Mysteries

Mysteries

Postby Kairi » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:03 pm

What mystery books do you like? I'm really fond of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books for light mystery reading. The American Girl mysteries are really fun to read too. I'm also going to try to read some Agatha Christie books too. :)
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Jugglah » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:10 pm

Sherlock Holmes ftw! Oh, but Agatha Christie is awesome as well. My favorites: "The Boomerang Clue", "The Seven Dials Mystery", "Partners in Crime". Annnd, lots of other ones. :D
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Postby Kairi » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:13 pm

#-o How on earth could I forget Sherlock Holmes?! :shock: Thanks for reminding me, Jugglah!
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Ingress Neverwhere » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:32 pm

I'm definitely a Sherlock Holmes fan, and I'm also a fan of the Enola Holmes series by Nancy Springer. Despite allegedly outgrowing them, I also enjoy the Baby-Sitters' Club Mysteries series; Ann M. Martin came up with some really good plots for some of those, and one of the Mystery Super Specials tied back to one of the books.

Nancy Drew will always have a special place in my heart, because it was the first mystery series I got into and they were the first chapter books that I started reading. Right now I'm only two books away from having all of the first 56 released by Grosset & Dunlap.

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Re: Mysteries

Postby Termite » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:07 pm

I never really liked mysteries once I got past age 10. They made me think too much, and irritated me because I was always wrong when trying to figure them out. :(

Though Ted Dekker calls Kiss a mystery, so... :-k
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Ingress Neverwhere » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:48 pm

For anyone who is into romance novels and mysteries, the ...In Death series by J.D. Robb is good. She balances it so there's just enough romance so that it doesn't take away from the mystery and the plot of the book.

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Re: Mysteries

Postby Catspaw » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:41 pm

I've never heard of J.D. Robb, but I do like my mysteries with a romantic element, so I should check for them at the library! :D

Like others have mentioned, in my younger years I read lots of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books, among other mystery books. I still enjoy reading some Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Supermystery books sometimes, because obviously the only thing better than a Nancy Drew book or a Hardy Boys book is having them together in the same splendiferous story! \:D/ Did anybody else read the Ladd Family books or the Daring Adventures? I loved those as a kid, though I'm guessing that they wouldn't hold up by my current reading standards. ;)

I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes books, but I should! I guess the number of mystery books I read depends on your definition of mysteries...I read lots of Christian fiction books with some mysterious element to figure out, but maybe they aren't precisely mystery novels. I do enjoy trying to figure things out, and it's always so rewarding to realize you guessed right, though it's also rewarding to read a book where it's so well written than you can't quite put all the pieces together.
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Laura Ingalls » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:40 pm

I've read the Ladd Family books and enjoyed them! :highfive:
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Catspaw » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:21 pm

Yay! I think they were geared more towards boys, so it's fun to find another girl who liked them. I didn't enjoy the last few in Alaska as much, but the Hawaii ones were a lot of fun! If I re-read them now, I doubt that I would find them as mysterious or as compelling or well-written ;) but back in the day they were great!
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Follower of Christ » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:55 pm

I enjoy reading mysteries, but mostly not-so-well-known ones. When I was younger I liked to read the American Girl Mysteries, Encyclopedia Brown, and that sort of thing. One series that I am reading aloud with my younger sisters right now is the Red Rock Mystery Series.
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Danielle Abigail Maxwell » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:22 pm

I will read CSI books.. but can we qualify those as mysteries?

I have three JD Robb books, have yet to read one of them... I'm bad, I know. I like Romance/Christian mysteries. They aren't half bad... :)

I'll read just about anything, honestly... except history... in some forms.. yuck...
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Ingress Neverwhere » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:46 pm

Danielle Abigail Maxwell wrote:I will read CSI books.. but can we qualify those as mysteries?


I suppose we can (she says as she looks at her book shelf full of CSI, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York novels...) ;)

Danielle also wrote:I have three JD Robb books, have yet to read one of them... I'm bad, I know. I like Romance/Christian mysteries. They aren't half bad... :)


Ooh, which ones? Maybe I can recommend which one to start with first.

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Postby Danielle Abigail Maxwell » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:33 pm

Ingress Neverwhere wrote:
Danielle Abigail Maxwell wrote:I will read CSI books.. but can we qualify those as mysteries?


I suppose we can (she says as she looks at her book shelf full of CSI, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York novels...) ;)


No WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I own... almost all the CSI books, a few CSI:Miami, and one New York. Oh... I'm not the only one. YEAH! :) Yeah!

Danielle also wrote:I have three JD Robb books, have yet to read one of them... I'm bad, I know. I like Romance/Christian mysteries. They aren't half bad... :)


Ooh, which ones? Maybe I can recommend which one to start with first.

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I have... Survivor in Death, Three in Death (Three storied book), and I cna't remember the last one... I'm not exactly at home to look at what I have.
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Postby Ingress Neverwhere » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:08 pm

Danielle Abigail Maxwell wrote:I have... Survivor in Death, Three in Death (Three storied book), and I cna't remember the last one... I'm not exactly at home to look at what I have.


Three in Death is a good one to start, as it's a collection of three shorter stories as opposed to a full blown novel.

Of course my friend who got me into this series in the first place says that you're supposed to start at the first novel, Naked in Death, and work your way forward because that way all the references to earlier novels in the later novels will make sense. But I've never been one for being chronological, at least where my books are concerned... ;)

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Re: Mysteries

Postby Ruthie » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:32 pm

I haven't read this wholethread, so I don't know if these have been brought up already....but...

The Mandy series. =) I LOVED them when I was younger. Very much in the same category as Nancy Drew...etc.

Also, Encyclopedia Brown, short 'solve-it-yourself' mysteries.

I know I've read a bunch of individual mysteries too...but I'd have to check my library card history to remember them. ;)

Oh and of course...Sherlock Holmes. =) And anything Agatha Christy.
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Catspaw » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:44 pm

Oh, I almost forgot about the Mandy books! I still own over 20 of them, and I loved those when I was younger too, Ruthie! I haven't read any in a long time, though. Maybe I should pick one up and see if it holds true to my childhood memories.

I don't think Trixie Belden books have been mentioned yet - those were similar to Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books in the sense that there was a teen who ends up in all these mysterious scenarios with her family and friends and enjoys the detective work. I really enjoyed those - I think I read almost all of them, and I own a bunch that are sitting in a box somewhere. Good times!
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Termite » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:00 pm

*off topic* Did you know that the author of the Mandy books died a while back? She finished the Mandy books, then started on the Mandy's College Days series, though only one book was published. :yes:
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Postby Catspaw » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:44 pm

Oh, I knew that only one College Days series book was published (though I never read it, since that was past when I was done with the other books) but I didn't know why. It's always sad to hear about deaths. :(
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Re: Mysteries

Postby Sherlock » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:27 pm

Oh wow, yeah, the Mandy books. They were really good if I remember. It's been a long time since I've read those. ;)
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