The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest (Lisbeth Salander 3)Los AngelesJoseph Wambaugh,The Ways of the World (James Maxted Series 1)Science Fiction Monday includes my latest SF book review,or (in just two cases) the series are rooted in a particular time and place,I wish I could contact the authors and tell them to keep going!Hypothermia(Detective Erlendur 8)North KoreaJames Church,such asMichael ConnellyElizabeth George,The Night Ranger (John Wells 7)The Weekly includes summaries and links to all the previous weeks three to five book reviews,The Weekly includes summaries and links to all the previous weeks three to five book reviews,Right now I am reading Deborah Coonts After Me,you wont find here the names Robert B. Parker (Spenser),Japantown (Jim Brodie 1)GermanyPhilip Kerr,or John D. MacDonald (Travis McGee).A superb dystopian novel by Octavia E. ButlerHerrons fictional Slough House is the dumping ground of MI5 spies who have screwed up on the job or simply proved unable to fit into the agencys culture. They eke out their lives,Curses!with each book in succession set in one decade from the 1940s through the 1980s.Mysteries & Thrillers Tuesday includes my latest mystery and thriller book review,The Case of the Missing Servant (Vish Puri 1)In a cycle of five compelling novels,with links to other science fiction content.This venerable series of police procedurals follows Moscow police Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov through the 1980s in the final years of Communist rule in the USSR. Together with his two sidekicks,andAlan Furst,Get Real (John Dortmunder 14)Nonfiction Wednesday includes my latest nonfiction book review,I get caught up reading books that should become series as well.
A Man Without Breath (Bernie Gunther 9)Youll find readily recognizable authors on this list,The Black Book (Inspector Rebus 5)San FranciscoLisa Lutz,The Chinese Maze Murders (Judge Dee 1)England Stella Rimington,bestselling authors. So are many of those in the second tier of four dozen and even among the 16 not-so-great series at the bottom;Field of Prey(Lucas Davenport 24)SwedenLars Kepler,(Gideon Oliver 5)Fjällbacka is a resort town on the Swedish coast where detective Patrik Hedström and writer Erica Falck investigate violent crimes.EnglandMick Herron,Search the Dark (Inspector Ian Rutledge 3)IrelandBenjamin Black,though the cast of characters varies. There are just two exceptions to this rule: the work of Ross Thomas and John Grisham. Ive included both authors because many of their characters appear in each of several novelsand because theyre so good I cant bring myself to ignore them.The Night Soldiers are espionage agents,Quietly in Their Sleep (Commissario Brunetti 6)EnglandKate Atkinson.
Harbor Nocturne (Hollywood Station 5)San FranciscoJohn Lescroart,Upon a Dark Night (Peter Diamond 5)The Weekly includes summaries and links to all the previous weeks three to five book reviews,with links to other science fiction content.JapanBarry Lancet,Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers 9)VeniceDonna Leon,Rostnikov battles not just the criminals that abound in his corrupt society but the powerful KGB.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.Learn how your comment data is processed.MississippiJohn Grisham,followed by the name of the author,on theHome Page.Los AngelesMichael Connelly,CharcoalJoe (Easy Rawlins 14)An aristocratan earl,with links to other science fiction content.Kurt Wallander is no beacon of joy,The Reckoning(John Madden 4)EnglandCharles Cumming,under the direction of the slovenly and abusive Jackson Lamb,Spook Street (Slough House 5)Within each of the two lists below,A Morbid Taste for Bones (Cadfael Chronicles 1)EnglandPeter Lovesey,its incredible,The Ophelia Cut(Dismas Hardy 14)RussiaTom Rob Smith,Seven Days Dead (Storm Murders Trilogy 2)IndiaTarquin Hall,no lessInspector Thomas Lynley of New Scotland Yard and his sidekick,the early CIA,see my much later post.
2022.EnglandRobert Goddard,So Damn Lucky (Lucky OToole 3)CanadaJohn Farrow,The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Martin Beck 2)Outer Hebrides IslandsPeter May,The RacketeerCommentariesReading RecommendationsWorldwideAaron Elkins,A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance 3)IcelandArnaldur Indridason,My Dear Groucho (Groucho Marx Mysteries 3)EnglandCharles Todd,Agent 6(Leo Demidov 3)American SouthJohn Grisham,A Drop of Chinese Blood (Inspector O 5)The first in a series of great detective novelsFranceCara Black,with links to other science fiction content.LaosColin Cotterill,A Necessary Evil (Wyndham and Banerjee 2)RussiaMartin Cruz Smith,The Ritual Bath (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus 1)Nonfiction Wednesday includes my latest nonfiction book review,I liked the first several but thought that the quality of the writing deteriorated over time.Trenton,plus a guide to this whole site,and the identifying series name,usually amateurs and often drawn into work as spies unexpectedly and reluctantly. They work in Europe the troubled era before and during World War II.Your email address will not be published.Required fields are marked*Mischief and misadventure in abundance at Slough HouseThe best Indian detective novels reviewed hereDepartment Q is a small band of misfits relegated to the basement of the Copenhagen Police headquarters. Their mission is to solve cold cases.
A Colder War(Thomas Kell 2)This list just scratches the surface of whats available,Ive read at least two novels in the series,with the number of its order in the series.Thriller series are my most favorite and you have covered a great many that I need to read!Class conflict and dissension on a generation starshipA Very British Ending (William Catesby 5)The following 16 titles represent series that I liked at first but later discovered I was much less impressed with others. In some cases,Shaman Pass (Nathan Active 2)These Jews survived the Holocaust . . . in BerlinTop 20 suspenseful detective novels (plus 200 more)Harry Hole is an alcoholic who is even dysfunctional from time to time. But he is such a talented and effective detective for the Norwegian police that he is often drawn into the highest-profile cases in the country.Los AngelesJoe Ide,immigrants,and the McCarthy EraI was reading a series-book 1and 2. I didnt write down authors name because it was familiar to me. A woman detective and a serial killer man detective solving murders. Anyone have the name of the series?Whats missing from this survey are the works of a number of older bestselling authors of mystery and thriller series. Simply because I havent recently read anything by them recently enough,and deputy sheriff Dave Robicheauxs investigations often expose him and his family to the worst of it.IrelandTana French,if there are two or more authors named there,Ive arranged them in alphabetical order by the authors last names.MinnesotaJohn Sandford,Mystery and thriller series starters can be misleading.ChinaRobert van Gulik,Ed McBain (87th Precinct).
Vulture Peak (Sonchai Jitpleecheep 5)EnglandRennie Airth,the title of one of the books in the series that Ive reviewed,with links to other nonfiction content.Unless youre a devoted fan of the genre,there are so many serial killer novels and so many women detectives that I couldnt possibly identify any single one.EnglandJacqueline Winspear,with the rest below. In all cases,The Fame Thief (Junior Bender 3)Las VegasDeborah Coonts,The Handsome Mans Deluxe Cafe(The 1 Ladies Detective 15)The Cold War,as well as others who are less well known. But all of my top ten are accomplished,Death of a Nightingale (Nina Borg 3)IndiaAbir Mukherjee,Still Life (Armand Gamache 1)Washington DCGeorge Pelecanos,The Spellman Files: Document 1Los Angeles Walter Mosley,these 71 series of novels cover a lot of territory. A LOT of it. But what am I missing?If youre looking for exciting historical novels,The Dark Hours (Rene Ballard and Harry Bosch 4)This post was updated on June 14,but Im confident that at least some of the very best mystery and thriller series can be found below. All these series have one or both of two things in common: the protagonist is the same from one book to the next,refusing to resign the service,Righteous (IQ 2)Corruption and violence are no strangers to rural Louisiana,The Twelfth Department (Captain Alexei Korolev 3)EnglandEdward Wilson,The Laws of Murder (Charles Lenox 8)Here Ive listed what I consider to be the top ten,Ross MacDonald (Lew Archer),and somehow they manage to do so despite all odds.Los AngelesRon Goulart.
Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc 1)SwedenMaj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö,Critical Mass(V. I. Warshawski 16)As youll see,you may be unaware of the sheer number of mystery and thriller series. I stumble across a new one about every month or two. Over the past ten years,The Coroners Lunch (Dr. Siri 1)WorldwideThunder Point (Sean Dillon 2)by Jack HigginsSorry,well-written stories of crime and intrigue.GermanyRebecca Cantrell,Now May You Weep(Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James 9)Los AngelesFaye Kellerman,Case Histories (Jackson Brodie 1)Los AngelesJonathan Kellerman,Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad 4)New YorkDonald E. Westlake,Elementary.
check outTop 10 historical mysteries and thrillers reviewed here (plus 100 others).Mysteries & Thrillers Tuesday includes my latest mystery and thriller book review,tackle the most challenging assignments and are often dispatched far from London to work with baffled local police.GeorgiaKarin Slaughter,Buried Secrets(Nick Heller 2)MinnesotaJohn Sandford,with links to other nonfiction content.20 outstanding detective series from around the worldAnd you can always find my most popular reviews,Olen Steinhauer portrays the evolution of Eastern European society under Communism,Silent Partner (Alex Delaware 4)For a very different take on this subject,Criminal(Will Trent 7)EnglandEllis Peters,Ive read (or at least started reading) nearly 100 such series. More than four dozen of them belong in any list of engaging,including some that dont appear in any of the other newsletters.RussiaWilliam Ryan,Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs 6)Mysteries & Thrillers Tuesday includes my latest mystery and thriller book review,Wolves Eat Dogs(Arkady Renko 5)Nice post.
The Blackhouse(Lewis Trilogy 1)AlaskaStan Jones,but he proves his gifts as an investigator. The cases he pursue often involve drugs,Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum 19)PalestineThe Collaborator of Bethlehem (Omar Yussef 1)by Matt ReesDenmarkLene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis,but he often runs afoul of his superiors as he takes on some of the most difficult cases.ScotlandIan Rankin?
Christine Falls (Quirke 1)EnglandCharles Finch,Sergeant Barbara Havers,I love to read blogs. I also found some other books related to thrillers books,loving every page. She has a great thing going in this book.WorldwideAlex Berenson,The Fire Witness (Joona Linna 3)Thanks for getting in touch. Happy reading!himself a washed-up spy. These novels are often laugh-out-loud funny.20 excellent standalone mysteries and thrillersChicagoSara Paretsky,Secret Asset (Liz Carlyle 2)Detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch is one of the LAPDs most resourceful detectives,A Trace of Smoke (Hannah Vogel 1)SwedenStieg Larsson,The Double(Spero Lucas 1)Los AngelesTimothy Hallinan,its just that I either grew tired of their series or found more than one or two disappointing entries.BostonJoseph Finder,and other signs of change in Swedish society in the closing days of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first.BotswanaAlexander McCall Smith,including some that dont appear in any of the other newsletters.Science Fiction Monday includes my latest SF book review,The Cuckoos Calling(Cormoran Strike 1)Washington DCThe Good Lie (Peter Rena 2)by Tom RosenstielQuebecLouise Penny?
usually many more. Each entry is linked to my review of one particular novel.Each begins with the city or country where the action is centered,and the most recent ones,New JerseyJanet Evanovich,Ive arranged titles alphabetically by the location where theyre set. Within each location,with links to other science fiction content.EnglandDeborah Crombie,including some that dont appear in any of the other newsletters.ThailandJohn Burdett,You can check it.EnglandJ. K. Rowling,