Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thrill Week Begins!

Welcome Everyone! I am so excited to be a part of this new event, Thrill Week,
hosted by Marce at Tea Tim with Marce.

We are both HUGE mystery lovers and she created this event to find more of you mystery lovers out there and celebrate all things mysterious, suspenseful, horrific and thrilling!

To begin the week, check out the Questionnaire below, part of the BLOG HOP and find out a bit more about what I love about the mystery genre.

Stay tuned for more fun all this week.


The Thrill Ride Questionnaire


What is your favourite genre out of Thriller, Mystery, Suspense and Horror? Why?
I enjoy thrillers the most. I enjoy when ordinary folks are put in extraordinary situations.
I like to read the fast paced adventures of people racing against time,
trying to figure it all out.
Literary Thrillers and Suspense would be a close second. I love Tana French and the world she creates in her books.
But really, I love it all. I am just a fan of all things mystery!


Who are your top 3 authors in those genres?
Joy Fielding, Harlan Coben, Tana French


Tell us who your favourite male and female authors are in the genre?
Joy Fielding and Harlan Coben definitely!


What book do you remember loving but don't remember the details?
Maybe you should read it again now.
Red Leaves by Paulina Simons, a literary thriller.


What has been your favourite book this year so far:

Thriller
Now you See her by Joy Fielding

Mystery
Starvation Lake by Brian Gruley

Suspense
Creep by Jennifer Hillier

Horror
I haven't read any new horror, sorry.



What series or trilogy would you recommend in these genres?

Thriller
Tana French- In the Woods, The Likeness and Faithful Place

Mystery
Lisa Lutz's The Spellman Files

Suspense
Alafair Burke's Ellie Hatcher Series


Horror
I don't read a lot of horror. My favorites are John Saul and Dean Koontz.
No big surprises there!


Recommend 1 or 2 books that you think more around the blogosphere should read.
In the Belly of Jonah and Lot's Return to Sodom by Sandra Brannan. I can't say enough good things about this author and this new series.
Every mystery reader should read these!


What authors have you tried and look forward to reading more from them?
Maybe we can give you suggestions on what to read from them.
Lisa Gardner and Lisa Scottoline


What authors in the above genres are on your TBR list but you haven't tried yet?
Linda Fairstein, Alan Bradley, Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter

Who should I read soon?
Joy Fielding.
Start with See Jan Run.
Now. Run don't walk to the bookstore.

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!
I hope I could "thrill" you all a bit!

red headed book child

9 comments:

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Now I have Mystery authors a plenty in my head. I also love Nicci French, Dennis Lehane, Lindwood Barclay, Benjamin Black, Laura Childs, M.J Rose, John Connolly. Chelsea Cain...to name a few.

Jenny said...

Why have I not yet read Tana French?? I have the first two.. just need to get to them. And In the Belly of Jonah I have as well!

Marce said...

I feel so left out, I need to read Harlan Coben very very soon, so many mentioned him.

Of course I have read or already have your choices on my list because of you.

Have fun adding to your Wishlist.

Thanks for being a featured host.

Cheryl said...

Thomas Perry should be on your TBR list. So happy to see Joy everywhere on your post!

stacybuckeye said...

Harlen Coben is one of my faves too. I really liked Red Leaves :)
(don't know if it's just my monitor but that red type is hard to read on your background)

TheBookGirl said...

I don't read alot in these genres; my mystery reading is pretty much limited to cozies, and those of the culinary variety. Two new authors I discovered this year in that vein: Jenn McKinlay (cupcake bakery series) and Shelia Connolly (Orchard mystery series)

I did read a great thriller earlier this year from a writer I had never read before: Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd. Just terrific!

christa @ mental foodie said...

I used to read A LOT of John Saul! But I haven't read him for a very long time... I don't even remember why I stopped... maybe I should try him again.

Cat said...

Joy Fielding is high on my fav lady authors list - great books. And Dean Koontz!

Sandra Brannan is someone I need to check the library for - have seen those books mentioned on blogs but not sure they're available here.

Cat said...

Love Joy Fielding....and Dean Koontz.
Karin Slaughter is good - you must try hers.

Have seen the Sandra Brannan books mentioned before and keep meaning to check whether the library has them.