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Initial post: May 28, 2012 9:36:50 PM PDT
Cphe says:
Hello everyone,
I'm looking for thrillers that are a bit unusual, quirky for want of a better word, something a little different.

Years ago I read AJ Quinnell - In The Name Of The Father. It is a book that has always stuck with me. I thought it was "different"and yet it was a true thriller.

Do you have any suggestions that I could read? I'm looking for something that isn't run of the mill

Posted on May 29, 2012 7:46:45 AM PDT
S. Felix says:
For something a little different you might check out Andrew Vachss. He does a series about a PI named Burke.

Posted on May 29, 2012 8:57:37 AM PDT
Cphe,

Although more a detective story than thriller, one of the best books I've recently read was:

Where the Devil Can't Go - Anya Lipska
A lot of it is about the Polish emigrant community in London, also going back to what happened in Poland when the Soviet influence was crumbling. Really well written. I know it's a cliche but I keep checking back to see if the author has anything new out...

Also, check out Gordon Ferris - he has a couple of series, set in Scotland post-WWII, very noir/gangsterish.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 3:08:14 PM PDT
Cphe says:
Thanks Mitford - I've got Gordon Ferris in my TBR pile
Anya L's book looks good so I have downloaded that.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 3:13:35 PM PDT
Cphe says:
Thanks for your rec S Felix - I will put Flood on my TBR pile.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 12:07:49 PM PDT
ELY says:
Yes! "The Assassini" by Thomas Gifford. A masterpiece, different, exciting, and you will never forget it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 5:54:37 PM PDT
I pretty much read all of his books as well as the one's he wrote as Thomas Maxwell.

Posted on May 30, 2012 6:55:36 PM PDT
Cphe says:
Hi Angela
Why do authors write under different names do you suppose, especially as they are already established as an author - why bother starting up again?

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 11:20:05 AM PDT
Apparently there are/were some rules on how many books in a certain genre an other was allowed to publish? Not certain how that all is explained, someone with more knowledge about the industry once posted it on of of the fora.

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Cphe says:
It would cost me more than the 19.95 in postage costs

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 5:47:09 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 8:25:20 PM PDT
peachbird76 says:
Well it would be hard for you not to like it considering you wrote it, wouldn't it?
Promote it on the correct forum, not on this one.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 11:46:58 AM PDT
gûlgalthâ says:
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oowho says:
Tacky, tacky, Ryan, Mr. Self-touting author!

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 6:36:13 AM PDT
Anya Lipska's book looks great and is priced at only $1.50. I've purchased it and look forward to reading it. I appreciate the recommendation.
Where the Devil Can't Go (Kiszka and Kershaw Book 1)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 3:16:47 PM PDT
Cphe says:
@James - You are, IMO in for an excellent read with the Anna Lipska book.

I very much enjoyed it

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 4:13:57 PM PDT
I read voraciously: If you only read one more book, make it The Last Jihad by Joel Rosenberg. Jihad is the first of a five book series that still gives me "chicken skin." Good reading.

Posted on Jun 17, 2012 1:11:30 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 2:29:12 PM PDT
Iola says:
With a strikingly repulsive cover.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 3:32:58 PM PST
SantaFlash says:
I really liked What Hides Within by Parents. It was a fairly face paced read and entertaining. What Hides Within

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 5:57:04 AM PST
scott says:
Well I am reading a book called "Sister:A Novel" by Rosamund Lupton. It is different and it is a page turner. You should check it out

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 2:55:15 PM PST
Cphe says:
I read
Peeler and I think it has been the best thriller/mystery I've read in a long time.

It had a lot going for it.

Excellent main character who had been in WW1 - and hadn't come away unscathed.
The time period was War of Independence in Ireland (around 1920's)
It wasn't readily apparent who the villians actually were.
No modern forensics to aid the police.
Wonderful sense of time and place.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 3:00:06 PM PST
Cphe says:
Another that was also excellent was

Slaughter's Hound (Harry Rigby Mystery) - i felt it was thriller/mystery.

Convoluted and very twisty plot.
Characters were not people that you would want as your next door neighbours.
The main character was also unlikeable, but was probably the best of the bunch and kind of grew on you after a while.

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