Best Detective/Mystery Series
Can't wait for the next one!
Can't seem to add just authors so I randomly chose a book.
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1,202 books · 1,470 voters · list created August 15th, 2008 by Mary Todd (votes) .
Tags: mystery
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message 1: by A...B (new)

A...B
Never read this one yet, but w0ould be very interested to know your impressions about it.
What did you find the most intriguing, philosophically provoking, and unforgettable about the book?


s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e «§KENZ§» I've never read any of these.


message 3: by Karen (last edited Aug 16, 2008 06:21AM) (new)

Karen Syed The Missing Locket by Mary Cunningham and the others in the series, is for children and it is great. Two young girls travel back in time to meet their relatives. It is an adventure and is a great way to help kids understand how they came to be. History is power.


message 4: by Skyler (new)

Skyler Grey I've not ready any of these... yet. But I certainly am intrigued enough that I think I would greatly enjoy them.

The blurbs alone were well written which is something I look for when deciding on a new book, along with lots of twists which I love in stories.

:)



message 5: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd Thanks for voting...I haven't read Sansom and am on the way to the library to pick one up!


message 6: by Marc (new)

Marc >>I've never read any of these.

Ah, but would you like to?


The Singer of All Songs why is the list hogged by tamora pierce!


message 8: by Jon (new)

Jon OK. So I voted for FINN. Sue me. (But the Garcia Marquez is probably my actual favorite...)


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah What's the first line of FINN? I haven't heard of it.


message 10: by Cherrimae (new)

Cherrimae "UNDER A LOW SUN, pursued by fish and mounted by crows and veiled in a loud languid swarm of bluebottle flies, the body comes down the river like a deadfall stripped clean."


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Probably someone voting on the list added her books, because they like Tamora Pierce? That would be my guess.


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

=D I love Megan Turner's books, but I wouldn't consider Pierce to be underground, per se. Just not very popular.


message 13: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Oh dear...have never heard of these books before! Yeowch...


message 14: by Ambushedamber (new)

Ambushedamber I read so many of these growing up and own a lot of them! I super strongly recommend some of the authors on this list: Diana Wynne Jones, Meredith Ann Pierce, Peter S. Beagle, Robin McKinley, and Sherwood Smith! All of them are authors i read when young and still adore as an adult!!!!


message 15: by Jan (new)

Jan I can't believe that Colin Dexter wasn't on the list!


message 16: by Judy (new)

Judy Hoell Everyone needs to have FUN books to read. Those listed under Guilty Pleasures are worth the read.


message 17: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Jan wrote: "I can't believe that Colin Dexter wasn't on the list!"

What would you recommend I read first ?


message 18: by Eden (new)

Eden It's nice to see a lot of Diana Wynne Jones books on this list.


message 19: by Jan C (new)

Jan C I thought this was for best series? The Thin Man isn't a series. Except for his Continental Op stories, I believe Hammett's novels are standalones. Also, why multiple books from series?

Just askin'.


message 20: by Gail (new)

Gail Tell No One by Harlan Coben does not belong in this list. It's a stand alone novel, and not part of his Myron Bolitar series, which does belong on here. It's a terrific series.


message 21: by Meintantei (new)

Meintantei most people here don't even know what a great detective-series looks like. ^^
detective conan is obviously the best detective-series if you enjoy great shows:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-zix1...



however, if you accept low level entertaiment, then i guess these shows above are okay.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads These are books, not TV shows.


message 23: by Ashley (new)

Ashley So no Tana French novels? I am slightly disappointed considering all her novels are of the same series....


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add them; it's easy to add books to lists. Up at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


message 25: by Val (new)

Val Weaver good list some surprises but would try most!


message 26: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Åsgård This is the best list ever! :D


message 27: by Becky (new)

Becky I consider the Stephanie Plum books more comedy than anything else. I don't put her in league with James Patterson that's for sure but she is an entertaining read!


message 28: by Virginia (new)

Virginia Hotchkiss Jan wrote: "I can't believe that Colin Dexter wasn't on the list!"

I agree!


message 29: by Virginia (new)

Virginia Hotchkiss Not a single book by Anne Perry? Disgraceful!
Start with The Carter Street Hangman.


message 30: by Jan C (new)

Jan C Virginia wrote: "Not a single book by Anne Perry? Disgraceful!
Start with The Carter Street Hangman."


Not to be too picky but that's The Cater Street Hangman


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Virginia wrote: "Not a single book by Anne Perry? Disgraceful!
Start with The Carter Street Hangman."


You could add Anne Perry; it's easy to add books to lists. At the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


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