really obsessed a couple of years ago :)


Canucklehead
Canucklehead

May-17-2004 03:08

I was reading a few of the Stainless Steel Rat series not too long ago. "Mmmmm mmmmm", that's good readin'.

MegAmy
MegAmy

May-17-2004 07:33

eI have to admit that I was quite fond of Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldan, as well as the Meg mystery books. Hardy Boys did nothing for me, but that could have just been a plumbing issue.

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin
Tale Spinner

May-17-2004 08:20

Hardy Boys was always a little dissappointing to me, actually. My impression was that the Nancy Drew books were just better written, but I haven't looked recently, so who knows. I like some of the lighter weight series quite a bit, like Encyclopedia Brown.

Recently, mys wife has gotten me into reading Patricia Cornwall books (hence their prominence in the quizes). I'm in the middle of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler right now. Actually, if you read the beginning of The Big Sleep, and compare it to my first Featured Mystery, The Unread Will, you can notice some similarities.

Kitten
Kitten

May-17-2004 12:11

I was a real Agatha Christie junkie between the ages of 8 and 10. I think nostalgia of all that is why Sleuth appeals to me now, quite a few years later. Apart from that, I'm not a huge detective novel person right now.

I am a big literature person, though. Literature student :) So don't even get me started on books. Of my favourite novels, the one closest to the detective/mystery genre would probably be The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

By the way, I always found Nancy Drew rather boring and childish. I used to hope something bad would actually happen to her in one of the books, because knowing she'd ALWAYS get out of trouble drove me crazy. But get out she did, every time :)

deleted_detective7955
deleted_detective7955

May-17-2004 14:55

Thanks for the replies what about Sherlock Holmes any body read it? Yes Liz but I luv mystries more! LiZ :P

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