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Old 05-23-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries, set in Absaroka County, Wyoming. The first is "Cold Dish." I believe the 6th or 7th book in the series is about to be released.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Default Norwegian Author Jo Nesbo's ...

... novels set in Oslo, Norway featuring Insp. Harry Hole are FANTASTIC! Most of them have not been translated into English yet. I have read three of them so far (The Redbreast, The Devil's Star, and Nemesis) and I honestly cannot recommend them enough!
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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If you're looking for authors who write about Southern locales, try Stuart Woods. He writes about places he knows and where he lives - NYC and Southern Florida. He's entertaining, amusing and consistent.

I've recently been introduced to Harlon Coben. Very good author - he always keeps you guessing and you rarely see the twists coming.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I am looking for some crime/mystery books that are not set in the same boring locations like NYC, LA, DC, etc. Any ideas for books that are set in cities in the south? Atlanta, Miami, Memphis, any of the Texas cities? How about cities in the Midwest like STL, KC, Cleveland, Detroit, Twin cities, Chicago? What about Baltimore, or anywhere in upper New England? Maybe Denver, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Seattle? Any ideas would be appreciated, just tired of the same old things. I love NYC and LA and DC, just looking for something new. Thanks.
Here's another great author, with many novels in the Washington, DC area ... George Pelecanos! Besides being an excellent crime writer, he is an excellent fiction writer with a lot of style.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:59 PM
 
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John Lutz has written quite a few mysteries set in St Louis. My favorite is Night Lines.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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I wish I knew of an interesting mystery/crime novel or series set in Atlanta.

'Cozy Mystery'--I have read these, a few--wouldn't recommend them. 'Fluffy'--interest level 4th/5th grade, jmo.
Kathy Hogan Trocheck

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I haven't read these but might.

Iris Johansen
http://jsydneyjones.wordpress.com/20...or-eve-duncan/

Perhaps she will write something one day about the Botanical Gardens at Piedmont Park. There is potential for a good mystery in this area, jmo.

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'The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene'
this one should be good --Terry Kay/To Dance with the White Dog.
http://www.terrykay.com/Excerpt_of_Arron_Greene.html

He describes commuting on MARTA well. He should now write about commuting in the evening---lots of unsettling experiences.
'The morning crowd was there each day at the Decatur tram station, and at each stop on the ride into Atlanta--at East Lake, Candler Park, Inman Park, King Memorial--it invaded the train, pressing into the aisles, hovering over filled seats, their hands curled around ceiling handrails like somnolent birds. In the city, the tram emptied stop by stop and the morning crowd flowed out onto the sidewalks and divided itself into thin streams at crossing lights.'


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A few others---
http://typem4murder.blogspot.com/2011/05/tina.html

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Old 05-26-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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Jefferson Bass, comprised of Dr. Bill Bass, founder of The Body Farm and Jon Jefferson. Set in Knoxville and surrounding areas, with the Body Farm.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:57 AM
 
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Greg Iles. His are set in Mississippi/Louisiana.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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sigh--this sounds like one aspect of Atlanta--there are many other aspects.

I don't think I would enjoy this book, Arrival by Tom Ferguson.

Arrival: Crime Fiction set in Atlanta by Tom Ferguson | LikeTheDew.com
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:16 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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What about "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larsen?

The true crime story of a mass murderer during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. A wonderful look at Chicago and the world during this era and a griping crime story.
I second this--great book.
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