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Can you recommend me a Series please

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SilverShadows Wed 01-Oct-14 12:01:11

Since having my kindle I've stopped buying "one-off" chick lit books (Jill Mansell, Marion Keyes etc) that I came across in the supermarket and have really got into reading whole series of books.

So far I've managed to do the following;

Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum
James Patterson - Womens Murder Club
Kathy Reichs - Brennan
Patricia Cornwall - Scarpetta
Dan Brown - Robert Langdon
James Patterson - Alex Cross
Lee Child - Jack Reacher
Phillip Pullman - Dark Materials
Stephanie Meyer - Twilight
Suzanne Collins - Hunger Games
Rick Riorden - Percy Jackson
Cassandra Clare - Mortal Instruments

As you can see my tastes are mainly either crime, or teen fantasy stuff. I do still like chick lit and I am fond of a bonk-buster.

What would you recommend I look at next please?

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ZacharyQuack Wed 01-Oct-14 12:06:29

If you like crime, try
- John Sandford's Prey series (and his follow-up, the lovely Virgil Flowers)
- Robert Crais's Elvis Cole series
- Dennis Lehane's Kenzie and Gennaro series
- Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series

Slightly supernatural chick-lit: Charmaine Harris's Southern Vampire or Harper Connelly series

DuchessofMalfi Wed 01-Oct-14 12:59:56

I like Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler novels. They start with The Various Haunts of Men. And there is a new one out this month, so 8 in total now smile

TheRedQueen Wed 01-Oct-14 13:03:10

Jodi Taylor - The Chronicles of St. Marys?

efeslight Wed 01-Oct-14 13:03:17

I also love Susan Hill's detectice series.
Also Peter Robinson Dt Banks is good,
Ann Cleeves (Vera and another series on tv)
P D james is a great writer
Tess Gerritson

SilverShadows Wed 01-Oct-14 13:06:55

Oh I'd forgotten I'd read the Southern Vampire ones!

I shall google these suggestions - thank you. x

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MonstersBalls Wed 01-Oct-14 13:07:31

Peter James writes a good series about a Brighton detective called Roy Grace. I think we're on about book 8 now. Each book stands alone but it's worth reading in order to get Roy Grace's story.
This is the first

TheRedQueen Wed 01-Oct-14 13:09:40

You might also like Suzanne Colin's Gregor the Overlander.

Somanyillustrations Wed 01-Oct-14 13:10:50

Ian Rankin- Rebus novels
Henning Mankell- Wallander novels

neffi Wed 01-Oct-14 13:20:09

Ben Aaronovitch writes a series called the Rivers of London. It's modern day crime with magic. Fifth book due out in November.

MissCalamity Wed 01-Oct-14 13:26:49

Simon Kernick is also pretty good, some are stand alone (I think) but some have the same coppers in them & you get to hear their story through out his books.

I also like Karen Rose some of the characters are intertwined in each book.

SilverShadows Wed 01-Oct-14 13:29:40

These are great - my reading list is growing nicely.

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MagnificentMaleficent Wed 01-Oct-14 13:33:50

David Baldacci

RabbitsarenotHares Wed 01-Oct-14 13:39:02

Phil Rickman - Merrily Watkins (Exorcist who solves murders)

Lucy Dillon (chick lit, all set in one town, stand-alones but characters cross-over so worth reading in order)

iseenodust Wed 01-Oct-14 13:41:07

Crime - Sara Paretsky's VI Warshawski series.
David Baldacci mentioned above - Camel club series a good starting point.

RiverTam Wed 01-Oct-14 13:47:16

the Sookie Stackhouses are good (well, they start off good) but the Harper Connelly ones I found such downers.

agree with Susan Hill's Simon Serailler series

Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie ones are good.

Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazelet Chronicles (the first one is The Light Years)

and Penny Vincenzi did a very good series about a women who set up her own publishing company or similar, I enjoyed them a lot and she's not my usual kind of thing.

what about The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings?

DuchessofMalfi Thu 02-Oct-14 06:55:27

Forgot to mention before, I'm reading Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series, and eagerly awaiting the next instalment out next month.

Also enjoying S J Parris's Giordano Bruno series - starts with Heresy, then Prophecy, Sacrilege and Treachery. Set in Elizabeth I's reign.

SilverShadows Thu 02-Oct-14 13:01:47

Oh yes, I'd also forgotten I've read Tolkiens stuff, as well as Game of Thrones.

I've downloaded the first of several of these and will see which I like and continue with the rest of the series.

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BananaToast Thu 02-Oct-14 13:12:43

If you liked Jack Reacher the Dan Shepherd series is good - British undercover cop.

Feckinlego Thu 02-Oct-14 16:26:07

I think you would love mark billinghams Tom THorne series, really excellent crime series based in London.

whatwoulddexterdo Thu 02-Oct-14 17:10:30

For paranormal romance you can't beat J R wards Black dagger brotherhood
Also try Stephanie Hudson After life saga, am reading and enjoying at the moment.

marinerkk Thu 02-Oct-14 17:55:20

The val mcdermid tony hill books are fantastic, crime etc set in the uk x

Thumbwitch Thu 02-Oct-14 18:00:19

Oo oo - Christopher Brookmyre! I particularly like his titles, actually. Crime/detective books.

Laurell K Hamilton's vampire/werewolf hunter books are pretty good (or at least the first few were) but her fairy books (or the one I read anyway) are shit.

StarvingBookworm Sat 04-Oct-14 20:19:24

Have you read the Karin Slaughter books? First is Blindsighted but you MUST read in order! Think you will will like it if you like Kathy Reichs.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 04-Oct-14 20:26:49

Anne Rice - Vampire series
Jo Nesbo - Harry Hole
Christopher Broomyre
The Alphabet series, A is for alibi etc.

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