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Jul 22, 2011, 1:54pm   #1
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Sorry if they already have a thread like this I looked and didn't find any.

I love murder mysteries, suspense and thrillers, such as one that are from Mary Higgins-Clark...what is your favoirt book in these catagories.
Jul 22, 2011, 3:22pm   #2
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I like Patricia Cornwell's books about a medical examiner named Scarpetta and her serial killer/ murder investigations. They're very suspenseful with lots of forensics if you like that kind of thing.
Jul 22, 2011, 5:28pm   #3
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Terri Gerristen.....The Surgeon is the first in the series....I them....tough woman detective and wonderful details....I'm on book 5 and have loved every single one of them.
Jul 22, 2011, 9:29pm   #4
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Tami Hoag has some really good murder mysteries.
Lisa Gardner's The Perfect Husband is awesome!
Lisa Jackson, Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs, Tim Green, Alex Berenson, David Baldacci are some of the authors I have read and enjoyed. I'm sure more names will come to me but maybe you can start with these
Jul 23, 2011, 10:39am   #5
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This is, by far, my favorite genre!

Here are a few of my favorite authors...

Elizabeth George
Jacqueline Winspear
Simon Brett
Craig Johnson
Bill Pronzini
Marcia Muller
Daniel Silva
PD James
Ed McBain
Jul 23, 2011, 10:46am   #6
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Murphy's Mama
Nicci French
Robert Goddard (anyone wanting something totally gripping, try his first novel 'Past Caring')
Linwood Barclay
John Bingham (it's out of print, but he wrote a book called 'My name is Michael Sibley' that I could read over and over....)
Elizabeth George
Barbara Vine

Definitely my favourite category!
Jul 27, 2011, 2:34pm   #7
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Thanks!
Jul 27, 2011, 4:18pm   #8
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This is my favorite genre too! I loved Agatha Christie's work, too. Thanks for these recommendations, I'm going to look these authors up.
Jul 27, 2011, 5:30pm   #9
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I'm loving the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child! And I know James Patterson is well-known by pretty much everyone, but his Alex Cross series is my absolute favorite!
Jul 28, 2011, 7:28am   #10
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I really like the books by Lisa Gardner.
Jul 28, 2011, 9:35am   #11
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If you're into forensics, specifically forensic anthropology, I really like both Kathy Reichs and Jefferson Bass - they're both PhDs in forensic anthropology and William Bass (of Jefferson Bass) started the Body Farm in Tennessee. Also good is Beverly Connor.
Jul 28, 2011, 11:46am   #12
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Originally Posted by dmbfiredancer
If you're into forensics, specifically forensic anthropology, I really like both Kathy Reichs and Jefferson Bass - they're both PhDs in forensic anthropology and William Bass (of Jefferson Bass) started the Body Farm in Tennessee. Also good is Beverly Connor.
oooh, that sounds right up my alley. I love forensics and the Body Farm is so fascinating!
Jul 28, 2011, 2:51pm   #13
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Originally Posted by pinklepurr
oooh, that sounds right up my alley. I love forensics and the Body Farm is so fascinating!
Definitely check them out then! I'm actually a grad student in forensic anthro, and Jefferson Bass books are the most accurate, followed really closely by Kathy Reichs (Reichs is great too, I've just seen a couple of things that make me cringe). They're really accurate, except the part where the hero almost dies in every book - I know a lot of forensic anthropologists, and I'm pretty sure none of them have ever almost died on a case, haha!
Jul 28, 2011, 6:08pm   #14
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Originally Posted by dmbfiredancer
Definitely check them out then! I'm actually a grad student in forensic anthro, and Jefferson Bass books are the most accurate, followed really closely by Kathy Reichs (Reichs is great too, I've just seen a couple of things that make me cringe). They're really accurate, except the part where the hero almost dies in every book - I know a lot of forensic anthropologists, and I'm pretty sure none of them have ever almost died on a case, haha!
I'm so jealous. I'm a biologist, but I think forensics was my true calling. I will check their books out, thank you! :)
Jul 28, 2011, 6:34pm   #15
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Loving all these suggestions, thanks!
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