Favorite mystery writers

Any recommendations for a good mystery writer? I love Anne Perry, Elizabeth George and Julia Spencer-Fleming. I've read all of Agatha Christie. Thanks for any suggestions!
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Have you tried P.D James? English female crime writer.
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I like mysteries as well, but love historical mysteries like the Marcus Didio Falco series by Lindsey Davis set in Vespasian's Rome, or the Sano Ichiro series set in feudal Japan by Laura Joh Rowland.

Then there is a funny and goofy light mystery series by Janet Evanovich I like. The titles are all numbered like Sue Grafton's Alphabet series that all start with a letter (though Evanovich and Grafton are NOTHING alike in terms of writing style or type of mystery). Titles start out with One for the Money, Two for the Dough, etc...

I also like JD Robbs 'In Death' series - they are set in a mildly futuristic New York City and tend toward a gritty, almost procedural style, with a dash of humor every once in a while as well a touch of romance between the detective and her husband.

If you like cozy's you might want to try Charlaine Harris' Aurora Teagarden series, she was originally a mystery writer for years before she created Sookie Stackhouse and the True Blood vampire series for which she more famous for.

This is just a sample, I tend to like off-beat things, so my taste may not mirror yours, but I'd still encourage to give them a shot, I've spend many a satisfied hour with them.
Thanks Trishgwynn! Historical mysteries sound fascinating. I'm going to look into your suggestions and I'll get back to you. I need reading material - I really appreciate that you took the time to write those suggestions.

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I like John Sanford, Janet Evanovich, and Sue Grafton. I also like the Diane Mott Davidson culinary mysteries. They're pretty fluffy, but they also have some great recipes!
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Thanks, nynaeve77! I definitely have to try Janet Evanovich since both you and the other poster recommended her. I loved John Sanford in the past but I forgot about him. I must look up some of his books again.

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Ruth Rendell is very good.
Marcus Didio Falco series by Lindsey Davis
gotta try this, although my mind is saying "dildo Falco"

M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth series (Death of a ....) - contemporaries set in a small Scottish village. Also her Agatha Raisin series. Light and funny, but definitely mysteries.

Historical mystery authors and quite good - C.S. Harris and Kate Ross (she only wrote 4 before she died young - I'm on #3 now); Deanna Raybourn.
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Ninja dog, I actually read every R. Rendell I could get my hands on years ago. For some reason I thought she had stopped writing. I'll check out the local Barnes & Noble - I did like her.

SBB, The mysteries set in a Scottish village sound right up my alley. I'll also check out the historical mysteries. Why do I want to say hysterical mysteries? The dildo falco factor is contagious....
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I'm on a mystery kick, but I think I've been spoiled by Agatha Christie's books because I can't find any other mysteries that I like. The Agatha Raisin series is ok. The last time I was on a mystery kick was over 10 years ago. I read the Agatha Raisin ones and some series that has a cat theme. The cat books were very boring IMO. I've been reading Christie's books like crazy lately but am in the mood for something different. May try the Rendell books, or P.D. James'.
Oh my...hot button for me ;D

Nancy Atherton (Aunt Dimity---very cozy w/o being saccharine)
Rhonda Pollero---paralegal in Miami Beach who's taste outstrips her money...she's building a rolex from parts she is buying on Ebay...funny.
Laura Childs - two series..Teashop mysteries and scrapbooking...she just started a third one too.
Elizabeth Peters, but I think someone mentioned her.
Dorothy Gilman--she started writing hers in the late 60s...Mrs. Pollifax..woman in her 60's who wanted adventure so she volunteered for the CIA...who mistook her for someone else. Great series.
Susan Wittig Albert - herbal mysteries--Tx writer.
Leeann Sweeney - mysteries set in and around Houston.
Wendy Roberts - Ghostdusters series....Devil may ride. Character cleans up crime scenes & finds herself face to face with the dead.
G.A. McKevett--size 14 PI from GA who lives in a small S. California town.
Garrison Allen--main characters are Big Mike (LARGE cat) and his owner, Penelope---live in a small town in AZ that is chock full of the most wonderful characters...I'd love to read a new one from him.
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Laura Levine - Jane Austin mysteries...not that Jane. She's a riot too.
Madelyn Alt - paranormal mysteries...sorta
Chintz and China series...can't think of the author's name, but she has another series set in a bath and bodyworks shop....great recipes. Several of the ones suggested have recipes and ideas in them too.
There's a few to get you started. Amazon has a pretty good style...look up a couple of authors and they will give you suggestions in that vein too. I've found some great ones that way.
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Hey, I don't know if this will help anyone, but I came across this site for those of you that like the lighter mysteries.

http://www.cozy-mystery.com/

I have been having fun looking at this site. I have found so many authors I want to try, but our library doesn't have very many of them.
Wow Susancnw - thanks for the comprehensive list. And thanks to everyone! I picked up one by Jacqueline Winspear and will try that next. I've joined 2 mystery book clubs in NYC. Fun! We read the mystery and then have dinner in a related restaurant - for example if the book is a Chinese mystery we eat in a Chinese restaurant. Unfortunately, I still can't swallow well, so I can't really eat in restaurants yet. I order food and kind of nibble tiny bits and push it around. But the people are fun and friendly and its very enjoyable.
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Dorothy Gilman--she started writing hers in the late 60s...Mrs. Pollifax..woman in her 60's who wanted adventure so she volunteered for the CIA...who mistook her for someone else. Great series.
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I completely agree. I really enjoyed these.
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