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Subject: Looking for new authors................suggestions??
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 8:38 PM ET
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Hi all :)

I'm looking for some suggestions on some new authors and figured this would be the perfect place to ask!  I LOVE "outdoor" type mysteries. I like the main characters to be sort of rugged, loner types who live in the woods etc...
I've read and really like:
Dana Stabenow
Sue Henry
Steve Hamilton
William Kent Krueger
and a little Tony Hillerman but haven't been very impressed - he gets a little hung up on the details for me.

Oh and I forgot........Nevada Barr

Any new ideas for me?

Date Posted: 9/25/2009 9:39 PM ET
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  • Michael McGarrity's Kevin Kerney series set in New Mexico
  • C. J. Box's Joe Pickett series set in Wyoming (well, Joe is a family man, so he's not always a loner, but the countryside is rather unforgiving)
  • Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series set in Wyoming
  • Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott series set in North Carolina
  • Joseph Heywood's Grady Service series set in Michigan
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 9:49 PM ET
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Maybe Phillip DePoy's Fever Devilin series set in Appalachia? 

Date Posted: 9/25/2009 10:05 PM ET
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I also think you would like C.J. Box if you want an outdoor style mystery.
Date Posted: 9/26/2009 12:27 AM ET
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I always recommend C.J. Box because, well, the books are good and he's a really nice guy. 

Anna's list mirrors the list that I would recommend.  All good stuff!



Last Edited on: 9/26/09 12:28 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/26/2009 8:29 AM ET
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Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford series is excellent. He's a marine biologist in FL and definitely fits your criteria.
Date Posted: 9/26/2009 11:51 PM ET
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The books by Aaron Elkins (about a physical anthropologist who gets involved in crime scene analysis) have a lot of outdoor scenes in them.  (The main character's wife is a park ranger.)  The first book in the series is a little bit dated but after that they are very good.

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 7:16 PM ET
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William Tapply's books about Stoney Calhoun set in Maine would fit the bill.  The first is Bitch Creek.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 8:50 AM ET
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James W. Hall's Thorn is a Keys fishing bum. He's South Florida's answer to an outdoorsman.