a melange of mystery
October 9, 2013 3:30 PM Subscribe
I've just been put in charge of the mystery section at my bookstore. I enjoy reading mystery, but I haven't read a lot of contemporary stuff. What authors/books/series would you suggest to give me a good survey of the past 10 years? And what mysteries can you suggest for my tastes (after the break)?
posted by wintersonata9 to media & arts (31 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
read and liked: lots of Agatha Christie, Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy, Laurie R. King, all the Dan Brown stuff (don't judge!), Robert Ludlum's Bourne and others, Tana French's "In the Woods," Michael Koryta's "The Prophet", Dan Fesperman's "The Double Game"
already on my to read list: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sophie Hannah, "Gone Girl," Ken Follett
did not like: John Le Carre, Julia Keller
I like psychological thrillers, supernatural twists (I used to work in the sci-fi/fantasy section), unreliable narrators, nonlinear narratives, spies/Cold War stuff (except Le Carre) preferred over murder investigations.
I figure I should read a good mix of acclaimed award winners/classics plus stuff that's just popular and good. Gimme your lists!