Mystery – Thriller – Suspense Novels

Mystery Corner

Welcome to my Mystery Corner. Here, you’ll find the novels I’ve read, with updates every week. These novels are invariably in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre and usually are part of a regular series with a recurring protagonist. You can always return here as a reminder of a book or author I’ve mentioned, to find a great escape from the demands of the business day or as a handy reference for books you want to read. Browse my selections below.

A few interesting items for your Friday Focus….

A few interesting items for your Friday Focus….

This week you’ll learn about the incredible stunt in the art world worth millions, relationship math, the history of the High Five and an Apple update.
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Here are a few items to kickoff your weekend ….

Here are a few items to kickoff your weekend ….

Another welcome Friday is here. Check out the problems of the real-life Sopranos along with another failed incentive plan, flying cars, a peak into the archives and a tribute on the 10th anniversary on the death of Steve Jobs.
Read More
Here are a few more interesting tidbits ….

Here are a few more interesting tidbits ….

Another welcome Friday is here … with “Carmaggedon” expected in San Francisco with the Giants facing the L.A. Dodgers in the first round of the MLB playoffs while Fleet Week…
Read More
More Food for Thought ….

More Food for Thought ….

And you tell ME to exercise? I don’t think so. I’m really enjoying the Ken Burns documentary series on PBS, Muhammad Ali. It’s subtitled, Bigger than Boxing. Larger than Life, which seems…
Read More
Jane Hawk & Christopher Snow from Dean Koontz

Jane Hawk & Christopher Snow from Dean Koontz

I’m embarrassed to report that I lost track of Dean Koontz somewhere along the way. When I saw the coming attractions on my reading list looking a little light, I…
Read More
Ocean Prey by John Sandford … and More

Ocean Prey by John Sandford … and More

It’s mighty rare for an author to sustain a series for as long as John Camp, a/k/a John Sanford, has for his Prey novels featuring Lucas Davenport & Co.I’ve read…
Read More
The Penn Cage Series from Greg Iles

The Penn Cage Series from Greg Iles

If you’re ready to dig into a new series that will last, I think you’ll love the Penn Cage series from Greg Iles. There’s about 4200 pages in the 6…
Read More
An Update on the Rhyme & Shaw Series from Jeffery Deaver

An Update on the Rhyme & Shaw Series from Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is a prolific author with several outstanding series characters. His website describes the wide range of his writing. I agree with Deaver’s characterization that Lincoln is an improbable…
Read More
Kathy Reichs returns to the Bones series

Kathy Reichs returns to the Bones series

It’s nice to see Kathy Reichs hitting a milestone in July, 2021 with novel #20 in her Bones series, The Bone Code, . You may recall she took off a year after book #18…
Read More
Is Lee Child getting tired of Jack Reacher?

Is Lee Child getting tired of Jack Reacher?

Jack Reacher is back in The Midnight Line, #22 in this series from Lee Child. Is Lee Child tired of writing about Reacher? Here’s what Lee Child had to say about…
Read More
Red Swan by P.T. Deutermann

Red Swan by P.T. Deutermann

Red Swan by P. T. Deutermann (standalone) One of the most talent yet unheralded authors in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre is P.T. Deutermann. He’s written a great 4-book series featuring Cam Richter, a…
Read More
K-Street by M.A. Lawson

K-Street by M.A. Lawson

K-Street by M.A. Lawson (Kay Hamilton #3) M.A. Lawson is the pen name of Mike Lawson, an established author of the Joe DeMarco series, an excellent series about the unsung…
Read More
The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Late Show by Michael Connelly (Rene Ballard #1) For the first time following 20 books in the Harry Bosch series, Michael Connelly has developed a new character … introducing…
Read More
Dead Drop by Marc Cameron

Dead Drop by Marc Cameron

Dead Drop by Marc Cameron (Jericho Quinn #7.5) The bad-ass SpecOps characters continue to pile up. Here’s the most current list: the Jonathan Graves series from John Gilstrap, the John…
Read More
Use of Force by Brad Thor

Use of Force by Brad Thor

Use of Force by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #17) It’s quite the season for the bad-ass SpecOps characters that are filling up my bookshelf. Over the last few weeks, I’ve…
Read More
Final Target by John Gilstrap

Final Target by John Gilstrap

Final Target by John Gilstrap (Jonathan Grave #8) I also love it when old friends like Scorpion, Boxers and Mother Hen return to the page. I’ve written about this series…
Read More
Zero Sum by Barry Eisler

Zero Sum by Barry Eisler

Zero Sum by Barry Eisler (John Rain #9) I love John Rain and I’m glad to see Barry Eisler is keeping him on the page. He is a skilled assassin,…
Read More
Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk is Still Writing at the Age of 102 You may not remember Herman Wouk, but if you’re a fan of this genre, you’ve probably read one or both…
Read More
The Switch by Joseph Finder

The Switch by Joseph Finder

The Switch by Joseph Finder I’ve always enjoyed Joseph Finder’s books and I don’t think I’ve missed any. Like most writers in this genre, he’s created a recurring hero, Nick…
Read More
Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham If you read anything in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre, you must have read something from John Grisham, so if you’re waiting, here’s his summer Beach Read….
Read More
J.K. Rowling & the Harry Potter Empire

J.K. Rowling & the Harry Potter Empire

J.K. Rowling & the Harry Potter Empire I’m diverging a bit today from my usual recommendation to celebrate the incredible saga of J.K. Rowling’s fiction career … justified even more…
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Mystery Corner

Welcome to Lary’s Mystery Corner. Here, you’ll find all of the novels that I’ve included in Sword Tips, the weekly Exkalibur Newsletter. These novels are invariably in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre and usually are part of a regular series with a recurring protagonist. You can always come back here as a reminder of a book or author I’ve mentioned, to find a great escape from the demands of the business day or as a handy reference for books you want to read. Browse my selections below.

A few interesting items for your Friday Focus….

A few interesting items for your Friday Focus….

This week you’ll learn about the incredible stunt in the art world worth millions, relationship math, the history of the High Five and an Apple update.
Read More
Here are a few items to kickoff your weekend ….

Here are a few items to kickoff your weekend ….

Another welcome Friday is here. Check out the problems of the real-life Sopranos along with another failed incentive plan, flying cars, a peak into the archives and a tribute on the 10th anniversary on the death of Steve Jobs.
Read More
Here are a few more interesting tidbits ….

Here are a few more interesting tidbits ….

Another welcome Friday is here … with “Carmaggedon” expected in San Francisco with the Giants facing the L.A. Dodgers in the first round of the MLB playoffs while Fleet Week…
Read More
More Food for Thought ….

More Food for Thought ….

And you tell ME to exercise? I don’t think so. I’m really enjoying the Ken Burns documentary series on PBS, Muhammad Ali. It’s subtitled, Bigger than Boxing. Larger than Life, which seems…
Read More
Jane Hawk & Christopher Snow from Dean Koontz

Jane Hawk & Christopher Snow from Dean Koontz

I’m embarrassed to report that I lost track of Dean Koontz somewhere along the way. When I saw the coming attractions on my reading list looking a little light, I…
Read More
Ocean Prey by John Sandford … and More

Ocean Prey by John Sandford … and More

It’s mighty rare for an author to sustain a series for as long as John Camp, a/k/a John Sanford, has for his Prey novels featuring Lucas Davenport & Co.I’ve read…
Read More
The Penn Cage Series from Greg Iles

The Penn Cage Series from Greg Iles

If you’re ready to dig into a new series that will last, I think you’ll love the Penn Cage series from Greg Iles. There’s about 4200 pages in the 6…
Read More
An Update on the Rhyme & Shaw Series from Jeffery Deaver

An Update on the Rhyme & Shaw Series from Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is a prolific author with several outstanding series characters. His website describes the wide range of his writing. I agree with Deaver’s characterization that Lincoln is an improbable…
Read More
Kathy Reichs returns to the Bones series

Kathy Reichs returns to the Bones series

It’s nice to see Kathy Reichs hitting a milestone in July, 2021 with novel #20 in her Bones series, The Bone Code, . You may recall she took off a year after book #18…
Read More
Is Lee Child getting tired of Jack Reacher?

Is Lee Child getting tired of Jack Reacher?

Jack Reacher is back in The Midnight Line, #22 in this series from Lee Child. Is Lee Child tired of writing about Reacher? Here’s what Lee Child had to say about…
Read More
Red Swan by P.T. Deutermann

Red Swan by P.T. Deutermann

Red Swan by P. T. Deutermann (standalone) One of the most talent yet unheralded authors in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre is P.T. Deutermann. He’s written a great 4-book series featuring Cam Richter, a…
Read More
K-Street by M.A. Lawson

K-Street by M.A. Lawson

K-Street by M.A. Lawson (Kay Hamilton #3) M.A. Lawson is the pen name of Mike Lawson, an established author of the Joe DeMarco series, an excellent series about the unsung…
Read More
The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Late Show by Michael Connelly (Rene Ballard #1) For the first time following 20 books in the Harry Bosch series, Michael Connelly has developed a new character … introducing…
Read More
Dead Drop by Marc Cameron

Dead Drop by Marc Cameron

Dead Drop by Marc Cameron (Jericho Quinn #7.5) The bad-ass SpecOps characters continue to pile up. Here’s the most current list: the Jonathan Graves series from John Gilstrap, the John…
Read More
Use of Force by Brad Thor

Use of Force by Brad Thor

Use of Force by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #17) It’s quite the season for the bad-ass SpecOps characters that are filling up my bookshelf. Over the last few weeks, I’ve…
Read More
Final Target by John Gilstrap

Final Target by John Gilstrap

Final Target by John Gilstrap (Jonathan Grave #8) I also love it when old friends like Scorpion, Boxers and Mother Hen return to the page. I’ve written about this series…
Read More
Zero Sum by Barry Eisler

Zero Sum by Barry Eisler

Zero Sum by Barry Eisler (John Rain #9) I love John Rain and I’m glad to see Barry Eisler is keeping him on the page. He is a skilled assassin,…
Read More
Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk is Still Writing at the Age of 102 You may not remember Herman Wouk, but if you’re a fan of this genre, you’ve probably read one or both…
Read More
The Switch by Joseph Finder

The Switch by Joseph Finder

The Switch by Joseph Finder I’ve always enjoyed Joseph Finder’s books and I don’t think I’ve missed any. Like most writers in this genre, he’s created a recurring hero, Nick…
Read More
Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham If you read anything in the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre, you must have read something from John Grisham, so if you’re waiting, here’s his summer Beach Read….
Read More
J.K. Rowling & the Harry Potter Empire

J.K. Rowling & the Harry Potter Empire

J.K. Rowling & the Harry Potter Empire I’m diverging a bit today from my usual recommendation to celebrate the incredible saga of J.K. Rowling’s fiction career … justified even more…
Read More
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