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Old 02-03-2010, 12:37 PM   #31
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I really like the Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson. Here is a detective who has a life and family that actual effect his work like a real person. Imagine a detective's horror at investigating the murder of a girl the same age and appearance as your daughter. Well Peter Robinson can and includes this in one of the books. A very nice addition to the traditional detective who's job and life never interact.

The URL to learn more is http://www.inspectorbanks.com/

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Old 02-03-2010, 01:22 PM   #32
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One of the better detective novels I've read in a while was Martin Amis' Night Train
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:27 PM   #33
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Who are your FAVORITE SLEUTHS?
Mine is rather obscure: Rock Lobster. It's really difficult to find stories about him; most of the witnesses are either dead, in the witness protection program or fled the country.

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Old 02-04-2010, 01:11 AM   #34
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Ok I just added way too many authors to my reading list.

Sigh! So many books, so little time!
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:49 AM   #35
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Here's one that most people in the West have probably never heard of (I never had, until I stumbled across this book):

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-b...0070506dr.html

I can't find a site selling an ebook version of it, but I know that a obviously professional, "official" ebook exists
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:05 AM   #36
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i am a big fan of john wiiliam and sara.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:21 AM   #37
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Lt Eve Dallas is fabulous and Stephanie Plum is hilarious.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:23 AM   #38
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I'm not sure I'd consider Stephanie Plum a sleuth though - her method of solving crimes is usually knocking on the wrong door at the wrong time

Apart from those mentioned already, Peter Wimsey and Philo Vance (if I didn't just miss them mentioned).
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:17 PM   #39
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I'm fond of dear old Brother Cadfael (by Ellis Peters). Also Marcus Didius Falco (Lindsey Davis' Roman investigator), and Stephanie Barron's vision of Jane Austen as an amateur detective. And of course Dirk Gentley (by Douglas Adams).
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:03 PM   #40
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Every Sherlock Holmes fan has to try the Inspector Lestrade stories by M. J. Trow.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:32 AM   #41
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Nancy Drew, of course. Sure wish the original, out-of-print editions of her pre-1970 books were available as ebooks.
They are. Those hardbacks (in yellow) up to #60 (I think) are available from the Sony store. So are the Hardy Boys that were orginally hbacks.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:41 AM   #42
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow(a blacksmith in Virginia), Beverly Connor's Diane Fallon (Forensic Anthropologist & Director of Natural History Museum in Georgia) and Lindsay Chamberlain (Forensic Archeologist in Georgia), D.R. Meredith's Megan Clark (Librarian & forensic anthropologist in Texas) and Laura Childs' Theo Browning (Tea shop owner in Charlston, SC).
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:43 PM   #43
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I'm fond of dear old Brother Cadfael (by Ellis Peters). Also Marcus Didius Falco (Lindsey Davis' Roman investigator), and Stephanie Barron's vision of Jane Austen as an amateur detective. And of course Dirk Gentley (by Douglas Adams).
Thank you Shayne Parkinson. I already have Brother Cadfael and I'll be adding Marcus Didius to my wishlist.

I can only add Decius Caecilius Metellus from the SPQR series, another ancient Roman investigator, to this thread.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:19 AM   #44
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:17 AM   #45
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Smile Sleuths....

My contributions are the Inspector Alleyn mysteries (Ngaio Marsh), Ellis Peters' Inspector Felse (as an alternative to her Brother Cadfael) and the excellent Dalziel and Pascoe by Reginald Hill. Oh, and DCI Barnaby's Midsomer books by Caroline Graham.

All very readable!!
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