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Can someone recommend me some good non-recent crime/thrillers?

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PleaseDontGoadTheToad Wed 06-Dec-17 18:05:19

And by non-recent, I mean anything from around ten years ago or earlier.

I've been looking for some new books to read but I seem to have read pretty much all the new crime/thriller stuff sad

superking Wed 06-Dec-17 18:07:38

Frederick Forsyth - more thriller than crime but really gripping books.

Elizabeth George (Inspector Lynley)

LapdanceShoeshine Wed 06-Dec-17 18:11:03

Have you tried any Josephine Tey or Margery Allingham?

They’re practically historical novels now, but really well written & plotted, with great characters.

LapdanceShoeshine Wed 06-Dec-17 18:11:41

PD James? Or is she recent enough that you’ve read hers?

Geneslady Wed 06-Dec-17 18:16:03

Tony and Susan or otherwise named Nocturnal Animals. Read it last year on holiday and couldn't put it down. Can't remember author.

mstrotwood Wed 06-Dec-17 19:05:43

In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes.
The Martin Beck series by Sjöwall and Wahlöö.

efeslight Thu 07-Dec-17 17:11:24

Have you read Ruth Rendell, PD James? Older obvious ones like Agatha Christie or Ngaio Marsh ? Dorothy Simpson is from the 80s or 90s i think

OCSockOrphanage Sat 09-Dec-17 20:20:53

Val McDermid may be stating the obvious. There is lots; it's a particularly lively arena at the moment.

OCSockOrphanage Sat 09-Dec-17 20:22:36

Minette Walters. Lesley Grant-Adamson. MIchael Dibdin. Sara Paretsky.

Feelingfeduptonight Sat 09-Dec-17 20:49:07

Can't beat Barbara vine.

sisterofmercy Sat 09-Dec-17 21:00:00

I take it you've read the Ian Rankin novels about Inspector Rebus?

If you want something stranger then John Connolly's Charlie Parker novels are very well written.

RiojaHaze Sat 09-Dec-17 21:19:25

Have you read Stuart MacBride? He's quite new but brilliant.

Older, Michael connelly?

Polista Sat 09-Dec-17 21:22:16

Phil Rickman - amazing

Tiddlywinks63 Sat 09-Dec-17 21:23:07

Peter Robinson
Peter May
Lee Child
de Mille
All very good.

BabloHoney Sat 09-Dec-17 21:24:29

The Thomas Harris - Hannibal Lecter books are brilliant. Better than the films in my opinion.

LunasSpectreSpecs Sat 09-Dec-17 21:24:48

Recently read The Seamstress by Maria Duenas - very enjoyable. Fashion, glamour, spies and set in the 30s/40s. Strong female characters too.

YesThisIsMe Sat 09-Dec-17 21:26:03

Silence of the Lambs and The Day Of The Jackal are the best thrillers I’ve ever read (though to be fair I’m not a huge thriller fan).

In terms of fluffy funny crime stories Sarah Caudwell’s four novels set around a chamber of scatty barristers are underappreciated gems.

fleshmarketclose Sat 09-Dec-17 21:30:03

Reginald Hill,
Ian Rankin,
Peter Robinson,
Quite recent but have you tried Denzil Meyrick and Ben Cheetham?

RiojaHaze Sat 09-Dec-17 21:32:00

Fleshmarketclose....whose book are you named after? That's a rankin isn't it?

fleshmarketclose Sat 09-Dec-17 21:39:36

Yes I'm an avid reader and love Rankin grin
OP I'm currently reading Damien Boyd and enjoying them or what about Ann Cleeves?

lljkk Sat 09-Dec-17 21:41:34

Mirage is very good (thriller).

NC4now Sat 09-Dec-17 21:43:48

I’d forgotten about Minette Walters. I loved her books in the 90s.

Gemini69 Sat 09-Dec-17 21:44:20

fantastic thread grin

thank you

QueQueQue Sat 09-Dec-17 21:57:20

Patricia Cornwall or Kathy Reich for forensic novels?
The alphabet series by Sue Grafton about a PI

Clawdy Sun 10-Dec-17 09:52:02

Celia Fremlin. "The Hours Before Dawn" has just been re-published in a vintage edition. All about a new mother struggling with a baby who won't sleep, and strange things happening......it's a compulsive read, and written many years ago.

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