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Well written British mysteries, especially police procedurals


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Initial post: Mar 17, 2012 11:18:33 AM PDT
I am looking for well written British mysteries. I particularly like British police procedurals, such as P.D. James and Elizabeth George. Any suggestions?

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 2:35:29 AM PDT
Riley Steel says:
hi martha can i recommend our latest edition, One Good Shot by Ken ward a British writer. Its the first of his detective series

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GE8D9I

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 3:22:30 AM PDT
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Posted on Mar 19, 2012 5:04:51 AM PDT
Big man says:
I recently read The Future of The Past by Adam Williams, a first time writer. I liked it that much that I recommended the author to my agent. The Future of the Past

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 5:56:36 AM PDT
Will Pitt says:
Yes, if you like P.D. James you might like Mo Hayder... I mentioned this on another thread, but I recently read her thriller, "Skin." A gritty police procedural into a grim series of killings, it's set in southern England and features a female police diver, Flea Marley, who is personally implicated in the case. The dark atmosphere is relieved by the ongoing development of Flea's relationship with her colleague Jack Caffery. It's strong on the spirit of place, and Flea is a tough but likeable heroine, and the tight plot has room for some understated humor, too. There's a couple of unlikely details but they don't spoil a great read.
Skin

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 10:13:45 AM PDT
I love Mark Billingham's Tom Thorns series, as well as Deborah Crombie's Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. (They're very different; Billingham is a much darker character.) If you try Crombie, I'd suggest starting at the first of the series. Good idea with both, probably. Try a sample, they are both decent writers.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 10:17:35 AM PDT
I would recommend Peter Robinson's DCI Alan Banks series, Susan Hill's Simon Serailler, Ian Rankin's John Rebus, Stuart MacBride's Logan MacRae, and any of Denise Mina's Glasgow series. And if you're an Elizabeth George fan, maybe you already know Martha Grimes' Richard Jury series? Also second Mo Hayder - plus Minette Walters (she does stand-alones.)
And not to forget, Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford...

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 4:22:31 PM PDT
We like "Ghosts In Sunlight" by Gretta Curran Browne

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 1:46:23 PM PDT
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R. Jay,
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Posted on Mar 24, 2012 11:20:49 AM PDT
Donna McLean says:
Peter Lovesey. His Diamond series is an excellent procedural but my personal preference is the Sergeant Cribb series. These books are lighter and filled with Brit Wit!

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