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Having read Rankins Rebus, Billinghams Thorne & all of Michael Connelly + most Lynda La Plante and Val McDermid I am looking for a new series of books to read.

Any good suggestions please?

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Try the Robert Galbraith series.

Very dark and beautifully written.

S

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Try the Robert Galbraith series.

Very dark and beautifully written.

S

Looks interesting, I'll reserve the first book at my library.

Thanks Serge

Edit, Just found out my wife already has the 1st of the series on our Kindles. Sorted.

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Harlan Coben-Myron Bolitar series + his stand alone novels. Superb reads.

Daniel Silva-Gabriel Allon, art restorer and spy.

Jo Nesbo-Harry Hole

James Patterson-Alex Cross.

Lawrence Block-Matt Scudder

Peter James-DS Roy Grace.

Robert B Parker-Spenser.

Robert Crais-Elvis Cole.

They should keep you busy for a while.

Best wishes

Ian.

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Try the Bernie Gunther novels by Phillip Kerr, set in Germany in the 1930s

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George P Pelecanos - Nick Stefanos or Derek Strange

James Lee Burke - Dave Robicheaux

James Ellroy - The L A Quartet (The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, White Jazz)

Dennis Lehane - The Kenzie and Gennaro books

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Robert Wilson. the four Seville books featuring Inspector Falcon...(plus one set in Lisbon)

Try finding 'The rough guide to Crime fiction' by Barry Forshaw for ideas.

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Having read Rankins Rebus, Billinghams Thorne & all of Michael Connelly + most Lynda La Plante and Val McDermid I am looking for a new series of books to read.

Any good suggestions please?

Having read a few of the book series listed above. How about a slight change of tack?

If you haven't read any already I would suggest Gerald Seymour. He of the journalist and newsreader past.

Kick of with Harry's Game. Televised many years ago. Work through his books in chronological order as there are chronological references to previous books and character's, although it is not necessary to have read the previous as it is not integral to the current book that you may be reading but it is a pleasing continuity nonetheless.

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George P Pelecanos - Nick Stefanos or Derek Strange

James Lee Burke - Dave Robicheaux

James Ellroy - The L A Quartet (The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, White Jazz)

Dennis Lehane - The Kenzie and Gennaro books

I'll second James Ellroy. An excellent writer of thrillers, whether detective (the LA Quartet) or political/gangster (American Tabloid/The Cold Six Thousand/Blood's a Rover). Quite brutal in places but absolutely gripping. I've just started the first of his wartime police novels - Perfidia - and it's every bit as good.

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I've done all the Rankine and Connelly ones myself, and the obvious other one for me having a similar readability factor (though not directly crime thriller or with the same characters) is John Grisham.

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James Patterson - the Alex Cross series, the Women's Murder Club series and the Michael Bennett series.

Kathy Reichs - The Tempe Brennan series

Sue Grafton - the Alphabet series. ("A is for Alibi" and so on). She writes one a year and the latest is 'X' so you've a bit of catching up to do!

Jonathan Kellerman - the Alex Delaware novels

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Another vote for Harlen Coben - a superb writer. Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series (and his standalone ones) are great too.

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Donna Leon - Inspector Brunetti series

Italian, Venice, character driven, usually not to dark.

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Try the Bernie Gunther novels by Phillip Kerr, set in Germany in the 1930s

:^ - although the later ones jump all over the place geographically and in time.

Apart from anything else they're actually very well written (IMO) and Gunther is very much the flawed hero.

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I'll second James Ellroy. An excellent writer of thrillers, whether detective (the LA Quartet) or political/gangster (American Tabloid/The Cold Six Thousand/Blood's a Rover). Quite brutal in places but absolutely gripping. I've just started the first of his wartime police novels - Perfidia - and it's every but as good.

I read Perfidia whilst on holiday last year, superb prelude to the LA Quartet

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