What are some of your favorite mysteries? Kitty
In no particular order:
James Lee Burke
Harlen Coben's Myron Bolitar series
Rochelle Krich's Molly Bloom series
Margaret Marron, both series
Robert Parker, up to Widening Gyre.
Edna Buchanan's Brit Montero books
Lillian Jackson Braun (ok, shoot me, I like cats)
Rita Mae Brown when she isn't pontificating
and that's just off the top of my head as I work through the query list.
For ongoing lists of what's good, you can't beat Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind Sarah Weinman's blog about the world of mystery. I read her every day.
Who do you like in the mystery world?