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Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by jennifer1975, Feb 22, 2007.
I want fictional crime. Any suggestions?
Hmm... how about The Alienist by Caleb Carr? Or maybe The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl?
The only good crime book I've ever read was In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke. I've tried to read Cornwell but couldn't get through more than a couple of chapters. Ditto Grisham, although he's more law, right?
"cell" is a good one
My favourite crime books are (and I've read a lot of them)
James Siegel - Derailed.
Nicci French - Beneath the Skin
Michael Connolly - The Poet
Harlan Coben - Darkest fear
Hope you try some of these out!! You'll love them
I second Harlen Coben, but I think "Gone for Good" is his best.
I also really like the Easy Rawlins books, by Walter Mosely. Good stuff.
Anything by James Lee Burke is worth reading. I would read the Dave Robicheaux series first.
Thanks for the Mosely recommendation. I will add this to my list.
John Connolly is quite good. He is a little violent for most people but it's good. James Lee Burke is about as good as you get.
I've heard that Kathy Reichs books are good; if you are a fan of the show "Bones" you might want to read them. I'm currently reading her first one.
For crime novels, I recommend anything by Harlan Coben, Stephen Booth, Peter Robinson or Tess Gerritsen. Booth & Robinson are English police novelists. Gerritsen's are medical thrillers. Also, Tony Hillerman's novel are good. They are about Navaho police in the American west.
It's not fictional, to be fair, but I hear you can't go too wrong with James Ellroy.
Picked up Devil In Blue Dress and am now on the Mosely bandwagon. I would definatley recommend this. Thanks Imhere4beer
Hitcher- that is excellent news; I'm so happy you liked it!! I think Devil in a Blue Dress is one of the best in the series, so you started off with a good one.
I'm about 70 pages into A Red Death now. Any other authors you want to recommend I'm willing to listen.
I'm gonna watch Devil In A Blue Dress this weekend. See how it compares
I thought that 'Live bait' by PJ Tracy was EXCELLENT!
Try anything by Robert B. Parker.
I really enjoy Lawrence Block's "Hit Man" series. Keller is a fascinating character. The stories are criminal in nature, rather devious and amoral, but oddly amusing.
Out of the genre, but very good, is TC Boyle's new novel "Talk Talk". It's about identity theft and vigilantism. Excellent character development. It reads like a thriller, total page-turner for me.
Do you think you might be interested in Patricia Cornwell?
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