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Weekly Geeks ButtonIt’s a mystery!

1.”Do you love a little suspense in your life? Have you ever read a book that keeps you twisting and turning until the last page? Tell us about it (but not too much , we want to be left hanging ourselves). Or maybe there is a series of mysteries that you adore. Why do you keep reading about the same detectives?”***

2. To expand on that a little: the new TV series
Castle revolves around a popular mystery writer. There’s even talk that a novel will be published supposedly written by Castle himself. TV and books will muddy the entertainment waters once again. I think we all know of the Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes series on PBS and BBC as well. Not to mention the new movie Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law will open December 25, 2009. Looks pretty exciting!

If you were to be given special TV or movie producing powers, which mystery novel character(s) would you create a TV series or movie for? Who would you cast in the major roles?

I’m not necessarily a big mystery person, per se. I like suspense but do not flock to one particular detective. I’ve read some Agatha Christie, some Sherlock Holmes, but one particular favorite detective does not come immediately to mind. If anything, if you would look at my personal library, you would immediately see that my favorite author is Nora Roberts. She is one of the best for suspense. Although she has no recurring characters, I know that I have difficulties putting down any of her books while reading them.

I’ll admit that my love of David Boreanez has me watching Bones and has started me reading more Kathy Reichs. I’m not completely sold on the Temperance Brennan books because Emily Deschanel does such a fabulous job on the TV series, but they would be about the only recurring detective novels I have read lately. As for the second part, since Temperance Brennan is played to perfection by Ms. Deschanel already, who am I to argue against that?

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