I think Marian Keyes is like a racier version of Maeve Binchy. Very Irish but her Walsh stories have more bite and a more contemporary take on relationships. When you try to describe them they sound like you are dealing with very depressing topics but they are deftly handled with warmth and humour.
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by David Weber
If you’re looking for sci-fi novels featuring intricate politics, detailed world building and a society that has been brainwashed to believe technology is the work of the Devil then David Weber’s Safehold Series is for you! A word of warning – these are a slow read and it takes a while for the major actions to happen.
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By Ben Aaronovitch
The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch begins with Rivers of London aka Midnight Riot (US publication).
Constable Peter Grant, after getting eyewitness information from a ghost ends up studying magic as a way to solve crime.
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By Janet Evanonvich
Stephanie Plum is a bond enforcement officer. If you like action, romance, calamity & humour then this series is for you. First book in the series is One For The Money.
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Starting with: Assassin’s Apprentice – In this beautifully written series of 9 books you’ll find great world building that doesn’t get in the way of characters and plot. Make sure you read this when you’re in a good mood because when bad things happen, they always happen to Fitz (the protagonist).
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I rather enjoyed reading through this manga series. Bear in mind it’s not for everyone with it’s gore warning. The twists and turns in the story kept me entertained for my travels home. It ended completely differently to how I expected but left it open for a sequel which is currently in the works with 4 books already published.
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Written by John Connolly, this series follows former police officer turned private investigator Charlie Parker as he investigates cases with supernatural elements. Connolly’s macabre, evocative writing style lends these thrillers an element of horror.
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