Favorite Mysteries

A Listmania! list by Tennis Bum (Saratoga, CA)
The list author says: "This is not a list of all the mysteries I've read and liked. Instead, it those that I can't get enough of."
The Deep Blue Good-by
1.  The Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald
The list author says:
  "The first of the series by one of the greatest authors of the mystery genre.  Do the series in order (there are 21 total)."
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The Zebra-Striped Hearse (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
2.  The Zebra-Striped Hearse (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Ross MacDonald
The list author says:
  "One of the best from one of the best.  I'm not sure any today writes as well as Ross MacDonald."
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Laguna Heat
3.  Laguna Heat by T. Jefferson Parker
The list author says:
  "Laguna Heat was a compelling read for me, and has gotten me to read everything by Parker.  Some of his books are less compelling (I wasn't smitten with "California Girl" but loved "Storm Chasers")."
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A Is for Alibi (A Kinsey Millhone Mystery)
4.  A Is for Alibi (A Kinsey Millhone Mystery) by Sue Grafton
The list author says:
  "It took awhile for me to fully warm up to Kinsey, but I now look forward to the new books.  The best are towards the beginning (E, F, G, H, I)"
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Certain Prey
5.  Certain Prey by John Sandford
The list author says:
  "These books aren't perfect (to my mind), but they are very compelling -- almost addictive.  One of my favorite police procedurals. "Certain Prey" isn't the first, but my favorite of the Prey series."
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Sanibel Flats (Doc Ford Novels)
6.  Sanibel Flats (Doc Ford Novels) by Randy Wayne White
The list author says:
  "The first Doc Ford book.  RWW packed it all into this first novel.  The second is more seductive.  The Third a little different."
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Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, No. 1)
7.  Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, No. 1) by Lee Child
The list author says:
  "Finally tried Child's Jack Reacher series.  Really enjoyed it.  I'm not working my way through the series.

They are violent, which I don't mind.  And I can see Child's appreciation of Alistair MacLean, who I like a great deal."
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