If you’re new to my blog, welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. It’s held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week’s topic is actually supposed to be about books with numbers in their titles, but as you can see, I did something else entirely.
I’m not entirely certain this topic makese sense, so let me set the scene: there are many authors who have been around for so long that their most famous series extends well into the high teens in terms of numbers. Some may be easy to pick up at any stage, others are all interlocked and you’ll need to know what came before — > these are the authors I am talking about. It’s on me BTW that I haven’t gotten around to reading them, and sometimes that’s really in part bc I don’t want to read something set in the 1990s either.
I wish blurbs would include more whether something can be read on its own even though it’s part of a series.
Patricia Cornwell: I actually started her Kay Scarpetta series ages ago, but at some point there was too much time between books and it kind of fell off my radar. I’d like to go back though.
Val McDermid: Same here with her Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series.
Ann Cleeves: I am going to be posting a review of The Long Call, her newest soon, but that this is a new series is the only reason I picked up one of her books.
John Sanford: I have been growing more curious about his Lucas Davenport series, the first of which was published in 1989. Yikes. However, I am going to try diving into his Virgil Flowers series instead — book 12 to be exact. (I’m a sucker for a good blurb, what can I say)
Jeffery Deaver: Lincoln Rhyme. I admit the movie The Bone Collector brought these to my attention and I think I read one or two around then. But again, this fell off my radar and I’m only now thinking about going back.
There are more of course, but these have been on my mind recently. Which authors would be on your list??