I Love a Series


I love the anticipation of waiting for the next book in a series that I love. One book is fun, but to follow a strong-willed hero or heroine (or dog?) through adventure, murder or mayhem is pure pleasure. There are three series that I love to wait for and they are all mysteries.
 
The first is the Chet and Bernie Mystery series by Spencer Quinn, set in atmospheric Arizona. Bernie is the soft-hearted, down-on-his-luck private detective and Chet, a dog, who actually tells the tale, is his brilliant side-kick. There have been five books in the series beginning with Dog on It and the sixth coming soon The Sound and the Furry. The books have been reviewed as “pure comic genius” and of course Chet always saves the day.



 
The second series I look forward to is by English author Elly Griffiths. Her five books in the series are set on the Northern English coast with forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway who’s independent, but vulnerable. As a professor at the University of North Norfolk she is always involved in excavating historical digs, but sometimes she finds something more sinister and it leads to murder.




The third series is set in Amish Ohio country. The ex-Amish Chief of Police, Kate Burkholder, has to straddle the two worlds of her old Amish background with that of her current “Englisher” one, solving the horrendous murders that keep happening in the Amish community. Linda Castillo has written five books in the series, the first Sworn to Silence which was described by reviewers as “gripping.”



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