Awards & Recognition



"The things I enjoy reading or viewing tend to fall into 6 categories: physical comedy, quirky comedy, caper, mystery, suspense and action-adventure, but I'm open to all genres. I've listed some of my favorites - old and new, in no particular order - in case you might discover one you're not familiar with and enjoy."
- Nancy


"Detective Brunetti" Series by Donna Leon
All Novels by Michael Connelly (Favorite - “The Concrete Blond”)
All Novels by Robert Crais (Favorite - “LA Requiem”)
All Novels by Dick Francis (Favorite - “Danger”)
All Novels by Elizabeth Peters
All Memoirs by James Herriott (Favorite - “All Creatures, Great and Small”)
"Hunger Games" Trilogy
“Tai-Pan” by James Clavell
"Nero Wolfe" Series
“Jurassic Park” and “The Lost World” by Michael Crichton
"Raise the Titanic" by Clive Cussler
“Uncle Scrooge Comics” especially by Carl Barks
“V.I. Warshawski” series by Sara Paretsky
“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” and “The Girl Who Kicked a Hornets Nest” by Stieg Larrson
Kinsey Millhone Series by Sue Grafton
“Angels and Demons” and “The DaVinci Code” by Dan Brown
"Cold Comfort Farm" - Stella Gibbons
All Travis McGee Novels by John D. MacDonald
"Night Probe" by Clive Cussler
“The Complete Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Novels by Linda Palmer (Favorite - “Kiss of Death”)
Novels by Melinda Wells(Favorite - “Proof is in the Pudding”)
“Auntie Mame” by Patrick Dennis
Novels and Shorts by Cornell Woolrich (Favorite - Rear Window)
“My Family and Other Animals” by Gerald Durrell
“Marley and Me” by John Grogan
“Mrs Polifax” first four Novels by Dorothy Gilman
“The Deal” by Peter Lefcourt
“Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder
"The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls
"Hit by a Farm" by Catherine Friend


"The Accountant"
"The Imitation Game"
"American Hustle"
"How To Train Your Dragon II"
"Copy Cat"
"Captain Phillips"
"Hunger Games"
“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest” - Swedish version
“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” - Swedish version
“The Girl who Played With Fire” - Swedish version
“A Fish Called Wanda”
“Ladykillers” starring Alec Guiness
“Secondhand Lions”
“Runaway Bride”
“Paint Your Wagon” starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood
“Chicago” starring Rene Zellewegger
“Into the Woods” starring Bernadette Peters
“The Great Race”
"Cold Comfort Farm" - Kate Beckinsale BBC
Billy Wilder (Favorite - “Some Like It Hot”)
“Support Your Local Sheriff”
“The Favor”
“The Client” starring Susan Sarandon
“Turner and Hooch”
"Die Hard"
“Triplets of Belleville”
“Bull Durham”
“Romancing the Stone”
“Man on Fire” Starring Denzel Washington
“Body Heat”
Alfred Hitchcock (Favorites - “Shadow of a Doubt” and “Rear Window”)
“The Full Monty”
“Firehouse Dog”
“Ghost and the Darkness”
“The Pink Panther” starring David Niven
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl”
“Air Force One”
“Absolute Power” - Starring Clint Eastwood
“The Con” starring William Macy
“Doc Hollywood”
"How to Train Your Dragon”
“Judas Kiss” starring Emma Thompson
“Legally Blonde”
“The Gods Must Be Crazy”
“Dead Again”
“The Big Easy”
“The Debt”
“Time Cop”
“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” - American version
“A Little Night Music”


"Good Girls Revolt"
"Sneaky Pete"
"The Night Manager"
"Detective Montalbano"
"Sherlock" - Benedict Cumberbatch
“Commissario Brunetti”
"Young Montalbano"
"Alpha House"
“The Closer”
"Devious Maids"
“White Collar”
“New Tricks”
“The Starter Wife”

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