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Initial post: Jan 2, 2008 2:27:49 PM PST
Read 4 Fun says:
My daughter and I have read all of the Susan Grafton and Patricia Cornwell books along with most of the Janet Evanovich series. Who is the next author we should turn to? I have read most of the Rita Mae Brown books also.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2008 1:29:23 PM PST
L. Preston says:
Try Laura Crum, female veterinarian protagonist.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2008 5:47:41 PM PST
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Ron P. Funk says:
My two favorite women authors are Brandilyn Collins and Patricia H. Rushford. Both excellent writers and their mysteries are exciting, but not too thrilling that you get scared out of your seats. You and your daughter should definitely check these two authors out if you haven't already.

Amanda

***Try reading these series first. I think they are the best of their books.

The Hidden Face series by Brandilyn Collins
An Angel Delaney Mystery series by Patricia H. Rushford

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2008 1:00:29 PM PST
Pat2772 says:
Read the books by Jeannine Kadow; they are very suspenseful and excellent!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009 1:23:56 PM PDT
Hands down, Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan series and also her stand alone novels. Margaret Maron and Carol O'Connnell series.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2009 1:21:18 PM PDT
F. Gary says:
If you like Janet Evanovich, try Christy Tillery French's Bodyguard series.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2009 10:13:08 AM PDT
KLM says:
Victoria Laurie's "Psychic Eye" series is really cute. For times that I want a more serious mystery, I've gotten into Jan Burke's "Irene Kelley" series as well as Faye Kellerman's "Decker/Lazarus" series.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2009 4:33:05 PM PDT
Word Lover says:
Would love you to consider The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, build on the infrastructure of a mystery but not a cloak-and-dagger tale. A little paranormal, a little chck lit, a lot of heart. Thanks! Sally Koslow

Posted on Aug 24, 2009 6:42:14 PM PDT
B. K. Probst says:
I've been reading the following authors: Susan Wittig Albert, Carolyn Haines 'BONES' series, Lisa Gardner, Carla Neggers, Kathy Reichs, Taylor Smith, Erika Spindler and Dana Stabenow, and many more! All great authors with fully fleshed out plots and characters.
Very good mysteries, most of them the type you can't lay down after starting one, so watch it too close to bedtime!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2009 4:42:20 PM PDT
M. O'Sh says:
Try the Nina Reilly series of novels, beginning with the latest, Show No Fear, which is a prequel to the series. She's a solo attorney working out of South Lake Tahoe in California--where every kind of crime that can happen does. Hope you enjoy.Show No Fear: A Nina Reilly Novel
Mary O (okay, I'm the co-author of the series. But I do believe you will like books by Perri O'Shaughnessy. They aren't standard mysteries but they contain those elements, and doesn't every woman reader love reading mystery-oriented novels with a female protagonist?)

Posted on Sep 7, 2009 7:21:23 AM PDT
I like the Perri O'Shaughnessy books, and also think you would enjoy them.

I also recommend Barbara Parker. You can try her stand alone novel The Perfect Fake or any of her series featuring her recurring characters Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana.

If you like mysteries with a slightly different cultural flair, you might enjoy the work of Carolina Garcia Aguilera, who wrote about a Cuban-American female P.I. in Miami, FL.

Do you like historical mysteries? If so, by all means try these two:
* The Silent series by Deanna Raybourn
* The St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris (this series is a bit darker than Raybourn's Silent series, but is excellent)

Happy reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2009 4:47:10 PM PDT
Laurie B says:
These are wonderful books. I love the series. When will a new one come out???
Laurie

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 8:34:59 AM PDT
Susan Slater says:
0 to 60
Even though my latest novel, 0 to 60 (July 2009), is Chick Lit, I'm really a mystery writer and would like to throw out a couple book titles--my own, of course--how's that for self-promotion? Try Flash Flood or Five O'clock Shadow. Or even the Ben Pecos (Indian) series. Honestly, they're not bad reads!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2009 6:22:41 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 14, 2009 1:03:42 PM PST
Virginia Lanier -- Wonderful mysteries; bloodhounds help find people, culprits and...whatever their tracking nose tracks!

Elizabeth Peters -- Lighter fare, but both her Vicky Bliss and Elizabeth Peters series are wonderful zany adventures.

Maria

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2009 10:50:21 AM PST
Karen Rose, Lisa Jackson, or Tami Hoag.. they are incredible authors.

And if you want a good male author to be introduced to, try my novels Home Wrecker or Betrayal. They are listed here on amazon.

Dwayne S. Joseph

Posted on Nov 26, 2009 9:30:13 AM PST
If you like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, see if you can find any of the Miss Silver books by Patricia Wentworth. There's also Ellis Peters, Elizabeth Peters, Rita Mae Brown, Dorothy Sayers and Charlotte MacLeod.
I need to find new authors too. Too many of my favorites are dead or retired.

Posted on Feb 4, 2010 8:04:59 PM PST
Denise B-K says:
I truly have enjoyed reading Anne Perry's two Victorian London mystery series with great descriptions of living conditions, apparel and mannerisms of different classes during this historical era. The first series features Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, a police inspector and his wife of higher class, whose background and skills are both required to solve crimes. Series published from 1979-2008. Be patient with writing of the first book, A Cater Street Hangman, as Perry's writing improves throughout her career with her latest book a finalist for 2008 Agatha Award for Best Novel. The other series showcases William Monk, an amnesiac police inspector, later a private detective published from 1990-2009. Monk meets and marries Hester, a trained nurse, who, like Charlotte, is an important partner in her husband's crime-solving. I really enjoy the feminism woven through Perry's novels through strong female characters, Charlotte and Hester and more.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 7:47:22 PM PST
J.E.C. says:
Here is a link for "Janet Evanovich readalikes":
http://www.webrary.org/rs/flbklists/Janet.html

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 1:10:02 PM PST
I asked a similar question a month ago. Here is my question: When you have read all the Donna Leons, Nevada Barrs, Laura Lippmans, and Jacqueline Winspears---what series do you start next?

Replies:
Karin Fossum, Tana French, Heather Terrell, Terri Blackstock and Dee Henderson, the Fremont Jones series-Day

Other good female writers outside of USA backdrop are Batya Gur a series in Israel,Elizabeth Ironside, some in India and other exotic locales,Kerry Greenwood with some great stories from Down Under, Suzanne Arruda with a post WWI Africa series, Louise Penny with an award winning series from Eastern Canada Yrsa Siguroardottir writing from Iceland.Lisa See

Patricia Moyes (CID Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy), or Charlaine Harris (Lily Bard or Aurora Teagarden series).
Mindy Starns Clark, Joanne Fluke, L. L. Chaikin, Claudia Mair Burney
Dana Stabenow,Sue Henry, Sarah Lovett

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 1:35:55 PM PST
I asked a similar question a month ago. Here is my question: When you have read all the Donna Leons, Nevada Barrs, Laura Lippmans, and Jacqueline Winspears---what series do you start next?

Replies:
Karin Fossum, Tana French, Heather Terrell, Terri Blackstock and Dee Henderson, the Fremont Jones series-Day

Other good female writers outside of USA backdrop are Batya Gur a series in Israel,Elizabeth Ironside, some in India and other exotic locales,Kerry Greenwood with some great stories from Down Under, Suzanne Arruda with a post WWI Africa series, Louise Penny with an award winning series from Eastern Canada Yrsa Siguroardottir writing from Iceland.Lisa See

Patricia Moyes (CID Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy), or Charlaine Harris (Lily Bard or Aurora Teagarden series).
Mindy Starns Clark, Joanne Fluke, L. L. Chaikin, Claudia Mair Burney
Dana Stabenow,Sue Henry, Sarah Lovett

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2010 3:25:04 PM PST
Susan Slater says:
Check out the Edgar winners over the last few years--some great new names!! Or check out Poisoned Pen Press--a great, mid-size all mystery publisher. They will be publishing my 2nd in the Dan Mahoney series, Rollover, after doing a terrific job with Flash Flood.
Susan Slater

Posted on Mar 10, 2010 9:32:51 AM PST
ebooklover says:
Lately I've really enjoyed Jan Burke's Irene Kelly (newspaper reporter sleuth) and Hank Phillippi Ryan's Charlotte McNally (TV reporter sleuth) - or you can try my own Del Jakes, $.99 for a limited time in the Kindle Store...

Leave Me Gasping (A Del Jakes Mystery)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2010 9:55:38 AM PDT
I love Elizabeth Peters and am always looking for mysteries with a touch of humor. Tamar Myers (both series), Charlotte McLoed (unfortunately deceased), Donna Andrews, etc. I also like mysteries where the animals are detectives, like Rita Mae Brown. Any suggestions?

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 1:52:11 PM PDT
Sheila says:
I appreciate the opportunity to introduce my novel - Hot Tea.

If you were within arm's reach of 30, had a few dollars in the bank, and were just a little bored, what would you do? Cara O'Flynn decided to quit her job, find herself an entrepreneurial endeavor, and with the help of her sister Teagan, become wildly successful. A little cliché perhaps, but sometimes it's best to take a breath and trust the plan.

The problem - Cara didn't plan for three careers in as many days, nor did she anticipate the new guys that dropped in her lap. Worse things could happen. So, of course, they did.

When you're Irish, all things, good and bad, come in threes. It's inevitable. She should have remembered not to forget that part.

Cara and Teagan bring laughter, intelligence, and family tradition to every experience they encounter. Hot Tea is the first novel in this series.

The next novel in the series will be published on Kindle within two weeks. The second in the series is - Sweet Tea.

Please take a few moments and read the available sample. Hot Tea

Thank you,

Sheila
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