Just looking for anyone who would like to share some information regarding recent or maybe old favorite books or authors that they enjoyed and might consider recommending. I don't really want to limit the scope of this thread but my particular interests lie mostly along the mystery, thriller, and espionage genre and would appreciate recommendations along those lines. I know, not necessarily a genre steeped in literary awards, but I didn't make any claims to being a deep or profound thinker, just looking for some escapism and a relaxing, if not necessarily an easy read. Some authors I’ve enjoyed Robert B Parker Dead (Damn) most of the Spenser Books as well as the Jesse Stones Robert Ludlum Dead (Damn, Damn) everything even the Jason Bourne Books except the Eric VonLustbader attempts at continuing the franchise. James Patterson All things Alex Cross and a couple of the Women’s Murder Club Books John Sandford All the Lucas Davenport as well as a couple of the Virgil Flowers Vince Flynn Everything Mitchell Rapp Lee Child Everything Jack Reacher David Baldacci Just about everything he’s done James Lee Burke Everything Dave Robicheaux, just finished Glass Rainbow, talking about a book that makes you feel smarter, just for having read it (or maybe wishing you actually were smarter so that you could have appreciated it better. The list goes on, but I’m really just looking for some recommendations. An author that you read religiously or a book that just really blew your skirt up. Thanks.