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Can you recommend me a new author please?

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Initial post: 20 Apr 2011 21:10:27 BDT
Hiya. I am in desperate need of a new author to try out as I stick to the same ones and have to wait for the new realeases. I would like something along the lines of Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Martina Cole. I like each new book to follow the same characters but a new story and love crime / mystery. I tend to lean more towards female authors as I seem to struggle with male authors for some strange reason.
Any recommendations would be great thanks :)
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Posted on 20 Apr 2011 21:16:57 BDT
Florence43 says:
Not as grisley - Kate Atkinson starting with case histories.

Not a female author but Robert Crais' Elvis Cole books.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 22:40:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Apr 2011 22:44:19 BDT
Edgar Self says:
Donna Leon with her Mozart epigraphs, mystery novels set in and around Venice where she lives, and Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 00:21:39 BDT
Dan Holloway says:
Vicky there's a fantastic thread somewhere (I think it may be on the thriller forum) over the last couple of days with a lot of fantastic recommendastions for thrillers by women writers.

In the absence of a decent memory at this time of night, from what you mention, check out
Tana French
Tami Hoag
Minette Walters
Val McDermid
Ruth Rendell

as a good starting point :)

The Company of Fellows

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 01:09:21 BDT
I have been reading Lee Child Jack Reacher series - very good and highly recommend

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 01:13:34 BDT
Vheissu says:
Fireball (Bright Young Things)

Fantastic writer. My favourite book due to great character building and ease of reading. It's a deep and complex book that is really enjoyable and gripping.

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 11:36:33 BDT
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Posted on 21 Apr 2011 11:44:24 BDT
June Hampson, Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane are similar to Martina Cole and all excellent writers. Peter James is a wonderful crime writer whose main character is Inspector Roy Grace and all novels are set in Brighton - an absolute must, try Dead Simple or any of the others with 'Dead' in the title, sorry I can't remember which came first.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2011 11:58:58 BDT
Florence43 says:
I don't think Lee Child would be your thing Vicky - he is ver masculine. I enjoy thrillers but found Lee Child a step too far, too much needless killing and violence.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2011 12:05:39 BDT
T. Lord says:
Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series is very enjoyable, best starting from the beginning!

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 14:46:43 BDT
J. Walker says:
Mandasue Heller, Jessie Keane,Kimberley Chambers will be perfect for you if you like Matina Cole...You sound like you like similar crime authors I like, I adore Lee child(quite violent, but not too bad considering some..), James lee burke and just started reading Chelsea Cain(beware though, quite grisly!) How I envy you, it's wonderful finding an author you like and devouring new books, happy reading..

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2011 23:44:08 BDT
try reading some of>>>poetry for lovers, angels and sinners
by oliver plaice. this is a book which you will will find interesting and i'm sure you'll connect with at least some of the pieces written.


Posted on 22 Apr 2011 09:49:32 BDT
Mel Comley says:
Vicky, you've got some of my fav authors listed there. Last year I discovered Karen Rose and think she's the best in her genre.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2011 10:06:00 BDT
A. Jovy says:
I am Cyrus

Posted on 22 Apr 2011 10:38:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2011 10:40:03 BDT
I know what you mean about male authors. But Robert Goddard's books are good mystery novels. Not all are good though. My favourite is Caught in the Light. Lots twists and turns. I don't like a lot of killing and violence either. I also second Kate Atkinson.

Posted on 22 Apr 2011 10:45:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2011 10:47:50 BDT
Lyn123 says:

A great new author, lots of interlinked plotlines and unexpected twists. Set in Venice with a thriller-type feel to it.

Posted on 22 Apr 2011 16:13:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2011 16:15:43 BDT
POETRY for lovers angels and sinners price £2.86 by oliver plaice this is a book which everyone who is or has ever been in love, or is about to fall in love.

Posted on 23 Apr 2011 11:06:57 BDT
Love to shop says:
I love it when libraries/shops has a section "if you liked this author you'll like..." etc They should do it here.

Louise Wise
chick lit author
A Proper Charlie

Posted on 23 Apr 2011 15:10:05 BDT
I must be invisible but I thught this kindle thing was supposed to be friendly, now I know different.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2011 00:05:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Apr 2011 00:09:51 BDT
LEP says:
Here's some:
Patricia Cornwall
Lynda La Plante
Kathy Reichs
Karen Rose
Mo Hayder
Kate Brady
Jilliane Hoffman
Lisa Gardner
Erica Spindler
Meg Gardiner

Mandasuue Heller
Jessie Keane
Kimberley Chambers
Roberta Kray
Dreda Say Mitchell
June Hampson
Kate Kray
Sheila Quigley

The Eve Duncan series by Iris Johansen is good. But you do need to start with the first and follow on in order. I J's other books are good too.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2011 00:13:08 BDT
Florence43 says:
Brian, I don't understand.

Posted on 24 Apr 2011 03:09:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Apr 2011 03:11:57 BDT
Syd HarrietITCH: A Novel or Sid Harriet. Noise: A Novel

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2011 07:26:19 BDT
Hi Vicky,

Happy Easter!

Now, absolutely nothing to do with the genre of Tess Gerritsen (whose medical detail is superb, but a little bit nauseatingly real sometimes!), but at least my recommendation is by a female author" - my sister as it happens - Middle Aged Girls

My sister, Louise, is a journalist and law lecturer in the UK and has a superb knack of hitting the spot with the least possible words... sharp enough to make you laugh out loud, empathetic enough to make you cry (it got me, and I'm a 48 year old bloke!). Some would call it chick lit... but the stars of this one are no chicks, just women with histories.

Anyway, I read it and loved it (and I'm probably her harshest critic!). It's only on Kindle at the moment...

Middle Aged Girls

All the best... and pleeeeease give it a try. You'll be surprised how the characters grip you. If you like it, mention it to a couple of others...

Dominic Allonby, brother of the author (Louise Allonby, "Middle Aged Girls")

Posted on 24 Apr 2011 07:32:49 BDT
Jayney says:
Clive Maddison's book is a beautifully told story that doesn't disappoint. A debut novel well worth reading. His website gives a lot of background information about writing the book and various reviews that have been posted online and in magazines.


In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2011 01:44:58 BDT
Mike Cyra says:
Emergency Laughter
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