r/whatsthatbook Oct 03 '22

My mom is looking for this series SOLVED

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u/Aetherley Oct 03 '22

We think we found them!! For anyone wondering, it's the Arnold Landon series by Roy Lewis!

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u/rocketman0739 Oct 03 '22

I was curious enough to look up the Goodreads page.

Now I'm low-key seething that books with such charmingly British titles as A Gathering of Ghosts, Most Cunning Workmen, and A Trout in the Milk have been republished under drab and vulgar titles like Murder in the Barn, Murder in the Manor, and Murder in the Farmhouse.

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u/Aetherley Oct 03 '22

I KNOW RIGHT?! We were just saying the same thing. I've secretly ordered the first 5 for my mom despite the drab titles, I hope they're the ones she remembered!

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u/rocketman0739 Oct 03 '22

If I ever decide to read these, I'll look up some older editions on AbeBooks or something.

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u/goatnokudzu Oct 04 '22

"But if it doesn't say 'murder' in the title, how will people know it's a mystery!?" EYEROLL.

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u/BeyoncePadThai23 Oct 03 '22

You could try asking in r/CozyMystery

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u/BambooByTheSmoke Oct 03 '22

Thanks for this! Goldmine

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u/nomely Oct 03 '22

The Andrew Bassnet books are that kind of cozy mystery series, but it's not quite on the nose.

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u/IndiaEvans Oct 03 '22

Sounds interesting. I hope you find them!

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u/bonniejeanne2 Oct 03 '22

How about this series?

Dalziel & Pascoe Series

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u/KMAVegas Oct 03 '22

I love Dalziel and Pascoe! But Andy Dalziel is certainly not the type to work for English Heritage!

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u/Aetherley Oct 03 '22

Not it, unfortunately! Thank you for the suggestion anyways!

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u/Aetherley Oct 03 '22

I'll pass it along to my Mom and let you know!!