Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Looking for good authors to read.?

I like Patricia Cornwell, Kay Hooper, Michael Conolly, Lisa Scottoline, the jack daniels series (can't think of the author ~ Bloody Mary was one of the books), things like that. A little romance (sex is always good), murder, thriller, suspence is always good too. Nothing like Dean Koontz, don't like super scary, true life, sci fi, western, or set in the 1800's...Running out of authors I like...need some new ones! Help!!


I do love Dr. Suess, but I read them to quickly and would still need more ideas ;-)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This is a list of mystery writers from the site below. At that site, you can find a list of titles for each of these authors.

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Linwood Barclay, M. C. Beaton, Steve Berry, Sandra Brown, Gwendoline Butler, Stella Cameron, Raymond Chandler, Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwall, Catherine Coulter, Robert Crais, Paul Doherty, Barry Eisler, Janet Evanovich, Joanne Fluke, Dick Francis, Margaret Frazer, Lisa Gardner, Anne George, Elizabeth George, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, Andrew Greeley, John Grisham, Dashiell Hammett, John Hart, Maddy Hunter, P. D. James, Faye Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Gordon Korman, Patricia Lewin, Ross MacDonald, Sharyn McCrumb, Ngaio Marsh, Brad Meltzer, Stuart Palmer, Robert B. Parker, James Patterson, Richard North Patterson, Ridley Pearson, Ellis Peters, Ian Rankin, J. D. Robb, Dorothy L. Sayers, Daniel Silva, Karin Slaughter, Alexander McCall Smith, Marilyn Todd, Peter Tremayne, Margaret Truman, Patricia Wentworth, and Steven White.

  • 1 decade ago

    If sex, drugs, violence (the scandolous kind-Law and Order type), and drama interest you, Robert Cormier is your author. His books are sincere, touch your heart, and remain with you. The characters are so relatable that you feel like they are apart fo your life. My favorite of his books are We All Fall Down, and Tenderness, they touch such a strong cord that even though I read them 1 year and a haf ago, I still feel emotional and reminisce about these stories.


    p.s. they are based upon the lives of teenagers, so if you're an adult you may want to put yourself in the same mindset as when you were 17. lol

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    António Lobo Antunes

    Brett Easton Ellis

    Isabel Allende

    Margueritte Yourcenar

  • 1 decade ago

    These authors are very similar to those (romantic suspense/thrillers):

    Tami Hoag

    Lisa Gardener

    Karin Slaughter

    Karen Rose

    Tess Gerritsen

    Sandra Brown

    Elizabeth Lowell

    Christiane Heggan

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  • brix
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I highly recommend Magaret Atwood. Her books are very inspirational. Although some people do not like the mood of her books ant et cetera bust still, she's oustanding. I also love Jodi Picoult, but based on the authors that you listed, i don't know how much you'd like her books, but anyways she's one of my favorites. Also, books written by Lisa See are great too. But they are more pleasure-reading-like

    Right now I'm reading Peony In Love by Lisa See, you'd like it.

  • Tom H
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Try Clive Barker (read the liner notes--some of his stuff is really scary, some less so). Neil Gaiman is really, really good, supernatural but not really horror. Archer Mayer is a great mystery writer.

    You have no idea how thrilled I am that someone still reads....enjoy!

  • 1 decade ago

    I would try Alice Hoffman. Also, check out 'The Time Traveler's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger. It's her first/only book so far, but one of the best I've *ever* read.

  • 1 decade ago

    Danielle Steele, V.C. Andrews & Anna J

  • 1 decade ago

    go to homepage

    power search under reviews

    then under book type choose which type book looking for

    gives reviews for books a grade and how much sex was in it

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