Anyone recommend a crime/thriller for my poorly dad?

(13 Posts)
explosioninatoyshop Wed 27-Nov-13 23:03:39

My dad fell off the roof last week, and is laid up with a broken shoulder. Thought I'd get him a good read in an attempt to keep him still so he doesn't hurt himself when he's supposed to be mending! He likes Gerald Seymour, Ian Rankin that kind of thing - anyone got any suggestions for a good one to get him? Thanks!

highlandcoo Wed 27-Nov-13 23:08:10

The Blackhouse by Peter May is brilliant. First of a trilogy so if he enjoys it you have further presents sorted! Set in the Hebrides.

Also the first in Ann Cleeves' series of crime novels set in Shetland, Raven Black, is very good.

Hope your dad gets better soon smile

Selks Wed 27-Nov-13 23:11:39

Not a crime book as such but a superb thriller is The Constant Gardener by john Le Carre.

MrsSlobinson Wed 27-Nov-13 23:14:02

Jo Nesbo books are pretty good - well plotted and written - though a little gory.

nothruroad Wed 27-Nov-13 23:14:03

I came on to say the Blackhouse trilogy too. And a series by Caro Ramsay set in Glasgow but I can't remember the name of the first one.

HalfHeads- a sci/fi crime thriller set in Glasgow. Would make an amazing film!!

explosioninatoyshop Wed 27-Nov-13 23:21:12

Ooh thanks folks I'm off to Amazon to have a look now! He's read the blackhouse ones already, as have I - they were an excellent read though!

VerucaInTheNutRoom Thu 28-Nov-13 08:17:44

Stuart MacBride is also very good and similar to Ian Rankin.

SconeRhymesWithGone Fri 29-Nov-13 01:52:19

If he likes Rankin, there is a new Rebus book just out: Secrets of the Shadow Bible.

SconeRhymesWithGone Fri 29-Nov-13 01:58:33

Sorry, that would be Saints of the Shadow Bible.

whatwoulddexterdo Sun 01-Dec-13 08:34:15

The Peter James Roy Grace series are brilliant.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 01-Dec-13 08:55:06

Covenant be Dean Crawford is pretty good is like angels and demons only well written!

overtheHillsandcomingtostay Mon 02-Dec-13 18:56:27

Early Michael Connelly - brilliant e.g. Angels Flight, Trunk Music,
Concrete Blonde - very often available in charity shops too.
DH reads them over and over . . Enjoy and hope your dad
recovers soon.

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