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fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.1 - Posts: 1302)
Fri, 23rd Jan '09 12:24 AM

NEW AUTHORS

I found a few new authors I like recently and thought I'd pass them on.

Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter both write mysteries. Very good! Be careful of reading Slaughter's Beyond Reach as it ends with a cliff-hanger and the next one won't be released until later this year. Consider yourself warned!

Also, Zoe Sharp is another new fave. Her character, Charlie Fox (female), is a personal bodyguard. She's a little like Jack Reacher by Lee Child, so I really enjoy her. Lots of ass-kicking!

amyt
Amyt  (Level: 134.8 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 8:57 PM

Thanks for the great suggestions. I've been reading some of MC Beaton's Agatha Raisin series. Very light cozy mysteries. Agatha Raisin is a funny character. Does anyone have any suggestions for mysteries?

circles24
Circles24  (Level: 44.4 - Posts: 36)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 7:04 PM

Amyt have you read James Patterson? He's very good for mysteries. his chapters are short but he very reality-based.

kjrudisill
Kjrudisill  (Level: 98.4 - Posts: 5)
Sun, 8th Feb '09 12:11 AM

Have you read any Patricia Cornwell? Her mysteries are from the point of view of a medical examiner and are very engrossing. Start from the beginning of the series though because although each book is a separate mystery, the storyline about the main character continues from book to book.

Also, Gregory Maguire's books are amazing. You may recognize the name from the popular Broadway musical, "Wicked." Don't let that scary you off! His books take fairy tales and turn them into novels (NOT humerous- like the big bad wolf strikes back). For example, "Mirror, Mirror," tells the story of Snow White- with Lucretia Borgia as the wicked queen. "Wicked" is by far the best of his books, however.

amyt
Amyt  (Level: 134.8 - Posts: 240)
Mon, 9th Feb '09 8:01 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! Yes, I've read several Patterson books. I like them because the chapters are short. I have also read many Cornwell books. Her latest book, Scarpetta, is on my reading pile. Has anyone read Scarpetta?
I've been enjoying Denise Swanson's series--very light cozy mysteries which feature a school psychologist. I'm also looking forward to MC Beaton's book which should be available soon.

kjrudisill
Kjrudisill  (Level: 98.4 - Posts: 5)
Wed, 11th Feb '09 1:15 PM

My Dad bought me "Scarpetta" for Christmas and I thought that out of her most recent novels it was the best. You won't be disappointed!

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.1 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 11:58 PM

Ah, mysteries! My favorite genre.

Sue Grafton's alphabet series is great. I really enjoy Joanne Fluke's mysteries. They're easy to figure out, but the lead character is a baker and her recipes are included in the books. Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels are good. He's a child psychiatrist, so many of the murders are a bit gruesome and twisted, but still very good stories. Of course, John Grisham's legal mysteries are always great fun. He has a new one that just came out, The Associate, that I'm still waiting for at the library.

amyt
Amyt  (Level: 134.8 - Posts: 240)
Fri, 13th Feb '09 8:54 PM

This is great! So many ideas. I'm looking forward to reading Scarpetta now. I also enjoy Grisham. Has anyone read Stephen White's mysteries? If you like Jonathan Kellerman, you'll like White.


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