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grace09 posted 3/28/2011 18:43 PM

I love the series books - J. D. Robb, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, J. Kellerman and F. Kellerman. I'm up to date on these and looking for another series to start. Any recs?

Skye posted 3/28/2011 19:25 PM

Henning Mankell is a Swedish writer. The detective he writes aboutis Kurt Wallender. You may have seen programs on PBS. They're very good.

Elizabeth George writes a series about a Detective Lynly (sp?). They're very good, too.

Fallen posted 3/28/2011 21:02 PM

I enjoyed the books by Karin Slaughter- but the forensic part of them is pretty graphic, FYI.

out of nowhere posted 3/28/2011 22:13 PM

James Patterson's Alex Cross series, Robert Tanenbaum writes a series that is very good. Patricia Cornwell, also.

inconnu posted 3/28/2011 22:24 PM

Kathy Reich's series about Tempe Brennan are good. They're the books the tv show Bones is very loosely based on. I enjoy the show whenever I watch it, but I like the character as written in the book a whole lot more.

ladyvorkosigan posted 3/29/2011 00:22 AM

No right thinking human being should go through life without reading the Amelia Peabody mysteries. If you read those, you will feel compelled to send me a largish check in thanks, but it's okay, you don't have to, just spread the word.

neverendinghurt posted 3/29/2011 02:51 AM

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz, I think there are only four of them so far.

They are funny/detective, if you like Janet Evanovitch, I think you will like these.

ETA: Another very light read are the Hannah Swenson mysteries by Joanna Fluke, a bit corny but each book also contains cookie recipes

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Skye posted 3/29/2011 07:36 AM

Lady, thanks for bringing up Peabody! I forgot her.

LearningToRun posted 3/29/2011 08:09 AM

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also, i like the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison, but it is paranomal - not sure if that is your thing.

looking forward posted 3/29/2011 08:48 AM

FBI series by Catherine Coulter

Eve Duncan thrillers by Iris Johansen

Any series by Clive Cussler

So many from which to choose!Check out the Fantastic Fiction website below:

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imwideawake posted 3/29/2011 14:25 PM

The outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

tuscandreamer posted 3/29/2011 20:47 PM

Anne Perry has two different series that are really good. Her novels are set in Victorian England. One series is about a police inspector Thomas Pitt and the other is about William Monk.

tuscandreamer posted 3/29/2011 20:49 PM

Anne Perry has two different series that are really good. Her novels are set in Victorian England. One series is about a police inspector Thomas Pitt and the other is about William Monk.

ladyvorkosigan posted 3/30/2011 01:02 AM

Skye, what I find most interesting about the Amelia Peabody series is that you have three men in there who are *so* magnificent that the *snarky roguish bastard* would be "kill" in a game of FMK. In any other series he would not be kill. He'd probably be fuck. But no, in this series, it's Marry Emerson, Fuck Ramses, Kill Sethos.

Skye posted 3/30/2011 08:45 AM

I know just what you mean. I usually listen to the Peabody books on CD's. The reader is phenomenal. She has an English accent and when she takes on the role of Peabody, you get a truly good picture of her. If you haven't heard them, try to get hold of one. You'll love it.

grace09 posted 3/30/2011 09:54 AM

Thanks everyone. I won't be at a loss for a good book for a long time!

Skye - I am an audiobook junkie. I'm in my car for several hours a day and go crazy if there's not a book in my CD player to be listening to. I'm looking forward to the Peabody books.

Skye posted 3/30/2011 10:41 AM

Grace, another wonderful series to listen to is Alexander McCall Smith's "The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency." They take place in Botswana. Again, the reader is wonderful. Enjoy.

ladyvorkosigan posted 3/30/2011 11:00 AM

How does she do with Emerson and his great bellow? And Ramses with all his mystery.

Ramses Emerson is my single favorite male character in all literature.

One thing I love the most about the series is that Amelia is the most delightfully constructed of all unreliable narrators. She is a *dreadful* mother. She *thinks* she knows Whodunnit, but she never does. She *thinks* she's brilliant at seeing romantic relationships forming and frequently announces that and that Emerson cannot see these things at all. But who knew about Ramses and Nefret? Emerson did.

Skye posted 3/31/2011 06:57 AM

ladyv. she does Emerson very well. Our discussing this is sending me to my library to find another of her books on CD. Again, I highly recommend you listen to one, even one you've read before, because they are so delicious.

MixedUpMess posted 3/31/2011 12:05 PM

I have to second The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I have read more than one of those more than 2 or 3 times.

Patricia Cornwell has a series of crime books based on her character, Kay Scarpetta. Always a good read (in my opinion).

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