Read-a-Likes: James Patterson

If you like James Patterson’s fast-paced fiction with sympathetic characters, short chapters, and compelling, almost labyrinthine plots, try these authors:

Jeffery Deaver
Joy Fielding
Brian Freeman
Lisa Jackson
John Katzenbach
Jonathan Kellerman
Phillip Margolin
Dennis Lehane
Ridley Pearson
John Sandford
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