Traveling, via mysteries, in time: When are you now?, thread 2

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Traveling, via mysteries, in time: When are you now?, thread 2

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Nov 19, 2012, 12:33 am

With 253 posts, it seemed like it was time for a new thread.

I've posted my review of Curse of the Pogo Stick, the fifth Dr. Siri mystery set in 1970s Laos, in my #45.

I love the sense of place Cotterill brings to these stories. I feel the local air, and smell the smells. It's hard to do, and he does it very well.

Nov 19, 2012, 12:32 am

With 253 posts, it seemed like it was time for a new thread.

I've posted my review of Curse of the Pogo Stick, the fifth Dr. Siri mystery set in 1970s Laos, in my #45.

I love the sense of place Cotterill brings to these stories. I feel the local air, and smell the smells. It's hard to do, and he does it very well.

Nov 19, 2012, 4:28 pm

I'm in the late 14th century in Blood Lance.

Nov 25, 2012, 4:13 am

I have been in Glasgow, Scotland in 1492 solving mysteries w/Gil Cunningham & his Fiance Alys Maison. This series by Pat McIntosh is full of shall I say 'local color'-The Church looms large in the lives of everyone and figures in all of the mysteries rather heavily as well the cultural references & terminology are at times bewildering & I wish I had a glossary to look up some of the words & phrases in. I recently traced my mother's family genealogy to this exact part of Scotland so I am very intrigued to learn more about it!
There are 9 books in the series & I have so far read 4 of them; The Harper's Quine,The Nicholas Feast,The Merchant's Mark, & St. Mungo's Robin. The author uses a lot of Scots dialect as well as the occasional Latin phrase just to keep the reader on her/his toes.
Now I am off to see if the library has the other 5 books-I hope! 8^)

Dez 1, 2012, 11:39 pm

Back to Justinian and Theodora's Constantinople for Two for Joy.

Editado: Dez 17, 2012, 9:56 pm

I've posted my review of a second-in-series historical mystery, Two for Joy, in my #165.

It's set in sixth-century Constantinople, at Justinian and Theodora's court, and it's a very interesting read.

Dez 25, 2012, 2:26 pm

I'm in 1825 London in Whom the Gods Love by Kate Ross.

Merry Christmas!

Dez 25, 2012, 2:32 pm

way way back in Ancient Greece with A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner. Great books!

Jan 5, 2013, 2:29 pm

I finished Whom the Gods Love and am now beginning What Remains of Heaven, another in Regency England.

Jan 5, 2013, 9:02 pm

Reading The Midwife's Tale right now. A murder mystery set in King James I England.

Jan 20, 2013, 6:58 pm

I've reviewed a barely-hanging-on series mystery, Three for a Letter. Set in 539CE Constantinople, this book almost didn't convince me to move on to book four. See why in my #15.

Jan 30, 2013, 1:02 pm

I'm in the Scottish Highlands, Perthshire in 1932 in Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen.

Fev 6, 2013, 3:04 am

It's 1951 Bishop's Lacey, England! I've reviewed the newest Flavia de Luce cozy mystery, Speaking from Among the Bones, over in my #26.

It's the fifth one, and the series continues to charm.

Fev 7, 2013, 12:22 am

>13 richardderus:..just got finished reading that one...LOVED it!! Hope you enjoy!

Fev 20, 2013, 9:13 pm

I'm in 1812 London in Where Shadows Dance by C.S. Harris

Fev 27, 2013, 9:50 pm

I am now in Cairo in 1903 in Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters.

Mar 10, 2013, 11:26 pm

I'm in WWII London reading Mr Churchill's Secretary

Maio 5, 2013, 8:43 pm

I'm visiting the Seven Wonders with Gordianus. Not sure of the exact year yet but it's before 80 BC since it's before the beginning of the series.

Maio 5, 2013, 10:44 pm

I am in Pittsburgh and the surrounding coal mining regions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, reading The Striker by Clive Cussler. It is 1902, and Isaac Bell, a newly-minted detective is investigating the cause and motive for a deadly mining explosion.

Maio 14, 2013, 4:23 pm

I am in London, 1812 in What Darkness Brings by C.S. Harris.

Maio 15, 2013, 9:51 am

I can't help but note that the Mouldering Mound of ~Meh~ gets bigger and bigger, sadly: The Pericles Commission is the latest thing I've thrown onto it. Set in Periclean Athens, I was so hoping for more...

Maio 20, 2013, 8:27 pm

I'm now in 1930's London in Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen.

Jun 6, 2013, 12:57 pm

I'm in 1911 in London in Antidote to Murder.

Jun 6, 2013, 6:51 pm

I'm in ancient Persia, watching Alexander the Great on his deathbed in the Persian boy.

Jun 25, 2013, 7:51 am

Just finished Still Life with Murder set in Boston just after the Civil War. Flawed but still interesting. I'll read more of the series, at least one more and decide after that how far I'll pursue it.

Jun 26, 2013, 5:36 am

I am currently reading The Asylum by John Harwood. Last night I had to force myself to put it down so I would get enough sleep for work today. I can't wait until the kids are off to bed so that I can pick it up again. Only 60 pages to go - maybe I'll finish it tonight. It is set in the late 1800's, a young woman is locked in an asylum thinking she is Georgina Ferrars yet Georgina Ferrars is safe and sound at Radford house. I can't wait to find out what is going on.

Set 3, 2013, 9:30 pm

I'm in the 14th century with Crispin Guest in The Shadow of the Alchemist.

Set 4, 2013, 2:44 am

I'm now in the 1970's in New York. I'm reading Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Set 4, 2013, 9:51 am

I am on the French Riviera, 1933 in Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen.

Out 7, 2013, 8:07 pm

I'm in 1890 in the Midlands in The Black Country.

Editado: Maio 13, 2014, 8:29 pm

And now I'm back, later in 1890, in The Devil's Workshop by Alex Grecian.

Editado: Jun 11, 2014, 6:02 am

I just came back from Los Angeles in the 1940s after finishing The Devil in the Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Jun 30, 2014, 5:42 pm

I've reviewed The Hanover Square Affair, a first-in-series mystery set in Regency England, in my #163.

Really well done and very satisfying to read. Also free for US Kindle users.

Ago 9, 2014, 2:39 pm

I've reviewed the second Benjamin Weaver historical thriller set in 1720s London, A SPECTACLE OF CORRUPTION, in my #243.

Ago 9, 2014, 4:28 pm

I'm in 1930's London with Maisie Dobbs in Elegy for Eddie. This is a fantastic series and each one is better than the last.

Set 23, 2014, 12:58 pm

I'm reading The Nightmare: a mystery with Mary Wollstonecraft because I just now found out there was more than one in the series.

Nov 28, 2014, 2:39 pm

I'm in London in 1384 in Cup of Blood, highly disappointed to find out that the publisher has dropped the series but glad that at least I have this self published prequel left to read.

Dez 13, 2015, 10:38 pm

I spent a day last week in 18th century China in Jade Dragon Mountain.

Dez 30, 2015, 10:14 am

I popped in to Toronto in 1910 around Christmas with A Singular and Whimsical Problem, which was a fun quick read, and thanks to Early Reviewers I have Brooklyn On Fire on the way, so I'll be going to Brooklyn appx. 100 years ago.

Dez 30, 2015, 10:17 am

Also over Christmas weekend also went to St. Petersburg Florida in the 1980s via the time travel book In Times Like These which was fun. Nathan Van Coops' new book The Chronothon has time travelers racing through time, hitting everything from the ancient past to the distant future and everything in between. I understand it's a big book! I'll be adding it to my TBR pile soon.