Ongoing Series

Following up on my First in Series post and, again inspired by Moonlight Reader, this reading list collects all of my ongoing series; i.e. all series that I have started and neither fully completed nor decided to discontinue.  Like my First in Series list, this is primarily for my own reference, so in order not to have too many sub-series sections I’m combining golden age and noir mysteries into classic crime fiction, ditto both major branches of speculative fiction (sci-fi and fantasy), and my major areas of nonfiction interest (history and biographies / memoirs).

Wherever I didn’t start reading a given series in order, I’m listing book 1 (not crossed out) in addition to the (crossed out) completed books to mark this fact.  By the same token, since I didn’t start all of the series with book 1, it makes more sense to me to actually record the books I’v already read rather than the one following next after my respective last read. — Once I have read all books belonging to a series, it is moved to my completed series / authors list.




Margery Allingham: Albert Campion
– read all books through No. 16 (Hide My Eyes), plus assorted short stories

Eric Ambler: Charles Latimer
1. The Mask of Dimitrios

Phoebe Atwood Taylor: Asey Mayo
1. The Cape Cod Mystery

H.C. Bailey: Reggie Fortune
1. Call Mr Fortune
4. Mr Fortune, Please

George Bellairs: Inspector Littlejohn
1. Littlejohn on Leave
3. Death of a Busybody

E.C. Bentley: Philip Trent
1. Trent’s Last Case
2. Trent’s Own Case

Anthony Berkeley: Roger Sheringham
1. The Layton Court Mystery
2. The Wychford Poisoning Case
4. The Silk Stocking Murders
5. The Poisoned Chocolates Case
8. Murder in the Basement
9. Jumping Jenny

Anthony Berkeley: Ambrose Chitterwick
1. The Piccadilly Murder
2. Trial and Error

Nicholas Blake: Nigel Strangeways
1. A Question of Proof
2. Thou Shell of Death
4. The Beast Must Die
7. The Case of the Abominable Snowman
8. Minute for Murder
15. The Sad Variety

Phyllis Bottome: Mark Chalmers
1. The Lifeline

Ernest Bramah: Max Carrados
1. The Tales of Max Carrados

Christianna Brand: Inspector Cockrill
1. Heads You Lose
2. Green for Danger
3. Suddenly at His Residence
4. Death of Jezebel
5. Fog of Doubt
6. Tour de Force

Christianna Brand: Inspector Charlesworth
1. Death in High Heels
3. Death of Jezebel
4. Fog of Doubt

British Library Crime Classics: Short Story Anthologies
1. Capital Crimes: London Mysteries
2. Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries
3. Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries
4. Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crimes
5. Miraculous Mysteries: Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes
6. Continental Crimes
7. Foreign Bodies
8. The Long Arm of the Law: Classic Police Stories
9. Blood on the Tracks: Railway Mysteries
10. Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves
11. The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detective Stories
12. Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries
13. Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries
14. Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles
15. The Edinburgh Mystery and Other Tales of Scottish Crime
16. Final Acts: Theatrical Mysteries

British Library Crime Classics: Christmas Anthologies
1. Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries
2. Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries
3. The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories
4. A Surprise for Christmas: and Other Seasonal Mysteries

Fredric Brown: Ed and Am Hunter
1. The Fabulous Clipjoint
2. The Dead Ringer

John Buchan: Richard Hannay
1. The 39 Steps

John Bude: Superintendent William Meredith
1. The Lake District Murder

Christopher Bush: Ludovic Travers
1. The Plumley Inheritance
2. The Perfect Murder Case
5. Dancing Death

Joanna Cannan: Inspector Guy Northeast
1. They Called the Police

Joanna Cannan: D.I. Price
1. Murder Included

Carol Carnac (Edith Caroline Rivett): Julian Rivers
1. A Double for Detection
8. Crossed Skis

John Dickson Carr: Dr. Gideon Fell
1. Hag’s Nook
5. Death-Watch
6. The Hollow Man
9. To Wake the Dead
15. Till Death Do Us Part

John Dickson Carr: Henri Bencolin
1. It Walks by Night
4. The Corpse in the Waxworks

Raymond Chandler: Philip Marlowe
1. The Big Sleep
2. Farewell, My Lovely
3. The High Window
5. The Little Sister
6. The Long Goodbye

J.J. Connington: Sir Clinton Driffield
1. Murder in the Maze
3. Mystery at Lynden Sands

Edmund Crispin: Gervase Fen
1. The Case of the Gilded Fly
2. Holy Disorders
3. The Moving Toyshop
4. Swan Song
5. Love Lies Bleeding
6. Buried for Pleasure
10. The Glimpses of the Moon

Freeman Wills Crofts: Inspector French
1. Inspector French’s Greatest Case
7. Mystery in the Channel
10. The Hog’s Back Mystery

Moray Dalton: Inspector Collier
1. One By One They Disappeared
2. The Night Of Fear 

Moray Dalton: Hermann Glide
1. The Body In The Road
2. The Night Of Fear 

Clemence Dane & Helen Simpson: Sir John Saumarez
1. Enter Sir John

Glyn Daniel: Sir Richard Cherrington
1. The Cambridge Murders

(Members of the) Detection Club: Round Robins
1. The Scoop / Behind the Screen
3. Ask a Policeman
5. Six Against the Yard
10. Verdict of 13
Note: The Floating Admiral duology (original book = round robin no. 2, book 2 (The Sinking Admiral) = round robin no. 14) completed.

Carter Dickson: Sir Henry Merrivale
1. The Plague Court Murders
2. The White Priory Murders

Francis Duncan: Mordecai Tremaine
1. They’ll Never Find Out
2. Murder Has a Motive
4. Murder for Christmas

Brian Flynn: Anthony Bathurst
1. The Billiard-Room Mystery
4. The Murders Near Mapleton
5. The Five Red Fingers

R. Austin Freeman: Dr. Thorndyke
1. The Red Thumb Mark
3. The Eye of Osiris
4. The Singing Bone: Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke

Erle Stanley Gardner: Perry Mason
1. The Case of the Velvet Claws
37. The Case of the Fiery Fingers

Michael Gilbert: Henry Bohun
1. Smallbone Deceased

Michael Gilbert: Inspector Hazelrigg
1. Close Quarters
4. Smallbone Deceased

Anna Katharine Green: Ebenezer Gryce
1. The Leavenworth Case

Anna Katharine Green: Violet Strange
1. The Golden Slipper

Leonard Gribble: Inspector Slade
1. The Case Of The Marsden Rubies
16. The Arsenal Stadium Mystery

Dashiell Hammett: The Continental Op
1. Red Harvest
2. The Dain Curse

Cyril Hare: Francis Pettigrew
1. Tragedy at Law

Cyril Hare: Inspector Mallett
1. Tenant for Death
2. Death Is No Sportsman
3. Suicide Excepted
4. Tragedy at Law

Patricia Highsmith: Tom Ripley
1. The Talented Mr. Ripley
2. Ripley Under Ground
3. Ripley’s Game

E.W. Hornung: Raffles
1. Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

Mary Kelly: Inspector Brett Nightingale
1. A Cold Coming
3. The Christmas Egg

Mary Kelly: Hedley Nicholson
1. The Spoilt Kill

C.H.B. Kitchin: Malcolm Warren
1. Death of My Aunt
2. Crime at Christmas

Ronald Knox: Miles Bredon
1. The Three Taps
3. The Body in the Silo

Maurice Leblanc: Arsène Lupin
1. Arsène Lupin, Gentleman cambrioleur
2. Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmes
** Arsène Lupin (novelized play)
 Abandoned thereafter.

Gaston Leroux: Joseph Rouletabille
1. Le mystère de la chambre jaune

Nap Lombard: Agnes and Andrew Kinghof
2. Murder’s a Swine

E.C.R. Lorac: Robert MacDonald
1. The Murder on the Burrows
12. These Names Make Clues
13. Bats in the Belfry
25. Checkmate to Murder
26. Murder by Matchlight
37. Murder in the Mill-Race

Margaret Millar: Tom Aragon
1. Ask for Me Tomorrow

Gladys Mitchell: Mrs. Bradley
1. Speedy Death
2. The Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop
4. The Saltmarsh Murders
5. Death at the Opera
7. Death Comes at Christmas (aka Dead Men’s Morris)
23. Murder in the Snow (aka The Groaning Spinney)

Stuart Palmer: Hildegarde Withers
1. The Penguin Pool Murder

Q. Patrick: Crime Files
1. File on Fenton and Farr

Ellery Queen: Ellery Queen, Detective
1. The Roman Hat Mystery
5. The Egyptian Cross Mystery
8. The Chinese Orange Mystery
16. Calamity Town
 Abandoned thereafter.

Clayton Rawson: The Great Merlini
1. Death From a Top Hat
5. The Great Merlini: The Complete Stories of the Magician Detective

Mary Roberts Rinehart: Nurse Hilda Adams
1. Miss Pinkerton
2. Locked Doors

Harriet Rutland: Mr. Winkley
– Completed.

Dorothy L. Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh: Wimsey & Vane Sequels
1. Thrones, Dominations

Georges Simenon: Maigret
1. Pietr le Letton
4. Le pendu de Saint-Pholien
6. Le chien jaune
11. La guinguette à deux sous
13. L’affaire Saint-Fiacre
16. Le fou de Bergerac
28. Les vacances de Maigret
30. La première enquête de Maigret
36. Maigret au Picratt’s
38. Maigret et la Grande Perche
41. Maigret et l’homme du banc
44. Maigret à l’école
46. Maigret chez le ministre
48. Maigret tend un piège
52. Les Scrupules de Maigret
56. Maigret et les vieillards
68. Maigret hésite
75. Maigret et Monsieur Charles

Rex Stout: Nero Wolfe
1. Fer-De-Lance
5. Too Many Cooks
7. Over My Dead Body
11. The Silent Speaker
13. And Be a Villain
14. Trouble in Triplicate
16. Three Doors to Death
20. Triple Jeopardy
21. Prisoner’s Base
22. The Golden Spiders
26. Three Witnesses
28. Three for the Chair
30. And Four to Go
31. Champagne for Death
33. Three at Wolfe’s Door
34. Too Many Clients
36. Homicide Trinity
38. The Mother Hunt
39. Trio for Blunt Instruments
41. The Doorbell Rang
42. Death of a Doxy

Josephine Tey: Inspector Alan Grant
– Completed.

Molly Thynne: Dr. Constantine
1. The Crime at the ‘Noah’s Ark’
3. He Dies and Makes No Sign

J.V. Turner: Amos Petrie
1. Death Must Have Laughed
7. Below the Clock

S.S. Van Dine: Philo Vance
1. The Benson Murder Case
6. The Kennel Murder Case

Various Authors & Tony Medawar (ed.): Bodies from the Library
1. Bodies from the Library
2. Bodies from the Library 2
3. Bodies From the Library 3
4. Bodies from the Library 4
5. Bodies from the Library 5

Henry Wade: Inspector Poole
1. The Missing Partners
9. Lonely Magdalen

Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver
– see list of read books HERE.

Anthony Wynne: Dr. Eustace Hailey
1. The Sign of Evil
12. Murder of a Lady

Seishi Yokomizo: Kosuke Kindaichi
1. The Honjin Murders




Catherine Aird: Inspector Sloan
1. The Religious Body
2. Henrietta Who?
3. The Stately Home Murder
7. Parting Breath

Akashic Noir
Barcelona Noir
Helsinki Noir
Los Angeles Noir

New Orleans Noir
Trinidad Noir

Robert Arthur, et al.: The Three Investigators
1. The Secret of Terror Castle
     1. Die drei ??? und der 5. Advent
     2. Stille Nacht, düstere Nacht
     3. O du finstere
Adventskalender Kids
     1. Der Adventskalender
     11. 24 Tage Chaos im Zoo

Jean-Luc Bannalec: Kommissar Dupin
1. Bretonische Verhältnisse

Nevada Barr: Anna Pigeon
1. Track of the Cat
2. A Superior Death
3. Ill Wind

Stephen Booth: Cooper & Fry
1. Black Dog

Simon Brett: Charles Paris
1. Cast, in Order of Disappearance
4. An Amateur Corpse

Ken Bruen: Jack Taylor
1. The Guards

Alafair Burke: Ellie Hatcher
1. Dead Connection
3. 212
4. Never Tell

Andrea Camilleri: Inspector Montalbano
1. The Shape of Water

Andrea Carter: Inishowen
1. Death at Whitewater Church

Suzanne Chazin: Jimmy Vega
1. Land of Careful Shadows

Tom Clancy: Jack Ryan
1. Patriot Games
3. The Hunt for Red October
5. Clear and Present Danger

Ann Cleeves: Shetland
1. Raven Black
2. White Nights
3. Red Bones
4. Blue Lightning

Ann Cleeves: Two Rivers
1. The Long Call
2.5 The Girls on the Shore

Ann Cleeves: Inspector Ramsay
1. A Lesson in Dying

Michael Connelly: Harry Bosch
– read all books through No. 25 (The Dark Hours)

Michael Connelly: Renée Ballard
1. The Late Show
2. Dark Sacred Night
3. The Night Fire
4. The Dark Hours

Michael Connelly: Mickey Haller
– read all books through No. 6 (The Law of Innocence)

Michael Connelly: Jack McEvoy
1. The Poet
2. The Scarecrow
3. Fair Warning

Robin Cook: Dr. Marissa Blumenthal
1. Outbreak

Patricia Cornwell: Kay Scarpetta
1. Postmortem
9. Point of Origin

John Connolly: Charlie Parker
1. Every Dead Thing

Deborah Crombie: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma Jones
1. A Share in Death
5. Dreaming of the Bones
6. Kissed a Sad Goodbye
9. Now May You Weep

Len Deighton: Bernard Samson
1. Berlin Game

James D. Doss: Charlie Moon
1. The Shaman Sings
3. The Shaman’s Bones
5. The Night Visitor
6. Grandmother Spider
7. White Shell Woman

Martin Edwards: Lake District Mysteries
1. The Coffin Trail

Edwardson: Erik Winter
1. Death Angels
3. Frozen Tracks

Joy Ellis: D.I. Nikki Galena
– read all books through No. 14 (Graves on the Fens)

Joy Ellis: D.I. Rowan Jackman / D.S. Marie Evans
– read all books through No. 9 (Solace House)

Joy Ellis: Matt Ballard
– read all books through No. 5 (Trick of the Night)

Kate Ellis: D.S. Wesley Peterson
1. The Merchant’s House
2. The Armada Boy

Chris Ewan: Good Thief’s Guides
1. The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam
2. The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris

Ian Fleming: James Bond
1. Casino Royale
6. Dr. No
7. Goldfinger
13. The Man With the Golden Gun
15.1 Quantum of Solace

Jessica Fletcher / Donald Bain: Murder, She Wrote
1. Gin and Daggers
2. Manhattans and Murder
24. Margaritas and Murder

Karin Fossum: Inspector Sejer
1. Eva’s Eye
3. He Who Fears the Wolf

Tana French: Dublin Murder Squad
1. In the Woods
3. Faithful Place

Alan Furst: Night Soldiers
1. Night Soldiers

Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling): Cormoran Strike
– read all books through No. 4 (Lethal White)

Elizabeth George: Inspector Lynley
– read all books through No. 16 (This Body of Death), except books 12 (A Place of Hiding) and 14 (What Came Before He Shot Her).  Abandoned thereafter.

Bartholomew Gill: Peter McGarr
1. The Death of an Irish Politician (aka Mc Garr And The Politician’s Wife)
15. The Death of an Irish Sinner

Sue Grafton: Kinsey Millhone
1. “A” Is for Alibi
2. “B” Is for Burglar
3. “C” Is for Corpse

Peter Grainger: D.S. Smith
1. An Accidental Death
2. But for the Grace

J.M. Gregson: Lambert & Hook
1. Murder at the Nineteenth

Elly Griffiths: Ruth Galloway
1. The Crossing Places

Martha Grimes: Richard Jury
– read all books through No. 21 (Dust).  Abandoned thereafter.

Martha Grimes: Emma Graham
1. Hotel Paradise

John Grisham: Jake Brigance
1. A Time to Kill

Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney
1. Them Bones
25. Bones of Holly

Denise Hamilton: Eve Diamond
1. The Jasmine Trade
4. Savage Garden

Mary Higgins Clark: Alvirah and Willy
1. Weep No More, My Lady
3. All Through the Night

Arnaldur Indriðason: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries
1. Sons of Dust
5. Voices

Michael Innes: Sir John Appleby
1. Death at the President’s Lodging
6. There Came Both Mist and Snow

J.A. Jance: Joanna Brady
1. Desert Heat

Graeme Kent: Sister Conchita & Sergeant Ben Kella
1. Devil-Devil
2. One Blood

John Le Carré: George Smiley
1. Call for the Dead
2. A Murder of Quality
3. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
4. The Looking Glass War
5. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
7. Smiley’s People

Elizabeth Lemarchand: Pollard & Toye
1. Death of an Old Girl

Donna Leon: Commissario Guido Brunetti
1. Death at La Fenice

Elmore Leonard: Chili Palmer
1. Get Shorty

Attica Locke: Highway 59
1. Bluebird, Bluebird

Kylie Logan: Jazz Ramsay
1. The Scent of Murder

Peter Lovesey: Peter Diamond
1. The Last Detective

Henning Mankell: Wallander
– read all books through No. 8 (Firewall)

Henning Mankell: Linda Wallander
1. Before the Frost

Peter May: Lewis Trilogy
1. The Blackhouse
2. The Lewis Man
3.5 Coffin Road

Sharyn McCrumb: Ballad Novels
1. If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O
3. She Walks These Hills
5. The Ballad of Frankie Silver
9. The Ballad of Tom Dooley
12. The Unquiet Grave

Val McDermid: Karen Pirie
– read all books through No. 6 (Still Life)

Val McDermid: Carol Jordan / Tony Hill
1. The Mermaids Singing
2. The Wire in the Blood
5. Beneath the Bleeding
9. Splinter the Silence

Val McDermid: Kate Brannigan
1. Dead Beat

Michael McGarrity: Kevin Kerney
1. Tularosa

William McIlvanney: D.I. Jack Laidlaw
1. Laidlaw

Dervla McTiernan: Cormac Reilly
0.5 The Sisters
0.7 The Roommate
1. The Ruin

John Mortimer: Rumpole
– read all books except for No. 14 (Rumpole and the Reign of Terror)

Patricia Moyes: Inspector Henry Tibbett
1. Dead Men Don’t Ski
2. The Sunken Sailor

Mukoma wa Ngugi: Ishmael & O
1. Nairobi Heat

Marcia Muller: Sharon McCone
1. Edwin of the Iron Shoes
2. Ask the Cards a Question
3. The Cheshire Cat’s Eye

Barbara Nadel: Inspector Ikmen
1. Belshazzar’s Daughter
17. Land of the Blind

Barbara Neely: Blanche White
1. Blanche on the Lam

Jo Nesbø: Harry Hole
1. The Bat
7. The Snowman

Gil North: Sergeant Cluff
1. Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm

Richard Osman: The Thursday Murder Club
1. The Thursday Murder Club
2. The Man Who Died Twice

Sara Paretsky: V.I. Warshawski
1. Indemnity Only
2. Deadlock
3. Killing Orders
4. Bitter Medicine
5. Blood Shot (aka Toxic Shock)
7. Guardian Angel
8. Tunnel Vision
10. Total Recall

Robert B. Parker: Spenser
1. The Godwulf Manuscript
21. Walking Shadow
22. Thin Air
24 Small Vices
27. Hugger Mugger
42. Silent Night

Iain Pears: Jonathan Argyll
1. The Raphael Affair
5. Giotto’s Hand

George Pelecanos: Derek Strange / Terry Quinn
– read all books through No. 4 (Hard Revolution)

George Pelecanos: D.C. Quartet
1. The Big Blowdown
4. Shame the Devil

Otto Penzler (ed.), Various Authors: Sports Mystery Anthologies
1. Murderers’ Row
2. Murder at the Foul Line
2. Murder Is My Racquet
4. Murder at the Racetrack

Akif Pirinçci: Felidae
1. Felidae

Ian Rankin: Inspector Rebus
– read all books through No. 24 (A Heart Full of Headstones)

Ian Rankin: Malcolm Fox
1. The Complaints
2. The Impossible Dead

Dolores Redondo: Trilogía del Baztán
1. El guardián invisible

Kathy Reichs: Temperance Brennan
1. Déjà Dead
5. Grave Secrets

Ruth Rendell: Inspector Wexford
1. From Doon With Death
10. A Sleeping Life
15. Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter
16. Simisola
19. The Babes in the Wood
21. Not in the Flesh
22. The Monster in the Box
24. No Man’s Nightingale

Marcie R. Rendon: Cash Blackbear
1. Murder on the Red River
2. Girl Gone Missing

Stella Rimington: Liz Carlyle
– read all books through No. 3 (Illegal Action)

Peter Robinson: Inspector Alan Banks
1. Gallows View
10. In a Dry Season
11. Cold Is the Grave
14. Playing With Fire
17. Friend of the Devil

David Rosenfelt: Andy Carpenter
1. Open and Shut
20. Dachshund Through the Snow
24. Best in Snow

LJ Ross: DCI Ryan
1. Holy Island

S.J. Rozan: Lydia Chin / Bill Smith
1. China Trade

Lisa Scottoline: Rosato & Associates
1. Think Twice
5. Moment of Truth

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: The Children’s House
1. The Legacy

Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö: Martin Beck
1. Roseanna

Julie Smith: Talba Wallis
1. Louisiana Hotshot

Dana Stabenow: Kate Shugak
1. A Cold Day for Murder
2. A Fatal Thaw
3. Dead in the Water

Cath Staincliffe: Blue Murder
1. Blue Murder
2. Hit and Run

Richard Stark: Parker
1. The Hunter

Peter Temple: Jack Irish
1. Bad Debts
2. Black Tide

Peter Temple: The Broken Shore
1. The Broken Shore

Ben Tomasson: Frederik Forsberg
1. Forsberg und das verschwundene Mädchen

P.J. Tracy: Margaret Nolan
1. Deep into the Dark

Trevanian: Jonathan Hemlock
1. The Eiger Sanction

Trevanian & Don Winslow: Shibumi / Satori
1. Trevanian: Shibumi

Scott Turow: Kindle County
1. Presumed Innocent

Helene Tursten: Inspector Irene Huss
1. Detective Inspector Huss
2. Night Rounds

Series currently in abeyance.

Various Authors: Audible Originals: Bard – Jali – Skald
Skald (& Bard (= LitFic))  Abandoned thereafter.

Donald E. Westlake: John Dortmunder
1. The Hot Rock

Ulrich Wickert: Jacques Ricou
1. Der Richter aus Paris

R.D. Wingfield: D.I. Jack Frost
1. Frost at Christmas
6. A Killing Frost




David Ashton: McLevy (BBC Radio Drama)
1. Series 1 & 2

James Clavell: Asia Saga
1. Shōgun
5. Noble House

Barbara Cleverly: Joe Sandilands
1. The Last Kashmiri Rose
2. Ragtime in Simla

Max Allan Collins: Road to Perdition
1. Road to Perdition

Gary Corby: The Athenian Mysteries
1. The Pericles Commission
2. The Ionia Sanction
3. Sacred Games

Matthew Costello & Neil Richards: Mydworth Mysteries
1. A Shot in the Dark
2. A Little Night Murder
3. London Calling!

Lindsey Davis: Marcus Didius Falco
1. The Silver Pigs

Assia Djebar: Tétralogie Maghreb
1. L’amour, la fantasia

Paul Doherty: The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan
1. The Nightingale Gallery
11. Bloodstone

Ruth Downie: Gaius Petreius Ruso
1. Medicus

David Downing: John Russell
1. Zoo Station

Alexandre Dumas: The Last Valois
1. La Reine Margot

Dorothy Dunnett: Lymond Chronicles
1. The Game of Kings

Martin Edwards: Rachel Savernake
1. Gallows Court

James Ellroy: L.A. Quartet
1. The Black Dahlia
3. L.A. Confidential

J.G. Farrell: Empire Trilogy
1. Troubles

Ken Follett: Kingsbridge
1. The Pillars of the Earth
2. World Without End

Jason Goodwin: Investigator Yashim Togalu
1. The Janissary Tree

Barbara Hambly: Benjamin January
1. A Free Man of Color
2. Fever Season
3. Graveyard Dust

Robert Harris: Cicero
1. Imperium

Antonia Hodgson: Tom Hawkins
1. The Devil in the Marshalsea

Tim Hodkinson: Sir Richard Savage
1. Lions of the Grail

M.M. Kaye: Death in …
1. Death in Kashmir

Dennis Lehane: Coughlin
1. The Given Day

David Liss: Benjamin Weaver
1. A Conspiracy of Paper

Peter Lovesey: Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
1. Bertie and the Tin Man
2. Bertie and the Seven Bodies

Sharon Maas: Winnie Cox
0.5. The Small Fortune of Dorothea Q.
1. The Secret Life of Winnie Cox

Hilary Mantel: Thomas Cromwell
1. Wolf Hall
2. Bring Up the Bodies

Shirley McKay: Hew Cullen
1. Hue & Cry

The Medieval Murderers
– read all books through No. 8 (The First Murder), plus No. 10 (The Deadliest Sin)

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Series Associated with The Medieval Murderers:
Simon Beaufort: Geoffrey Mappestone
1. Murder in the Holy City
6. Deadly Inheritance

Susanna Gregory: Matthew Bartholomew
1. A Plague on Both Your Houses
2. An Unholy Alliance
3. A Bone of Contention
9. A Killer in Winter

Susanna Gregory: Thomas Chaloner
1. A Conspiracy of Violence

Philip Gooden: Nick Revill
1. Sleep of Death

Bernard Knight: Crowner John
1. Crowner’s Crusade

Michael Jecks: Knights Templar
1. The Last Templar
6. The Leper’s Return
12. The Sticklepath Strangler
14. The Mad Monk of Gidleigh
15. The Templar’s Penance
17. The Tolls of Death
18. The Chapel of Bones
19. The Butcher of St. Peter’s
22. The Malice of Unnatural Death

Ian Morson: William Falconer
1. Falconer’s Crusade
6. Falconer and the Ritual of Death

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Karen B. Menuhin: Heathcliff Lennox
1. Murder at Melrose Court
2. The Black Cat Murders
3. The Curse of Braeburn Castle

Walter Mosley: Easy Rawlins
– read all books through No. 3 (White Butterfly)

Abir Mukherjee: Wyndham & Banerjee
1. A Rising Man

Emmuska Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel
1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. I Will Repay
3. The Elusive Pimpernel
4. El Dorado
6. The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel
11. Mam’zelle Guillotine

Robin Paige: Victorian Mysteries
1. Death at Bishop’s Keep
7. Death at Epsom Downs

Jean-François Parot: Nicolas Le Floch
1. L’énigme des Blancs-Manteaux

Sharon Kay Penman: Plantagenets
1. When Christ and His Saints Slept
2. Time and Chance

Sharon Kay Penman: Justin de Quincy
1. The Queen’s Man

Andrea Penrose: Wrexford & Sloane
1. Murder on Black Swan Lane
2. Murder at Half Moon Gate
5. Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Arturo Pérez-Reverte: Captain Alatriste
1. Captain Alatriste

Anne Perry: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt
1. The Cater Street Hangman
21. The Whitechapel Conspiracy

Anne Perry: William Monk
1. The Face of a Stranger
2. A Dangerous Mourning
3. Defend and Betray

Anne Perry: Christmas Novellas
– read all books through No. 11 (A Christmas Hope)

Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody
1. Crocodile on the Sandbank
2. The Curse of the Pharaohs
3. The Mummy Case

Jean Plaidy: Plantagenet Saga
1. The Plantagenet Prelude
7. Hammer of the Scots

Jean Plaidy: Tudor Saga
1.To Hold the Crown
5. Murder Most Royal

Candace Robb: Owen Archer
1. The Apothecary Rose
2. The Lady Chapel
3. The Nun’s Tale
5. The Riddle of St. Leonard’s
6. A Gift of Sanctuary

Candace Robb: Margaret Kerr
1. A Trust Betrayed

Priscilla Royal: Eleanor, Prioress of Tyndal
1. Wine of Violence
2. Tyrant of the Mind
3. Sorrow Without End
4. Justice for the Damned

Jed Rubenfeld: Sigmund Freud
1. The Interpretation of Murder

C.J. Sansom: Matthew Shardlake
– read all books through No. 7 (Tombland)

Neal Stephenson: Baroque Cycle
1. Quicksilver

Jane Thynne: Clara Vine
1. Black Roses

Rose Tremain: Merivel
1. Restoration

Peter Tremayne: Sister Fidelma
1. Absolution by Murder
2. Shroud for the Archbishop

Various Authors: Canongate Myths
1. Karen Armstrong: A Short History of Myth
2. Margaret Atwood: The Penelopiad
15. A.S. Byatt: Ragnarok

Kate Westbrook: The Moneypenny Diaries
1. Guardian Angel

Samantha Wilcoxson: Plantagenet Embers
– read all books through No. 3 (Queen of Martyrs)




Ellie Alexander: Sloan Krause
1. Death on Tap

Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow
1. Murder with Peacocks
2. Murder with Puffins
10. Six Geese A-Slaying
16. Duck the Halls
18. The Nightingale Before Christmas
19. Lord of the Wings
24: Lark! The Herald Angels Sing
26. Owl Be Home for Christmas
28. The Gift of the Magpie
30. The Twelve Jays of Christmas
32. Dashing Through the Snowbirds

Lesley Cookman: Libby Sarjeant
1. Murder in Steeple Martin
3. Murder in Midwinter
14. Murder out of Tune

Matthew Costello & Neil Richards: Cherringham
1. Murder on Thames
2. Mystery at the Manor
3. Murder by Moonlight
4. Thick as Thieves
5. Last Train to London
6. The Curse of Mabb’s Farm
7. The Body in the Lake
8. Snowblind
9. Playing Dead
25. Secret Santa

Joanne Fluke: Hannah Swensen
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
9.5. Candy Cane Murder

Jacqueline Frost: Christmas Tree Farm
1. Twelve Slays of Christmas

Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney
1. Them Bones
25. Bones of Holly

Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who …
1. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
16. The Cat Who Came to Breakfast
17. The Cat Who Blew the Whistle
18. The Cat Who Said Cheese
19. The Cat Who Tailed a Thief

Miranda James: Cat in the Stacks Mysteries
1. Murder Past Due

Charlotte MacLeod: Madoc and Janet Rhys
1. A Pint of Murder
2. Murder Goes Mumming

Helena Marchmont: Bunburry
1. Murder at the Mousetrap
2. A Murderous Ride
3. A Taste of Murder
4. Death of a Ladies’ Man
5. Drop Dead, Gorgeous
6. Murder in High Places
7. Sweet Revenge
8. Sheep Secrets
9. Deadlier Than Fiction

Peter Mayle: Sam Levitt
1. The Vintage Caper




Douglas Adams: The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Jim Butcher: The Cinder Spires
1. The Aeronaut’s Windlass

Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park
1. Jurassic Park

Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
1. The Phantom Menace
4. Verily, a New Hope

Neil Gaiman: American Gods
1. American Gods
1.1 The Monarch of the Glen

Barbara Hambly: Winterlands
1. Dragonsbane

T. Kingfisher: The Saint of Steel
1. Paladin’s Grace
Abandoned thereafter.

Ellen Kushner: Riverside
1. Swordspoint

Ursula K. Le Guin: Earthsea Cycle
1. A Wizard of Earthsea

Scott Lynch: Gentleman Bastard
1. The Lies of Locke Lamora

Christopher Paolini: Inheritance Cycle
– read all books through No. 3 (Brisingr)

Terry Pratchett: Discworld
– read all books through No. 15 (Men at Arms), plus:
18. Maskerade
19. Feet of Clay
20. Hogfather
23. Carpe Jugulum
30. The Wee Free Men
31. Monstrous Regiment
32. A Hat Full of Sky
35. Wintersmith
38. I Shall Wear Midnight
Companion: Mrs. Bradshaw’s Handbook

Terry Pratchett: The Science of Discworld
1. The Science of Discworld

John Scalzi: The Dispatcher
1. The Dispatcher

Mary Stewart: Merlin Trilogy
1. The Crystal Cave
2. The Hollow Hills

Michael J. Sullivan: Legends of the First Empire
1. Age of Myth
2. Age of Swords
3. Age of War
4. Age of Legend
5. Age of Death
6. Age of Empyre
– Completed.

Michael J. Sullivan: Riyria Chronicles
1. The Crown Tower
1.5 The Viscount and the Witch
2.5 The Jester
2.6 Professional Integrity

Michael J. Sullivan: Riyria Revelations
1. / 2. Theft of Swords
        1. The Crown Conspiracy
        2. Avempartha
3. / 4. Rise of Empire
        3. Nyphron Rising
        4. The Emerald Storm
5. / 6. Heir of Novron
        5. Wintertide
        6. Percepliquis
– Completed.

Judith Tarr: The Hound and the Falcon
1. The Isle of Glass

J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-earth
1. The Silmarillion
2. The Hobbit
3. The Lord of the Rings
        The Fellowship of the Ring
        The Two Towers
        The Return of the King
        – Completed.
4. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth
5. Tales of the Perilous Realm
       Farmer Giles of Ham
       The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
       Smith of Wootton Major
       Leaf by Niggle
        – Completed.
7. The History of Middle-earth
       The Lays of Beleriand
8. Tales of Middle-Earth
       Beren and Lúthien
       The Children of Húrin
       The Fall of Gondolin
        – Completed.

Martha Wells: Murderbot Diaries
1. All Systems Red
Abandoned thereafter.




Pearl S. Buck: House of Earth
1. The Good Earth
3. A House Divided

Canongate Myths
1. Karen Armstrong: A Short History of Myth
2. Margaret Atwood: The Penelopiad
17. A.S. Byatt: Ragnarok

James Fenimore Cooper: The Leatherstocking Tales
1. The Deerslayer
2. The Last of the Mohicans

Agatha Christie: The Mary Westmacott Books
1. Giant’s Bread
2. Unfinished Portrait
3. Absent in the Spring
4. The Rose and the Yew Tree
5. A Daughter’s a Daughter
6. The Burden

TsiTsi Dangarembga: Nervous Conditions
1. Nervous Conditions

Robertson Davies: Deptford Trilogy
1. Fifth Business

E.M. Delafield: Diary of a Provincial Lady
1. The Diary of a Provincial Lady

Charles Dickens: The Christmas Books
1. A Christmas Carol
2. The Chimes

Assia Djebar: Maghreb Tetralogy
1. L’amour, la fantasia

Alexandre Dumas (pere): D’Artagnan Romances
1. Les trois mousquetaires (The Three Musketeers)

Elizabeth Gaskell: Cranford Chronicles
1. Cranford
3. My Lady Ludlow

Günter Grass: Danzig-Trilogie
1. Die Blechtrommel

Giovanni Guareschi: Don Camillo
1. The Little World of Don Camillo

Joanne Harris: Chocolat
1. Chocolat

James Herriot: All Creatures Great and Small
1. All Creatures Great and Small
X Cat Stories

Hogarth Shakespeare
1. Jeanette Winterson: The Gap of Time
3. Anne Tyler: Vinegar Girl
4. Margaret Atwood: Hag-Seed

Olivia Manning: Fortunes of War / The Balkan Trilogy
1. The Great Fortune
2. The Spoilt City

Penguin Great Loves
1. Vergil: Doomed Love
2. Pierre Abélard and Héloïse d’Argenteuil: Forbidden Fruit: From the Letters
9. Leo Tolstoy: The Kreutzer Sonata
18. Anaïs Nin: Eros Unbound

Rafael Sabatini: Captain Blood
1. Captain Blood

Rafael Sabatini: Scaramouche
1. Scaramouche

Walter Scott: Waverley Novels
1. Waverley
4. Rob Roy
5. Ivanhoe
7. Kenilworth

Walter Scott: Tales of My Landlord
1. The Black Dwarf & Old Mortality
2. The Heart of Mid-Lothian
3.1 The Bride of Lammermoor

Joseph Sheridan le Fanu: In a Glass Darkly
1. Carmilla

D.E. Stevenson: Barbara Buncle
1. Miss Buncle’s Book

Robert Louis Stevenson: David Balfour
1. Kidnapped

Angela Thirkell: Barsetshire
1. High Rising

Anthony Trollope: The Barchester Chronicles
1. The Warden
2. Barchester Towers
3. Doctor Thorne
4. Framley Parsonage
5. The Small House at Allington
6. The Last Chronicle of Barset
– Completed.

Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer
1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

John Updike: Eastwick
1. The Witches of Eastwick

Jules Verne: Voyages Extraordinaires
1. Cinq semaines en ballon
6. Vingt mille lieux sous les mers
14 Michel Strogoff

Edith Wharton: Old New York
1. False Dawn

P.G. Wodehouse: Jeeves
1. My Man Jeeves
5. Thank you, Jeeves
7. The Code of the Woosters
12. Jeeves in the Offing

P.G. Wodehouse: Ukridge
1. Ukridge

Émile Zola: Les Rougon-Macquart
1. La Fortune des Rougon
9. Nana

Various Authors: Audible Originals: Bard – Jali – Skald
Bard (literary fiction) & Skald (= crime fiction))  Abandoned thereafter.



HISTORY – (AUTO)BIOGRAPHY – Other Nonfiction

Patrick Leigh Fermor: On Foot to Constantinople
– Completed.

The Great Courses
James Krasner: Sherlock Holmes: Beyond the Elementary
Jennifer Paxton: 1066: The Year That Changed Everything

Nick Hornby: Stuff I’ve Been Reading
1. The Polysyllabic Spree

John Mortimer: Autobiography
1. Clinging to the Wreckage
2. Murderers and Other Friends

Marcel Pagnol: Souvenirs d’enfance
1. La gloire de mon père

Liza Picard: Life of London
1. Elizabeth’s London

Dorothy L. Sayers: The Letters
1. 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist

Jennifer Worth: Midwife Trilogy
1. Call the Midwife


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