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Recommendations for detective novels - British writers

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LoopyLa Thu 27-Mar-14 07:38:15

Hi all. I'm looking to buy a couple of books for my poorly Grandad who's in hospital. I usually like thrillers, American writers so have no idea what ones to buy him! My mum has said he likes detective novels, British authors & based in modern times (as opposed to Sherlock Holmes for example).
Can anyone suggest any writers, particularly new releases? TIA thanks

Quakerlady Thu 27-Mar-14 07:44:32

Ian Rankin

purpleminion Thu 27-Mar-14 07:46:34

Peter Robinson, Stephen booth.

WillieWaggledagger Thu 27-Mar-14 07:50:13

Not British obviously but would Irish be ok? Tana French is very good

magimedi Thu 27-Mar-14 07:51:58

Susan Hill - The Serrallier (sp?) series is very good & very British.

LoopyLa Thu 27-Mar-14 16:30:04

Fab ideas, thanks all! smile

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 27-Mar-14 17:07:55

A goldmine of suggestions on this thread:

TheLightPassenger Thu 27-Mar-14 19:47:55

Elly Griffiths, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, Denise Mina, Ann Cleeves, Peter May, Jim Kelly

The Cuckoo's Calling (JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith) is pretty decent.

Best1sWest Thu 27-Mar-14 21:54:59

Peter May's Lewis trilogy is really good. Also ann Cleeves Shetland series.

ChaircatMiaow Sun 30-Mar-14 12:07:34

They're not exactly modern, but the john le carre spy novels are excellent. The spy who came in from the cold actually appears in a lot of best novels ever written lists.

chicaguapa Sun 30-Mar-14 12:12:08

A new writer who is quite similar to Michael Connelly is Paul Finch. His books are set around Manchester.

AlpacaPicnic Sun 30-Mar-14 14:00:23

Mark Billingham is good, quite modern and gritty.

SilkStalkings Wed 02-Apr-14 19:17:03

My mum! Can't do links but have a google of Nicola Slade 'Murder Fortissimo.' Contemporary cozy murders with a sense of humour, set in Hampshire.

Clawdy Fri 04-Apr-14 10:44:28

Kate Ellis's Wesley Peterson novels are pretty addictive. Set in Devon.

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