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Old 08-22-2010, 09:25 AM   #31
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:30 AM   #32
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I nominate "Echoes from the Dead" by Johan Theorin.

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"Twenty years ago Julia Davidsson's 5-year-old son Jens disappeared into the fog on the remote Swedish island of Íland and was never found. Everyone except Julia believes Jens wandered down to the shore and drowned. Unable to accept that her son is dead, Julia withdraws from her family and stumbles through life using alcohol and medication to deaden the pain of not knowing. Then, after all these years, her father Gerlof calls to tell her that someone has sent him one of Jens's sandals in the mail; so Julia returns to Íland to try, once again, to find her son.

Johan Theorin's "Echoes from the Dead" is an absorbing mystery that works on several levels: as a classic whodunit that keeps the reader guessing up to the last few pages, as a horror story with scenes that slowly pull the reader reluctantly forward, and as a family story that examines how tragedy cuts at the ties that bind and leaves them hanging by fragile threads. It is a story that unfolds across and between time periods starting with the day Jens disppears, then flowing back and forth between present and past: from Gerlof at the nursing home holding Jens sandal in his hand to before World War II where we pick up the life of Nils Kant, who supposedly died and was buried long before Jens disappeared but who Gerlof suspects is somehow involved in his grandson's disappearance. Above all, the novel is the story of a landscape, the island of Íland, that Theorin presents as a central character with a life and history of its own--a landscape that interacts with all its human inhabitants and drives their behaviors. "
I'll second this. It is a gripping story. Plus I can get it in Swedish from the library, which is always good.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:38 AM   #33
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... IF you happen to be in the US. No access otherwise.
Dag-blasted geo-restrictions!

Is it available in your neck of the woods?
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:12 PM   #34
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:54 PM   #36
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I'm having a very busy weekend. If someone can gather all the nominations and post a summary status message it would be most appreciated.

Just about to leave for most of the day again.

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Dang, I was going to 3rd Skinwalkers , ah well, I vote for it anyway. I love Tony Hillerman southwestern novels.

Downloaded Moonstone from Mobile Read link, thanks! and sent to my iPad through Calibre conversion.

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Old 08-22-2010, 03:10 PM   #38
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I'm having a very busy weekend. If someone can gather all the nominations and post a summary status message it would be most appreciated.

Just about to leave for most of the day again.

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Hi, BOb

I have been trying to keep track and put in links in post #9 of this thread.

If anyone notices any errors please let me know, so I can correct them. Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:07 PM   #39
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This is great! I have been meaning to read Boston Blackie ever since I got my jetBook Lite, but I've kept forgetting about it.

Not that it has any relevance to the book, but I believe that the first car chase I ever saw as a youngster was a Blackie television episode. Fast forward fifty years, and I buy a Blackie radio and TV DVD, and this TV episode was also a thriller. I'd like to see all of them if the two are representative of the series.

And I almost nominated Raffles! So I'm glad Harry did, and would have seconded/thirded it if I hadn't been beaten to the punch.

In the meantime, my nomination The Moonstone is highly regarded by all, so I'm going to have to give some thought as to which I vote for.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:54 PM   #40
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... IF you happen to be in the US. No access otherwise.
Boston Blackie is also available as an epub at Munseys, if you don't want to take the trouble to convert RWood's mobi or lrf here at MobileRead. I don't think there are any geo-restrictions at Munseys.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:55 PM   #41
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I'll nominate the first Nero Wolfe novel, Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout.

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As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. As for Wolfe, he's playing snake charmer in a case with more twists than an anaconda -- whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer who's still got poison in his heart.
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Boston Blackie is also available as an epub at Munseys, if you don't want to take the trouble to convert RWood's mobi or lrf here at MobileRead. I don't think there are any geo-restrictions at Munseys.
Does "Adobe Mobile ePub" mean that it has DRM?
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Does "Adobe Mobile ePub" mean that it has DRM?
No, it has no DRM. Munseys is a DRM-free zone.
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Does "Adobe Mobile ePub" mean that it has DRM?
Are we restricting our nominations to free or non-DRM books? I admit I didn't read the rules closely.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:26 PM   #45
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No, it has no DRM. Munseys is a DRM-free zone.
Thanks, Moe. At first I didn't download the "Kindle" versions from Munsey's because I was afraid that they would have azw, and then I was concerned about the Adobe ePub as well.

So it is good to know that Munsey's is DRM-free.
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