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Initial post: 20 Dec 2011 19:32:25 GMT
Jasmine says:
I really love Sophie Hannahs books here newest one being Lasting Damage

and also The girl with the dragon tattoo series. Since reading these books I really cant find anything that lives up to them.
So if anyone has any recommendations that are Crime/Psychological/Thrillers/Mystery please let me know :) or just what are you favourites.


In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2011 20:05:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Dec 2011 20:06:22 GMT
LEP says:
All these authors write the type of books you are after. I've read all these authors and enjoyed them:
Lisa Gardner
Lisa Jackson
Jilliane Hoffman
Tess Gerritsen
Karen Rose
Alsion Brennan
Karin Slaughter
Kathy Reichs
Erica Spindler
Tami Hoag (she has written various types of books, go for Ashes to Ashes and her other crime books)
James Patterson -e.g. Womans Murder Club series
Linwood Barclay
Beverly Barton
Meg Gardiner
Bone by Bone and Judas Child - Carol O'Connell

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2011 22:21:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Dec 2011 16:48:41 GMT
LEP says:
Alex Kava -A Perfect Evil etc
Richard North Patterson - Silent Witness

Also Jo Nesbo's books which I havent read, but I know are supposed to be good.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2011 15:58:26 GMT
LEP says:
Harlan Coban - Tell No One

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2011 16:02:45 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2011 19:18:32 GMT
LEP says:
Don't Cry - Beverly Barton is good, I did a review of it.

Lisa Jackson also writes good thrillers.

If you liked Girl with...., you may enjoy Henning Mankell's Wallander books. I haven't read any, just watched the TV series. For other Scandinavian authors of crime/thrillers there's:
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Haken Nesser
Maj Sjowall
Karin Fossum
Arnaldur Indridason
Haven't read any of them.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2011 13:08:00 GMT
Jasmine says:
I read this, and wasn't much of a fan.

Posted on 23 Dec 2011 16:53:15 GMT
SarahM says:
Into the Darkest Corner - Elizabeth Haynes (new author - debut book) one of the best I've ever read, you'll have trouble putting it down......

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2011 19:17:52 GMT
LEP says:
Read what Jasmine?

Posted on 24 Dec 2011 22:25:06 GMT
John Sandford's 'Prey' series featuring homicide detective Lucas Davenport. There are quite a few by now, and a half dozen Virgil Flowers spin-offs, so if you like the first one you try there's plenty more to look forward to.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2011 00:39:14 GMT
MAK says:
Read all and loved them

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2011 00:54:41 GMT
MAK says:
anything by Ian Rankin, Jeffrey Deaver, Lee Childs, Karen slaughter, Karin Fossum

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2011 17:53:36 GMT
LEP says:
Gwen Hunter - Sleep Softly is good.

Posted on 12 Mar 2012 13:01:20 GMT
Book Ranger says:
Give 'Dr Lawton and Mr Mayer' a try!

Posted on 12 Mar 2012 13:09:01 GMT
Jasmine says:
if anyone else is looking for something, "before I go to sleep" was an amazing book.

Posted on 13 Mar 2012 13:07:31 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
Barbara Vine - the Mistress of the genre
Katzenbach The Analyst and The Madman's Tale
Caleb Carr's The Alienist is a great read

Posted on 13 Mar 2012 14:54:47 GMT
R. Irvine says:
The Hannibal Lector books by Thomas Harris are pretty good (Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, Hannibal, Hannibal Rising). Also try The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

Posted on 16 Mar 2012 17:56:05 GMT
Jasmine says:
I didn't think much of the lovely bones actually :/

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Mar 2012 18:45:50 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2012 12:16:53 GMT
Try Stephen Leather - Nightfall. Trilogy. Excellent writer but he does have different heros and I cannot say I like all of them but the trilogy I have mentioned makes excellent reading. I agree with LEP Tes Gerritson is among my favourites, equally as good as the Cornwell books.

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 20:35:54 BDT
Allison Brennan in my opinion is brill, particularly her 'prison break' trilogy... Think I'd have been suicidal if I'd have to wait for the other two to be written when I'd finished 1st one! Went on to read all her others -I think. Love it when you find a new author/ess to get your teeth Into.. Read most of authors above mentioned but made a few notes of new ones, thanks. Other personal fav's of mine june Hampton, Peter James,, Erica spindler, mo hayder, hope I may have past some good ones on.....

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2012 14:15:02 BDT
Take a look at Johan Theorin and Karin Fossum. Both wonderful pychological crime writers. Jo Nesbo is slightly more traditional, but of the same type with a bit more action thrown in.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 19:23:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2012 19:24:23 BDT
LEP says:
Diane Chamberlain's books are not exactly thrillers, but certainly fit the mystery genre and are in some ways similar to Sophie Hannah. Try, The Midwife's confession, The Lost Daughter etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2012 13:53:50 BDT
Tes Gerritson or Stephen Leather are very good authors. Try them and see if you like them.

Posted on 2 May 2012 22:53:33 BDT
Mary Bale says:
Quite a few of the selection in A Short Journey to St Abbs are psychological thrillers.

Posted on 5 May 2012 12:50:50 BDT
I've only just found this forum - but there are some great selections. I love LEP's original list, and there are one or two on there that I haven't tried (but will now). Harlan Coben's 'Tell No One' is really good - one of my all time favourites. But I saw a bit of discussion about Jo Nesbo, and I have really enjoyed his books. Like one other person, I thought Lovely Bones was not quite up to the hype. I'm a huge fan of Val McDermid too, who I don't think has had a mention up to now.
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