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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael At the top of my list of Can't Put Down authors is Robert B Parker, Lee Child, and John Sandford. If you agree with these 3 can you please suggest one or two more? Thank you.Robert B Parker


message 2: by Mylinda (new)

Mylinda | 1 comments Daniel Silva and Thomas Perry


message 3: by David (new)

David Freas (quillracer) | 2205 comments David Baldacci
C. J. Box
Stephen J. Cannell
Jeff Carson
Tom Clancy
Michael Connelly
Chris Grabenstein
Carl Hiaasen
Craig Johnson
Jonathon King
Dennis Lehane
Archer Mayor
Ed McBain
Ridley Pearson
David Rosenfelt
Will Thomas


message 4: by Arlene (new)

Arlene | 13 comments Willow Rose & Alafair Burke!


message 5: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Rory Church
Chris Taylor - The Profiler
Nora Roberts - JD Robb
Clive Cussler
Bronwyn Parry
Helen Young
Michael Connelly
James Patterson
Sarah Barrie
Daniel Silva


message 6: by Marion (new)

Marion Mlodynia | 573 comments Alex Kava
Lisa Jackson
Lisa Gardner
Joy Fielding
Karin Slaughter
just to name a few


message 7: by Arlene (new)

Arlene | 13 comments Also B.A. Paris!


message 8: by Barry (new)

Barry Lando (barrylando) | 4 comments Michael wrote: "At the top of my list of Can't Put Down authors is Robert B Parker, Lee Child, and John Sandford. If you agree with these 3 can you please suggest one or two more? Thank you.[author:Robert B Parker..."

I am currently reading "I am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes. Some excellent writing, particularly first couple of chapters, then is spurts all over the place for the next fifty pages or so..now settling back...i look forward to finishing...


message 9: by Barry (new)

Barry Lando (barrylando) | 4 comments I've written a novel, "The Watchman's File," a few years back..now embarking on another thriller..and would like to contact people from the world of intelligence organisations and hacking...any tips? Thanks


message 10: by Iesha (new)

Iesha | 1 comments Janet Evanovich is great


message 11: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Chris Taylor - Munro Family Series


message 12: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) james patterson womans murder club
karin slaughter
lisa scottoline
michael connelly
john grisham


message 13: by Sally (new)

Sally (goodreadscomuser_soupersally) I am half way through The Girl Before by JP Delaney. It is very different and so hard to put down. I have do much to do today but I would rather ready this book!


message 14: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Oxier (debbieoxier) | 4944 comments Lisa Scottoline, Alex Kava, J. A. Jance, Allison Gaylin, Kate Waterson.


message 15: by Mara (last edited Feb 11, 2017 04:12PM) (new)

Mara Pemberton (marapem) | 1477 comments Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, J. A. Jance, Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody series), J.D. Robb, Tessa Dare, Lorraine Heath, Loretta Chase, Deborah Crombie, Grace Burrowes, Nora Roberts, Anne Perry (Monk Series), Louise Penny (Gamache Series)


message 16: by Karen (new)

Karen (karen94066) | 258 comments Will Thomas


message 17: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 108 comments Chelsea Cain, John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, Tessa Gerritsen, Harlan Coben


message 18: by Karen (new)

Karen (karen94066) | 258 comments Linda Castillo, Sworn to Silence has me enthralled!


message 19: by Icewineanne, Moderator (new)

Icewineanne | 643 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "Linda Castillo, Sworn to Silence has me enthralled!"

Have had this sitting in a pile of books for years. Will maje a point to finally read it this year. Thanks Karen :)


message 20: by Alina (new)

Alina Yates (alinayates) | 1 comments Britney wrote: "Chelsea Cain, John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, Tessa Gerritsen, Harlan Coben"
Yes, John Grisham!!! Harlan Coben too. :)


message 21: by MadProfessah (new)

MadProfessah (madprofesssah) | 41 comments Jo Nesbo is pretty hard to put down!


message 22: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) linda castillo tess gerristen karin slaughter alex kava, alafair burke harlan coben, jeffery deaver janet evanovich susan wittig albert


message 23: by Louise (new)

Louise Culmer | -9 comments Agatha Christie is my main can't put down mystery writer. patricia Wentworth is second. Of contemporary mystery writers i find Ben. Aaranovich's Rivers of London series quite gripping.


message 24: by Hank (new)

Hank Early | 2 comments James Lee Burke
Megan Abbott
John Rector
Dan Chaon


message 25: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Carden | 117 comments Michael wrote: "At the top of my list of Can't Put Down authors is Robert B Parker, Lee Child, and John Sandford. If you agree with these 3 can you please suggest one or two more? Thank you.[author:Robert B Parker..." Two of my favorite authors!

My other can't put down: Sharon Bolton, Taylor Stevens, Anne Cleeland, Deborah Crombie and Louise Penny. The other authors I can put down for the night as long as I know I can read all day tomorrow.


message 26: by Eric (new)

Eric Smith | 16 comments Hey everyone im new...feel free to add me as a friend ,im still learning how this works...but Jo Nesbo is a great author his Harry Hole series is amazing and soon to be a movie !


message 27: by Eric (new)

Eric Smith | 16 comments Sorry madprofessah i commented before i scrolled back up and seen you suggested him.


message 28: by Margaret (new)

Margaret | 6 comments As far as I know this guy has only written one novel so far, but I loved it. Really could not put it down: FYI
James Aura


message 30: by Aliz (new)

Aliz | 1 comments Jonathan Kellerman
Robert Galbraith
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Chris Mooney
Jo Nesbo


message 31: by Sally (new)

Sally Lawther | 1 comments My number one "can't put down" author right now is Harlan Coben.


message 32: by Mara (new)

Mara Pemberton (marapem) | 1477 comments That's like asking me who my favorite child is!!!!!


message 33: by Patty (new)

Patty | 1 comments Stuart McBride
Robert Bryndza
Robert Dugoni


message 34: by Tony (new)

Tony Mulraney Hi Folks, first ever post on GR.
Authors I can't put down.
George Pelecanos
Walter Mosley
Peter Temple
Robert Crais
James Lee Burke
Ian Rankin
John Connolly
Henning Mankel
James Ellroy
Denis Lehane.


message 35: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Robert Ryan


message 36: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Carden | 117 comments Michael wrote: "At the top of my list of Can't Put Down authors is Robert B Parker, Lee Child, and John Sandford. If you agree with these 3 can you please suggest one or two more? Thank you.[author:Robert B Parker..."

I think of these authors being similar, Ace Atkins-his later MS books, Robert Crais-especially the few that mostly feature Joe Pike, Taylor Steven starting with The Informationist. Dennis Lehane, Robert Galbraith, and James Lee Burke.


message 37: by Skye (new)

Skye | 200 comments How about Michael Connelly, Lisa Gardner and Allen Eskens.


message 38: by Paris (kerbytejas) (last edited Apr 16, 2017 10:23AM) (new)

Paris        (kerbytejas) (kerbytejas) | 2599 comments My current can't put down author is Chris Carter
The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter, #1) by Chris Carter The Executioner (Robert Hunter, #2) by Chris Carter The Night Stalker (Robert Hunter, #3) by Chris Carter The Death Sculptor (Robert Hunter, #4) by Chris Carter An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter, #6) by Chris Carter I Am Death (Robert Hunter, #7) by Chris Carter The Caller (Robert Hunter, #8) by Chris Carter


message 39: by MadProfessah (new)

MadProfessah (madprofesssah) | 41 comments I would put "can't put down authors" in the thriller category. MMmmm this is a good list.

For me JO NESBO (INSPECTOR HARRY HOLE) are very hard to put down.

So far the KARIN SLAUGHTER (Will Trent series) is pretty thrilling as well (although there are romantic elements).

For amusing and unusual thrills I would also include ADRIAN MCKINTY's Sean Duffy series.
It's set in Northern Ireland in the1980s so it is very unpredictable.


message 40: by Mara (new)

Mara Pemberton (marapem) | 1477 comments C. S. Harris's the ST. CYR series. Angela Marsons's KIM STONE series, Grace Burrows, J. A. Jance's JOANNA BRADY & J. P Beaumont series, Deborah Crombie's KINCAID/JAMES series, and of I can't leave out J. D. Robb's IN DEATH series.

I know there are more, but those are just a few of my CAN'T PUT DOWN authors.


message 41: by Bobbi (new)

Bobbi Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series! I eagerly wait for the next one to be published. Definitely got hooked.


message 42: by Mark (new)

Mark | 3 comments I really like John Ellsworth. He writes mostly legal thrillers but also has written a few very good psychological thrillers.


message 43: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca | 13 comments My top 3 are
Dean Koontz
Julie Garwood
Nora Roberts

Just about every book I've read of these authors sucks you in and you can't put it down until the last page.


message 44: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Amiss (itsawriterfullife) | 278 comments Chevy Stevens
Renee Rosen
Clare Mackintosh
Paula Hawkins

To name a few


message 45: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Kelley (pamela_kelley) | -1 comments Harlan Coben is my top, closely followed by Lisa Gardner. Also really love William Landay (Defending Jacob).


message 46: by VickiLee (new)

VickiLee | 251 comments Lately, I have been enamoured of Camilla Lackberg. I have two more novels to read in her series.


message 47: by Karen (new)

Karen (karen94066) | 258 comments I recently discovered Janey Mack's meter maid series and Rene Patrick's Edith Head series. Both are wonderful and light murder mystery series that I did not want to stop reading until I was done.
I am looking for copies to give to my friends.


message 48: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Carden | 117 comments Tony wrote: "Hi Folks, first ever post on GR.
Authors I can't put down.
George Pelecanos
Walter Mosley
Peter Temple
Robert Crais
James Lee Burke
Ian Rankin
John Connolly
Henning Mankel
James Ellroy
Denis..."

I hope you enjoy it here. I search out and read several of the authors you mentioned on your list.


message 49: by Martin (new)

Martin Pierce | 1 comments For me, Michael Crichton and Robert Ludlum have always been page turners. Seems like it doesn't matter what book, the suspense and action keep me going late into the night. Robert B. Parker is up there, too, and Lee Child is a more recent addiction for me (it occurs to me I've forgotten to add him to my books-read list!).

A new indie author who is a lot like Lee Child, John Grisham, and Craig Johnson is P. Wesley Lundburg. His Frank Mattituck series set in Alaska is probably the best outdoor style crime suspense series I've read. Definitely impossible to put down. There are only 2 in the series so far, but they are coming out every six months. The author says the 3rd book will be out in September:

Skipper's Oath (The Frank Mattituck #1) by P. Wesley Lundburg Poacher's End (The Frank Mattituck #2) by P. Wesley Lundburg


Paris        (kerbytejas) (kerbytejas) | 2599 comments adding John Farrow and Chris Carter to my list


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