reader's advisory

Read-a-Likes: Robert B. Parker

If you like Robert B. Parker’s compelling, dialogue-driven mysteries and westerns with descriptive settings and strong supporting characters, try these authors:

Linda Barnes
Michael Brandman
Stephen J. Cannell
Raymond Chandler
Lee Child
Harlan Coben
Robert Crais
Loren D. Estleman
Michael Koryta
Elmore Leonard
Laura Lippman
Ross MacDonald
Brad Parks


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



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