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What next after Roy Grace series?

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MrsUltracrepidarian Wed 29-Jul-15 21:15:01

Really got hooked on Peter James 'Roy Grace' series -have now read all 11 in the last three weeks and now suffering withdrawal symptoms.
Even DH who has just started #1 said he wants to know what happens next - normally he doesn't like my recommendations grin
Reviews I have read seem lukewarm about other Peter James novels.
Since I am a MN sheep for everything anyway (baaaa!) please tell me what I should read next.

theconstantvacuumer Wed 29-Jul-15 21:18:35

Stuart MacBride - Logan McRae series. Even better than Roy Grace, IMO!

Alchemist Wed 29-Jul-15 21:24:54

Love this series!

A few books back Mr James was signing books in a shop a few towns away. I hopped on the train and stood in a line to get my book signed by him.

He gave me a kiss on the cheek. I am quite tall, he is not and stood on tippy-toes to do it. grin He kissed all the women in the queue. Humpf

Alchemist Wed 29-Jul-15 21:26:29

Ahem, have you read Alchemist? grin

KurriKurri Thu 30-Jul-15 17:08:30

I second the Logan McRae books.
You might like Peter Robinson Inspector Banks series (although they are a bit formulaic)

Peter James's Perfect People is worth a try - I found it quite sinister if a bit far fetched.

Peter May - the Lewis Trilogy is very good.

Mark Billingham Tom Thorne series I think you would definitely like.

MrsUltracrepidarian Thu 30-Jul-15 18:12:51

Ooooh - thanks!!!!!

cdtaylornats Fri 31-Jul-15 19:03:41

Quentin Jardine's Bob Skinner series is excellent, more of an ensemble cast and it helps to read the series in order, they take place over a considerable timescale and if you read them out of order you will get confused by changing ranks, roles and relationships.

WorktoLive Fri 31-Jul-15 22:16:36

11 books in 3 weeks. envy. I haven't read the last one yet, because I always leave it a while to see if it goes to 99p. I have hundreds of unread kindle books, so it's not like I need any more.

Ann Cleeves has two very good series - Shetland and Vera - there's about another 10 there to keep you going.

MrsUltracrepidarian Mon 03-Aug-15 13:11:05

Thank you - one of the advantages of the DCc now being teenagers - didn't manage to read whole book for years awhile they were small grin

SpaghettiMeatballs Sun 09-Aug-15 19:06:40

I'm saving book 11 for my holiday in 3 weeks. It's taking a lot of self control.

Agree with Logan McRae recommendation.

I like Lynda La Plante too. Check out the Anna Travers series if you haven't already read these.

MrsUltracrepidarian Sun 09-Aug-15 20:05:45

Just to say (and not wanting to spoil for you) but found 11 disappointing after the others. Recommend having a Lee Child as an emergency reserve grin

SpaghettiMeatballs Mon 10-Aug-15 14:09:19

Thought you might say that. The last few haven't been as good as the originals.

confusedandemployed Mon 10-Aug-15 14:21:25

I agree with Logan McRae and the Lewis trilogy, I'd also put in a word for the Simon Serrailler series (Susan Hill).
If you like Scandi crime, try the Department Q books by Jussi Adler-Olssen. I'm on no. 4 and really enjoying them.

greenhill Mon 10-Aug-15 14:37:55

I second the Mark Billingham, Ann Cleeves and Susan Hill series.

Jemimapuddleduk Sat 22-Aug-15 12:43:12

Tana French- Dublin murder squad series are ace.

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