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Ok. One plus to having a kid who gets up extra-early -- I may be first! Although, probably not so good for the random number generator.

My first mystery novels were the Trixie Belden series. I had them all. I was very sad when they went out of print but I saw them again a few years ago. I should see if I can find them for my kids. Or dig my old ones out of storage. After Trixie, I went through Agatha Christie, some Sherlock Holmes and a few Nancy Drew.

I don't read as many mysteries as I used to. My mom tried to hook me into the Janet Evanovich series. I thought it was ok. I should check out some of the other series out there. I may find a new favorite mystery series.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the Hardy Boys books when I was young. I don't read very many mystery novels now since I truly scare easily; I will remember scenes for a long time and sleep will elude me. (I can't watch scary movies, either.)
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Nancy Drew for absolutely sure. When I got a bit older, my mother introduced me to Robert Parker's Spenser series, and the Dick Francis books, and I just took off from there.

I don't read quite as much mystery these days as I used to (I OD'd on serial killers a few years ago), but I always love a recommendation!

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Bossy doesn't want to put herself in the running for this book because TOO MANY BOOKS AND NO TIME TO READ THEM, but this was a fun review!

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Youngest family member - older brothers - it was all Hardy Boys, all the way. Mom then loaned out the series to someone & they never came back. It was like losing friends.

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I started my attachment to mysteries with the Nancy Drew series - including those my mom had as a child. I'm a big fan of Robert B. Parker - I've read all of his series except the westerns ... I've always loved to read - some years I just have more time than others ...

Jocelyn

Totally Nancy Drew here, like many others. Then I grew up and realized I miss some sort of natural curiosity--I'd start reading mysteries, get half way through, shrug, and stop. I sort of didn't care who dunnit.

All of which is to say, maybe I should hope I don't win this giveaway, eh?

Tammy

I love a well written mystery too! I didn't read Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys as a kid. I love Roald Dahl and CS Lewis. I'd have to say the first mystery character I can think of would be Jason Bourne by Robert Ludlum. I couldn't have been more than 19 when I read those books. I guess I go in for more of the fantasy/adventure/thriller.

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I'm not real big on mysteries but I did recently read a mystery of sorts, More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon. It was a compelling look back into history, a who dunnit of sorts. I couldn't put it down.

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Agatha Christie got me with Hercule Poirot back when I was probably 12 years old.

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It was Nancy Drew for me though second in line would be Hercule Poirot.

I have the same taste in books as you - mysteries won me over and it is to mysteries I turn like an old reliable friend to entertain me when needed (like yesterday when my mind was stuck and needed a break and a Perri O'Shaunessey mystery did the trick).

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I missed out on Nancy Drew somehow and went straight to Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. I read everything in the library by Arthur Conan Doyle including his short stories. I couldn't afford new books so I went to a trade in book store and found Agatha Christie. I read every one that I found. Now I have included all mysteries except those with ghosts and it is one of my favorite genres.

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My great grandmother wrote a letter to her son telling him that she would give him a farm if they would only come back. They came back immediately.

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Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown. Love mysteries to this day!

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