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    I just read that, too (Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch). I love these! So much fun. Do you read the graphic novels, too?
    I'm afraid that graphic novels don't really appeal to me - they are not a literary or art form I've ever wanted to "get into"... which is a bit sad in this context as the Rivers of London ones fill in more pieces of the puzzle. Maybe I need to give them a try?

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    Iíve enjoyed them, and yes those fill in some gaps.
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    Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Historic fiction focussing on Achilles' lifelong relationship with Patroclus; the author doesn't hesitate to toss in a minor deity here and there. Nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Historic fiction focussing on Achilles' lifelong relationship with Patroclus; the author doesn't hesitate to toss in a minor deity here and there. Nicely done.
    I just read The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. It's also about Achilles, but from the pov of one of the women who was a prize of war before the fall of Troy. I think you might like it.
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    The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly. I reread it because even though I read it first not that long ago, I was looking for something on hand to read, and found that I couldn't remember it very well. (One of the advantages to being on the downhill side of 70. I also enjoy savoring the writing, and will reread a familiar book multiple times just to admire how it was done. I've read The Long Goodbye a dozen times.) I like to read mysteries for escapist relaxation -- English manor house mysteries, American hard-boiled detective mysteries, police procedurals, etc. etc. Michael Connelley and Robert Crais are my favorite contemporary detective fiction writers. I've read every novel each has written, most more than once.
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    Something offbeat and intriguing; I'm not sure where it's headed: The Blood Stiller by Minerva Taylor. Seems to be mystery spanning some 100 years. We have ancient Russian expatriates, Rasputin, and a Manhattan PhD dropout so far...
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