Quintin Jardine writes a number of crime series including my favourite about Bob Skinner. If you’re looking for a detective whose personal life is as active and complicated as his job then follow the Edinburgh exploits of Deputy Chief Constable Skinner.
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The imaginative “Peter Grant” series cleverly juxtaposes the magic and the mundane. Peter Grant, police officer and apprentice wizard, solves cases with elements drawn from the historical and mythological background of London. Start with “Rivers of London”.
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Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous best-selling romantic comedy novels. Her books are fun, light-hearted and escapist. Highly recommended for those who wish to escape the ‘real’ world for a while – great to listen to on the way to work.
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Australian author Matthew Reilly’s books are like action movies and often feature a supernatural twist. Try “Ice Station,” the first in the Shane Schofield series, or “Temple,” which takes Professor William Race on an Indiana Jones-esque adventure in Peru.
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Often angst-ridden but always funny, John Marsden writes with an insight into young adults’ minds that isn’t altered by his dry humour.
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Fredrik Backman stories are quirky and upbeat, telling the tales of a diverse group of eccentric characters in modern-day Sweden. From obsessive compulsive Britt-Maree taking on the challenges of single life to a young girl exploring the magical and real world created by her grandmother, Backman novels are both funny and heartwarming. These books deal with real life issues whilst being light-hearted and entertaining. A totally different kind of setting to the darker side of Sweden we know from the Wallander and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series!
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The latest series from this wonderful storyteller is The Seven Sisters, a set of seven novels based on the constellation The Pleiades. It follows the interesting backgrounds of adopted sisters. The fourth book ‘The Pearl sister’ is out soon and I can’t wait.
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