U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 10-11-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Denver area
18,616 posts, read 16,793,752 times
Reputation: 25602

Advertisements

For just recreational reading, I really enjoy British mysteries....I enjoy Elizabeth George very much as well as PD James....have read all of their books and am in need of something new to read...Have read some Martha Grimes but...she just doesn't quite get there for me.....Anyone have any suggestions?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-12-2009, 07:48 AM
 
1,995 posts, read 2,424,468 times
Reputation: 15793
Have you ever read Helen MacInnes mysteries?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
867 posts, read 2,405,385 times
Reputation: 1216
I'd suggest Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford series.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado
4,303 posts, read 9,542,717 times
Reputation: 4309
Charles Todd?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 11:51 AM
 
2,002 posts, read 3,373,253 times
Reputation: 1732
Quote:
Originally Posted by maciesmom View Post
For just recreational reading, I really enjoy British mysteries....I enjoy Elizabeth George very much as well as PD James....have read all of their books and am in need of something new to read...Have read some Martha Grimes but...she just doesn't quite get there for me.....Anyone have any suggestions?
Kate Sedley is a british writer. She has a series of medieval murder mysteries (Roger the chapman). I've read two of them and I've enjoyed them a lot. Maybe you'd enjoy them too
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 12:09 PM
 
13,413 posts, read 6,905,908 times
Reputation: 56946
Omigosh Macies, I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you about this when you asked before!

Reginald Hill
Robert Barnard
Peter Robinson

Those are three of my faves - in order of fave-ness. All Brits I believe. All witty and pun-ny. Reginald Hill has a pair of detectives that you get to know but, for the most part, you can pick up anywhere - it's not a series.

Also, Josephine Tey is wonderful but has a limited collection.

BTW, I didn't like Elizabeth George as far as I recall - but I do like PD James. My recs are more towards the James side of things.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Denver area
18,616 posts, read 16,793,752 times
Reputation: 25602
Thanks everyone!! I really need to get back in the habit of reading - and this is a great way to get me started. I'll have to plan a trip to the library this week!! I'm so excited!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 12:55 PM
 
10,254 posts, read 12,483,084 times
Reputation: 15720
Have you read any Alexander Mccall Smith ? he is also a british writer and I find his ladies no 1 detective agency series awesome . I highly reccomend him .
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Denver area
18,616 posts, read 16,793,752 times
Reputation: 25602
I have read some of his - thanks!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
5,868 posts, read 4,366,671 times
Reputation: 15684
You might try Anne Perry. She writes Victorian detective novels.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2016, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top