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26-03-2020, 14:24   #9451
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I do 99% of my reading through the library, my order list is constantly full and always being updated, and obviously I'm really missing that at the moment.

So I'm using this opportunity to order books that I've always wanted to read but that weren't available in the Irish libraries ... right now I'm reading My Fair Junkie by Amy Dresner, and after that it'll be High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins - both addiction/recovery memoirs (both from Amazon.) I do love me a good addiction memoir!!!
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26-03-2020, 14:30   #9452
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I'm following Noughts and Crosses every week on BBC One. It's brilliant. I'm curious, has anybody read the books before?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nought...(novel_series)
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26-03-2020, 15:06   #9453
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I'm not watching the show, but I read the first book.
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26-03-2020, 15:29   #9454
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I see that it's classified as horror. I don't know if that's my thing.

I usually go for crime fiction with an emphasis on the main character either being the pathologist/anthropologist or the detective. I really enjoy a good book that can take you through the crime solving process.
Ah, I wouldn’t consider it a “horror”. Not in the classical sense. It’s as much a horror as ‘American Psycho’, it’s certainly horrific but it’s probably closer to a thriller.

It focuses on the bad guys and what they get up to. Lots of graphic details of their “exploits”. And, while it’s fairly stomach churning, it’s also fairly childish too.

If you’re into gory, descriptive, murders then you’ll enjoy this. Especially, if you like it very “over the top”.
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I just finished reading A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs and I gotta say, I'm kind of disappointed.

It's a bit different to the other Temperance Brennan novels in that the gory details are notably missing due to the fact that Brennan has been exiled from the medical examiners office. I enjoy reading how the victim was tortured/mutilated/murdered but none of this was here.
Have you read any of Chris Carters books??
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26-03-2020, 15:57   #9456
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Trafalgar-An Eyewitness History.
Edited by Tom Pocock.
Penguin Classics.

Illustration of life onboard a 19th Century battleship.

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26-03-2020, 16:16   #9457
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Have you read any of Chris Carters books??
I haven't actually
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26-03-2020, 17:15   #9458
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I see that it's classified as horror. I don't know if that's my thing.

I usually go for crime fiction with an emphasis on the main character either being the pathologist/anthropologist or the detective. I really enjoy a good book that can take you through the crime solving process.
What crime fiction authors do you recommend?
I really like James Ellroy, David Peace’s Red Riding quartet was great and just got into the Harry Bosch series. From an Irish point if view, I enjoyed Tana French’s books and Alan Glynn’s trilogy of Winterland, Graveland and Bloodland.
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26-03-2020, 17:31   #9459
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What crime fiction authors do you recommend?
I really like James Ellroy, David Peace’s Red Riding quartet was great and just got into the Harry Bosch series. From an Irish point if view, I enjoyed Tana French’s books and Alan Glynn’s trilogy of Winterland, Graveland and Bloodland.
I'll look into those that you mention, I'm always open to recommendations for the crime fiction genre

Kathy Reichs would be my favourite, I have read all of the Temperance Brennan books (19 in total) and also her young adult offerings (co-written with her son).

I also really like Tess Gerritsen and have just today moved on to the last book in the Rizzoli & Isles series (12 books in total). I've given JK Rowling's Strike series a go but find it to be a bit hit and miss, I find I get bored quite a bit.

I have books by Patricia Cornwall, John Grisham and Steve Cavanagh (Irish author) on my shelf to give a go once I wrap up the the Rizzoli & Isles series by Gerritsen.

I've also read quite a few books by Mary Higgins Clarke but I would not recommend her. I thought her books were very basic and followed the same set up, so no surprises or twists and turns.
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Just finished “Our Little Cruelties” by Liz Nugent.
A great read. Not one likeable character in the whole book and yet I was totally engulfed in it.
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What crime fiction authors do you recommend?
I really like James Ellroy, David Peace’s Red Riding quartet was great and just got into the Harry Bosch series. From an Irish point if view, I enjoyed Tana French’s books and Alan Glynn’s trilogy of Winterland, Graveland and Bloodland.
Robert Dugoni is excellent in the genre. Fairly prolific as well.
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What crime fiction authors do you recommend?
I really like James Ellroy, David Peace’s Red Riding quartet was great and just got into the Harry Bosch series. From an Irish point if view, I enjoyed Tana French’s books and Alan Glynn’s trilogy of Winterland, Graveland and Bloodland.
I'd put a word in for James Lee Burke, John Connolly and Michael Connolly
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What crime fiction authors do you recommend?
I really like James Ellroy, David Peace’s Red Riding quartet was great and just got into the Harry Bosch series. From an Irish point if view, I enjoyed Tana French’s books and Alan Glynn’s trilogy of Winterland, Graveland and Bloodland.
Peter James "dead" series of books well worth a read.
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