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Old 04-03-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Saint Maur des Fosses - France
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Carl Hiaasen set his novels in Florida. It's called "environmental thrillers".

It's about corrupt politicians, dumb blondes, apathetic retirees, intellectually challenged tourists, hard-luck redneck cooters ...(wikipedia source )

And by the way, it's very funny but humour is subjective. My wife doesn't like this one
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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I got a Kindle for Christmas and my reading lately is what I can get for free from Amazon :-)

Some mystery writers I've come across so far not set in your list of usuals are:

Aaron Standler - stories take place in Michigan lake area

R. J. Jagger - stories take place in Colorado

Lillana Hart - romance and mystery mix - small town Georgia
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Saint Maur des Fosses - France
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Aaron Standler - stories take place in Michigan lake area
Your post make me think of Tom Kakonis - Michigna Roll. I read this book a long time ago and still remember it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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I checked that out, doesn't look like it's on Kindle, but it sounds interesting - I read your other recommendation, Leonard back in the 90s, and recall some of them being entertaining then.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Sunshine State
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Greg Iles sets most (all?) of his books in Mississippi and is a good read.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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Martha Grimes - her inspector Richard Jury series (all of the books are named after an English pub:
  1. Man With a Load of Mischief (1981)
  2. The Old Fox Deceiv'd (1982)
  3. The Anodyne Necklace (1983)
  4. The Dirty Duck (1984)
  5. Jerusalem Inn (1984)
  6. Help the Poor Struggler (1985)
  7. The Deer Leap (1985)
  8. I Am the Only Running Footman (1986)
  9. The Five Bells and Bladebone (1987)
  10. The Old Silent (1989)
  11. The Old Contemptibles (1991)
  12. The Horse You Came in On (1993)
  13. Rainbow's End (1995)
  14. The Case Has Altered (1997)
  15. The Stargazey (1998)
  16. The Lamorna Wink (1999)
  17. The Blue Last (2001)
  18. The Grave Maurice (2002)
  19. The Winds of Change (2004)
  20. The Old Wine Shades (2006)
Margaret Maron's Judge Deborah Knott series (North Carolina).Dorothy Simpson's Inspector Luke Thanet (kind of hard to find - an oldie but goodie)
The Night She Died (1981)
Six Feet Under (1982)
Puppet for a Corpse (1983)
Close Her Eyes (1984)
Last Seen Alive (1985)
Dead on Arrival (1986)
Element of Doubt (1987)
Suspicious Death (1988)
Dead by Morning (1989)
Doomed to Die (1991)
Wake the Dead (1992)
No Laughing Matter (1993)
A Day for Dying (1995)
Once Too Often (1998)
Dead and Gone (2000)


Leslie Meier's Lucy Stone Mysteries (Cape Cod, Maine)
  1. Mail Order Murder '91 aka Mistletoe Murder
  2. Tippy Toe Murder '94
  3. Trick or Treat Murder '96
  4. Back to School Murder '97
  5. Valentine Murder '00
  6. The Turkey Day Murder '00
  7. Christmas Cookie Murder '99
  8. The Wedding Day Murder '01
  9. Birthday Party Murder '02
  10. Father’s Day Murder ‘03
  11. Star Spangled Murder ‘04
  12. New Year’s Eve Murder ‘05
  13. Bake Sale Murder '06
  14. St. Patrick's Day Murder '07
  15. Mother's Day Murder '09
  16. Wicked Witch Murder '10
  17. English Tea Murder '11
  18. Chocolate Covered Murder
I enjoy the Martha Grimes Richard Jury mysteries. My mom got me started on her.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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Henning Mankell is a Swedish write & his crime books are set in Sweden. I am currently plowing though the Kurt Wallender series. Great deal, free on Kindle unlimited. I am enjoying them.
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:10 PM
 
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Look up the Akashic Noir series. They have a book set just about everywhere.
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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DH and I are reading all the Hillerman mysteries which are set in New Mexico and involve Navajos and other Indian tribes. Tony Hillerman wrote the original mysteries in the 1980s and 1990s. His daughter is carrying the series along. But Tony's books just get better as the series progresses. The first is The Blessing Way.

I am a fan of The Dublin Murder series, written by Tana French. I love Tana French's writing, which is really, really good. Her first book, In the Woods is one of the best. Her books are set in Dublin, Ireland. You begin reading and you are immersed. They are longer than many genre mysteries, but they are involving.

I think that her later books are repetitive, IMO. I am hoping that her next book breaks out of her familiar themes. The first three or four of these are really, really good. I wholeheartedly recommend them.
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton Series is set in England.
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