The Body Farm series by Jefferson Bass. Begin with Carved in Bone for gritty forensic detail, good pacing, and a compelling detective with a great crew (Leane E.)

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black. An Irish thriller with superb writing. Fans of Cornwell’s forensic detail will enjoy the lead character’s attempt to unravel a creepy mystery involving those close to him (Jeff K.)

Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffith. An anthropological forensics series set on the misty moors of Norfolk, England, featuring superb science and quirky and real characters. Begin with The Crossing Places (Leane E.)

Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs. The first in her series about Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. These suspenseful, complex and fast-paced mysteries describe the crime scenes and bodies in detail and portray the main character as both
professional and flawed (Jackie S.)