Thursday, July 26, 2007

Summer Reading - Mysteries

Kevin's comment made me think of the mysteries I would recommend. Here's the beginning of the list of mystery writers I like:

the new Dick Francis is good
Ian Rankin (Scottish police procedural)
Giles Blunt (Canadian police procedural by a fellow who used to write for Law and Order)
Elizabeth George (British police procedural - can't wait until the new one is out in paper)
Janet Evanovich (American comedic - the one, two, three, four series - haven't read the others)
Quintin Jardine (Scottish police procedural)
Kathy Reichs (Canadian forensic)
Andrew Taylor (British - some historical, some theological, some police procedural - all good)
Julia Spencer-Fleming (U.S. Anglican priest)
Charles Todd (British historical - WWI)
Faye Kellerman (American Jewish police procedural)
Robert K. Tanenbaum (American legal procedural)
Deborah Crombie (British police procedural)
Jonathan Kellerman (American psychiatric)
Gail Bowen (Canadian - she's an academic but they have police elements)
Ruth Dudley Edwards (British comedic academic)
Marcia Muller (American hard boiled private eye)
Kate Charles (British Anglican)
Patricia Cornwell (American forensic)
Robert Parker (hard boiled but in touch with his feelings)
D.M.Greenwood (British Anglican)


aaronorear said...

I've always enjoyed Walter Mosely's Easy Rawlins books. And, for something considerably lighter, the Brother Cadfael series.

Kathryn said...

And there's Phil Rickman, whose heroine is Merrily, a priest in the Church of England. Well written and doesn't go in for irritating errors of fact :-)