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20 Over 30: Mystery Writers

In our first “20 Over 30” feature we asked 20 mystery authors over the age of 30 to weigh in with mystery book suggestions for twentysomethings --- including what book of their own to start with, a mystery title by another author that they would recommend, what book they are reading now (not necessarily a mystery) and we are giving a shout out to their latest book as well.

Thus we bring you dozens of inspired book suggestions from authors who know how to tell the kinds of stories that keep you guessing --- and turning the pages.

Charles Ardai

Charles Ardai, author of FIFTY-TO-ONE has a theme going on his list with people who are lost --- and found --- among their inter-twined lives.

Cara Black

Cara Black, author of MURDER AT THE LANTERNE ROUGE picks books that talk about honor, breaking free from the past --- and one that just plain nerve-wracked her.

Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen, author of NAUGHTY IS NICE, has recommendations that feature strong characters, royalty and wit.

Carol Higgins Clark

Carol Higgins Clark, author of the recently released novel, GYPPED, shares among her selections something that will make you smile.

Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark, author of THE LOST YEARS and the Queen of Suspense weighs in with her picks!

Deborah Crombie

Deborah Crombie, author of NO MARK UPON HER, takes readers both abroad and back in history with her selections.

Hilary Davidson

Hilary Davidson, author of THE NEXT ONE TO FALL, gives a nod to someone she thinks is "one of the best writers working today."

Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron, author of BAD LITTLE FALLS, shares books about people who  live their lives a bit off the beaten track, but carry within them a lot of soul.

Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein, author of FUN HOUSE blends humor and camaraderie in his selections.

Katherine Hall

Katherine Hall, author of THE BODY IN THE GAZEBO, loves feisty women --- and it shows in her list.