Fiction authors every reader should read!

best fiction authors

Browse a growing list of recommended fiction authors in a variety of genres. For easy navigation we tried to break down the authors in as many categories as possible. Each list is sorted alphabetically by last name.

Simply click on an author you already read or pick one you think you might enjoy, and we'll provide you a list of books we recommend by that author and a list of authors we think would provide you a comparable reading experience.

Romance Fiction Authors

Best Fantasy Authors

Mystery & Thriller Authors

  • Lee Child
  • Michael Chrichton
  • Agatha Christie
  • Harlen Coben
  • Michael Connelly
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Lynn Flewelling
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Lisa Gardner
  • Sue Grafton
  • John Grisham
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Sean Keefer
  • Jonathan Kellerman
  • Stephen King
  • Dean Koontz
  • James Patterson
  • Kathy Reichs

Vampire/Paranormal Authors

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