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  • Atwood, Margaret

    Ann Beattie
    Gail Godwin
    Mary Gordon
    Barbara Kingsolver
    Toni Morrison
    Joyce Carol Oates
    Alice Walker
    Fay Weldon

  • Auel, Jean

    Margaret Allan’s Mammoth Stone series
    Amanda Cockrell’s Deer Dancers Trilogy
    John R. Dann’s Song of the Axe
    Sue Harrison’s Ivory Carver Trilogy
    Richard Herley
    Ardath Mayhar’s Mesa series
    Kathleen O’Neal
    Patricia Rowe
    William Sarabande
    Linda Lay Shuler
    Jean Wolf’s Red Deer series

  • Baldacci, David

    Stephen Cannell
    Michael Connelly
    Nelson DeMille
    James Grippando
    John Grisham
    Robert Ludlum
    Steve Martini
    Brad Meltzer
    Kyle Mills
    Lisa Scottoline
    Sidney Sheldon
    Stuart Woods

  • Braun, Lillian Jackson

    Lydia Adamson
    Garrison Allen
    Marian Babson
    Laurien Berenson
    Rita Mae Brown
    Melissa Cleary
    Susan Conant
    Carole Nelson Douglas
    Harriet Hahn
    Jody Jaffe
    Virginia Lanier
    Evan Marshall
    Shirley Rousseau Murphy
    Beth Saulnier

  • Binchy, Maeve

    Thomas Berger
    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    Catherine Cookson
    Barbara Delinsky
    Elizabeth Goudge
    Colleen McCullough
    Judith Michaels
    Joyce Carol Oates
    Rosamunde Pilcher
    Belva Plain
    Eugenia Price
    Anne River Siddons
    Anne Tyler

  • Bradford, Barbara Taylor

    Elizabeth Adler
    Jennifer Blake
    Suzanne Brockmann
    Sandra Brown
    Catherine Coulter
    Jasmin Cresswell
    Barbara Delinsky
    Elizabeth Goudge
    Tami Hoag
    Linda Howard
    Iris Johansen
    Jayne Ann Krantz
    Elizabeth Lowell
    Colleen McCullough
    Judith McNaught
    Fern Michaels
    Joyce Carol Oates
    Karen Robards
    Nora Roberts
    LaVyrle Spencer

  • Brockmann, Suzanne

    Susan Anderson
    Beverly Barton’s Protectors
    Fiona Brand
    Justine Davis’ Trinity Street West Series
    Linda Howard
    Merline Lovelace
    Lindsay McKenna
    J.D. Robb

  • Brooks, Terry

    Orson Scott Card
    Charles DeLint
    Stephen Donaldson
    Dave Eddings
    Raymond Fiest
    Robert Jordan
    Patricia McKillipo
    J. R. R. Tolkien
    Margaret Weis
    Tad Williams

  • Brown, Sandra

    Elizabeth Adler
    Jennifer Blake
    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    Suzanne Brockmann
    Catherine Coulter
    Jasmin Cresswell
    Barbara Delinsky
    Tami Hoag
    Linda Howard
    Iris Johansen
    Jayne Ann Krantz
    Elizabeth Lowell
    Judith McNaught
    Karen Robards
    Nora Roberts
    LaVyrle Spencer

  • Clancy, Tom

    Larry Bond
    Dale Brown
    Stephen Coonts’ Jake Grafton series
    Clive Cussler
    Len Deighton
    Frederick Forsythe
    John Gardner
    W. E. B. Griffith
    Jack Higgins
    David Poyner
    Donald Westlake

  • Clark, Mary Higgins

    Jessica Auerbach
    Mignon Ballard
    Patrica Cornwell
    Marjorie Dorner
    Joy Fielding
    Elizabeth George
    Iris Johanson
    Jonathan Kellerman
    Patricia MacDonald
    Phillip Margolin
    Barbara Micheals
    James Patterson
    Elizabeth Peters
    Bill Pronzini

  • Cornwell, Patricia

    Beverly Connor
    Robin Cook
    Jeffery Deaver
    Jeff Denart
    Susan Dunlap
    G. H. Ephron’s Peter Zak series
    Lyn Hightower
    Gwyn Hunter’s Rhea Lynch series
    Jonathan Kellerman
    Sarah Lovett
    Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series
    Sharyn McCrumb’s Spencer/LeDonna series
    James Patterson
    Kathy Reichs
    Leah Ruth Robinson
    Anna Salter
    Robert Walker

  • Evanovich, Janet

    Mary Kay Andrews
    Nancy Bartholomew’s Strip series with Sierra Lavotini. A Stephanie Plum who reads! And new series: Maggie Reid who is a cross between Shankman and Evanovich.
    Jennifer Crusie
    Selma Eichler’s Desiree Shapiro series
    Carole Epstein’s Barbara Simons series
    Sue Grafton
    Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series
    Laura Henderson’s British equivalent, Samantha Jones series
    Charlotte Hughes
    Marissa Piesman’s Nina Fischman series
    Chris Rogers’ Dixie Flanagan series
    Sarah Shankman’s Samantha Adam’s series
    Sarah Strohmeyer’s Bubbles Yablonski series
    Katherine Taylor’s Tory Bauer series
    Barbara Wilson’s Brenda Midnight series

  • Gabaldon, Diana

    Marion Zimmer Bradley
    Elizabeth Chadwick
    Sara Donati
    Dorothy Dunnett
    Barbara Erskine
    Laurell K.Hamilton
    Cecelia Holland
    Anya Seton
    Paullina Simmons
    Connie Wells

  • Grafton, Sue

    Linda Barnes’ Carlotta Carlyle series
    Carol Higgins Clark’s regan Reilly series
    Barbara D’Amato’s Cat Marsala series
    Janet Dawson’s Jeri Howard series
    Susan Dunlap
    Janet Evanovich
    Linda Grant
    Wendy Hornsby
    Susan Kelly
    Marica Muller
    Lillian O’Donnell’s Norah Mulcahaney series
    Sara Paretsky’s V. I. Warshawsky series
    Barbara Seranella’s Munch Mancini series
    Elizabeth Atwood Taylor

  • Grisham, John

    David Baldacci
    William Berhhardt’s Ben Kincaid series
    William Coughlin
    Robert Daley
    William Diehl
    Phillip Friedman
    Steve Martini’s Paul Madriani series
    Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
    Lawrence Sanders
    Lisa Scottoline
    Robert K Tanenbaum’s Butch Karp series
    Scott Turow

  • Howard, Linda

    Susan Anderson
    Beverly Barton
    Fiona Brand
    Suzanne Brockman
    Sandra Brown
    Tami Hoag
    Karen Robards
    Nora Roberts

  • Karon, Jan

    Carrie Brown
    Jennifer Chiaverini
    Sandra Dalas
    Fannie Flagg
    Eileen Goudge’s Carson Spring series
    Phillip Gulley’s Harmony series
    Garrison Keiller
    Anne Lamott
    Lucy Maude Montgomery
    Miss Read’s Thrush Green series
    Bill Richardson
    Ann Ross
    Angela Thirkell
    Bailey White

  • Lahaye, Tim

    Jack Anderson’s Millennium
    James Beauseigneur’s Christ clone series
    Irving Benig’s Messiah Stones
    T. Davis Bunn’s the Warning
    Deepak Chopra’s Lords of light
    Paul Crouch The Omega code
    Daniel Easterman
    Lewis Ganett;s Magazine Beach
    Charles L. Grant’s Millennium Quartet series
    Jane Jensen’s Milennium rising
    Hal Lindsay’s Blood Moon
    Paul D. Meier
    Bill Myers’ Fire of Heaven series
    Frank Peretti
    Pat Robinson’s End of the Age

  • Ludlum, Robert

    Ted Allbeury
    Jeffery Archer
    Ted Bell’s Alex Hawke series
    Stephen Coonts
    Clive Cussler
    Len Deighton
    Ken Follet
    Frederick Forsyth
    Jack Higgins
    John LeCarre
    Richard North Patterson
    Craig Thomas
    Ross Thomas
    David Wiltse

  • Oke, Janette

    June Masters Bacher
    Judy Baer
    Taylor Caldwell
    Grace Livingston Hill
    Joseph Girzone
    B. J. Hoff
    Beverly Lewis
    Catherine Marshall
    Gilbert Morris
    Jane Peart
    Judith Pella
    Michael Phillips
    Miss Read
    Hilda Stahl
    Bodie Thoene
    Brock Thoene
    Lori Wick

  • Parker, Robert B.

    Neil Albert’s Dave Garrett series
    Linda Barnes
    Lawrence Block’s Matt Scudder series
    Raymond Chandler’s Phillip Marlowe series
    Harlen Coban’s Myron Bolitar series
    Michael Connelly
    Earl Emerson
    Loren D Estleman
    Dick Francis
    Sue Grafton
    John MacDonald’s Travis McGee series
    Ross MacDonald’s Lew Archer series
    Sara Paretsky
    Thomas Perry
    Ian Rankin
    Les Standiford
    Donald Westlake

  • Patterson, James

    Richard Barre’s Wil Hardesty series
    Michael Connelly
    Jeffrey Deaver
    Steve Hamilton’s Alex McKnight Series
    Thomas Harris
    John Katzenbach
    Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Deleware series
    Andrew Klaven
    Dean Koontz
    Phillip Margolin
    David Martin
    Mark Olshaker
    Ridley Pearson
    J. D. Robb’s In Death series
    John Sandford’s Prey series

  • Robb, J. D.

    Suzanne Brockman
    Charlaine Harris’ Lily Bard Mysteries
    Sharon Lee
    Barbara Paul’s Marian Larcy Mysteries
    David Weber’s Honor Harrington Series

  • Roberts, Nora

    Susan Andersen
    Suzanne Brockman
    Sandra Brown
    Barbara Delinsky
    Jude Deveraux
    Linda Howard
    Jayne Ann Krentz
    Elizabeth Lowell
    Judith McNaught
    Emilie Richards
    Karen Robards
    Barbara Samuel
    Katherine Stone

  • Scottoline, Lisa

    Linda Fairstein
    Stephen Horn
    Margaret Maron’s Deborah Knott series
    Perri O’Shaughnessy
    Sheldon Siegel
    Marianne Wesson

  • Sparks, Nicholas

    David Baldacci
    Iris Rainer Dart
    Richard Paul Evans
    Emily Grayson
    Lynne Hinton
    K. C. McKinnon
    James Michael Pratt
    Robert James Waller
    Cameron Steve Wright

  • Tolkien, J. R. R.

    Terry Brooks’ Shanarra series
    David Eddings
    Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth
    Robert Jordan’s the Wheel of time
    Guy Gavriel Kay’s the Fionavar Tapestry
    Katherine Kerr’s the Deverry
    Dennis McKiernan’s the Iron Tower Trilogy
    C. S. Lewis’ the Chronicles of Narnia
    Elizabeth Moon’s the Deeds of the Paksenarrion
    Mel Odom’s Rover series
    Tad Williams
    Gene Wolfe’s the Knight/ the Wizard