Thursday, June 2, 2016

Series Are the Bomb

It's been quite a while since I last wrote a post about series.  What prompted me to do it now has to do with Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles.  I'm 3/4 of the way through book 6 (of 7, they tell me).  And it's just so darn good that I decided to list my all-time favorite series in alphabetical order, by author, along with the genre.  People, if you like series, you simply can't go wrong with any/all of these.  They are just terrific.

Andre, Bella & Skully, Jennifer:  The Maverick Billionaires - romance
Archer, Jeffrey: The Clifton Chronicles - mystery/thriller/suspense
Baldacci, David (2):  The Camel Club & Will Robie - mystery/thriller/suspense
Brooks, Terry:  The Magic Kingdom of Landover - fantasy
Coben, Harlan:  Myron Bolitar - mystery/thriller/suspense
Eisler, Barry:  John Rain - mystery/thriller/suspense
Follett, Ken (2):  Pillars of the Earth & The Century Trilogy -historical fiction
Griffin, W.E.B. (3):  Brotherhood of War, The Corps & Presidential Agent - military/historical fiction
Iles, Greg:  Natchez Burning - mystery/thriller/suspense-historical fiction
Jakes, John (2):  The Kent Chronicles & North and South - historical fiction
Rowling, J.K.:  Harry Potter - fantasy
Sayre, Alina:  The Voyages of the Legend - YA fantasy
Siegel, Sheldon:  Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez - mystery/thriller/suspense-legal fiction
Silva, Daniel:  Gabriel Allon - mystery/thriller/suspense-international fiction
Smith, Tom Rob:  Child 44 - mystery/thriller/suspense-international fiction-historical fiction

If you want details, feel free to check with me.  Otherwise, you can go on the authors' websites to find out how many books are in each series and details regarding the plotlines. Did I miss any?  Maybe.  Can you legally sue me?  I don't think so.  And a final note - start each one with the first book.  It's just better that way.

AUTHOR EVENT:  Go on and check out the Walter Mosley event on June 16. It's called a Premier Event, which means that you have to pay for it.  However, Mosley is the winner of the 2016 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.  I guess that's a big deal.  Thanks to Nicole's influence (i.e. push), I will be there.


  1. I'm honored to be on your list :) I like reading series because if you liked the first one, there's a pretty good chance you'll like the rest. I'm in the middle of not one, not two, but three series at the moment. Case in point.

  2. I love series too but rarely keep up with any of my favorites anymore. :(

    1. I know what you mean. As a blogger, there are so many other books that we end up reading. I try to keep up with my favorites. Fortunately, many of them have already ended. It makes it easier to keep up with the few that are still going.