Thursday, March 6, 2008

Favorite Mystery Writers

I haven't had a lot of time to keep up with all my favorite mystery writers but I've been trying. Here's a list of some of my favorites:

1. Sue Grafton-I love Kinsey Milhone and read her latest a month ago.
2. Janet Evanovich- Stephanie Plum is a hoot and her grandma cracks me up.
3. Diane Mott Davidson- I love reading these books they always make me want to get up and start baking.
4. Nevada Barr- Anna - I feel like I've seen a lot of the National parks and forest.
5.Gillian Roberts- Amanda Pepper- I need to read her newest
6. Jill Churchill-Jane Jeffrey series
7. Marcia Muller-Sharon McCone
8. Susan Wittig Albert-China Bayles-After reading these I feel like I want to open my own Herb shop
9. Lee Harris- Christine Bennett
10. Valerie Wolzien-Susan Henshaw
11. Jonnie Jacobs- Kate Austen series
12. Laurie Berenson-Melanie Travis
13. Karen Kijewski-Kat Colorado
14. Leslie Meier- Lucy Stone
15. Susan Kandel- Cece Caruso I've only read one of hers so far.
16. Dorothy Cannell-Ellie Haskell

I have never been able to get into male mystery writers. I know I'm still missing a few more that I can't think of right now. I do not like crazy scary ones that make you think about them when you get done reading. I'll save my list of other writers for another post but will list three of my top favorites.
Mary Kay Andrews- I love her books so enjoyable to read.
Meg Cabot- Boy next door, Boy meets girl- these two books are all in emails, text messages, phone messages, notes and a couple other ways to leave messages. I don't know how she did it but it works and were also fun to read.
Kate Fforde- is my favorite english writer. I love how they talk and the words they use for everyday things like the loo,telly, car park and doesn't holiday sound better than vacation.
Tracing back our ancestors I've been able to find most link back to England or Wales still working on my Dad's side of the family I'm stuck in Tennesee and need to find last names and date of births to go further. Why I threw that info in here I'm not sure, oh I guess because I like how the English talk so it must be because my inner English person is coming out!;-)

We were in this swap and I forgot to take pictures of what we received and sent. The girls were so excited
to open the box to see what was inside to wait for me to take a picture. Melissa and Jaime bothe received fleece scarfs, heart valentine containers, little grow dolls with seeds, cute bracelets and a Nancy Drew book. Lori was also nice enough to send a little bag for Kaitlyn and Amy and I received a Mary Enlgebreit magazine, pretty candles and I think something else but I'm drawing a blank. The swap was a lot of fun. We sent two raggy library bags, scarfs for webkinz, paperbag books
polly pocket cars and a few other items. We are looking forward to the next one.


susanalbert said...

Thanks for including me on your list! China, Ruby, and I are honored.--Susan Wittig Albert

Allison said...

I feel so honored Susan!!! I love China and Ruby and of course you. I know I'm up to date on all your China Bayles books. I'm hoping a new one is coming out soon.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Allison- I'm so glad you and the girls enjoyed everything. I LOVE Sue Grafton and just finished her newest, also. It makes you think about getting older and having to depend on strangers.... I also love Diane Mott Davidson! I will look into Susan Wittig Albert. How fun that she responded to your blog!:-) Lori