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Sunil left a general comment on the previous post that needed answering. I started to add a comment after hers, but the message was getting pretty long, so I decided to blog it separately.

No, I don’t have any way to sort on my ratings. This site is 11 years old and still has some of the original formatting in places. I know I should learn something like Drupal and migrate, but found the learning curve is more than I want to deal with right now. I wasn’t even able to figure out how to get started after I installed it…

Some of my highly recommended mystery writers:

Margaret MaronThe Bootlegger’s Daughter and follow up books (current day North Carolina, cozy but not cutsie)

Anne Perry – different detective series all historical England, different time periods in the 1800’s to early 1900’s – try Face of a Stranger.

J.D. RobbNaked in Death and the follow ups (future New York City, gritty)

Jacqueline WinspearMaisie Dobbs and follow up books (historical, 1930’s)

For humorous mysteries, check out Lisa Lutz‘s The Spellman Files and two sequels. She’s a new author and these are hilarious. A West Coast Stephanie Plum without the foul mouth or the murders. I hope she maintains after she’s finished the Spellman series – which is planned for four. I’ve given her books to my daughters, my brother, my mother, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law. This is the only author I know that I’ve been able to give to all of those people.

There are many more, so I made myself stop. Yes, I admit my favorite authors tend to be women, but I read a lot of men’s books as well.


  1. Comment by sunil:

    Hey thanks for the recommendations!

  2. Comment by kaikhor:

    What about Janet Evanovich?