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If I really love Ruth Rendell and Agatha Christie, what else would I enjoy?

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TeddyBear7 Thu 22-Dec-16 23:47:10

Just that really. I like both the Wexford books and the psychological thrillers like the Keys on the Street. Really struggling to find something. I don't like anything too gory though.

barkingfly Fri 23-Dec-16 07:07:28

try P D James

NorksAreMessy Fri 23-Dec-16 07:24:29

Haha! I came on to the thread to say 'PD James' smile

Also, the Lord Peter Wimsey books by Dorothy L Sayers

TeddyBear7 Sat 24-Dec-16 09:08:02

Thank you! smile

IlsaLund Sat 24-Dec-16 09:09:45

PD James
Ann Cleves

TheFallenMadonna Sat 24-Dec-16 09:11:26

Reginald Hill

maresedotes Sat 24-Dec-16 09:20:55

Discovered the following this year:

Jill McGown
Tammy Cohen

NotCitrus Sat 24-Dec-16 09:20:56

Sayers, earlier PD James, also Ngaio Marsh and Patricia Highsmith.

NotCitrus Sat 24-Dec-16 09:21:24

And Josephine Tey.

jennymac Thu 29-Dec-16 22:32:53

Elizabeth George is also good IMO.

BestIsWest Thu 29-Dec-16 22:42:05

Belinda Bauer

bookbook Thu 29-Dec-16 22:47:19

Kate Ellis
Donna Leon
Ann Granger
yy to Ngaio Marsh and Dorothy L Sayers

EstelleRoberts Thu 29-Dec-16 22:48:12

Susan Hill

Stopmithering Thu 29-Dec-16 22:50:52

Definitely PD James.

Popskipiekin Thu 29-Dec-16 23:03:12

Another saying Elizabeth George. Val McDermid?

Northernlurker Thu 29-Dec-16 23:05:11

Val mcdermids brannigan books are fine but the later stuff is usually gory.

Margery Allingham

And you might like Lindsay Davis if you can cope with a roman setting.

Permanentlyexhausted Thu 29-Dec-16 23:13:58

On the lighter side, M C Beaton (Agatha Raison, Hamish MacBeth) and Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple series.

RustyPaperclip Thu 29-Dec-16 23:14:28

I would highly recommend Susan Hill and Anne Perry. Possibly Paul Docherty

MindTheGarp Thu 29-Dec-16 23:14:56

Kate Atkinson

pithivier Fri 30-Dec-16 07:42:45

Rachel Abbott. I am currently reading Kill me Again and really enjoying it.

cdtaylornats Fri 30-Dec-16 08:36:02

Edward Marston Railway Detective Series
Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway series

scaryteacher Fri 30-Dec-16 11:32:50

Another vote here for PD James, Margery Allingham, Lindsay Davis, Donna Leon, and I also like Jill Paton Walsh, the Imogen Quy books, plus her contributions to the Peter Wimsey books. Obviously Dorothy Sayers as well. The Scandinavian Noir stuff is good as well.

smurfest Fri 30-Dec-16 19:14:17

PD James
Ian Rankin

Pancakeflipper Fri 30-Dec-16 19:17:43

The Simon Serrailer series by Susan Hill.

Agree with PDJames. A murderous joy to read.
Also the Robert Galbraithe ones (JK Rowling in disguise)

Plifner Fri 30-Dec-16 19:19:06

The shardlake chronicles
Brilliant, easy to read but well written, interesting and not too horrible

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