The Best Under-rated British Authors

A Listmania! list by O E J
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Ritual
1.  Ritual by Mo Hayder
The list author says:
  "Number 1 on my Most Wanted list. At last, the third in the Jack Caffery series - odds-on it will be the best yet"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Raven Black (Shetland Quartet 1)
2.  Raven Black (Shetland Quartet 1) by Ann Cleeves
The list author says:
  "Cleeves won the first Duncan Lawrie Dagger... the richest crime writing award in the world"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (592 customer reviews)

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The Water Clock
3.  The Water Clock by Jim Kelly
The list author says:
  "A first rate policier that accurately captures the spooky atmosphere of the Fens. Read it and you'll always shiver when you pass Ely Cathedral..."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

The Graveyard Position
4.  The Graveyard Position by Robert Barnard
The list author says:
  "Once again, Robert Barnard has produced an eloquent and entertaining mystery, this is 'curl up on a wet weekend' reading - highly recommended!"
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Driftnet
5.  Driftnet by Lin Anderson
The list author says:
  "Rhona MacLeod soon recognises the likeness between herself and a dead boy and is horrified to think that he might be the son she gave up for adoption seventeen years before"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Two Way Split
6.  Two Way Split by Allan Guthrie
The list author says:
  "A rather dark story of violence, hatred and evil, it's a fascinating story that will keep you guessing as there is no telling in which direction Guthrie will take it next"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Billie Morgan
7.  Billie Morgan by Joolz Denby
The list author says:
  "A tensely-written, utterly compelling study of it's protagonist's tormented state of mind - one of those books that keep making you postpone your bedtime so you can try and finish it that night....."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Over the Edge (Detective Inspector Charlie Priest Mystery)
8.  Over the Edge (Detective Inspector Charlie Priest Mystery) by Stuart Pawson
The list author says:
  "A much underrated author, Pawson has created a lovable character in Charlie Priest, who lives an exciting life, whilst maintaining a very normal personality"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Mr Clarinet
9.  Mr Clarinet by Nick Stone
The list author says:
  "'If there's one thing you must do in 2006, curl up and read Mr Clarinet by Nick Stone.'   (Daily Express)"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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The Chemistry Of Death
10.  The Chemistry Of Death by Simon Beckett
The list author says:
  "‘Fresh and original...perfectly captures the claustrophobic horror of a rural community in crisis...absolutely compelling – and so deliciously scary.’ (Mo Hayder)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

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Logan McRae (2) - Dying Light
11.  Logan McRae (2) - Dying Light by Stuart MacBride
The list author says:
  "A first rate novel that i found impossible to put down. Easily as good as his first novel. A loveable detective, a first class story and a nice clean ending. What more can you ask for?"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (275 customer reviews)

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Looking Good Dead
12.  Looking Good Dead by Peter James
The list author says:
  "'A page-turner from start to finish, this is a book you will start and not put down until the end.'"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (563 customer reviews)

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Darkness and Light: (Frank Elder)
13.  Darkness and Light: (Frank Elder) by John Harvey
The list author says:
  "I am a HUGE fan of John Harvey and as far as I'm concerned, he just gets better and better. However, this one has excelled all my expectations. The plot, the dialogue and the atmosphere are superb"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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The Dead Place
14.  The Dead Place by Stephen Booth
The list author says:
  "This is a worthy addition to Booth's Cooper & Fry series, set in the Peak District. The plot, as usual, is very dark, and Booth's vivid descriptions of the geography of the story are outstanding"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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The Templar Legacy: Cotton Malone 1
15.  The Templar Legacy: Cotton Malone 1 by Steve Berry
The list author says:
  "I had already read and enjoyed two of Steve Berry's thrillers but the Templar Legacy really outshines them. Steven Berry had become better and better with each of his novels"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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First Drop
16.  First Drop by Zoe Sharp
The list author says:
  "If you like your heroines local and REAL then look at the earlier books,if you're looking for something on a trans-atlantic stage, this is as good as it gets"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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