Tag Archives: mystery series

Where are they now? – Part 2: Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor is the author of the mystery series featuring protagonist DC Michael McKenna. Set in Wales, this police procedural series was one I enjoyed.   The novels in this series include: #1 Simeon’s bride#2 In guilty night #3 The house … Continue reading

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“Odd child out” by Gilly MacMillan

Welcome to my stop on the TLC Book Tour for this outstanding police procedural!Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad are best friends. They are both fifteen years old, very clever, and if truth be told, more than a bit ‘nerdy’. They … Continue reading

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“The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney

Just finished the last page of Patricia Gibney’s “The missing ones” – and I’m missing the characters already.  The novel features Garda Síochána detective inspector Lottie Parker and is set in the fictional town of Ragmullin in the Irish Midlands. Lottie is … Continue reading

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“Beneath the ashes” by Jane Isaac

The second in a series, this is a strongly characterized police procedural is set in the West Midlands town of Stratford, Warwickshire, England. The protagonist, Detective Inspector Jackman, is a likeable and complex character – a man torturing himself with … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 8 – Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache mysteries

I can’t believe that I have not yet written about the fabulous Louise Penny on my “Series to Savour” blog series. Well, that must be remedied immediately!  Set in the charming small town of Three Pines, the series features police Chief Inspector … Continue reading

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“Death of a ghost” by M.C. Beaton

Blurb from Goodreads: There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it’s … Continue reading

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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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“Where it hurts” by Reed Farrel Coleman

A gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die. John Augustus Murphy is a sad, cynical, and empty man.  His life has been riddled by loss. … Continue reading

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“Dark murder” by Helen H. Durrant

Northern England, and crime is rampant in this area on the economic downturn. Detective  Chief Inspector Stephen Greco is new to this ex-mill town near Manchester.  Formerly from Norfolk, he has moved here to be near his ex-wife and daughter. DCI … Continue reading

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