Author’s I wish more people knew about

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I picked a few authors that I hadn’t heard of until I stumbled upon their books. Maybe I was just out of the loop.  I read their books, enjoyed them, and thought…Why hadn’t I heard of you? Where have you been all my reading life?

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Attica Locke came up in one of those amazon suggested links that I generally ignore but on one flight of fancy decided to check it out. I’m very glad I did. She writes tough, gritty mysteries with lots of historical background. This one covers a lot of the late sixties/early seventies racial politics and social upheaval. The characters are rich, complex, and totally engrossing.

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I stumbled across this book on a bin dedicated to ESL readers practicing English. I sometimes like a cozy mystery-I can’t do hardboiled all the time. This one was fun and better than I expected. The great part about cozies is having a quirky cast of characters along for the ride and this series does it well. Plus a ghost and time slips. It could be a goofy mess, but it’s not. 

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This one I found at the library and fell in love with the series. I have a soft spot for westerns. My father was an avid watcher of westerns-Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, The Big Valley. I used to read a lot of western paperbacks in high school. If the title alone doesn’t peak your interest-it’s really good. I’m so glad I found this series.

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Plenty of people know David Gann. I was just out of the loop. I read The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. Then decided to read The Lost City of Z. Next on my TBR is Killers of the Flower Moon.

Any other suggestions, please leave in the comments. 

6 thoughts on “Author’s I wish more people knew about

  1. I don’t read a lot of mysteries, but I think I’m going to have to give The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller a try. Holmes on the Range also looks like fun. Thanks for sharing your list!
    (My list is here.)

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