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Old 08-05-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Gillian Flynn - I just read Sharp Objects and am looking forward to reading her other books.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Haven't had a book grip me for awhile. The last ones were the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.
the millinium series; tgwtdt, tgwpwf, and tgwkthn: loved all of them. try killing floor by lee child. if you like it, there are more - jack reacher series. kf is the first of the series. i'm on #3 right now.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Gillian Flynn - I just read Sharp Objects and am looking forward to reading her other books.
Did you try Gone Girl?
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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if one has a nook or kindle, a series of books that i came upon recently by a blog suggestion that i found to be quite entertaining with plenty of action are the books are by L.T. Ryan. It's the various Jack Noble seasons and stand alone books (i've not read the Bourne books only seen the movies but would venture they may follow those lines) .
At least the first one should be low $$ if not free to give it a try. They reminded me of just sitting and watching a good action movie, before you know it you've hit the end, and are wanting to see more of that given character.

my .02 anyway
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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If you are into area specific sleuths you may enjoy JA Jance. She does a female sheriff in southeast AZ, Brady~ a female stick my nose in from Sedona ~ and a male homicide detective in Seattle, Washington.
I love Jance's books; have finished all the Ali Reynolds series, part of the Joanna Brady series and am now about half way through J.P. Beaumont. Great escape novels and very well written.

I've also read all of Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta series and Catherine Coulter's FBI series; they're both very good authors.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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the first deadly sin, lawrence sanders, 1973. several books in the series. he also wrote the anderson tapes. the 1980 movie is also excellent with frank sinatra perfectly cast as edward X. delaney.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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Haven't had a book grip me for awhile. The last ones were the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.
If you liked Lisbeth Salander's kick-butt surliness, then Vanessa Michael Munroe in The Informationist by Taylor Stevens should appeal. It came out in 2011, with sequels in 2012 (The Innocent) and 2013 (Doll).
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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Mary Higgins Clark writes stand-alone mystery/thrillers. I have to admit, though, that I like her EARLY books much more than her later ones (haven't read her in several years now) ... in many of the later ones I could tell who the villain was basically as soon as he was introduced. That was disappointing as I LIKE to be surprised. In her later books her heroines always seemed too perfect as well (IMHO).
I was talking to a coworker last week who asked if I liked Mary Higgins Clark's books and I told her not really. She looked shocked and said she had never met anyone who didn't love her books. I replied pretty much what you said in your post and that I thought her heroines were just too wonderful, beautiful, etc. Another post reminded me of Sue Grafton's books that I really like because the main character isn't rich, married and gorgeous!
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:47 AM
 
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Any of the Agent Pendergast books, but the best 2, imo, are:The Cabinet of CuriositiesStill Life with CrowsBy Preston & Child.Still Life with Crows (Pendergast, Book 4): Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child: 9780446612760: Amazon.com: Books people think it's best to read the Pendergast books in order. I haven't found that to be true. The first one I read was Still Life and OMG, OMG, OMG, was I ever hooked.I'm not gonna worry about the sucky formatting since the board is massively screwed up. I'm not even gonna apologize. lol
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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True crime: Bitter Blood by Jerry BledsoeRead this thick tome in 2 days....literally hard to put down
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