Thanks Monica. That helps me decide where to put the books in my to-read list. Should I read them in order or is each mystery totally individual? CIndy > -----Original Message----- > From: plumlipstick@xxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 21:12:33 -0500 > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Just Validated A Dance In Deep Water > > Hi, Cindy. Doug Allyn's mysteries tend to be about normal people > like you and me rather than centering around professional detectives > or policemen. His characters are generally likeable working class > people that you might have a cup of coffee or a beer with at the end > of the day. Are his stories scary? Not like a horror novel. They > are suspenseful so that you don't want to stop reading. I find > myself holding my breath and having no clue as to what will happen > next. They have more action than you find in Agatha Christie or > Gnaio Marsh books, and the settings are American. I think these > books are still probably more like them than the hard-boiled > detective genre. The characters have depth, and they almost seem > real sometimes. I hope this has been a helpful description. As you > can tell, I really do enjoy his books. (smile) > > > Monica Willyard > > At 03:34 PM 1/29/2007, you wrote: > >Oh, dear. He sounds like another author to add to my > >list of books to read. I seem to be going back and > >forth between historical novels and detective > >stories--although you describe this as a mystery. Is > >it scary or just a good non-scary mystery? >> > >Cindy > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list > of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. ____________________________________________________________ GET FREE 5GB EMAIL - Check out spam free email with many cool features! Visit http://www.inbox.com/email to find out more! To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.