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Subject: Looking for authors beginning with "n", "q" and "x"
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 11:07 PM ET
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Any recommendations for a good suspence, thriller or mystery author whose last name begins with my missing letters?  :)  I usually don't like romantic suspence.  Otherwise, I'm open to any suggestions for well-written titles for my 2008 book challenge.

Any ideas?

Sharon

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 11:13 PM ET
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Go here: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com . You are certain to find all the authors you need!
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 11:15 PM ET
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Barbara Nadel's Inspector Ikmen books are supposed to be really good.
Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 8:31 AM ET
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Thanks, LeeAnn.  I'll check out Nadel.  I love Stop You're Killing Me.  I've been using it for years but I was hoping for a recommendation about some of the authors on there.  There is only one "X" and I have that on my wishlist.  Us mystery readers are creative though and could know of some that are more hidden!  ;-)

Thanks again...

Sharon

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 3:50 PM ET
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Monica Quill's nun series is pretty light reading  - Quill is a nom de plume of Ralph McInerny.  Of course there is the older Ellery Queen books.

Barbara Neely's Blanche books are also pretty good and a different type of protagonist.

Can't think of any with X....

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 6:09 PM ET
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Sharon, have you read The Girls He Adored or Fear Itself by Jonathan Nasaw?  They were both pretty good!

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 7/4/2008 9:45 AM ET
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Thanks a lot, everyone!  The Nasaw books sound very interesting!  I knew I could count on you all to come up with some help!

:)

Sharon

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I liked John Nance's books, especially his earlier ones: Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child. 

X?  Sheesh!  Good luck!  ;)

Subject: If you can use the X. as a middle name,
Date Posted: 7/4/2008 12:29 PM ET
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I can suggest the following mystery writers:   William X.  Kienzle,  E. X.  Ferrars, and E. X.  Giroux

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 12:48 PM ET
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Have you tried Brenda Novak?       First books in the series are "Dead Silence" and "Dead Giveaway."

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 12:50 PM ET
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Oh,   just thought of your Q.     Ellery Queen

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 7/8/2008 7:52 AM ET
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Thanks so much to everyone!!

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 11:46 AM ET
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If you have not found them all yet try Fantastic Fiction. Not only can you search by first letter in the author's name, but they have full descriptions of all the books. They have non-mystery books listed also, but it is easy to tell which authors write mystery.

Anne J