Although it's been over a decade since I've read anything by her, I'd have to say Agatha Christie. Not only was she a very prolific writer, but even after reading hundreds of her books I still could rarely predict the outcome whenever I read one of her mysteries. She does it simple, and she does it well. No vampires, aliens, time traveling or bizarre clones, just clever culprits and resourceful sleuths.
Martha Grimes hands down for me. Her books are a step above the "cozy" mystery novels but not too graphic and gory.
As a kid, my favorite mystery writer was Carolyn Keene - pseudonym of ghostwriters of famous detective mystery series - Nancy Drew. I enjoyed the twists and suspicion they weaved till the end in the Nancy Drew series!
by Gale Force 8 years ago
Agatha Christie remains my number one favorite - she is the first mystery writer I ever read, when I was 14 years old or so. And her play The Mousetrap was the first play I ever saw, too.Other favorite authors are ... Elizabeth Peters, Charlotte Macleod and Simon Brett.
by KayleeMayy 2 years ago
What are your favorite Murder Mystery books?I am a huge fan of Mary Higgins Clark and Agatha Christie, but are their any other brilliant mystery writers that you guys adore and recommend?
by PurAggelos 8 years ago
Who is your favorite fiction author?For example: Ted Dekker, Sharon Shinn, or Mary Higgins Clark, to name a few random ones.
by Adamowen 7 years ago
Who is your favourite author?
by Christos Antonaros 4 years ago
How easily would you buy a novel or a story of a unpopular/ new writer?Do you like reading works from new writers? Or you prefer the already reliable writers you know?
by Dreamer at heart 7 years ago
What mystery topic interests you?
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