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Subject: my favorite mystery/thriller books
Date Posted: 6/19/2010 12:40 PM ET
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Some of my favorite reads have been "under the lake" stuart woods, "white cargo" stuart woods, "palindrome" stuart woods,"riptide" Preston & Childs, "treasure" clive cussler,  & "cabinet of curiosities" Preston & Childs.  Can anyone suggest a favorite along these same lines?

Date Posted: 6/19/2010 1:10 PM ET
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Have you read Catherine Coulter's FBI series?  Really good. 

Date Posted: 6/19/2010 4:11 PM ET
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Try Karen Slaughter and J.T. Ellison, just be sure to read them in order.  Kevin O'brien and Gregg Olsen are also good authors.  I think you will enjoy them.

Date Posted: 6/19/2010 8:28 PM ET
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You might give James Rollins a try. Start with Black Order and work your way through the Sigma series. His standalone Amazonia was fantastic. A man goes into the jungle with one arm and comes out with two. His other standalones are all good as well. I 2nd the Brad Thor, Scot Harvath is the man and the Matthew Reilly recommend. I like Jack West, but Scarecrow is my man. (but beware these books are nothing but non-stop action.  Jeff Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series is very good. I would read them in order, but they read fine as standalones. F Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series is downright awesome. However, it has to be read in order for the books to make sense. It also has a paranormal element that becomes more apparent as the books go on. But All The Rage is a standout to me in the series. Greg Isles Penn Cage series is the best as well as Gregg Hurwitz's Tim and Dray Rackly series. I would read it in order and I will warn you, The Kill Clause the first book has tough subject matter, but well worth the read. Or his standalone Do No Harm was very good. If you want a good medical thriller, Michael Palmer is a good one and everything but The First Patient has been excellent. If you like a bit of humor with your mystery, you can either go with JA Konrath and his Jack Daniel's myteries or Carl Hiaasen's crazy books. His books focus on Florida and usually shining a big ugly light on big government. They are all standalones and standouts so far for me are Sick Puppy, Lucky You, Native Tongue and Stormy Weather. I could go on, but have overwelmed you enough for now. :-)

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 8:00 PM ET
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Do you need to read the James Rollins Sigma Series in order? I usually like to read a series in order but I have 2 of the series and am not sure I want to get the others. I really like some of his stand alones...

 

Denise

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 9:51 PM ET
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Baldacci, there is this cat Baldacci. Like most you mentioned, he never met a stereotype he didn't like. wink

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 10:54 PM ET
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Denise I would read the Sigma series in order. It just gives you back ground on all the players in the game. Rollins builds on each each character and they gain more depth that way.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 6:31 PM ET
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Thanks Keri!

Denise

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 8:27 AM ET
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Tell me about Catherine Coulter FBI series please.

Looking for something new to read soon

Have not read her books before. 

Thanks  smiley

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 9:37 AM ET
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I read The Cove, which I liked. I read The Maze and found some of the scenes disturbing and the writing not working for me. I tried the Target and it was a DNF and I never picked up another one.