TBN004, 13 Crime, Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Novels Featuring Characters who are Journalists


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As you can guess by the spoiler-y title I’m going to discuss 13 crime, mystery, thriller and Suspense novels featuring characters who are journalists. I’ve decided to divide this episode up into two parts, the first is "books I want to read" and the second is "books i’ve read.”

My love of characters who are journalists stems from two places. The first is my love of the superman story. And, the second which is directly related to the first is, my love of the hit 90’s TV show, Lois and Clark. I’m not going to lie, 14 year old me had a huge crush on Dean Cain. Not Dean Cain as Superman but Dean Cain as Clark Kent.

What can I say? I love me a nerd.
But, I also loved Lois—I could relate to her. She was stubborn, ambitious, and was obsessed with her work. Fourteen year old Amelia wanted to be Lois Lane when she grew up. Honestly, there’s a part of me that still does.

My Personal Tastes in Books

This episode originally had sixteen books, but as I was curating this list, I realised that two of the books contained plots centred around the deaths of toddlers or young children. My family has been through the tragedy of loosing an older baby to SIDS when I was five years old. As I’ve grown up, got married, and considered having my own children, I’ve discovered that this event has had a profound affect on me.

So, I removed the books from my to be read list, because I will probably find them quite triggering. In general, I tend to stop reading books that feature the investigations of crimes against children and minors under the age of eighteen. I did start reading a book that opened with the aftermath of the death of a young teenage girl and I go the hint that the crime had a sexual element, I immediately closed the book and I have no intention of picking it back up. And, there are certain curse words or racial slang that I can’t handle, so I deleted another book for that reason as well, as other reasons.

I’m not saying those three book were bad, they were just not for me. Also, it’s worth pointing out that those books had a significant number of good reviews.

So, without further ado, let’s get into my list of books I want to read.

Books I Want to Read

See Her Run by Peggy Townsend
The Dying Hour by Rick Mofina
The Poet by Michael Connelly
False truth (Jordan Fox Mystery Series) by Diane Capri and Beth Dexter
The Secret Patient by Vaughan W. Smith

Books I’ve Read

Absolute Truth by Peter James
Anonymous Source by A. C. Fuller
Don’t Tell Meg by Paul J. Teague
Fatal Enemy (The Jess Kimball Thrillers Series, Book 1) by Diane Capri
Dead Shot (A Cal Murphy Thriller Book 1) by R J Patterson
Last Girl Gone by J. G. Hetherton
Sanctus by Simon Toyne
Missing (James Lalonde, Book 1) by A. D. Hay

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