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gromit
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:17 am Reply with quote
Joined: 31 Aug 2004 Posts: 8792 Location: Shanghai
Will check into it. Sounds good.

Funny I was just looking for mystery/crime fiction with cats involved.
As my mother (& I) really like cats.

Here's what I came up with so far:

The Long Drop, by Denise Mina
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, by Sara Gran
The Thief, by Fuminori Nakamura
The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse: A Cats in Trouble Mystery

The latter is a cat-related murder mystery.

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bartist
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:48 am Reply with quote
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I haven't read any of Lillian Braun's cat mysteries, but I hear they are popular and there are dozens of them.

Westlake's "Dortmunder" novels are pretty dependable.


I like Gillian Flynn, too. The movie versions of her books have been disappointing, but I recommend the books. Sharp Objects, her debut novel, is a good starting place.

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gromit
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:35 am Reply with quote
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Pretty sure my mother has read some or many of The Cat Who ... series.

I'm looking for specific title recs.

And can be other genres.

The last few years I've gotten my father some history-oriented books. Such as the one on Salt. And he grumbled that he doesn't like to read history books, but then enjoyed all of them, would quote parts to my mother, etc.

Sometimes folks get too wrapped up in their little world.
Though I know my mother generally doesn't like to read serious literature or anything too experimental.

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carrobin
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:09 am Reply with quote
Joined: 21 May 2004 Posts: 7744 Location: NYC
Both my mother and I enjoyed Anne Perry's Victorian murder mysteries featuring detective Thomas Pitt and his higher-status wife Charlotte (the first was "The Cater Street Hangman"). There are lots of them. You may recall that Perry went to prison for murder when she was 15 for five years (there was a movie based on the case). Now she's past 80 and still writing.
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Syd
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:15 pm Reply with quote
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A striking case of writing what you know.

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carrobin
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:12 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 21 May 2004 Posts: 7744 Location: NYC
Sad news for us, bad news for the nation. RIP, Notorious RBG.
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gromit
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:52 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 31 Aug 2004 Posts: 8792 Location: Shanghai
I was surprised RBG didn't retire under Obama.
She was into her 80's with health issues.
This is the first seat in while that will change the balance significantly.

I was surprised that Justice Stevens lasted through 8 years of W Bush.
Then retired mid-Obama's 1st term to ensure a kindred replacement (Elena Kagan). Unfortunately a likely Trump appointment is going to be part of Ginsburg's legacy.

There's a 2008 RBG biopic On The Basis of Sex. It's pretty solid, if conventional. Felicity Jones does a credible job.

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knox
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:21 am Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Mar 2010 Posts: 1210 Location: St. Louis
Says something that RBG got a biopic. Not that many justices on SCOTUS get one. Who else? Thurgood, that's one.
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gromit
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:44 am Reply with quote
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William Brennan should get one.
I'd also watch one on William O. Douglas, Louis Brandeis, Byron White, Cardozo, Taft, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Marshall, John Jay, William Paterson. Also, Earl Warren, Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, Robert Jackson, Clarence Thomas, Scalia, Sandra Day O'Connor.

They should make a whole series of them, I'd be down with it.

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Befade
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:41 pm Reply with quote
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I wouldn’t want to relive Kavanaugh again.....

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