mystery

Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno by Dan Brown Dan Brown is back with all his fun and infuriating traits in full effect in a fourth novel featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. As always, Langdon finds himself in the midst of a riddle wrapped in an enigma, etc., seemingly without a clue but fortunately possessing specific knowledge that may well […]

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: #3 Lee Child

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #3 Lee Child

I read many genres from sports biographies, business and finance, thrillers, action and spy, and even the occasional science fiction novel, but my first love was detective and mystery novels. I’ve read every Sherlock Holmes novel from Arthur Conan Doyle and many, including the best detective novel in history (one man’s opinion) The Maltese Falcon, […]

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #4 Jeffery Deaver

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #4 Jeffery Deaver

If you’re anything like me, you have a deep love for classic mystery and detective fiction. From the Dashiell Hammett novel, turn cinema classic The Maltese Falcon to Arthur Conan Doyle’s master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, bibliophiles have long sense held a love of great detectives. Perhaps one day, the authors on our list of Modern […]

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 […]

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods

Unnatural Acts: Stone Barrington is back in Stuart Woods’ new thriller. When we last left Stone he had returned from Washington after aiding the President and First Lady in a twisted murder mystery. In Unnatural Acts, a treasured era has come to an end leaving Stone and Dino unsure where to move next. As the […]