If you're looking for thrillers, James Patterson and Dan Brown are very good. Specifically, I would recommend Deception Point and The Jester. Also R.A. Salvatore writes some amazing fantasy series if that's more along the lines of what you're looking for.
Knil....Dan Brown is the shit. Angels and Demons is my fav.
BTW....Anita Blake.....Eh. Jewel said I would like it, but it's a boring read so far. I think it's the writing style and not the subject. Read Twilight.....it was ok........a little teen for my tastes.
Neil Gaiman, Neil Gaiman, and did I mention Neil Gaiman? Anansi Boys is my favorite; it's features one of the characters from American Gods. It's very quirky, hilarious, and fun! Much lighter than American Gods--which was also amazing! Laughing Corpse was boring for 3/4 of the book. Once Anita solves the case and starts kicking zombie ass, things get good. I'm shamfeully reading Laurell K. Hamilton's newest book A Lick of Frost; let's just say it's not the plot that keeps my interest. ;) I'm also in the middle of Lady Macbeth--a novel about the historical Scottish queen and wife of Macbeth; the couple featured in Shakespeare's play. Mind you it's not a retelling of the play's events.