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Old 07-11-2019, 02:24 PM
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I like murder mysteries/thrillers. I am not frightened by them, and they don't make me cry. I enjoy psycho thrillers and have read all of Koontz and Kings older books. My favorite authors are Stephan White, Kellerman, Stuart Woods, Nevada Barr, CJ Box, and John Sandford. I like Lee CHild and Janet Evanovich, but I get tired of them pretty quickly. I like series. I think I have read most of all of their books (any I haven't read, my library doesn't have or they are on hold).

I love Kirsten Hannah but her books tend to make me too emotional. I like to avoid that.

Any good series or authors to suggest?


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Old 07-11-2019, 02:27 PM
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My favorite author is James Patterson. I love the Alex Cross, Murder Womens Club & Michael Bennett. He also writes books for children and has a reading foundation.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:27 PM
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Patricia Cornwell is good. I like Sue Grafton and hers is a series. I've also heard good things about Karen Slaughter.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:31 PM
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I have never been able to get in to any Patterson books. My cousin work(ed) for Sue Grafton and I have tried repeatedly to read her books to no avail (several of them are dedicated to my aunt and uncle and my parents have been to her house multiple times. I have tried!)

No idea why. May try again out of desperation.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:45 PM
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Have you read the Rockton series by Kelley Armstrong? It's got an unusual setting. I also liked the Rachel Getty/Esa Khattak series by Ausma Zehanat Khan - they aren't necessarily psycho thrillers, but I couldn't put them down. Also, I think there's only two books in the Naomi Cottle series by Rene Denfeld, but they would definitely meet your criteria.


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Old 07-11-2019, 02:52 PM
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to echo nucleus, Patricia Cornwell is awesome. (she has a couple series that you can read out of order, but best to start with first since relationships continue throughout). her books are pretty gruesome--most well know series (Scarpetta) is pretty gory as main character is medical examiner (and somehow that makes her a detective, too!)
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:58 PM
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David Wolf Series-David Wolf is a county sheriff in Colorado.
1. Foreign Deceit
2. The Silversmith
3. Alive and Killing
4. Deadly Conditions
5. Cold Lake
6. Gut Decision
7. Smoke Out
8. To the Bone
9. Dire
10. Signature
11. Dark Mountain
12. Rain
13. Drifted
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:03 PM
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We enjoyed a tv series called Cardinal, and learned that it was based on the novel Forty Words for Sorrow by crime novelist Giles Blunt. (I had thought, due to the title that it was religious in nature, but it is the protagonistís name: John Cardinal.)

That was a while ago, so I now am checking the novel from the library am am just starting it. Since Iím forgetful these days, hopefully it will be like absorbing the story for the first time, lol.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:04 PM
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You would love the FBI series by Catherin Coultier

https://www.goodreads.com/series/40971-fbi-thriller
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:32 PM
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Have you tried Michael Connelly's Bosch series? A (sorta) modern-day LAPD detective.

I also like the Charles Todd mysteries. There are two series, one about a nurse during World War I and one about a London police detective who suffers from PTSD after World War I.


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Old 07-11-2019, 03:46 PM
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I like a lot of the same books you do. I LOVE John Sandford. I used to have a huge crush on Lucas Davenport, but I now also adore that effing Flowers.

Have you read David Baldacci? He’s prolific and has some really good series.

I also like Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:56 PM
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The thriller/mystery writers I like are Joseph Finder, A.C. Jance, Lisa Gardner, James Grippando, David Baldacci, Philip Margolin, John Lescroart, Alifair Burke, Mary Higgins Clark and Linda Fairstein.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:46 PM
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You would probably like books by Lisa Unger.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:02 PM
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Have you read any of the P.D. James murder mysteries? I have read most of them and find them enthralling, especially her earlier ones.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:28 PM
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Love many of the authors mentioned. One I really like is Greg Iles. Setting is Mississippi. There is a Penn Cage series that i couldn't put down by him.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:10 PM
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I like mysteries as well. My all time favorite series is Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. There are 5 or 6 books I think. I could read them over and over. So good! I also really want to read The Haunting of Hill House after watching the series on Netflix.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:11 PM
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Have you ever read Lisa Scottoline? She writes great thrillers. I found some of her books to be real page turners. Daddy's Girl was especially riveting.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:14 PM
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Some of my favorite mystery writers are J.A Janice, Dana Stabenow, and Linda Castillo.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:50 AM
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Here are some lists that I saved:

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/201...ler-books-2019

https://nypost.com/2019/06/29/thrill...wn-your-spine/

https://www.bustle.com/p/40-new-thri...reads-17299408

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainme...-2019-46215888
I keep hearing raves about all of Riley Sager’s books. He has several out.

Michelle Campbell’s book is supposed to be really good, too.

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Old 07-12-2019, 02:26 AM
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I like the Cozy Mystery author, Diane Mott Davidson, whose books revolve around the theme of food. They are great escapism.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for all the authors! I asked for a good many of them from my library, so I will start there. You reminded me of a couple of people (Jance, Scottoline, Gardner) that I have read some, but not all of their stories, so I will go to them, too.

I really want to read the series by
Jeff Carson, but my library doesn't have them, and I don't see an option to ask for any of them. I might have to email.

I will add the others to my list to look into after I get some of these books read!

Thanks again!
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