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Crime Fiction recommendations

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Nanamar Mon 04-Mar-24 21:38:35

Obsessed with crime fiction novels set in the UK - England, Scotland, etc.
Have read all of: Ann Cleeves, Elly Griffiths, Peter May, Val McDermid, JM Dalgliesh, Ian Rankin, Angela Marsons, Deborah Crombie, Elizabeth George, Tana French. Read some Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter, Damian Boyd. Any further recommendations welcome.

Salti Mon 04-Mar-24 21:42:22

Reginald Hill

annsixty Mon 04-Mar-24 21:50:19

John Harvey whose detective is Charlie Resnick?
Books based around Nottingham.

rafichagran Mon 04-Mar-24 21:52:58

Bill Kitson, Joy Ellis, Robin Roughley and JD Kirk. I love Crime fiction as well.

annsixty Mon 04-Mar-24 21:54:35

Mark Billingham, Tom Thorne series.

Grannmarie Mon 04-Mar-24 22:10:21

Claire McGowan, Paula Maguire series, set in N. Ireland.

Maggiemaybe Mon 04-Mar-24 22:13:04

A A Dhand, the Virdee series, set in Bradford. Soon to be televised.

Jaxjacky Mon 04-Mar-24 22:14:29

Adrian McGinty, Wes Markin.

Maggiemaybe Mon 04-Mar-24 22:14:36

And Robert Galbraith’s Strike series.

Marg75 Mon 04-Mar-24 22:14:59

Nicci French

GrannyIvy Mon 04-Mar-24 22:16:38

Sally Rigby, Dawn Brookes

Musicgirl Mon 04-Mar-24 22:28:23

Peter Lovesey with his Peter Diamond series, Simon Brett with his Fethering series.

GrannyIvy Mon 04-Mar-24 22:36:41

Yes Simon Brett Fethering series so good and I love Dick Francis and Felix Francis books. Kindle unlimited throws up so many brilliant books explore and enjoy

monk08 Mon 04-Mar-24 22:45:22

Angela Marsons Kim stone series set in the Black country.

catladyuk Mon 04-Mar-24 22:53:38

peter lovesey, centred in bath, also victorian london; peter james, brighton/sussex; nick louth, stella rimington, susan hill, nicci french, stuart macbride, martina cole, roberta kray, denise mina, sophie hannah.
to name but a few !

Litterpicker Mon 04-Mar-24 22:56:27

Denzil Meyrick series set in ‘Kinloch’, based on the author’s home town of Campbeltown, Argyll.

Farmor15 Mon 04-Mar-24 23:00:05

Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan series, set in London
Peter Robinson's DCI Banks series - set in Yorkshire

Septimia Tue 05-Mar-24 02:02:02

I agree with many of the suggestions already made and would add Rebecca Tope, J.R. Ellis (as well as Joy Ellis), T.G. Reid, Rachel Maclean and L.J. Ross.

Ailidh Tue 05-Mar-24 06:20:37

Glad to see L.J. Ross on the suggestions, I've just discovered her.

Also M.C. Beaton for her Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series. The Agatha Raisins are SO much better than the drossy tv series loosely based on them!

NotAGran55 Tue 05-Mar-24 06:26:54

Cara Hunter’s DI Adam Fawley series set in Oxford.

CornflowerBlue Tue 05-Mar-24 07:09:15

Tim Weaver, Peter James and Harlen Coben are my favourites! I've read all theirs!

Ailidh Tue 05-Mar-24 07:36:10

Oo and also if you like historical crime fiction:
Deryn Lake's John Rawlings series
Robin Paige's Victorian Mystery series
Edward Marston's Railway detective series

All of the above mix well-researched historical fact with fiction.

keepcalmandcavachon Tue 05-Mar-24 08:05:08

PD James, so many to choose from including the wonderful Dalgliesh books. Always envy anyone who hasn't read them yet!

JamesandJon33 Tue 05-Mar-24 08:35:58

Susan Hill, the Serraillier series

BlueSapphire Tue 05-Mar-24 08:47:51

M W Craven, the Washington Poe series, set in Cumbria/Northumberland; unputdownable. The first one is 'The Puppet Show'.