From the blog of My Friend Amy :
Ok, here's today's question: Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, there's something about the shorter days and chilly air that makes one want to curl up with a scary book. The horror market for Christian fiction is growing in creativity and testing all sorts of boundaries. The suspense market is also very rich with many talented authors. So my question(s) for you is...what's the best Christian fiction horror or suspense novel that you've read? What book would you recommend to someone who wanted to try out these genres? What's a book in these genres you want to read but haven't yet?
My Answer: I really enjoy the fall, with all the warm colors, and yes - the feeling of curling up with a good book. Note that I said good, not scary - I'm not much into the scary books at the moment. I was when I was younger. I've heard of lots of great mystery and thriller authors, but I'm stumped at the moment to pick a favorite.
Does The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown count? I really enjoyed that book.
One of my favorite authors a few years back was Mary Higgins Clark! Wow - I would sometimes read through the night, then not be able to turn the lights out because I was so scared!
A few authors within the general Mystery/Thriller genre that I like: (Yes - I stooped to seeing what I've read by looking on Amazon!)
- Jim Butcher's Dresden Files Series
- Maybe a few of Clive Cussler's books would fit into the Mystery section
- Murder on a Girls Night Out by Anne George
I'd love to hear your feedback on this question, as I would need the recommendations in order to answer the question myself! Leave me a comment with a few of your suggestions, and I'll curl up with a blanket and a cup of tea and jump into a new genre!
Great question(s) Amy! I'm obviously missing an entire genre here!!
Care to answer the question yourself? I welcome you to post your thoughts here, add them to your own blog and head back to Amy's post and add a comment with a link to yours. :)