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There are two more that I can think of. Meg Gardiner and laura Lippman


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Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
Do you know where you heard/read King mention these authors as favorites?


message 3: by Linda (last edited Aug 25, 2013 06:53AM) (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 598 comments Debra SK has put blurbs on Meg Gardiner books, I just looked though and don't see one on her new book, but I am 99.9% sure that he has put one of some of her other books.


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Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
Yeah, thanks, Linda. I now see that Meg Gardiner should be added to our fav author list. Anything on Lippman, anyone? I've read a few of her books and have enjoyed them. I add blurbs when I see them; just haven't heard anything about King recommending her.


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Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 598 comments I can't offer an opinion on Lippman, I have not read any of her books and not sure what SK has said about her. But I have heard that she is a good author.


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He ranted about Gardiner on her first series saying she's as good as Michael Connolly ( although I disagree )

He called I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman the best suspense book of that year. I don't know how to put up a blurb though.


message 7: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 26, 2013 03:30PM) (new)

Linda wrote: "I can't offer an opinion on Lippman, I have not read any of her books and not sure what SK has said about her. But I have heard that she is a good author."

These are her best books IMO. I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman To the Power of Three by Laura Lippman The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman

She has an unconventional writing style Do not pick up "The Most Dangerous thing" as your first Lippman Novel. You would be turned off. her writing takes getting used to. Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman

Should be that 1st book, then you can pick up the others. I find it easier to get used to her writing this way,


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Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
Stephen King has only recommended I'd Know You Anywhere, but has not recommended Laura Lippman, overall, as a favorite author. Here's what he said about the one book:

"The best suspense novel of the year. Eliza Benedict has got a nice house and a nice family, and has managed to put the trauma of her life behind her. At least until the serial killer who kidnapped and raped her — but let her live — when she was 15 gets in touch from death row and says he wants to see her."

Based what I can find on Google, we can't add Laura Lippman to our list as a favorite author.


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Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
King also recommended Every Secret Thing and said this about it:

In EW, 11/11/04, A Dozen Thanks, Pop of King, he says: "I'm thankful I found Laura Lippman's suspenseful — and ultimately moving — Every Secret Thing, not one of her usual Tess Monaghan mysteries but a stand-alone novel now available in paperback (Avon, $7.99). Not as good as Mystic River, but almost as readable, and with that same grim vibe."


message 10: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 27, 2013 11:16AM) (new)

Debra wrote: "Stephen King has only recommended I'd Know You Anywhere, but has not recommended Laura Lippman, overall, as a favorite author. Here's what he said about the one book:

"The best suspense novel of ..."


Alright, I'll accept that.


message 11: by Linda (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 598 comments I agree also Debra, but I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman sounds really good, I might have to pick that one up one day.


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Linda wrote: "I agree also Debra, but I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman sounds really good, I might have to pick that one up one day."

I think you'll like it.


message 13: by Tara (new)

Tara Riley (terrorrose) King is why I started reading Laura Lippmann. I haven't been disappointed.


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