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historical crime [Jun. 7th, 2009|11:31 am]
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[myotismond]
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Just finished another historical crime story "A rare Interest in Murder" by Ann Granger. I already read her Markby and Mitchell-series and was delighted to see that she got into the historical crime-scheme now. I think it is a nice book, though nothing spectacular, the idea is not really new... It is situated in London 1864 and the station St. Pancras is just built. I like reading historical books about places I know. Of course it is only fiction, but nevertheless it is fun. As in most of these books of this time the female main character is a bit exeptional, a free mind not sticking to the traditional role, otherwise the whole plot would not work ;)

At the end of the book there is an ad for a book by Susanna Gregory, called "A plague on both your houses". It is situated in medieval Cambridge and I was thinking about buying it. But there is a review at Amazon that definately does not recommend it. So I wonder whether anyone of you has read it already?? Or anything else by S. Gregory? It is a complete series about Dr. Bartholomew, but there is only one in German, yet.

Anyway, I will turn to read another Inspector Jury (Martha Grimes) now. It is "Winds of Change" but I just found out that there are two more out already, so more to be read :)
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2009-06-07 11:42 am (UTC)
I read the Granger one a couple of months ago and quite liked it as well - hope there'll be a new one soon! (I really loved Markby & Mitchell as well!)

Have you ever read any books by Anne Perry? They're among my favourites - both the Monk and Pitt series are set in Victorian London.

I seem to remember having read that S. Gregory book, but it's a very vague memory. So it probably was so-so ...
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[User Picture]From: myotismond
2009-06-08 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yep, I think I read all of the Pitt-books and a couple of the Monk-books... we already discussed them here, I think ;) I mentioned I did not like the Monk-series at first ...
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2009-06-07 11:42 am (UTC)
Oh ... and if you happen to love the Victorian theme ... Check out the Gaslight series by Victoria Thompson - they're set in 1890's New York ... Just love those! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: myotismond
2009-06-08 06:40 pm (UTC)
ok, I will check our liberary for that series and I think I will see if I get S. Gregory there, too, so I can try it before I buy it...
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