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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by haryomikun(m): 11:57am On Dec 05, 2019
joshima:
i actually haven't read the book though.. I've only read one from him "the family "

Whaaaaaaaat? You haven't read the Godfather? What the furkk?
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by NavyBlue(f): 12:12pm On Dec 05, 2019
I agree with your list but David Housewright is on my list, his Mckenzie series had me glued to my phone for hours. Harlan Coben's the innocent was really interesting for me. I'm currently reading 'the woods' by Harlan Coben
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Nobody: 12:13pm On Dec 05, 2019
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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Joystark(f): 12:45pm On Dec 05, 2019
No James Hadley Chase?
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by pypepyper(m): 1:14pm On Dec 05, 2019
[quote author=englishmart post=84636765] James Hardly Chase. Reading his Novels is like watching Hotel Mumbai or Skyscraper movie, etc.
I've read about 25 Hardly Chase's novels, Believed violent, we'll have a double funeral, and lots more. Detective Tom Lepski of 2nd grade....

Well, he's not of this century
[/ i love james hardly chase.. his best of all time is coffin from hongkong]
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by pypepyper(m): 1:16pm On Dec 05, 2019
[quote author=englishmart post=84636765] James Hardly Chase. Reading his Novels is like watching Hotel Mumbai or Skyscraper movie, etc.
I've read about 25 Hardly Chase's novels, Believed violent, we'll have a double funeral, and lots more. Detective Tom Lepski of 2nd grade....

Well, he's not of this century
[]

i love james hardly chase.. my best of all time is coffin from hongkong
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Cotton(m): 1:53pm On Dec 05, 2019
I would suggest that someone try out a book by Minette Walters. She is a crime writer and really good.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by OlaSammie: 2:13pm On Dec 05, 2019
ekestic1976:


I started reading Hardley Chase novels in 1977 whilst studying for Higher School Certificate. My first novel was "Tiger by the Tail". By 1980, I had read going to 93 Chase novels both in Corgi and Panther editions. I also read Nick Carter, etc. The point I'm driving at is that our youths must be guided about the imperative of reading. The contemporary leaning on the internet, Nollywood and Hip Hop has no relevant and enduring values from which their futures can draw viable experiences.

The Internet, Nollywood and Hip Hop offers a lot. My point of view is actually very debatable.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by OlaSammie: 2:14pm On Dec 05, 2019
Where's Lee Child??
Author of the Jack Reacher series.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Preator: 2:31pm On Dec 05, 2019
Dtruthspeaker:
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.
I have read all Dale Brown novels. Its not for everyone though. You have to be tech crazy to like them.
They are fantastic reads though.

By the way how come the queen of Crime fiction/ mystery didnt make the list?

Yea, Agatha Christie

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Gboliwe: 2:54pm On Dec 05, 2019
Steve Cavanagh

John Grisham

Dan Brown

Nora Roberts

Sydney Sheldon

Jeffery Archer

You can never go wrong with any of these guys
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Ommyk: 3:33pm On Dec 05, 2019
Interesting selection you have there. Hard copy preloved novels for sales. Wholesale price 350 naira only. Over 1000 titles available in lagos and can ship nationwide.

Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by blacktallest(f): 4:15pm On Dec 05, 2019
SlawG:
where can one get the hard copy to buy?

Any good bookshop or where second hand books are sold. Cheers
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by bluefilm: 4:15pm On Dec 05, 2019
uzoclinton:


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.


Sidney Sheldon was an American author...
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Ommyk: 4:21pm On Dec 05, 2019
SlawG:
where can one get the hard copy to buy?

I have second hand copies for sales for most of the authors.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Dannonye(f): 4:56pm On Dec 05, 2019
Check out mine on wattpad
Murder in Bentwood
Threz
I've read real life crime books
it gives more thrill cause they all happened
Better than crime movies

Josephine Cox Bad boy Jack is chill
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Dannonye(f): 4:56pm On Dec 05, 2019
Check out mine on wattpad
Murder in Bentwood
Threz
I've read real life crime books
it gives more thrill cause they all happened
Better than crime movies

Josephine Cox Bad boy Jack is chill
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ekestic1976: 5:34pm On Dec 05, 2019
OlaSammie:


The Internet, Nollywood and Hip Hop offers a lot. My point of view is actually very debatable.

This is exactly what I hinted at: if you had minded reading English novels more than laying much importance on the internet, Nollywood and Hip Hop, you would have known easily that "offers" in your quoted post above should have been spelt "offer"! The internet, Nollywood and Hip Hop can't light a candle to Reading.

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by grijib(m): 6:15pm 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


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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by grijib(m): 6:21pm On Dec 05, 2019
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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 PETUK(m): 6:28pm On Dec 05, 2019
I will come to this
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by CharleyBright(m): 6:30pm On Dec 05, 2019
Dean Koontz remains one of my best contemporary writers. I have read most of his works. The suspense of his books are enigmatic.
Go read his " The Watchers" and " The Whispers", The Husband".

However, I would have expected to see Stephen King and Mario Puzo on your list.

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by karo93: 7:20pm On Dec 05, 2019
James Hardley chase
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by kayemjay(m): 7:51pm On Dec 05, 2019
Palmerbarry:
cool I was expecting to see An Evening with Eva by KayemJay(Nigerian) among the list

I am humbled. Thank you

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by eDoc: 7:52pm On Dec 05, 2019
Ommyk:
Interesting selection you have there. Hard copy preloved novels for sales. Wholesale price 350 naira only. Over 1000 titles available in lagos and can ship nationwide.

You get Michael connelly?
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by eDoc: 8:10pm 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

Was waiting for some to mention, Michael Connelly, if you are to read just one of His novel is should be (THE POET).
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by StacyO(f): 9:16pm On Dec 05, 2019
Mi likey
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by NtoAkwaIbom(m): 9:25pm On Dec 05, 2019
eDoc:


Was waiting for some to mention, Michael Connelly, if you are to read just one of His novel is should be (THE POET).

I am a Micheal Connelly adict,
I have read all his works, from the FB1 behavioural Psychologist guy, through Harry botch in the NYPD, to Micheal Haller the Lincoln Lawyer...
I have read loads of crime works, Micheal Connelly is just out of this world..

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Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Ommyk: 9:36pm On Dec 05, 2019
eDoc:


You get Michael connelly?

I get o my brother. Let me check the titles I have.
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Ommyk: 9:50pm On Dec 05, 2019
eDoc:


You get Michael connelly?

Titles I have hard copies are
1. Brass verdict
2. The narrows
3. The black box
4. The burning room

WhatsApp to purchase novels: +2348184658071
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by maeola(f): 10:34pm On Dec 05, 2019
Have you read Stieg Larsson's Millennium series
Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by maeola(f): 10:35pm On Dec 05, 2019
irrefragable:
Where is Stephen King in your list? You've not started reading books if you've not read Stephen king.
Finally, someone that reads Stephen King's books cool

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