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Old 01-24-2013, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Inside a Lake Effect Snow Storm
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Hi, I have now read all of Lee Child's books. Are there any titles similiar in writing style or characters that are as interesting as his books? I am trying to avoid terrorism and intense gore wherever possible. Thank you kindly.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I like his books too.

Michael Connelly, have you read his works? He is my favorite in this genre of books.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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Harlan Coben and James Lee Burke are interesting. I am currently reading Karin Slaughter's (some name, huh?) Grant County series.

If you find any other terrific Authors please share the wealth!
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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Nelson DeMille, especially the John Corey series
Robert Crais, all of them lol
William Lashner, legal thrillers like Grisham
Stephen White, if you like Jonathan Kellerman
John Sandford, the Prey series is excellent
Walter Moseley, Easy Rawlins series
Lawrence Block, the Bernie Rhodenbarr and Matt Scudder are my favorites

Authors my husband likes, that I will try at some time in the future:
Ian Rankin
Carl Hiaasen
Tim Dorsey, my husband is a big fan, they're over-the-top and very funny

Totally agree about Michael Connelly, he's the best. Have fun!
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Connelly is very good, but going by what the OP said about their tastes, I'd put him in third place, behind Burke and Crais (and it would be very hard to choose the best of my top two).

Burke has a gift for description, and insights into personality that put him up there with the real heavy hitters (Steinbeck, etc), from time to time, especially the last two Hackberry Holland books. But he tends to over-brutalize the downside of some settings and characters. Crais probably comes closer with regard to creating the "principled maverick" protagonist.

Ace Atkins also comes to mind; like James Ellroy, plenty of noir insights set back in the Fifties, and an interesting side trip into the world of the popular music and other culture of the time and place (another Burke strong point).

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Carl Hiaasen is one of the funniest writers ever. I have read all his books. The ones with a mystery/who-done-it theme are a pleasure to read...

Same for DeMille. I have read all his too.



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Nelson DeMille, especially the John Corey series
Robert Crais, all of them lol
William Lashner, legal thrillers like Grisham
Stephen White, if you like Jonathan Kellerman
John Sandford, the Prey series is excellent
Walter Moseley, Easy Rawlins series
Lawrence Block, the Bernie Rhodenbarr and Matt Scudder are my favorites

Authors my husband likes, that I will try at some time in the future:
Ian Rankin
Carl Hiaasen
Tim Dorsey, my husband is a big fan, they're over-the-top and very funny

Totally agree about Michael Connelly, he's the best. Have fun!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Try F. Paul Wilson's THE TOMB. The main characters is a bit like Jack Reacher, if Reacher fought monsters.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:30 PM
 
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Wow, I tremendously appreciate the suggestions and the details! I have not read any of the authors. This is fabulous info and I will refer to this thread while shopping the bookstore & library.

The lengthy selection from you all should keep me out of trouble for a good long time!
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Sunny, I thought you might enjoy this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/bo...=leechild&_r=0
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Land of Enchantment
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Life is good. I got the new Robert Crais (Suspect) in the mail today. Care to guess what I'll be doing for the next day?
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