reader's advisory

Read-a-Likes: Stuart Woods

If you like Stuart Woods’ engrossing, page-turning thrillers with a cinematic sensibility, try these authors:

Jeffrey Archer
David Baldacci
Stephen J. Cannell
Mary Higgins Clark
Harlan Coben
Michael Connelly
Nelson DeMille
Robert B. Parker
James Patterson
Lawrence Sanders
Sidney Sheldon
Scott Turow



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: Jo Nesbø

If you like Jo Nesbø’s intricately plotted, gritty, and thrilling mystery fiction, usually set in Scandanavia, try these authors:

Jussi Adler-Olson
Ken Bruen
Michael Connelly
Arne Dahl
Karin Fossum
Arnaldur Indriðason
Camilla Läckberg
Stieg Larsson
Henning Mankell
Håkan Nesser
Ian Rankin
James Thompson



Read-a-Likes: John Grisham

If you like John Grisham’s fast-paced, issue-oriented legal thrillers, try these authors:

David Baldacci
William Bernhardt
Michael Connelly
Nancy Grace
James Grippando
William Lashner
John Lescroart
John Martel
Steve Martini
Brad Meltzer
Richard North Patterson
Lisa Scottoline
Scott Turow



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: 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