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Started by lammaMia on Jan 4, 2019 11:24:12 PM
Secrets, lies and malice

For the fans of thrillers and crime fiction.

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lammaMia - 04 Jan 2019 23:24:53 (#1 of 11)

Hello, I can't decide on my next book. Hard time by Sara Paretsky or Tiger in the smoke by Margery Allingham or Dissolution by C.J. Sansom or Big little lies?

TinyMcOtter - 04 Jan 2019 23:30:46 (#2 of 11)

I don’t read much crime fiction, but i went on a George Pelecanos binge and highly recommend him.

lammaMia - 06 Jan 2019 20:16:52 (#3 of 11)

Thx Tiny. I started with Big little lies. I still don't know what the crime is but the main characters are kindergarten mothers in a wealthy beach town and I am loving the multiple viewpoint structure.

pmcblonde - 06 Jan 2019 20:29:32 (#4 of 11)

Margery Allingham is most excellent BUT an acquired taste.

I’m reading various British Library Crime Classics. I’ve also enjoyed the Elly Griffiths books set in Norfolk and the Mark Douglas Home ‘sea detective’ books lately

Tadagee - 06 Jan 2019 20:34:04 (#5 of 11)

Dissolution is good stuff in the historical intrigue line. Although i'm struggling with Tombland the latest in his Shardlake series.

TRaney - 06 Jan 2019 20:44:14 (#6 of 11)

I didn't like Greek Fire much. I guess it's harder to come up with historical plots, and it's more likely your first idea is much better than the rest.

PostmodernToss - 06 Jan 2019 22:55:47 (#7 of 11)

Samson has generally got worse over the series. Heartstone was terrible and I’m struggling to finish Tombland because it’s fundamentally not a very interesting plot and I keep putting it down in favour of other things. It’s a shame because I liked the first two a lot.

PostmodernToss - 06 Jan 2019 22:58:01 (#8 of 11)

Anyway: Philip Kerr, Bernie Gunther.

That is all.

PostmodernToss - 06 Jan 2019 22:59:41 (#9 of 11)

And obviously James Ellroy; the author Raymond “colossally overrated cliche factory” Chandler wishes he could have been.

clammy - 11 Jan 2019 11:49:54 (#10 of 11)

#7, I agree with those points Toss.

I do hope Sansom has not run out of 'steam'.

Tadagee - 11 Jan 2019 12:09:06 (#11 of 11)

Heartstone was terrible and I’m struggling to finish Tombland because it’s fundamentally not a very interesting plot and I keep putting it down in favour of other things. It’s a shame because I liked the first two a lot.

Yeah, i'm struggling through mainly out of loyalty to the series, but it's a real test of will power. There are only so many times you can read about thing being said 'seriously'.

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