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Mitch
The Turquoise Shop | Frances Crane
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Discussion 5
Newly divorced, Crane wrote this book as a means to raise funds for her daughters college tuition. It is the first in a series of 26 books to feature Pat and Jean Abbott (most of which have a colour in the title!). What did you think of her writing style? Are you seeking out book 2?
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jlhammar I thought her writing style was engaging. Interesting choice with the first person POV, but I think it worked to get a feel for the place and the characters through Jean's eyes. I'm not going to be in any rush to read more Pat & Jean Abbott mysteries, but I'd like to try another someday. And 26 books, wow! How had I never heard of Crane or this series before? Makes me want to try more of the Otto Penzler Presents American Mystery Classics.
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Ruthiella If I had all the time in the world, I‘d love to read ALL these books Penzler has brought back to life. Just googling him and all he‘s done was eye opening. I wouldn‘t be opposed to reading more from this series and I also want to try a book from Mary Roberts Rinehart, another American mystery writer he‘s brought back in print. 5mo
Librarybelle I‘d definitely read another one! I really liked this, and thanks for the insight into Crane‘s personal life! 5mo
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quietjenn I really liked her style - very chatty and easy. I've already looked to see how much of the series is currently available in ebook, so that's a yes from me 😂 I mean, I'm not going to pay full price for them, but will for sure pick them up here and there when they are on sale, which I often do with classic mysteries. 5mo
Aimeesue I liked Crane‘s writing style, and will definitely read more, as some are available to borrow on Hoopla. Weird omissions, though - they have #s 5, 6, 7, then 17, 19. Odd choice. 5mo
kwmg40 I enjoyed this novel enough that I'd be happy to read more in the series, though it's not on the top of my list at the moment. 5mo
Mitch I love these reprints- similar to the British Library Crime Classic reprints. I had such a narrow experience of #goldenagecrime prior to this year of reading - and it‘s soooo much more than Sayers and Christie. Some amazing gems have been reprinted and I think it‘s really brilliant we can read them in print again. 5mo
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LitsyEvents
The Turquoise Shop | Frances Crane
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Repost for @Mitch

Huge thanks to everyone who has joined me on my year of reading #goldenagecrime. I‘m so enjoying the challenge and sharing in everyone‘s thoughts. We chat about the book on the last Sunday of the month - everyone welcome to drop in and share their ideas!
Next month we move location - we‘re off to New Mexico with Frances Crane.
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Mitch
The Turquoise Shop | Frances Crane
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Huge thanks to everyone who has joined me on my year of reading #goldenagecrime. I‘m so enjoying the challenge and sharing in everyone‘s thoughts. We chat about the book on the last Sunday of the month - everyone welcome to drop in and share their ideas!
Next month we move location - we‘re off to New Mexico with Frances Crane.
#goldenagecrimeclub @LitsyEvents

jlhammar Looking forward to it! 6mo
Ruthiella Just checked and my library has a copy! Yahoo. 😃 6mo
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Mitch
Malice Aforethought | Francis Iles
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Frances Iles is a pseudonym for Anthony Berkeley. Are you tempted to read more by this author - or was one enough? !

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AmyG I‘d read another. Yet not ao fast as I have a million other books tor read. 🤣 I really enjoyed this one. (edited) 8mo
jlhammar I'd be open to reading another book by this author sometime. 8mo
Mitch Yeah - interestingly having just spent time with a misogynist sociopath I think I would go back for more! He has an interesting take on #goldenagecrime I‘m not sure any of his books though will have the any strong female leads ☹️ 8mo
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Ruthiella I initially read this as prep for another book, “Eight Perfect Murders” a couple of years ago and at that time didn‘t think of reading more by him. But on this reread I was struck by how well crafted the book was and am now considering trying another, if I can find one easily. 8mo
Mitch @Ruthiella 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
kspenmoll I would read something else by this author depending on reviews 8mo
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kspenmoll
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Finished The Critic, Gallows Court, A Rare Interest inCorpses this week. The others I am at various stages. #enzofiles #2 #goldenagecrime #victorianlondonmystery #InspectorTomReynolds #ireland #adventuresinphilosophy #deadphilosopherssociety #audio