I've been rereading some of the ones I bought first, years ago, and have enjoyed them again, which I didn't expect at all; this includes Jacob Winter and Virgil Flowers, not just Davenport novels. But I'm running out of these, and wonder if anyone has suggestions about other authors they liked as much. Child comes close at times, when he makes an effort, he's my only suggestion for others in the same situation as I am. TIA
I am an Audible.Com fan of John Sandford's detectives, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Powers, tough guys with integrity and great thinking skills. I think that you may enjoy James Lee Burke's series with Detective Dave Robicheaux, also a man of worth, in and around New Orleans.
John Lutz has an excellent big city detective series. Kirk Mitchell's Native American agents for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the FBI, investigate crime in and around the reservations all over the United States.
Like John Sandford, James Lee Burke, John Lutz, and Kirk Mitchell make you yearn for more.
Two of my favorites are Nelson Demille (although he doesn't write much any more, his Charm School started me reading a couple decades ago) and a friend got me into Greg Iles books last year and I couldn't stop til I read them all.
I'm always looking for new authors - have a few to suggest - Richard North Patterson, I feel like J. Patterson got v formulaic & now just sells his name, but RNP, I'd overlooked & really liked. Another stab in the dark that turned out well was Gregg Hurwitz (yeah, I know, who?) Jeffery Deaver, if you haven't read him is just excellent. That was a good idea to ask!
Robert Parker and Michael Connelly are the only equals of Sandford in my estimate. The writing of these three men is elegant, the characters become your best friends, your idols, men with flaws, but heroic, highly principled, charming, loveable. Although I consider Brits to be grandmasters of language... none compare with these three craftsmen. Dr. Light