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List of books shared with me April 13, 2005 12:34 PM

A list given in another site of favorite Authors. I have copied it to share here. A couple of them are familiar to me and ones I enjoy, but the bulk are not. Perhaps they are familiar to someone here.............. ""My favorite books are ones that tell stories about "people" I know and care about: long-running (or not so long) series that involve well-drawn characters. Below are some of the authors and characters that I like best."" James Lee Burke's sheriff's investigator from New Iberia, Louisiana, Dave "Streak" Robichaux Lawrence Block's unlicensed detective who does "favors for friends" and accepts "gifts" for his efforts, Matt Scudder, who sorta reminds me of an old fave, John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee David Wiltse's serial killer who specializes in killing serial killers, FBI agent John Becker Patricia Cornwell's medical examiner Kay Scarpetta (in the earlier books before she retired and jumped the shark) Jeffery Deaver's quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his "legman" Amelia Sachs, who are reminiscent of one of my earliest favorite detective duos, Rex Stout's obese and reclusive horticulturist Nero Wolfe and his legman Archie Goodwin Michael Connelly's former Hollywood homicide detective, now retired into private practice, Heironymous "Harry" Bosch J. A. Jance's rural Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady Ridley Pearson's Seattle detective Lou Boldt and forensic pathologist Daphne Matthews (Pearson has also collaborated with Dave Barry on a prequel to Peter Pan that I'm looking forward to reading.) John Lescroart's lawyer/investigator/bartender Dismas Hardy Carl Hiaasen's swamp-rat former Florida governor Skink Kathy Reich's forensic anthropologist Dr.Temperance Brennan David Hunt's achromatopsic photographer Kay Farrow Robert B. Parker's mononymical Boston private eye Spenser and his big buddy Hawk  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 15, 2005 7:06 AM

Looks like someone likes mysteries. :) Speaking of that, I'm going to school to become a library paraprofessional, and it is very interesting that most of the women in the program (right now there is only one man in the program, and it is a small group because it is new), especially the ones who currently work in libraries, love mysteries. It seems to be the favorite genre for people in the library profession. Any librarians out there? Care to comment?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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