|11-08-2012, 09:09 AM||#19|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: sony PRS-T1 and T3, Kobo Mini and Aura HD, Tablet
Robert Crais - Elvis Cole and Joe Pike
Stuart Woods - Stone barrington and Dino Bacchetti
John Lescroart - Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitzky
Reginald Hill - Dalziel and Pascoe
Robert B. Parker Spenser and Hawk
George Pelecanos - Derek Strange and Terry Quinn
Randy Wayne White - Doc Ford and Tomlinson
Harlen Coben - Myron Bolitar and Win Lockwood
James Lee Burke - Dave Robichaud and Clete Purcel
Joe R. Lansdale - Hap Collins and Leonard Pine
Janwillem van de Wetering - Grijpstra and de Gier
Chris Kuzneski - Payne and Jones
|11-09-2012, 12:39 PM||#20|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: PRS-600, Kindle DXG
The Gestalt Man by Anthony E. Cardenas
Special Agent Michael Jeck of the FBI suffers from severe dissociative identity disorder. But through years of experimental psychotherapy, he is not only able to function, but can also work together with his five other personalities who help him solve violent crimes.
It contains more scenes of an adult/graphic nature than I like but, overall, a well written story.
|11-18-2012, 04:00 AM||#22|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SW Australia
Device: Eco Eclipse, Sony PRS 350 (pink), Ipod Touch, Kindle Touch
Try the Bryant and May series by Christopher Fowler. Well written, quirky and great fun as well as intriguing mysteries.
|12-07-2012, 10:45 AM||#23|
Trainee Old Git
Join Date: Feb 2011
I have just about finished the Reykjavik Murder Mysteries by Arnaldur Indriðason and have thoroughly enjoyed them, though I've wanted to give the occasional character a proverbial kick up the backside.
|04-10-2013, 02:00 PM||#26|
Trying for calm & polite
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mostly in Canada
Device: kobo original, WiFI, Touch, Glo, and Aura
I am a huge fan of Barbara Fradkin's Inspector Green mysteries. There are now nine of them and I highly recommend that you read them in order as the characters do change over time. Fradkin is a Canadian child psychologist and her awareness of the foibles of mostly normal people and the ups and downs of relationships make her characters come alive for me.
She also has an overarching "theme" in some of the books. Her latest book, The Whisper of Legends, takes place in the Canadian Northern Territories providing an opportunity to learn a lot about the conflict between those who want to fully develop mining for natural resources and people who want the land preserved. An earlier book in the series explored the experience of being a "peacekeeper" in an oversees military campaign.
When she has a theme like this it is not heavy handed or preachy. I always feel that I have learned something valuable though (and they make me think).
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|04-10-2013, 02:25 PM||#27|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony PRS-600, Fujitsu Stylistic ST-4121
H. Beam Piper's _Murder in the Gunroom_ is quite good, and available in a very nice edition here:
|04-10-2013, 02:25 PM||#28|
Can one read too much?
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Seattle, USA
Device: Sony 650
If you're interested in male partner cops, there's also the Rafferty & Llewellyn series by Geraldine Evans, which has been compared to television's Lewis and Hathaway, though I find that a slight stretch.
|04-10-2013, 10:09 PM||#29|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Monroe Wisconsin
Device: K3, Kindle Paperwhite, Calibre, and Mobipocket for Pc (netbook)
Patricia Cornwell's books featuring Kay Scarpetta.
|04-10-2013, 11:05 PM||#30|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Device: Aluratek Pro, Panasonic
Best of luck
I agree with:
I also love Val Mc Dermid's Tony Hill series (and the show), but it is gruesome an parts and eventually has some romance bits. Though overall the lead characters are friends/partners.
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