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    Oh, much better. Timothy Hutton as Archie is a total outrage. He's much more competent, capable, and just all-around COOL in the books.
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    I am into Mitch Rapp the assasin outed then put into the CIA in Vince FLynn novels.

    I have also become a little embarassed that I like Eve Dallas in the JD Robb novels.

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    Don't know if they are classified as "mystery novels", but I too like Scarpetta .
    All Agatha Christie's detectives are quite good too - classics.
    Talking classics - Dorothy Sayers... and yes, Sherlock Holmes, of course!
    Elisabeth Georges' books are great too.
    Thomas Perry - the series where his main carachter is a native indian woman who helps people to get a new identity. Very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YCan'tAngieRead
    The Stephanie Plum series is great brain candy. In that same vein are two others I forgot:
    -Bubbles Yablonsky from the Sarah Strohmeyer Bubbles series
    -And the guy who does the "The Hearse You Rode In On" series...name escapes me at the moment.

    If you like Evanovich, you'll like those two.
    Wow, thanks for the reccomendations. I listen all day at work and am always on the lookout for new books.
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    I like the I.M. Fletcher character in Gregory MacDonalds series and his other Character Flynn. Also anything by Carl Hiaason. Find his stuff real good too.
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    I forgot to mention a series that I'm in the middle of reading at the moment:
    -Carl Houseman et al. by Donald Harstad. Very midwesterny, for those of us from smaller towns it's fun.

    And I forgot about Thomas Perry! I think I read something from him a while back, but I really liked it. This is why (yes, I'm a nerd) started keeping a journal of all the books I want to read.
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    My first favorite books to read as a mystery were Trixie Belden she was sort of the 1970's Nancy Drew!

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    Oooooo! Trixie Belden! I LOVED her. It was the first book series that I really started reading and I read them over and over again. I can blame those books for me being a mystery hoarder now.
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    Holy crap. I thought I was the only person on the planet who read Trixie. When I got to be about 12, my mom gave all my Trixie Belden books to the daughter of a family friend. When that girl got old enough to not want them anymore, I got them all back. I re-read a bunch of them just recently. My favorite was "The Mystery of the Emeralds." Loved her!

    Another (non-kids) mystery author I really like is Jonathan Kellerman. His "hero" is a child psychologist named Alex Delaware, who often consults for the police department (in case you were wondering how the hell a shrink solved mysteries.) It's not great literature or anything, but I've always found those books very enjoyable.

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    I wish I still had my set of books. My mom said she sold them in a garage sale! I did love her! I loved the whole bob-white whistle thing. Everytime I hear one I always think of that. I also loved how she would think it was so really fixing up to put on some pale pink lipstick..lol! Trixie!! I named a dog after her once too and another time begged my mom to buy me this red jacket so I could pretend to be a member of the bob-whites!

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