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What Shall I Read Next?

 

If you like ... Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, try books by:

   
 Sara Paretsky
 Linda Barnes
 Carol O'Connell
 Marcia Muller
 Nevada Barr
 Mary Willis Walker
 Lia Matera
 

 

If you like ...  Tony Hillerman's detective stories set in the Southwest, try:

   
 Margaret Coel
 J. A. Jance
 Michael McGarrity
 Ridley Pearson
 Bill Branon
 Sarah Lovett
 James D. Doss
 Nevada Barr
 

 

If you like ...  the British detective stories of P. D. James, try:

   
 Ruth Rendell
 Barbara Vine
 Elizabeth George
 Gwendoline Butler
 Deborah Crombie
 Michael Gilbert
 Colin Dexter
 Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
 Veronica Black
 Simon Brett
 John Harvey
 


If you like ...  the hard-boiled crime fiction of Robert B. Parker, try:

   
 George Pelecanos
 Dennis Lehane
 James Lee Burke
 K. C. Constantine
 Parnell Hall
 James Patterson
 David Berlinski
 Jeremiah Healy
 James W. Hall
 

 

If you like ...  the forensic detective stories of Patricia Cornwell, try:

   
 Kathy Reichs
 J. A. Jance
 Julie Smith
 Robin Cook
 Michael Palmer
 Tess Gerritsen
 

 

If you like...  mysteries with a New England setting, try:

   
 Jane Langton
 Nancy Pickard
 William Tapply
 Jeremiah Healy
 Philip Craig
 Cynthia Riggs
 

 

If you like ...  English village mysteries, try:

   
 Agatha Christie
 Antonia Fraser
 Martha Grimes
 Robert Barnard
 Marjorie Eccles
 Nancy Atherton
 Catherine Aird
 Susan Moody
 Jo Bannister
 Carola Dunn
 M. C. Beaton
 Rhys Bowen
 Dorothy Cannell
 Caroline Grahan
 Charles Hampton
 

 

If you like ...  the medieval settings of Ellis Peters' Cadfael series, try:

   
 Fiona Buckley
 P. C. Doherty
 Edward Marston
 Sharon Kay Penman
 Susanna Gregory
 Kate Sedley
 Peter Tremayne
 Simon Beaufort
 Margaret Frazer
 

 

If you like ...  mysteries with Victorian or Early American settings, try:

   
 Anne Perry
 Maan Meyers
 Elizabeth Peters
 Peter Lovesey
 Margaret Lawrence
 Robert Lee Hall
 

 

If you like ... police procedurals, try:

   
 Ed McBain
 Dan Mahoney
 Ridley Pearson
 Ian Rankin
 James Ellroy
 Michael Dibdin
 Reginald Hill
 

 

Incurable Romantics

If you like ...  the "gentle reads" of Maeve Binchy, try:

   
 Jan Karon
 Belva Plain
 Malcolm MacDonald
 Rosamund Pilcher
 Hazel Hucker
 LaVyrle Spencer
 Miss Read
 

 

If you like ...  the "soaps", try:

   
   Barbara Taylor Bradford
 Sandra Brown
 Sidney Sheldon
 Susan Isaacs
 Danielle Steel
 Jackie Collins
 Judith Krantz
 Rona Jaffe
 Barbara Delinsky
   
 

 

If you like ...contemporary romance, try:

   
   Nora Roberts
 Janet Dailey
 Johanna Lindsey
 Elizabeth Lowell
 Jayne Ann Krentz
 Judith McNaught
 Kay Hooper
   
 

 

If you like ... romance from another place and time, try:

   
   Amanda Quick
 Diana Gabaldon
 Eugenia Price
 Jude Devereaux
 Catherine Coulter
 Julie Garwood
   
 

 

Suspense and Adventure

If you like ... the legal thrillers of John Grisham, try:

   
   Scott Turow
 Phillip Margolin
 Richard North Patterson
 Barry Reed
 William Lashner
 Brad Meltzer
 Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
 Greg Iles
 John Lescroart
 William Bernhardt
 David Baldacci
   
 


If you like ... the crime capers of Nelson DeMille, try:

   
   Elmore Leonard
 Gerald Browne
 Jonathan Kellerman
 Peter Maas
 John Nance
 Jon A. Jackson
 Robert Ferrigno
   
 

 

If you like ... the military thrillers of Tom Clancy, try:

   
   James H. Cobb
 Stephen Coonts
 Dale Brown
 Jack Higgins
 W. E. B. Griffin
 Clive Cussler
 David Poyer
 Larry Bond
 Patrick A. Davis
 Allan Mallinson
 John J. Gobbell
   
 


If you like ... the espionage novels of John LeCarre, try:

   
   Ken Follett
 Frederick Forsyth
 Robert Ludlum
 Gerald Seymour
 Robert Littell
 Jeffrey Archer
 Clive Egleton
   
 

 

If you like ... crime with a touch of humor, try:

   
 Lawrence Block
 Gregory McDonald
 Carl Hiaasen
 Janet Evanovich
 Jennifer Crusie
 Laurence Shames
 Alistair Boyle
 Eric Garcia
 

 

If you like ... "eco-thrillers", try:

   
 Michael Crichton
 Richard Preston
 Steve Alten
 Peter Benchley
 John Darnton
 James Powlik
 


If you like ... the horror stories of Stephen King, try:

   
   Dan Simmons
 Ira Levin
 Thomas Harris
 V. C. Andrews
 John Saul
 James Herbert
 Dean Koontz>
   
 

 

If you like ... the suspense novels of Mary Higgins Clark, try:

   
   Anthea Fraser
 Joy Fielding
 Robin Cook
 Nancy Price
 Susan Kelly
 Judy Mercer
 Patricia Carlon
 Tom Savage
 John Sandford
 Tami Hoag
 Tess Gerritsen
 Iris Johansen
 Patricia O'Brien
 Mary Jane Clark
   


Resources

All Readers
Allreaders.com features detailed book reviews from all genres as well as presenting featured authors, latest book reviews of your favorite books, or you can enter a book review and get listed as a scholar!

Book Browser: A Guide for Avid Readers
Booklists arranged by genre, topic, setting, time period, and more. Also lists of award winners, forthcoming titles, reviews, interviews, and links to reader advisory sites.

Booklist
From the American Library Association, reviews of a wide range of current books as well as titles published over the last 3 years. Also offers "bests" from the previous year and access to Book Links, designed to connect children with high-quality literature.

Bookpage
A monthly general interest book review available in both print and web format, BookPage covers the best in new releases. In the past 10+ years, BookPage has interviewed everyone from John Grisham to Norman Mailer, and typically reviews up to 100 of each month's new fiction, nonfiction, business, children's, spoken word audio, and how-to books. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.

Book Reporter
Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? We know what this feels like. The Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more every week. We hope you'll visit our websites and discover why since 1996 the Book Report Network has been the best place online to talk about your last great read --- and find your next one.

Book Browse
Book Browse carefully selects from the most interesting current books and provides you with multiple reviews and a substantial excerpt of each. SO, don't judge a book by its cover... Read it for yourself !!

Fantastic Fiction
Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search boxes on the right to search for an author or book Information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details

Great Books OnLine
The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectual curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

Lit Hub
Literary Hub is an organizing principle in the service of literary culture, a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life. There is more great literary content online than ever before, but it is scattered, easily lost—with the help of its editorial partners, Lit Hub is a site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books. Each day—alongside original content and exclusive excerpts—Literary Hub is proud to showcase an editorial feature from one of its many partners from across the literary spectrum: publishers big and small, journals, bookstores, and non-profits.

Novelist
Find fiction titles based on favorite author, title or description. Browse lists based on genre or awards, search by subject heading, reviews, publishers. Read and use feature articles, book discussion group guide, and book talks developed exclusively for NOVELIST. To access this database in the library simply connect to the Internet and go under Favorites. From home go to the internet and type in search.epnet.com. You will be prompted for a user name which is Fiske and a password which is Novelist and you are ready to go !!

Reader's Club
A group of librarians at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina who love to read and share enjoyable books with others began this club in November 1998 with just a few reviews and a lot of hope. Now many colleagues at all levels - from library assistants to managers - write reviews of their favorite books, and there are over 2000 reviews in the database. Most of the reviews are written by staff, but they welcome reviews from everyone. Reviews are limited to books already owned by the library system, and they do not review pre-published books.

Reading Group Guides
This website is part of Book Report Network.

Stop You're Killing Me
A Site to die for... if you love mystery books

We Give Books
We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. We Give Books combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others, providing a platform for caregivers and educators to inspire children to become lifelong readers and lifelong givers. We Give Books also helps some of the world's best, most inspiring, literacy organizations by spreading the word about their great work and by providing books to the young people these organizations support.



Book Trade

Amazon
Bills itself as the "world's largest bookstore." Good source for information on books currently in print. Searchable by title, author, keyword; can be limited by date, format, or age level.

Advanced Book Exchange
Abebooks™ is the world's largest online marketplace for books. Abebooks makes it simple and safe to find and buy—or list and sell—new, used, rare, and out-of-print books online. Bookbuyers love the variety of over 60 million books offered by more than 12,500 booksellers. This great selection delivers value for all: readers find bestsellers, collectors find rare books, students find textbooks, and treasure hunters find books they've been seeking forever.

Alibris
Alibris connects people who love books, music and movies to thousands of independent sellers around the world. Our proprietary technology and advanced logistics allow us to offer over 40 million used, new and out-of-print books to consumers, libraries and retailers.

Antiquarian Booksellers Assoc. of America
Your portal to the world of rare books on the internet. You can browse or search many of the members' inventories here, or look up dealers who are in your area or specialize in your areas of interest. You'll find many invaluable resources and links here, plus articles and essays on a variety of subjects by ABAA members.

Barnes and Noble

Bookspot
Bookspot.com is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web. Features sites are hand-selected by editors and organized into intuitive categories, such as bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more.

Bookwire
Comprehensive source of information on the book industry. Reviews, author interviews, guides to literary events, industry news, classifieds, and annotated links to book-related sites.

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