Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
If you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes, I highly recommend a series by Laurie King, in which Holmes, in semi-retirement, meets a young lady who just may be his intellectual match. The first entry in the series is entitled, "The BeeKeeper's Apprentice."
Tim, any of his Alex Cross novels are worth the read. My favorites are his early ones. #1 Along Came A Spider #2 Kiss the Girls #3 Jack & Jill #4 Cat & Mouse
His Maximum Ride series is also good.
Any of his Women's Murder Club series are great. I was led to them by reading the majority of his Alex Cross novels. I have actually read several of the Maximum Ride series, which is supposedly geared more towards the teenage set, but I found them very interesting to the point where a couple of them I could not put down and had to rush to the store to buy the next one to find out what happened next. Needless to say I am a huge Patterson fan, but I also like John Sanford novels - The Prey series. If you have not read any, they are written a lot like Patterson, the majority of them are based in Minnesota/Wisconsin, part of the reason I like them so well, but I suggest you read them in order. The first novel would be Rules of Prey. He also wrote several novels under a different name I believe it was James Camp - they were the Kidd novels.
Good luck and have fun reading, I can certainly say all the books and authors listed above are great reads and I actually have read the Sandford novels twice and quite a few of the Patterson ones too.
Loretta Yerbich Aymond
P.S. I have several more recommendations, but I thought this was a good enough start, contact me if you are interested in any more.
I love her books too, I recognize the name!
The nursery rhyme title ones are good, & also, the ladies detective groups one, starting with "!st To Die". Tess Gerritsen has done some good books too, she does the Rizzoli & Isles stuff too, on tv now...