Completed Series / Authors

It occurred to me that there is a third “series reading” master post I should keep, in addition to the First in Series and Ongoing Series projects that I created, as inspired by Moonlight Reader; namely, one to collect all my completed reading. So this project collects everything from books / series recently finished to those that I read a long time ago in a galaxy much further away than I care to think about: in the latter case, if fiction, I can’t guarantee that I remember much about the plot or the characters (which just might mean that it’s time for a reread, but that’s a different matter); if nonfiction, whatever I remember of their contents has long merged into the general muddle of information about our world, past and present, that has passed through my brain over the years, mostly without taking permanent residence and definitely without me still being able to pinpoint any specific source. But so help me, I did read all of these — some only once, some have become favorite comfort reads.

I’ll only be collecting completed series or other similarly definable groups of books here (e.g., “all novels / short stories by …”); beginning with actually completed books and concluding with a section listing the series I have abandoned.  This is not intended as a master post listing all of my completed reading.

 

 

COMPLETED

MYSTERIES

Dermot Bolger
Finbar’s Hotel (ed.)

G.K. Chesterton
Father Brown

Agatha Christie
– all mystery novels and short stories:

  • Miss Marple
  • Poirot
  • Tommy & Tuppence
  • Superintendent Battle (incl. Bundle Brent)
  • Colonel Race
  • Parker Pyne
  • Qin & Satterthwaite
  • – Nonseries mysteries

Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes

Michael Connelly
Terry McCaleb

The Detection Club
The Floating Admiral

Colin Dexter
Inspector Morse

J. Jefferson Farjeon
Inspector Kendall

Caroline Graham
Midsomer Murders

George Heyer
– All mysteries:

  • Inspector Hannasyde
  • Inspector Hemingway
    – Nonseries

Tony Hillerman
Leaphorn & Chee

P.D. James
Adam Dalgliesh
Cordelia Gray

Stephen King
The Green Mile

Stieg Larsson
Millennium (original series)

Dennis Lehane
Kenzie & Gennaro

Henning Mankell
Wallander

Ngaio Marsh
Roderick Alleyn

Denise Mina
Garnethill Trilogy

George Pelecanos
Derek Strange & Terry Quinn

Catherine Louisa Pirkis
Loveday Brooke

Edgar Allan Poe
Dupin Tales

Ian Rankin
Jack Harvey Thrillers

Dorothy L. Sayers
Lord Peter Wimsey (incl. Wimsey & Vane subseries)

Josephine Tey
– All mysteries:

  • Inspector Grant series
  • – Nonseries mysteries (Brat Farrar & Miss Pym Disposes)

 

 

HISTORICAL FICTION (ICNL. HISTORICAL MYSTERIES)

Robert van Gulik
Judge Dee

Anthony Horowitz
Sherlock Holmes sequels

John Jakes
North and South Trilogy

Patrick O’Brian
Aubrey & Maturin

Ellis Peters
Brother Cadfael

David Pirie
The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes

Jean Plaidy
Mary Stuart

Tony Riches
Tudor Trilogy

 

 

FANTASY / FAIRY TALES / SUPERNATURAL

Hans Christian Andersen
– Complete Fairy Tales

Brothers Grimm
– Complete Fairy Tales

Wilhelm Hauff
– Complete Fairy Tales

C.S. Lewis
Chronicles of Narnia

Tamora Pierce
Song of the Lioness

J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter (minus The Cursed Child, which contrary to the sales hype wasn’t actually written by Rowling)

J.R.R. Tolkien
– Middle Earth: The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

T.H. White
The Once and Future King

Tad Williams
Memory, Sorrow & Thorn

 

 

CLASSICS & LITFIC

Aeschylus
Oresteia (Agamemnon / The Libarion Bearers / The Eumenides)

Louisa May Alcott
Little Women (incl. Good Wives, Little Men & Jo’s Boys)

Margaret Atwood
Gilead (The Handmaid’s Tale & The Testaments)

Jane Austen
– Novels and fragments (minus juvenalia, except for The History of England)

Gabriel Chevalier
Clochemerle (Clochemerle & Clochemerle Babylon)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust (Parts I & II and Urfaust)

Lewis Grassic Gibbon
A Scots Quair

Robert Graves
I, Claudius
– Books on Greek mythology (The Greek Myths; Greek Gods and Heroes)

Selma Lagerlöf
Jerusalem

D.H. Lawrence
Brangwen Family (The Rainbow & Women in Love)

Naguib Mahfouz
Cairo Trilogy
– Novels & stories of Ancient Egypt (Khufu’s Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War, Akhenaten, Voices from the Other World)

Thomas Mann
– All novels and short stories

Edna O’Brien
Country Girls Trilogy

William Shakespeare
– All plays, sonnets and short poems

Sophocles
Theban Plays (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonnus, Antigone)

Wallace Stegner
– Joe Allston (All the Little Live Things & The Spectator Bird)

Anthony Trollope
The Pallisers

 

 

HISTORY, (AUTO)BIOGRAPHY & OTHER NONFICTION

Will & Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization

Fischer Weltgeschichte
(various authors; elsewhere known as Universal History and Storia Unversale)

Antonia Fraser
A Royal History of England (ed.)

Hugo Hamilton
Childhood Memoirs

Hans J. Massaquoi
Destine to Witness

Hans Silvester
Cats in the Sun

 

 

ABANDONED

SERIES

Renée Ahdieh: The Wrath and the Dawn (after book 1, The Wrath and the Dawn)
Alan Bradley: Flavia de Luce (after book 1, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie)
Dan Brown: Robert Langdon (after book 2, The Da Vinci Code; no other books from series read)
Miles Burton: Desmond Merrion (after book 1, The Secret of High Eldersham)
Trudi Canavan: Black Magician Trilogy (after book 1, The Magicians’ Guild)
Zen Cho: Sorcerer to the Crown (after book 1, Sorcerer to the Crown)
Jennifer Estep: Crown of Shards (after book 1, Kill the Queen)
Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones’s Diary (after book 1, Bridget Jones’s Diary)
James Forrester: Clarenceux Trilogy (after book 1, Sacred Treason)
Elizabeth George: Inspector Lynley (after book 16, This Body of Death)
Lee Goldberg: Even Ronin (after book 1, Lost Hills)
Kerry Greenwood: Phryne Fischer (after book 1, Cocaine Blues, aka Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates)
Philippa Gregory: Tudor Court (after book 3, The Other Boleyn Girl; no other books from series read)
L.B. Hathaway: Posie Parker (DNF book 6.5, A Christmas Case; no other books from series read)
Martha Grimes: Richard Jury (after book 21, Dust)
Dorothy B. Hughes: Griselda Satterlee (after book 1, The So Blue Marble)
E.L. James: Fifty Shades (after book 1, Fifty Shades of Grey)
Carole Lawrence: Ian Hamilton (after book 1, Edinburgh Twilight)
Edward Marston: Christopher Redmayne (after book 1, The King’s Evil)
Francine Matthews: Caroline Carmichael (after book 1, The Cutout)
Pat McIntosh: Gil Cunningham (after book 1, The Harper’s Quine)
Stephenie Meyer: Twilight (after book 1, Twilight)
S.J. Parris: Giordano Bruno (after book 1, Heresy)
Louise Penny: Armand Gamache (after book 1, Still Life)
Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody (after book 1, Crocodile on the Sandbank)
Valerie Plame Wilson & Sarah Lovett: Vanessa Pierson (after book 1, Blowback)
Patrick Senécal: Le vide (after book 1, Vivre au Max)
Aimee & David Thurlo: Lee Nez (after book 1, Second Sunrise)
Helene Tursten: Inspector Irene Huss (after book 2, Night Rounds)

 

AUTHORS

Anne Rice
Read:

  • Maifair Witches through book 2 (Lasher)
  • Vampire Chronicles through book 6 (The Vampire Armand)
  • – Stand-alones: Cry to Heaven, Violin, Vittorio the Vampire

 

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