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Old 04-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #16
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Maybe James Patterson's 'Women's Murder Club' books?
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #17
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Definitely recommend James Lee Burke
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:29 AM   #18
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Anyone read Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller series by C. J. Lyons?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #19
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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
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James Lee Burke - Dave Robichaud and Clete Purcel
Joe R. Lansdale - Hap Collins and Leonard Pine
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #20
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looking for good mysteries with (all of a sudden, i feel stupid. i don't know the term for it) cop-partners. ugh, that sounded weird; sorry, taking a break from writing a take-home exam for econometrics class.

anyway, i'm a big fan of Marshall Karp (Lomax & Biggs mysteries) and Chris Grabenstein (John Ceepak mysteries). i'm big on the mystery, and not on hetero-romance. really looking for mind-benders, but i also like a bit of bromance/friendship angles.

hope i made myself clear. i think i just sounded weird
If you want close partners and mind-bender...

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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #21
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At the risk of sounding too classic, I'd go for Agatha Christie novels ...
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:00 AM   #22
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Try the Bryant and May series by Christopher Fowler. Well written, quirky and great fun as well as intriguing mysteries.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #23
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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.
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I very much enjoyed the Wallander series by Henning Mankell.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:56 AM   #25
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I love LInda Prather's mysteries, sometimes there's a paranormal element to them too.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #26
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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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Old 04-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #27
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H. Beam Piper's _Murder in the Gunroom_ is quite good, and available in a very nice edition here:

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #28
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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.
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Patricia Cornwell's books featuring Kay Scarpetta.
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Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak Mysteries
Also Stuart M. Kaminsky's Abe Lieberman books, kind of calm, but maybe more realistic than some.

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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