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Old 01-26-2019, 07:27 PM
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Greg Iles is excellent. Fast-paced and well-written. Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin Ten. Apologize if already mentioned. ☺️
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:54 PM
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Tim Dorsey. His novels are set in Florida. He writes a lot like Carl Hiaasen, but it's best to read them in order. His protagonist is a serial killer. He makes killing an art form. But, the people he kills are rude and deserve it!

Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson is very different. A porn star (male) is drinking while driving. He crashes, spills whiskey on himself, the car catches fire, he is severely burned. After that it gets grisly and weird.

James Thompson wrote some good books starting with snow angel. He was an American that lived in Finland. Too bad he died. His books are violent, though, so not for everyone.

the Harry Hole murder mysteries by John Nesbo are good. They are set in Norway. There are quite a few Scandinavian authors that I like.

So many books, so little time.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by NYC refugee View Post
The one you want by Yrsa Sigurdardottir is I Remember You. It's a film and it was on Netflix.

Try In The Woods by Tana French. Complex, well-written, eerie and mysterious. Or Broken Harbor, same author, and neither part of a series.

And if you like the Scandinavians, try Lars Kepler or Arne Dahl. So much plot.
Actually, the Tana French books (not her most recent one though) ARE part of a series. They are all about a Dublin police force, but the characters from previous books drift in and out. NONE of the characters from In The Woods are in Broken Harbor, for example. But they are all tied to each other. I kind of love the way she has set it up. More realistic.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:16 PM
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I found by accident a series written by. Cora Harrison set in Ireland during reign of Henry VIII--in the west not ruled by English law but the ancient laws of Ireland which is based on a system of fines vs imprisonment or physical punishment.

Main character is Mara, a Brehon or judge--who also owns a school for training lawyers (they start as young as 5) and also serves as the detective investigating murders and other crimes or charges brought by citizens of the Burren--an area composed of three small "countries" akin to tribal areas...
The books usually involve one or two murders that she has to solve and provideu a look into what Irish society was like...have read 4 or 5 of them posted on Open Library as e-books.

The language style of the era is a little different which means the conversations and "interrogations" reflect the era...she lives in the community she is investigating which can be a benefit and a drawback... insights into how Irish society/rules differed from the English at the time since Ireland was not consumed so strongly by the Catholic Church and the historical Irish culture offered more opportunities to women--comparatively...

There are like 15 books in the series--
Amazon has some in Kindle format--but not all
Some in paperback or hardcover through different vendors
And I guess libraries might have some--
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:13 AM
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Yes, I also really enjoyed White as an author. I was sorry to see his Alan Gregory series come to an end.

Stephen White Q & A
Did you notice an oddity in his first Alan Gregory book, Privileged Information?

I noticed it was first published in 1991, yet the story refers to Hurricane Frances in FL which occurred in 2004. The paperback edition I got from the library was published in 2004. Did someone switch from a 1991 hurricane name to Frances just to make the paperback seem new?
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:00 PM
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If you prefer British series Ian Rankin books are pretty good (they happen in Scotland). Also there is a lot of buzz about Lars Kepler - but some people like it and some don't. If you are into Scandinavian crime, you can check it out.

If you want free short fiction, there are tons of places on Internet to read stuff. Mystery Tribune ([url]https://www.mysterytribune.com[/url]) is one but there are also others.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:18 PM
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Mystery falls into the genre of fiction where the stories are usually involving mysterious death or other paranormal events. In my experience DEADLY STILLWATER is one of the amazing creation of a compelling crime thriller. This book combines mystery and suspense and create a whole new plot of a crime thrilling experience. This book is based on the story of Detective Mac McRyan and his fellow St. Paul Police Chiefs and their effort to solve a double kidnapping. The story and the characters are really interesting and you will find the suspense increasing as you progress through the book. You will find yourself experiencing the effort of the detectives race against time to solve the mysteries of this crime.
That sounds more like a jacket blurb than a critical review
It is not “an amazing creation of a compelling crime thriller”
It is a good first effort—readable and interesting because it has some local color but the writing shows the author is a newbie...
Later books in the series vary as to their quality and skill...
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:19 PM
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Ian Rankin has a new Rebus novel out
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:14 AM
Location: north central Ohio
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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).
'A Cry In The Night' by her was awesome and should be read by every college age female to teach the hazards of "marry in haste,repent in leisure"!

Some of my FAVS besides the above~

Superstition by David Ambrose


The House Next Door by Richie Tankersley Cusick


The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James


The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb


These Haunts are Made for Walking(Haunted Tour Guide Mystery, #1)by Rose Pressey


Deadly Brew(Dewberry Farm Mysteries, #3)by Karen MacInerney


Buried Secrets(Cavanaugh House #2)by Elizabeth Meyette


The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier


Lock the Cellar Door(Gen Delacourt Mystery #6)by Molly Greene


Ruined(Ruined #1)by Paula Morris


Unbroken(Ruined, #2)by Paula Morris


Ghostly Paws(Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1)by Leighann Dobbs


A Spirited Tail(Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #2)by Leighann Dobbs


and two that I just added to my TBR mountain~

If You're Gone by Brittany Goodwin


Without a Trace(Rock Harbor #1)by Colleen Coble


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Old 09-18-2019, 04:08 AM
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Try In The Woods by Tana French. Complex, well-written, eerie and mysterious. Or Broken Harbor, same author, and neither part of a series...
In the Woods is Dublin Murder Squad Series #1, and Broken Harbor is #4.
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