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Read-alikes are suggestions for readers who enjoy the works of a particular author and would like to have recommendations of other authors that write in a similar style or genre. Remember that individual judgments of writing styles will differ among readers and that these suggestions are selective.

If you like Mary Kay Andrews, then try

Suggestions: 

Susan Anderson
Donna Andrews
Jennifer Cruisie
Diane Mott Davidson
Jane Heller
Joan Hess
Marian Keyes
Erin McCarthy
Carly Phillips
Jennifer Weiner

If you like David Baldacci, then try

Suggestions: 

William Bernhardt
Stephen J. Cannell
Linda Fairstein
Vince Flynn
James Grippando
John Grisham
Brad Meltzer
Kyle Mills
Robert Tanenbaum
Stuart Woods (Will Lee Series)

If you like M. C. Beaton, then try

Suggestions: 

Nancy Atherton
Lillian Jackson Braun
Rita Mae Brown
Dorothy Cannell
Jill Churchill
Agatha Christie
Diane Mott Davidson
Martha Grimes
Garrison Keillor
Alexander McCall Smith

If you like Steve Berry, then try

Suggestions: 

Dan Brown
Lincoln Child
Clive Cussler
William Dietrich
Raymond Khoury
Brad Meltzer
Matthew Reilly
James Rollins
Joel Rosenberg

If you like Terri Blackstock, then try

Suggestions: 

James Scott Bell
Colleen Coble
Nicholas Evans
Robin Jones Gunn
Dee Henderson
Kristin Heitzmann
Angela Hunt
Beverly Lewis
Tracie Peterson
Francine Rivers

If you like Barbara Taylor Bradford, then try

Suggestions: 

Lois Battle
Jackie Collins
Jennifer Cruisie
Janet Dailey
Barbara Delinsky
Helen Fielding
Judith Krantz
Judith Michael
Fern Michaels
Danielle Steel

If you like Dale Brown, then try

Suggestions: 

Larry Bond
Lee Child
Tom Clancy
Stephen Coonts
Harold Coyle
Clive Cussler
Nelson DeMille
Vince Flynn
W E B Griffith
John Grisham

If you like Sandra Brown, then try

Suggestions: 

Jennifer Blake
Suzanne Brockmann
Stella Cameron
Mary Higgins Clark
Jackie Collins
Catherine Coulter
Janet Dailey
Jude Deveraux
Suzanne Forster
Nicci French
Lisa Gardner
Julie Garwood
Heather Graham
Christiane Heggan
Dee Henderson
Tami Hoag
Joan Hohl
Kay Hooper
Linda Howard
Iris Johansen
Joan Johnston
Brenda Joyce
Andrea Kane
Sandra Kitt
Jayne Ann Krentz
Rachel Lee
Merline Lovelace
Elizabeth Lowell
Dinah McCall
Judith McNaught
Barbara Michaels
Linda Lael Miller
Marilyn Pappano
Elizabeth Peters
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Karen Robards
J. D. Robb
Nora Roberts
Sharon Sala
Meryl Sawyer
Christina Skye
Amanda Stevens
Mariah Stewart
Katherine Stone
Anne Stuart
Laura Van Wormer
Gayle Wilson

If you like Dan Brown, then try

Suggestions: 

Steve Berry
Matt Bondurant
William Brodrick
Ian Caldwell
John Case
Umberto Eco
Jon Fasman
Thomas Gifford
Lev Grossman
Jonathan Harris
David Hewson
Raymond Khoury
Ross King
Allen Kurzweil
David Liss
Katherine Neville
Iain Pears
Lewis Perdue
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Daniel Quinn
Jonathan Rabb
Judith Merkle Riley
Javier Sierra
Daniel Silva
Alan Wall
Peter Watson
Katharine Weber
Cameron West
Barbara Wood
Richard Zimler

If you like Lee Child, then try

Suggestions: 

James Lee Burke
Harlen Coben
Michael Connelly
Robert Crais
Peter T. Deutermann
Barry Eisler
Stephen Hunter
George Pelecanos

If you like Agatha Christie, then try

Suggestions: 

Catherine Aird
Nancy Atherton
Marian Babson
Stephanie Barron
M. C. Beaton
Stephen Booth
Simon Brett
Dorothy Cannell
Sarah Caudwell
George C. Chesbro
Anna Clarke
Jon Cleary
Hamilton Crane
Jeanne M. Dams
Eileen Dewhurst
Michael Dibdin
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Mignon G. Eberhart
E. X. Ferrars
Antonia Fraser
Frances Fyfield
Elizabeth George
Dorothy Gilman
Caroline Graham
Martha Grimes
Carolyn G. Hart
Patricia Highsmith
Reginald Hill
Hazel Holt
Michael Innes
P. D. James
H. R. F. Keating
Mary Kruger
Graham Landrum
Gillian Linscott
Nancy Livingston
Peter Lovesey
Charlotte MacLeod
Ngaio Marsh
Jennie Melville
Gladys Mitchell
Anne Morice
Carol Anne O’Marie
Charles Osborne
Hugh Pentecost
Anne Perry
Elizabeth Peters
Elliott Roosevelt
Jennifer Rowe
Corinne Holt Sawyer
Dorothy Sayers
Dell Shannon
John Sherwood
Georges Simenon
Dorothy Simpson
Susannah Stacey
Rex Stout
Margaret Truman
Patricia Wentworth
James Yaffe
Margaret Yorke

If you like Tom Clancy, then try

Suggestions: 

Richard Aellen
Jack Anderson
Campbell Armstrong
Larry Bond
Dale Brown
James H. Cobb
Larry Collins
Richard Condon
Stephen Coonts
Harold Coyle
Clive Cussler
Patrick A. Davis
Len Deighton
Nelson DeMille
Peter T. Deutermann
Michael DiMercurio
Gregory S. Dinallo
Clive Egleton
Barry Eisler
Joseph Finder
Sean Flannery
Vince Flynn
Ken Follett
Frederick Forsyth
Brian Freemantle
W. E. B. Griffin
David Hagberg
Richard Herman
Jack Higgins
James W. Huston
David Ignatius
Dean Ing
Mike Lawson
John Le Carré
Gus Lee
Robert Ludlum
Eric Lustbader
Gayle Lynds
Alistair MacLean
Francine Mathews
Bob Mayer
David Morrell
John J. Nance
Ralph Peters
Steve R. Pieczenik
R. J. Pineiro
J. C. Pollock
David Poyer
Douglas Reeman
Patrick Robinson
Gerald Seymour
Philip Shelby
Daniel Silva
Martin Cruz Smith
Craig Thomas
Ross Thomas
Joe Weber
Herman Wouk

If you like Mary Higgins Clark, then try

Suggestions: 

Elizabeth Adler
Michael Allegretto
William Bayer
Sallie Bissell
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Sandra Brown
Jan Burke
Carol Higgins Clark
Mary Jane Behrends Clark
Catherine Coulter
Diana Diamond
Marjorie Dorner
Joy Fielding
Nicci French
Lisa Gardner
Anna Gilbert
Eileen Goudge
Martha Grimes
Beth Richardson Gutcheon
Jonellen Heckler
Elin Hilderbrand
Tami Hoag
Kay Hooper
Linda Howard
Susan Isaacs
P. D. James
Judith A. Jance
Iris Johansen
Velda Johnston
William Katz
Faye Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman
Judith Kelman
Jayne Ann Krentz
Caroline Llewellyn
Elizabeth Lowell
Patricia J. MacDonald
Sharyn McCrumb
Judy Mercer
Barbara Michaels
Fern Michaels
Doris Mortman
Karen Robards
Nora Roberts
Barbara Rogan
Tom Savage
Wendy Corsi Staub
Dorothy Uhnak
Barbara Vine
Phyllis A. Whitney
Kate Wilhelm

If you like Harlan Coben, then try

Suggestions: 

Edna Buchanan
Stephen J. Cannell
Lee Child
Robert Crais
Lisa Gardner
Greg Iles
Andrew Klavan
Rick Riordan
Don Winslow
Stuart Woods

If you like Michael Connelly, then try

Suggestions: 

James Lee Burke
Lee Child
James Ellroy
J. A. Jance
Faye Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman
James Patterson
Ridley Pearson (Boldt & Matthews Series)
John Sandford
Joseph Wambaugh

If you like Robin Cook, then try

Suggestions: 

Patricia Cornwell
Michael Crichton
Tess Gerritsen
Chuck Hogan
John J. Nance
Michael Palmer
Kathy Reichs
F. Paul Wilson

If you like Patricia Cornwell, then try

Suggestions: 

Keith Ablow
Sarah Andrews
Taffy Cannon
Max Allan Collins
Beverly Connor
Robin Cook
Tom Corcoran
Barbara D’Amato
Jeffery Deaver
D. J. Donaldson
Eileen Dreyer
Aaron J. Elkins
G. H. Ephron
Linda A. Fairstein
E. X. Ferrars
Lisa Gardner
Tess Gerritsen
Leonard S. Goldberg
Christine Green
Thomas Harris
Erin Hart
Fredrick D. Huebner
Greg Iles
Iris Johansen
John Katzenbach
Jonathan Kellerman
Mary Kittredge
Richard La Plante
Herbert H. Lieberman
David L. Lindsey
Sarah Lovett
Keith McCarthy
Sharyn McCrumb
Marcel Montecino
Darian North
James Patterson
Ridley Pearson
Kathy Reichs
Leah Ruth Robinson
John Sandford
Karin Slaughter
Robert W. Walker
Stephen White
David Wiltse

If you like Catherine Coulter, then try

Suggestions: 

Catherine Anderson
Tami Hoag
Kay Hooper
Elizabeth Lowell
Debbie Macomber
Judith McNaught
Luanne Rice
Karen Robards
Nora Roberts
Danielle Steel

If you like Robert Crais, then try

Suggestions: 

Lee Child
Michael Connelly
Nelson DeMille
Barry Eisler
Andrew Gross
Jonathan Kellerman
Robert Ludlum
Walter Mosley
Marcia Muller
James Patterson

If you like Clive Cussler, then try

Suggestions: 

Tom Clancy
Stephen Coonts
Jack Higgins
Tony Horwitz
Sebastian Junger
Robert Ludlum
Randy Wayne White

If you like Jeffery Deaver, then try

Suggestions: 

David Baldacci
Robin Cook
Barry Eisler
Ken Follett
Tana French
Alan Furst
Jack Higgins
Iris Johansen
Jonathan Kellerman
Philip Kerr
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
James Patterson

If you like Barbara Delinsky, then try

Suggestions: 

Jude Deveraux
Anita Diamant
Patricia Gaffney
Julie Garwood
Kristin Hannah
Fern Michaels
Belva Plain
Luanne Rice
LaVyrle Spencer
Danielle Steel

If you like Nelson DeMille, then try

Suggestions: 

Tom Clancy
Harlan Coben
Robert Crais
Clive Cussler
Denis Johnson
Dennis Lehane
John J. Nance
Daniel Silva
James Webb

If you like Janet Evanovich, then try

Suggestions: 

Nancy Bartholomew
Anthony Bruno
Jan Burke
Jennifer Crusie
G. M. Ford
Carl Hiaasen
Susan Isaacs
Sarah Shankman
Sarah Strohmeyer

If you like Linda Fairstein, then try

Suggestions: 

Nevada Barr
Linda Castillo
Steve Martini
Lisa Scottoline

If you like Joy Fielding, then try

Suggestions: 

Julia Glass
Rohinton Mistry
Ann Packer

If you like Lisa Gardner, then try

Suggestions: 

Mary Higgins Clark
James Patterson
Lisa Unger

If you like Julie Garwood, then try

Suggestions: 

Victoria Alexander
Catherine Coulter
Jude Deveraux
Johanna Lindsey
Elizabeth Lowell
Judith McNaught
Rebecca Paisley
Amanda Quick
Kathleen Woodiwiss

If you like Tess Gerritsen, then try

Suggestions: 

Peter Clement
Robin Cook
Michael Crichton
Patricia Cornwell
Thomas Harris
Iris Johansen
Robert Preston
Kathy Reichs
Karin Slaughter

If you like Sue Grafton, then try

Suggestions: 

Linda Barnes
Nevada Barr
Eleanor Taylor Bland
Jan Burke
Robert Crais
Amanda Cross
Barbara D’Amato
Janet Dawson
Janet Evanovich
Leslie Glass
Joan Hess
Judith A. Jance
Karen Kijewski
Rochelle Majer Krich
Janice Law
Margaret Maron
Lia Matera
Sharyn McCrumb
Camille Minichino
Theresa Monsour
Marcia Muller
Carol O’Connell
Sara Paretsky
Elizabeth Peters
J. D. Robb
Julie Smith
Dana Stabenow
Kathy Hogan Trocheck
Judith Van Gieson
Sharon Zukowski

If you like John Grisham, then try

Suggestions: 

William Bernhardt
Jay Brandon
Dudley W. Buffa
William J. Coughlin
Christopher A. Darden
Terry Devane
Dexter Dias
William Diehl
Linda A. Fairstein
Joseph Finder
Michael Fredrickson
J. F. Freedman
Stephen W. Frey
Philip Friedman
Mark Gimenez
Stephen Greenleaf
James Grippando
Amy Gutman
George V. Higgins
Stephen Horn
Clifford Irving
Michael A. Kahn
Lelia Kelly
Baine Kerr
William Lashner
Mimi Lavenda Latt
John T. Lescroart
Bonnie MacDougal
Phillip Margolin
John S. Martel
Steve Martini
Lia Matera
Christine McGuire
Brad Meltzer
Perri O’Shaughnessy
Barbara Parker
Richard Parrish
Richard North Patterson
Barry Reed
Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
David Rosenfelt
Lisa Scottoline
Barry Siegel
Sheldon Siegel
Mike Stewart
Robert Tanenbaum
Scott Turow
Judith Van Gieson
Gallatin Warfield
Robert Whitlow
Kate Wilhelm
Sabin Willett

If you like Linda Howard, then try

Suggestions: 

Elizabeth Adler
Suzanne Brockmann
Sandra Brown
Catherine Coulter
Julie Garwood
Kay Hooper
Iris Johansen
Elizabeth Lowell
Nora Roberts

If you like Greg Iles, then try

Suggestions: 

Dan Brown
Lee Child
Mary Higgins Clark
James Grippando
John Grisham
William Lashner
David Lindsey
James Patterson
Karin Slaughter
Mike Stewart

If you like Iris Johansen, then try

Suggestions: 

Sandra Brown
Catherine Coulter
Joy Fielding
Kay Hooper
Tami Hoag
Linda Howard
Barbara Michaels
Karen Robards
Mary Stewart
Phyllis Whitney

If you like Jan Karon, then try

Suggestions: 

Carrie Brown
Richard Paul Evans
Joseph Girzone
Elizabeth Goudge
Philip Gulley
Joan Medlicott
Rosamunde Pilcher
Miss Read
Ann B. Ross
Katherine Valentine

If you like Jonathan Kellerman, then try

Suggestions: 

Keith Ablow
Mary Higgins Clark
Michael Connelly
Robin Cook
Thomas Cook
Patricia Cornwell
Jeffrey Deaver
Nicci French
Lisa Gardner
Kay Hooper
Greg Iles
Faye Kellerman
Patricia MacDonald
James Patterson
Ridley Pearson
Thomas Perry
Ruth Rendell
Lawrence Sanders
Stephen White

If you like Stephen King, then try

Suggestions: 

Campbell Armstrong
Clive Barker
Ramsey Campbell
Lincoln Child
Andrew Coburn
John Coyne
Tananarive Due
John Farris
Charles L. Grant
James Byron Huggins
Shirley Jackson
Dean R. Koontz
Tanith Lee
Ira Levin
H. P. Lovecraft
Brian Lumley
David Lozell Martin
Graham Masterton
Richard Matheson
Robert McCammon
Susie Moloney
Thomas F. Monteleone
David Morrell
Chuck Palahniuk
Douglas J. Preston
Anne Rice
Al Sarrantonio
John Saul
Steve Shagan
Dan Simmons
Peter Straub
Whitley Strieber
Andrew H. Vachss
F. Paul Wilson
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

If you like Dean Koontz, then try

Suggestions: 

V. C. Andrews
Piers Anthony
Clive Barker
Douglas Clegg
Jeffrey Deaver
Thomas Harris
James Herbert
Stephen King
Richard Laymon
Robert McCammon
John Saul
Dan Simmons
Peter Straub
Stuart Woods

If you like Jane Ann Krentz, then try

Suggestions: 

Mary Higgins Clark
Catherine Coulter
Barbara Delinsky
Julie Garwood
Heather Graham
Iris Johansen
Stephanie Laurens
Elizabeth Lowell
Judith McNaught
Barbara Michaels
Fern Michaels
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Nora Roberts

If you like Steve Martini, then try

Suggestions: 

Michael Connelly
Robert Crais
Philip Friedman
John Grisham
Paul Levine
Phillip Margolin
Lisa Scottoline
Robert Tanenbaum
Scot Turow

If you like Fern Michaels, then try

Suggestions: 

Barbara Taylor Bradford
Jude Devereaux
Jayne Anne Krentz
Debbie Macomber
Judith Michael
Linda Lael Miller
Karen Robards
Nora Roberts
LaVyrle Spencer

If you like Sara Paretsky, then try

Suggestions: 

Linda Barnes
Edna Buchanan
Patricia Cornwell
Sue Grafton
J. A. Jance
Lisa Scottoline

If you like Robert Parker, then try

Suggestions: 

Lawrence Block
Stephen Cannell
Raymond Chandler
Robert Crais
Dennis Lehane
Elmore Leonard
Sara Paretsky
Donald Westlake

If you like James Patterson, then try

Suggestions: 

Keith R. Ablow
Reed Arvin
William Bayer
Ethan Black
Lawrence Block
Jan Burke
Caleb Carr
Lee Child
Harlan Coben
Michael Connelly
John Connolly
Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Robert Crais
Barbara D’Amato
Jeffery Deaver
William Diehl
D. J. Donaldson
James Ellroy
Lisa Gardner
Tim Green
Amy Gutman
Steve Hamilton
Ron Handberg
Mo Hayder
Tami Hoag
Evan Hunter
Greg Iles
Judith A. Jance
William Katz
John Katzenbach
Alex Kava
Faye Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman
Andrew Klavan
Rochelle Majer Krich
Dennis Lehane
Patricia Lewin
David L. Lindsey
Sarah Lovett
Patricia J. MacDonald
Dan Mahoney
Michael Malone
Henning Mankell
Phillip Margolin
Francine Mathews
Archer Mayor
Ed McBain
Val McDermid
Theresa Monsour
Richard Montanari
Chris Mooney
Jonathan Lewis Nasaw
Carol O’Connell
Robert B. Parker
T. Jefferson Parker
Ridley Pearson
Kathy Reichs
Peter Robinson
David Rosenfelt
John Sandford
Lisa Scottoline
James Siegel
April Smith
Rosamond Smith
Faye Sultan
Stephen White
Kate Wilhelm
Stuart Woods

If you like Ridley Pearson, then try

Suggestions: 

Michael Connelly
Patricia Cornwell
Jeffery Deaver
Nelson DeMille
Jonathan Kellerman
T. Jefferson Parker
James Patterson
Thomas Perry
Ian Rankin
John Sandford

If you like Anne Perry, then try

Suggestions: 

Tasha Alexander
Louis Bayard
Gyles Brandreth
Caleb Carr
Martha Grimes
Barbara Hambly
Sharan Newman
Elizabeth Peters
Anthony Trollope

If you like Jodi Picoult, then try

Suggestions: 

Elizabeth Berg
Christopher Bohjalian
Louise Erdrich
Jane Hamilton
Alice Hoffman
Sue Miller
Alice Munro
Luanne Rice
Anita Shreve
Anne Tyler

If you like Douglas Preston, then try

Suggestions: 

Dan Brown
Lincoln Child
Michael Connelly
Robin Cook
Michael Crichton
Clive Cussler
Jack B DuBrul
Stephen King
Robert Ludlum
Robert McCammon
James Rollins
F. Paul Wilson

If you like Amanda Quick, then try

Suggestions: 

Mary Balogh
Jo Beverly
Marion Chesney
Catherine Coulter
Jude Devereaux
Julie Garwood
Georgette Heyer
Linda Howard
Jayne Ann Krentz
Stephanie Laurens
Joanna Lindsey
Judith McNaught
Elizabeth Peters
Mary Jo Putney
Julia Quinn

If you like Kathy Reichs, then try

Suggestions: 

Sarah Andrews
Beverly Connor
Patricia Cornwell
Tess Gerritsen
Carol OConnell
Sara Paretsky
Lisa Scottoline
Karin Slaughter
Dana Stabenow

If you like J. D. Robb, then try

Suggestions: 

Sandra Brown
Suzanne Chazin
Catherine Coulter
Tess Gerritsen
Charlaine Harris (Lily Bard Series)
Tami Hoag
Jayne Ann Krentz
Carol OConnell
Matthew Reilly

If you like Nora Roberts, then try

Suggestions: 

Susan Anderson
Maeve Binchy
Sandra Brown
Janet Dailey
Barbara Delinsky
Heather Graham
Tami Hoag
Linda Howard
Iris Johansen
Jayne Ann Krentz
Elizabeth Lowell
Judith McNaught
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
LaVryle Spencer

If you like John Sandford, then try

Suggestions: 

James Lee Burke
Michael Connelly
Jeffrey Deaver
Sue Grafton
Tony Hillerman
J. A. Jance
Stuart Kaminsky
John Katzenbauch
David Lindsey
Ed McBain
Walter Mosley
Robert B. Parker
James Patterson

If you like Lisa Scottoline, then try

Suggestions: 

Sandra Brown
Mary Higgins Clark
Janet Evanovich
Linda Fairstein
Julie Garwood
John Grisham
Steve Martini
Perri OShaughnessey
Sheldon Siegel
Scott Turow

If you like Nicholas Sparks, then try

Suggestions: 

Mitch Albom
Maeve Binchy
Nicolas Evans
Richard Paul Evans
Emily Grayson
J. Lynn Hinton
K. C. McKinnon
James Michael Pratt
Anne River Siddons
Robert James Waller

If you like Danielle Steel, then try

Suggestions: 

Elizabeth Adler
Maeve Binchy
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Catherine Cookson
Janet Dailey
Barbara Delinsky
Julie Ellis
Cynthia Freeman
Susan Howatch
Susan Isaacs
Judith Michael
Fern Michaels
Rosamunde Pilcher
Belva Plain
Luanne Rice
LaVyrle Spencer

If you like J.R.R. Tolkien, then try

Suggestions: 

Lynn Abbey
Piers Anthony
T. A. Barron
Peter S. Beagle
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Terry Brooks
Stephen R. Donaldson
David Drake
Dave Duncan
David Eddings
Kate Elliott
Raymond E. Feist
Terry Goodkind
Ed Greenwood
Barbara Hambly
Elizabeth Haydon
Robert Ervin Howard
Robert Jordan
Guy Gavriel Kay
Katherine Kurtz
Mercedes Lackey
Ursula K. Le Guin
C. S. Lewis
George R. R. Martin
Anne McCaffrey
Dennis L. McKiernan
Patricia A. McKillip
L. E. Modesitt
Michael Moorcock
Douglas Niles
Andre Norton
Terry Pratchett
Philip Pullman
Mickey Zucker Reichert
J. K. Rowling
R. A. Salvatore
Lawrence Watt-Evans
Margaret Weis
Tad Williams
Gene Wolfe
Roger Zelazny

If you like Stuart Woods, then try

Suggestions: 

David Baldacci
Lawrence Block
Mary Higgins Clark
Michael Connelly
Dominick Dunne
Janet Evanovich
John Grisham
Elmore Leonard
Brad Meltzer
Robert B. Parker
Lawrence Sanders
John Sandford
Scott Turow