For an interesting spin on crime, mystery thrillers; try John Dunning. He wrote a series of books who's main character is a Cop-turned book dealer ,Cliff Janeway. John Dunning was himself a former rare-book dealer and is really good at both showing an interesting world of books and using it to plot a good mystery. Good one's are; Booked to die, Deadline and The Bookman's Wake, amongst others.. Don't know if you've ever read; James Lee Burke; his Dave Robicheaux Novels(Early one's especially) are one of our favourites. Lee Childs good also.
Some really good non-crime; Billie Letts- "The Honk and Holler Opening Soon", "Shoot the Moon", "Made in the USA", and one which was basis for the movie about the young woman who ends up dumped at aWalmart and camps out in store)>"Where the Heart is". Fannie Flagg; any of hers!! Nancy Horan; "Loving Frank"- based upon the love affair between Frank Loyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, well told and interesting perspective on an interesting historical figure.