I think I'd like to begin following an author who writes mysteries featuring a regular protagonist and cast of recurring characters, but I have some d'ruthers. Can you help match me up? [more inside]
posted by taz
on Jul 20, 2013 -
I recently read The Last Policeman
by Ben Winters and really enjoyed it. I also really liked Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline.
I liked the settings (basically the real world but at its end,) and the easy nature of the writing (I read both quickly.) I don't think of myself as a mystery fan, but both of these are mysteries of sorts. I'm looking for fun rather than serious books.
What else should I read?
posted by vespabelle
on Mar 2, 2013 -
When you read Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin
what did you know, and when? And also, can you recommend books with similar techniques?
Spoilers inside. (Presumed Innocent and Defending Jacob are also mentioned in a way that may be spoiler-y to some.) [more inside]
posted by BibiRose
on Feb 22, 2013 -
I want to read a good mass market crime series featuring the same investigator(s). Of course, I have no idea what's "good" per my taste and the huge bookstore mystery section totally overwhelms me. Please help me figure out where to start? [more inside]
posted by houndsoflove
on Jul 28, 2012 -
I need mystery novel recommendations! Looking for good mysteries with unconventional characters as the lead. [more inside]
posted by echo target
on Jun 3, 2011 -
I'm looking for recommendations for some books for my dad, who likes Tony Hillerman, Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, and John LeCarre. [more inside]
posted by creepygirl
on Jun 13, 2009 -
I love mystery novels and have a hard time finding some that I like. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by orange swan
on Mar 8, 2005 -