new authors needed.. i'm sick of my books

@dvschic (1796)
United States
February 4, 2008 4:49pm CST
i tend to read everything! i do about a book every two days, which can be quit exhausting, but i'm an addict. i tend to read the following authors and wanted some suggestions about similar authors: nora roberts/jd robb grisham patterson ludlum hoag i love suspense and drama... u have any recommendations?
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Here is a author who has written a couple of very suspenseful books: Harlan Coben. The 2 I really like are "Tell No One" and "Gone for Good". Not all of his books are like these 2, I've also read a couple others by him that are decent mysteries. But these 2 are really good. Also, my husband reads alot of Iris Johanssen books and says she is a very good writer, I haven't read any of hers yet. Happy reading! PearlGrace
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
5 Feb 08
another poster mentioned him, i'll have to pick up a few of his and check them out! thanks iris is pretty good, u should borrow them from hubby
@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Have you read Tony Hillerman? Ellis Peters? Patricia Cornwell? I just listened to Black Rose, do you also like some romance? Johnanna Lindsey writes some fun ones. I'm personally into science fiction, I can recommend a lot in that field.
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@dvschic (1796)
• United States
5 Feb 08
finished the cornwell series, the last one was disappointing, i'll check out the other two.. thanks!
• United States
5 Feb 08
You need the good stuff. Read Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Chris Claremont. 'Nuff said!
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@dvschic (1796)
• United States
5 Feb 08
i'll check them out, i just finished the john grisham broker book and was SERIOUSLY disappointed
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
5 Feb 08
wow i'm into suspense too but with a tinge of romance for me. i know of some of the authors that you mentioned too. i read some historical, classical, navy and detective types too so not sure if you're into those but i'll give you some list of my favourite common authors that i can remember right now. it's night time hehe. patricia potter, andrea kane, linda howard, catherine coulter, sandra brown, julie garwood, marlisse melton( i think this is the correct spelling) amanda quick, sidney shieldon, jayne ann krentz, iris johansen, linda lael miller, arrgh i can't remember others. hehehe some others have mentioned like johanna lindsay. well grins i think this is quite a lot of authors for you to choose from. just write down their names and you can look at their books in the library. grins. good luck and enjoy them.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
5 Feb 08
I am an author, I have written two books, perhaps you might want to read up on a fellow myloters work, it would be different. I also have an e-zine I put out everyday with stories and poems in it from all kinds of people
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Since I am an author I must suggest you read mine! An Ax in the Sandbox....and To Touch a Heart. Thanks...Jill
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
9 Feb 08
where can i find them ? thanks for replying
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
9 Feb 08
www.barnesandnoble.com www.border.com www.amazon.com or from my website. thanks for inquiring.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
9 Feb 08
And that would be by Jill Holmes. thanks
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
5 Feb 08
YOu need to add Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Richard North Patterson to your list of authors. Janet Evanovich has the Stephanie Plum series. She is a female bounty hunter. She writes with humor and some sexiness thrown in. You will laugh out loud, but is also adds that touch of mystery that you seem to like. Sue Graftons series starts with A is for Alibi, and it continues through the Alpahbet. I don't think she's as great as Janet Evanovich or JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts) but she has grown on me. I'm working on reading G is for Gumshoe now, but I did come across a few Nora Roberts books and I've set Sue Grafton aside 'til I'm done with the Nora Roberts books I have again. Richard North Paterson - He also rights detective type books. They are really good. I think I have a few discussions posted on a couple of his books. Good luck discovery new authors!
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
5 Feb 08
yea, i've read those,, i haven't hit all the pattersons, but i've done most, i dont like the Plum series, i've tried them but just blah, dont find them that great.. i think i've read up unto S but that was a long time ago.. thanks for replying!
@lightningd (1042)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Well, I was in wal-mart today and saw that James Patterson has his newest novel from the womens murder club out.. it's called 7th heaven. I picked it up today. If you like a little bit of humor mixed in with your suspense, Try reading Janet Evanovich. She has the Stephanie Plum series which currently has 13 books plue two mini (mid-season) shorter books. Then there is the Alex Barnaby series that started two years ago... Both are very suspense filled and alot of fun to read. Have you tried Tess Gerritson, Catherine Coulter, Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, or Iris Johansen. All are actuon suspense. Those are some of my regular reads.... I am a book aholic too. I average about 50 books a year. OH, I forgot one, Sue Grafton. Any of those are the mystery/suspense, and filled with action. Hope that helps!!!
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
5 Feb 08
i have read most of those, i can't get into the evanovich books, just not strong enough to hold my attention, iris is great, but i've done all her books... tess is a new one, she's a bit bizarre, but cute none the less, just finished the surgeon.. picked up a sandra brown and i'm loving it, fat tuesday i think its called.
@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I dont know if you like True Crime but Ann Rule is SOOOO good if you do. Sometimes it may start slow but I assure you keep reading!
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
5 Feb 08
i used to read her books in high school, they made me so sad, since they WERE TRUE!! i hated people in those books, what kind of sick a$$ people live in this world!
• United States
5 Feb 08
We like quite a few of the same authors. Some of the authors that I have found recently that I really have enjoyed are: Harlan Coben, Dean Koontz(which is an old favorite), Tess Gerritsen, & Lisa Jackson. All excellent authors I think and I have enjoyed all the books I have read by them. Good luck & happy reading :)
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
5 Feb 08
thanks, i have read most of those, never heard of harlan, i'll check him out!
@bochco123 (597)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River).
@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
4 Feb 08
You can try "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. It is a drama and suspense at the same time about money. The first time I read it, I continue on until midnight and that awaken my curiosity about money.
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
4 Feb 08
its not quite drama and suspense, its financial planning, i've read it and found it quite boring. i prefer suze orman
@kimbers867 (2541)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Faye Kellerman is a wonderful author and she has written a 16 book series that has the following - Peter Decker. He is a policeman who meets a woman and the series and their relationship grows. I am only on book 5. Here is the first book in the series: Ritual Bath. Mrs. Kellerman wrote the first one in 1986 and she just released the 16th one in 2007. This was recommended by a friend and they are great. Also, Beverly Lewis writes a lot of great books about the Amish.
• Philippines
10 Feb 08
why dont you try reading the books of danielle steel.. it's my favorite kind of book.. i assure you, you'll like her stories..
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
9 Feb 08
I love Nora Roberts too. She writes very good romance and suspense books. Right now I am reading a book by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg called Buried Evidence. It is a fantastic book. I have also recently read Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs. She has written a lot of good suspense stories. Another really good book is Heart Full of Lies by Ann Rule. I have never read anything by Ann Rule before but she has a lot of suspense books out, according to the list of her books on the inside cover.
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
7 Feb 08
You could check out Jim Butcher's Dresden books. They're what the recent (and sadly cancelled) television series The Dresden Files were based off of. Good read if you like supernatural stuff with a good dose of of detective work... and ghosts named Bob.
@silkyt34 (324)
• United States
6 Feb 08
try Terry Goodkind.. he is more of a fantasy writer with wizards and such but lots of drama and suspense.. i absolutly love love love him
@IddiKlu (176)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Have you checked into Sidney Sheldon and Harold Robbins? The latter always wrote about actual things, just changing the names of the actual people. His The Carpetbaggers was about Howard Hughes and The Dream Merchants about Goldwyn Meyer. There are some others, The Pirate being one which I found very enjoyable. If you are at all into science fiction, (or are at least willing to try it) I would recommend Robert Heinlein's Time enough for Love, and The Moon is a harsh mistress...
@Kerenhap (63)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Well, first I'll start with the obvious from recent best sellers :) Have you read Dan Brown - author of the DaVinci Code. I enjoyed his "Angels and Demons" more. Also how about Greg Iles. His books have endorsements from both John Grisham and Steven King. Look for: Mortal Fear, Spandau Phoenix, The Quiet Game, Black Cross.
@sca1066 (32)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Have you tried Iris Johansen and Catherine Coulter? Both are authors of FBI thrillers. Cahterine Coulterr has written such books as Blindside, Point Blank, The Edge and a new one which I will have to get, which is Double Take, plus a whole lot more. Iris has written The Search, Body of Lies, The Deception, Killer Dreams, Firestorm, and a lot more. These are all great books. I think you will enjoy them.