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, October 14, 2015

Alan Hunter: Chief Inspector George Gently

Main character: Police Inspector (later Chief Inspector) George Gently
Setting: Primarily England's East Anglia
● Bold type indicates a book I've read

[These novels are the basis for the popular "Inspector Gently" BBC-TV series. However, the TV version is (in general) quite different from the books. And while the TV show is a classic "whodunnit", the books are basically police procedurals, with the focus more on character than plot.]
  1. Gently Does It (1955)
  2. Gently by the Shore (1956)
  3. Gently Down the Stream (1957)
  4. Landed Gently (1957)
  5. Gently Through the Mill (1958)
  6. Gently in the Sun (1959)
  7. Gently with the Painters (1960)
  8. Gently to the Summit (1961)
  9. Gently Go Man (1961)
  10. Gently Where the Roads Go (1962)
  11. Gently Floating (1963)
  12. Gently Sahib (1964)
  13. Gently with the Ladies (1965)
  14. Gently North-West (1967)
  15. Gently Continental (1967)
  16. Gently Coloured (1969)
  17. Gently with the Innocents (1970)
  18. Gently at a Gallop (1971)
  19. Vivienne: Gently Where She Lay (1972)
  20. Gently French (1973)
  21. Gently in Trees (1974)
  22. Gently with Love (1975)
  23. Gently Where the Birds Are (1976)
  24. Gently Instrumental (1977)
  25. Gently to a Sleep (1978)
  26. The Honfleur Decision (1980)
  27. Gabrielle’s Way (1981)
  28. Fields of Heather (1981)
  29. Gently Between Tides (1982)
  30. Amorous Leander (1983)
  31. The Unhung Man (1984)
  32. “Once a Prostitute...” (1984)
  33. The Chelsea Ghost (1985)
  34. Goodnight, Sweet Prince (1986)
  35. Strangling Man (1987)
  36. Traitor's End (1988)
  37. Gently with the Millions (1989)
  38. Gently Scandalous (1990)
  39. Gently to a Kill (1991)
  40. Gently Tragic (1992)
  41. Gently in the Glens (1993)
  42. Bomber’s Moon (1994)
  43. Jackpot! (1995)
  44. The Love of Gods (1997)
  45. Over Here (1998)
  46. Gently Mistaken (1999)

Lincoln Child: Jeremy Logan Novels

Main Character: Professor Jeremy Logan, "enigmalogist" (an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation)
Setting: wherever he's needed
● Bold type indicates a book I've read
  1. Deep Storm (2007)
  2. Terminal Freeze (2008)
  3. The Third Gate (2012)
  4. The Forgotten Room (2015)

Jo Dereske: Miss Zukas Mysteries

Main Character: Helma Zukas, Librarian
Setting: Bellehaven, Washington - the town and its public library
● Bold type indicates a book I've read
  1. Miss Zukas and the Library Murders (1994)
  2. Miss Zukas and the Island Murders (1995)
  3. Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death (1995)
  4. Miss Zukas and the Raven's Dance (1996)
  5. Out of Circulation (1997)
  6. Final Notice (1998)
  7. Miss Zukas in Death's Shadow (1999)
  8. Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence (2001)
  9. Bookmarked to Die (2006)
  10. Catalogue of Death (2007)
  11. Index to Murder (2008)
  12. Farewell, Miss Zukas (2011)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Peter Robinson: Inspector Banks Mysteries

Main character: Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Alan Banks
Setting: Yorkshire, England / present day
● Bold type indicates a book I've read
  1. Gallows View (1987)
  2. A Dedicated Man (1988)
  3. The Hanging Valley (1989)
  4. A Necessary End (1990)
  5. Past Reason Hated (1992)
  6. Wednesday's Child (1992)
  7. Final Account (1994); aka: Dry Bones That Dream
  8. Innocent Graves (1996)
  9. Dead Right (1997); aka: Blood At The Root
  10. In a Dry Season (1999)
  11. Cold is the Grave (2000)
  12. Aftermath (2001)
  13. The Summer that Never Was (2002); aka: Close To Home
  14. Playing with Fire (2003)
  15. Strange Affair (2004)
  16. Piece of My Heart (2006)
  17. Friend of the Devil (2007)
  18. All the Colours of Darkness (2008)
  19. Bad Boy (2010)
  20. Watching the Dark (2012)
  21. Children of the Revolution (2013)
  22. Abattoir Blues (2014); aka: In The Dark Places  
  23. When the Music's Over (2016)