Dragonworld by Byron Preiss and The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris stand out for me. I used to like Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake Series, but she switched gears and started writing porn. And the stories morphed into flat-out stupid, so I stopped reading her.
Richard Laymon and Dean Koontz are decent too. I wouldn't call them my favorite, but I have fun reading some of their books.
I haven't been reading as much as I like because like Newamy, my knitting does interfere with my reading.