Best crime book?
Anything by Ian rankin
I read the poet by Michael Connelly. Surprisingly good twists. Don’t often read crime but enjoy Poirot on tv.
Endeavour/Morse on tv too.
@Craig I agree completely
i think people would be amazed @Dee and @Susan if they tried some of our favourite authors
@Craig. I’m sure they would. I don’t even know where to start? I couldn’t possibly name just one crime book or even one author
@Susan I was a huge Ian Rankin fan but I haven’t read any of his for a few years now
@Dee they don’t seem to write to a set formula like the big names, they cover everything
I agree so much. Don’t make me choose lol
@Emily go on pick one😂
I’m going to say , not the one I think is best but the one i read first – And that was – ‘And The There Were none.” by Agatha Christie – it might not be the best I’ve ever read but it set me on this trajectory of writing crime fiction and reading crime fiction and so it deserves a mention . Like everyone else – there are too many to mention and my favorites change with my mood, the time of year, where i am reading and more
@Craig I’ve given up on James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell and Lee Child.
The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
@Craig I didn’t know there were also authors in this group. I would be interested in knowing them if possible.
@Rob. There are some brilliant crime book/series by our author members. Everyone of them are different and many of them are now my favourite authors. Keep a look out for recommendations and I’m sure you will find something you will enjoy
@Susan me too
@Valerie you might be sorry you asked 😂😂
It’s an impossible question. Top 10, yes. Top five, maybe. But not best ever.
@Valerie there are two at least commented on this post so far. @Liz and @Lesley plus another 100 odd that haven’t yet
@Craig thank you. I will do a bit of research.
@Valerie I don’t know if there’s a list with all the member authors
Thank you Tony.
Anything by Roger Smith and Deon Meyer
The Secret by @Katy or maybe The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly….. so glad I’ve read both & didn’t have to choose.
I find my favourite book changes depending on my mood/how I’m feeling. I loved Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller – more of a psych thriller than pure crime, though. A Simple Plan by Scott Smith was haunting and brilliantly on edge. More recently, @Samantha Until you’re Mine (superb twist at the end!). Want original and quirky, try @Belinda Rubbernecker. Oh no, that’s 4 already!
@Alison Fantastic book Until You’re Mine. I felt it didn’t get the hype it deserved
@Susan I agree – I loved it and leant a lot from it as an author too. Also loved Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes, and The Book of You by @Claire – sublime, yet startling book. Have you read those?
@Alison Into The Darkest Corner is one of my favourites. It actually changed my reading tastes. I highly recommend Over My Shoulder by @Patricia as a similar read. Not read The Book of You
@Susan that’s interesting, not read that – will look into it (fellow Bloodhound author!)
@Alison I read it before it was republished by BH. I actually bought it based on a 1 star review!
@Valerie Hello I’m one 😉
@Lesley will check out your books. Thank you.
@Valerie I write crime as L M Krier, travel memoirs as Tottie Limejuice (yes, honestly!) and children’s fiction with a crime twist as L M Kay 🙂
If I had to pick one….. I couldn’t! But I could narrow it down- Golden Age – the Murder of Roger Akroyd. (Agatha Christie) Modern Day – Dead Simple (Peter James) Best series – DCI Daley by Denzil Meyrick
Isn’t it wonderful that we DON’T have to stick to just one favourite – we can try anything and everything – and libraries allow us to do that for free!
@Valerie I’m one too! I write as J. A. Baker 🙂
@Valerie ive put a post up asking authors to say hi
Nicci French today. I’m reading Tuesday’s Gone. Lots of favorite. Harry Bingham for one.
Hi @Lesley, I write darkly psychological thrillers.
If I absolutely had to answer, Strong Poison – Dorothy L Sayers
No such thing. Each and every book brings something unique it is virtually impossible to compare as you will never find like for like. You can have a favourite but practically every author will tell you they haven’t even written their best book yet so how can you have read it? 😉
Also, Moonstone is pretty good.
Too many to choose from, I’m loving Angela Marsons Kim stone books atm, just finished the last one and don’t know where to go next 🤷♀️
I’m loving this series, I’m only on Blood lines atm. How about Peter James, Roy Grace series?
@Craig That’s very kind of you.
@Valerie have you found it? There’s even more authors than i thought and lots i know haven’t commented yet
@Craig yes,I have and I have saved the post. Very thrilled with the response. Good idea of yours.
The Thirst by Jo Nesbo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Don’t know if I’d be able to pick best but Martina Cole the know has always stuck in my mind
Sarah Hilary – No Other Darkness
I’ve read a few top notch ones this year that have gone straight into my top five. No Ordinary Girl by @Cheryl and All Those Lies by @Emmy.
I am really enjoying the L.A Dobbs Sam mason series.
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