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April 21st, 2006, 12:58 PM
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Hello all--I am an avid mystery/suspense reader and am running out of authors to check out from the library. I used to go to the bookstores and randomly select books in this section, but now, I have to actually know the authors and I am struggling. I have read so much over the years, that I have kept up with my favorite authors so I need advice on new ones. Just to give you an idea of what I like:
James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Jonathan Kellerman, Mary Higgins Clark, Iris Johnston... and the like.
If you have any suggestions, please help me!
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April 21st, 2006, 02:15 PM
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Hi and Welcome!! I am a huuuuuuuuuuge James Patterson fan....I am trying to find 4th of July right now on ebay or something cheap because I want to read 5th Horseman but I want to do it in order.

Anyway, in the meantime while I search for a cheap copy of 4th of July, I took the advice of some of these ladies and picked up a Dean Koontz book. I never read anything by him, and I must say it was really really good. The one I read was Door to December...and it had me so freaked out the night I finished it that I was afraid to get up and use the bathroom in the dark so I stayed in bed...lol. Definitely try that one.

Have you read all the James Patterson books? The Women's Club ones are really good and I love love love the Alex Cross series. I have extra copies of some of his books and we're trying to start a swap so if you need one to read, let me know and I will send it to you.
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April 22nd, 2006, 05:08 AM
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Hi and thanks--
I have read ALL of Patterson's and love all of them. I wish more were made into movies, but oh well! I prefer mysteries, but Suzanne's Diary to Nicholas is one of my all time faves. If you haven't read it, do so and keep tissues handy! I have read some of Koontz, but not as consistently as other authors. You definitely have to read the Women's Club in order so good luck finding it. I had it, but gave it to a friend and doubt I will get it back or I would send it to you! Good luck finding it (try out a local library as well)!
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April 23rd, 2006, 06:49 AM
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Do you like historical mystery? Check out Caleb Carr. He wrote "The Alienist" and "Angel of Darkness", both are great. Or you can try Elizabeth Peters and her Amelia Peabody series, I love those. Have you tried going classic like Agatha Christie? She's always been my favorite. If you want a cozier mystery, with a bit of humor try the Agatha Raisin series.
There's also M.C. Beaton, John Connolly and Robin Cook (read the first ones, his latest novels aren't that good)
I'll see if I can think of anything else, but you can try browsing Amazon.com. Sometimes I get good ideas from the lists people make, there are many lists on mystery books.

Sharon
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