Category Archives: Series order

Series to Savour 7 – Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway mysteries

This morning, as I peruse my lovely bookshelves I spy one of my all-time favorite series and realize that I have not yet posted about it on my “Series to Savour” blog series. Well, that must be remedied immediately!  I’m … Continue reading

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Where are they now? – Part 1: Marianne MacDonald

Several years ago I read and very much enjoyed a mystery series written by Marianne MacDonald.  Her protagonist was Dido Hoare, an independent 32-year-old London woman with a recently-failed marriage, a skeptical father (Barnabas Hoare, Emeritus Professor of English at Oxford … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 6 – Susan Hill’s Simon Serrailler mysteries

Several years ago, I read a mystery called “The various haunts of men“. It remains as one of my favorite mysteries to this day.  It is only fitting then, that I feature Susan Hill in my ‘Series to Savour‘ blog … Continue reading

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“Controlled explosions” by Claire McGowan (a novella)

A prequel novella, “Controlled explosions” introduces readers to Claire McGowan’s Paula Maguire series. When I read that Ken Bruen proclaimed her to be ‘Ireland’s answer to Ruth Rendell, I knew I had to check this series out. Paula Maguire, the series … Continue reading

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Series I started that I would LOVE to finish (part 4) – Erin Hart

You know how it is.  Years ago you read a book you REALLY liked, then the sequel, which you also really liked.  Then… years pass and you realize that this author has written another two novels, all featuring the same characters, all … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 5 – Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks mysteries

Back in 1988, when my children were tiny, I belonged to one of those book clubs where you bought a book every month and it was delivered in the mail.  One of my treasured deliveries was “Gallow’s View”, the very … Continue reading

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Series I started that I would LOVE to finish (part 3)

You know how it is.  Years ago you read a book you REALLY liked, then the sequel, which you also really liked.  Then… years pass and you realize that this author has written another four novels, all featuring the same characters, all … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 4 – Ann Cleeves’ Shetland mysteries

I’m not sure what it is about the remote, isolated, and beautiful Hebrides that attracts so many readers.  All I know is that it is THIS SETTING that first attracted me to this series and enticed me to read it. … Continue reading

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Series I started that I would love to finish (part 2)

You know how it is.  Years ago you read a book you REALLY liked, then the sequel, which you also really liked.  Then… years pass and you realize that this author has written another four novels, all featuring the same characters, all … Continue reading

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Series to savour 3 – L. R. Wright’s Karl Alberg mysteries

The late Laurlai Rose Wright was a talented novelist who passed away much to soon. She was one of the first Canadian novelists to become renown within the mystery genre. She was called “Canada’s Queen of Crime Fiction” by Chatelaine magazine … Continue reading

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Series to savour 2 – P.D. James’s Dalgliesh mysteries

The late Phyllis Dorothy James was a prolific novelist who was constantly honing her craft right up to her death at age 94 years.  Her love of words and description shines through her many novels.  She was the recipient of … Continue reading

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A series I started that I’d love to finish…

You know how it is.  Years ago you read a book you REALLY liked, then the sequel, which you also really liked.  Then… years pass and you realize that this author has written another six novels, all featuring the same characters, … Continue reading

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Series to savour 1 – Ruth Rendell’s Inspector Wexford mysteries

The late Ruth Rendell has long been one of my all-time favorite mystery novelists.  Her characterization coupled with intricate plotting and ingenious crimes ensure that her novels will be savored by readers.  It is for this reason that I have … Continue reading

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“Then she was gone” by Luca Veste

Yes, I know… I’ve arrived late to the party.  I’ve been hearing good reviews about Luca Veste‘s novels for some time on Goodreads and I’m only now reading one of them. It was worth the wait! Although “Then she was … Continue reading

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Books in a series

As a lover of mystery and crime thrillers, I find myself following myriad ‘series’.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the aspect of following a set of characters over numerous books.  When I was ‘just’ a reader, I would religiously … Continue reading

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