Series

Coming to Terms with Them


I recently saw another blogger using a dedicated page just for keeping track of all the series of novels she has read, wants to read, owns some of but not all, and so on.  Series have been a life-long struggle for me--love to read them, can't keep track of what I already own and what I still need; end up buying three copies of the same book--especially since I keep discovering "new" ones that I want to read 20 years after the first novel debuted, and therefore have a terrible time getting to read them in order.  THUS, I am establishing this series page in the hope that it will be of some service to others as well as myself.  I will strive to my utmost to make sure that the reading order for each series posted here is accurate (please correct me if you have more reliable information), and during the parts of the page where I'm simply keeping track of what I already own, feel free to chat amongst yourselves.

Series are arranged alphabetically by author's surname, then in the order in which they should be read (at least, in my humble opinion or to the best of my knowledge).  For my own information, titles in blue I have already read, and underlined titles are those which I already own. "Starred" titles, i.e. *, were personal favorites.


Margery Allingham--Albert Campion Series

The Crime at Black Dudley
Mystery Mile
Look to the Lady
Police at the Funeral
Sweet Danger
Death of a Ghost
Flowers for the Judge
The Case of the Late Pig
Dancers in Mourning
The Fashion in Shrouds
Traitor's Purse
Pearls Before Swine
More Work for the Undertaker
The Tiger in the Smoke
The Beckoning Lady
Tether's End
The China Governess
The Mind Readers
Cargo of Eagles
Mr. Campion's Farthing
Mr. Campion's Falcon
Mr. Campion: Criminologist
Mr. Campion and Others
The Allingham Case-Book
Mr. Campion's Lucky Day And Other Stories
The Return of Mr. Campion


Michael Buckley--The Sisters Grimm

#1.  The Fairy-Tale Detectives
#2.  The Unusual Suspects
#3.  The Problem Child
#4.  Once Upon a Crime
#5.  Magic and Other Misdemeanors
#6.  Tales From the Hood
#7.  The Everafter War
#8.  The Inside Story
#9.  The Council of Mirrors



Tom Clancy--Jack Ryan Novels

Red Storm Rising
Without Remorse
Patriot Games
Red Rabbit
The Hunt for Red October
The Cardinal of the Kremlin*
Clear and Present Danger
The Sum of All Fears
Debt of Honor
Executive Orders
Rainbow Six
The Bear and the Dragon
The Teeth of the Tiger





Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony
Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian





Margaret Frazer--Sister Frevise

The Novice's Tale
The Servant's Tale
The Outlaw's Tale
The Bishop's Tale
The Boy's Tale
The Murderer's Tale
The Prioress' Tale
The Maiden's Tale
The Reeve's Tale
The Squire's Tale
The Clerk's Tale
The Bastard's Tale
The Hunter's Tale
The Widow's Tale
The Sempster's Tale
The Traitor's Tale
The Apostate's Tale

--Joliffe the Player

A Play of Isaac
A Play of Dux Moraud
A Play of Knaves
A Play of Lords
A Play of Treachery
A Play of Piety
A Play of Heresy


P. D. James--Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries

Cover Her Face
A Mind to Murder
Unnatural Causes
Shroud for a Nightingale
The Black Tower
Death of an Expert Witness
(Death Came Quickly)
A Taste for Death
Devices and Desires
Original Sin
A Certain Justice
Death in Holy Orders
The Murder Room
The Lighthouse
The Private Patient





Ngaio Marsh--Roderick Alleyn Series

A Man Lay Dead
Enter a Murderer
The Nursing Home Murder
Death in Ecstasy
Vintage Murder
Artists in Crime
Death in a White Tie
Overture to Death
Death at the Bar
Death of a Peer
Death and the Dancing Footman
Colour Scheme
Died in the Wool
Final Curtain
Wreath for Rivera
Night at the Vulcan
Spinsters in Jeopardy
Scales of Justice
Death of a Fool
Singing in the Shrouds
False Scent
Hand in Glove
Dead Water
Killer Dolphin
Clutch of Constables
When in Rome
Tied Up in Tinsel
Black As He's Painted
Last Ditch
A Grave Mistake
Photo Finish
Light Thickens
Death on the Air


Elizabeth Peters--Amelia Peabody Mysteries

Crocodile on the Sand Bank
The Curse of the Pharaohs
The Mummy Case
Lion in the Valley
The Deeds of the Disturber
The Last Camel Died at Noon
The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog
The Hippopotamus Pool
Seeing a Large Cat
The Ape Who Guards the Balance
The Falcon at the Portal
He Shall Thunder in the Sky
Lord of the Silent
The Golden One
Children of the Storm
Guardian of the Horizon
The Serpent on the Crown
Tomb of the Golden Bird
A River in the Sky


Ellis Peters--Chronicles of Brother Cadfael

A Rare Benedictine

A Morbid Taste for Bones
One Corpse Too Many
Monk's Hood
St. Peter's Fair
The Leper of St. Giles
The Virgin in the Ice
The Sanctuary Sparrow
The Devil's Novice
Dead Man's Ransom
The Pilgrim of Hate
An Excellent Mystery
The Raven in the Foregate
The Rose Rent
The Hermit of Eyton Forest
The Confession of Brother Haluin
The Heretic's Apprentice
The Potter's Field
The Summer of the Danes
The Holy Thief
Brother Cadfael's Penance


Anne Perry--Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Mysteries

The Cater Street Hangman
Callander Square
Paragon Walk
Resurrection Row
Rutland Place
Bluegate Fields
Death in the Devil's Acre
Cardington Crescent
Silence in Hanover Close
Bethlehem Road
Highgate Rise
Belgrave Square
Farrier's Lane
The Hyde Park Headsman
Traitors Gate
Pentecost Alley
Ashworth Hall
Brunswick Gardens
Bedford Square
Half Moon Street
The Whitechapel Conspiracy
Southampton Row
Seven Dials
Long Spoon Lane
Buckingham Palace Gardens
Betrayal at Lisson Grove
Dorchester Terrace

--William Monk Series

The Face of a Stranger
A Dangerouss Mourning
Defend and Betray
A Sudden, Fearful Death
The Sins of the Wolf
Cain His Brother
Weighed in the Balance
The Silent Cry
A Breach of Promise
The Twisted Root
Slaves of Obsession
Funeral in Blue
Death of a Stranger
The Shifting Tide
Dark Assassin
Execution Dock
Acceptable Loss
A Sunless Sea

--World War One Series

No Graves As Yet
Shoulder the Sky
Angels in the Gloom
At Some Disputed Barricade
We Shall Not Sleep

--Christmas Stories Series

A Christmas Journey
A Christmas Visitor
A Christmas Guest
A Christmas Secret
A Christmas Beginning
A Christmas Grace
A Christmas Promise
A Christmas Odyssey
A Christmas Homecoming


Louise Rennison

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God
Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas
Dancing in My Nuddy Pants
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel
"...Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers"
Startled by His Furry Shorts
Love is a Many-Trousered Thing
Stop in the Name of Pants!
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?



Josephine Tey--Alan Gardiner Mysteries

The Man in the Queue
To Love and Be Wise
A Shilling for Candles
The Franchise Affair
The Daughter of Time
The Singing Sands

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