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Posted on 27 Feb 2012 09:09:38 GMT
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Posted on 27 Feb 2012 10:28:38 GMT
Karen Lowe says:
Hi, I've just finished reading Ann Cleeve's The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhope 1) and thought it excellent - and it's the first in the series. Great sense of location, and a really different detective.
I also enjoyed Ellie Griffiths The Crossing Places: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, again first in a series, and with a great sense of place and strong characters - and an archaeology background which was interesting.

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 10:31:07 GMT
Lowenna says:
Great, thanks - I'm going to have an interesting selection for my holiday :)

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 12:49:11 GMT
Woody says:
I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned Reginald Hill's 'Dalziel & Pascoe' books, or R.D. Wingfield's 'Frost' series.
Also look out for John Harvey's 'Charlie Resnick' books.

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 14:39:28 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
Michael Robotham is good page turner

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 19:47:00 GMT
anonymous says:
Try "Black Jack" by Zoya Reid ( Kindle e-books £2.06)

Posted on 28 Feb 2012 08:41:50 GMT
What about Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus series? I know they are set in Scotland (mainly Edinburgh) but if you want UK novels, he's your man!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2012 11:39:46 GMT
Damaskcat says:
How about this The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette It is the first one in a series and they are all English country house murders but set in the current century.

Posted on 28 Feb 2012 12:00:59 GMT
Karen Lowe says:
Thanks for that one, Damaskcat - sounds like fun!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2012 13:01:50 GMT
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Huck Flynn says:
or Craig Russell's "Lennox" series - makes Taggart look like a pussy cat

Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series is consistently good.

Posted on 28 Feb 2012 13:09:10 GMT
I couldn't agree more! I love her stuff.
Be sure to check it is a Jackson Brodie novel, though.
I like her other novels too, but they are very different.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Feb 2012 12:54:49 GMT
LEP says:
Leslie Thomas's Revolving Jones novels

Posted on 29 Feb 2012 19:30:27 GMT
Josephine Tey - "The Singing Sands" or "The Daughter of Time"

Posted on 29 Feb 2012 19:52:54 GMT
Picking up on Leslie Thomas - the "Dangerous Davis" novels.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Feb 2012 21:31:47 GMT
LEP says:
Sorry I got the detective's name wrong. Leslie Thomas did write Revolving Jones, I obviously got mixed up.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2012 13:10:43 GMT
J Watson says:
Stuart Pawson has a great police detective and supporting characters, 13 books so far.

Posted on 1 Mar 2012 14:27:35 GMT
L. Southam says:
Mark Billingham, Tom Thorne novels brilliant reads

Posted on 1 Mar 2012 15:29:08 GMT
R. BRIERLY says:
Have thoroughly enjoyed Neil White's books and they are very reasonably priced. He wasn't an author that I had heard of but I have now ended up reading all of them.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2012 17:44:45 GMT
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Posted on 2 Mar 2012 00:42:32 GMT
Puzzler says:
What about Martha Grimes The Richard Dury Mysteries

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 07:33:12 GMT
Cheshire Cat says:
A brilliant British writer is the amazing Andrew Taylor! He has written a series of 7 Novels about a town called Lydmouth. Murder mysteries and always with a subtle twist. Andrew has been a writer for many years and has written several different series but I love his Lydmoutmset the best. Do try him, I am sure you will be hooked.

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 13:44:39 GMT
Tigger's Mum says:
I love the Inspector Frost series, by RD Wingfield, the wry humour and lack of pretension in the characters are so British. The writing is good and the plots are really believable.

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 14:30:46 GMT
Londoner says:
Lowenna, I've just finished P D James's "Talking about Detective Fiction" an interesting book exploring what makes a good detective read and highlighting the most famous - A book about books I suppose, but would recommend for anyone who enjoys this genre. it doesn't seem to be available in kindle though - I borrowed a copy from the library - it doesn't weigh much and might be worth squeezing into your suitcase.

JuliaTalking About Detective Fiction

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2012 14:39:56 GMT
A Reader says:
|Hi Gary I will look at your website. Actually there are lots of series from British authors I haven't heard of in this thread that I might take a look at.
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