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Initial post: 23 Jan 2012 17:18:45 GMT
Doc says:
Hi, I used to be a big fan of Patricia Cornwell but not anymore.
She's gone too boring, the characters too far fetched and I find her books quite depressing now.

Can anyone recommend a good thriller along the same lines as Cornwell? I do like a good medical/female cop kind of book.

I have read all of Ken McClure's stuff and all of Tess Gerittsens too.
Cheers

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 18:08:54 GMT
Hi Scully, try Dead Innocent :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 18:12:36 GMT
Doc says:
Hi Stephen, it sounds ok, I'll give it a go.
Thanks :-)

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 18:16:29 GMT
avid reader says:
I LOVE Nesbo's books. Great reads and lots of them!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 19:32:51 GMT
Doc says:
Thanks avid reader, I'll take a look.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 19:35:35 GMT
Maria says:
Karen Slaughter , Linda Fairstein, the Kellerman's may be what you would like?

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 19:37:36 GMT
Booktigger says:
Kathy Reichs?

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 19:38:33 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 19:42:32 GMT
Doc says:
Ah we are on the same wavelengthMaria, I've read all those but thank you anyway :-)

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 20:05:24 GMT
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Raven says:
Might be worth giving Kathryn Fox a go- an Australian version of Kathy Reichs and to my mind better! Here they are in reading order:
Malicious Intent
Without Consent
Skin and Bone
Bloodborn

If you feel like straying from forensic pathology to forensic archaeology you could try Elly Griffiths' series starting with The Janus Stone...

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 21:54:38 GMT
I also used to read Patricia Cornwell but have found Kathy Reichs books better these days. I like finding new writers from smaller publishing houses as well. Devil Bones, The Wisdom of Evil and Salem Moon are three I'd recommend. all are unique, I thought and well written too.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 06:25:52 GMT
I know a few people, myself included, who feel that way about Patricia Cornwell. You might like Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag, Gwen Hunter, Jilliane Hoffman, Lisa Jackson, Chris Mooney, Michael Palmer or PJ Tracy. Not all medical but lots of strong female characters. For pure medical thrillers I like Robin Cook, especially his early work, and Paul Carson.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 06:53:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2012 06:54:58 GMT
Linda Gruchy says:
Hi Scully, it's not like Patricia Cornwell, but if you're looking for a crime novel with strong female protagonists, intelligent middle and gripping end, try Death in Spigg's Wood.
Death in Spigg's Wood

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 12:19:44 GMT
I personally would suggest that you try A Cold Day For Murder by Nik Charlton. I come from London and the realism in the dialogue made me quite homesick. Plenty of twists to keep you guessing as well.

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 14:44:17 GMT
M. Stimson says:
I would suggest
Think of a Number This is a very good book, not a female cop but a retired detective, great characters though.
Lennox This or any book by Craig Russell is always good
or if you're interested in a new author Shallow Victories is one i've recently been reading, a good thriller, a couple of typos but still a great read.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 15:10:56 GMT
B. Rawlinson says:
Hi
Try Killing Share (Michael Fielding Book 1) if you would like a little more homesickness !

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 18:04:10 GMT
Hi Zero Sunshine is a crime thriller thats about a female medical scientist. Its got a bit of supernatural in and has a good twist. Its due a sequel which if you read you will know why. A good read

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 23:14:35 GMT
try b a morton mrs jones 77p at the mo and worth 10 times that price,

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 00:00:30 GMT
Pink says:
Hey...i used to love patrica cornwall books,not anymore tho, prob the same reason...try TESS GERITSEN, ive read all hers up to date, preety good...hope this helps...x

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Posted on 27 Jan 2012 15:04:40 GMT
Doc says:
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I'm looking into them right now :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 15:24:50 GMT
Linda Gruchy says:
Hope you find what you're looking for.

Posted on 27 Jan 2012 22:58:17 GMT
Short but sweet, sorry that should be gruesome.

The Missing Gardener (DCI Amos)

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 09:15:23 GMT
B. Rawlinson says:
Try this - not a 'forensic' thriller but a great start in a new direction.....
Killing Share (Michael Fielding Book 1)
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