That's my girl... That's my good girl.

Kaylee ,'Serenity'


Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."


-t - Oct 18, 2022 11:29:48 am PDT #27462 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Laura Lippman?

ETA I am currently reading John Dickson Carr after finishing Josephine Tey, so not the best source...


-t - Oct 18, 2022 11:31:25 am PDT #27463 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Gillian Flynn? Would you call her stuff mysteries? I think so.


-t - Oct 18, 2022 11:31:56 am PDT #27464 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh, Richard Osman


Calli - Oct 18, 2022 11:32:37 am PDT #27465 of 27529
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

For the mystery book club I’m leading, I invite your suggestions of authors/books you’d call “modern classics.” I’m thinking post-2000, authors there’s general consensus that this person will go on the lists for a long time. So far I’m thinking Louise Penny. What else?

Tana French, maybe? I don't enjoy her novels but the couple I've read I could see why people were into them.


-t - Oct 18, 2022 11:34:07 am PDT #27466 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

And I really like Gigi Pandian but I don't know what her reputation is outside of my personal taste. Pretty good I would guess, but not sure about modern classic. But should be, in my opinion.


DavidS - Oct 18, 2022 12:31:35 pm PDT #27467 of 27529
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Tara French and Gillian Flynn are the two I thought of.


bennett - Oct 18, 2022 12:32:47 pm PDT #27468 of 27529

Here's the Goodreads list of Best Mysteries of the 21st Century" for ideas. I'm not good at guessing what will stand the test of time, but I really liked Jane Harper's "The Dry".


Kate P. - Oct 18, 2022 12:34:12 pm PDT #27469 of 27529
That's the pain / That cuts a straight line down through the heart / We call it love

I *love* Tana French and heartily second that suggestion! Other possibilities: the Maisie Dobbs series? The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series?


-t - Oct 18, 2022 1:31:11 pm PDT #27470 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh, C. S. Harris!


-t - Oct 18, 2022 1:35:37 pm PDT #27471 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Hm, that Goodreads list mentions Ben Aaronovitch which I wouldn't have thought of because they're fantasy but they are also good mysteries.

And I want to validate that Louise Penny is a good choice.

Oh, shoot, that one that I confuse with the other one...I talked about it here...just the one book but it's got a very Modern Classic vibe, I will keep trying to remember