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Subject: Any authors similar to....
Date Posted: 2/19/2009 5:50 PM ET
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Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, Beverly Connor, Aaron Elkins, Robert W. Walker?

I really like the forensic anthropologist/archeaologist type mysteries.

Actually any good serial killer series would be great. (does that make me sick? lol!!)



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Date Posted: 2/19/2009 6:07 PM ET
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Try literature-map.com.  I ran across this website a few weeks ago........

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 6:18 PM ET
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Here's a list of forensic-related mystery series:

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/JobCats/Forensics.html

 

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 6:33 PM ET
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Carol - that is one awesome site!!! Thanks so much

Anna - I don't know how I missed that section, I go to Stop You're Killing Me all the time...guess it pays to browse around the site. Thanks!!

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 7:10 AM ET
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One that I can recommend is the series written by Jefferson Bass. It's actually 2 people writing under that name, and one of them is the guy who developed and headed up the actual Body Farm. I've only read the first one so far, but have the next couple here and plan to get to #2 soon.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 8:56 AM ET
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Cheryl, "plan to get to #2 soon" how long is that in 'reader' years?!  It's crazy, ain't it?!

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 11:04 AM ET
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LOL Carol...yeah...especially when you have multiple bookshelves in every room and when you get near them you hear the books whispering, "read me next!" "no, read ME!" I need about 8 sets of eyes so I can read more! :D

Cheryl

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 4:21 PM ET
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LOL! I know the feeling!

 

Cheryl - thanks for reminding me about Jefferson Bass...I did read the first one and amazingly found the 2nd one in my TBR pile...go figure!! LOL!

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 2:08 PM ET
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A very good serial killer series is the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. There is some forensics in the books and all of the books are nonstop action.

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Date Posted: 2/22/2009 9:52 AM ET
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I didn't check the above link, but Michael W. Gear and his wife Kathleen O'Neal Gear (formerly known as Kathleen M. O'Neal) are both archeologists and have coauthored a mystery series.  I think some of their other books written separately involve archeology and anthropology, with a supernatural or SF element. 

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 9:02 PM ET
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Jeffrey Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series is good.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 4:39 PM ET
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You must try Cody McFayden. He's only got a couple books out so far- fairly new, but creepy in a good way! I am not big on trying new authors, but I was glad I gave him a shot. I believe shadowman was his first book.
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 5:30 PM ET
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Matt - I've read that series...I loved it, wish there were more!

Crystal - I think I have 2 more Deaver's to read (I got burnt out and read too many in a row!)

Julie - thanks for the tip on McFayden, just ordered the 1st book.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

 

Date Posted: 3/9/2009 4:59 PM ET
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Julie - I read Shadow Man by Cody McFadyen on Saturday...finished it in one sitting. Loved, loved, loved it!! I couldn't wait for my turn on the wishlist to come up for his second book, so I downloaded the kindle app on my ipod touch and bought the second book right away...I hope he keeps up this series, it is magnificent!

 

 

Date Posted: 3/9/2009 11:26 PM ET
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Well Lori, now you won't have to have Shadow Man lingering on your shelf anymore 'cause I ordered it from you. LOL

Cheryl

 

Date Posted: 3/11/2009 1:20 PM ET
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I don't know if this would be thriller or mystery but the Fear series by Kay Hooper is awesome.  I'm on the second one and can't put it down.  It's about a Special Crimes Unit (psychics) in the FBI.

Hunting Fear, Chill of Fear and Sleeping With Fear

Date Posted: 3/13/2009 4:47 PM ET
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Thanks Cheryl...you should be getting it soon!

Diane - I think I read one of her first books...I'll have to check out the others. Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 8:58 AM ET
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It isn't really anthropologist/archaeologist, but you might like Tess Gerritsen.  I like the authors you listed and enjoy her books as well.

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 11:47 AM ET
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Dana Cameron has an arthropologist/archaeologist series.  I read the first one, Site Unseen, and liked it.  Haven't read the others simply because I am determined to whittle down by TBR pile and finsh some the many series I have already started first.  Also, Simon Beckett, Chemistry of Death.  I liked the first one and have the 2nd on my WL

Date Posted: 3/17/2009 12:41 PM ET
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Lyn Hamilton has an interesting archeological series. Her detective Lara McClintock is a Toronto antiquities dealer and she travels a lot to find stock for her shop. I really liked the one set on Easter Island.