Michael Marshall Smith

Since Michael is a Scrivener fan, it seems appropriate to recommend his books.

The Straw Men is a crime thriller with a difference. Kidnapping and conspiracies, a shadowy, sinister group known as The Straw Men. And then read the linked novel, The Lonely Dead. Straw Men is terrific, the second one good but not as outstanding (but a cut above a lot of crime stuff that’s out there).

And two other authors I absolutely love: Mo Hayder (read Birdman and its sequel, The Treatment, two of the most viscerally exciting page-turners I’ve read. Ever. Full stop.) And John Connolly - his Charlie Parker novels, like Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The White Road and more. Try one - heck, read them all!