Category Archives: Series order

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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“Alex” by Pierre Lemaitre

Alex Prévost is a beautiful woman – a thirty year-old agency nurse who tries to do good. A beautiful woman who has been abducted for reasons at first unknown, and she is the victim of inhumane torture at the hands of her abductor.  Your … Continue reading

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“The Forgotten Girls” by Sara Blaedel

An intense, dark, and often disturbing novel, “The Forgotten Girls” is a great example of ‘Nordic Noir‘.  Originally published in Danish, and set in Zealand, Denmark, this police procedural had me enthralled from the get go. The novel features Lousie Rick, … Continue reading

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“Dead wrong” by Helen H. Durrant – Book Review

I started a new series today.  Yup… another one!   A British police procedural (my favorite kind) set in the Pennine foothills of northern England on the outskirts of Manchester. The story follows an investigation into what is perceived to … Continue reading

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“Recalled to death” by Priscilla Masters

Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I don’t like jumping into an established series if I haven’t read the preceding books.  Since being a NetGalley and Edelweiss member and having SO many quality titles at my disposal, I’ve come … Continue reading

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“Blue Monday” by Nicci French – Book Review

As a long-time fan of Nicci French novels I was delighted when my ‘in-person’ bookclub, Whodunit, selected “Blue Monday” as our group read for the month of September. The first novel to feature Frieda Klein, a solitary, sometimes stern, unmarried, … Continue reading

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Mysteries in translation – Karin Fossum

I am anal about reading series fiction in order.  Anyone who loves nordic crime fiction as much as I do laments that these great titles are often translated out of series order. For a comprehensive guide to Karin Fossum‘s wonderful  … Continue reading

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“Now you see me” by S. J. Bolton – Book Review

If you are like me and your ‘to read’ pile has morphed into countless piles, you will understand that I meant to read this novel back in 2011 when it was first published.  When my bookclub “Whodunit” chose it as … Continue reading

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Series fiction and prequels

Many fictionophiles LOVE series fiction.   I am one.   Once started you loyally and  fastidiously follow the series until its completion.  And you NEVER, ever read a book out of order within the series. Which leads me to ponder….  what happens … Continue reading

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