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: 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