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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2016, 11:27:28 AM »

I cannot find the cover of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE my sister-in-law had loaned to me about 40 years ago when I was summering in her home.   Smile   Her copy had a color photo of a family of vampires.  I'll know it when I find it.  Paperback covers must already be collected, they are so cool... 


I think you are thinking of the same version I read ages ago. Is this the cover (front and back)?




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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2016, 04:46:09 PM »

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--1 set in the 1st decade of the 20th century in New York City
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Which one is that?



You would ask me that. And I will have an answer for you soon. I just have to go back and look thru the long backlist of books I'm waiting to do reports on.

Okay. Now I have an answer for ya.

Rhys Bowen's
Time of Fog and Fire
16th in the Molly Murphy series

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I don't where I started in this series, as I don't have all the series titles in front of me. Though,  this is not my favorite series. I think someplace in the last half of the series. Definitely not with the 1st one, but . . .?! I have tried to keep up with each new book as it comes out, and this is the newest one in the series.

Not my favorite series nor my favorite book in the series. That may because . . .
a.) our heroine is off her normal stomping ground. Most are set in New York City, but . . .?! This one is mostly set in San Francisco, during the great earthquake there.
b.) or it may be that the mystery is slighter than normal.
c.) or I have seen the great San Francisco earthquake better used as background in other stories. Still . . .?!

I find both the series, so far, and the book readable, and with so much being unreadable (IMHO) that's all I ask.

As to where to start . . .in most series, while they may reference past events and set up future events, most are set up, so one can start anywhere in the series and understand what is going on, and this one is no different.

Happy hunting and reading!
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2016, 04:36:01 AM »


The cover was the main reason I read the YA novel Anna Dressed In Blood.  Turned out to be a decent book (and it's sequel, Girl of Nightmares) wasn't bad as well.  The cover is really haunting and well drawn.  I just like the dark, misty looking black and white haunted house in the background.  Reminds me a bit of the illustrations from the old Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark Series.

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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2016, 05:11:35 AM »

I cannot find the cover of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE my sister-in-law had loaned to me about 40 years ago when I was summering in her home.   Smile   Her copy had a color photo of a family of vampires.  I'll know it when I find it.  Paperback covers must already be collected, they are so cool... 


I think you are thinking of the same version I read ages ago. Is this the cover (front and back)?







If you notice, the way that front book cover is laid out makes it look like Anne Rice is saying she thinks her own book is the "Most outstanding supernatural thriller of our time--". That gave me a smile.
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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2016, 02:24:41 PM »

     I'd always been a Harlan Ellison fan, but this cover drew me in....



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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2016, 04:51:45 AM »



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Okay. Now I have an answer for ya.

Rhys Bowen's
Time of Fog and Fire
16th in the Molly Murphy series

Author:
award winner
Brit ex-pat

I don't where I started in this series, as I don't have all the series titles in front of me. Though,  this is not my favorite series. I think someplace in the last half of the series. Definitely not with the 1st one, but . . .?! I have tried to keep up with each new book as it comes out, and this is the newest one in the series.

Not my favorite series nor my favorite book in the series. That may because . . .
a.) our heroine is off her normal stomping ground. Most are set in New York City, but . . .?! This one is mostly set in San Francisco, during the great earthquake there.
b.) or it may be that the mystery is slighter than normal.
c.) or I have seen the great San Francisco earthquake better used as background in other stories. Still . . .?!

I find both the series, so far, and the book readable, and with so much being unreadable (IMHO) that's all I ask.

As to where to start . . .in most series, while they may reference past events and set up future events, most are set up, so one can start anywhere in the series and understand what is going on, and this one is no different.

Happy hunting and reading!

Thanks! But I won't probably start a series on this. I liked the Caleb Carr novels from NJ at that time, though.
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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2016, 03:12:54 PM »

     Reading this book in 1969 took my interest in horror films from typical kid level to serious....

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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2016, 08:20:44 PM »

I cannot find the cover of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE my sister-in-law had loaned to me about 40 years ago when I was summering in her home.   Smile   Her copy had a color photo of a family of vampires.  I'll know it when I find it.  Paperback covers must already be collected, they are so cool... 
I think you are thinking of the same version I read ages ago. Is this the cover (front and back)?




No.  That's not it.  Close in some ways since there were the 3 characters.  I conclude that cover photo shoots, artwork, and changes were typical, expected, and common. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2016, 07:56:39 AM »

Loved the book, loathed the film.

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2016, 03:18:57 PM »

     I remember faunching over this book at the age of twelve, until I was able to buy it; I can't remember any of the story now.

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If it's true what they say, that GOD created us in His image, then why should we not love creating, and why should we not continue to do so, as carefully and ethically as we can, on whatever scale we're capable of?

     The choice is simple; refuse to create, and refuse to grow, or build, with care and love.
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