Many of the books I read are parts of a series - usually, but not always, mystery series.
I'd like to try to complete some of the series - some I have no intention of revisiting.
This blog is a way for me to keep a record of the books I've read and the ones I've yet to try.
And anyway, I've always loved making lists.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Susan Cooper: The Dark Is Rising Series

This is not a typical "series." It's a five-book sequence of fantasy novels written for young people.
Main Characters: Merriman Lyon, Will Stanton
Setting: England
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Over Sea, Under Stone (1965) [See Review]
The Dark Is Rising (1973) [See Review]
Greenwitch (1974) [See Review]
The Grey King (1975) [See Review]
Silver on the Tree (1977)

Maud Hart Lovelace: The Betsy-Tacy Books

Main Characters: Betsy Ray and her best friends for life, Tacy and Tib
Setting: Mainly Hill Street, although the later books branch out a bit
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Betsy-Tacy (1940) [See Review]
Betsy-Tacy and Tib (1941)
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (1942)
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (1943)
Heaven to Betsy (1945)
Betsy in Spite of Herself (1946)
Betsy Was a Junior (1947)
Betsy and Joe (1948)
Betsy and the Great World (1952)
Betsy's Wedding (1955)

Arthur C. Clarke: The Space Odyssey Series

This is a series of science fiction stories and novels that take place over a fairly long period of time and in different parts of the universe. In general, the main characters and settings differ in each of the works.
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

"The Sentinel" (written in 1948, first published in 1951 as "Sentinel of Eternity")
"Encounter at Dawn" (first published in 1953)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2010: Odyssey Two (1982)
2061: Odyssey Three (1987)
3001: The Final Odyssey (1997)

Frank Herbert: The Dune Saga

Main Characters: Duke Leto Atreides, head of House Atreides; Lady Jessica, concubine of the Duke, mother of Paul and Alia; Paul Atreides, the Duke's only surviving son; Alia Atreides, Paul's younger sister; many, many others
Setting: Mainly the planet Arrakis
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Dune (1965)
Dune Messiah (1970)
Children of Dune (1976)
God Emperor of Dune (1981)
Heretics of Dune (1984)
Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sue Townsend: The Adrian Mole Books

Main Characters: Adrian Mole, an adolescent boy (and later young man); his family and friends.
Setting: Mostly England
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13-3/4 (1982)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1985)
The True Confessions of Adrian Mole (1989)
Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years (1993)
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (1993)
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004)
The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 (2008)
Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (2009)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Raymond Chandler: Philip Marlowe Mysteries

Main Character: Private detective Philip Marlowe
Setting: California, mainly Los Angeles

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Big Sleep (1939)
Farewell, My Lovely (1940)
The High Window (1942)
The Lady in the Lake (1943)
The Little Sister (1949)
Trouble Is My Business (1950) (short fiction: four-story collection)
The Long Goodbye (1954) (Edgar Award for Best Novel, 1955)
Playback (1958)
Poodle Springs (1959) (incomplete; completed by Robert B. Parker in 1989)

Josephine Tey: Inspector Alan Grant Mysteries

Josephine Tey is the pseudonym of Elizabeth MacKintosh, who also published under the name of Gordon Daviot.
Main Character: Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard
Setting: England and Scotland

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Man in the Queue (1929), writing as Gordon Daviot
A Shilling for Candles (1936)
The Franchise Affair (1948)
To Love and Be Wise (1950)
The Daughter of Time (1951)
The Singing Sands (1952)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Agatha Christie: The Miss Marple Mysteries

Main Character: Miss Jane Marple, elderly spinster and amateur sleuth
Location: St. Mary Mead and other locales, mostly in England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
The Tuesday Club Murders (1932), aka: The Thirteen Problems
The Regatta Mystery (1939)
The Body in the Library (1942)
The Moving Finger (1943)
Mousetrap & Other Stories (1950)
A Murder is Announced (1950)
Murder with Mirrors (1952), aka: They Do It With Mirrors
A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (1957), aka: 4:50 from Paddington
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
Double Sin & Other Stories (1961)
The Mirror Crack'd (1962), aka: The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side
A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
At Bertram's Hotel (1965)
Nemesis (1971)
Sleeping Murder (1976)

Agatha Christie: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries

Main Character: Hercule Poirot, Belgian private investigator
Setting: mostly England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
Murder on the Links (1923)
Poirot Investigates (1924)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
The Big Four (1927)
The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
Peril at End House (1932)
Thirteen at Dinner (1933)
Murder on the Orient Express (1934), aka: Murder in the Calais Coach
Murder in Three Acts (1935)
Death in the Air (1935), aka: Death in the Clouds
The A.B.C. Murders (1935)
Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
Cards on the Table (1936) Poirot / Ariadne Oliver
Poirot Loses a Client (1937
Death on the Nile (1937)
Dead Man's Mirror (1937)
Appointment With Death (1938)
A Holiday for Murder (1938), aka: Murder for Christmas
The Regatta Mystery (1939)
Sad Cypress (1940)
The Patriotic Murders (1940)
An Overdose of Death (1940)
Evil Under the Sun (1941)
Murder in Retrospect (1943)
Murder After Hours (1946)
The Labours of Hercules (1947)
There is a Tide (1948)
Witness for the Prosecution & Other Stories (1948)
Mousetrap & Other Stories (1950)
The Underdog and Other Stories (1951)
Mrs. McGinty's Dead (1952) Poirot / Ariadne Oliver
Funerals Are Fatal (1953), aka: After the Funeral
Hickory, Dickory, Death (1955)
Dead Man's Folly (1956) Poirot / Ariadne Oliver
Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
Double Sin and Other Stories (1961)
The Clocks (1963)
Third Girl (1966) Poirot / Ariadne Oliver
Hallowe'en Party (1969) Poirot / Ariadne Oliver
Elephants Can Remember (1972) Poirot / Ariadne Oliver [see review]
Hercule Poirot's Early Cases (1974)
Curtain (1975)

Agatha Christie: The Superintendent Battle Mysteries

Main Character: Scotland Yard's Superintendent Battle. To be accurate, Superintendent Battle is not so much a main character as he is a unifying element in this series of books. He also appears in the Hercule Poirot mystery, Cards on the Table.
Setting: England
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
Murder is Easy (1939), aka: Easy to Kill
Towards Zero (1944), aka: Come and Be Hanged

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Simon Brett: The Charles Paris Mysteries

Main Character: Charles Paris, British actor and amateur sleuth
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. Cast, in Order of Disappearance (1975)
  2. So Much Blood (1976)
  3. Star Trap (1977)
  4. An Amateur Corpse (1978)
  5. A Comedian Dies (1979)
  6. The Dead Side of the Mike (1980)
  7. Situation Tragedy (1981)
  8. Murder Unprompted (1982)
  9. Murder in the Title (1983)
  10. Not Dead, Only Resting (1984)
  11. Dead Giveaway (1985)
  12. What Bloody Man is That? (1987)
  13. A Series of Murders (1989)
  14. Corporate Bodies (1991)
  15. A Reconstructed Corpse (1993)
  16. Sicken and So Die (1995)
  17. Dead Room Farce (1998)
  18. A Decent Interval (2013) 
  19. The Cinderella Killer (2014)

Len Deighton: Bernard Samson Novels

Main character: Bernard Samson, a British intelligence officer working for the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS).
Setting: England, Europe, Latin America
The novels were issued as three sets of trilogies, plus one "prequel."
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Berlin Game (1983)
Mexico Set (1984)
London Match (1985)

Winter (1987)

Spy Hook (1988)
Spy Line (1989)
Spy Sinker (1990)

Faith (1994)
Hope (1995)
Charity (1996)

Len Deighton: The "Unnamed Hero" Series

Main Character: An anonymous secret agent (named "Harry Palmer" in the film adaptations)
Setting: England, Europe and USA

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The IPCRESS File (1962)
Horse Under Water (1963)
Funeral in Berlin (1964)
Billion Dollar Brain (1966)
An Expensive Place to Die (1967)
Spy Story (1972)
Yesterday's Spy (1975)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy (1976), aka: Catch a Falling Spy

Friday, February 8, 2008

Dorothy L. Sayers: The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries

Main Character: Lord Peter Wimsey, aristocrat and amateur sleuth; some of the novels also feature mystery writer Harriet Vane
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Whose Body? (1923)
Clouds of Witness (1926)
Unnatural Death (1927)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928)
Lord Peter Views the Body (1928) (short stories)
Strong Poison (1930)
Five Red Herrings (1931)
Have His Carcase (1932)
Hangman's Holiday (1933) (12 short stories, 4 including Lord Peter)
Murder Must Advertise (1933)
The Nine Tailors (1934)
Gaudy Night (1935)
Busman's Honeymoon (1937)
In the Teeth of the Evidence (1939) (18 short stories, 4 including Lord Peter)

Miss Read: The Fairacre Series

"Miss Read" is the pseudonym of Dora Jessie Saint
Main Character: Miss Read, an unmarried school mistress
Setting: The village of Fairacre in England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Village School (1955)
Village Diary (1957)
Storm in the Village (1958)
Miss Clare Remembers (1962)
Over the Gate (1964)
Village Christmas (1966)
Fairacre Festival (1968)
Emily Davis (1971)
Tyler's Row (1972)
Christmas Mouse (1973)
Farther Afield (1974)
No Holly for Miss Quinn (1976)
Village Affairs (1977)
The White Robin (1979)
Village Centenary (1980)
Summer at Fairacre (1984)
Mrs. Pringle (1989)
Changes at Fairacre (1991)
Farewell to Fairacre (1993)
A Peaceful Retirement (1996)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Angela Thirkell: The Barsetshire Novels

Main characters: The Morlands and their family, friends and neighbors
Setting: Barsetshire, a fictional county in England
Bold type indicates books I've read.

High Rising (1933)
Wild Strawberries (1934)
The Demon in the House (1934)
August Folly (1936)
Summer Half (1937)
Pomfret Towers (1938)
The Brandons (1939)
Before Lunch (1939)
Cheerfulness Breaks In (1940)
Northbridge Rectory (1941)
Marling Hall (1942)
Growing Up (1943)
The Headmistress (1944)
Miss Bunting (1945)
Peace Breaks Out (1946)
Private Enterprise (1947)
Love Among the Ruins (1948)
The Old Bank House (1949)
County Chronicle (1950)
The Duke's Daughter (1951)
Happy Returns (1952)
Jutland Cottage (1953)
What Did It Mean? (1954)
Enter Sir Robert (1955)
Never Too Late (1956)
A Double Affair (1957)
Close Quarters (1958)
Love At All Ages (1959)
Three Score and Ten (1961)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Margery Allingham: The Albert Campion Mysteries

Main Character: Albert Campion, amateur detective
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. The Crime at Black Dudley (1929), aka: The Black Dudley Murder
  2. Mystery Mile (1930)
  3. Police at the Funeral (1931)
  4. Look to the Lady (1931), aka: The Gyrth Chalice Mystery
  5. The Fear Sign (1933), aka: Sweet Danger; Kingdom of Death
  6. Death of a Ghost (1934)
  7. Flowers for the Judge (1936), aka: Legacy in Blood
  8. Mr. Campion, Criminologist (1937)
  9. Dancers in Mourning (1937), aka: Who Killed Chloe?
  10. The Case of the Late Pig (1937)
  11. The Fashion in Shrouds (1938)
  12. Mr. Campion and Others (1939)
  13. Traitor's Purse (1941), aka: The Sabotage Murder Mystery
  14. Pearls Before Swine (1945), aka: Coroner's Pidgin
  15. The Case Book of Mr. Campion (1947)
  16. More Work for the Undertaker (1948)
  17. Take Two at Bedtime (1949)
  18. The Tiger in the Smoke (1952)
  19. The Estate of the Beckoning Lady (1955), aka: The Beckoning Lady
  20. Tether's End (1958), aka: Hide My Eyes; Ten Were Missing
  21. Crime and Mr. Campion (1959)
  22. Three Cases for Mr. Campion (1961)
  23. The China Governess (1962)
  24. The Mysterious Mr. Campion (1963)
  25. The Mind Readers (1965)
  26. Mr. Campion's Lady (1965)
  27. Mr. Campion's Clowns (1966)
  28. Cargo of Eagles (1967) (finished by her husband, Youngman Carter)

Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown: The Mrs. Murphy Mysteries

"Sneaky Pie" Brown is the author's cat.
Main Characters: Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, her cat Mrs. Murphy, and her Welsh corgi Tucker
Setting: Crozet, Virginia

Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. Wish You Were Here (1990) (See Review)
  2. Rest in Pieces (1992)
  3. Murder at Monticello (1994)
  4. Pay Dirt (1995)
  5. Murder, She Meowed (1996)
  6. Murder on the Prowl (1998)
  7. Cat on the Scent (1999) (See Review)
  8. Pawing Through the Past (2000)
  9. Claws and Effect (2001)
  10. Catch as Cat Can (2002)
  11. The Tail of the Tip-Off (2003)
  12. Whisker of Evil (2004)
  13. Cat’s Eyewitness (2005)
  14. Sour Puss (2006)
  15. Puss 'n Cahoots (2007)
  16. The Purrfect Murder (2008)
  17. Santa Clawed (2008) (See Review)
  18. Cat of the Century (2010)
  19. Hiss of Death (2011)
  20. The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy (2012)
  21. The Litter of the Law (2013) 
  22. Nine Lives to Die (2014)
  23. Tail Gait (2015)

Amanda Cross: The Kate Fansler Mysteries

Amanda Cross is a pseudonym of Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Main Character: Kate Fansler, English Professor
Setting: Eastern U.S.
Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. In the Last Analysis (1964), aka: Triple Cross
  2. The James Joyce Murder (1967)
  3. Poetic Justice (1970)
  4. The Theban Mysteries (1971)
  5. The Question of Max (1976)
  6. Death in a Tenured Position (1981)
  7. Sweet Death, Kind Death (1984)
  8. No Word from Winifred (1986)
  9. A Trap for Fools (1989)
  10. The Players Come Again (1990) [see review]
  11. An Imperfect Spy (1995)
  12. The Puzzled Heart (1998)
  13. Honest Doubt (2000)
  14. The Edge of Doom (2002)

Jeanne M. Dams: The Dorothy Martin Mysteries

Main Character: Dorothy Martin, retired American school teacher
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. The Body in the Transept (1996)
  2. Trouble in the Town Hall (1996)
  3. Holy Terror in the Hebrides (1997)
  4. Malice in Miniature (1998)
  5. The Victim in Victoria Station (1999)
  6. Killing Cassidy (2000)
  7. To Perish in Penzance (2001)
  8. Sins Out of School (2003)
  9. Winter of Discontent (2004)
  10. A Dark and Stormy Night (2011)
  11. The Evil That Men Do (2012) 
  12. The Corpse Of St. James's (2012) 
  13. Murder at the Castle (2013) 
  14. Shadows of Death (2013) 
  15. Day of Vengeance (2014) 
  16. The Gentle Art of Murder (2015)

John Dunning: Cliff Janeway Mysteries

Main Character: Cliff Janeway, rare book dealer & former policeman
Setting: Denver

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Booked to Die (1992) [See Review]
The Bookman’s Wake (1995)
The Bookman’s Promise (2004)
The Sign of the Book (2005)
The Bookwoman’s Last Fling (2006)

Antonia Fraser: Jemima Shore Mysteries

Main Character: Jemima Shore, TV journalist
Setting: Mostly London

Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. Quiet As a Nun (1977) [see review]
  2. The Wild Island (1978)
  3. A Splash of Red (1981)
  4. Cool Repentance (1982)
  5. Oxford Blood (1985)
  6. Jemima Shore's First Case (1986)
  7. Your Royal Hostage (1987)
  8. The Cavalier Case (1991)
  9. Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave (1993)
  10. Political Death (1994)

P.D. James: Cordelia Gray Mysteries

Main Character: Cordelia Gray, who inherited a private detective agency
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972)
The Skull Beneath the Skin (1982)

P.D. James: Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries

Main Character: Adam Dalgliesh, Scotland Yard
Setting: England
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Cover Her Face (1962) [See Review]
A Mind to Murder (1963)
Unnatural Causes (1967)
Shroud for a Nightingale (1971)
The Black Tower (1975)
Death of an Expert Witness (1977)
A Taste for Death (1986)
Devices and Desires (1989)
Original Sin (1994)
A Certain Justice (1997)
Death in Holy Orders (2001)
Murder Room (2004)
The Lighthouse (2005)
The Private Patient (2008)

Ngaio Marsh: Roderick Alleyn Mysteries

Main Character: Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn
Setting: Mostly London

Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. A Man Lay Dead (1931)
  2. Enter a Murderer (1935)
  3. The Nursing Home Murder (1936)
  4. Death in Ecstasy (1936)
  5. Vintage Murder (1937)
  6. Artists in Crime (1938)
  7. Death in a White Tie (1938)
  8. Overture to Death (1939)
  9. Death at the Bar (1940)
  10. Death of a Peer (1940), aka: Surfeit of Lampreys
  11. Death and the Dancing Footman (1941)
  12. Colour Scheme (1944)
  13. Died in the Wool (1945)
  14. Final Curtain (1947)
  15. A Wreath for Rivera (1949), aka: Swing, Brother, Swing
  16. Night at the Vulcan (1951), aka: Opening Night
  17. Spinsters in Jeopardy (1953), aka: The Bride of Death
  18. Scales of Justice (1955)
  19. Death of a Fool (1956), aka: Off with His Head
  20. Singing in the Shrouds (1958)
  21. False Scent (1959)
  22. Hand in Glove (1962)
  23. Dead Water (1963)
  24. Killer Dolphin (1966), aka: Death at the Dolphin
  25. Clutch of Constables (1969)
  26. When in Rome (1971)
  27. Tied Up in Tinsel (1972)
  28. Black As He's Painted (1974)
  29. Last Ditch (1977)
  30. Grave Mistake (1978)
  31. Photo Finish (1980)
  32. Light Thickens (1982)

Ed McBain: The 87th Precinct Mysteries

Ed McBain is a pseudonym of novelist Evan Hunter.
Main Characters: Detective Steve Carella, Detective Bert Kling
Setting: New York City

Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. Cop Hater (1956)
  2. The Mugger (1956)
  3. The Pusher (1956)
  4. The Con Man (1957)
  5. Killer's Choice (1957)
  6. Killer's Payoff (1958)
  7. Lady Killer (1958)
  8. Killer's Wedge (1959)
  9. 'til Death (1959)
  10. King's Ransom (1959)
  11. Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (1960)
  12. The Heckler (1960)
  13. See Them Die (1960)
  14. Lady, Lady I Did It (1961)
  15. The Empty Hours (1962)
  16. Like Love (1962)
  17. Ten Plus One (1963)
  18. Ax (1964)
  19. He Who Hesitates (1964)
  20. Doll (1965)
  21. 80 Million Eyes (1966)
  22. Fuzz (1968)
  23. Shotgun (1969)
  24. Jigsaw (1970)
  25. Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here (1971)
  26. Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (1972)
  27. Sadie When She Died (1972)
  28. Hail to the Chief (1973)
  29. Bread (1974)
  30. Blood Relatives (1975)
  31. So Long as You Both Shall Live (1976)
  32. Long Time No See (1977)
  33. Calypso (1979)
  34. Ghosts (1980)
  35. Heat (1981)
  36. Ice (1983)
  37. Lightning (1984)
  38. Eight Black Horses (1985)
  39. Poison (1987)
  40. Tricks (1987)
  41. McBain's Ladies (Short Stories) (1988)
  42. Lullaby (1989)
  43. Vespers (1990)
  44. Widows (1991)
  45. McBain's Ladies, Too (Short Stories) (1992)
  46. Kiss (1992)
  47. Mischief (1993)
  48. And All Through the House (1994)
  49. Romance (1995)
  50. Nocturne (1997)
  51. The Big Bad City (1999)
  52. The Last Dance (2000)
  53. Money, Money, Money (2001)
  54. Fat Ollie's Book (2002)
  55. The Frumious Bandersnatch (2003)
  56. Hark! (2004)
  57. Fiddlers (2005)

Ruth Rendell: Inspector Wexford Mysteries

Main Character: Chief Inspector Wexford
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. From Doon with Death (1964) [See Review]
  2. Sins of the Father (1967), aka: A New Lease of Death
  3. Wolf to the Slaughter (1967)
  4. The Best Man to Die (1969)
  5. A Guilty Thing Surprised (1970)
  6. No More Dying Then (1971)
  7. Murder Being Once Done (1972)
  8. Some Lie and Some Die (1973)
  9. Shake Hands Forever (1975)
  10. A Sleeping Life (1978)
  11. Put on by Cunning (1981), aka: Death Notes ’81
  12. The Speaker of Mandarin (1983)
  13. An Unkindness of Ravens (1986)
  14. The Veiled One (1988)
  15. Kissing the Gunner's Daughter (1992)
  16. Simisola (1994)
  17. Road Rage (1997)
  18. Harm Done (2000)
  19. The Babes in the Wood (2003)
  20. End in Tears (2005)
  21. Not in the Flesh (2008)
  22. The Monster in the Box (2009)
  23. The Vault (2011)
  24. No Man's Nightingale (2013)
Also:
Means of Evil (1980) (short stories)

Cynthia Riggs: Martha's Vineyard Mysteries

Main Character: Victoria Trumbull, 92-year-old amateur sleuth
Setting: Martha's Vineyard

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Deadly Nightshade (2001; see review)
The Cranefly Orchid Murders (2002)
The Cemetery Yew (2003)
Jack in the Pulpit (2004)
The Paperwhite Narcissus (2005)
Indian Pipes (2006)
Shooting Star (2007)
Death and Honesty (2009)
Touch-Me-Not (2010)
The Bee Balm Murders (2011)

Dorothy Simpson: Inspector Thanet Mysteries

Main Character: Inspector Luke Thanet
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

  1. The Night She Died (1981)
  2. Six Feet Under (1982)
  3. Puppet for a Corpse (1983)
  4. Close Her Eyes (1984)
  5. Last Seen Alive (1985)
  6. Dead on Arrival (1986)
  7. Element of Doubt (1987)
  8. Suspicious Death (1988)
  9. Dead by Morning (1989)
  10. Doomed to Die (1991)
  11. Wake the Dead (1992)
  12. No Laughing Matter (1993)
  13. A Day for Dying (1995)
  14. Once Too Often (1998)
  15. Dead and Gone (2000)

Patricia Wentworth: Miss Maud Silver Mysteries

Main Character: Maud Silver, retired governess and amateur sleuth
Setting: England
Bold type indicates a book I've read.
  1. Grey Mask (1928)
  2. The Case Is Closed (1937)
  3. Lonesome Road (1939)
  4. In the Balance (1941), aka: Danger Point
  5. The Chinese Shawl (1943)
  6. Miss Silver Deals in Death (1943), aka: Miss Silver Intervenes
  7. The Clock Strikes Twelve (1944)
  8. The Key (1944)
  9. She Came Back (1945), aka: The Traveler Returns
  10. Pilgrim's Rest (1946), aka: Dark Threat
  11. Latter End (1947)
  12. Wicked Uncle (1947), aka: The Spotlight
  13. The Eternity Ring (1948)
  14. The Case of William Smith (1948)
  15. Miss Silver Comes to Stay (1949)
  16. The Catherine Wheel (1949)
  17. Through the Wall (1950)
  18. The Brading Collection (1950), aka: Mr. Brading's Collection
  19. The Ivory Dagger (1951)
  20. Anna, Where Are You? (1951). Aka: Death at Deep End
  21. The Watersplash (1951)
  22. Ladies Bane (1952)
  23. Out of the Past (1953)
  24. Vanishing Point (1953)
  25. The Silent Pool (1954)
  26. The Benevent Treasure (1954)
  27. The Listening Eye (1955)
  28. The Gazebo (1956), aka: The Summerhouse
  29. The Fingerprint (1956)
  30. Poison in the Pen (1957)
  31. The Alington Inheritance (1958)
  32. Girl in the Cellar (1961)

Hazel Holt: Mrs. Malory Mysteries

Main Character: Sheila Malory, writer, occasional academic, and amateur sleuth
Setting: English seaside village of Taviscombe

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

  1. Mrs. Malory Investigates (1989), aka: Gone Away
  2. The Cruelest Month (1991)
  3. The Shortest Journey (1992)
  4. Mrs. Malory and the Festival Murder (1993), aka: An Uncertain Death
  5. Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence (1994), aka: Murder on Campus
  6. Mrs. Malory Wonders Why (1995), aka: Superfluous Death
  7. Mrs. Malory: Death of a Dean (1996)
  8. Mrs. Malory and the Only Good Lawyer (1997)
  9. Mrs. Malory: Death Among Friends (1998), aka: Dead and Buried
  10. Mrs. Malory and the Fatal Legacy (1999)
  11. Mrs. Malory and the Lilies that Fester (2000)
  12. Mrs. Malory and the Delay of Execution (2001)
  13. Mrs. Malory and Death By Water (2002), aka: Leonora [See Review]
  14. Mrs. Malory and Death in Practice (2003)
  15. Mrs. Malory and the Silent Killer (2004)
  16. Mrs. Malory and No Cure for Death (2005)
  17. Mrs. Malory and a Death in the Family (2006)
  18. Mrs. Malory: A Time to Die (2008)
  19. Mrs. Malory and Any Man's Death (Oct. 2009) 
  20. Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End (Oct. 2012) 
  21. Death Is a Word (2014) 

Ann Granger: Markby & Mitchell Mysteries

Main Characters: Alan Markby, Chief Inspector & Meredith Mitchell, Diplomat
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

  1. Say it with Poison (1991)
  2. A Season for Murder (1992)
  3. Cold in the Earth (1992)
  4. Murder Among Us (1992)
  5. Where Old Bones Lie (1993)
  6. A Fine Place for Death (1994)
  7. Flowers for His Funeral (1994)
  8. Candle for a Corpse (1995)
  9. A Touch of Mortality (1996)
  10. A Word After Dying (1996)
  11. Call the Dead Again (1998)
  12. Beneath These Stones (2000)
  13. Shades of Murder (2001)
  14. A Restless Evil (2002)
  15. That Way Murder Lies (2004)

Caroline Graham: Inspector Barnaby Mysteries

Main Characters: Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, and Sergeant Troy
Setting: England

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Killings at Badger's Drift (1987) [see review]
Death of a Hollow Man (1989)
Death in Disguise (1993)
Written in Blood (1994)
Faithful Unto Death (1996)
A Place of Safety (1999)
A Ghost in the Machine (2004)

Monica Ferris: Needlecraft Mystery Series

Main Character: Betsy Devonshire
Setting: Excelsior, Minnesota

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

  1. Crewel World (1999)
  2. Framed in Lace (1999)
  3. A Stitch in Time (2000)
  4. Unraveled Sleeve (2001)
  5. A Murderous Yarn (2002)
  6. Hanging By a Thread (2003)
  7. Cutwork (2004)
  8. Crewel Yule (2004) [see review]
  9. Embroidered Truths (2005)
  10. Sins and Needles (2006)
  11. Knitting Bones (2007)
  12. Thai Die (2008)
  13. Black Work (2009)
  14. Buttons and Bones (2010)
  15. Threadbare (2011) 
  16. And Then You Dye (2012)
  17. The Drowning Spool (2014)
  18. Darned If You Do (2015)
  19. Knit Your Own Murder (2016)

Colin Dexter: Inspector Morse Series

Main Characters: Chief Inspector Morse, and Sergeant Lewis
Setting: Oxford, England
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

Last Bus to Woodstock (1975)
Last Seen Wearing (1976)
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1977)
Service of All the Dead (1979)
The Dead of Jericho (1981)
The Riddle of the Third Mile (1983)
The Secret of Annexe 3 (1986)
The Wench is Dead (1989)
The Jewel That Was Ours (1991)
The Way Through the Woods (1992) [See Review]
The Daughters of Cain (1994)
Death is Now My Neighbour (1996)
The Remorseful Day (2000)