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Gilmore Girls Read-alikes

1. A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell
2. Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger by Elizabeth M. Harbison
3. Dixieland Sushi by Cara Lockwood
4. Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
5. Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth
6. Perfect Blend by Sue Margolis
7. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
8. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
9. Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
10. The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
11. The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler
12. The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
13. The Gap Year by Sarah Bird
14. The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne
15. The Status of all Things by Liz Fenton
16. Thinking of You by Jill Mansell
17. Why I love Singlehood by Elisa Lorello

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Brenda Novak – When Lightning Strikes
Desperate to save her PR firm, which has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, Gail DeMarco agrees to pose as high-profile actor Simon O’Neal’s wife so that he can get custody of his son.

Susan Mallery – Chasing Perfect
When she settles down in Fool’s Gold, California, city planner Charity Jones, who has a past rife with romantic disasters, is tempted to take a chance on the town’s most famous resident, former world-class cyclist Josh Golden.

Sherryl Woods – The Inn at Eagle Pointe
Divorced financial whiz Abby O’ Brien Winters takes a short trip to her hometown of Chesapeake Bay at the behest of her youngest sister, Jess. When Abby realizes the extent of Jess’s money troubles, she agrees to prolong her visit, even if it means seeing Trace, an ex-boyfriend who still carries a torch for her. As Abby attempts to help Jess salvage her finances and open an inn, she struggles with her quarreling family, Trace’s irresistible attentions and a nasty ex-husband who suddenly wants full custody of their twins.

Emily March – Angel’s Rest
Gabriel Callahan has lost everything that mattered. All he wants is solitude on an isolated mountain estate. Instead, he gets a neighbor. Vibrant, no-nonsense Nic Sullivan is Eternity Springs’ veterinarian, and she has an uncanny plan to lure this talented architect back to the world of the living.

Jill Shalvis – Simply Irresistible
The day after Thanksgiving, with no job or boyfriend, Maddie Moore heads for tiny Lucky Harbor, WA, and the ocean-side resort that their free-spirited mother has willed to her and her two half-sisters. Reopening the inn would be perfect from Maddie’s point of view, but her sisters are reluctant to tackle the major work required. Then the contractor she hires turns out to be the sexy motorcycle rider she practically ran off the road on her way into town-and the chemistry that sizzles between them wreaks havoc on her vow to give up men.

Debbie Macomber – The Shop on Blossom Street
A Seattle knitting store brings together four very different women in this earnest tale about friendship and love. Lydia Hoffman, a two-time cancer survivor, opens the shop A Good Yarn as a symbol of the new life she plans to lead. She starts a weekly knitting class, hoping to improve business and make friends in the area.

Susan Wiggs – Just Breathe
Cartoonist Sarah Moon is shocked and devastated when she stops by her husband’s work site after her latest fertility treatment and finds him with another woman. When Jack refuses to acknowledge that he has done anything wrong and says he wants a divorce, Sarah trades his prized custom restored Pontiac GTO for a MINI Cooper and heads for Glenmuir, the small northern California town where she grew up.

Lisa Scottoline

Mary Higgins Clark – I’ll Walk Alone
Thirty-two year old Alexandra Moreland is a rising star in the architectural world and lives in Manhattan. But when she is plagued by identity theft, her successful life is turned upside down. Someone has gained access to her bank accounts, credit cards, personal background, and is now impersonating her. Then, with overwhelming circumstantial evidence stacked against her, Alexandra is arrested for the murder of a woman she claims she’s never met. Or has she?

Linda Howard – Cry No More
Milla Edge has a talent for finding lost children, but when she unwisely hooks up with a stranger in Mexico, she finds herself not hunter but hunted.

Iris Johansen – Live To See Tomorrow
When her mentor, Hu Chang, tasks her with rescuing an imprisoned journalist in Tibet, shadowy CIA Operative Catherine Ling is pitted against a man so vile that she wonders if she is being used as a pawn in a game of revenge that is not hers to play.

Linda Fairstein – The Bone Vault
The body of a Metropolitan Museum of Art intern is found in a sarcophagus that is part of a shipment originating at the Museum of Natural History. Assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper and police detective Mike Chapman are called upon to investigate.

Lee Child – Worth Dying For
In the corn country of Nebraska, ex-police officer Jack Reacher runs afoul of the local Duncan clan–and its criminal connections–when he investigates a decades-old, unsolved case of a missing child.

Stephen Hunter – Sniper’s Honor
Bob Lee Swagger, aka Bob the Nailer, on a whim agrees to help a reporter friend research a famous and highly decorated female World War II Russian sniper who disappeared while on a special mission in the Ukraine in 1944.

Dean Koontz – One Door Away From Heaven
In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At twenty-eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can’t find her way — until a new family settles into the rental trailer next door and she meets the young girl who will lead her on a remarkable quest that will change Micky herself and everything she knows — or thinks she knows — forever.

Janet Evanovich – To The Nines
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is assigned the case of Samuel Singh, an immigrant who has vanished on a Visa bond. The case will take her to Las Vegas, while her personal life involves rooming with Joe, working with Ranger, and dealing with her mother, who is stressed out owing to having Valerie, Steph’s sister, in the house, unwed and about to give birth.

Harlan Coben – Caught
Dan Mercer stands accused of being a sexual predator thanks to the ambush journalism of Wendy Tynes, a tabloid TV reporter, who must cope with her husband’s death caused by a drunken driver as well as reckon with the possibility of Mercer’s innocence. When Tynes finds a link between a father of one of Mercer’s alleged victims and others felled by scandal, she could become a killer’s next victim.

Lisa Jackson – You Don’t Want To Know
After spending the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, unable to remember the details of her son’s disappearance, Ava returns home and, secretly visiting a hypnotist, discovers that her son may still be alive.

Richard North Patterson – Balance of Power
President Kerry Kilcannon and his fiancée, television journalist Lara Costello, have at last decided to marry. But their wedding is followed by a massacre of innocents in a lethal burst of gunfire, challenging their marriage and his presidency in ways so shattering and indelibly personal that Kilcannon vows to eradicate gun violence and crush the most powerful lobby in Washington-the Sons of the Second Amendment (SSA).

Steve Martini – The Judge
Judge Amando Acosta is out to break the police union. A labor dispute is looming and this strikes fear into the hearts of the city fathers. Striking fear into the heart of policeman and union bigwig Phil Mendel is Acosta’s grand jury investigation. Caught between the two is Tony Arguillo, policeman and union bookkeeper determined to protect the blue, and his lawyer, Paul Madriani.

Sue Grafton

Linda Barnes – Deep Pockets
A black Harvard professor having an affair with a white student hires Carlotta to find his blackmailer, but her investigation uncovers a suspicious death as well.

Edna Buchanan – Contents Under Pressure
A Miami crime reporter investigates excessive police violence in Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Buchanan’s closely observed and compelling series launch.

Mary Higgins Clark – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Five years after her husband’s murder, Laurie Moran, an award-winning TV producer and single mother, starts filming a new “cold case” series in which four women involved in the unsolved murder of a wealthy Westchester matron reunite to recreate the scene of the crime — along with the real killer.

Linda Fairstein – Final Jeopardy
When assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper allows friend and film star Isabella Lascar to borrow her summer home on Martha’s Vineyard, she has no idea that Isabella will end up dead and that Alexandra’s boyfriend will emerge as the prime suspect. Who is the real murderer? Was Alexandra the intended target?

Sue Henry – Murder on the Iditarod Trail
After three “accidental” deaths early in the running of the torturous Iditarod Trail dog sled race, Alaskan police and race officials step up efforts to prevent further mayhem. State trooper Alex Jensen falls upon the puzzling events with relish, comparing lists, visiting checkpoints, searching sled cargoes, etc.

Craig Johnson – The Cold Dish
Two years earlier, four high school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

Marcia Muller – Dead Midnight
After her brother’s suicide, Sharon investigates the puzzling suicide of Roger Nagasawa, the middle of three sons in a wealthy family of Japanese descent. Basing his logic on a successful case in Japan, Roger’s bereaved father wants Sharon to find evidence supporting a wrongful death suit against Roger’s employer, InSite, a high-pressure dot-com with abusive personnel practices.

Thomas Perry – Vanishing Act
The New York Times Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads people out of the wilderness–not the tree-filled variety but the kind created by enemies who want you dead. She is in the one-woman business of helping the desperate disappear. Thanks to her membership in the Wolf Clan of the Seneca tribe, she can fool any pursuer, cover any trail, and then provide her clients with new identities, complete with authentic paperwork.

Dana Stabenow – A Cold Day for Murder
Up in the cold Alaskan countryside, a young National Park Ranger disappears. When the investigator on the case also vanishes, it’s time for detective Kate Shugak to start hunting for answers.

Nevada Barr – Track of the Cat
As a park ranger in western Texas, Anna Pigeon stumbles upon the body of another female ranger in an isolated canyon. Suspicious of “official” evidence pointing to a cougar as killer, Anna looks instead for a human murderer.

Raymond Chandler – The Big Sleep
When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.

Patricia Cornwell – Postmortem
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the narrator, dwells on her efforts to identify “Mr. Nobody,” the strangler of young women. The doctor devotes days and nights to gathering computer data and forensic clues to the killer, although she’s hampered by male officials anxious to prove themselves superior to a woman.

Meg Gardiner – The Dirty Secrets Club
An ongoing string of high-profile and very public murder-suicides has San Francisco even more rattled than a string of recent earthquakes: A flamboyant fashion designer burns to death, clutching the body of his murdered lover. A superstar 49er jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge. And most shocking of all, a U.S. attorney launches her BMW off a highway overpass, killing herself and three others.

Susan Isaacs – Long Time No See
Long Island housewife, mother, and sleuth Judith Singer returns, now a widow with grown children, she pursues a lackluster career as a history professor at a small local college. Things begin to liven up, however, when one of her neighbors, a perfect wife and mother, suddenly disappears without a trace on a Halloween-night trip to the grocery store

Alex Kava – A Perfect Evil
Little boys are being savagely murdered in a small Nebraska town, and playboy sheriff Nick Morelli is way out of his league dealing with a serial killer. To the rescue comes expert FBI profiler Maggie O!Dell, who also happens to be young and drop-dead gorgeous.

Sara Paretsky – Indemnity Only
Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski’s specialty. Her client says he’s the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he’s not. He says his son’s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that’s not her real name. V.I.’s search turns up someone soon enough — the real John Thayer’s son, and he’s dead.

Kathy Reichs – Deja Dead
As forensic scientist Temperance Brennan works on the dismembered remains of a murder victim, she begins to suspect–despite the skepticism of local police–that there is a link between this homicide and the torture-killing of a teenager several years earlier.

Kate Wilhelm – Death Qualified
Barbara had given up the law five years before, but she’s still “death qualified,” still able to defend clients in Oregon who face the death penalty if convicted. And now her lawyer father needs her back in the arena to defend Nell Kendricks, who’s been indicted for the murder of her estranged husband, Lucas Kendricks. But did she do it?

C. J. Box – Open Season
Events center on a desperate battle to save an endangered species, lifting this work above standard genre fare. Box is president and CEO of Rocky Mountain International Corporation, which manages tourism for several Western states.

Carol Higgins Clark – Decked
The daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regan Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp’s England, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes.

Bill Crider – Ghost of a Chance
Amid rumors that the Blacklin County jail is haunted, someone discovers a body in the neighboring town. In his 11th mystery, Sheriff Dan Rhodes tackles both problems in his own inimitable way.

Lisa Gardner – Alone
After downing an armed man, a hot SWAT team sniper discovers that he may have been set up to commit murder.

Judith Jance – Desert Heat
Joanna Brady finds her husband, Andy, shot in the Arizona desert on the night of their tenth wedding anniversary. But this, and Andy’s subsequent suspicious death in the hospital, is only the beginning of the destruction of the comfortable world of Joanna and her nine-year-old daughter, Jenny.

William Kent Krueger – Iron Lake
Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Once a cop on Chicago’s South Side, there’s not much that can shock him. But when the town’s judge is brutally murdered, and a young Eagle Scout is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal.

James Patterson – 1st to Die
A killer is murdering recently married couples, and police detective Lindsay is stumped. Off duty, she forms a murder club comprising three of her friends: an assistant district attorney, a newspaper reporter, and a coroner. The four women use everything at their disposal to figure out who the killer is before he can strike again.

John Sandford – Rules of Prey
The “maddog” murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. When Lieutenant Lucas Davenport–a dedicated cop and a serial killer’s worst nightmare–is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.

Sandra Brown

Elizabeth Adler – One of Those Malibu Nights
Handsome PI Mac Reilly and his intrepid (and gorgeous) girlfriend, Sunny Alvarez, brave the wilds of Malibu and southern France to save the life of a beautiful movie star from a stalker. Throw in a movie mogul and a crazed business partner, and the chase really gets complicated.

Lisa Gardner – Touch & Go
When Justin and Libby Denbe, along with their beautiful 15-year-old daughter, disappear, investigator Tessa Leone must race against time to expose the Denbes’ darkest secrets to discover who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family and just how far they are willing to go.

Iris Johansen – The Perfect Witness
What she once saw put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She’s on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance.

Nancy Pickard – The Scent of Rain and Lightning
When her father’s murderer, Billy Crosby, is released from prison, 26-year-old Jody Linder finds herself under the protection of her three uncles on her grandparents’ ranch. However, she still feels vulnerable as Billy lives only a few doors down. But when Jody comes face-to-face with the man she has hated her entire life, she discovers that her family is harboring a dark secret.

Nora Roberts – Whiskey Beach
Suffering an intense year of public and police scrutiny after being wrongly implicated in his fiance’s murder, Boston lawyer Eli Landon takes sanctuary in a centuries-old family home and falls in love with resident housekeeper Abra Walsh, with whom he is entangled in an old, life-threatening mystery.

Mary Higgins Clark – The Shadow of Your Smile
At age eighty-two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave.

Julie Garwood – Fire and Ice
Sophie Rose is a crime reporter at a major Chicago newspaper and the daughter of Bobby Rose, a charming gentleman and big-time thief . When asked to write an exposé about her notorious father, Sophie quits and goes to work at a small newspaper, covering local personalities such as William Harrington, the 5K runner whose trademark is red socks.

Jayne Ann Krentz – River Road
Lucy Sheridan suspects that her aunt’s fatal accident was planned. A forensic genealogist, Lucy knows how to start her investigation, and she is soon joined by Mason Fletcher, who is not only an investigator of cold cases but was Lucy’s first love.

Karen Robards – Guilty
Kate White, single mother and assistant Philadelphia DA, must fight for her life and the life of her son as the terrible events of her past return with a vengeance and the only hope she seems to have lies with homicide detective Tom Braga–a man she has no reason to trust.

Catherine Coulter – Power Play
Special Agent Davis Sullivan helps thwart a carjacker who’s trying to steal a vehicle from the parking lot of a Washington, D.C., shopping mall. The car’s owner turns out to be Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, where an unknown enemy has been targeting her.

Heather Graham – The Island
While walking on the beach Beth Anderson stumbles upon a human skull that then disappears, and it is only when a body washes up on shore that people believe her story, especially Keith Henson, a stranger who follows her every move.

Elizabeth Lowell – Dangerous Refugee
Environmental conservancy advocate Shayne and big city cop Tanner join forces to uncover the truth behind Tanner’s uncle’s death. When Shaye becomes a killer’s target, Tanner realizes he’d give up anything to protect her — including his life.

J.D. Robb – Vengeance in Death
Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past–a secret shared by none other than Eve’s new husband, Roarke.

John Grisham

David Baldacci – First Family
A daring kidnapping turns a children’s birthday party at Camp David into a national security nightmare, pushing agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to their limits.

Linda Fairstein – Final Jeopardy
When assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper allows friend and film star Isabella Lascar to borrow her summer home on Martha’s Vineyard, she has no idea that Isabella will end up dead and that Alexandra’s boyfriend will emerge as the prime suspect. Who is the real murderer? Was Alexandra the intended target?

Brad Meltzer – The Tenth Justice
Fresh from Yale Law School, Ben Addison has just landed one of the most coveted positions in the field of law–a Supreme Court clerkship. After inadvertently revealing the confidential outcome of an upcoming decision to the wrong person, Ben enlists the aid of his housemates and his co-clerk, Lisa, to trap a blackmailer.

Justin Peacock – A Cure for Night
In Brooklyn’s criminal courts, justice often depends on who has the better story to tell. After a drug-related scandal ejects Joel Deveraux from his job at a white-shoe law firm, he slides down the corporate ladder to the Public Defenders’ office in Brooklyn, where he defends the innocent and the guilty alike, a cog in the great clanking machine that is the New York City justice system

David Rosenfelt – First Degree
The mysterious legacy of defence attorney Andy Carpenter’s late father has made him a rich man – 22 million dollars rich, to be exact. But as Andy relaxes in his office, imagining ways to spend his money, he has an unexpected visitor: a stranger who confesses to decapitating and burning a man – coolly relaying on the confidentiality of attorney-client privilege.

William Bernhardt – Dark Justice
The eighth offering in the best-selling, critically acclaimed series of legal thrillers plunges attorney Ben Kincaid into the tumultuous case of an environmental activist charged with killing a lumberjack in the small logging town of Magic Valley.

John Lescroart – Damage
His career derailed by the vengeful billionaire Curtlee family for his part in convicting one of their number for murder, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky learns that the killer has won a retrial at the same time a star witness has been murdered.

Perri O’Shaughnessy – Case of Lies
Back in Lake Tahoe, Nina gets her next case from a masseuse whose aunt was killed during a motel robbery. Unless Nina acts, the lawsuit filed against the Ace High Lodge will be dismissed, as no one has been able to locate the witnesses.

Matthew Quirk – The 500
Former con artist and Harvard Law student Mike Ford accepts a position with the DC-based Davies Group, a consulting firm whose specialty is pulling strings for the five hundred most powerful people inside the Beltway.

Lisa Scottoline – Moment of Truth
When Jack Newlin discovers his wife’s body, he’s convinced he knows who killed her — and is determined to hide the truth. Deciding to take the rap and seal his fate, he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find: Mary DiNunzio.

Michael Connelly – The Lincoln Lawyer
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers – they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list.

Steve Martini – Compelling Evidence
Ben Potter, successful lawyer and possible U. S. Supreme Court nominee, is found dead in his office–suicide or murder? All of the police evidence points to foul play, and his beautiful young wife, Talia, stands trial for a crime she claims she didn’t commit–or did she?

Richard North Patterson – Conviction
Fifteen years ago, brothers Rennell and Payton Price were sentenced to death for the brutal murder of nine-year-old Thuy Sen. Now, as Rennell’s scheduled execution approaches, pro bono lawyer Theresa Peralta Page, along with her attorney husband and attorney stepson, takes his final appeal all the way to the Supreme Court.

Nancy Taylor Rosenberg – Conflict of Interest
A veteran female district attorney is attempting to reconstruct her shattered personal life when she is suddenly plunged into a moral, legal, and emotional nightmare.

Scott Turow – Innocent
INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty’s wife.