Suggest a crime fiction author for me!
, Jan 19 2013 08:35 PM
64 replies to this topic
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:09 AM
QUOTE (Georgie01 @ 21/01/2013, 11:19 AM) *
I read Bloodstream by Tess Gerritson and the style reminded me of Stephen King - not my favourite kind of writing - does anyone know if her other books are similar in style?
I haven't read Bloodstream, but I have read Harvest, which is another of her early medical thrillers. Those books are a bit different in style to her later ones, which are a fairly typical forensic crime series which always involve the same two lead characters, a detective and a medical examiner.
Thanks Cardamom, I'll track down a later one to try.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:55 PM
I've read all three of Melia Nunn's crime novels this summer. She's Zimbabwean born Australian author who writes crime novels set in 1950's south Africa. Really good novels.
Ian Rankin is my favOurite author ever. Rebus is the best detective ever!
Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:02 PM
In addition to all the wonderful suggestions already made, can I add an Australian crime writer , Barry Maitland? Worth a read!
Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:04 PM
Another Australian - Garry Disher. Crime fiction set on the Mornington Peninsula.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:08 PM
I've enjoyed a few of Tara Moss' books - quick easy read.http://taramoss.com/books/
Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:11 PM
Does John Grisham count? I love the legal side of crime fiction.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:13 PM
Jesse Kellerman, the son of Faye and Jonathon Kellerman is pretty good. I seem to have the same taste in books and have all those authors.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:29 PM
Thanks Cardamom, I'll track down a later one to try.
'The Surgeon' is the first book in that series and introduces the detective character. It's not really necessary to read them all in order, though some things might be a tad confusing if you don't.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:14 PM
Thanks Cardamom, I've just ordered it and will see how I go.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:09 PM
Economist99 - was coming on to say the exact same thing, Nikki French is brilliant
have loved and not been able to put down any of her books!
Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:31 PM
Kerry Greenwood - The Phryne Fisher series
(18 books & counting). Australian author, set in 1920's Melbourne. Strong female characters. Lots of historical detail. Phryne is a female private investigator - not strictly "crime fiction", but a very enjoyable read.
I started reading the series when the first one came out (1989), read the first 6 or 7 books, then lost track, as they were hard to find/too expensive ($25+ for a paperback) & I lived overseas for a bit... Recently, I Googled to see if there were any more books & found them on the Book Depository UK site for around $10 each. Ordered them all & pre-ordered the latest one as part of my Christmas present (published early Jan, arrived about a week after the publication date, have only just started reading it yesterday - life with a toddler is very busy & not conducive to reading quietly!)
I re-read all the books I'd already read years ago - and really enjoyed them, even though I knew what was going to happen. Have enjoyed the newer ones immensely. My Mum loves them & her friends have borrowed them, too. I'd be happy to re-read any of them - they're very enjoyable, particularly if you like historical detail as well as the detective/crime aspect. OP - if you live in Sydney, I'm happy to loan you my books
Kerry has also written another series (main character Corinna), about a baker who's a "reluctant sleuth". I haven't read any of those, but probably will once I run out of Phryne Fisher books to read.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:35 PM
Ruth Rendall/Barbara Vine - they are the same person.
Ruth Rendall is a much easier read. Barbara Vine can be hard work. i remember one of her books when I had to take notes to remember all the characters!
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:43 PM
Why not give the Scandinavian crime authors a go, I can thoroughly recommend:
Henning Mankell (Wallander)
Stieg Larsson (Millenium)
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:22 PM
Peter Robinson's character, Inspector Alan Banks, I've always liked. I've read every one of his books. His very latest one was not much chop however.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:36 PM
Thanks everyone! I've just come back to this thread to find something new to read - am going to give the "in death" books by jd robb ago as well as All the Pretty Girls (Ellison?)....
2 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users
to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards
Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?
A child whose remains were dumped in a suitcase in the South Australian bush is believed to have been a girl aged between two-and-a-half to four.
An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.
It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.
Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.
At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.
These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.
Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.
In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.
A neighbour heard a child screaming before a baby was found dead, believed to have been stabbed, in a house in Newcastle.
So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.
We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.
Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.
Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.
After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.
Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown.
Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.
If you're looking to introduce an organic element into your baby's nursery but want to step away from natural timber, we have the perfect alternative.
I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.
Best friends share everything - and for these two life-long friends, that includes family.
Samuel Forrest didn't want his wife as a trustee of their baby Leo's half million dollar trust for her own "protection", it has emerged.
Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study
She said the photo of a boy with Down syndrome in a washing machine was taken just for fun, but no one else was laughing.
An opulent high tea at a luxury Melbourne hotel has left 44 people with salmonella poisoning - including a pregnant woman, who went into early labour.
Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?
Prince George's second birthday has been marked by the release of an official picture showing the toddler smiling as he is held by his proud beaming father.
Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?
The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.
I'm not usually one who believes in love at first sight but that's exactly what happened when I first saw the Cybex PRIAM.
Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.
to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards
I believe that you get out of families what you put into them, and I will give mine my all.
I have had two postnatal psychotic episodes. The first when my eldest child was six weeks old, and another after my second child was born.
French names are always in fashion, but a few have risen in popularity in recent years.
A British woman who gave birth in Spain has told of her ordeal after spending weeks trying to convince medics the baby girl was hers.
Some friends of ours say that it's dangerous to have a dog around a newborn and that we should start looking for a new home for him. Is it?
First Apple and Facebook announced they would pay $20,000 towards the cost of their female employees freezing their eggs, now IBM in the US has come up with an innovative new policy aimed at retaining female employees.
The Duke of Cambridge opened up about family life and his plans for the future in an interview to mark his first day as an air ambulance pilot.
A simple photo taken in front of an evening fire gave new mother Sarah Bowers the power to save her baby's life.
Of all the advice people told me before having a baby, no one warned me about the amount of decisions involved.
Parents of toddlers all know the moment when realise your child is being suspiciously quiet. It can only mean one thing - trouble!
If you have trouble recalling the ages of Jeremy Ryan's seven children on The Voice, you're not alone. So does he.
Getting glasses can be a formative moment in a person's life.
When a mum of six was caught shoplifting nappies, clothes and shoes for her kids, the last thing she expected was for a stranger to pay for her haul.
The risk of having uncontrolled depression is far greater than the small increased risk of birth defects that may be associated with specific antidepressants.
Police have raided properties and arrested a number of people over a brawl at a child's birthday party at a play centre in Sydney's west.
Looking for a creative way to share some big news? Look to the skies, like this family did.
Little Owen DiCandilo's name means "young warrior", and it's a description that perfectly fits the inspiring 18-month-old
The exhaustion that comes with caring for young children often means romance between parents becomes a thing of the past.
I've been fat for pretty much most of life, besides a few crazy moments of being less-fat, but for the most part I've existed on this earth with a little more meat on my bones than desirable.
Since the dawn of civilisation, generation after generation of new parents have had to rely on instinct, trial and error - and sometimes get it wrong.
Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!