Read-a-Likes, reader's advisory

Read-a-Likes: Sue Grafton

If you like Sue Grafton’s private eye series with a dark underlying tone but without the explicit violence found in traditional hardboiled novels, try these authors:

Linda Barnes
Nevada Barr
Jan Burke
Barbara D’Amato
Jeffery Deaver
Lisa Gardner
Laura Lippman
Marcia Muller
Sara Paretsky


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Read-a-Likes: Tess Gerritsen

If you like Tess Gerritsen’s medical thrillers that feature fast-paced action, authentic medical details, and sympathetic characters, try these authors:

Keith Ablow
Robin Cook
Lisa Gardner
Thomas Harris
Iris Johansen
Bernard Knight
Michael Palmer
Kathy Reichs



Read-a-Likes: Gillian Flynn

If you like Gillian Flynn’s brooding, twisted psychological thrillers with unreliable narrators and peculiar crimes, try these authors:

Tana French
Paula Hawkins
Elizabeth Haynes
Erin Kelly
Andrew Klavan
Mary Kubica
Tawni O’Dell
Claudia Piñeiro
Lori Rader-Day
Lisa Unger
Minette Walters
S.J. Watson



Read-a-Likes: Janet Evanovich

If you like Janet Evanovich’s blend of humorous contemporary and slapstick mystery, try these authors:

Donna Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews
Linda Barnes
Tori Carrington
Jennifer Crusie
Laura DiSilverio
Sparkle Hayter
Jane Heller
Dorothy A. Howell
Sophie Kinsella
Sophie Littlefield
Sarah Strohmeyer



Read-a-Likes: Diane Mott Davidson

If you like the humor and quirky characters found in Diane Mott Davidson’s cozy mysteries, try these authors:

Susan Wittig Albert
JoAnna Carl
Laura Childs
Jill Churchill
Isis Crawford
Jerrilyn Farmer
Joanne Fluke
Katherine Hall Page
Nancy Pickard



Read-a-Likes: Clive Cussler

If you like the fast paced, quintessential adventure stories of Clive Cussler, try these authors:

Ted Bell
Steve Berry
Lincoln Child
Stephen Coonts
Jack Du Brul
Ian Fleming
Paul Garrison
Robert Ludlum
David Morrell
Douglas Preston
Matthew Reilly
James Rollins



Read-a-Likes: Michael Crichton

If you like Michael Crichton’s imaginatively speculative thrillers, filled with technical details and suspense, try these authors:

Mark Alpert
Steve Alten
Greg Bear
Lincoln Child
Robin Cook
John Darnton
Tess Gerritsen
Mira Grant
Phillip Kerr
Douglas Preston



Read-a-Likes: Michael Connelly

If you like Michael Connelly’s thrillers that hit the ground running with climactic build-up and shocking twists, try these authors:

James Lee Burke
William J. Caunitz
Michael Dibdin
James Ellroy
Loren D. Estleman
Reginald Hill
Hugh Holton
Bill James
J.A. Jance
Stuart Kaminsky
Faye Kellerman
Archer Mayor
Carol O’ Connell
T. Jefferson Parker
Ridley Pearson
Ian Rankin
Joseph Wambaugh



Read-a-Likes: Harlan Coben

If you like Harlan Coben’s strong characters, rapid-fire plots, and first person point of view, try these authors:

Jeff Abbott
Linwood Barclay
Lawrence Block
James Lee Burke
Lisa Gardner
Gregg Hurwitz
Thomas Perry
Don Winslow
Stuart Woods



Read-a-Likes: Mary Higgins Clark

If you like Mary Higgins Clark’s compelling, intricately plotted tales that have become a benchmark of the Suspense genre, try these authors:

Michael Allegretto
Mignon Ballard
Robyn Carr
Diane Chamberlain
Joy Fielding
Lisa Gardner
William Katz
Judith Kelman
Patricia MacDonald
Carla Neggers
Tom Savage
Kate Wilhelm