[bksvol-discuss] Re: Just Validated A Dance In Deep Water

  • From: Cindy <cindyr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 19:50:54 -0800

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
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> 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
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