What are the best detective novels except Sherlock Holmes?What are the best detective novels except Sherlock Holmes? Thouhid #recommend
Caleb Carr has good ones
I have always been a fan of Ellery Queen.
After this short story collection, I’m hungry to read more of the Ellery Queen novels; I already have a half dozen downloaded on my device and ready and raring to go! Next…! Thanks 🙂
Caves of Steel is a great sci-fi detective type book
Regardless, it is still Asimov and therefore amazing.
I have always been a fan of Jim Butcher 🙂
Brief Cases was just released. I have it on hold and per the Library website it’s In Transit (so soon).
Wow… happy reading 🙂
J A /konrath’s Jack Daniels series is a lot of fun. There is violence,however.
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Agatha Christie, Ruth Ware, Gillian Flynn…anything these authors have written basically…
I don’t think you can beat Conan Doyle or Agatha Christie ‘s Poirot but I do enjoy the Kate Sugak series by Dana Stabenow.
ha ha ha! that’s true. that’s why looking for something kinda similar series.
If you find one that measures up share away. I tend to look towards Edgar award winners when looking for a new crime writer. Though I admit to reading more than my fair share of hard boiled PI stuff. Do you like Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett?
Both are essential reads. My personal preference is Hammett.
Oh my gosh yes lots of Elmore Leonard on my to be read list!
Only in my dreams 😀
Well you never know as you keep creating, it may happen. And you get to follow your talent and passions either way.
There are many good writers from the Golden Age: Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Josephine Tey, R. Austin Freeman, Ellery Queen.
thanks a lot <3
It’s not a novel, but “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” from Edgar Allan Poe is great.
Would This Fit w/ Fantasy &/Or Science Fiction Genre Label?Would One Of Them Work, Both, Or Does Both Not Really Apply For The One? About To Read it, but like others opinion.
Nero wolf detective novel’s
CJ Sansom Shardlake!
Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q novels!
Agatha Christie can’t be beat
I enjoy Nero Wolfe.
P.D. James and also The Cadfael series by Ellis Peters (?)
Ann Cleeves – especially the Shetland books and of course Agatha Christie!
Ann Cleeves also wrote the Vera books.
I tried the Vera Books and didn’t like the characters as much. Still stellar writing, though!
Tom Thorne series by Mark Billingham.
Alex Cross Series- Michael Bennett Series, Jane Tennison Series
Agatha Christie, . . . Dorothy L. Sayers, . . . P.D. James
Ross McDonald Lew Archer books.
Raymond Chandler and Lawrence Block.
I’m am too lazy to read through the recommendations you’ve already been given. So, I apologize for any duplicates in this list. My absolute favorite detective book series is Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch. Some other great ones are In Death series by JD Robb, Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson, Bill Hodges series by Stephen King, Dd Warren series by Lisa Gardner, Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Dublin Muder Squad by Tana French
Oh, I also liked Elizabeth George’s series. Inspector Lynley I think it is called.
I like Raymond Chandler’s novels.
Nancy Drew, of course.
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs series on Agent Pendergast.
Thank you all…I also now have 10 I will try when I can.
Rumpole short stories by John Mortimer.
Dorothy L Sayers.
John Harvey’s Resnick novels.
The Poirot series by Agatha Christie and I quite like the Shetland series by Ann Cleeves too
Agatha Christie-Poirot, Marple.
Tess Gerritsen the Rizzoli and Isles series. The books are much better than the TV series.
Does she have a miscarriage in the books?
I can’t remember Jade to be honest. They’re great books though
Tracy Crosswrite series by Robert Dugoni. She is a homicide detective with the Seattle Police Department. It’s one of my favorite series. The 5th book just came out at the end of June.
Van Gulik’s Judge Dee mysteries
Wallender and Shardlake series
Well I really love the Dresden Files. He’s a PI who is also a wizard. He fights crime. Up to and including riding a T-Rex against an army of zombies. https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1248964599329.jpg
I really like the Detective D.D. Warren novels by Lisa Gardner
Chris carter Robert Hunter
James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series
Black angle was good
Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels for something modern
Dashiell Emmet, Agatha Christie, Charteris( the saint series), Arsene Lupin series, P.D.James. John Connolly’s Charlie Parker books and James Lee Burke’ s Dave Robicheaux series.
Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series. Sharon Bolton’s Lacey Flint series, to name a couple.
The strike books by Roberts Galbraith (jk Rowling)
they are very good, very dark 🙂
agreed! I can’t wait for the next one in September
Which kind of mystery? Personally, I prefer Cozies. 🙂
Kerry Greenwood, Dorothy L Sayers, Agatha Christie, Alisa Craig / Charlotte MacLeod, Lilian Jackson Braun, Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Elizabeth Peters, Joanne Flukes, M C Beaton, Charlaine Harris, Alexander McCall Smith, Janet Evanovich, Madelyn Alt, Carolyn G Hart, Jasper Fforde, Diane Mott Davidson, Ellis Peters, Laurie R King, Daphne du Maurier, Rita Mae Brown, Tamar Myers, Alice Kimberly, Shirley Damsgaard, Susan Wittig Albert.
M C Beaton’ s Macbeth series is a great call. You’ve made me want to re-read them just mentioning her 🙂
You should definitely go for the Arsene Lupin series! 🙂 it’s just so so good and you can’t stop reading it
I did want to add a plug here for my own books. They are not THE BEST. But, they are fun. The books center on a private detective, his family and friends, and are cozy stories.
Again, not saying they are THE BEST, just that you might enjoy them. The detective’s name is Dan Landis, my author name is Jay Mims, and here’s the website: http://jaymims.com/
Hercule Poirot! By the greatest mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie!
Hercule Poirot ❤❤❤
Charlie Donlea – a new author. I read his debut (Summit Lake) and I was so impressed that I picked up his sophomore effort (The Girl Who Was Taken) without even reading the back of the book. His plot twists are well constructed, the research is exceptional, and the prose is water in a desert. For a genre that grows cliches like mushrooms, he is a breath of fresh air.