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Top Action and Thriller Authors: #4 Nelson Demille

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #4 Nelson Demille

A recent trend in books is the movement from traditional espionage novels, such as John le Carre’s famous The Spy Who Came in from the Cold to a more contemporary anti-terrorism novel. This was first made popular by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character in such classics as Patriot Games, The Sum of All Fears, and […]

Modern Mystery and Detective Authors: #1 Michael Connelly

Modern Mystery and Detective Authors: #1 Michael Connelly

What makes a great detective novel? I suppose it depends on a person’s tastes, it could be empathy (or likability) for the characters, easy to read, hard to put down, great writing, or a surprise ending. No matter what dictates quality to your preferences, it’s hard to beat a great mystery and detective story. There […]

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #5 James Patterson

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #5 James Patterson

I am a sucker for a great detective novel. We are blessed today to have a number of fine mystery writers from which to choose. I use the title “Modern” mystery and detective to differentiate between the great mystery writers of past eras. For any comprehensive list would certainly include the great Dashiell Hammett who […]

Most Underrated Authors: # 4 Harlan Coben

Most Underrated Authors: # 4 Harlan Coben

One of the most exciting opportunities for an avid reader is opportunities is finding a previously unread author who’s work you enjoy. I have often scoured the fiction section in my favorite bookstores looking for relatively unknown or new authors that I haven’t yet discovered. Many times I pick up someone’s debut novel as is […]