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Subject: my newest fav, Mary Higgins Clark.... who else has good thrillers like her'
Date Posted: 2/21/2011 9:06 PM ET
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I really enjoy Mary Higgins Clark's style of writing. You are literally sucked in after the first few pages, and she intertwines her story so deep you can't figure out who killed who or what happened until she begins unraveling the story in the last chapter.

What other authors out there write thrillers well? Or would be as fun and interesting of a read as Mary Higgins?

 

Linz

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 3:55 PM ET
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Hi Lindsey,

I have a number of MHC Hardcovers on my shelf, all in "Keeper" shape.  You can get info on them by clicking the link in my Signature Area.

Thanks for Looking!

-RD

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 5:27 PM ET
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Her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, also writes mystery/light thrillers.  The main character is Regan Reilly, a private investigator.  Interestingly, Carol and her mother collaborate on a few novels as well, which are also very good.

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Date Posted: 2/28/2011 5:24 AM ET
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Carol HIggins Clark is a series with Regan Reilly who just happens to have a novelist for a mother.  So far she has 14 books in the series.  She has wrtten five books with MHC that involve a 40 million dollar lottery winner who loves to be an sleuth.  They're good reads but I don't think they're quite in MHC's caliber of writing.  They're a bit lighter to me.

I always enjoyed Mary Stewart's books but they're older and took place around the 1950's and 1960's.  I read them back then and can still remember the books if I see the titles.  Now that's writing to my mind.  I read so much that many times I forgot that I read something and I see the book and think hey that souns good!  Never with one of Mary Stewert's books.

Date Posted: 3/7/2011 10:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/8/2011 8:19 AM ET
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Have you tried Sandra Brown? Years ago Sandra Brown and MHC were my top two favs and I thought they were similar. Most of her books have romance as well as mystery and suspense. I'm not referring to the early books that have been re-released and are just mainly romance. I also like the Sue Grafton alphabet series ("a " is for alibit, etc). Those were light mysteries that always made me chuckle - I loved the heroine Kinsey Milhone.

Date Posted: 3/9/2011 5:23 PM ET
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You might also look into books by Wendy Corsi Staub. Some of them contain supernatural elements; most don't. All of the ones I've read so far have been strong.

Date Posted: 5/5/2011 10:47 AM ET
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Iris Johansen

Karin Slaughter

Robert Crais

Date Posted: 5/10/2011 3:42 AM ET
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I really love her early novels. The newer ones I have a harder time getting into.