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Initial post: Dec 12, 2012 3:48:20 AM PST
Ive read Michael Connely, Lee Childs (had to laugh at Tom Cruise being cast as Jack Reacher). Peter Robinson, Andrew Gross, Stephen Leather, Baldacci & MacBride. Just started on a new author to me Jane Casey anyone recommend other lady writers. JH

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 4:19:41 AM PST
Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb. I read all her books. SD

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 6:24:02 AM PST
Lisa Gardner.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 8:39:51 AM PST
mtgman says:
Tom Cruise could have been Mitt Rapp from the Vince Flynn books BUT Jack Reacher? a six foot five chiseled faced man's man?? why would they cast someone so different than the main character?

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 9:39:34 AM PST
Cant understand Lee Childs not kicking up about this

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 10:00:15 AM PST
Elizabeth George is very good!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 10:18:30 AM PST
Try John Sandford, up there with Connelly. I also couldn't believe Cruise was cast as Reacher. Cruise is 5 ft 2 ! Don D

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 10:54:00 AM PST
I urge everybody to read 'The terror of living' by Urban Waite. It is a superb read

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 11:10:00 AM PST
J. Benson says:
I agree, like Tom okay but lots of other guys would have been more suitable.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:11:41 AM PST
J. Benson says:
My favorite author is Janet Evanovich--love to laugh at her Stephanie Plum and other characters while getting to bottom of a mystery.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 12:50:02 PM PST
Sue says:
I can't wait till another Janet Evanovich books comes out. When you feel down and depressed, read one of Janet' books

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 3:54:36 PM PST
Any of the Dave Robicheau mysteries by James Lee Burke. Dave is a detective with a sense of time and place that is of a miraculous nature. His empathy often gets in the way of his ability to follow the rules. His path is troubled and torn with pain. This series advances the protagonist never letting him go stale on the readers.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 9:53:49 PM PST
Mike Big says:
I agree Tom Cruise is no Jack Reacher. I'm sure we will see the movie just to see how
he "measures" up.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 5:52:24 AM PST
Susan Hill, British, good stories, great hero. Tana French, Irish, love her. Louise Penny, be sure to start with Still Life and read them in order

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 7:10:38 AM PST
P. Ray says:
I like Marcia Mueller & J. A. Jance

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 8:37:19 AM PST
J. Benson says:
J. A. Jance is also one of my all time favorites but haven't noticed anything new from her lately. Her novels were the only ones that kept me awake in audio mode, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 8:44:49 AM PST
J. Benson says:
These authors are all new to me, but do like the British authors. M. C. Beaton is currently my favorite with her Hamish McBeth hero. Also enjoy Agatha Raisin as her female detective.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 8:54:07 AM PST
J. Benson says:
ROFLOL, no pun intended, of course. As to the movie, I'll pass and let you all tell me what you think.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 8:59:46 AM PST
Joann says:
Joan says

Louise Penny writes a great books or books. Her characters are fully developed and they are kind, gentle, humourous. Makes you feel you just want to go and live in Three Pines, the village in her stories.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 9:01:59 AM PST
Joann says:
Try Louise Penny but read them in order.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 2:41:22 PM PST
Solitaire says:
For Anglophiles with a sense of humor, Martha Grimes' Richard Jury series, in order if possible. Cozy during Holidays by the fireplace. For Californians familiar with Santa Barbara and surrounding areas, Sue Grafton - again, in order if at all possible. If you are actually from that area, go back a bit further to the atmospheric Margaret Millar novels, "So Like an Angel" and others set in the general area. Although these are not funny, they have a timeless beauty worthwhile. Of course, if you need to laugh - and who doesn't (?) the 'Stephanie Plum' novels by Janet Evanovich are belly-laugh funny. Just try to read one while travelling and everyone will want to talk to you - these appeal to men and women - are widely loved and very silly. If you're older, like me, and wish to immerse yourself in another world, find the 'Travis McGee' series by John D. MacDonald. Timeless, characters so real you ride shotgun, this series will never leave you. Embeding quietly deep in your heart, it sneaks up on you emotionally. What crime fiction does that? A unique gift from a beloved writer - take the journey.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 4:41:33 PM PST
Kathy R says:
Just discovered R.J. Ellory --" The Anniversary Man" at The Miami Int'l Book Fair. Lots of suspense.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 10:48:28 AM PST
gree says:
The Godfather by Puzo is the best, of course. Try The Butcher's Boy and Silence by Thomas Perry and Lucky by Jackie Collins.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 11:24:55 AM PST
gree says:
Have you read Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 4:24:27 PM PST
J. Benson says:
Some of these are too intense for me! They are classics but not what I want to read on a day to day basis when trying to wind down.
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