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English Detective Novels


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Posted on 1 Jun 2012, 16:43:34 BST
Ron A Sewell says:
A Killing in the City from John Holt - great read in my opinion.

Posted on 1 Jun 2012, 19:42:18 BST
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R. Larkin says:
Discounting the self-pluggers, this thread has me rubbing my hands in glee. Across the pond, I have been lamenting the dearth of the good British procedurals I love. Thanks, all, for the tips!

BTW, if you can accept an American author, Deborah Crombie has a sweet series of British procedurals.

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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2012, 13:24:12 BST
Try The Gemini Murdrs by Marge Connolly: Detective fiction set in Lancashire. First novel, worth a read.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2012, 18:48:43 BST
LOL, R. Larkin, I think I just bumped into you over in the US MOA... ;)

Not sure if it's already been suggested, but I'd recommend Cynthia Harrod-Eagles' Bill Slider series.
Kind of an old-fashioned throwback, but addictive once you get into the series (at least for me.)

Posted on 2 Jun 2012, 19:50:35 BST
R. Larkin says:
Well hello, Miss M! I think it was you who directed me over here. Lovely suggestions; now all I have to do is get a UK address for some of the e-books.

Just ordered the first Bill Slider, thanks for the tip!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2012, 20:28:17 BST
Hope you like it - if you ever end up ordering paper books, I'd also recommend checking out the Bookdepository.com, with free shipping to the US. Think I got most of the Sliders in the omnibus editions. Satisfies my instant gratification needs to have 3 in a row, and priceworthy too - what's not to love...

Posted on 9 Aug 2012, 11:26:14 BST
ME JULIE says:
Grave Matter / Cobra Mist (Special Edition)
Two short stories set in a remote suffolk coastal village where everybody knows everyone...........

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Aug 2012, 11:57:48 BST
Anita says:
..............and reviewed by the author

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Aug 2012, 11:50:47 BST
Sazz says:
Dead simple just try Joe Mott's The A Lister. He is a friend of my friend's and it's a bit based on his own life as a newspaper journalist. Its a really gripping read even if you dont know him though and the main star is a reporter trying to solve murders. My description isnt very good but look at his on his page.

Posted on 11 Aug 2012, 12:53:49 BST
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Susanna says:
If you like English Detectives, check out Karen Charlton's 'Catching the Eagle', which is based on the true story of her ancestor's involvement in Northumberland's biggest robbery back in 1810. Plenty of real early British Detectives in there.

Alternatively, try her new book, 'Seeking Our Eagle' (Free on kindle today) which tells the story behind the story of they uncovered their Regency skeleton in the closet.

Seeking Our Eagle

Posted on 12 Aug 2012, 18:16:23 BST
Susan George? I like her.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2012, 18:57:53 BST
Louizalass says:
Tracy - did you mean Elizabeth George? Susan George was an actress last seen dangling off the arm of Jack Jones. Wonder whatever happend to her.... and him?!!

And if you meant Elizabeth George - yes, I like her too, which reminds me, am waiting for the paperpack of her latest Inspector Lynley story tobe released!

Believing the Lie (Inspector Lynley Mysteries 17)

Posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:35:28 BST
Stephanie says:
I quite like Elizabeth George as well, but is the question English Characters or Authors? Just being a pedant as she is American.

Posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:41:29 BST
Has anyone mentioned Reginald Hill and his Dalzeil and Pascoe books. They are very English set in Yorkshire and very well written. I have read them all over the years.

Posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:54:50 BST
Mark says:
Just read a great english crime thriller from a debut author 'The Thirteenth Torment' by Pam chambers out as an ebook - on kindle and other e formats. Great read, gritty and very english.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012, 12:00:40 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012, 12:13:58 BST
Stephanie says:
Do you always speak in the third person. Wouldn't it have been easier to say all of my novels are... ?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012, 12:29:19 BST
handbaglover says:
Yes I agree! I've just downloaded a sample, and flicked through it but it seems as if it is set in America, I could be wrong! I want good old English crime with places I know - just reading the last one of Kerry Wilkinsons books set in Manchester, as are bill Rogers - all excellent novels

Posted on 18 Aug 2012, 17:07:06 BST
Jan Heart says:
DESMOND CORY and MARTIN EDWARDS. I would recommend

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Posted on 19 Aug 2012, 11:53:55 BST
Any Dan Shepherd novel written by Stephen Leather, real page turners

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012, 12:00:20 BST
handbaglover says:
I agree, but sadly they are not all on kindle in order, and I like to read them consecutively if possible.
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