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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by lovchalice(f): 8:15am On Dec 05, 2019
Am I the only one who hate serial books. Just asking

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by sylve11: 8:18am On Dec 05, 2019
Let me bookmark here. I will come reading through later. cool
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Dtruthspeaker: 8:20am On Dec 05, 2019
Our Pace Setters books also kept up with John Easily Run sorry James Hardly Chase.

For Military action with planes - Dale Brown, Flight of the Old Dog , Day of the Cheetah... Still pursuing the other books.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by HypePlusIQ(m): 8:21am On Dec 05, 2019
uzoclinton:
Mystery/Suspense novels undoubtedly are the best kind of novels out there. I love crime/mystery books so much that I can’t go a week without reading at least 2. And just like everyone, I do have a list of writers I choose my reads from. In lieu of this, I've compiled a list of my Top 7 Crime/Suspense writers of the 21st century. Starting from bottom to the top

7. LISA GARDNER:
Lisa Gardner is an American author of fiction, and also a self-described research junkie, who parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of several heart thumping thrillers.
Her notable works include: The Killing Hour, Touch and Go and The Next Accident.

6. HARLAN COBEN:
Harlan Coben deals mainly on mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often rotate around the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past, murders, fatal accidents, etc and often have multiple plot twists. He is the bestselling author of sixteen previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers "Long Lost" and "Hold Tight." He's a Winner of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award. More than 60million of his books are in print worldwide.
Some of his popular books includes: Back Spin, Caught, Live Wire, Long Lost, Missing You, Play Dead, Seconds Away, Shelter. The Innocent, Hold Tight.

5. HIGGINS CLARK:
Mary Higgins Clark began writing at an early age. After several years working as a secretary and copy editor, she spent a year as a stewardess for Pan-American Airlines before leaving her job to marry and start a family. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, Higgins Clark worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts until her agent persuaded her to try writing novels. Her debut novel, a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well, and she decided to leverage her love of mystery/suspense novels. Her suspense novels became very popular, and as of 2016 her books had sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.
If you like books with courageous & fiesty heroines in jeopardy, engrossing stories and lots of suspense but minimal violence, then I'll recommend you read her book. Some of her popular books include: All Dressed In White, I’ll Walk Alone, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Death Wears A Beautiful Mask, The Cinderella Murder, and my personal favourite, Daddy’s Gone A Hunting.

4. SIDNEY SHELDON:
Sidney Sheldon is an American author that specializes in mystery novels and thrillers, The plots of his novels often revolves around revenge, family etc and often have multiple plot twists e.g Master of The Game.
He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures. He became more famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980) and my favourite, Master of the Game (1982). He has more than 300 million books in print.
Some of his notable works: Master of the game, Mistress of The Game, Relentless, Chasing Tomorrow.

3. JOHN GRISHAM:
John Grisham is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas)
Here are Some of his bestsellers; The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, and The Appeal.


2. DEAN KOONTZ
Dean koontz is an American author. Whose novels can be generally described as suspense thrillers, his books also frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire.
"He is a master of the edge-of-your-seat, paranoid thriller and perhaps the leading American practitioner of the form."- Newark Star-Ledger. Several of his books have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, with 14 hardcovers and 14 paperbacks reaching the number one position.
His novels has sold over 450 million copies as reported on his official site.
Some of his bestsellers include; The Vision, Winter Moon, Relentless.

1. JAMES PATTERSON:
James Patterson is an american author just like the others on this list. He Is considered as one of the most successful writer of the 21st century. He wrote his first novel 'The Thomas Berryman Number' in 1976 , the book gave him his first Edgar Award. The first of many novels. Today, his prolific body of work spans multiple genres, including The Women’s Murder Club series (a natural, he says, since he grew up surrounded by women), Alex Cross series - featuring Deputy Chief of Detectives Alex Cross (the most popular fictional detective), the Detective Michael Bennett books (co-authored with Michael Ledwidge), two young-adult series (Daniel X and Maximum Ride), the occasional historical novel (such as The Jester, which he calls “history on adrenalin”) and even romance (including Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas, one of his favorites).
James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading. Some of his notable works include; The Alex Cross series, the Women's Murder Club series, the Maximum Ride series, the Michael Bennett series, and the Middle School series, The Beach House, The Second Honeymoon, and The Lifeguard, Private series.

Culled from: http://listwand.com




Nice list.
I read some of the Authors there too.

May I add...

Lee Child
Jeffrey Deaver
James Hardley Chase

Those guys make books look like movies.


It's Immersive.

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by HypePlusIQ(m): 8:22am On Dec 05, 2019
And yeah.


The Almighty..

Stephen King.

Suspense can never be matched

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Dtruthspeaker: 8:23am On Dec 05, 2019
HypePlusIQ:





Nice list.
I read some of the Authors there too.

May I add...

Lee Child
Jeffrey Deaver
James Hardley Chase

Those guys make books look like movies.


It's Immersive.

Wait oh we no dey remember Jeffrey Archer?

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by olatunyemi(m): 8:25am On Dec 05, 2019
StPete:
Nice list...

But you didn’t do justice for not adding the legendary author himself, the man whose many books have been made movies and still attained bestseller movie status...

Roll the drums for..................

Dan Brown
my favourite of all time

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by blacktallest(f): 8:41am On Dec 05, 2019
ValCon888:
From the list, I can tell the Op is an amateur.
All I see here are contemporary writers.
No Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
No Leo Tolstoy.
No Pushkin.
No Oscar Wilde.
Classical literature still remains the gold standard becuase it was written at a time when there was no digital noise.

He said 21st Century oga

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by blacktallest(f): 8:43am On Dec 05, 2019
4gunners:
I suck at reading novel. The everyday "wahala" doesn't give me time to read. Any way out for me?

Start with a James Patterson novel, preferably Alex Cross series. The chapters are short and makes you want to read the next chapter
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by descartes400: 8:55am On Dec 05, 2019
Robert Ludlum....The bourne identity, the bourne ultimatum, the bourne supremacy , the matarese cycle, the aquitaine progression, the gemini contenders, the road to omaha, the icarus agenda....etc

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by grandstar(m): 9:00am On Dec 05, 2019
Are they 21st or 20th century novelists?

You forgot to add that Sidney Sheldon usually has a psychiatrist in his books
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by HowDareU: 9:06am On Dec 05, 2019
OP you too much; brought back sweet old memories. I love them all. My writings are tailored after Dean Koontz. Consistently, I was going to the library for 2 years in other to brush up and learn their writing skills: because I wanted to be a novelist. No be joke oh. John Grisham Time To Kill, love it.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Yonce(f): 9:29am On Dec 05, 2019
Mary Higgins Clark books traumatised me as a teen, still I never passed her books on the bookshelf without purchasing.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by eddykaka(m): 9:34am On Dec 05, 2019
Nice list, I use to read these books a lot till I entered school, then had no time now I'm done, still same
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by SlawG: 9:40am On Dec 05, 2019
blacktallest:


Start with a James Patterson novel, preferably Alex Cross series. The chapters are short and makes you want to read the next chapter
where can one get the hard copy to buy?
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by NtoAkwaIbom(m): 9:56am On Dec 05, 2019
OP has not read the works of LEE CHILD and MICHEAL CONNELLY.

HOW DO YOU WRITE ABOUT CRKME WRITTERS AND YOU LEAVE OUT.. MICHEAL CONNELLY ?

Hary BOTCH series is the best Crime series i have read and I have read James Petterson, Dan Brown,John Grisham(i have all John grisham books though incase you need) Robert Ludlum, Stephen King, etc..

I am a hoarder, i hv all works of Dan brown, James Petterson, Dan Brown, Lee Child, John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, etc.. All in epub and pdf ebooks.... You get me data and i can get you good novels

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Freeman85(m): 10:00am On Dec 05, 2019
I didn't see Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown.

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Freeman85(m): 10:03am On Dec 05, 2019
NtoAkwaIbom:
OP has not read the works of LEE CHILD and MICHEAL CONNELLY.

HOW DO YOU WRITE ABOUT CRKME WRITTERS AND YOU LEAVE OUT.. MICHEAL CONNELLY ?

Hary BOTCH series is the best Crime series i have read and I have read James Petterson, Dan Brown,John Grisham(i have all John grisham books though incase you need) Robert Ludlum, Stephen King, etc..

I am a hoarder, i hv all works of Dan brown, James Petterson, Dan Brown, Lee Child, John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, etc.. All in epub and pdf ebooks.... You get me data and i can get you good novels
I need them pls,
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by SouthPaw24(m): 10:06am On Dec 05, 2019
ValCon888:
From the list, I can tell the Op is an amateur.
All I see here are contemporary writers.
No Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
No Leo Tolstoy.
No Pushkin.
No Oscar Wilde.
Classical literature still remains the gold standard becuase it was written at a time when there was no digital noise.

Na mystery and crime writers. Dostoyevsky and co. no follow.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ghostwritter(m): 10:17am On Dec 05, 2019
For the love of God, Can someone just send me ANY interesting novel on horror/mystery/supernatural (pdf format) to my email osuleman11@gmail.com
I don't have access to hard copy where I am.
God bless you as you do.
Pls I don't read romance.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Viicfuntop(f): 10:23am On Dec 05, 2019
Thank you for mentioning Sidney Sheldon
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by joshima(m): 10:24am On Dec 05, 2019
AwkaetitiBabe:
Where can I download his books from?

download "ANYBOOK" app
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by joshima(m): 10:25am On Dec 05, 2019
Freeman85:
I need them pls,
just download "anybook" its a very nice app
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by goldony(f): 10:27am On Dec 05, 2019
uzoclinton:
Mystery/Suspense novels undoubtedly are the best kind of novels out there. I love crime/mystery books so much that I can’t go a week without reading at least 2. And just like everyone, I do have a list of writers I choose my reads from. In lieu of this, I've compiled a list of my Top 7 Crime/Suspense writers of the 21st century. Starting from bottom to the top

7. LISA GARDNER:
Lisa Gardner is an American author of fiction, and also a self-described research junkie, who parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of several heart thumping thrillers.
Her notable works include: The Killing Hour, Touch and Go and The Next Accident.

6. HARLAN COBEN:
Harlan Coben deals mainly on mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often rotate around the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past, murders, fatal accidents, etc and often have multiple plot twists. He is the bestselling author of sixteen previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers "Long Lost" and "Hold Tight." He's a Winner of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award. More than 60million of his books are in print worldwide.
Some of his popular books includes: Back Spin, Caught, Live Wire, Long Lost, Missing You, Play Dead, Seconds Away, Shelter. The Innocent, Hold Tight.

5. HIGGINS CLARK:
Mary Higgins Clark began writing at an early age. After several years working as a secretary and copy editor, she spent a year as a stewardess for Pan-American Airlines before leaving her job to marry and start a family. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, Higgins Clark worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts until her agent persuaded her to try writing novels. Her debut novel, a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well, and she decided to leverage her love of mystery/suspense novels. Her suspense novels became very popular, and as of 2016 her books had sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.
If you like books with courageous & fiesty heroines in jeopardy, engrossing stories and lots of suspense but minimal violence, then I'll recommend you read her book. Some of her popular books include: All Dressed In White, I’ll Walk Alone, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Death Wears A Beautiful Mask, The Cinderella Murder, and my personal favourite, Daddy’s Gone A Hunting.

4. SIDNEY SHELDON:
Sidney Sheldon is an American author that specializes in mystery novels and thrillers, The plots of his novels often revolves around revenge, family etc and often have multiple plot twists e.g Master of The Game.
He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures. He became more famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980) and my favourite, Master of the Game (1982). He has more than 300 million books in print.
Some of his notable works: Master of the game, Mistress of The Game, Relentless, Chasing Tomorrow.

3. JOHN GRISHAM:
John Grisham is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas)
Here are Some of his bestsellers; The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, and The Appeal.


2. DEAN KOONTZ
Dean koontz is an American author. Whose novels can be generally described as suspense thrillers, his books also frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire.
"He is a master of the edge-of-your-seat, paranoid thriller and perhaps the leading American practitioner of the form."- Newark Star-Ledger. Several of his books have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, with 14 hardcovers and 14 paperbacks reaching the number one position.
His novels has sold over 450 million copies as reported on his official site.
Some of his bestsellers include; The Vision, Winter Moon, Relentless.

1. JAMES PATTERSON:
James Patterson is an american author just like the others on this list. He Is considered as one of the most successful writer of the 21st century. He wrote his first novel 'The Thomas Berryman Number' in 1976 , the book gave him his first Edgar Award. The first of many novels. Today, his prolific body of work spans multiple genres, including The Women’s Murder Club series (a natural, he says, since he grew up surrounded by women), Alex Cross series - featuring Deputy Chief of Detectives Alex Cross (the most popular fictional detective), the Detective Michael Bennett books (co-authored with Michael Ledwidge), two young-adult series (Daniel X and Maximum Ride), the occasional historical novel (such as The Jester, which he calls “history on adrenalin”) and even romance (including Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas, one of his favorites).
James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading. Some of his notable works include; The Alex Cross series, the Women's Murder Club series, the Maximum Ride series, the Michael Bennett series, and the Middle School series, The Beach House, The Second Honeymoon, and The Lifeguard, Private series.

Culled from: http://listwand.com
Pls I thought Agatha Christie would make this list?
One of her novels was made into a movie"murder on Orient express."by Johnny depp

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Viicfuntop(f): 10:27am On Dec 05, 2019
ValCon888:
From the list, I can tell the Op is an amateur.
All I see here are contemporary writers.
No Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
No Leo Tolstoy.
No Pushkin.
No Oscar Wilde.
Classical literature still remains the gold standard becuase it was written at a time when there was no digital noise.



Amateur because they are not the best for you? Really
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by goldony(f): 10:32am On Dec 05, 2019
juicyice:
u smoke craze, were Mario Puzio "the Godfather" cool
Bros,chop knuckle!! The last don, the godfather,wey be d baba of all crime films.d best of mafia movies.
Only Don Corleone quotes and words of wisdom would give U sense,even how to play politics wit people sef.

Michael Corleone come show us the most gentle lookin guys cld be d meanest.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by lordtim001(m): 10:48am On Dec 05, 2019
ValCon888:
From the list, I can tell the Op is an amateur.
All I see here are contemporary writers.
No Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
No Leo Tolstoy.
No Pushkin.
No Oscar Wilde.
Classical literature still remains the gold standard becuase it was written at a time when there was no digital noise.
Didn't you see 21st century there? And I am not familiar with other writers there, but how does Oscar Wilde's works fit into the mystery/crime category?
I don't think the other guys on your list could beat Sidney Sheldon, John Grisham and James Patterson

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by queenitee(f): 10:55am On Dec 05, 2019
grandstar:
Are they 21st or 20th century novelists?

You forgot to add that Sidney Sheldon usually has a psychiatrist in his books
So true besides where can I get Stephen King’s works, I’ve never read any of his books
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by NtoAkwaIbom(m): 10:58am On Dec 05, 2019
Freeman85:
I need them pls,

Will you fund the data ? If yes, then we can talk on how to interact, mail, whatsap, etc
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by NOETHNICITY(m): 11:20am On Dec 05, 2019
Why Shud Dean Koonzt and John Graham come before Sydney Sheldon?
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by kushercain: 11:39am On Dec 05, 2019
ValCon888:
From the list, I can tell the Op is an amateur.
All I see here are contemporary writers.
No Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
No Leo Tolstoy.
No Pushkin.
No Oscar Wilde.
Classical literature still remains the gold standard becuase it was written at a time when there was no digital noise.

Oga you no see 21st century?

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