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New York Times Read Alikes: February 21, 2016


This week's list features a mix of heart-pounding thrillers and heart-warming romance.


#1 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb, more police series starring women detectives:

The Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen

The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Inspector Lynley series by Elizabeth George





#2 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman, more L.A. mysteries:

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child




me before you

#3 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, more British love stories:

Other People's Children by Joanna Trollope

One Day by David Nicholls

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell




The Choice

#4 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, more small town living and surprise romances:

The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans

The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield

Come Walk With Me by Joan A. Medlicott





NYPD Red 4

#5 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed NYPD RED 4 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp, more New York City crime series:

Lawrence Block

S.J. Rozan

Jim Fusilli

Reggie Nadelson

Ed Dee


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