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British Crime novels

(97 Posts)
Nanamar Mon 03-May-21 12:11:12

I’ve read the entire Vera and Shetland series by Ann Cleeves, the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series by Deborah Crombie, Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynsey books, Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway series (didn’t care for the Magic Men books,) Ruth Ware, Tana French, etc. Looking for well-written crime novels set in the UK. Suggestions?

Nanamar Mon 03-May-21 12:12:59

Correction - Inspector Lynley books

Ilovecheese Mon 03-May-21 12:13:05

Kate Ellis. The Wesley Peterson stories, set in Devon.

Calendargirl Mon 03-May-21 12:24:07

Cara Hunter- DI Adam Fawley series.

sodapop Mon 03-May-21 12:44:54

Susan Hill the Simon Serailler series
Peter James the Roy Grace series

Maggiemaybe Mon 03-May-21 12:48:23

Also Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, P D James, Kate Atkinson’s Brodie series, Peter May, Peter Robinson, A A Dhand. All really good.

Sara1954 Mon 03-May-21 12:49:18

Peter Robinson Inspector Banks.
If you watched the television series, and weren’t very impressed, the books are much better.

Maggiemaybe Mon 03-May-21 12:49:30

Oh, and R D Wingfield (Inspector Frost).

Shinamae Mon 03-May-21 12:50:39

Martina Cole but it can be a bit graphic..... I absolutely love her books and I’ve read all of them at least twice

Witzend Mon 03-May-21 12:53:57

All the Ian Rankin Rebus books are favourites of mine.

Ditto to R D Wingfield.
Also the Inspector Morse books - Colin Dexter.

twinnytwin Mon 03-May-21 12:54:06

I love a good murder. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Greyduster Mon 03-May-21 12:55:25

J.M. Dalgleish’s Norfolk Mysteries series. DI Tom Janssen and his boss DCI Tamara Grieve have interesting cases to solve. I like them because I know the places they are set so they resonate with me.

Greyduster Mon 03-May-21 13:00:01

If you like something with a mediaeval flavour, S.W. Perry’s Jackdaw Mysteries are interesting and suspenseful. They are set in Elizabethan London and are very well researched too.

geekesse Mon 03-May-21 13:01:08

You didn’t mention PD James. Beautifully written.

eGJ Mon 03-May-21 15:23:45

Try Susan Hill’s Serralier series Nanamar as absorbing as Ruth Galloway! Just finished The Night Hawks, a year to wait until the next one!

fairfraise Mon 03-May-21 15:27:01

I'm another who likes all the Rebus books. Gives you a real flavour of Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland and he's a really interesting character and quite nice underneath it all.

TerriBull Mon 03-May-21 15:44:52

Val McDermid's Karen Pirie ones are very good. I would second P D James her books are very well written. My favourite crime author was Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, particularly her later ones.

Lisa Jewell's latest books now have a crime psychological angle to them, I've enjoyed those.

NotAGran55 Mon 03-May-21 16:32:57

Another Susan Hill fan here , along with Cara Hunter , Lisa Jewell and of course Colin Dexter .

annodomini Mon 03-May-21 16:39:03

All the above and Peter Robinson's DI Banks series (or he might be DCI by now), set in the Yorkshire Dales. The author came to speak to a meeting here a few years ago and was really engaging. He answered lots of questions from the floor.

Severnsider Mon 03-May-21 16:40:41

Author Michael Wood's series featuring Inspector Matilda Darke are a good read.

Severnsider Mon 03-May-21 16:40:42

Author Michael Wood's series featuring Inspector Matilda Darke are a good read.

Severnsider Mon 03-May-21 16:40:42

Author Michael Wood's series featuring Inspector Matilda Darke are a good read.

monk08 Mon 03-May-21 16:53:40

Angela Marsons DI Stone series they are all set in the Black Country.

Patsy70 Mon 03-May-21 17:11:17

Another fan of Susan Hill’s Simon Serailler series; P D James; Ian Rankin’s Rebus books and also I would recommend Simon McCleave’s D I Ruth Hunter series, set in Snowdonia.

AGAA4 Mon 03-May-21 17:26:51

L. J Ross - DCI Ryan books set in the North East.

Rory Clements - John Shakespeare or Tom Wilde books.