Read-a-Likes: John Sandford

If you like John Sandford’s consistent delivery of riveting characters and intense, richly-layered thrillers, try these authors:

Raymond Benson
James Lee Burke
Michael Connelly
Jeffery Deaver
John Dunning
Hugh Holton
John Katzenbach
Owen Laukkanen
David L. Lindsey
James Patterson

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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: Lee Child

If you like Lee Child’s mix of fine writing, twisted plots, and relentless pacing, try these authors:

David Baldacci
James Lee Burke
Michael Connelly
Robert Crais
P.T. Deutermann
Barry Eisler
Vince Flynn
G.M. Ford
Stephen Hunter
Gregg Hurwitz
George Pelecanos
Matthew Reilly