The last few books of David Rosenfelt have made him my favorite author. He tells a story like no one else can. His characters seem like real people who I know well and want to know better and spend time with.
Unlike most mysteries I read, I cannot predict the endings in his books. They are always surprising - and believable, too. Unlike most mystery authors, he does not ask readers to suspend belief in what could logically happen in order to tie together loose ends.
If you have not read any books by Rosenfelt, try one. Hounded is spell binding and kept me up all night to finish. And then in the morning I reread the last few chapters again to savor the exquisite storytelling once again.