So here goes - feel free to agree or disagree!
1. John Grisham
A man days away from execution on death row - but is he actually innocent? Amazon UK Amazon.com
A few years ago I devoured every Grisham novel I could get my hands on. I love the amount of detail that Grisham goes into and all of the trial scenes at the end of each book.
2. P.D. James
Death in Holy Orders
The body of a student at the college is found on the shore, suffocated by a fall of sand. Dalgleish is called upon to re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Amazon UK Amazon.com
I love a good murder mixed up with religion and that what you get here. If you like Dalgleish then there's a whole lot of other books for you to discover!
3. Anita Shreve
Set in German-occupied Belgium in 1943-44, the harrowing tale of Nazi occupation. Amazon UK Amazon.com
Anita Shreve will wring every amount of emotion out of you in this truly ghastly tale which sadly for some was experienced during the Second World War. This book will live with you forever.
4. Charlie Huston
The Shotgun Rule
Find out what happens when ordinary teenagers stumble upon a a crank lab. Amazon UK Amazon.com
Get right into the mind of teenagers in this superbly written story. If you enjoy this then there's plenty more Huston to go around, one of my favourite writers.
5. Robert Crais
The Monkey's Raincoat
Take a trip down the seedy side of Hollywood.
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By the end of this one, you will either be an Elvis or a Joe Pike fan. Lots of humour and violence moved together with great descriptions of America.
6. Roddy Doyle
The Woman Who Walked into Doors,
Harsh, gritty, emotional - a woman trapped in a cycle of domestic abuse. Amazon UK Amazon.com
Superb writing from Roddy Doyle who gets into the mind of an abused woman.
7. Peter Hill
Evocative story of a man's time spent in remote Scottish lighthouses Amazon UK Amazon.com
This is just one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. If you've ever wanted to get away from it all then this is a great read for you. Lots of humour and you can locate all the lighthouses around Scotland before it all went mechanised.
8. Stuart Maconie
Pies and Prejudice
If you lived through and survived the 70s then you'll love this!
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I'm the same age as Stuart and his reminiscences of his love of music as he grew up made me laugh so much. Excellent!
9. D.B.C. Pierre
Vernon God Little
A teenager becomes blamed for a murder and then wrapped up in the subsequent media frenzy. Amazon UK amazon.com
This is a classic. You can smell the Texas heat as you mingle with some of the most appalling characters. Don't miss this one please!
10. Sean Chercover
Big City Bad Blood
Private detective Ray dudgeon is one of the most sympathetic private eyes around and you can't help hope that everything works out for him as he races around Chicago. Amazon UK Amazon.com
One of my favourite detectives, I feel so sorry for him and he brings out my motherly instincts. Brilliant story too!
I chose these books on the basis that I've never mentioned them anywhere before on my blog! Try them out and see what you think but I assure you, they are all worth your attention. Thanks for checking them out!