>Mysteries: Help

>Phone conversation today went like this:

Me: What can I get D for Christmas?
L: He’s been reading a lot recently.
Me: READING?! Something other than the sports page?
L: Mysteries. Murder Mysteries. Thrillers. Political intrigue.
Me: You mean I should buy him books???
L: Or a gift card to the bookstore. He said recently I didn’t have anything interesting to read. I told him it might be a novel idea if he bought some books for himself.

Thus started a holiday shopping trip in which I went searching in the last place I expected for a gift for my older brother.

I don’t read murder mysteries. I haven’t a clue what to buy. He’s read everything by John Grisham and David Baldacci. Recently enjoyed Acts of Treason by Vince Flynn. I was totally perplexed at the store. This isn’t my category.

Mystery and thriller fans: Any suggestions?

Maybe it was easier when I could pick him up anything at the Golf Superstore


3 responses to “>Mysteries: Help

  1. >Well, I’m way too late for this Xmas, but like (un)relaxeddad can provide some for the future: Ross MacDonald (if you can find him. I think someone’s been reprinting his books in new editions), Linda Fairstein, Harlan Coben, Jonathan Kellerman, Tony Hillerman, and Ed McBain.

  2. >Parker’s Spencer novels is a great suggestion! Wish I had thought of that!

  3. >It’s a bit late but (for future reference?) Sara Paretsky? Or Leonardo Padura’s Havana sequence? Or Robert Parker’s Spencer novels? (the last are minor miracles of economy)