How do you find a great crime novel to read? Choosing your favourite crime authors

It is often difficult for readers to find a new author and one whose novels you think you might enjoy but libraries are a great place for dipping your toe in the water, or rather for letting your fingers do the choosing and there is also a great little book that can help with that.  I came across this when I was appearing at Chichester Library recently with fellow crime authors Peter Lovesey and Simon Brett and it's called Who Else Writes Like?
I opened the book (which was available on the counter for library visitors to check out) and found my entry right under J. K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, who it has been revealed recently is also a crime author under the name Robert Galbraith.  What  a good place to appear!

Reviewers in America have compared the DI Horton novels to American writers, Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and their British counterparts John Harvey and Peter Robinson both of the latter mentioned in the directory Who Else Writes Like?
My crime novels have also been compared to those written by Colin Dexter, Ann Cleeves, Robert Barnard, Graham Hurley, Dorothy Simpson and Neil White.

There is also a good website called Fantastic Fiction where it is suggested that if you like Peter James and Stephen Booth amongst other crime authors you might like the DI Horton series.

So if you're visiting this blog for the first time and are not sure what my crime novels are like I hope this helps.


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