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Old 08-20-2011, 01:46 PM   #31
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We still need spoilers for Moving is Murder by Sara Rosett, True Detective by Max Allan Colins, and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
Spoilers?

Did you mean summaries/abstracts?

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Old 08-20-2011, 01:55 PM   #32
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Spoilers?

Did you mean summaries/abstracts?

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Yes, thanks. I knew spoilers was hardly the word I was looking for, but I've been so busy this morning keeping up with everything that I didn't have time to recall the proper term. My mind is still running Windows 3.1 with only 16k of RAM. It takes a while to process information.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:31 PM   #33
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I would like to nominate Moving is Murder - Book 1 of A Mom Zone Mystery by Sara Rosett

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We still need spoilers for Moving is Murder by Sara Rosett, True Detective by Max Allan Colins, and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.

Moving is Murder (Amazon):
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Rosett's cute cozy debut introduces perky Ellie Avery, who prides herself on knowing her way around crying babies, poopy diapers and air force bases. Ellie, pilot hubby Mitch and baby daughter Livvy have hardly settled into their Vernon, Wash., off-base digs when Ellie discovers the body of another 52nd Air Refueling Squadron wife, Cass Vincent, by Cass's SUV alongside the road after a get-acquainted barbecue. Cass is the apparent victim of a nasty allergic reaction to numerous wasp stings, but Ellie later finds evidence that the flirty environmentalist may have been murdered. Though extraneous details sometimes slow the plot to a crawl, the appealing heroine and the intriguing insider peek into air force life (the author is married to an air force pilot) more than compensate.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:58 PM   #34
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We did previously disallow books that had won the vote in previous months. But, rules were made to be changed/broken.

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Then why can't we change the second classic in December?

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We still need spoilers for Moving is Murder by Sara Rosett, True Detective by Max Allan Colins, and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
Not spoilers, summaries.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:58 PM   #35
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The book I wanted to 2nd or 3rd already has a 3rd. So, I'll either save my 2nds or 3rds or nominate other books.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:00 PM   #36
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Then why can't we change the second classic in December?
Because the majority of participants in the book club don't want to. Quit whining
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #37
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Because the majority of participants in the book club don't want to. Quit whining
Rules were made to be broken...Right PB?
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #38
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Rules were made to be broken...Right PB?
Even though *most* of the people envolved don't want the rule broken? Whatever...
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #39
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Even though *most* of the people involved don't want the rule broken? Whatever...
Well, If we still are doing classics, I'm nominating books that are classics that have living breathing authors who have written the book within the last 10 years.

So just a heads up for those buying Harry Potter in eBook in October, save it for December as that's one of the books I'm nominating...Harry Potter #1.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:41 PM   #40
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Rules were made to be broken...Right PB?
Right, when the majority of people want to change them... not when one person that loves to beat a dead horse wants to change them.

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:20 PM   #41
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I'd like to nominate The Chinese Maze Murders, the first Judge Dee mystery by Robert van Gulik. It was the freebie from the U. of Chicago last month, so presumably a lot of people picked it up then.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:50 PM   #42
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We still need spoilers for Moving is Murder by Sara Rosett, True Detective by Max Allan Colins, and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
Sorry everyone. I left early this morning and was out of town until now. I'll try to catch up and also add in blurbs.

Tom did a great job and I don't think his eyes crossed even once.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:03 AM   #43
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I third A Study in Scarlet and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I second Murder on the Orient Express.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:29 AM   #44
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Thank you, Nyssa, for the blurb for Moving is Murder.

I filled in the others, added links to books that had uploads in the MR library, and additional nominations. There are now 3 fully nominated books.

It should be caught up to this point (post #44). Please let us know if any corrections need to be made.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:03 AM   #45
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I would like to second:

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert van Gulik

I would like to nominate:

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

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Policing in Chief Bruno Courrèges's sun-dappled patch of Périgord involves protecting local fromages from E.U. hygiene inspectors, orchestrating village parades and enjoying the obligatory leisurely lunch—that is, until the brutal murder of an elderly Algerian immigrant instantly jolts Walker's second novel (after The Caves of Périgord) from provincial cozy to timely whodunit. As a high-powered team of investigators, including a criminally attractive female inspector, invade sleepy St. Denis to forestall any anti-Arab violence, the amiable Bruno must begin regarding his neighbors—or should we say potential suspects—in a rather different light. Without sacrificing a soupçon of the novel's smalltown charm or its characters' endearing quirkiness, Walker deftly drives his plot toward a dark place where old sins breed fresh heartbreak (amazon.com)
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