And happy anniversary!
Book recommendations (not sure if all of these are available on Kindle (fantastic invention!!!)), having carefully excluded all girlie ones :
- David Gemmell (fantasy without magic; mainly about warriers - awesome! Start with "Legend")
- Christopher Brookmyre (thriller / crime fiction with some sheer genius touches of comedy - "One fine day in the middle of the night" makes me howl with laughter)
- Don Winslow (US crime / thriller fiction; quite unique; "The winter of Frankie Machine" and "The death and life of Bobby Z" are my favourites)
- Ian Rankin (the Rebus books; crime fiction, Scotland) [If you haven't read R D Wingfield's Frost books, then they are well worth trying too.]
- Michael Connelly (crime fiction, US)
- Steven Saylor (historically accurate Roman private investigator, Gordianus). [A lighter version are the Falco books by Lindsey Davis.]
- If you want something that you needn't engage your brain very much to read, then Lee Child is perfect (the Jack Reacher books; US ex-military cop good guy beats the bad guys).