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Subject: I am Looking for New Authors...
Date Posted: 7/12/2008 12:17 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2005
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I am rapidly finishing all the series I read so I need to find new blood :) The only must is that they need to be available on audiobooks. 

Just to help you out these are who I listened to:

  1. Agatha Christie
  2. MC Beaton
  3. Patricia Cornwell
  4. Rex Stout
  5. Donald Bain
  6. Elizabeth Peters
  7. Laurie R King
  8. Carolyn G Hart
  9. Colin Dexter
  10. Dan Brown
  11. Diane Mott Davidson
  12. Margaret Truman
  13. Dorothy L Sayers
  14. Jeffery Deaver
  15. Lillian Jackson Braun
  16. Nelson DeMille
  17. Ruth Rendell
  18. Tim Lahaye
  19. Jonathan Kellerman
  20. James Patterson
  21. Joanne Fluke
  22. Lawrence Block
  23. Kathy Reichs
  24. Kay Hooper- New Author!

 Thanks for any help you can give me!

 

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 12:13 AM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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Chech out the Read- Alikes section of Stop You're Killing Me.....

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/

 

They list authors similar to ones you already enjoy.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 9:42 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2005
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I have found the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow to be very enjoyable, and I believe most (if not all) are available on cassette or CD.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 7:28 PM ET
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Thanks!

 

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 1:44 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2005
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I listen to about 5-6 audio books a month, and mysteries are my favorite kind of audio book.  So here's a few recommendations:

  • Sue Grafton's Alphabet Mysteries (starting with A is for Alibi)
  • J.D. Robb's In Death series (starting with Naked in Death) - Romantic Suspense
  • Brian Freeman (Immoral, Stripped & Stalked)
  • P.J. Tracy's Monkeewrech series (Monkeewrench, Live Bait, Dead Run, & Snow Blind)
  • Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series (starting with One for the Money)
  • Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series (starting with Odd Thomas) - paranormal mystery
  • William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor series (starting with Iron Lake)
  • Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series (starting with Crocodile on the Sandbank) - historical mysteries about a pair of Victorian Egyptologists

That should keep you busy for a while!

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 2:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2006
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A few more suggestions for you...I know for certain that audio books are available

Robert Parker-- has 3 series-- Spenser, Sunny Randall, Jesse Stone

Lee Child

Date Posted: 7/15/2008 6:46 PM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2008
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Lee Child - the Jack Reacher series

John Sandford - the Prey series. 

Marshall Karp: only 2 in the series, both available on CD: The Rabbit Factory and Bloodthirsty

Hope these help!

Date Posted: 7/15/2008 11:31 PM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2006
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You have many of my favorites on your list!  Here are some others that I have read that you might enjoy!

Phillip Margolin

Alex Kava (books are good, but they are not for the faint of heart!)

Tess Gerritsen  (just finished her series and really enjoyed it)

Harlan Coben (he has a series with Myron Bolitar.  I have only read a couple of those, but I love his stand alones).

Karin Slaughter