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Looking for Comparable Authors

Discussion in 'General mystery discussion' started by Harry, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Harry

    Harry New Member

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    Having read and enjoyed books by Michael Connelly and Thomas Perry, I am looking for other authors in the same genre, quality, etc.
     
  2. brk_3

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    I just got in to reading Michael Connelly last year and really have enjoyed what I have read so far. Haven't read any Thomas Perry.

    One of my favorite authors is Greg Iles I have read just about all his books. The Penn Cage series is really good (a new one is due out this year)
    David Baldacci is't bad either
    Of course there is James Patterson's Alex Cross series, Michael Bennett series, and Womens Murder club series.

    good luck
     
  3. Tai_Mai_Shu

    Tai_Mai_Shu New Member

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    Currently Reading:
    The Drop by Michael Connelly
    Connelly is a genius and I haven't found anybody near as good as him.

    You can try David Baldacci, Robert Crais, and I started reading Lee Child and have been impressed so far. Tess Gerristen is another good one.
     
  4. brk_3

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    I need to try some Lee Child books. Someone suggested that author to me some time ago.
    Is there any particular book I should start with?
     
  5. Tai_Mai_Shu

    Tai_Mai_Shu New Member

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    Currently Reading:
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    I would start from the beginning but I'm told you don't have to read them in order. I finished Killing Field recently and I enjoyed that one a lot. I got 30 pages left in Die Trying while it's good it wasn't as good as the first one. I'm a newbie to Lee Child so I don't have much to offer except those two.
     
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    I like Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.

    Gardner is a little graphic at times, but the plot is usually riveting.

    (first post :D)
     
  7. anthonydavid

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    Currently Reading:
    Tripwire by Lee Child
    Lee Child

    I really liked Killing Floor. As a second, I'd have to say Worth Dying For and Gone Tomorrow really drew me in. I've read about eight of them and all are pretty solid. In Without Fail, he's trying to stop an assassination attempt on the vice president. A really cool discussion about past assassinations and two movies where an assassin attemted to pull the trigger- In the Line of Fire and The Day of the Jackal. If you're a thriller fan at all, those two are must see and it was cool to see how the characters compared and contrasted them in the book. Child always does a solid job.
     
  8. thecrimescene

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    I would definitely start at the beginning with the Jack Reacher series. They are fast and easy reads similar to James Patterson's style of writing. In addition I can recommend the Joe Pickett novels by CJ Box.
     
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    I mostly get into Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami and the like (metafiction stuff) so I can't tell you anything regarding novels that fit your requested genre.

    But once upon a time I was very much into Tom Clancy and the Jack Ryan series. Yes it is old but I remember them being quite good. Good luck!
     
  10. James1der

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    Have you tried the " Prey " series by John Sandford? Very much like the Lee child series. Excellent I must say.
     
  11. pontalba

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    Currently Reading:
    dithering...
    Lawrence Block
    James Ellroy
    Elmore Leonard
    Joseph Wambaugh

    All have series, all are excellent.
     

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