recommend some mystery fictions?

@yiyun_h (183)
United States
October 6, 2010 3:50pm CST
i love mystery books. my favorite is classical agatha christie. i also like mary higgins clark but i am getting tire of her. i tried james patterson once and didn't like it much. steven king seems to be too gruesome. too much police investigation also bores me. i like psychological twisted stories. also i prefer some stories focus on a few characters other than too many roles being involved. any recommendations?
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• United States
10 Oct 10
Here are my recents faves: Tana French Gillian Flynn Sophie Hannah They are a bit more thrillers than mysteries, but quality writing and the 'mystery' in the book is so entangled and the character development is wonderful.
@yiyun_h (183)
• United States
10 Oct 10
thanks! i will try.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
7 Oct 10
Have you read Harlan Coben yet? If you haven't, I really recommend his books, they are great. He is by far the best modern mystery writer I think!
@yiyun_h (183)
• United States
7 Oct 10
thanks! i will check out his too.
@jerikjames (1043)
• Philippines
7 Oct 10
I think you and my mom would get along well. She also likes works of Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha Christi, and James Patterson. I also love their books and my mom has a wide variety of books of mystery/thriller genre. She's currently reading Andrew Gross. She also has Mary Jane Clark and Carol Higgins Clark. I've read all the books my mom has. And they're all pretty cool. I suggest you try reading Andrew Gross, his books are decent.
@yiyun_h (183)
• United States
7 Oct 10
haha, wish i had a mom like yours. thanks! i put andrew gross on my list.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
6 Oct 10
I honestly just gave James Patterson a try and LOVE him!! I'm currently reading one of his new books called Private. I've read a couple of others though too that I've enjoyed. Maybe give him another try? I love that his chapters are short and I feel like his books always start off with action. I hate when I have to read 1/2 of a book just to get anywhere. Oh and check out Kate Pepper! I love her books!!
@yiyun_h (183)
• United States
6 Oct 10
i believe i read his "four blind mice". i will have another try. i like quick action. i will try kate pepper too. thanks a lot!
@ElicBxn (60907)
• United States
7 Oct 10
I like "The Cat Who..." mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun. I also like Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfeld mysteries. I think Stuart Kaminsky's Toby Peters books are fun and often funny. Have you tried those "Alphabet" mysteries or Janet Evanovich's "Numbers" books?