Jeffrey Archer, A Prisoner of Birth
J.A. Jance, Hand of Evil
Douglas Preston, Blasphemy
Linda Fairstein, Likely to Die
Jonathan Kellerman, Billy Straight
Clive Cussler, The Chase
Faye Kellerman, Grievous Sins
John Lescroart, Betrayal
Linda Fairstein. Killer Heat
Raymond Khoury, The Last Templar
Barbara Delinsky, Accidental Woman
Michael Palmer, The First Patient
Sue Grafton, T is for Trespass
It's clear that most fall within the mystery category, some with an historical perspective and a couple also containing the elements of thrillers. It would take too much space to discuss all of them but I do want to focus on two in particular.
A Prisoner of Birth was the first Jeffrey Archer novel I have read and I will be seeking out more of his work. Set in England, the intricacies of the plot coupled with a wonderful mastery of language and story telling kept me on the edge of my seat, so to speak, all the way through. I hope that future encounters with his work will prove as pleasing.
In the case of Sue Grafton, I have read all of her "letter" mysteries although I don't generally find them to offer much more than the story at hand. However, in the case of T is for Trespass, one of the plot lines dealt with the criminal aspects of elder abuse and I found it to be extremely informative in that it placed the issue in the context of a "real" victim and the modus operandi of a "real" abuser. For me, it made human the types of things we all too often come across in newspapers where the stories are reported but not in enough detail to make clear the extent to which elder abuse robs senior citizens with limited capabilities of their dignity and, in many cases, what little they have in the way of possessions. I recommend this mystery to anyone who wants a clear picture of the horrors of elder abuse.