Posts tagged ‘mystery’

April 17, 2014

Jack Reacher Books in Order

Not knowing what order to read a book series in is a unique annoyance, one which I would prefer to spare my fellow man. So, as a courtesy to the public, I am occasionally listing some excellent series with unambiguous order. This is Round 5. [You may also be interested in Round 4 (Lord Peter Wimsey), Round 3 (Lady Julia Grey, Lady Emily, and Miss Dido Kent books), Round 2 (Marcus Didius Falco), and Round 1 (Harry Bosch).]

  1. Killing Floor
  2. Die Trying
  3. Tripwire
  4. Running Blind/The Visitor
  5. Echo Burning
  6. Without Fail
  7. Persuader
  8. The Enemy
  9. One Shot
  10. The Hard Way
  11. Bad Luck & Trouble
  12. Nothing to Lose
  13. Gone Tomorrow
  14. 61 Hours
  15. Worth Dying For
  16. The Affair
  17. A Wanted Man
  18. Never Go Back
  19. Personal (due out September 2014)
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March 1, 2013

First 23 Books of 2013

Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner – Lisa Gardner is good at the whole mystery/thriller-writing-thing
The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung – very good
The Chestnut King by N.D. Wilson – 3rd book in the 100 Cupboards series
The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie – dude writes just like Dr. House talks
The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie – this one was particularly great fun
At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie
Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia A. Brannigan
A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
The Priest’s Graveyard by Ted Dekker
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowens – quite a bit of “meh” to be found here
The Devil Colony by James Rollins – who doesn’t love a ridiculous conspiracy theory thriller?
The Skeleton Key by James Rollins (novella)
Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood – most helpful book on greyhounds so far
My Life in France by Julia Child, with Alex Prud’homme – very interesting; strong motivation to learn how to make beurre blanc
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane – enjoyed it
The Lost Van Gogh by A.J. Zerries – ridic
The Racketeer by John Grisham
What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw by Agatha Christie
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Love Walked In by Maria De Los Santos – LOVE LOVE LOVE
Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis – LOVE LOVE LOVE
A Conspiracy of Tall Men by Noah Hawley – barely made it throug
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – very, very good – I can see why it managed to make most of the “best novels of 2012” lists

July 19, 2012

Harry Bosch Books in Order

You know what drives me crazy? When I have a hard time figuring out what order the books in a series are supposed to go. I got all kinds of off on the Harry Bosch books recently – read about 3 books way out of order recently. So, as a courtesy to the public, I thought I would occasionally list series like this in order. This is round 1. (If you are interested in more information, like how Connelly cross-uses characters, go here.)

Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch Series

  1. The Black Echo
  2. The Black Ice
  3. Concrete Blonde
  4. The Last Coyote
  5. Trunk Music
  6. Angels Flight
  7. A Darkness More Than Night
  8. City of Bones
  9. Lost Light
  10. The Narrows
  11. The Closers
  12. Echo Park
  13. The Overlook
  14. The Brass Verdict (technically from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  15. Nine Dragons
  16. The Reversal (technically from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  17. The Fifth Witness (1 page appearance in a this book from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  18. The Drop
  19. The Black Box
  20. The Burning Room (due out November 2014)

(Updated 4/16/2014)