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Completed Series / Authors – Lioness at Large

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.





Christianna Brand
Inspector Cockrill

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

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

Harriet Rutland:
Mr. Winkley

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

Josephine Tey
– All mysteries:

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

F. Tennyson Jesse / Lassiter Wren / Randle McKay
Baffle Book

Victor L. Whitechurch
Thorpe Hazell




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




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)

Michael J. Sullivan
Legends of the First Empire
The Riyria Revelations

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

T.H. White
The Once and Future King

Tad Williams
Memory, Sorrow & Thorn




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)

Dermot Bolger
Finbar’s Hotel (ed.)

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

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

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

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

Anthony Trollope
The Barchester Chronicles
The Pallisers




Will & Ariel Durant
The Story of Civilization

Patrick Leigh Fermor
– On Foot to Constantinople (A Time of Gifts / Between the Woods and the Water / The Broken Road)

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
Destined to Witness

Hans Silvester
Cats in the Sun





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)
Mark Dawson, Steve Cavanagh: Group 15 Files (after book 1, Scorpion)
Francis Duncan: Mordecai Tremaine (after books 2 & 4, Murder Has a Motive & Murder for Christmas; no other books from series read)
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)
Tessa Gratton: Innis Lear (after boo 1, The Queens of Innis Lear)
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)
Martha Grimes: Richard Jury (after book 21, Dust)
L.B. Hathaway: Posie Parker (DNF book 6.5, A Christmas Case; no other books from series read)
Reginald Hill: Dalziel & Pascoe (after book 1, A Clubbable Woman; no other books from series read)
Chester Himes: Harlem Cyle (after book 2, The Real Cool Killers)
Dorothy B. Hughes: Griselda Satterlee (after book 1, The So Blue Marble)
E.L. James: Fifty Shades (after book 1, Fifty Shades of Grey)
T. Kingfisher: The Saint of Steel (after book 1, Paladin’s Grace)
Carole Lawrence: Ian Hamilton (after book 1, Edinburgh Twilight)
Maurie Leblanc: Arsène Lupin (after book 2, Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmes, and novelized play Arsène Lupin)
Edward Marston: Christopher Redmayne (after book 1, The King’s Evil)
Sujata Massey: Perveen Mistry (after book 1, The Widows of Malabar Hill)
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)
M.S. Morris: Bridget Hart (after book 1, Aspire to Die)
Gigi Pandian: Accidental Alchemist (after book 4.5, The Lost Gargoyle of Paris; no other books from series read)
S.J. Parris: Giordano Bruno (after book 1, Heresy)
Louise Penny: Armand Gamache (after book 1, Still Life)
Amy Pershing: Cape Cod Foodie (after book 2, An Eggnog to Die For; no other books from series read)
Valerie Plame Wilson & Sarah Lovett: Vanessa Pierson (after book 1, Blowback)
Ellery Queen: Ellery Queen, Detective (after books 1, 5, 8, and 16: The Roman Hat Mystery, The Egyptian Cross Mystery, The Chinese Orange Mystery, and Calamity Town)
Amanda Quick: Burning Cove (after book 1, The Girl Who Knew too Much)
John Rhode: Dr. Priestly (after book 1, The Paddington Mystery)
Patrick Senécal: Le vide (after book 1, Vivre au Max)
Nancy Spain: Miriam Birdseye (after book 1, Death Goes on Skis)
A.M. Stuart: Harriet Gordon (after book 1, Singapore Sapphire)
Aimee & David Thurlo: Lee Nez (after book 1, Second Sunrise)
Helene Tursten: Inspector Irene Huss (after book 2, Night Rounds)
Martha Wells: Murderbot Diaries (after book 1, All Systems Red)

Various Authors: Audible Originals: Bard – Jali – Skald (after Bard and Skald).



Anne Rice

  • 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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