Many thanks to all who suggested books for my 50 US states challenge.
I had suggestions both here and on Facebook so here're a few of the titles in case any one else is interested.
From Cathy at Kittling Books (via FB)
For New Mexico there are Walter Satterthwait’s Joshua Croft mysteries (Santa Fe) and Steven F. Havill’s Posadas County series (down along the border).
For North Dakota there’s the Marjorie Trumaine series by Larry D. Sweazy.
Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time is one of the best books I’ve ever read and would count toward Oklahoma and Texas.
Another fantastic book is David Gran’s Killers of the Flower Moon (Oklahoma). I’ll make myself stop now. (NO, DON'T!)
Books by Ann Tyler for Maryland
Chesapeake by James Michener also for Maryland
From Pat at Here, There and Everywhere:
The Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly
Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee - Dee Brown for a multi-state book
From Kay at Kay's Reading Life
The Bell Elkins series by Julia Keller for West Virginia (I've reserved the first one from the library.)
The Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni for Washington state.
From Tracy at Bitter Tea and Mystery:
Suggestions for Alabama... note she has not read some of these.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Anne George - Southern Sister mysteries (humorous cosy series)
Andrew Grant - False Positive (Det. Cooper Devereaux, 1st in a series).
Thomas H. Cook - Breakheart Hill.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
For Hawaii: The House Without a Key - Earl Derr Biggers (Charlie Chan)
For Oklamhoma: A Killing in Quail County - Jameson Cole
From Sam at Bookchase for Texas:
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
And various other books by McMurtry including, The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment
From Noel - friend on Facebook: (all for Wisconsin)
The Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (read and it's delightful)
Orchard by Larry Watson
The Loon Lake Mysteries by Victoria Houston (love the sound of these)
From Pam at Travellin' Penguin:
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers for Georgia
From Mamzie Bro on FB:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (it's really remiss of me not to have read this one already)
From Yvonne at Fiction Books:
Two series by Susan Slater, 'Ben Pecos' and 'Dan Mahoney' which would cover New Mexico and Florida.
From Judith at Reader in the Wilderness:
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian for Vermont
Various books by Anita Shreve for New Hampshire
Doc - Mary Doria Russell (Kansas)
Women of the Copper Country - Mary Doria Russell (Michigan)
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson (Washington State)
Cane River - Lalita Tademy (Louisiana)
Burglars Can't Be Choosers - Lawrence Block (New York city)
I 'think' I have caught all of the suggestions but more are always welcome. And my update from 2011 here also has a lot more.
These are a few of the books I own (there are more) that I want to read for this challenge:
And this is the book I've just started for 'Virginia'.
I think it will be perfect for that state.
If there are any more suggestions from anyone I'll edit them into this post but thanks again to all who commented. If this was Facebook or Twitter I would now add several 'heart' emojis.