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gothicangel
12-04-2010, 02:10 AM
Okay I'm looking for titles that incorporate crime, but also has a strong relationship element.

I don't want chick-lit mixed with a crime story. I do like Val McDermid's Tony Hill novels though.

I'll explain. My novel is a kidnap story, but it also has a failing relationship close to the main plot.

Any recommendations?

heyjude
12-04-2010, 02:27 AM
Lisa Scottoline. Lisa Unger, especially Die For You. Umm... my stuff fits this category. :)

I'll keep thinking...

MarkEsq
12-04-2010, 02:28 AM
I was about to recommend our own HeyJude's work, actually. Her novel Broken is just what you're looking for.

heyjude
12-04-2010, 02:38 AM
I was about to recommend our own HeyJude's work, actually. Her novel Broken is just what you're looking for.

Psst. You take PayPal, right?

gothicangel
12-04-2010, 03:12 AM
:ROFL:

Thanks I'll go look for those titles. :D

heyjude
12-04-2010, 03:30 AM
Okay guys, seriously now...

(But thanks. :))

heyjude
12-04-2010, 05:42 AM
A few more, gothic:

Still Missing, Chevy Stevens. I adored this book. Also about a kidnapping.

Heartstopper, Joy Fielding.

I'd Know You Anywhere, Laura Lippman.

Heartsick, by Chelsea Cain. Excellent. Also a kidnap novel, with a truly sick twist.

Let me know if you want more.

Eddyz Aquila
12-04-2010, 05:48 AM
You could always try Stieg Larsson since the MC is such a playboy... ;)

Jack Parker
12-04-2010, 06:14 AM
Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Oh, wait. Wrong thread. My bad.

jeseymour
12-04-2010, 06:41 AM
Lead Poisoning, especially if you like dysfunctional families. :)

And you people call yourselves my friends. :tongue

Georgina
12-04-2010, 01:13 PM
Okay I'm looking for titles that incorporate crime, but also has a strong relationship element.

You could try JD Robb's (Nora Roberts) Eve Dallas series, starting with Naked in Death. Eve is a detective in New York about forty years in the future. She meets the enigmatic businessman Roarke in book one, when he's a suspect in the case she's investigating, and they have a relationship throughout the series.

One thing I particularly like is that they get married in book two (or maybe book three? it's been a while) so the majority of the series is about them working to build a life together despite their differences, not the will they/won't they business you often find.

Cheers.

gothicangel
12-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Thanks everyone, Santa's list just got longer. :D

Just don't mention Larsson in my presence again . . .

heyjude
12-04-2010, 04:45 PM
Just don't mention Larsson in my presence again . . .

::sputter::

::giggle::

+1

gothicangel
12-04-2010, 06:49 PM
::sputter::

::giggle::

+1

:D

RJK
12-04-2010, 09:45 PM
Will someone put up a link to Heyjude's Broken?

heyjude
12-04-2010, 10:03 PM
Sorry, RJK (hey, you passed 3K posts!), we were being a bit silly. Broken's still on submission. Hopefully to be available in stores someday, somewhere... Thanks for asking. :)

Ken Hoss
12-04-2010, 10:44 PM
Sorry, RJK (hey, you passed 3K posts!), we were being a bit silly. Broken's still on submission. Hopefully to be available in stores someday, somewhere... Thanks for asking. :)


:eek: You mean it's not availble yet? (And I was so looking forward to picking it up at my local Barnes & Noble.:D)

RJK
12-06-2010, 02:07 AM
Sorry, RJK (hey, you passed 3K posts!), we were being a bit silly. Broken's still on submission. Hopefully to be available in stores someday, somewhere... Thanks for asking. :)
I'm crestfallen - it was going to be my Christmas present from me to me.