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I am aways on the look out for new crime/thriller books so I thought it might be useful to start a thread where people could list new crime/thriller authors they have discovered and enjoyed reading. They may not be totally new but someone you have just found out about.

 

This year so far I have discovered:

Nick Brownlee - Author of 3 books set in Kenya involving A kenyan police and and an ex Scotland Yard officer living in Kenya. Very fast paced and enjoyable.

 

George Pelecanos - I know he has been around for a while but just read the way home an found it very entertaining.

 

Anybody else found a new author they enjoy so far this year?

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I discovered Martin Edwards late last year. He wrote a trilogy centred around the Lake District (and I believe he is working on a fourth). They are very clever plots written with intelligence.

 

I do read a lot of crime (mostly of the historical variety) and I am just getting into the Shardlake books by CJ Samson - he could be my next new favourite.:lol:

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I read "The Crucifix Killer" by Chris Carter a couple of weeks ago and I think it is a really good thriller. No brand-new plot, but thrilling nonetheless.

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I recently discovered Brian McGilloway and his Inspector Benedict Devlin series (I think there are 4 so far) I have read the first Borderlands and enjoyed, being originally from Northern Ireland I found the idea of a detective series set between the North and the South quite intriguing. The human side is of course Devlin trying to balance both his work and home life.....and like most 24 hour detectives that can be difficult...but at least he has his drinking under control....at the moment :( I am soon to start the second in the series Gallows Lane and look forward to the development of the character.

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I would also like to mention Tom Rob Smith, I was blown away by Child 44 when I read it last year. This is crime but set in 1950's Russia with all the deceit and suspicion that era entailed, add this to the cold and barren landscape that is always the setting then you have a great read. I am at present reading the follow up to Child 44 The Secret Speech and it is equally entertaining. The books are highly intelligent, articulate with a great sense of time and place.

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everything by Chris Carter are great to read, I have all of them, I have got I am death but I haven't read it yet

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Peter May is very good, another "Scottish noir" but his trilogy set on the Isle of Lewis is excellent.  And slightly different to the usual police procedural too ie there's a murder, it's investigated - there's much more background story in these books, and the setting is great.

 

I love the Shardlake books too, very atmospheric and well-written.

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Hi,

 

I would recommend David Morrell's "Murder as a Fine Art", and its sequel "Inspector of the Dead". He's a veteran writer but those are his first crime thrillers set in early 19th Century London, based on true events (serial killer).

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Any new True Crime authors that anyone could recommend? I recently read "Under the Banner of Heaven" by John Krakauer, and really enjoyed it and am looking for something to move in to next.

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Any new True Crime authors that anyone could recommend? I recently read "Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer, and really enjoyed it and am looking for something to move in to next. 

I also don't know who to ask around here. I'm pretty new. How do I edit a post? I seemed to have left off a quotation mark and it's killing me that I can't change it...

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I also don't know who to ask around here. I'm pretty new. How do I edit a post? I seemed to have left off a quotation mark and it's killing me that I can't change it...

 

There should be a greyed-out Edit function at the bottom right of the post in question, to the left of the MultiQuote and Quote buttons.  It'll highlight black as you hover your cursor over it.  If it isn't there, perhaps you have to reach a certain number of posts before you can edit them?  

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I also don't know who to ask around here. I'm pretty new. How do I edit a post? I seemed to have left off a quotation mark and it's killing me that I can't change it...

I think you can't edit your posts until you've got 10 or so posts (but I could be mistaken on the amount of posts you need). I've added your quotation mark, I understand about it annoying you (it would annoy me too).

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I'd be interest in hearing about books along the Inspector Lynley (Elizabeth George)series or even Caroline Grahams (Midsomer Murders). Anyone know of any?

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I'd be interest in hearing about books along the Inspector Lynley (Elizabeth George)series or even Caroline Grahams (Midsomer Murders). Anyone know of any?

 

I`ve read a couple of the Lynley books and they make me think of Reginald Hill`s Dalziel and Pascoe books. :)

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I think you can't edit your posts until you've got 10 or so posts (but I could be mistaken on the amount of posts you need). I've added your quotation mark, I understand about it annoying you (it would annoy me too).

That makes sense, thank you for adding the quotation mark for me. I'll just try and be a bit more careful with my grammar ;)

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Nordic crime thrillers have become very popular over the last few years. I recently discovered Stefan Ahnhem whose novels - "Victim without a Face" and "The Ninth Grave" were a great read. Strong characters and graphic story-lines. If you like this genre,have a look.

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I'd recommend Elly Griffiths' "Ruth Galloway" series, set in Norfolk, and Kate Ellis's series featuring Wesley Peterson, set in Devon, which aren't too gruesome!

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On 2/2/2018 at 1:28 AM, Iain C Smith said:

Nordic crime thrillers have become very popular over the last few years. I recently discovered Stefan Ahnhem whose novels - "Victim without a Face" and "The Ninth Grave" were a great read. Strong characters and graphic story-lines. If you like this genre,have a look.

I'm reading Victim Without a Face now and really enjoying it.  I read quite a lot of Nordic crime.

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On ‎02‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 8:39 PM, bookmonkey said:

I'm reading Victim Without a Face now and really enjoying it.  I read quite a lot of Nordic crime.

 

Have you read any of the Icelandic authors? There are some good ones out there, and I try and seek them out whenever possible.  

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3 hours ago, Talisman said:

 

Have you read any of the Icelandic authors? There are some good ones out there, and I try and seek them out whenever possible.  

 

I'm listening to an Arnaldur Indridasson at the moment.  I like his books.  What other Icelandic authors are there?

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My current read is by Ragnar Jonasson, who has a series called Dark Iceland.  The first one is called "Snowblind", they're quite short and fairly easy to read.

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That's a good series. I have read all of them. The next one Whiteout is due out in September and I have pre ordered it.

 

There are always loads of Icelandic books I want to read - not just crime fiction. 

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