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Subject: Looking for Authors who write similiar to Amanda Quick!
Date Posted: 2/16/2009 11:30 PM ET
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I read TONS of Historical Romance (I don't care for any modern day stuff), but in all the authors I have read I have only ever come across Amanda Quick who writes Historical Romance Mysteries! So I was hoping someone else may know of another author who writes Historical Romance Mysteries. If you know of anyone, I would be thrilled to give them a read!

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Date Posted: 2/16/2009 11:36 PM ET
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I know you've probably already read her, but Julie Garwood had the mystery element in quite a few of her historicals.  Of course then she switched to contemporary suspense, but the historicals are still good IMO.

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 1:15 AM ET
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Candace Camp has a mystery in about half of her historicals.(e.g. DANGEROUS MAN)


I am not a big fan but I believe at least one of Anne Mallory's book, if not more, have mysteries in them, (e.g. THREE NIGHTS OF SIN)

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 2:16 AM ET
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Brenda Joyce's Francesca Cahill series.  They all start with Deadly.

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 1:04 AM ET
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Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Amanda Quick is the longest running favorite I've had - I've never found any other author to write so reliably in the Historical Romance Mystery genre. Candace Camp was a good suggestion, some of hers are and some aren't but haven't found one I didn't enjoy regardless. Christina Dodd's historicals usually have a mystery to some degree. You might check out Suzanne Robinson's too, but not the medeival (sp?) ones, the 19th century ones - The Engagement, Lady Hellfire and Lady Dangerous are the ones I think fit the bill best. Actually now that I think about it, Suzanne Robinson writes mysteries under a slightly different name, I think Linda S. Robinson. And finally Madeline Hunter's novels are more Historical Romance Political Intrigue?

I have not read Catherine Coulter in a long time, but her name popped in my head for this subject too. I think she writes mostly or all contemporaries now, but she used to write historicals and I am pretty sure most were mysteries to some degree.

Jane Feather. Boy, you got me going and now I'll be having their names popping into my head the rest of the night. :p

Date Posted: 2/20/2009 12:29 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions all. When I mentioned Amanda Quick I should have also mentioned Brenda Joyce of the Deadly series which I just finished reading. I ABSOLUTELY loved them and I wish so much she would right more.

I have read most of the other authors, but I don't think any (with a few exceptions for a story here and there) give the "mystery" aspect quite as much attention in the story as Amanda Quick. I do still however like Candace Camp and Julie Garwoods historicals, yes. Jane Feather was the woman who made me start reading romance actually! But it means I have read everything she has. 

I have never heard of Anne Mallory or Suzanne Robinson. So I will give them a look over, thank you.

Grace I know Amanda's real name is Jayne Krentz and that she writes under it as well, but I have never come across any that are historical. If there are any I would love to check them out if you have any suggestions.