Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’m Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog.

  • Vera Stanhope by Ann Cleeves – I’ve not read books 2 and 3. The latest one, the 9th was published this month – The Darkest Evening.
  • Maeve Kerrigan by Jane Casey – I’ve read 7, with 2 novellas and 2 more books to read.
  • Inspector Rebus by Ian Rankin – I’ve read 22. Book 23 A Song for the Dark Times is out on 1 October.
  • Dalziel and Pascoe by Reginald Hill – 24 books. I started by reading them out of order and am now filling in the gaps. So far I have read 13.
  • Lacey Flint by Sharon Bolton – I’ve read all 4 books and there is a novella, Here Be Dragons, which I haven’t read yet.
  • DCI Banks by Peter Robinson – another series I began reading out of order and am now filling in the gaps. There are 26 books and I’ve read 11 of them
  • Inspector Maigret by Georges Simenon – there are 75 and I’ve read 11 of them.
  • Commissaire Adamsberg by Fred Vargas – 9 books and I’ve read 5 of them.
  • Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear – 15 books and I’ve read just 3 of them.
  • The Greek Detective by Anne Zouroudi – 9 books and I’ve read 3 of them.

25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’m Reading

    1. The books came first and some of the TV versions are not quite the same – they sometimes change the identity of the murderer, the locations and some of the characters. I enjoy the episodes but prefer the books – maybe that’s because my ideas of the characters are not the same.

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    1. Rebus retired when he was 60 in ‘Exit Music’ (2007). Then the retirement age changed and he was back on the police force working on cold cases. Then he retired again and afterwards acted in a ‘consultative capacity’ not as a cop and with no warrant card or real powers and with no pay. As for his age I read somewhere that Rankin has slowed down Rebus’s age since his retirement.

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  1. These are all terrific series, Margaret. Funny, I’m reading one in Jane Casey’s Maeve Kerrigan series right not. Interesting how that happens, isn’t it? And you’ve reminded me of Anne Zouroudi’s series, too, which I would really like to get back to reading soon!

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  2. I have read at least one book in all of these series except for two: Anne Zouroudi and Sharon Bolton. I have read 13 of the Reginald Hill series, and I recently read #3 in the Peter Robinson series. I like the Vera Stanhope series a lot, and have read 3 of those.

    I do want to try out the Anne Zouroudi series.

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  3. My goodness, so many series sounds daunting but when I think about it, it seems perfectly fine provided you’re not trying to read every book from every series in the correct order! ☺️ And now you have me wondering how many series I’m reading. Not as many as you I’m sure!

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    1. It’s next to impossible to read some authors’ books in order when they’ve written several before you start them. People tell me Louise Penny’s books are good – but I haven’t read any and there are 16 in her Gamache series!

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