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Subject: Suggestions for forensic thrillers?
Date Posted: 9/1/2007 6:42 PM ET
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I really like the Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta books and the Kathy Reichs books, but what other authors/series would be good for forensic thrillers?

 

-Layne

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 1:32 AM ET
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Linda Barnes and Linda Fairstein both write fantastic forensic thrillers, you can't really go wrong with any books from either.

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 5:56 AM ET
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Try Kathryn Fox!  I stumbled on her recently and loved her books!



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Date Posted: 9/2/2007 11:18 AM ET
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Iris Johansen has a series featuring Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor. The Face of Deception, The Killing Game, Body of Lies, Blind Alley, Countdown and Stalemate are in this series.

Dr. Sara Linton, the main character in Karin Slaughter's series, is a pediatrician and coroner.  These books include Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible, Faithless and Beyond Reach.

Here's a link to mystery authors whose books are connected to forensics:

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/JobCats/aj-forensic.html

 

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 11:24 AM ET
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Thank - you guys are wonderful!  I've read a few of the Iris Johansen, and got one of the Linda Fairstein at the library bookshop, but had never really heard of the others.  I'll be looing them up now, too!

-Layne

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 11:59 AM ET
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Leonard Goldberg has a short series about Joanna Blalock, a forensic detective.  They were pretty good.

 

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 1:45 PM ET
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The Lincoln Ryme Series by Jeffery Deaver   Im reading the first book now and its very good.

Thanks

Tammy

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 2:16 PM ET
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I have a couple of Karin Slaughter's and Iris Johanson's on my shelf.  Most are bought new and read once books. 

I especially liked the Lincoln Rhyme series - but since they made the movie I've liked it less.  It's just a quirk of mine with every book I've read that's gone on to be a movie.  Probably because the place and people images on the screen don't match what's in my head. LOL