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Old 09-02-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Ann Rule.

She writes about true crime stories/cases. Some are really interesting and I had never heard of some of these cases before until I read about them. I love how she writes about some of these cases.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Stieg Larsson

I love his Millennium series
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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My favorite author? Depends on the day.

But, a few that come to mind besides some already mentioned (if someone has mentioned these and I missed it, sorry)--

James Lee Burke--Mystery/crime novels set in the bayous of Louisiana or western Montana. Very good books, can be a bit dark.
Tony Hillerman (RIP)--mostly crime novels set on the Navajo Rez in NM/AZ with main characters being members of Navajo Tribal Police. Loved them all.
Patrick McManus--mostly known as a outdoors/hunting/sporting short story comedy writier. Absolutely hilarious. Has also written a couple of recent mysteries with humorous undertones. Most stories set in Pacific Northwest.
Carl Hiaason--mystery writer, again humorous, stories that I've read are set in Florida.
W.E.B. Griffen--military/police novels
Joesph Wambaugh--good writer of mostly police/crime books with a bunch that have been made into movies.
Alexie Sherman--Native American writer...variety of types of books, all I've read from that perspective.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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okay found another one I like too . im going to add him to the bunch , his name is chris bohjalian .his books are titled 'Past the bleachers , Before you know kindness , the law of similars , skeletons at the feast , the buffalo soldier, the double bind , I know he has others but just cant remember all of them right now. I hope to get his new one soon . also see picoult has a new one out too called house rules , cant wait to get my hands on a copy .
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I like a lot of different authors. Many have been named here. I like Tom Clancy--but I find it interesting that he will come up with a story concept and let other authors write the actual books. This is the case for his Net Force and Op-Center series (there's one other, but I can't think of it now). Steve Piecznik writes many of the Op-Center books, and is a good author in his own right.

James Lee Burke and his books about Dave Robichaux. Stephen Hunter writes about a sniper, Bob Lee Swagger, in Point of Impact, and I've read other stories that seemed to be prequels to that book, as they talked more about the story of that character's father. You might like Sara Paretsky.

One author I need to look up and find more of is Patrick Robinson, a British author who frequently writes about the U.S. Navy. He also had British Navy characters, but the predominant characters seem to be Americans. In the first book I read, a U.S. carrier is torpedoed and sunk.

Robert Ludlum was the man behind the Bourne Conspiracy :-), he's had books out long before Matt Damon turned them into movies. Ken Follett is another along the same line.

I'm trying to think about the author that writes books about a IRA member who wound up working for the British government. Seems to me that the author's name started with a B or C. (Considering where in the library I went to pick up the books). Greg Rucka had some good books out--and that's even discussing the ones NOT talking about Batman, or other heroes of the DC multiverse.

I also like David Morrell, who wrote a book very similar to Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code...which I read before I heard of The Da Vinci Code. There's another author whose name, again, I cannot recall who writes about an art forger who winds up working as a spy for the Vatican. Not to be confused with Lawrence Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr, a small time cat burglar. I also find Block's character "John Keller", from the Hit Man series interesting. Dry, sarcastic wit.

I'm sorry this is so long, I guess I went overboard.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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At the present time, my favorite is Diana Gabaldon. I found her Outlander series wonderful.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:30 AM
 
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Jane Austen
Charlotte Bronte
Fyodor Dostoevsky
George Eliot
Harper Lee
Sinclair Lewis
Somerset Maugham
James Michener
Richard Russo
Betty Smith
William Makepeace Thackeray
Henry David Thoreau
Leo Tolstoy
Mark Twain
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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I like most of the classical authors with some emphasis on the Victorians and 19th century Russians. For modern fiction, I am very fond of Richard Russo, Penelope Liveley, Jane Gardam and, not so high brow, but a fun read-- Alexander McCall, in particular the Botswana series. I also love Faulkner and I think he must be considered classic, although he hasn't been gone so very long. And Peter Mathiessen's "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" was one of the very best books I ever read. I'm now reading his "Shadow Country" and expecting it to be more than very good.
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