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Welshbeef

31,522 posts

124 months

Tuesday 29th August 2017
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NDA said:
Ben Hope - all read
Roy Grace - all read
Jack Reacher - all read
Elvis Cole - all read
Skinner - all read
Oz Blackstone - all read
Harry Bosch - all read.
Tim Weaver - all read.
Tom Thorne - all read.
Mo Hayder - Jack Caffery - all read
Billy Bob Holland - read one, didn't like.
Victor the Assassin - all read
James Barrington - Paul Richter - all read.
Logan McRae - all read
Inspector Banks - all read
Dewey Andreas - all read (books 5 and 6 are not available for Kindle)
Jack Regan - all read.
James Swallow : Nomad, I Am Pilgrim, Exile

Just starting The Grey Man by Mark Greaney
Don't all of the above realease a new novel each year? As such you will have about 20 year on year to read ao 2 weeks+ per book or a bit less and whatever else you fancy is easily a years worth of reading banked.

droopsnoot

5,059 posts

168 months

Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Not all of them - I don't remember the last time I saw a new Quintin Jardine book, and I don't think Tim Weaver rushes them out. Stuart McBride seems to be doing more non-McRae novels now, and even the new Michael Connelly isn't Bosch or Haller.

BigBen

9,371 posts

156 months

Wednesday 30th August 2017
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DoctorX said:
NDA said:
Ben Hope - all read
Roy Grace - all read
Jack Reacher - all read
Elvis Cole - all read
Skinner - all read
Oz Blackstone - all read
Harry Bosch - all read.
Tim Weaver - all read.
Tom Thorne - all read.
Mo Hayder - Jack Caffery - all read
Billy Bob Holland - read one, didn't like.
Victor the Assassin - all read
James Barrington - Paul Richter - all read.
Logan McRae - all read
Inspector Banks - all read
Dewey Andreas - all read (books 5 and 6 are not available for Kindle)
Jack Regan - all read.
James Swallow : Nomad, I Am Pilgrim, Exile

Just starting The Grey Man by Mark Greaney
Have you had these yet?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Dawson/e/B0034Q9BO8/...
John Milton books get better and better, Isabella Rose spin offs aren't bad either.
Seconded, I have really enjoyed all of Mark Dawson's books including the Soho noir series and the one off non-action thrillers.

SydneyBridge

3,490 posts

84 months

Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Thirded for mark Dawson- very good - still a few to read of his

I have got into assassin books and have read Tom Wood, Andre Warner and just read the Adrian Hell series by James Sumner


NDA

13,738 posts

151 months

Wednesday 30th August 2017
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DoctorX said:
NDA said:
Ben Hope - all read
Roy Grace - all read
Jack Reacher - all read
Elvis Cole - all read
Skinner - all read
Oz Blackstone - all read
Harry Bosch - all read.
Tim Weaver - all read.
Tom Thorne - all read.
Mo Hayder - Jack Caffery - all read
Billy Bob Holland - read one, didn't like.
Victor the Assassin - all read
James Barrington - Paul Richter - all read.
Logan McRae - all read
Inspector Banks - all read
Dewey Andreas - all read (books 5 and 6 are not available for Kindle)
Jack Regan - all read.
John Milton 1 - 6
James Swallow : Nomad, I Am Pilgrim, Exile

Just starting The Grey Man by Mark Greaney
Have you had these yet?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Dawson/e/B0034Q9BO8/...
John Milton books get better and better, Isabella Rose spin offs aren't bad either.
I have... I've edited my quote above. I've read the 6 books in the John Milton series. But haven't tried Isabella Rose yet - I will come back and read them. The Gray Man is quite good, just getting into it.
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DoctorX

3,744 posts

93 months

Wednesday 30th August 2017
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There's about 11 JM books, more reading material for you!

NDA

13,738 posts

151 months

Wednesday 30th August 2017
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DoctorX said:
There's about 11 JM books, more reading material for you!
There are - thanks.... just checked.

I'm pretty sure that when I was reading them, not too long ago, there were only 6 on Kindle available.

DoctorX

3,744 posts

93 months

Wednesday 30th August 2017
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NDA said:
There are - thanks.... just checked.

I'm pretty sure that when I was reading them, not too long ago, there were only 6 on Kindle available.
thumbup Actually, the Isabella Rose books are a spinoff of the Beatrix Rose books which are a spinoff of the John Milton books. All good.

Davey S2

11,663 posts

180 months

Friday 8th September 2017
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SydneyBridge said:
just read the Adrian Hell series by James Sumner
Looks right up my street and I'm looking for a new series to read so will give these a go.

Laurel Green

24,609 posts

158 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Out on the 7th of next month.


DoctorX

3,744 posts

93 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Laurel Green said:
Out on the 7th of next month.

I used to devour these but I still haven’t found the enthusiasm to read the last one yet. I read all my books on Kindle where it’ll probably cost as much as the hardback, yet there are loads of similar if not better books available for peanuts in comparison (as evidenced by this thread). Still, I’ll probably read it at some point laugh

SydneyBridge

3,490 posts

84 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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The new one actually looks really good...
We shall see though

droopsnoot

5,059 posts

168 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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I'll read it when it's out, no doubt, but for me the last two have really been short stories expanded to fill a book. Good, but without as much meat as there used to be.

NDA

13,738 posts

151 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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Ben Hope - all read
Roy Grace - all read
Jack Reacher - all read
Elvis Cole - all read
Skinner - all read
Oz Blackstone - all read
Harry Bosch - all read.
Tim Weaver - all read.
Tom Thorne - all read.
Mo Hayder - Jack Caffery - all read
Billy Bob Holland - read one, didn't like.
Victor the Assassin - all read
James Barrington - Paul Richter - all read.
Logan McRae - all read
Inspector Banks - all read
Dewey Andreas - all read (books 5 and 6 are not available for Kindle)
Jack Regan - all read.
John Milton 1 - 6
James Swallow : Nomad, I Am Pilgrim, Exile
The Grey Man by Mark Greaney - 1-5

Just starting John Milton 7 - 9

K50 DEL

7,576 posts

154 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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droopsnoot said:
I'll read it when it's out, no doubt, but for me the last two have really been short stories expanded to fill a book. Good, but without as much meat as there used to be.
I'll read it when I can get a copy in A format - I point blank refuse to buy any book in B format
Nowadays this usually means buying from the US as A format seems to be very hard to get here.


Welshbeef

31,522 posts

124 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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NDA said:
Ben Hope - all read
Roy Grace - all read
Jack Reacher - all read
Elvis Cole - all read
Skinner - all read
Oz Blackstone - all read
Harry Bosch - all read.
Tim Weaver - all read.
Tom Thorne - all read.
Mo Hayder - Jack Caffery - all read
Billy Bob Holland - read one, didn't like.
Victor the Assassin - all read
James Barrington - Paul Richter - all read.
Logan McRae - all read
Inspector Banks - all read
Dewey Andreas - all read (books 5 and 6 are not available for Kindle)
Jack Regan - all read.
John Milton 1 - 6
James Swallow : Nomad, I Am Pilgrim, Exile
The Grey Man by Mark Greaney - 1-5

Just starting John Milton 7 - 9
Go for Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series you will not be disappointed

NDA

13,738 posts

151 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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Welshbeef said:
Go for Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series you will not be disappointed
Pretty sure I've done those... let me check.

ETA: I have, although my orders are not showing on the Kindle store for some reason... I haven't read any since 2011, so there will be more in the series.

Edited by NDA on Monday 30th October 11:09

droopsnoot

5,059 posts

168 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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Have you done the James Oswald series with Inspector McLean? I think I might have mentioned them before, but they're pretty good. I've also read quite a few of the Stephen Booth ones set in the Peak District. Both are police ones, though, not really Jack Reacher style, but then so are a lot of others on the list.

Welshbeef

31,522 posts

124 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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NDA said:
Pretty sure I've done those... let me check.

ETA: I have, although my orders are not showing on the Kindle store for some reason... I haven't read any since 2011, so there will be more in the series.

Edited by NDA on Monday 30th October 11:09
Probably another 6 to enjoy.

NDA

13,738 posts

151 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Welshbeef said:
Probably another 6 to enjoy.
Yep -I've downloaded 7-9.

Thanks for the reminder. smile

I will check out your recommendations Droopsnoop - thanks.