Yes, I can recommend Poirot and Miss Marple stories.
I don't like to read crime stories like those by Ruth Rendell, who created the Chief Inspector Wexford stories.
When I read a book, I want to escape reality, not read something that could and probably has happened in real life. That's why I like to read "soft" crime novels, or cozy murder mysteries by authors like Agatha Christie.
I like to read John Grisham. Although there are court cases in some of his book, most of them don't have them. I would recommend "The Testament" and "The Firm". Two really great reads I can read over and over.
And, British TV presenter Richard Osman has now also turned into a cozy murder mystery writer. His first novel "The Thursday Murder Club" came out last year. But if you are not into these light murder mysteries, you might not enjoy it. But these are the kind of books I love to read.
I can recommend Belinda Bauer. Her new book "Exit" - which came out last year, and the paperback is out in August 2021 - is a very good read. It's not a nasty kind of read, but a really nice one. Here is a link to the book at Amazon UK: The Exit
I also like to read Linwood Barclay. I especially loved his book "Elevator Pitch". Link to the book at Amazon UK: Elevator Pitch
And lastly - for now - English author Lucy Foley is another writer I would recommend. "The Hunting Party" and "The Guest List" are really good reads. Here is a link to "The Hunting Party" at Amazon UK: Lucy Foley
If you are into gritty crime novels, then these may not be for you. It all depends on your taste.
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Just thought of someone else: Keigo Higashino. He is a Japanese author, and his books are really well written. It always depends on the translator whether or not it will be a crappy story or a great story. I have read translated books that sounded far too stiff, as if the translator has translated the book word for word instead of using the English style of writing. If you know what I mean.
Anyway, he is a good crime writer. His books "Malice", "Newcomer", and "Salvation of a Saint" are well written. Link to his books on Amazon UK: Keigo Higashino
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Susanne: Oh wait think there is one on the 18th of June but that's it
May 31, 2021 16:57:56 GMT
Hippiejo: Morning everyone. Hope you have a good day today
Jun 8, 2021 7:11:58 GMT
Susanne: The evening I decide I want to watch Denmark's opening match at the European Championship and one of the Danish players falls to the ground and needs CPR. Never seen something so horrible on live television.
Jun 12, 2021 20:20:16 GMT
Deleted: I don't watch football, but saw the news about it online. Just terrible. I hope everyone is having a beautiful and quiet Sunday !!
Jun 13, 2021 7:35:34 GMT
Susanne: The Danish team will undergo therapy the next couple of days to process what happened plus the people at the stadium is urged to seek help if they feel the need for it.
Jun 13, 2021 8:43:34 GMT
Hippiejo: It was awful. The captain did a wonderful job of caring for him. Is there any update on how he's doing now Susanne?
Jun 14, 2021 20:42:01 GMT
Susanne: He's still in hospital undergoing various tests, but he is doing fine under the circumstances. A couple of his team mates visited him yesterday at the hospital. The captain was one of them and the goal keeper as they are close friends with him as well.
Jun 15, 2021 14:05:32 GMT
Susanne: So far tests have been fine and haven't showed anything wrong.
Jun 15, 2021 14:05:59 GMT
Susanne: The hospital he's at is the best in the country when it comes to heart deceases so if there is anything he will be in capable hands.
Jun 15, 2021 14:08:10 GMT
Hippiejo: Aah that's good to hear!
Jun 15, 2021 22:28:58 GMT
Susanne: Latest news. Christian Eriksen will get a pacemaker. A Dutch player who's at the European Championship has had the same procedure, so there is a chance for the Dane to get back on the field.
Jun 17, 2021 8:49:26 GMT
Susanne: And he's now had his operation and released from hospital.
Jun 18, 2021 18:55:02 GMT
Hippiejo: that's good news Susanne!
Jun 24, 2021 8:28:23 GMT
Hippiejo: hellooo anybody about?
Jun 27, 2021 9:33:45 GMT
Susanne: What a glorious morning. Denmark is in the semi-finals at the Euro Championship. Wednesday will be nerve wrecking, but I have hope
Jul 4, 2021 8:04:31 GMT
Hippiejo: hello all, hope you're all doing well. Sorry I've been away a few days, I've been busy in the garden and got absolutely sicked into the book club book at the weekend.
Jul 13, 2021 9:45:39 GMT
Hippiejo: ::785f7907-d695-4c66-952b-16efe91e85d6:: Happy Birthday to you... happy birthday to you... happy birthday dear Susanne... happy birthday to you!!! ::26d2c36e-9e62-487a-99c9-39543945f4a1::
Jul 30, 2021 10:05:38 GMT
Susanne: Just dropping in to say I'm still alive. Work is killing me and on the mends from a bad cold as well. The book is currently being transformed into book form, so waiting for it so I can give it the last approval before it goes into mass production.
Aug 30, 2021 17:46:56 GMT