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    Paperback Mysteries

    I was thinking back to a mystery series I read years ago and really liked and thought I'd throw out a recommendation.

    They were funny with good plots and easy to read on the bus or a rainy weekend. Saw the whole set for sale at Value Village once for a dollar a piece. If you ever need something relatively light with interesting plots and a cast of characters that carry through try Martha Grimes Richard Jury series.


    LOL! Love the character Melrose Plant. Sigh... hate it when good books end.
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    Travis McGee fan?
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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    Ever peeped out Hard Case Crime publishing?

    http://www.hardcasecrime.com/

    They release a lot of great paperbacks by a lot of great writers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    Travis McGee fan?
    Have not read those! Will have to give them a try.


    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Ever peeped out Hard Case Crime publishing?

    http://www.hardcasecrime.com/

    They release a lot of great paperbacks by a lot of great writers...
    Nice. Thanks!



    A couple other series I've read are the Sue Grafton books (okay but after a while....), Dick Francis (works for me as I'm a horsey person), Lilian Jackson Braun (her main character Qwilleran is a bit pompous) and Tony Hellerman (mysteries set in archaeological digs),


    If anyone is interested in a great Christmas time murder mystery check out this book:

    Mystery in White: A Christmas Crime Story (British Library Crime Classics)
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    The Hap and Leonard series by mojo storyteller Joe R. Lansdale (he writes westerns and gonzo horror stories, too: http://www.joerlansdale.com/) is pretty decent.
    The schtick of the two "hapless" titular Texans gets a bit repetitive in the later entries of the series, but the early books are solid.

    Rumble Tumble and Captains Outrageous are my favorites.

    FWIW, The Sundance Channel made a series based on some of the books, though I've never seen it.

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