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Old 04-12-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Murder Mysteries

I'm putting together an ereading package for my Mom for Mother's Day. The plan is to send her my Kindle 1 loaded with the books she likes to read on a SD card. Mom reads murder mysteries (not my cup of tea at all) and the authors she likes are: James Patterson, Sue Grafton, and J.D. Robb. I'm looking for recommendations for other authors.

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Old 04-12-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Patricia Cornwell - Kay Scarpetta novels
Kathy Reichs - Temperance Brennan novels (very different from the TV "Bones" series).
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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Agatha Christie would be my #1. Old, I know, but still hard to beat. Well over 50 of her books are available as eBooks.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:27 AM   #5
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:41 AM   #6
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:42 AM   #7
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David Baldacci - Camel Club series
Agatha Christie - Any and all
Jeffery Deaver - Lincoln Rhyme series
Linda Fairstein - Alex Cooper series
Tess Gerritsen - Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series plus anything else in eBook form
Faye Kellerman - Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series
Jonathan Kellerman - Alex Delaware series
Robert B. Parker - Spencer series
Kathy Reichs - Temperance Brennan series

That list should keep your mother going big time with some really good reading.

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Old 04-12-2009, 11:45 AM   #8
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here's a thread with lots of great recommendations.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:50 AM   #9
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If you want an author in the same category as Sue Grafton, try Marcia Muller's P.I. Sharon Mccone series, there are 23 books in the series so far.
Nevada Barr writes a series of books about a national park ranger that is quiet good and is in the J.D. Robb category. Jonathan Kellerman writes a series about a phychologist, Alex Delaware who consults with the police to solve crimes similiar to the James Patterson's character Alex Cross.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:16 PM   #10
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Robert B. Parker - Spencer series
I'm a big fan of his Jessie Stone series (books and movies) even though Parker's writing style drives me nuts. Way too many "Jessie said", "she said" and "he said" after every line of dialog.
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In addition to excellent series suggested above, I would like to add the following two.
- John Sandford - Prey Series
- Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - Pendergast series starting from Relic
These are really good as well.

If she likes something light with some mystery elements thrown in,
- Charlaine Harris - Aurora Teagarden Series
- Lilian Jackson Braun - The Cat Who Series
are pretty enjoyable.
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P.D. James (Adam Dalgliesh series) and Elizabeth George (Lynley series) are pretty good. They are set in England, and there's usually less "blood" than in American novels.
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I'd recommend Dana Stabenow's two series.

Kate Shugak is an Aleut who lives on a 160-acre homestead in a generic national Park in Alaska. Her roommate is a half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Once an investigator for the Anchorage DA, she's returned to her home among the dog mushers, miners, hunters, trappers, fishermen, bush pilots, pipeline workers, Park rats and Park rangers, other Aleuts, Athabascans, a few Tlingits and the residents of Niniltna. 16 books so far in the series. Some, if not all at Amazon.com in Kindle format

Liam Campbell is a troubled Alaska state trooper. Busted in rank and transferred into the boonies, he solves murders while rebuilding his life. 4 books so far, all available from Amazon.com for the Kindle.

Stabenow is an outspoken advocate of electronic books.
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I'm putting together an ereading package for my Mom for Mother's Day. The plan is to send her my Kindle 1 loaded with the books she likes to read on a SD card. Mom reads murder mysteries (not my cup of tea at all) and the authors she likes are: James Patterson, Sue Grafton, and J.D. Robb. I'm looking for recommendations for other authors.

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TallMomof2 Some of my favourites would include Karin Slaughter, Allison Brennan, and Karen Rose. Hope your Mom enjoys your choices, and I wish her happy reading.

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I was going to make some recommendations but I see most have already been covered. Of my favs, only ones I don't see are - Ian Rankin (Rebus series, helps to be interested in things Scottish) and James Lee Burke (Dave Robicheaux series)
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