My Detective Series

Some of the detective series that I keep going back to.

Roseanna

Maj Sjöwall

MYSTERY Sjowall, Maj

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Many of you are fans of Scandinavian crime fiction such as Mankell’s Wallander, Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole and the girl with the dragon tattoo. But if you haven’t discovered Martin Beck, it’s time. There is a series of ten crime fiction written in the 60’s and early 70’s by a team of writers named Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö that are arguably the origin of modern police procedurals. The side stories for the characters evolve over time, so it is best to read these in order.
- Brent

The moving target

Ross Macdonald

MYSTERY Macdonald, Ross
Mystery

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Lew Archer series. Hard boiled detective, baby.
- Brent

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith

MYSTERY McCall Smith, Alexander
Mystery

A carrion death

Michael Stanley

MYSTERY Stanley, Michael

In the aftermath of the murder of an anonymous victim, assistant superintendent David Bengu begins his career on Botswana, where his convivial passions and determined methods earn him a local nickname that likens him to a hippopotamus.

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The country is Botswana and the detective is Kubu which means Hippo in Setswana.
- Brent

The last policeman

Ben H Winters

FICTION Winters Ben
Mystery

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If you enjoy both sci-fi and mysteries, investigate the Last Policemen Series.
- Brent

Monk's-hood : the third chronicle of Brother Cadfael

Ellis Peters

MYSTERY Peters, Ellis
Mystery

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I watched these on PBS a long time ago. Now I'm trying them in book form. So far so good.
- Brent