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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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) 


  1. Thank you for this list of 'Mrs. Mallory Mysteries.' I'm enjoying them, and trying to read them in order.

  2. Thanks you for all your lists - it matters so much to read the books of a series in order of publication.
    Book sellers hardly ever indicate the protocol.

  3. Just discovered Hazel Holt this summer and love her books. Isn't it amazing that she wrote her first novel when she was in her 60s?

    Your list was a great help. Thank you.

    Would you please do a list of Louise Penny's mysteries? I hope you've read and enjoyed them.

    1. Hi, Susan! Thanks for dropping by my series blog. Sorry about the late reply - I don't look at this blog nearly as often as I should. Glad the list was helpful.

      Yes, I've always been amazed by Hazel Holt's late-blooming writing career (gives us all hope, doesn't it?) - and I love her Mrs. Malory books. Do you read Barbara Pym? You know, Holt was Barbara's "protege" at the African Institute for several years, and her writing reminds me a little of Pym's, even though BP didn't write mystery novels.

      I would love to do a list of Louise Penny's books, but I haven't read any of them yet. I've got one downloaded onto my Kindle, though - and hope to read it very soon. So do check back in sometime!

    2. Hazel Holt wrote a biography of Barbara Pym, too.
      Louise Penny's books are wonderful; I hope you get around to reading them.


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