Crime, Thrillers, Horror and Mystery Recommendations

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Re: Crime, Thrillers, Horror and Mystery Recommendations

Post by Miriam Molina » 31 Mar 2018, 03:59

Sakilunamermaid wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 04:52
I also really enjoy Robin Cook, his John Stapleton character who is a coroner is so good. I was so happy to find his books.
It seems we are classmates in the thriller department. I also follow Jack and Laurie. I like them better than Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta.

Tami Hoag is another thriller writer whose books I enjoy. Her books are really bloody, though.

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Post by Jamasenu » 31 Mar 2018, 23:19

I know...I wanted to finish Lucas Davenport first but I have read one with Virgil Flowers. A good read as well.
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Post by Jamasenu » 03 Apr 2018, 22:43

Miriam Molina wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 03:35
Sakilunamermaid wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 04:46

I love the alphabet series by Sue Grafton, I was so sad to hear that she passed away and that she only got to Y is for Yesterday.
Oh, dear! I feel like I have lost a close friend. I was even thinking she should continue the series with numbers after Z gets done. I have read Alibi to X and am eager to get my copy of Y. I am shattered! I will miss Kinsey and Sue.
Z is completed...I just read it!
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Post by Miriam Molina » 04 Apr 2018, 05:04

That's great. I was just reading the press releases and the family was saying their alphabet ended with Y.

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 04 Apr 2018, 14:11

I personally really love any crime/mystery/thriller by Tami Hoag. She almost always has detailed environments, realistic character interactions and are often witty and have various personal problems/demons/depth, and the plots aren't too predictable. My favorite would be Cry Wolf. Also, almost every book is a self contained story even if it's technically part of a series.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 04 Apr 2018, 18:24

AnnaKathleen wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 14:11
I personally really love any crime/mystery/thriller by Tami Hoag. She almost always has detailed environments, realistic character interactions and are often witty and have various personal problems/demons/depth, and the plots aren't too predictable. My favorite would be Cry Wolf. Also, almost every book is a self contained story even if it's technically part of a series.
Did you know Tami started as a romance novelist?

The last Hoag book I read was Cold, Cold Heart. I think she has released a couple books after. Cry Wolf is a memorable one.

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 04 Apr 2018, 21:27

Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 18:24
AnnaKathleen wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 14:11
I personally really love any crime/mystery/thriller by Tami Hoag. She almost always has detailed environments, realistic character interactions and are often witty and have various personal problems/demons/depth, and the plots aren't too predictable. My favorite would be Cry Wolf. Also, almost every book is a self contained story even if it's technically part of a series.
Did you know Tami started as a romance novelist?

The last Hoag book I read was Cold, Cold Heart. I think she has released a couple books after. Cry Wolf is a memorable one.
I did actually! I've never read her romance novels though. Have you? I think the last one I read by her was Deeper Than Dead. There's a couple newer ones I have on my shelf that I haven't gotten to yet lol. I agree Cry Wolf is very memorable!
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Post by Miriam Molina » 04 Apr 2018, 22:04

AnnaKathleen wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 21:27

I did actually! I've never read her romance novels though. Have you? I think the last one I read by her was Deeper Than Dead. There's a couple newer ones I have on my shelf that I haven't gotten to yet lol. I agree Cry Wolf is very memorable!
Yes, I read a couple of her old romances that I found in second-hand bookstores. Stay with the thrillers, though, unless you enjoy M&B-type love stories. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 05 Apr 2018, 10:10

Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 22:04
AnnaKathleen wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 21:27

I did actually! I've never read her romance novels though. Have you? I think the last one I read by her was Deeper Than Dead. There's a couple newer ones I have on my shelf that I haven't gotten to yet lol. I agree Cry Wolf is very memorable!
Yes, I read a couple of her old romances that I found in second-hand bookstores. Stay with the thrillers, though, unless you enjoy M&B-type love stories. :techie-studyingbrown:
Okay, yes, I'll stick with the thrillers haha. Thank you :)
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Post by freakkshowx » 24 Apr 2018, 12:14

If you are looking for a dark and tragic story, Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen is absolutely marvelous. It is as anxious and guilt-ridden as a Poe protagonist, and it provides a view of Virginia Poe that I have never before been privy to. I highly recommend it to readers who love rich language and Victorian nuance.

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Post by Tbunde5 » 25 Apr 2018, 21:01

For crime drama I enjoy Jonathan Kellerman’s books. His Alex Delaware novels are very well done, especially if you like to try to solve before the detectives.

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Post by sandyallison1 » 26 Apr 2018, 08:30

Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough is one of my favorite psychological thrillers. The author shifts perspectives between the two main characters. The twist at the end is simply brilliant. I have read this book over a year ago and still think about it’s fascinating story line.

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Post by kerricellis » 27 Apr 2018, 08:35

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham is a good book for Gillian Flynn fans. It's definitely set up that way, with the narrator switching from one woman to another. It's a fun book something you can breeze through in a day or two.

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Post by Fuzzy456 » 22 May 2018, 06:35

I read a lot of books in this genre. Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda will knock you off your feet. I read this book in one day, could NOT put it down. I read this book about a year ago, have read many more books since, but I am still drawn back to this novel. Total suspense, twists and turns- I’m getting chills just thinking about it!

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Post by apINKpanda21 » 30 May 2018, 06:02

I recommend John Saul's Black Creek Crossing. A sure page-turner even if it gets creepy as the story goes.

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