The authors you love – the results!

Well, thank you! When I asked you to let me know about your favourite authors, I didn’t expect such a varied range.

Of course, picking five authors is a terrible squeeze for any reader, let alone a voracious reader. I went through similar agonies selecting eighteen books for my appearance on Amazon’s Book chat, so I sympathised. Inevitably, and much to my amusement (and pleasure!), several of the respondents added ‘reserves’, ‘bonuses’ or ‘extras’ and specified preferred books. 😉

So who are some of the top favourite authors?
Lindsey Davis, Kathy Reichs, Lauren Beukes, James Lee Burke, Robert Ludlum, Peter James, Kate Atkinson, Dreda Say Mitchell, Ilona Andrews, Alison Morton (who?), J K Rowling, Emily Brontë, Helen Hollick, Harriet Mercer (Gargoyles),

And a selection of the others (totally random, as is the order!)
Lindsey Davis (several times!)
Simon Scarrow
John Le Carré
Douglas Adams
Sarah J Maas
Elizabeth Chadwick
Ali Smith
Eric van Lustbader
Jeff Vandemeer
Kathy Reichs
Ann McCaffrey
George R.R. Martin (not for A Song of Ice and Fire but for his 1980s stories and novels)
Jeff VanderMeer
Jo Walton
Nora Roberts
Awais Khan
Owen Sheers
Alasdair Gray
Faye Kellerman
Matthew Harffy
Stephen King
Joanna Trollope
Nalini Singh
Sharon Penman
Donna Léon
Steig Larsson
Dan Brown
Jayne Castle/ Jane Ann Krentz
Loretta Livingstone
Isaac Asimov
Alison Morton
Ellis Peters
Jordan Vezinay
Jo Nesbo
Anthony Doer

Some of the ‘reserves’, ‘bonuses’ or ‘extras’
James Rollins
Ken Follett
Ian Rankin
Nigel Slater,
David Rugerrio,
Nero Wolfe
Michael Connelly (Bosch)
Patricia Briggs
James AS Corey (The Expanse)
G J Caesar

The list is huge, but I’ve picked out at least one from all the entries. The five winners from the draw – Will, Dave, Eunice, Juanita and Norma – have all been contacted so they can pick their free ebook. Congratulations to them, but many thanks to everybody for entering the competition and for sending in such terrific answers.

Happy onward reading!


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series.Double Identity, a contemporary conspiracy, starts a new series of thrillers. Double Pursuit, the sequel, is now out!

Find out more about Roma Nova, its origins, stories and heroines and taste world the latest contemporary thriller Double Identity… Download ‘Welcome to Alison Morton’s Thriller Worlds’, a FREE eBook, as a thank you gift when you sign up to Alison’s monthly email update. You’ll also be among the first to know about news and book progress before everybody else, and take part in giveaways.

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