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Initial post: Feb 6, 2010 5:13:06 PM PST
T. Miller says:
Does anyone know how I can find authors who do not curse using the Lord's name? I love to read but am to the point where I would rather just stop reading suspense/murder mysteries if I am going to have to read that word(s). I would love to find another author like Mary Higgins Clark.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 12:40:59 PM PST
You might enjoy Anne George--southern mysteries, proper ladies (mostly) a little on the lighter side humorwise. I think Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series would also be a good one to check out. Let's see. I can't swear (pun intended?) to it, but I think Victoria Lanier didn't use curse words. They are wonderful mysteries and probably closer to the style of Mary Higgins Clark. What about Tony Hillerman? Have you read his mysteries?

Good luck!

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Posted on May 28, 2010 9:49:49 PM PDT
Two of my very favorite authors are Mary Higgins Clark and Sue Grafton. And I don't believe Kinsey Millhone, Sue's main character, swears much. It's pretty clean. My sister got me hooked on Sue Grafton's mystery books. The characters are like old friends to me.


Posted on May 30, 2010 11:48:47 AM PDT
Darren says:
Have you tried her daughter Carol Higgins Clark's work? I think there's currently 12 books in her Regan Reilly Mystery series.

Posted on May 30, 2010 2:05:05 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 7, 2010 11:36:25 AM PDT
Try Patricia MacDonald and Wendy Corsi Staub.

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 9:18:37 PM PDT
B. Davis says:
I like the Michael McGarrity books. Good mysteries and good stories.

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 5:18:58 PM PDT
Right on....My newest "clean"thriller, The Remains, is now available from Stone House for $2.99 on Kindle and every other E-Book format....Paper in the fall!!!

The Remains

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 8:49:29 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 15, 2010 10:10:23 AM PDT
Sheila says:
I now have two 'clean' novels available.

Hot Tea (The Tea Series) and Sweet Tea (The Tea Series).

I hope that you will take a few minutes to read the samples, and that you enjoy what you read.



Posted on Sep 19, 2010 2:49:58 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 16, 2010 7:44:02 PM PDT
Anonymous says:

I'd like to suggest my suspense novel Taken. Mary Higgins Clark was one of the first suspense author's I read and agreed she is/was the queen of suspense.

Taken-trade paperback-$11.95

Posted on Nov 17, 2010 9:13:50 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 24, 2010 5:20:38 PM PST
I recently read Victorine Lieske's - Not What She Seems - a romantic suspense that could easily qualify for a traditional mystery. Currently 99 cents on Amazon Kindle, and I truly believe you'll love it.

Posted on Dec 2, 2010 7:15:58 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2011 7:48:38 AM PST
Hi T. Miller,
Take a look at "Fighting the Devil". The author does not curse using the Lord's name...rather she glorifies the
Lord for all that was done to help her and her family in the fight against the devil.
The book is about the arsenic murder of a Texas millionaire. The author became a sleuth to help solve the murder of her millionaire ex-husband. She was the mother of his only children. It's a really good book and a true story. The website for the book is:
Truly yours,
Fighting the Devil: A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 9:07:36 AM PDT
Mark Porter says:
I'm not, sorry.

Just being honest.

Perhaps try Victoria Lanier. She springs to mind.

Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2011 9:06:53 AM PDT
Take a look at Artifacts of Death. It's interesting and wholesome. See website:

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2011 2:06:51 PM PDT
Try "Artifacts of Death" by new author Rich Curtin. Just a good old murder mystery, no cursing, no sex, just good clean murder. A great read.

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2011 1:55:15 PM PDT
Gwen Bohlen says:
Thanks, I will check it out. Wenlen
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2011 10:59:27 AM PDT
Gwen Bohlen says:
G. Bohlen says: Recently I took a break from writing and have finished these books: Murder in Half Moon Bay by Nancy j. Thames, Juillian Bradley; Death Before Breakfast by Gwyneth Bledsoe; Murder on the Rocks by Karen Macinerney; The stranger Beside You, author Wm. Casey. May I add my own books to the list. Detective Wallon, Gold Mine in Wales Vandalized.

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 3:05:00 PM PDT
In my novels, A Murder In Zurich as well as Abduction and Revenge, there is very little swearing and the very little sex involved, is mostly implied.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 4:29:09 PM PDT
i feel the same way. read all of mary higgins clark now i need a new clean author.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 10:27:50 AM PDT
Gwen Bohlen says:
Gold Mine in Wales, Vandalized and Welsh Knights Relic, by Gwen Bohlen, third book to complete trilogy on the way.
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