A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors in Mystery/Thriller Genre

Today's topic is to make a list of your favourite top ten author's in whatever genre you choose.  I'm going to choose mystery/thrillers as I think I'll be able to come up with the author's quickest.  I love the genre and probably have to most author crush's in that field.

Top Ten Authors in the Mystery/Thriller Genre
(in no particular order except #1 *is* #1!)

(go here and type in the author's name in the search box to find all my reviews)
1. Mo Hayder!!!
2. Jo Nesbo
3. Karin Slaughter
4. Tess Gerritsen
5. Shane Peacock
6. Lisa Gardner
7. Alan Bradley
8. Laura Lippman
9. Agatha Christie (no reviews)
10. Marjorie Allingham (no reviews)


  1. I haven't read any of these authors but I am definitely going to have to check them out! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. From your list I have read:


    and on my TBR list is


    I must go read your MoH review now though.

  3. From the list, I am hoping to find mystery authors that write clean mysteries, are there any in this list?
    By clean I mean no sexually explicit writing.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  4. Hi Marjorie! From the above list there are only a few:

    Shane Peacock, writes a wonderful Boy Sherlock Holmes series for older teens, perfectly suitable for adults and a middle grade series called "Dylan Maples".

    He also brings to mind two other authors not on this list: Caro Peacock, clean victorian adult mysteries and in the same vein: YS Lee who writes YA victorian mysteries about a 17yo which are just as easily suitable for adult reading.

    Others from the list: Alan Bradley, quirky mysteries for adults but has an 11yo main character

    Agatha Christie and Marjorie Allingham are from the Golden Age, 1930s onward, and are therefore perfectly clean. From this era I also enjoy Dorothy L. Sayers and Ngaio Marsh.

    Hope that helps!

  5. Thanks for letting me know, I really appreciate your help.
    Now I can go shopping on amazon.

  6. Thanks for the list. I can't believe I haven't read any of these authors. I am just getting into this genre and just finished "The Sacred Impostor" by J. R. Lankford, the 3rd book in the Jesus Thief series. I am hooked. I need more! I will definitely be checking out some of the authors you suggested. Thank you!