Looking for additional Mystery Writers
January 31, 2008 1:13 PM Subscribe
I have just about exhausted the collections of my favorite mystery writers--looking for other mystery/crime writers that meet my preferences.
posted by rmhsinc to Media & Arts (43 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I have been reading mysteries for over twenty years, and with increasing frequency since retirement. I have exhausted the writings of Ian Rankin and Henning Mankell ( my favorites ) as well Michael Connelly, John Conolly, Ridley Pearson, Peter Robinson, Ruth Rendell, Martha Grimes, Minnette Walters, John Lesroart, Linda Laplante, James White, Johnathon Kellerman, Dennis Lehane,and Robert Crais. The things which I find most compelling are character development and ones that are embedded in the place (Edinburgh, LA, Boston, England, Ystad Sweden etc). I prefer moody protaganists with all to human flaws and a rich interplay between the characters. I could care less if the protagonist is male or female.
I do not like Patterson, Parker, Evanovich, Lee Child or Woods. I am not at all drawn to characters with excessive "machismo or machisma". I strongly prefer mysteries that are contemporary, non historical and non cutesy. SO help me--I know there are similar questions but I am looking for a particular style and genre. If you are familiar with Rankin, Mankell or Connelly you know what I mean. Many thanks