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Initial post: 23 Feb 2012 21:52:05 GMT
Lowenna says:
I like to read detective fiction set in contemporary England. I love Peter James, Peter Robinson and Graham Hurley. Can anyone recommend any similar authors please? I am going on holiday for a month soon and need to stock up my Kindle :)

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 00:33:42 GMT
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Posted on 24 Feb 2012 12:21:55 GMT
The Future of the Past The Future of the Past

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 20:58:37 GMT
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Posted on 24 Feb 2012 21:18:20 GMT
Doublell says:
Try Andrew Martin's Jim Stringer series. All with a railway background.

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 22:16:27 GMT
Diane Byrnes says:
Margaret Yorke is just a super writer of psychological thrillers. They are mostly
set in quiet English villages and it is very unusual for them not to feature elderly
people as the main characters. These are not whimsical books, they are very
thrilling usually showing the vulnerability of older people. At the moment I am
reading "No Medals for the Major". It is about a child who is killed in a hit and
run and her body is put in a retired army man's car boot (unbeknownst to him) - I haven't
finished it yet. The only trouble with Margaret Yorke books is that they are
so unputdownable you may need a few on your holiday!!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2012 22:23:14 GMT
Mr. Fabulous says:
Stealing Venus

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 22:28:08 GMT
I like Tim Ellis' Parish & Richards books. There are 5 in the series beginning with A Life for a Life (Parish & Richards 1), all are set in England and cost from 77p.

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 22:44:52 GMT
Try Stephen Booth, detective fiction set in the Peak District

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2012 22:56:42 GMT
Hi Lowenna,

You've got good taste! :-)
You might like to check out our crime fiction novels that form the 'Dylan' series. 'Deadly Focus' is the first that obtained 5* reviews (29 over two editions) and 'Consequences' has just recieved it's first although it doesn't go live until 19/3 it is selling on Amazon.
Here is our website where you and read more about how my husband and I co-author with 47 yrs of police experience between us - as you might think we have been there and done it. In his last three years alone Bob took charge of 26 murders, 23 serious incidents and over 50 suspicious deaths. He was also a hostage negotiator ... we write from the heart and the head. Hope you get to read them and enjoy. Feel free to e mail us if you have any questions and have a lovely holiday! :-)
Kind regards,

Posted on 25 Feb 2012 10:07:17 GMT
Lowenna says:
Thank you so much everyone - I'll certainly be checking out all your suggestions :)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 11:20:09 GMT
Have a lovely holiday! :) I don't know where you live but we are doing a UK tour of Waterstones and WHS's in April. It may be that we are in town near you?

Best wishes,

Carol :)

Posted on 25 Feb 2012 14:44:28 GMT
Lowenna says:
I live near Land's End :)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 14:55:04 GMT
Ah, we live on the Isle of Wight so are kicking off in Waterstones, Newport, IOW on the 7th April!;) We originally come from West Yorkshire. Unfortunately we arn't coming so far over ;( We are at Harrogate, Sheffield, Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Bradford Waterstones then Halifax, Leeds/Bradford Airport (as the books are in the WH Smiths Travel outlests) and Stratford Upon Avon Waterstones on this tour. Our publisher has a southern tour in the planning so you never know we might meet up one day!



Posted on 25 Feb 2012 14:55:51 GMT
Mary Bale says:
I'm sure you have already tried the Amazon books/crime thrillers mystery /British Detectives best seller list. There is a Manchester based detective, Tom Caton by Bill Rogers and the author Adam D Williams. Both are popular.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 20:12:09 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 20:52:03 GMT
Brilliant books.

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 09:50:32 GMT
Lowenna says:
Thank you - they look good :)

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 11:27:07 GMT
M CURRY says:
My The Malta Plot, a short novella with an English spook Michael Brown, is free for a couple of days. More commuter fiction, but a freebee's a freebee..

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 12:02:37 GMT
A. Johnson says:
Any books by Frank Smith; The Cold Hand of Malice and other police procedurals in similar vein.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2012 12:50:28 GMT
D. Yabsley says:
Lowenna try this new contemporary thriller set against the back drop of Las Vegas and world of 8 ball pool.
'Natural Eight' by David E. Yabber.

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 20:22:01 GMT
Doublell says:
David Ashton's Inspector McLevy Mystery series look interesting. Kindle prices are very reasonable.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2012 22:39:39 GMT
Cheshire Cat says:
Hi Diane
I also enjoy Margret Yorke books but sadly haven't found them on kindle yet?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2012 22:42:52 GMT
Cheshire Cat says:
I have also found Tim Ellis's books and just love them. Have you tried the Scott Mariani books about Ben Hope , another great series. Just read Passenger 13 great read!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2012 08:58:30 GMT
Lowenna says:
I didn't know Las Vegas was in England :/
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