I recently read the entire series of Mitch Rapp novels by Vince Flynn. I found them quite gripping although sometimes a little 'fantastic'. His 13th book here, ' The Last man ' was possibly best and unfortunately his last book as he died unexpectedly after publishing it. Hopefully another writer will come along and continue his 14 th book. - I find this to be a growing practice and can be good or bad.
I had also read Robert Parker's 'Appaloosa ' series last year and loved them. -Recently read "The Bridge" featuring Cole and Hitch, but written by Robert Knott. It was really good and featured the two laconic heroes in just the same way as Robert B himself did. - Yet curiously, I just cannot get into 'Spenser' novels.
Ruth Rendell, THE ST. ZITA SOCIETY. Very good indeed.
Currently I am re-reading Clockers, by Richard Price. It's one of his earlier books. Price has an uncanny way of getting into his characters, physical mannerisms, manner of speech, self-doubt. Quite amazing. He has written scripts for The Wire, and other TV shows. Great ear for dialogue.
Recently read Every Move and now the third in the series Every Word by Ellie Marney - YA Crime Fiction which is really very good.
I just finished Silent Night, Robert B. Parker's final book. He didn't actually finish it before he died. It was completed, with his widow's blessing, by his longtime agent and friend. It was, like many of his later books, kind of sad. It just didn't have the zing of his earlier works. I think he was getting tired. I laughed out loud only once.
Breaking Free: One Woman's Journey From Marriage to Independence
I've started a first novel by C. David Ingram, "The Stone Gallows.
I cannot recommend it highly enough, certainly looking forward to his future work.