I love Deborah Crombie
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I've been hooked on Deborah Crombie for the past six months and have devoured the entire series. I also love Ruth Rendell, P.D. James, and Elizabeth George. Suggestions, please!
I am a huge fan of Elizabeth George and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. I named one of my cats Gemma because of Deborah Crombie. So I would feel comfortable suggesting Frances Fyfield to you. She has two series -- Sarah Fortune and the other Helen West, and several non-series. Three of her non-series were written under the name Hagerty.
If you enjoy the likes of P D James and Elizabeth George you will not like Louise Penny
Thank you for your suggestions. Actually, #7, I love Louise Penny. Maybe I should say that I'm drawn to character and that many of the mystery, thrillers, suspense authors I love creat characters that stay with me much more than the plot. Pacing is also important. Other crime,thriller,mystery writers I love: Agatha Christie, Nelson DeMille, Michael Connelly, Daniel Silva, Peter Robinson, Henning Mankell, and John Lescroart, among others.
I have scouted out a Frances Fyfield audio and am looking forward to hearing it.
Check out Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series - first is The Various Haunts of Men
Also Janet Neel's Francesca Wilson - although some of these are only available used.
You might like Ann Granger's Mitchell and Markby mysteries. Like Crombie this is a police procedural set in England with a male female partnership.
Jennie Melville writes of a female Scotland Yard officer, Charmian Daniels, it is situated in Windsor, outside London.
I agree with 7. I don't think Crombie and Louise Penny are at all similiar. I think Penny's books are almost a cosy in comparison to Crombie's.
Jance is among my favorite authors--in particular the series involving Detective Beaumont based in Seattle and the series set in Arizona about a woman sheriff. Her books not part of a series I avoid because they are more gruesome than I like.
I've read all of Crombie's books and watch for the next ones.
I beg to differ. I like James, George and Penny, as well as Crombie. James and George are certainly darker than Penney, a "cozier" author. But all four write intelligent, well written, quite verbal mysteries. All have a sense of place and good characterizations as well. Penny is certainly quirkier, but nonetheless interesting. With George, Crombie and Penny, characters develop over time. I have always liked that in a series.
J. A. Jance is one of my favorites. I agree with Reedley1 that her off series(?) are much to gruesome. Ngaio Marsh was a terrific writer--good enough to reread. She has been gone for some time, but worth finding as used books. I think she was from New Zealand. P.D. James wrote so many good ones.
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