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the Kate Burkholder Series by Linda Castillo
I finished monster in the closet by Karen rose not that long ago and it was good. I love Kevin O’Brien books and anything mystery by Lisa Jackson
Louise Penny inspector Gamache series
Seriously. This entire series. They are incredible.
Start at the beginning. They build.
I love all books by Harlan Coben!!
Try a Scandinavian… Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Lars Kepler, Stieg Lesson… Especially Lars Kepler ?
A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum
The Snowman! ?
Anything by Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Peter May William Kent Krueger, Jorn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbo.
Dead Simple by Peter James. It’s the first of the Roy Grace series. Set in England.
Anything by Tana French
Murder on the Orient Express! Movie version is coming out in November
Try The Trouble With Sheep and Goats. By Joanna Cannon. Quirky mystery. Not your average whodunnit ,I’m half way through and its brilliant so far. 🙂
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
the bone collector by jeffrey deaver
Never read the book but I loved the movie.
the book is just as good 🙂 his other books are good too
I will definitely check it out! I didn’t realize it was a book. I wonder how many of us would say our favorite scene is the one in the used book store? I was practically drooling when then scene happened!
All of Jeffrey Deaver’s books are page turners.
the vanished man is one of my favorites by him, and I’m currently reading The Burial Hour 🙂
For a highly enjoyable hold your sides laughing mystery in life series, you can’t do better than Donna Andrew’s Meh Langslow adventures. They. All have a bird in the title. If you can find it,read Murder With Peacocks first, but all are enjoyable.for Christmas, try Six Geese a-Slaying. Also, The Burglar Who series, anything by Carl Hiassen
Love her books Evelyn! Have you found anyone similar?
Still humorous, but in a different vein, The Burglar Who….featuring a burglar who enjoys the act of burglary almost more than the theft. Nicely woven plots that skilfully and enjoyably wind to a drawing room solution.
Author is Lawrence Block.
@Evelyn thanks! I’ll check them out.
Both excellent series!
Fear. L Ron Hubbard. Not lengthy. Nice pay off.
The Secret History
For a look down south, Margaret Maron’s Judge Deborah Knott and her entwined family
Just started one of hers, and am really enjoying it! I’m so glad to find another good mystery series. I’ve finished all of Louise Penny’s…my favorites!
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Michael Connelly’s Late Show and Harry Bosch/Lincoln Lawyer is great. John Sandford’s Prey Series, Sara Paretsky. For non-fiction, Erik Larson’s The Devil in White City.
I recently read Girl on a Train and now just finishing up Gone Girl. Loved and love them both!!
I hated them both. Was embarassed for the characters! All a matter of opinion…
Any of the Richard Jury books by Martha Graham.
Magpie Murders was very good with a different twist.
This was a fun one
What have you liked before?
The Cork O’Connor series by William Kent Krueger is excellent.
Daughter of Time, by Joseph Tey.
Any of Josephine Tey’s books
The Flavia de Luca novels by Alan Bradley are great.
Code To Zero, Ken Follett. ANYTHING by Nelson DeMille
The Alienest by Caleb Carr
Agatha christies novels
I love Robert Wilson’s series w/ detective Javier Falcon. The first is The Blind Man of Seville. The series is set in southern Spain, and the characters are very intense and complex. I read these as much for the complex characters as for the mysteries.
The Kay Scarpetta Series by Patricia Cornwell.
Why murder stories ! You have any plan !!!
No not at all, they intrigue me and keep my attention. I’m tired of lovey dovey romance
Agatha christie known as queen of crime. U must read her books
Robert Dugoni has the Tracy crosswhite series that I am loving right now.
Any by Louise Penny…but good to start with first one: Still Life
Yes, yes, yes!
Agree as well
Kate Adkinson’s Jackson Brodie books. Four of them that start with “Case Histories”. I loved them all! Stephen King called “Case…” the best mystery book of that decade.
Jason Isaacs plays him in the show!
Ava Lee series by Ian Hamilton
Total Control or Absolute Power by David Baldacci
A Stranger in the House and The Couple Nextdoor by Shari Lapena. VERY GOOD!
I just started A Pleasure and a Calling by Paul Hogan and am really enjoying it. A Psychological thriller mystery.
Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series set in Canada. ‘Still Life’ is the first book. Superb
I also enjoy the Kate Shugak mysteries by Dana Stabenow. They are set in Alaska. Kate is fierce.
Aaron Elkins Allan Bradley (Flavia deLuce) JA Jance. (JP Beaumont series or Joanna Brady. I didn’t care for her Ali Reynolds series) Tony Hillerman – series are set in New Mexico. Again… SUPERB MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series for humorous murder mysteries set in England.
Two of my favorite series.
Sue Grafton, Greg iles, CJ Box (start at beginning of series), Marcia Muller, so many to choose from!! lol 🙂
Anything by Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs, or John Lescroart, to start..
For something fun and different, try Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann.
Another light one I recently enjoyed is The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan .
Something more traditional is The dawn Patrol by Don Winslow.
“The Likeness” by Tana French.
Any of the book’s. From the “In Death ” series by J.D. Robb
The women’s murder club series is good.
Agatha Christie the best
The Likeness, Tana French
Asylum series by Madeline Roux
Any Agatha Christie novel . She’s the master
Mistress? Ha ha
Cormoran Strike series by Robert galbraith aka J.K Rowling
About the Author by John Colapinto. Felt like something Hitchcock would have come up with
Whisper bayou..Mindy starns Clark
Have you read “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins yet?
Have you read Brian Freeman? Or Mo Hader?
Well just a head’s up, Mo Hader scares the crap outta me but she’s so good I keep going back for more.
Y’all have me buying all these books and spending all kinds of money I don’t need to ?
I know that feeling! My library is a life saver ?
I’m addicted to books lol
My to-read list is a nightmare!
I bet it’s amazing! What types of books do you like?
Oh, a bit of everything. Contemporary fiction, crime, and I’ve recently found myself getting into horror again (not gory stuff though, more just spooky). All time favourites are Stephen King and Robert B Parker, but I’ve recently been turned on to Ann Patchett (Commonwealth and State of Grace both blew me away) and George Pelecanos. Like a bit of non-fiction too. Sorry if I rambled a bit there ? you?
no I love it! I’m the same. Psychological thrillers, murder/mystery. As long as it isn’t a love story I’m good! Haha
Haha! Yeah I don’t mind if there’s a bit of that flung in but I’ve never been a Mills & Boon fan ?
i don’t mind if there is some sex but I don’t want romance, lovey dovey stuff ?
Ha! When I was a teenager I used to love James Herbert because his stories were scary, but they always had a naughty scene in there somewhere ?
i used to love the Nicholas Sparks, I despise them now lol guess I grew up
Dennis Lehane Since We Fell was great!
I loved Shutter Island.
Ronald Balson’s latest, The Trust. I couldn’t put it down!
The Bright Forever was good.
Those Who Wish Me Dead, by Michael Kortya.
Behind Her Eyes
Anything by Agatha Christie or Ngaio Marsh or P.D. James.
I love Laurie R. King.
Go to the library and browse in the mystery section.
That kinda takes the fun out of this though ?
id love to but I have 3 kids and work full time so I have limited time to browse anything ?
More info needed. Do you want a cozy mystery, an English mystery, police procedural, historical, hysterical, One where no one gets hurt, one where everyone gets hurt, one that is cat-based, one that is dog based?? The categories go on and on.
I like psychological thrillers. I like to date type books that could be real life.
Harlen Coben is always great.
Try the series by Louise Penny
Amos Decker series – David Baldacci
Nesbo books are good.
Agatha Christie is always a good choice. But may not be gruesome enough.
gone baby gone by – dennis lehane
Oooh…. And ‘Shutter Island’ by Lehane if you like psychological thrillers
Mystic River as well ??
Charles Lennox series by Charles Finch; Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson, Inspector Banks series, by Peter Robinson, John Ceepak series by Chris Grabenstein, Ruth Galloway series by Ely Griffiths, Constable Molly Smith series by Vicki Delany, Inspector Konrad Sejer series by Karin Fossum…so many! I also agree with Louise Penny’s Three Pines series and Kate Burkholder series, Flavia deLuce series, Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy and Enzo files!
The woman in Cabin 10 was great!
Les Roberts, Milan Jacovich series
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