There are some authors who stand out from the crowds and here are just a few...
Alison Bruce - The DC Goodhew Series: 'Cambridge Blue', 'The Siren', 'The Calling', and 'The Silence'
Lynn Shepherd - 'Tom-All-Alones' and 'Murder At Mansfield Park'
Domenica De Rosa - 'Italian Quarter' and 'The Eternal City' plus others
Elly Griffiths - The Ruth Galloway series: 'The Crossing Places', 'The Janus Stone', 'The House at Seas End', and 'A Room Full of Bones' plus the new book out early 2013 'Dying Fall'.
Sarah Rayne - 'Ghost Song'
Joy Swift - 'The Joy of Murder'
Sophie Kinsella - 'Remember Me'
Murakami Haruki - 'Kafka On The Shore'
RD Wingfield - Inspector Frost series
Colin Dexter - Inspector Morse series
Jodi Piccoult - 'Salem Falls'
Nicola Upson - 'An Expert In Murder', 'Angel With Two Faces', and 'Two for Sorrow'
Nicholas Sparks - 'The Guardian' and 'Nights In Rodanthe'
Margaret Atwood - 'The Handmaid's Tale', 'Blind Assasain', 'Oryx & Crake', 'The Robber Bride' and 'Bodily Harm
Audrey Niffengger - 'The Time Traveller's Wife'
Julia Williams - 'Strictly Love'
Barbara Erskin - 'Hiding From The Light'
Kate Ellis - 'The Merchants House'
Anita Shrieve - 'The Pilot's Wife', 'The Last Time They Met', and 'Body Surfacing'
Lyndon Stacey - 'Murder In Mind'
Leigh Russell - 'Cut Short'
Joanne Harris - 'Chocolate'
Naturally, some of these authors have written several other books but these are a few of my favourites.