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Old 04-27-2007, 07:22 PM
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need a good mystery or detective author

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Hi, you might want to check out agatha christie, p.d james or mary higgins clark.
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:59 AM
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P.D. James, Elizabeth George (not the last one), Martha Grimes (especially the early Inspector Lynley novels), Greg Iles out of hundreds of possible choices.
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not to sound sexist, but i haven't really liked any of the novels written by women. i think i need it dumbed down. i really got into john sandford, but have read all his. something along those lines.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:53 AM
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not to sound sexist, but i haven't really liked any of the novels written by women. i think i need it dumbed down. i really got into john sandford, but have read all his. something along those lines.
You wouldn't know they were written by women if I'd give them to you with the cover torn off. Now be a good boy and give some of the greatest detective authors a try. If you rule out women writers in crime, you'll never read really great thrillers. BAD BOY!!!
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yes ma'am. you choose the author and i'll go get one at the library today.
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yes ma'am. you choose the author and i'll go get one at the library today.

1. All time favorite, if you don't know it already, get that one: Donna Tartt, "The Secret History", and if they don't have that one, "The Little Friend".
2. Tess Gerritsen (those are really frightening and "un- putdownable". ): "Gravity" (which takes place in space), "Life Support". Others, but with a woman detective if you don't mind that: "The Surgeon", "The Sinner", "Harvest". All impossible to put down, and very
3. Minette Walters: "Disordered Minds" (Love all her others, too. )
4. Elizabeth George: "A Great Deliverance" (Though her others, except for the last one, equally great IMO. More emotional than the others I listed above, meaning with more personal twists for the characters that have nothing to do with the case).

Now, that should keep you busy.
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ok, i got 'em written down. i'll go to the library here in a little bit and see what i can find. thanks for pushing me around jenn
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ok, i got 'em written down. i'll go to the library here in a little bit and see what i can find. thanks for pushing me around jenn
No problem! Any time!
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i got The Little Friend. i'm only about 20 pages in, but so far so good. i can tell a woman wrote it though. if a guy wrote it someone would have already been shot
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:36 PM
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Kyle Mills,
Greg Iles (his last two books were spell binding)
Nelson Demille (especially the Talbot Odyssey)
Jeffrey Archer (Lincoln Rhyme mysteries, and Blue Nowhere)
Steve Berry (currently reading the Amber Room)
Dan Brown (Angels & Demons, NOT DaVinci Code)

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i got The Little Friend. i'm only about 20 pages in, but so far so good. i can tell a woman wrote it though. if a guy wrote it someone would have already been shot
LOL!
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In The Secret History, that happens. Sort of. Read that one next.
For a great suspense thriller, try anything by Allan Folsom. My favorite is The Day After Tomorrow. (No, it's not the same story as the horrible movie with the ice storm!)
Let me know how Little Friend goes...I have that next up on my reading list, after I finish American Gods.
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Looove "The Secret History".
Jesse has some strange ideas about women writers. But there's still hope to break him off them.
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The first few books were written in the mid-80's but have you heard of the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson? I'm about to start it and heard they are pretty good "thrillers".
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James Patterson is the best

get Beach Road

that book is awesomeee and it reads fast
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James Patterson is the best

get Beach Road

that book is awesomeee and it reads fast
yeah, i've read all his books...read all john sandford too. i really like james patterson!!
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I have that next up on my reading list, after I finish American Gods.
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Tell me if you liked it once you're done... Personally I found it disappointing, and Anansi Boys was no better imo
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ok so i finished The Little Friend. Excellent book. the end kinda left me hanging though. but i love the way this author writes. forms a very clear picture in my mind. next on my list...The Secret History. Thanks Jenn!
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ok so i finished The Little Friend. Excellent book. the end kinda left me hanging though. but i love the way this author writes. forms a very clear picture in my mind. next on my list...The Secret History. Thanks Jenn!
Keep me posted on The Secret History!
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The first few books were written in the mid-80's but have you heard of the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson? I'm about to start it and heard they are pretty good "thrillers".
F. Paul Wilson is a great author.

Have you ever tried Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scapetta series? They make CSI look cheesy & lame.
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Have you ever tried Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scapetta series? They make CSI look cheesy & lame.
I loved the first ones. But from a certain one on the quality really detoriated IMO.
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have to agree, I was a huge fan up to The Last Precinct. Maybe the one before that even, but over all, they are excellent up to that point.
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