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Crime/Mystery Writers

A Reader's Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers
If you've read all there is to read by one or more of these authors, search the list for other writers who specialize in Crime and Mystery.

Legal Thrillers
Dexter Dias
Linda Fairstein
Philip Friedman
John Grisham
John Lescroart
Phillip Margolin
Steve Martini
Brad Meltzer
Richard North Patterson
Lisa Scottoline
Scott Turow

Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson

Psychological Suspense
Hilary Bonner
Lee Child
Harlan Coben
Sarah Dunant
Nicci French
Frances Fyfield
Patricia Highsmith
P.D. James
Jonathan Kellerman
Andrew Klavan
J. Wallis Martin
Julie Parsons
Ruth Rendell
Barbara Vine
Minette Walters
Laura Wilson
Margaret Yorke

The Echo by Minette Walters

Romantic Suspense
Sandra Brown
Mary Higgins Clark
Tami Hoag
Nora Roberts

Private Eye Novels
Lawrence Block
Raymond Chandler
Robert Crais
Loren D. Estleman
Dashiell Hammett
Chester Himes
Ross MacDonald
Walter Mosley
Robert B. Parker
Alexander McCall Smith
Mark Timlin

Hit Man by Lawrence Block

Female Sleuth - Feisty Heroines
Martina Cole
Natasha Cooper
Stella Duffy
Sue Grafton
Sparkle Hayter
Lauren Henderson
Val McDermid
Marcia Muller
Michelle Spring

Comic Crime
Colin Bateman
Simon Brett
Christopher Brookmyre
Janet Evanovich
Kinky Friedman
Carl Hiaasen
Elmore Leonard
Elizabeth Peters
Mike Ripley
Simon Shaw
Donald Westlake

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Historical Crime
Lindsey Davis
P.C. Doherty
Janet Laurence
Iain Pears
Anne Perry
Ellis Peters
Steven Saylor
Marilyn Todd
Peter Tremayne

The Thriller
Ted Allbeury
Francis Bennett
Tom Clancy
John Creed
Len Deighton
Alan Furst
Reg Gadney
Robert Goddard
John Le Carre
Robert Littell
Glenn Meade
Michael Ridpath
Robert Wilson

Sea Change by Robert Goddard

Cop Novel/Police Procedural
Mark Billingham
Stephen Booth
Michael Connelly
Colin Dexter
Michael Dibdin
Reginald Hill
Tony Hillerman
H.R.F. Keating
Philip Kerr
Frank Lean
Donna Leon
Peter Lovesey
Ed McBain
Henning Mankell
Ridley Pearson
Ian Rankin
R.D. Wingfield

A Darkness More than Night by Michael Connelly

Psychochillers
John Connolly
Thomas Harris
Dennis Lehane
James Patterson
John Sandford

Medical Thrillers
Paul Carson
Robin Cook
Tess Gerritsen
Ken McClure
Michael Palmer

Final Duty by Paul Carson

Sports Mysteries
Dick Francis
John Francome

Hard - Boiled Novels
Nicholas Blincoe
Ken Bruen
James Lee Burke
James Crumley
Jeffrey Deaver
James Ellroy
James W. Hall
Carl Hiaasen
Joe R. Lansdale
Elmore Leonard
David Lindsey
Jefferson T. Parker
George Pelecanos
Bill Pronzini
Derek Raymond
Richard Stark
Andrew Vachss

The Tonto Woman by Elmore Leonard

Cosy Corner- Traditional Whodunnits
Catherine Aird
Agatha Christie
Deborah Crombie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Elizabeth George
Caroline Graham
Ann Granger
Martha Grimes
Ngaio Marsh
Dorothy L. Sayers
Dorothy Simpson

The Forensics
Patricia Cornwell
Mo Hayder
Kathy Reichs
Karin Slaughter

Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell

See also "100 Masters of Crime"

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