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?
I enjoy the work of some of the past writers like the writers of the Campion mysteries (Margery Allingham, her husband, and a neighbor [Mike Ripley] after the couple died); and Patricia Moyes for "Dead Men Don't Ski" and "Johnny Underground."
Dorothy L. Sayers's novel "Murder Must Advertise" has her wealthy detective working successfully in an ad agency to solve a crime. It is a fantastically good time.
I enjoy all the Hercule Poirot mysteries, the John Creasey "Toff" series, and Rex Stout novels.
Many of Lillian Jackson Braun's "Cat Who ..." novels were good until the last couple in which she had trouble writing because of COPD.
Michael Bond wrote the enjoyable comedy-mysteries of Monsieur Pamplemousse. (Bond famously authored the Paddington Bear stories.)
I do like some more modern mystery writers, especially Sue Grafton, Carolyn Wheat, and M. J. Trow for his comedy-mysteries about Inspector Lestrade.
Sherlock holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Byomkesh Bakshi by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay are my favourites.
JA Jance,Sue Grafton, Michael Connley, Tony Hillerman. Enjoy!
Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett are my favorites, and I'll recommend them to anyone.
Undoubtedly Agatha Christie, Dumb Witness and Death o the Neil being my favourites.
by Money Fairy 7 years ago
Is it easier to figure out a murder/mystery or the rubix cube?I know one has nothing to do with the other but they are both puzzles in a way. So just curious which one would be easier for you to figure out?
by Josh Musser 8 months ago
Alright! I've done this once before on another forum that had nothing to do with writing, and it was a huge success and we had lots of fun!Basically, I write a story in parts. At the end of each part, I give options for everyone to choose from. Whichever option is voted for the most, I will write...
by Money Fairy 6 years ago
I love the british shows like Pie in the Sky and Rosemary and Thyme and Midsommer Murders and even Doc Martin sometimes My mom used to like Murder She Wrote and Matlock and Columbo.Just curious what your favorites are.
by chassett 16 months ago
So what's everyone reading this summer?Some months ago, I picked up Patricia Cornwell's The Scarpetta Factor and am finally getting around to reading it. You?Another question: Do you read via a Kindle or Nook device, or are you a fan of the paperback or hardcover book-book?CHW, fan of paperbacks
by lmmartin 5 years ago
Would any of you like to be a trial reader of a murder mystery/legal drama manuscript?A writer has posted a notice looking for trial readers for a finished draft of a murder mystery/legal drama (with subplots of family and romance). The proposed time period for the read is six weeks mid/march to...
by Gale Force 9 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.
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