Help me find new mystery authors.
January 26, 2011 8:46 AM Subscribe
I've read everything by my favorite mystery authors. Help me find new favorites!
posted by Daily Alice to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (61 answers total) 71 users marked this as a favorite
I love to read mysteries. Unfortunately, I've run out of the ones I like, and Amazon is recommending ones I don't like.
Authors that I've read (and re-read) all of: Dick Francis, Colin Dexter, Dana Stabenow, Tony Hillerman, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Louise Penny, David Hiltbrand, David Rosenfelt, Margaret Maron, Sharyn McCrumb, Marshall Karp.
Often-recommended authors I've found disappointing:
Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Alexander McCall Smith.
I do want:
A good sense of place
A sense of humor
Current or recent authors (not Agatha Christie)
I do not want:
Cats, recipes, hobbies, vampires, "chick lit" or romantic suspense, historical settings, and gratuitous or extremely graphic violence. (I put down "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" when it turned from an intriguing mystery to torture porn.)
Amazon recommends either super-violent thrillers, or cat/recipe/etc. cozies. I know MeFites can do better! Please give me your recommendations. Bonus points for Kindle availability.