Roger's Book List Last update  26 Sept.  2017

While reading mysteries I found it annoying to discover that I was not reading the book series in order, I would find the author referring back to prior experiences. This caused me to go out on the internet, and the local library catalog, to establish a sequence for my reading. 

In order to help others, and myself, I have listed some of the better books that I have read on this web page.  If I am missing books, or have them out of order - please send me an e-mail at w7lz@arrl.net - please put " book list" in the subject line, as I receive a lot of SPAM and I may accidentally delete your note.

I think the best authors are: Barry Eisler, Lee Child, Henning Mankell,  Stieg Larsson, Daniel Silva, Jo Nesbo, David Baldacci, Jeffery Deaver,  John Sandford, and Vince Flynn. And the Pendergast Series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

The next group of authors are: Karin Slaughter, Donna Leon, John Dunning, Robert K Tanenbaum, J.A. Jance, Arnaldur Indridason, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and G.M. Ford. 

"r" means I have read the book. "res" means reserved at my local library

If you don't find your series here, try the Kent District Library, Kent County, MI, search feature at http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNEW.asp or browser search for order of books 

note to me: look for "need to res"

I currently have four sections: mysteries, historical fiction, non-fiction and travel

Mysteries:

Stieg Larsson (1954 - 2004)Mikael Blomkvist/Lisbeth Salander  series

The setting is  Sweden. The titles below are the English publication titles.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 2005 - r

The Girl who played with fire - 2006 - r

The Girl who kicked the hornet's nest - 2010 - r

The Girl in the Spider's Web - 2015 - r -written by David Lagercrantz (continuation - a very good read) 

 

Jo Nesbo -  Harry Hole series - interview of Jo Nesbo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbWOOSc0w7Y

The Bat - 1997 - r - Dave

The Cockroaches - 1998 - r - Dave

The Redbrest - 2000 - r - Dave

Nemesis - 2002 - r - Dave

The Devils Star - 2003 - r - Dave

The Redeemer - 2005 - r -  Dave

The Snowman - 2007 -  reserve soon 

The Lepard - 2009 - r - a good one for Dave

Phanton - 2011 - r - a good one for Dave

Police - 2013 - r  has dave read this one?

The Thirst -  2017 - r 

Jo Nesbo -  not a series

Headhunters  - r -  Dave 

Midnight Sun - 2015 - r 

 

Jussi Adler-Olsen -  Department Q series

The Keeper of Lost Causes 2011 - r - Dave

The Absent One 2012 - r - Dave

A Conspiracy of Faith 2013 - r - Dave

The Purity of Vengeance  2013 - r - Dave

The Marco Effect - 2014 - r - Dave

The Hanging Girl - 2015 - r - Dave

The Scarred Woman - coming out Sept 17, 2017

 

Louise Penny -  Inspector Gamache

Still Life - 2005 - will try this one - res

 

Karin Fossum -  Inspector Fossum

Don't Look Back - 2002 - will try this one

 

 

Barry Eisler John Rain series

The setting is  Japan, NYC, Brazil and Southeast Asia.

Rain Fall - 2002 - r [ A Clean Kill in Tokyo]

Hard Rain - 2003 - r [A Lonely Resurrection]

Rain Storm - 2004 - r [Winner Take All]

Killing Rain - 2005 - r [Redemption Games]

The Last Assassin - 2006 -  r - dave [Extremis]

Requiem for an Assassin - 2007 - r - dave [The Killer Ascendant]

The Detachment - 2011 - r - dave [

Graveyard of Memories - 2014 - r - prequel, John Rain at age 20  - not up to Barry Eisler's earlier work 

 

Barry EislerBen Treven series

The setting is  Washington D.C.  Costa Rica  and Southeast Asia.

Fault Line - r - dave

Inside Out - 2010 - r (Ben may search for John Rain in the next book)  - dave

 

Barry Eisler short stories

The Lost Coast - a Larison short story (ebook only)

Paris is a Bitch - a Rain / Delilah  (ebook only) - r

Inside Out - short ebook - 

The Khmer Kill - short ebook - 

London Twist - short ebook - 

 

 

Lee Child – Jack Reacher series  

Second Son - ebook only (short story - Jack Reacher as a teenager) - r

The Affair - 2011 - r ( a prequel, Jack Reacher leaves the US Army) 

Killing Floor –  1997 r

Die Trying – 1998 r

Tripwire – 1999 r

Running Blind – 2000  r

Echo Burning – 2001 r

Without Fail – 2002 r

Persuader – 2003 r

The Enemy – 2004 (set in 1990) r

One Shot – 2005 r

The Hard Way – 2006r

Bad Luck and Trouble –  2007 - r

Nothing to Lose –  2008 - r

Gone Tomorrow - 2009 - r

61 hours - 2010 - r - Dave listened on tape

Worth Dying - 2010 - r

Wanted Man - 2012 - r

Never Go Back - 2013 - r

Personal - Sept 2014 - r - Dave

Make Me - 2015 - r - on order for Dave

Night School - 2016 - r

No Middle Name - 2017 - short stories - only read the first one

 

John Dunning  – Cliff Janeway series

Booked to Die - 1992 - r - Dave 

The bookman's wake - 1995 - r - Dave 

The bookman's promise - 2004 - r

The sign of the book - 2005 - r

The bookwoman's last fling - 2006 - r

(last checked for a new book in Sept 2013)

Other detective/reporter  novels by John Dunning:

The Holland Suggestions (1975) - not at Pima Library, too high at amazon - none at local library
Looking for the Ginger North (1980) - not at Pima Library, too high at amazon
Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime (2001) - not at Pima Library, too high at amazon 
Denver - poor review
Deadline - 1997 - ebook at Pima Co. Library - fairly good review - may order it

 

David Baldacci - John Puller series

Zero Day - 2011 - r

The Forgotten - 2012 - r 

The Escape - r - good one for dave

 

David Baldacci - King and Maxwell series

SPLIT SECOND (2003) - print size was too small, watch for large print 

HOUR GAME (2004) - r 1/2 - stopped half way through did not like writting

SIMPLE GENIUS (2007)

FIRST FAMILY (2009)

THE SIXTH MAN (2011) - r

KING AND MAXWELL (2013) - r

 

David Baldacci - Will Robie series

The Innocent (20xx) - save for Dave

The Hit (20xx) - save for Dave

The Target (2014) - r - save for Dave

The Guilty (2015) - save for Dave

 

David Baldacci - The Shaw Series

The Whole Truth (xx) - 

Deliver Us from Evil 

 

David Baldacci - The Camel Club Series

The Camel Club

The Collectors

Stone Cold

Divine Justice

Hell's Corner 

 

David Baldacci - stand alone books

Absolute Power 

Total Control

The Winner

The Simple Truth

Saaving Faith

Wish You Well

Last Man Standing

The Christmas Train

True Blue

One Summer

Memory Man (Amos Decker #1) - r

 

 

James PattersonAlex Cross series

Along Came a Spider -1992 - r

Kiss The Girls -1995 - r

Jack and Jill -1996 - r

Cat and Mouse 1999 - r

Pop goes the weasel - 1999 - r

Roses are red - 2000 - r

Violets are blue - 2001 - r

Four blind mice - 2002 - r

Big bad wolf - 2003 - r

London bridges - 2004 - r - give to dave Oct 2017

Mary, Mary - 2005 - r

Cross - 2006 - r

Double Cross - 2007 r

Cross Country  2009 - r - sent to dave

I, Alex Cross - 2009 - r 

Kill Alex Cross - 2011 - r - dave

Alex Cross Run - 2013 - r

 

 

James Patterson, Womans Club series

1st to Die - 2001 - res 

2nd Chance - 2002 - 

3rd Degree - 2004

4th of July - 2005

The 5th Horseman - 2006

The 6th Target - 2007

The 7th Heaven - 2008

The 9th Judgment - 2010 

 

James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge Detective Michael Bennett series

Step on a Crack - 2007 - r

 

Michael Connelly, Harry Bosch series

The Black Echo – 1992 - r

The Black Ice – 1993 - r

The Concrete Blonde – 1994 - r

The Last Coyote – 1995 - r

Trunk Music – 1997 - r

Angeles Flight - 1999 - r

Blood Work - 1998 - r (ex-FBI agent Terrell McCaleb, fits in here)

A Darkness More Than Night – 2001 r

City Of Bones - 2002 r

Lost Light - 2003 - r

The Narrows 2004 - r

The Closers – 2005 - r

Echo Park - 2006 - r

The Overlook - 2007 - r

The Brass Verdict - 2008 - r (Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch)

Nine Dragons - 2009 - r

The Reversal - 2010 - r

The Drop - 2011 - r

The Black Box - 2012 - r  dave

 

Michael Connelly, Lincoln Lawyer series  

The Lincoln Lawyer (2005) - r
The Brass Verdict (2008)
Nine Dragons (2009) (small part)
The Reversal (2010)
The Fifth Witness (2011)
The Gods of Guilt - 2013 - r - Dave 

 

Matthew Quirk, Mike Ford series  

The Directive  - 

The Five Hundred - 

 

Michael Connelly, Jack McEvoy series  

The Poet - 1996 -

The Scarecrow - 2009 - r


Jonathan Kellerman - Alex Delaware series 

The setting is Los Angeles.

When the bough breaks 1985 - r

Blood Test -  1986 - r

Over the Edge - 1989 - r

Silent Partner - 1989 - r

Time Bomb - 1990 r - i stopped here - dialog getting too long

Private Eyes - 1992 

Devil's Waltz - 1993

Bad Love - 1994

Self-defense - 1995

The Web - 1996 

The Clinic - 1996 

Survival of the Fittest - 1997 

Monster - 1999

Dr. Death - 2000

Flesh and Blood - 2001

The Murder Book - 2002 - r

A Cold Heart - 2003

Therapy - 2004

Rage - 2005

Gone - 2006 

Obsession - 2007

Compulsion - 2008 

Killer - 2014 - r - not that good of a read

 

Jonathan Kellerman - Petra Connor series 

The setting is Los Angeles.

Billy Straight

Twisted -r 

 

Dan BrownRobert Langdon series

Angeles & Demons - r

The Da Vinci Code - r

The Lost Symbol - r

Inferno - r 

Stephen J Cannell - Shane Scully series

The Tin Collectors (2001)  - not at Pima County Library
The Viking Funeral (2002)
Hollywood Tough (2003)
Vertical Coffin (2004)
Cold Hit (2005)
White Sister (2006)
Three Shirt Deal (2007) - res
On the Grind (2009)
The Pallbearers (2010)
The Prostitutes' Ball (2010)
Vigilante (2011)

 

Virginia Lanier (1930-2003) Jo Beth Sidden series

The setting is a bloodhound training school in Georgia.

Death in Bloodhound Red - 1995 - r -maybe for dave

The House On Bloodhound Lane1996 - r 

A Brace Of Bloodhounds1997 - r

Blind Bloodhound Justice1998 - r

Ten Little Bloodhounds1999 - r

A Bloodhound to Die For - 2003 - r

 

Patricia Cornwell Scarpetta  series

All That Remains  - 1992

Cruel And Unusual - 1993

The Body Farm  - 1994 

Body Of Evidence - 1994 

Postmortem - 1994 

From Potters Field - 1995

Cause Of Death - 1996 r

Unnatural Exposure  - 1997 

Point Of Origin - 1998

Black Notice - 1999

The Last Precinct - 2000

Blow Fly - 2003 r

Trace - 2004

Predator - 2005 - r

Book of the Dead - 2007 - r

Scarpetta - 2008

The Scarpetta Factor - 2009

 

Henning Mankell - Kirk Wallander  series

The setting is mostly Southeast Sweden.

The Pyramid - 1999 r - 4 short stories to start Kurt Wallander's early career - Dave

Faceless killers - 1991 - r - Dave

Dogs of Riga - 1992 - r - Dave

White Lioness - 1993 r

Man Who Smiled  - 1994 r

Sidetracked - 1959 r

The Fifth Woman - 1996 - r

One Step Behind - 1997 r

Firewall - 1998 r

Before the Frost - 2002 r 

The Grave - 2004 -  nr - not at amazon.com - a 90 page freebee

An Event in Autumn - r

The Troubled Man - 2011 - r - Dave - the last Wallander book

 

 

Henning Mankell - stand alone fiction 

The Man from Beijing - r - Dave

Italian Shoes - r - Dave

Depths - 2004 - r - a depressing read 

Chronicler of the winds

The Eye of the Leopard - Dave - ask to bring to AZ - he did not bring 

Kennedy's Brain

The Return of the Dancing Master

A Treacherous Paradise - 2013 - r 

Before the Frost - reserve sometime - Pima Co. Lib has copy

 

Arnaldur Indridason  - Inspector Erlendur

The setting is Reykjavik Iceland.

     .  Reykjavik Nights - (2012) a prequel - Erlendur is a patrol officer

 

Donna Leon - Commissario Guido Brunetti  series

The setting is Venice Italy.

Death At La Fenice - 1992 - Dave -  res

Death In A Strange Country - 1993 - r - Dave

Dressed For Death - 1994 (aka The Anonymous Venetian) - r - Dave

Death And Judgment - 1995 (aka A Venetian Reckoning) - need to res

Acqua Alta - 1996 - need to res

Quietly in Their Sleep - 1997 (aka The Death of Faith) - not in Pima library

A Noble Radiance - 1997 - not in Pima library

Fatal Remedies - April 1999 - need to res

Friends In High Places - April 2000 - need to res

A Sea Of Troubles -  2001 - r  

Wilful Behaviour - 2002 - not in Pima library

Uniform Justice - 2003 - r

Doctored Evidence - 2004 - need to res

Blood From A Stone - 2005 - need to res 

Through a Glass, Darkly - 2006 - r

Suffer the Little Children - 2007 - r 

The Girl of His Dreams - 2008 r

About Face - 2009 - r

A Question of Belief - 2010 r

Drawing Conclusions - 2011 - r

Beastly Things - 2012 - r

The Golden Egg - 2013 - r

By its Cover - 2014 - r

Falling in Love - 2015 - r

 

Jeffery Deaver  -  Lincoln Rhyme series

Jeffery Deaver  -  John Pellam series

Shallow Graves -  1992 - r - Dave

Bloody River Blues - 1993 -  r - Dave

Hell's Kitchen - 2001

 

Jeffery Deaver  -  Rune series

Manhattan is my Beat - 1998

Death of a Blue Movie Star - 1990 - Dave

Hard News - 1991 

 

Jeffery Deaver  -  Kathryn Dance series

The Sleeping Doll - 2006

Roadside Crosses - 2009

Xo - 2012 - r

Solitude Creek - only read 1/3 of book, too slow, too much family - save'd for Dave

 

 

Jeffery Deaver  -  Stand alone mysterys

Edge -  2010 - r

The Bodies Left Behind - 2008 - poor review - skip 

Garden of Beasts - 2004

The Blue Nowhere - 2001

Speaking in Tongues - 2000

The Devils Teardrop - 1999 - Dave in Nov.

A Maiden's Grave - 1995

Praying for Sleep - 1994

The Lesson of her Death - 1993 - Dave in Nov.

Mistress of Justice - 1992

The October List - 2013 - I did not like the flow of this book (in reverse)

 

Karin Slaughter  - The Grant County Georgia series - Sara Linton

Blindsighted (2001) - r - a good one for Dave - could be troubling for some readers
Kisscut (2002) - r
A Faint Cold Fear (2003) - r save for Dave
Indelible (2004) -  r
Faithless, (2005) res - e book
Beyond Reach (2007)  purchased - read later

Broken 2010 - with Will Trent

 

Karin Slaughter  - Georgia Bureau of Investigation Atlanta series - Will Trent


1 Triptych  -r-  Dave
2 Fractured - r -  Dave
3 Undone - r - Dave
4 Broken - Will Trent goes to Grant County - r - Dave
5 Fallen -  Dave
6 Snatched -r  
7 Criminal  r -  Dave - contains Snatched
8 Busted - e-novella - r - is also in 'Unseen' for Dave
9 Unseen - r  - sending to  Dave 

Karin Slaughter  - Stand Alone

Cop Town - r

Scott Turow -  (good reads)

Presumed Innocent

The Burden of Proof

Ordinary Heros (may be a slow read - see amazon.com reviews)

Identical (this is a long read - but worth it)

 

 

Tony Hillerman - Sergent Jim Chee & Lt. Joe Leaphorn

The setting is the four corners area of the Southwest. 

The Blessing Way - 1970 - send to dave

Dance of Hall of the Dead - 1973 - send to dave

Listening Woman - 1978 

The People of Darkness - 1980

The Dark Wind - 1982

The Ghostway - 1984

Skin Walkers - 1986 

A Thief Of Time - 1988

Talking God - 1989

Coyote Waits - 1990 

Sacred Clowns - 1993 

The Fallen Man - 1997

The First Eagel - 1998

Hunting Badger - 1999

The Wailing Wind - 2002

The Sinister Pig - 2003

Skeleton Man - 2004

The Shape Shifter - 2006 

 

Robert K. Tanenbaum  Butch Karp & Marlene Ciampi series 

The setting is  mostly NYC.

No Lesser Plea - 1988 r 

Depraved Indifference - 1989 - r 

Immoral Certainty - 1991 r 

Reversible Error - 1992 r 

Material Witness - 1993 -

Justice Denied - 1994

Corruption Of Blood - 1995

Falsely Accused - 1996

Irresistible Impulse - 1997

Reckless Endangerment - 1998

Act Of Revenge - 1999

True Justice - 2000

Enemy Within - 2001

Absolute Rage - 2002

Resolved - 2003

Hoax - 2004

Fury - 2005

Counterplay - 2006 r

Malice - 2007 - r

Escape - 2008 - r

Capture - 2009 -r

Betrayed - 2010 - r

Outrage - 2011 - (poor review - I won't read it)

 

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Agent Pendergast series

NP means that Agent Pendergast is not in the book,  but other characters that follow on are included.

Relic - 1995 

Mount Dragon - 1996 - NP

Reliquary - 1997

Riptide - 1998 - NP

Thunderhead - 1999 - NP

The Ice Limit -  2001 - NP - r

The Cabinet Of Curiosities - 2002

Still Life With Crows - 2003

Brimstone - 2004

Dance Of The Dead - June 2005

The Book Of The Dead - 2006

Wheel of Darkness - 2007

Cemetery Dance - summer 2009 - r

Fever Dreams - 2010 - r 

Cold Vengeance - 2011 - r 

Two Graves - 2012 - r

White Fire - 2013 - r

Blue Labyrinth - 2014 - r

Crimson Shore - 2015 - r

The Obsidian Chamber 2016 - r

 

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Gideon Crew series

 

Gideon's Sword - 2011 - r   

Gideon's Corpse - 2012 - r - dave has read

 

Douglas Preston stand alone

The Lost City of the Monkey God - a true story of exploration of La Mosquitia in the Honduras jungle and the disease the group picked up from sand flys - a great read - 2017 - r - Dave has read

 

J.A. Jance J.P. Beaumont series

The setting is Seattle.

Until Proven Guilty - 1985 -  r

Injustice for All - r

Trial By Fury - r

Taking the Fifth - r

Improbable Cause - r

A More Perfect Union - r

Dismissed With Prejudice - r

Minor In Possession - r

Payment In Kind - r

Without Due Process - r

Failure To Appear -r

Lying In Wait - r

Name Withheld - r

Breach of Duty r

Birds of Prey - r

Partner In Crime - also in the Joanna Brady series

Long Time Gone - 2005 - r

Justice Denied - 2007 - r

Fire and Ice - 2009 - r - also in the Joanna Brady series

Betrayal of Trust - 2011 - r - Dave

Ring in the Dead -  a novella - 2013 - r (flash back to his start as a detective)

Second Watch - Sept. 2013 - r - Dave

Dance of the Bones - 2015 - r - with Brandon Walker

Stand Down - 2015 - r - a novella - not up to J.A. Jance's normal writing - seems like it was a way to end the series

Proof of Life - 2017 - res

 

J.A. Jance Joanna Brady series

The setting is Bisbee, Arizona.

Desert Heat 1 - 1993 - r

Tombstone Courage 1994 - r

Shoot, don't Shoot 1995 - r

Dead to Rights - 1996 - r

Skeleton Canyon - 1997 - r

Rattlesnake Crossing - 1998 - r

Outlaw Mountain - 1999 - r

Devils Claw - 2000 - r

Paradise Lost - 2001 - r

Partner in Crime - 2001 - r - also in the J.P. Beaumont series

Exit Wounds - 2003 r

Dead Wrong - 2006 r

Damage Control - 2008 r

Fire and Ice - 2009 - r -also in the J.P. Beaumont series

Judgment Call - 2012 - r - Dave

Remains of Innocence - 2014 - r - Dave

 

J.A. Jance Alison Reynolds series

Edge of Evil - r

Web of Evil - r

Hand of Evil - r

Cruel Intent - r

Trial by Fire - reviews were poor

 

J.A. Jance Brandon Walker series

The setting is the Tucson and Tohono O'Odham areas.

Hour of the Hunter - 1991 - r - Dave

Kiss of the Bees - 1999 - r - Dave

Day of the Dead - 2004 - r - Dave

Queen of the Night - 2010 - r - Dave

Dance of the Bones - 2015 - r - has J.P. Beaumont

 

 Arnaldur Indridason Detective Eriendur series

Voices: (a Reykjavik thriller) - 2003 - Dave will pass on to me

Artic Chill - Dave

Hypothermia

Outrage

Black Skies - out of print

 

 

G.M. Ford  Frank Corso series

Frank Corso is a journalist in Seattle.

Fury - 2001 - r

Black River - 2002 - 

A Blind Eye - 2003 - 

Red Tide - 2004 - r - sent copy to Dave

No Man's Land - 2005 - 

Blown Away - 2006 - Some of the  reviews were not positve

 

G.M. Ford  Leo Watterman series

My local library does not have any of these books. The reviews on Amazon.com were not very positive. 


Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? (1995)
Cast in Stone (1996)
The Bum's Rush (1997)
Slow Burn (1998)
The Last Ditch (1999)
The Deader the Better (2000)
Thicker Than Water (2012)
Chump Change (2014)

 

Fred Grove, Jesse Wilder series

Civil War era.

Bitter Trumpet -res

Trail of Rogues 

Man on a Red Horse 

Into the Far Mountains 

A Soldier Returns 

 

Vince Flynn, Mitch Rapp series  

Mitch Rapp is a CIA Special Activities Staff ("black ops") counterterrorism agent. In this series,

 Mitch is concerned with thwarting Middle Eastern terrorist attacks on the United States.

 

Anne Perry - William Monk series

The setting is London. 

Book 1 Face of a stranger

Book 2 Dangerous mourning

Book 3 Defend and betray

Book 4 A sudden, fearful death

Book 5 The sins of the wolf

Book 6 Cain his brother

Book 7 Weighed in the balance

Book 8 Silent cry

Book 9 Breach of promise

Book 10 Twisted root

Book 11 Slaves of obsession

Book 12 Funeral in blue

Book 13 Death of a stranger

Book 14 Shifting tide

Book 15 Dark Assassin

 

Anne Perry - Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series

The setting is London. 

Book 1 Cater Street hangman -r

Book 2 Callander Square - r

Book 3 Paragon Walk - r

Book 4 Resurrection Row

Book 5 Rutland Place

Book 6 Bluegate Fields

Book 7 Death in the Devil's Acre

Book 8 Cardington Crescent

Book 9 Silence in Hanover Close

Book 10 Bethlehem Road

Book 11 Highgate Rise

Book 12 Belgrave Square

Book 13 Farrier's Lane (r)

Book 14 Hyde Park headsman

Book 15 Traitor's gate

Book 16 Pentecost Alley

Book 17 Ashworth Hall

Book 18 Brunswick Garden

Book 19 Bedford Square

Book 20 Half Moon Street

Book 21 Whitechapel conspiracy

Book 22 Southhampton row

Book 23 Seven dials

Book 24 Long Spoon Lane

Book 25 Christmas guest

 

Robert B. Parker -  1932-2010 - Spenser series

      Book 1  The Godwulf manuscript - r
             Book 2  God save the child - r
             Book 3  Mortal stakes - r
             Book 4  Promised land - r
             Book 5  The Judas goat - r
             Book 6  Looking for Rachel Wallace
             Book 7  Early autumn
             Book 8  A savage place
             Book 9  Surrogate: a Spenser short story
             Book 10  Ceremony
             Book 11  The widening gyre
             Book 12  Valediction
             Book 13  A Catskill eagle
             Book 14  Taming a sea-horse
             Book 15  Pale kings and princes
             Book 16  Crimson joy
             Book 17  Playmates - r
             Book 18  Stardust
             Book 19  Pastime
             Book 20  Double deuce - r
             Book 21  Paper doll
             Book 22  Walking shadow
             Book 23  Thin air
             Book 24  Chance
             Book 25  Small vices
             Book 26  Sudden mischief
             Book 27  Hush money
             Book 28  Hugger mugger
             Book 29  Potshot
             Book 30  Widow's walk
             Book 31  Back story
             Book 32  Bad business
             Book 33  Cold service - r
             Book 34  School days
             Book 35  Hundred-dollar baby - r
             Book 36  Now and then
             Book 37  Rough weather - 2008 - r

             Book 38  Chasing the Bear - Young Spenser 2009

             Book 39 The Professional - 2009 - r

             Book 40 Painted Ladies - 2010

             Book 41 Sixkill - r - published posthumously

             Robert B. Parker's Wonderland by Ace Atkins - I only read half !

Robert B. Parker - 1932-2010 -  Jesse Stone series

Robert B. Parker -  1932-2010 - Sunny Randall series

1. Family honor - r
2. Perish twice
3. Shrink rap
4. Melancholy baby
5. Blue screen
6. Spare change - 2007 - r

 

James Lee Burke - Dave Robicheaux series

The setting is  the New Orleans area. These books start to sound alike after reading the first  few.  I stopped putting them on the list.

Black Cherry Blues - 1989 r

A Morning For Flamingos 1990 r

A Stained White Radiance 1993 r

In The Electric Mist With Confederate Dead 1993 nr

Sunset Limited - 1998  r

Jolie Blon's Bounce - 2002 r

Last Car To Elysian Fields - 2003 r

Crusader's Cross - 2005 nr

 

Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos Kurt Austin series*

 * placed at the bottom of the list because I have not read any of these books

Serpent  - 1999 nr

Blue Gold  - 2000 nr

Fire Ice  - 2002 nr

White Death  - 2003 nr

Lost City  - 2004 nr

 

John Sandford - The Lucas Davenport series

Rules of Prey - 1989 - r

Shadow  Prey - 1990 - r

Eyes of Prey - 1991 - r

Silent Prey - 1992 - r

Winter Prey - 1993 - r 

Night Prey - 1994 - r

Mind Prey - 1995 - r

Sudden Prey - 1996 - r

Secret Prey - 1998 -r

Certain Prey - 1999 - r

Easy Prey - 2000 - r

Chosen Prey - 2001 - r

Mortal Prey - 2002 - r

Naked Prey - 2003 - r

Hidden Prey - 2004 - r

Broken Prey - 2005 - r

Invisible Prey - 2007 - r

Phantom Prey - 2008 -r

Wicked Prey - 2009 - r -sent to Dave

Storm Prey - 2010 - r 

Buried Prey - 2011 - r

Stolen Prey - 2012 - r - Dave

Silken Prey - r - Dave

Field of Prey - 2014 - r

Gathering Prey - 2015 - r

Extreme Prey - 2016 - r

Golden Prey - 2017 - r

 

John Sandford - The Virgil Flowers series

Dark of the Moon - r - Dave

Heat Lightning - 2008 - r - Dave

Rough Country - 2009 - r - Dave

Bad Blood - r

Shock Wave - 2011 - r

Mad River - 2012 - r

Storm Front - 2013 - r 

Deadline - 2014 - r - dave will send usps

Escape Clause - r

Deep Freeze - 

 

John Sandford - The kidd series

The Empress File - r

The Fool's Run

The Devil's Code

The Hanged Man's Song

 

John Sandford - stand alone books 

Dead Watch  - 2006 - r - Dave`- a good read

The Night Crew - 200x - r

 

Daniel Silva - The Gabriel Allon series

The Unlikely Spy - 1994 - not Gabriel Allon series, but try it sometime

The kill artist  - 2000 

The English Assassin 2002 

The Confessor - 2003 

A Death in Vienna - r

Prince of Fire - 2005 - r     

The Messenger - 2006 - r

The Secret Servant - 2007 - r

Moscow Rules - 2008 - r 

The Defector - 2009 - r

The Rembrant Affair - r - Dave 

Portrait of a Spy - r - Dave

The Fallen Angel - 2012 - r - Dave

The English Girl - 2013 - r - Dave

The Heist - 2014 - r - Dave

The English Spy - 2015 - r - Dave 

The Black Widow - 2016 - r - Dave

House of Spies - 2017 - res

 

Daniel Silva - The Michael Osborne series

The Mark of the Assassin - 1998 - r (contains some characters in the Gabriel Allon series)

The Marching Season - 1999 

 

Daniel Silva - other books 

The Unlikely Spy - 

 

 

Ross McDonald  Lew Archer series

 

 

 

 * placed at the bottom of the list because I have not read very many of these books

John Sandford -  the Kidd series*

 

THE FOOL'S RUN - 1889
THE EMPRESS FILE 1991
THE DEVIL'S CODE 2000
THE HANGED MAN'S SONG 2003

Lawrence Block - The Evan Tanner series

A The thief who couldn't sleep - r

The canceled Czech - not in library catalog

Tanner's twelve swingers -res

Two for Tanner

Tanner's tiger

Here comes a hero

Me Tanner, you Jane

Tanner on ice

 

Georges Simenon - The Inspector Maigret series

These books are not at my local library. 

 
             Book 1  The strange case of Peter the Lett
             Book 2  Lock 14
             Book 3  Maigret stonewalled
             Book 4  The crime of Inspector Maigret
             Book 5  Maigret's war of nerves
             Book 6  Maigret and the yellow dog
             Book 7  Maigret at the crossroads
             Book 8  Maigret in Holland
             Book 9  The sailor's rendezvous
             Book 10  Maigret at the Gai-Moulin
             Book 11  The guinguette by the Seine
             Book 12  Maigret mystified
             Book 13  Maigret goes home
             Book 14  The Flemish shop
             Book 15  Maigret and the death of a harbor master
             Book 16  The madman of Bergerac
             Book 17  Maigret on the Riviera
             Book 18  The lock at Charenton
             Book 19  Maigret returns
             Book 20  Maigret and the Hotel Majestic
             Book 21  Maigret in exile
             Book 22  Maigret and the spinster
             Book 23  Maigret and the fortuneteller
             Book 24  Maigret and the toy village
             Book 25  Maigret's rival
             Book 26  Maigret in retirement
             Book 27  Maigret in New York's underworld
             Book 28  Maigret on holiday
             Book 29  Maigret's dead man
             Book 30  Maigret's first case
             Book 31  My friend Maigret
             Book 32  Maigret at the coroner's
             Book 33  Maigret and the old lady
             Book 34  The friend of Madame Maigret
             Book 35  Maigret's memoirs
             Book 36  Maigret in Montmartre
             Book 37  Maigret rents a room
             Book 38  Maigret and the burglar's wife
             Book 39  Maigret and the gangsters
             Book 40  Maigret's revolver
             Book 41  Maigret and the man on the bench
             Book 42  Maigret afraid
             Book 43  Maigret's mistake
             Book 44  Maigret goes to school
             Book 45  Maigret and the young girl
             Book 46  Maigret and the Calame report
             Book 47  Maigret and the headless corpse
             Book 48  Maigret sets a trap
             Book 49  Maigret's failure
             Book 50  None of Maigret's business
             Book 51  Maigret and the millionaires
             Book 52  Maigret has scruples
             Book 53  Maigret and the reluctant witnesses
             Book 54  Maigret has doubts
             Book 55  Maigret in court
             Book 56  Maigret in society
             Book 57  Maigret and the lazy burglar
             Book 58  Maigret and the black sheep
             Book 59  Maigret and the Saturday caller
             Book 60  Maigret and the bum
             Book 61  Maigret loses his temper
             Book 62  Maigret and the apparition
             Book 63  Maigret on the defensive
             Book 64  Maigret bides his time
             Book 65  Maigret and the Nahour case
             Book 66  Maigret's pickpocket
             Book 67  Maigret in Vichy
             Book 68  Maigret hesitates
             Book 69  Maigret's boyhood friend
             Book 70  Maigret and the killer
             Book 71  Maigret and the wine merchant
             Book 72  Maigret and the madwoman
             Book 73  Maigret and the loner
             Book 74  Maigret and the informer
             Book 75  Maigret and Monsieur Charles

 

Michael McGarrity - a Kevin Kerney series

The setting is  New Mexico.

   Book 1  Tularosa - 1996 - r
             Book 2  Mexican hat - r
             Book 3  Serpent gate
             Book 4  Hermit's Peak
             Book 5  The Judas judge
             Book 6  Under the color of law
             Book 7  The big gamble
             Book 8  Everyone dies
             Book 9  Slow kill
             Book 10  Nothing but trouble
             Book 11  Death song

Book 12 Dead or Alive

Laura Lippman - Tess Monaghan series

Baltimore Blues, 1997, Tess Monaghan #1 - r - ordered for Dave
Charm City, 1997, Tess Monaghan #2
- r - ordered for Dave
Butchers Hill, 1998, Tess Monaghan #3
⇒ reissued 2015
In Big Trouble, 1999, Tess Monaghan #4
⇒ reissued 2015
The Sugar House, 2000, Tess Monaghan #5
In a Strange City, 2001, Tess Monaghan #6
reissue date 1/20/2015
The Last Place, 2002, Tess Monaghan #7
By A Spider’s Thread, 2004, Tess Monaghan #8
No Good Deeds, 2006, Tess Monaghan #9 - r - sent to Dave
Another Thing to Fall, 2008, Tess Monaghan #10
The Girl in the Green Raincoat, 2011, Tess Monaghan #11
Hush, Hush, 2015, Tes Monaghan #12

Laura Lippman - Stand-alone

Every Secret Thing, 2003, stand-alone

To The Power of Three, 2005, stand-alone

What the Dead Know, 2007, stand-alone

Life Sentences, 2009, stand-alone

I’d Know You Anywhere, 2010, stand-alone

The Most Dangerous Thing, 2011, stand-alone
And When She Was Good, 2012, stand-alone
After I’m Gone, 2014, stand-alone

Hardly Knew Her, 2008, short story anthology

 

Robert Galbraith - Cormoran Strike - private investigator

Cuckoo's Calling  - 2013 - font size is too small - look for large print copy

 

Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt series*

 * placed at the bottom of the list because I have not read any of these books

Pacific Vortex   - 1986 - nr

Arctic Drift 

 

Karin Fossum  Inspectors  Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre series*

The setting is  Norway.

Magdalen Nabb  Inspector Salvatore Guarnaccia series*

Death of an Englishman (#1) - r - dave
©1981
Florence
Death of a Dutchman (#2) - r - dave
©1982
Florence
Death in Springtime (#3) - dave
©1983
Florence
Death in Autumn (#4)
©1984
Florence
The Marshal and the Murderer (#5)
©1987
Florence
The Marshal and the Madwoman (#6)
©1988
Florence
The Marshal's Own Case (#7)
©1990
Florence
The Marshal Makes His Report (#8)
©1991
Florence
The Marshal at the Villa Torrini (#9)
©1993
Florence
The Monster of Florence (#10)
©1996
Florence
Property of Blood (#11)
©1999
Florence
Some Bitter Taste (#12)
©2002
Florence
The Innocent (#13)
©2005
Florence
Vita Nuova (#14, the Last) Spring 2008 Publication Date

 

Craig Johnson - Sheriff Walt  Longmire series - location Wyoming

The Cold Dish - r - Dave

Death without Company - r - did dave read this ??

Kindness goes Unpunished - r - Dave

Dark Horse

Junkyard Dogs

Hell is Empty

As the Crow Flies - 2012 - r

A Serpents Tooth - 2013 - r 

Spirt of Steamboat - 2013

Any Other Name - 2014 - r

Dry Bones - 2014 - r - only read 1/3, too slow

The Highwayman 

An Obvious Fact - 2016 - r - only read 1/2, too slow

 

T. Jefferson Parker - Charlie Hood series

T. Jefferson Parker - not a series

Laguna Heat - 1985 - detective Tom Shepard - r - Dave - this book is too wordy 

The Blue Hour - detective Tom Hess - Dave

Cold Pursuit - detective Tom McMichael - Dave

Summer of Fear - 

Little Saigon - 

Pacific Beat - 

John Grisham  (no series)

The Appeal - r

The Associate

Bleachers

The Brethren - r

The Broker

The Chamber

The Client

The Confession - r

The Firm - r

Ford County: Stories - r

The Innocent Man - r

The King of Torts - r

The Last Juror - r

The Litigators - r

A Painted House -r

The Partner

The Pelican Brief - r

Playing for Pizza - r

The Racketeer

The Rainmaker - r

The Runaway Jury - r

Skipping Christmas - r

The Street Lawyer

The Summons - 2002 - r

The Testament - r

A Time to Kill - 1989 - r - Jake Brigance

Sycamore Row - 2013 - r - Jake Brigance - Dave

Gray Mountain - 2014 - r

The Whistler - xx - res

 

Good Mysteries that are not series

David Baldacci 

Absolute Power - 1996 check to see if I have read this one 

Total Control - 1997 - r

The Winner - 1997

The Simple Truth - 1998 - 

Saving Faith - 1999

Last Man Standing - 2001 - r

Wish You Well - 2001

Split Second - 2003

Hour Game - 2004

The Collectors - 2006 

Simple Genius - May 2007 - r

Stone Cold - 2007 - r

Divine Justice - 2008

The Whole Truth - 2008

 

David Baldacci - The Camel Club series

The Camel Club - 

The Collectors - 

Stone Cold - 

Margaret Truman - 

Monument to Murder - r - not that great a read

 

Michael Jecks - Medieval West Country England series (24)

The Last Templar - r

The Merchants Partner

A moorland Hanging

The Credition Killings

The Abbot's Gibbet

The Leper's Return

Squire Throwleigh's Heir

Belladonnna at Belstone

 

Historical Fiction  

Edward Rutherfurd

Sarum - 1987 - r

London - 1997 - r

The Forest - 2000 - r

The Princess of Ireland - 2004 - r

The Rebels of Ireland - 2006 - r

Russka - 1991 - r 

New York - 2009

Paris - 2013 - r

 

Ken Follett - England

The pillars of the earth - 1989 - r

World without end - 2007  

Fall of Giants - 2010 - r - Book 1 of the Century Trilogy

Winter of the World - Book 2 of the Century Trilogy

Edge of Eternity - Book 3 of the Century Trilogy

 

 

Khaled Hosseini - Afghanistan

The Kite Runner  - 2003 - r

A Thousand Splendid Suns - 2007 - r

And the Mountains Echoed - 2012 - r

 

Alan Furst - WW2 spy series

Night Soldiers - 1988 

Spies of the Balkins - 2010 

 

Patrick O'Brian -  Captain Jack Aubrey series

  1. Master and Commander (1970) - Dave
  2. Post Captain (1972) - Dave
  3. HMS Surprise (1973) - Dave
  4. The Mauritius Command (1977) - Dave
  5. Desolation Island (1978) - Dave
  6. The Fortune of War (1979) - r
  7. The Surgeon's Mate (1980) - Dave
  8. The Ionian Mission (1981) - Dave
  9. Treason's Harbour (1983) - Dave
  10. The Far Side of the World (1984) - Dave
  11. The Reverse of the Medal (1986) - Dave
  12. The Letter of Marque (1988) - Dave
  13. The Thirteen Gun Salute (1989) - Dave
  14. The Nutmeg of Consolation (1991) - Dave
  15. Clarissa Oakes (1992) - (The Truelove in the USA) - Dave
  16. The Wine-Dark Sea (1993) - Dave
  17. The Commodore (1995) - Dave
  18. The Yellow Admiral (1996) - Dave
  19. The Hundred Days (1998) - Dave
  20. Blue at the Mizzen (1999) - Dave
  21. The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (2004) - (21 in the USA) - not in pima County library
  22.  

C.S. Forester - Horatio Hornblower series

Mr Midshipman Hornblower - r
Lieutenant Hornblower
Hornblower and the Hotspur
Hornblower and the Crisis - unfinished* (Hornblower during the Crisis) # - r
Hornblower and the Atropos
The Happy Return (Beat to Quarters) - 1937
A Ship of the Line (Ship of the Line)
Flying Colours
The Commodore (Commodore Hornblower)
Lord Hornblower
Hornblower in the West Indies (Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies)

The Last Encounter - 1967 - r  "The Last Encounter" is a short story by C. S. Forester, the final chapter in the life of his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower. It is published together with the unfinished novel Hornblower and the Crisis  - r - and another short story, "Hornblower and the Widow McCool" - r - also titled Hornblower's Temptation #

* Many editions of this unfinished novel include two short stories, one set when the hero is a Midshipman and to be read after 'Mr Midshipman Hornblower', while the second is set in 1848 and should be read last.

# Titles in parentheses are the American title.

C.S. Forester - non series

Payment Deferred

Rifeman Dodd

The Gun

The peacemaker

The African Queen

The General

To the Indies

The Captain from Connecticut

The Ship

The Sky and the Forest

Randall and the River of Time

The Barbary Pirates

The Nightmare

The Good Shepherd

The Age of Fighting Sail

The Last Nine Days of the Bismark

 

 

 

Frederick Forsyth 

The Day of the Jackel - r

The Odessa File - r

The Dogs of War - r

The Sheperd

The Devil's Alternatinve

No Comebacks

The Forth Protocol

THe Deceiver

The Fist of God

Icon 

The Phantom of Manhatan

The Veteran

Avenger

The Afgan- poor review

The Cobra - poor review

The Kill List - 2013 - r

 

Calico Joe - 2013 - r - Dave - The setting is  baseball in 1973 and later. A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball.

Sycamore Row - 2013 - r - Dave

Adam Johnson 

The setting is  North Korea.

The Orphan Master's Son - 2012 - r

 

Bryce Courtenay

The Power of one -r (Dave has read)

The setting is  South Africa about 1940.

 

Scott Turow - WW2 story

Ordinary Heroes - r 

 

Wendell Berry

Andy Catlett - 

Jayber Crow

The memory of old Jack

Nathan Coulter

A place on Earth

Remembering

That distant land

A world lost

Hannah Coulter - r

 

Biography 

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

 

Non-Fiction 

Slavomir Rawicz 

The Long Walk - a true story of a trek to freedom

Robert Hughes

Fatal Shore - The Epic of Australia's founding - r

Paul French

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman

Haunted the Last Days of Old China  - r

Tom Zoellner

A Safeway in Arizona: Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us - r

About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America

 

Travel:

Jeffrey Tayler

Siberian dawn: a journey across the new Russia - r

River of no reprieve: descending Siberia's waterway of exile, death, and destiny - r

Angry Wind: through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel - r

 

Paul Theroux

The Great Railway Bazaar - 1975 - read sometime 

Riding the Iron Rooster: by train through China - 1988 - r

Dark Star Safari - 2002 - read sometime

 

 

 

 

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Books to look for at the library

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (Aviation Classics) (Hardcover)
by Ted W. Lawson (Author), Peter B. Mersky (Author) "I HELPED BOMB TOKYO on the Doolittle raid of April 18, 1942..."

City of Thieves by David Benioff, recommended by Susan

Disclosure  by Michael Crichton - suggested by Dave

The amazing story of Sergeant Jacob DeShazer
by C. Hoyt Watson [not at tppl, u of a, nor pima college]

The Color of Water by James McBride

Horatio Hornblower series – during Napoleonic Wars

Allan Folsom – The Day after Tomorrow

Gunter Grass – The Tin Drum - This novel is the first book of Grass' Danziger Trilogie (Danzig Trilogy)

Mary Kingsle – Travels in West Africa

Andrew Eames – The 8:55 to Bagdad

Helen Whybrow – Dead Reckoning

Wendy Orr – Peeling the Onion

David Baldacci – The Camel Club – 2005 – check to see if this is a series

David Baldacci -  The Collectors

David Baldacci - Stone Cold

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Grace –'Read it Again' author suggestions:

Greg Lies

Jeff Abbot

Clive Cussler

Lawrence block = has several series