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Jonathan Kellerman writes mysteries (usually murder) with the main recurring character being a psychologist who occasionally  consults with the LAPD.  Interestingly, the author is a psychologist in real life, so the character's actions are totally believable.  The character - Dr Alex Delaware has a police detective as a best friend.  The first story came out in 1985 and are continuing now.  Night Moves (book #33) is the title of the book I'm reading now.  All of Kellerman's books have been good reading.

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@l483260l  Glad you posted this, sounds like one I will enjoy.  

 

I am glad to see all you new posters!  This thread goes back a long way and I would loveto see it continue.

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"Proust was a Neuroscientist" by Jonah Lehrer. It is hard to describe, but simply put pairs artists/poets/ creative types with the hard science disciplines that influenced them or vice-versa. Very thought-provoking & definitely worth a look. Some of the artists/writers included are George Eliot, Paul Cezanne, Gertrude Stein,Walt Whitman.
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...oops - duplicate! 

Sorry.

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I just finished the first book in a new cozy mystery series that features two women detectives - one is 67 years old and the other is 71!   The Ghost Busting Mystery is the first in the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency series from author Daisy Pettles

 

Ruby Jane and Veenie are lifelong besties who need more than their social security to get by, so they take jobs as sleuths (since they're nosy anyway) with the Harry Shades Detective Agency - also known as the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency, since Harry's a kind of shady guy...

 

Ghosts, murder, lost treasure, drunk dog, this book is hysterical fun to read.  Per Daisy's website, two more capers are in Ruby Jan and Veenie's future. 

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WHAT A GREAT TITLE! HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE AUTHOR'S STYLE ?
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"GO SET A WATCHMAN"- HARPER LEE'S FOLLOW UP TO "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD".( OR WAS WRITTEN BEFORE & NOT PUBLISHED UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO ?)"MOCKINGBIRD " IS A STUNNING BOOK& I'M REALLY GLAD TO REVISIT ANYTHING SHE WROTE.
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FROM THERE, I RECOMMEND GOING TO ANYTHING BY ALICE WALKER, THEN "THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD" BY ZORA NEALE HURSTON- CLASSIC !
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Re reading Beloved by Toni Morrison loaded with rich tapestries of beauty. Beautiful language and imagery on a terrible dehumanizing era in United States history 

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I just loved this book, 100 yr. Old Man etc.  I think I laughed at every page.  We don't get much to laugh at these days so this book was a godsend.  I recommended it to everyone & they all felt we need more books like this one.

 

I just listened to the audio book One Good Dog by Susan Wilson.  It's about a fighting pitbull who escapes & finds his way to a man whose whole life is coming apart.   I have the book Racing in the Rain by the same author which I haven't started yet.  Hoping it's as good as One Good Dog.

 

 

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