Favorite Mystery writers

Discussion in 'Writing' started by Baruch Menachem, Jan 22, 2011.

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Who dunit?

  1. Agatha Christie

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Donald Westlake

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Raymond Chandler

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. MC Beaton

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Elmore Leonard

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Earl Stanley Gardner

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. K K Beck

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  8. Sue Grafton

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  9. Lawrence Block

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  10. Ed McBain

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Baruch Menachem
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    I used to like Agatha Christie a lot, but I have move more and more toward Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake.

    Who do you like and why?
     
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    Sue Grafton. I've never been able to really get into Agatha Christie; my sister loves her. And I'm not familiar with the others, though I might be if I saw their work; but Sue Grafton I like and have read. Not all of them, but a few.
     
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    I love Agatha Christie. Tami Hoag is a favorite contemporary writer of mine.

    Nobody ever did dialogue better than Raymond Chandler.
     
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    james lee burke
     
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    Erle Stanley Gardner btw.

    After reading, "The Case of the Velvet Claws" I was a fan. And he was like a fine wine.

    I believe that Raymond Burr ruined the interpretation of Perry Mason, turning him into an intellectual wimp.
     
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    Block and Chandler are classic.....Chandler has a way of getting you into the characters...



    if I make a few honorable mentions imho- Kellerman (J), Hunter and of course John D. Mcdonald...the travis mcgee novels?..shit, ....of course I am drawing a blank right now too...:lol:
     
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    John D. McDonald

    Anything else is second rate.

    He wrote the book that became the Cape Fear movies.

    Travis McGee was the shit. Ya'll can meet me on the Busted Flush at slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale for some Boodles over ice while we put on some cool jazz and watch the party over on the Alabama Tiger. Maybe Meyer will come over for a round of chess.
     
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    Gregory McDonald's Fletch and Inspector Flynn books were pretty good reads.
     
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    How come Dan Brown was not on the list? :( He's also a good mystery writer though.
     
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    Elmore Leonard for me, his characters are among the best developed around. He writes a mean western as well.
     

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