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									                                 Author Read-alikes
                           Compiled by – Meridy Lutheran 2006
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Andrews, V.C .- (Gothic ) – John Saul, Kay Hooper, Adele Geras, James Patterson, Lois
Duncan, Barbara Michaels, Joyce Carol Oates
Atherton, Nancy – (Cozy Mystery) – Lilian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown, Rett
MacPherson, Jeanne Dams, Anne George
Atwood, Margaret - (Literary Fiction) – Penelope Lively, Margaret Drabble, Carol
Shields, Robertson Davies, Marge Piercy
Auel, Jean – (Prehistorical Fiction/ Romance) - Joan Wolf, Kathleen & W. Michael
Gear, Mary Mackey
Archer, Jeffrey - (Mystery) – Jonathan Kellerman, Vince Flynn, Clive Cussler, Jack
Higgins, Stuart Woods
Austen, Jane – (Classics/ Romantic Fiction) – Joan Aiken, Georgette Heger, Charlotte
Bronte, Patrick O’Brian, Elinor Lipman, Edith Wharton
Baldacci, David – (Thriller) - James Grippando, Stephen Cannell, Kyle Mills, John
Grisham, Michael Connelly
Barr, Nevada - (Mystery) – Karen Kijewski, Taffy Cannon, Lise McClendon,
Deborah Crombie, Dana Stabenow, Sue Henry, Tony Hillerman, Elizabeth George
Berg, Elizabeth – (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Ann Hood, Luanne Rice, Anna
Quindlen, Jeanne Ray, Jacquelyn Mitchard
Bernhardt, William – (Mystery/ Suspense) – Robert K. Tanenbaum, John Grisham,
John T. Lescroart, Steve Martini, William Lashner, Richard North Patterson
Binchy, Maeve – (Women’s Lives and Relationships/Gentle Read) Rosamunde Pilcher,
R.F. Delderfield, Sarah Woodhouse, Lynne Hinton, Anita Shreve, Sue Monk Kidd
Blackstock, Terri -(Christian Fiction/ Romance/ Suspense) – Karen Kingsbury, Lori
Wick, Dee Henderson, Kristen Heitzmann, James Scott Bell, Ellen Vaughn
Block, Lawrence – (Mystery/ Suspense/ Thriller) – Parnell Hall, Robert B. Parker,
J.A. Jance, Jack Higgins, Robert Crais
Bradford, Barbara Taylor - (Romance/ Glitz and Glamour) – Barbara Delinsky, Joy
Fielding, Luanne Rice, Nora Roberts, Jackie Collins, Judith Michael, Danielle Steel
Bradley, Marion Zimmer - (Science Fiction/ Fantasy) – Anne McCaffrey, Andre
Norton, Julian May, Mercedes Lackey
Braun, Lilian Jackson – (Cozy Cat Mystery) – Rita Mae Brown, Garrison Keillor,
Nancy Atherton, M.C. Beaton, Marian Babson
Brown, Dale – (Military Adventure) – Clive Cussler, Stephen Coonts, Tom Clancy, John
Grisham, Patrick Robinson, Larry Bond, W.E.B. Griffin
Brown, Dan – (Thriller) – John Case, Daniel Silva, Michael Crichton, Barbara Wood,
Katherine Neville, Frank Peretti, Randy Alcorn
Brown, Rita Mae – (Cozy Mystery) – Joanne Fluke, Lilian Jackson Braun, Laura Childs,
Agatha Christie, Diane Mott Davidson, Nancy Atherton
Brown, Sandra- (Romantic Suspense) – Heather Graham, Stella Cameron, Nora
Roberts, Karen Robards, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, J.D. Robb
Brooks, Terry – (Fantasy) – Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, David Eddings, Raymond
E. Feist,Anne McCaffrey
Burke, James Lee – (Mystery/Historical Fiction)- Rudolfo Anaya, Lawrence Block, Ed
McBain, Lee Child, James W. Hall, Michael Connelly
Cannell, Stephen – (Mystery/ Suspense) – Stephen Walsh White, John Sanford, Robert
Crais, Michael Connelly, Martha Grimes
Card, Orson Scott – (Fantasy/ Historical/ Horror/ Science Fiction) – Dan Simmons, Joe
Haldeman, Nancy Kress, Anita Diamant
Cather, Willa – (Literary Fiction/ Historical Fiction) – Sarah Orne Jewett, Henry James,
Kent Haruf, Edna Ferber, Annie Dillard, Edith Wharton
Chiaverini, Jennifer – (Historical Fiction/ Women’s Lives and Relationships) Adriana
Trigiani, Earlene Fowler, Emilie Richards, Jane Peart, Sandra Dallas, Elizabeth Berg
Christie, Agatha – (Mystery) – John Dickson Carr, Margery Allingham, M.C. Beaton,
Carolyn Hart, Michael Pearce, Amy Myers
Clancy, Tom – (Techno-Thriller) – Stephen Coonts, Joe Weber, Dale Brown, David
Poger, R.J. Pineiro, Clive Cussler, Vince Flynn
Clark, Mary Higgins – (Suspense) – Lisa Gardner, Iris Johansen, Joy Fielding, Michael
Allegretto, Judith Kelman, Amy Gutman
Clark, Mary Jane – (Mystery/ Suspense) – Carlene Thompson, Carol Higgins Clark,
Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson
Coben, Harlan – (Mystery/ Suspense) – Nevada Barr, Robert Crais, John Grisham, Don
Winslow, Stuart Woods
Collins, Jackie – (Contemporary Romance/ Glitz and Glamour) – Barbara Taylor
Bradford, Judith Michael, Joyce Carol Oates, Danielle Steel, Judith Krantz, Nora Roberts
Connelly, Michael – (Mystery/ Suspense) – Ross MacDonald, John Harvey, Ian Rankin,
James Ellroy, Robert Crais, T. Jefferson Parker
Cook, Robin – (Medical Suspense) – Michael Crichton, Tess Gerritsen, Michael Palmer,
Jonathan Kellerman, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs
Cookson, Catherine – (Historical Fiction/ Family Saga/ Women’s Lives and
Relationships) – Iris Gower, Malcolm MacDonald, Valerie Anand, Kathleen Woodiwiss,
Mary Jo Putney, Carol Joyce Oates
Coonts, Stephen – (Adventure/ Suspense/ International Intrigue) – Dale Brown, Tom
Clancy, Vince Flynn, Jack Higgins, W.E.B. Griffin, Daniel Silva
Cornwell, Bernard – (Historical Fiction/ Historical Adventure) – , Patrick O’Brian, C.S.
Forester, David Ball, Allan Mallinson, Sharon Kay Penman, Michael Kilian
Cornwell, Patricia – (Mystery) – Kathy Reichs, Edna Buchanan, Suzanne Chazin, Linda
Fairstein, Sarah Lovett, Sue Grafton, Tess Gerritsen
Coulter, Catherine – (Historical English Fiction) – Julie Garwood, Elizabeth Lowell,
Nora Roberts, Linda Howard
Crais, Robert -(Mystery) – Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Edna Buchanan, Stuart
Woods, Bill Pronzini, Kathy Reichs, Robert B. Parker
Crichton, Michael – (Thriller/Scientific Thriller/ Science Fiction/ Adventure) – Phillip
Kerr, John Darnton, Greg Bear, Matthew Reilly, James Rollins, Kim Stanley Robinson
Crusie, Jennifer – (Contemporary Romance) – Susan E. Phillips, Jayne Ann Krentz,
Millie Criswell, Janet Evanovich, Gillian Roberts, Sarah Shankman, Mary Kay Andrews
Cussler, Clive – (Adventure) - Ian Fleming, Jack B. DuBrul, Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln
Child, Ted Bell, Matthew Reilly, James Rollins, Tom Clancy
Dailey, Janet – (Contemporary Romance/ Historical Western Romance) – Sandra
Brown, Julie Garwood, Nora Roberts, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Janette Oke
Davidson, Diane Mott – (Culinary Mystery) – Susan Wittig Albert, Joanne Fluke,
Tamar Myers, Sarah Graves, Katherine Hall Page, Jill Churchill, Ellen Hart, Lou Jane
Temple
Deaver, Jeffrey – (Psychological Thriller) – Thomas Harris, Dennis Lehane, Ridley
Pearson, Rex Stout, Robert Goldsborough
Deighton, Len – (Thriller/ English Spy Fiction) –John LeCarre, Evelyn Anthony, Ian
Fleming, Frederick Forsyth, Ken Follett, Jack Higgins
Delinsky, Barbara – (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Kristin Hannah, Anita
Diament, Lavyrle Spencer, Luanne Rice, Judith McNaught, Elizabeth Berg, Anne Rivers
Siddons, Nora Roberts
De Mille, Nelson – (Suspense) – Ken Follett, John Grisham, Ridley Pearson, David
Baldacci, Robert Ludlum
Deuterman, P.T. – (Military Thriller) – Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, Stephen Coontz,
W.E.B. Griffin, Joe Weber, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor
Deveraux, Jude – (Romance/ Historical Romance/ Paranormal Romance) – Judith
McNaught, Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Linda Howard, Catherine Cookson,
Catherine Coulter, Kay Hooper
Edgerton, Clyde – (Relationships/ Social Lives and Customs) – Lois Battle, Robert
Inman, Jodi Picoult, Adriani Trigiani, Alexander McCall Smith, Sue Monk Kidd,
Cormac McCarthy, Jannifer Weiner
Evanovich, Janet – (Humorous Mystery/ Contemporary Romance) – Nancy
Bartholomew, Sarah Strohmeyer, JenniferCrusie, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, Sue
Grafton, Sandra Brown, Mary Kay Andrews, Joan Hess, Diane Mott Davidson
Fairstein, Linda – (Legal Thriller) – Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Marcia Muller,
Jonnie Jacobs, John Lescroart, John Grisham
Feilding, Joy – (Suspense/ Family Relationships) – James Patterson, Barbara Taylor
Bradford, Lisa Gardner, Mary Higgins Clark, Amy Tan
Follett, Ken – (Suspense/ Thriller) – John Grisham, Nelson Demille, Sara Paretsky,
Khaled Hossieni, Jonathan Kellerman, Frederick Forsyth, David Baldacci
Forsyth, Frederick – (International Intrigue) – Robert Ludlum, James Patterson, Robert
Crais, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Ken Follett, Daniel Sylva, Dean Koontz
Forester, C.S. (Naval History/ Historical Fiction) –Patrick O’Brian, James Webb,
S.L.A. Marshall, Jeff Shaara, Bernard Cornwell, David M.Glantz, John Grider Miller
Francis, Dick – (Thriller/ Mystery) – Sam Llewellyn, Gerald Hammond, John Francome,
Kit Ehrman, Nevil Shute, Tony Hillerman
Frank, Dorothea Benton – (Women’s Lives and Relationships/ Southern Romance) –
Luanne Rice, Lavyrle Spencer, Anita Shreve, Kristen Hannah, Barbara Samuel, Eileen
Goudge, Mary Alice Monroe, Anne Rivers Siddons, Mary Kay Andrews
Gabaldon, Diana – (Historical Fiction/ Romance/ Time Travel Fantasy) – Sara Donati,
Nancy Bond, Anya Seton, Roseanne Bitner
Gardner, Lisa – (Suspense) – Alex Kava, Tess Gerritsen, Catherine Coulter, J.D. Robb,
Joy Fielding
Garwood, Julie – (Romantic Suspense) – Linda Howard, J.D.Robb, Karen Robards,
Elizabeth Lowell
George, Elizabeth - (Mystery) – Deborah Crombie, Carol Goodman, Erin Hart,
P.D. James, Dorothy L. Sayers
Gerritsen, Tess – (Medical Thriller/ Suspense) – Michael Palmer, Peter Clement, Robin
Cook, Iris Johansen, Thomas Harris. Karin Slaughter
Gibbons, Kaye – (Literary Fiction/ Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Jill McCorkle,
Elizabeth Berg, A. Manette Ansay, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, Lee Smith
Gilman, Dorothy – (Cozy Mystery/ Romantic Suspense) – Kate Ellis, Cynthia Riggs,
Evelyn Smith, Mary Stewart
Goldsmith, Olivia – (Contemporary Romance) – Jackie Collins, Sandra Brown, Valerie
Frankel, Amanda Quick
Goudge, Eileen - (Romantic Suspense/ Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Luanne
Rice, Fern Michaels, Judith Michael, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Jodi Picoult
Grafton, Sue – (Mystery/ Historical Fiction) – Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Raymond
Chandler, Liza Cody, Nevada Barr, Margeret Maron, Martha Grimes
Greeley, Andrew – (Mystery) – Jeanne Dams, Margaret Coel, Brenda Joyce, James
Patterson, William X. Keinzle, Ralph McInerny
Gregory, Phillipa – (Mystery/ Historical Fiction/ Psychological Fiction) – Jean Plaidy,
Elizabeth Chadwick, Margaret George, Rosalind Laker
Grey, Zane – (Western) – Max Brand, T.T. Flynn, Les Savage, Marcia Muller, Richard
Wheeler, Louis L’Amour
Griffin, W.E.B. – (Adventure/ Military & Police Thriller/ Historical Fiction) – Herman
Wouk, Leonard B. Scott, Tom Clancy, John Jakes, Stephen Coonts, John Sanford
Grimes, Martha – (Mystery) – Dorothy Sayers, Elizabeth George, Frances Fyfield,
P.D.James, Ruth Rendell, Margaret Maron
Grisham, John – (Legal Thriller) – Steve Martini, Lisa Scottoline, Brad Meltzer, Stuart
Woods, James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Michael Connelly, Greg Isles
Hiaasen, Carl – (Satirical Fiction) – Laurence Shames, Tim Dorsey, Randy Wayne
White, Edward Abbey, Harry Crews
Higgins, Jack – ( Adventure/ Political Espionage Thriller/ Thriller) – W.E.B. Griffin,
Vince Flynn, Ken Follett, Kyle Mills, Robert Ludlam
Hellerman, Tony – (Indian Mystery) – Margaret Coel, James D. Doss, Aimee and David
Thurlo, Rudolfo Anaya, Sharyn McCrumb
Hoag, Tami – (Suspense) – Tess Gerritsen, Alex Kava, Lisa Gardner, Iris Johansen,
James Patterson
Hoffman, Alice – (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Christy Yorke, Laura Esquivel,
Alice McDermott, Sandra Dallas, W.P. Kinsella, Anita Shreve, Elizabeth Berg
Hooper, Kay – (Romantic Suspense) – Iris Johansen, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood,
Linda Fairstein, Mary Jo Putney, J.A. Jance, Karen Robards, Mariah Stewart, J.D. Robb
Irving, John – (Lives and Relationships/ Literary Fiction) – Nick Hornby, Cormac
McCarthy, Anita Shreve, Sue Miller, Nicholas Sparks, James Michael Pratt
Isaacs, Susan – (Romantic Mystery/ Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Eileen
Goudge, Dorothy Gilman, Marian Keyes, Jennifer Weiner, Maeve Binchy
Isles, Greg – (Mystery/ Suspense) – John Lescroart, Richard North Patterson, Phillip
Margolin, Steve Martini, Nelson Demille, Michael Connelly
Jakes, John – (Historical American Fiction) – Louis L’Amour, Owen Parry, Howard
Barr, Robert Mrazek, Jeff Shaara, Gilbert Morris
James, P.D. – (Mystery) – Dorothy L. Sayers, Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine, Elizabeth
George, Minette Walters, Deborah Crombie
Jance, J.A. – (Mystery/ Suspense) – Aimee & David Thurlo, Tony Hillerman, Lawrence
Block, Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton, Nevada Barr
Johansen, Iris – (Romantic Suspense) – Julie Garwood, Carla Neggers, Tami Hoag,
Stephanie Bond, Kay Hooper, Linda Howard
Jordan, Robert – (Fantasy) – Dave Duncan, Stephen R. Donaldson, Tad Williams,
Terry Brooks, Robin Hobb, Terry Goodkind, Anne McCaffery, Raymond E. Feist
Karon, Jan – (Gentle Read) – Miss Read, Ann B. Ross, Richard Paul Evans, Jennifer
Chiaverini, Philip Gulley, Tales from Grace Chapel Inn, Joan Medlicott, Nicholas Sparks
Kellerman, Faye – (Mystery/ Thriller) – Jonathan Kellerman, Ken Follett, Rochelle
Majer Krich, Paula Woods, Stuart Woods, Sue Grafton
Kellerman, Jonathan – (Psychological Mystery) – Stephen Walsh White, Anna Salter,
Sarah Lovett, Ridley Pearson, Keith Ablow, James Patterson
King, Stephen – (Horror/ Fantasy/ Psychological Suspense) – Douglas J. Preston,
Lincoln Child, Dean R. Koontz, Peter Straub, Dan Simmons, Robert R. McCammon,
Orson Scott Card
Kingsbury, Karen - (Inspirational Fiction/ Romance) – Terri Blackstock, Francine
Rivers, Nicholas Sparks, Tracie Peterson, Catherine Palmer, Dee Henderson, Lori Wick
Kingsolver, Barbara – (Literary Fiction/ Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Lorna
Landvik, Billie Letts, Sandra Jean Scofield, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Isabelle
Allende, Amy Tan, Kaye Gibbons
Koontz, Dean – (Suspense/Psychological Suspense/ Dark Fantasy/ Scientific Thriller/
Horror) – Greg Bear, Dan Simmons, Robert McCammon, John Saul, Charles Grant,
Stephen King
Krantz, Judith – (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Elizabeth Adler, Olivia
Goldsmith, Jackie Collins, Eileen Goudge, Danielle Steel, Barbara Delinsky
Krentz, Jayne Ann – (Romance/ Romantic Suspense) – Amanda Quick, Julie Garwood,
Linda Howard, Sandra Brown, Tami Hoag, Karen Robards
L’Amour, Louis – (Western/ Historical Fiction) – Douglas C. Jones, Elmer Kelton,
Allistair Maclean, Max Brand, Tony Hillerman, Zane Grey, Dana Ross, Gilbert Morris
Lescroart, John T. – (Legal Thriller) – D.W. Buffa, David Rosenfelt, Sheldon Siegel,
Robert K. Tanenbaum, Steve Martini, Michael Palmer, Greg Isles
Lewis, Beverly – (Amish Fiction/ Christian Fiction) – Wanda E. Brunstetter, W. Dale
Cramer, Tracie J. Peterson, Jodi Picoult, Karen Kingsbury, Margaret Frazer, Gary E.
Parker, Catherine Palmer
Lindsey, Johanna – (Contemporary, Futuristic, and Historical Romance) – Judith
McNaught, Jude Devereaux, Julie Garwood, Amanda Quick, Linda Howard, Julia Quinn
Lowell, Elizabeth – (Romantic Suspense/ Historical Romance) – Jo Beverly, Catherine
Coulter, Iris Johansen, Linda Howard, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Nora Roberts, Mary Jo
Putney
Ludlam, Robert – (Espionage Thriller/ Political Thriller) – Andy McNab, Vince Flynn,
Gayle Lynds, Phillip Shelby, Jon Land, Tom Clancy, Jack Higgins
Margolin, Phillip – (Mystery/ Suspense) – James Patterson, John Grisham, Michael
Connelly, Harlan Coben, Ridley Pearson
Macomber, Debbie – (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Kaye Gibbons, Jude
Devereaux, Fern Michaels, Luanne Rice, Anne Rivers Siddons
Maron, Margaret – (Mystery) – Beverly Connor, Lillian O’Donnell, Marcia Muller,
Martha Grimes, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Joan Hess, Margaret Coel, Ralph McInerny
Martini, Steve – (Mystery/ Suspense/ Legal Thriller) – Stephen Cannell, David Baldacci,
John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, James Patterson
McBain, Ed – (Mystery) – J.J. Marric, Joseph Wambaugh, William Leonard Marshall,
Dan Mahoney, Ed Dee, Evan Hunter, Lawrence Block
McCaffrey, Anne – (Science Fiction/ Romance) – Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mercedes
Lackey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Diana Gibaldon
McCall Smith, Alexander – (Cozy Mysteries) – Nevada Barr, Nancy Atherton, Janet
Evanovich, Marion Chesney, M.C. Beaton, Margaret Maron, Diane Mott Davidson
McCrumb, Sharyn – (Mystery/ Literary Fiction) – Wendell Berry, Fred Chappell, Tony
Hillerman, Lee Smith, Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
McCullough, Colleen – (Mystery/ Romantic Suspense) – Scott Turow, Deon Meyer,
Lauren Kelly, David Lawrence, Jeffrey Deaver, John Sanford, Harlan Coben, John Hart
McMurtry, Larry – (Western/ Literary Fiction) – Ivan Doig, Conrad Richter, Cormac
McCarthy, John Irving, Ken Kesey
McNaught, Judith – (Contemporary& Historical Romance/ Romantic Suspense) – Julie
Garwood, Elizabeth Lowell, Karen Robards, Catherine Coulter, Stephanie Laurens
Meltzer, Brad – (Suspense) – David Baldacci, John Grisham, Vince Flynn, Robin Cook,
James Patterson, Stuart Woods, Steve Martini
Michael, Judith - (Romance/ Glitz and Glamour) – Doris Mortman, Fern Michaels,
Judith McNaught, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Danielle Steel
Michaels, Barbara - (Romantic Suspense/ Gothic Fiction) – Clarissa Ross, Mary
Stewart, Isabelle Holland, Virginia Coffman, Anne Rice
Michaels, Fern – (Romance/ Historical Romance)- Rosemary Rogers, Madeline Hunter,
Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Jude Devereaux
Michener, James – (Mainstream Fiction/ Historical Saga) – Kiana Davenport, David A.
Kaufelt, John Jakes, Herman Wouk, Isabelle Allende
Mitchard, Jacquelyn – (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Jodi Picoult, Elizabeth
Berg, Cindy Bonner, Nancy Thayer, Nicholas Sparks, LaVyrle Spencer, Anita Shreve,
Joyce Carol Oates
Morris, Gilbert – (Mystery/ Christian Mystery/ Christian Fiction/ Historical Romance) –
Dianna Crawford, Janette Oke, Jane Kirkpatrick, Beverly Lewis, Lori Copeland,
Lauraine Snelling
Oates, Joyce Carol – (Literary Fiction/ Psychological Suspense) – Margaret Atwood,
Don Delillo, Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine, Chris Bohjalian, Doris Lessing
O’Brian, Patrick – (Adventure/ Historical Naval Adventures) – Bernard Cornwell,
Phillip McCutchan, Victor Suthren, Frederick Marryat, C.S. Forester, Richard Woodman,
Dewey Lambdin, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Nevil Shute, Alexander Kent
Oke, Janette – (Historical Christian Fiction/ Christian Love Stories) - Lori Copeland,
Tracie Peterson, Colleen Reece, Gilbert Morris, Sally Laity, Beverly Lewis, Wanda E.
Brunstetter
O’Shaughnessy, Perri – (Legal Thriller) – Steve Martini, John Lescroart, Lisa
Scottoline, Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Phillip Margolin
Palmer, Michael – (Medical Suspense) – Peter Clement, Robin Cook, Tess Gerritsen,
Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Jonathan Kellerman
Paretsky, Sara – (Mystery) – Linda Barnes, Edna Buchanan, Marcia Muller, Kate
Wilhelm, Barbara D’Amato
Parker, Robert B. – (Mystery) – Raymond Chandler, Stephen Cannell, Robert Crais,
Loren Estleman, James Lee Burke
Patterson, James – (Suspense) – John Sanford, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, Jeffery
Deaver, Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, Jonathan Kellerman
Patterson, James North – (Legal Thriller/ Suspense) – Scott Turow, Jack Higgins,
Stephen Walsh White, John Grisham, Phillip Margolin, John Lescroart
Pearson, Ridley - (Mystery/Thriller/ Suspense) – Jeffery Deaver, John Sanford, Thomas
Perry, T. Jefferson Parker, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly
Peretti, Frank – (Christian Fiction/ Horror Stories/ Suspense) – Randy Alcorn, Jerry
Jenkins & Tim Lahaye, Dan Brown, Ted Dekker, Dee Henderson, Terri Blackstock
Perry, Anne – (Mystery/ Historical Fiction) - Elizabeth Peters, Nevada Barr, Jeanne
Dams, P.D. James, Martha Grimes, Sharon Newman, Caleb Carr, Val McDermid
Perry, Thomas -(Mystery/ Suspense)- Lisa Gardner, Stephen Walsh White, Tess
Gerritsen, William Bernhardt, Jonathan Kellerman, Patricia Cornwell, Iris Johansen,
Dean Koontz
Peters, Elizabeth – (Cozy Mystery/ Historical Fiction) – Sharyn McCrumb, Dashiell
Hammett, Carolyn Hart, Jayne Ann Krentz, Sue Grafton, Anne Perry, Amanda Quick
Picoult, Jodi - (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Jacquelyn Mitchard, Luanne Rice,
Ann Hood, Sue Miller, Eileen Goudge, Anita Shreve, Elizabeth Berg, Anna Quindlen
Pilcher, Rosamunde – (Women’s Lives and Relationships/ Gentle Read) – Maeve
Binchey, D.E. Stevenson, Elizabeth Cadell, Joanna Trollope, Barbara Taylor Bradford,
Tracie Chevalier, Anne Rivers Siddons
Plaidy, Jean – (Historical Fiction) – Rosalind Miles, Robin Maxwell, Diane Haeger,
Phillipa Gregory, Sharon Kay Penman, Anya Seton
Plain, Belva – (Family Saga/ Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Barbara Delinsky,
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Howard Fast, Nicholas Sparks, Julie Ellis, Fern Michaels
Read, Miss – (Gentle Read/ Social Lives and Customs) – Tales from Grace Chapel Inn,
Ann B. Ross, D.E. Stevenson, Jan Karon, Barbara Pym, Beverly Lewis, Traci DePree
Reich, Christopher – ( Suspense) – Stephen Frey, Vince Flynn, Jeffrey Deaver, Dick
Frances, Harold Robbins, Daniel Silva, Lisa Scottoline
Reichs, Kathy – (Mystery/ Suspense) – Karin Slaughter, Elizabeth Peters, Jan Burke, Iris
Johansen, Tess Gerritsen, Janet Evanovich, Patricia Cornwell
Rice, Anne – (Horror/ Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy/ Historical Fiction) – Donna Boyd,
Tananarive Due, Jeanne Kalogridis, Tanith Lee, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tom Holland,
Dan Simmons
Rice, Luanne – (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Nicholas Sparks, Barbara
Delinsky, Debbie Macomber, Kristin Hannah, Lavyrle Spencer, Jennifer Weiner, Isabel
Allende
Rivers, Francine – (Christian Fiction/ Historical Christian Fiction/ Christian Love
Stories) – Karen Kingsbury, Lori Wick, Joan A. Grote, Ellen Traylor, Lawana Blackwell,
Bodie and Brock Thoene, Tracie Peterson
Robards, Karen – (Romantic Suspense/ Historical Romance) – Julie Garwood, Linda
Howard, Sandra Brown, Phillipa Carr, Judith McNaught, Jane Ann Krentz
Robb, J.D. – (Futuristic Romance/ Romantic Suspense) – Kay Hooper, Brenda Joyce,
Carla Neggers, Sandra Brown, John Lutz, Harold Robbins, Julie Garwood
Roberts, Nora – (Romance/ Romantic Suspense) – Jane Ann Krentz, Mary Jo Putney,
Sandra Brown, Elizabeth Lowell, Mary Alice Monroe, Julie Garwood, Linda Howard
Ross, Ann B. – (Family Relationships/ Humorous Fiction) – Bret Lott, Rosamunde
Pilcher, Kaye Gibbons, Nicholas Sparks, Vonette Bright, Lori Copeland, Jan Karon,
Dorothea Benton Frank
Sanders, Lawrence – (Mystery) – Robert B. Parker, Carol Higgins Clark, Stuart Woods,
Vincent Lardo, Tony Hillerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Ridley Pearson
Sandford, John – (Mystery/ Suspense) – Linda Fairstein, T. Jefferson Parker, Ridley
Pearson, James Patterson, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, David Baldacci
Saul, John – (Suspense) – Dean Koontz, Robin Cook, Stephen King, V.C. Andrews,
James Patterson, Frank Peretti, Anne Rice
Scottoline, Lisa – (Legal Thriller) – Steve Martini, Rose Connors, Michael A. Kahn,
Jonnie Jacobs, Linda Fairstein, Tami Hoag, Lisa Gardner, Jonathan Kellerman
Sheldon, Sidney – (Mainstream Fiction/ Thriller) – Erich Segal, Jeffrey Archer, Mary
Higgins Clark, James Patterson, John Grisham, Jackie Collins
Shreve, Anita – (Women’s Lives and Relationships/ Literary Fiction) – Elizabeth Berg,
Jodi Picoult, Sue Miller, Kate Wilhelm, George Eliot, Jacquelyn Mitchard,
Siddons, Anne Rivers - (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Rita Mae Brown (not
Sneaky Pie), Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Kaye Gibbons, Lois Battle, Dorothea Benton
Frank, Mary Alice Monroe, Sue Monk Kidd
Silva, Daniel – (International Intrigue/ Suspense) – Jon Land, Frederick Forsyth,
Christopher Reich, Robert Baer, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, Nelson Demille
Smith, Wilber – (Adventure/ Historical Fiction) – Hammond Innes, M.M.Kaye, John
Jakes, Barbara Wood, Frank Yerby, Clive Cussler
Sparks, Nicholas - (Gentle Read) – Emily Grayson, James Michael Pratt, Richard Paul
Evans, Lynne Hinton, Jan Karon, Luanne Rice, Karen Kingsbury, Diane Chamberlain.
Ann B. Ross
Spencer, Lavyrle – (Historical Americana/ Contemporary Romance) – Pamela Morsi,
Curtiss Ann Matlock, Maggie Osborne, Irving Stone, Lorraine Heath, Nora Roberts
Steel, Danielle – (Women’s Lives and Relationships) – Barbara Delinsky, Barbara
Taylor Bradford, Eileen Goudge, Fern Michaels, Mary Higgins Clark, Nora Roberts
Steinbeck, John – (Literary Fiction/ Family Saga/ Mainstream Fiction) – Ernest
Hemingway, Kent Haruf, William Kennedy, T. Coraghessen Boyle, Wallace Stegner,
Nadine Gordimer
Tan, Amy – (Literary Fiction/ Multicultural Fiction/ Family Saga) – Arthur Golden, Gish
Hen, Chitra Benerjee Divakaruni, Barbara Kingsolver, E. L. Doctorow, Lisa See, Anita
Shreve, Joan Didion, John Berendt, Sue Monk Kidd
Tanenbaum, Robert K. –(Suspense/ Mystery/ Legal Thriller) – Michael Connelly, John
Sanford, Nelson Demille, Jeffrey Deaver, Stuart Woods, Linda Fairstein
Tolkien, J.R.R. – (Fantasy) – C.S. Lewis, Raymond E. Feist, Robert Jordan, Terry
Brooks, George Lucas, R.A. Salvatore, Margaret Weis, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King
Trollope, Joanna – (Women’s Lives and Relationships /Historical Fiction)- Elinor
Lipman, Anne Tyler, Maeve Binchy, Elizabeth Berg, Sue Miller, Barbara Kingsolver
Vonnegut, Kurt – (Science Fiction/ Literary Fiction/ Satire) – Theodore Sturgeon, James
Morrow, J.G. Ballard, Andrei Codrescu, Tom Robbins
Woods, Stuart – (Thriller) – Lawrence Sanders, Jeffrey Archer, Sidney Sheldon,
Stephen J. Cannell, James Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, John Sandford




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