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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:54 am 
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Has anyone read any of Robert Crais' crime fiction?

I've been reading a lot of recommendations for his books, but the people offering those recommendations are enthusiastic about some other books for which I have no enthusiasm at all.

If they were free for kindle (or even cheap for kindle) I'd take the risk and buy; but they are all full price and I don't want to spend my frugal stash of pin money on something I may regret.

So I come to you, ladies and gents, upon whose tastes and recommendations I can rely.

Heard of him? Read him? What do you think?

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Robert Crais is a well-respected crime fiction writer among fans of such. He had a long line of autograph seekers at Bouchercon this year.

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Yes, but are his books any good? Do you like the writing? What voice does he use? Are his plots gripping? Are his characters real or are they he-men extraordinaire?

Your opinion, Ax.

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There are two types of crime fiction for me: stuff I read and stuff I don't. :D

I don't read Crais so I can't recommend him personally, but writer friends I know who are more in that sphere like him a lot.

I like Declan Hughes, myself. And Walter Mosley. There's an Italian crime author named Andrea Camilleri I find interesting. And Eoin Colfer, of Artemis Fowl fame, has a very un-childlike noir out called Plugged.

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Thanks Ax.

I'm a little ashamed of myself for backing you into a corner with an elbow to your solar plexis. :oops:

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Hey, you didn't tell me you wrote hard-boiled stuff! ;)

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