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Subject: Question Looking for authors new to us
Date Posted: 7/11/2015 5:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2008
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Hi all,

When you get as old as us so may automatic buy authors have departed. We are running on empty in the book department. Thought about trying the author who picked up Robert Parker's Spencer series. The Ranger - Quinn Colson, Bk 1Author: Ace Atkins.

We have been introduced to many new authors through this site( Lee Child, David Ellis, Dennis Lehane etc). Does anyone have personal knowledge of the Ace Atkins Quinn Colson series? Positive or Negative. Just trying to find someone new as we have run out of books. Hate that when it happens.

Date Posted: 7/11/2015 6:55 PM ET
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I haven't read the Colson series you mentioned but wonder if you ever tried the "Literature Map" website?  It provides a map of authors most similar to other authors. Check out these links to the authors you mentioned in your OP.

Robert Parker

Ace Atkins

 

 

Date Posted: 7/11/2015 6:59 PM ET
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if you like mysteries have you read The Caveman's Valentine by George Dawes Green.

Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt is the first book in a series. John Cardinal is the detective I think.

Henning Mankell is a mystery writer with a series of detective mysteries.

Date Posted: 7/11/2015 7:10 PM ET
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Just as an aside, I'm participating in the 2015 Reading Challenge and it has been quite successful -- for me, at least -- in helping me find new and/or previously unknown authors and less favored genres.  

It looks like you like mystery books and I found, quite by accident, a two-book series (with more coming out) set in Norway, written by a Norwegian author and translated into English and I have liked them very much and both stories so far have offered up a unique historical twist.  The series is the Odd Singsaker series by Jørgen Brekke

Date Posted: 7/11/2015 8:01 PM ET
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Wow Thanks for the link to "Literature Map". It will take some investigating but a great start.