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Help me choose some books please oh please!

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MrNedSchneebly Sun 07-Jun-15 12:39:58

Just finished Us by David Nicholls and while I found lots wrong with One Day I absolutely loved Us. That said I don't think I want my next book to be a charming elderly
Man type book (eg 100yr old man, Harold fry, spot of bother etc). Have read all of them Any way.

Please help! Thanks.

I think I'm after a detective novel (Robert Galbraith) or something light and women's fictiony (where d you go Bernadette type)

magimedi Sun 07-Jun-15 13:15:23

Susan Hill's Simon Serraliier series are great, especially if you liked Robert Galbraith.

sparkysparkysparky Sun 07-Jun-15 13:56:08

Vi Warshawski series by Sara Paretsky

MrNedSchneebly Sun 07-Jun-15 14:29:30

Is the Susan hill scary? Woman in black scared the bejesus out of me!

DuchessofMalfi Sun 07-Jun-15 14:50:34

Agree Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series is brilliant. Not scary - they are detective series based around Simon Serrailler and his sister who is a doctor. I loved them and hope she doesn't take too long to write the next one.

KurriKurri Sun 07-Jun-15 16:06:52

If you fancy historical detective fiction try the Shardlake series by C J Sansom.

And if you want something with wonderful female protagonists I would recommend 'The Normal State of Mind' by Susmita Bhattacharya here declaring an interest as author is a friend and a very talented woman, but I wouldn't recommend it if I didn't think it was brilliant, the characters will get right into your heart and stay there.

KurriKurri Sun 07-Jun-15 16:19:31

Lindsay Davies Falco detective series also quite good (set in Roman times) and Elly Griffiths -Ruth Galloway series about a forensic archaelogist, also good.
Agree with Duchessofmalfi and magicmedi recs of the Susan Hill ones too - I've enjoyed those.

The Peter Mays Lewis Trilogy is great too - quite dark, but excellent stories think the first one is called The Blackhouse.

runningvixen Fri 12-Jun-15 19:01:09

Regarding the detective novel, Emily Donoho's NYPD based debut novel In the Canyons of Shadow and Light might interest you, OP. It's very well written - psychological suspense combined with police procedural/courtroom drama.

There is also E.V. Greig's recent Feminist novella Project Nightingale, which is a near future era science-fiction/spy adventure.

LapinDeBois Fri 12-Jun-15 22:08:08

How about Kate Atkinson's detective novels? They're v good. The first one is Case Histories.

BeerBird Sun 14-Jun-15 09:34:21

A twist on detective novels would be Jasper Fforde, he is brilliant!

A not-detective novel I have just read (had to get up an hour early each day to read it, it was that good) was Station Eleven, by Emily St John Mandel.

In fact I came to this section to see if anyone else has read it. It's really incredible and I would highly recommend it.

DuchessofMalfi Sun 14-Jun-15 16:34:30

I've had my eye on Station Eleven for a while and bought it last week. It sounds good.

BeerBird Sun 14-Jun-15 21:13:56

duchess start it now!!! You have a good few hours before bed!

It's really good, I keep flicking back to it in my mind!

DuchessofMalfi Sun 14-Jun-15 21:26:40

I'll make it my next book, then smile

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