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The DEBUT novels for 20 Crime Fiction Series

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The Mermaids Singing
The Mermaids Singing
"(1995) Start here for the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan Series by Val McDermid"
The Surgeon: (Rizzoli & Isles series 1)
The Surgeon: (Rizzoli & Isles series 1)
"(2001) Very important to start HERE for the fantastic Rizzoli-and-later-Isles series."
Blindsighted: (Grant County series 1)
Blindsighted: (Grant County series 1)
"(2001) This is the first in the Grant County series, with Sara, Jeffrey and Lena. So start here!"
Deal Breaker
Deal Breaker
"(1995) First Myron Bolitar novel. EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE and ANTHONY AWARD WINNER! Sports agent Myron Bolitar lands Christian Steele, the client of a lifetime. There’s just one litle problem..."
The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme Novels)
The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme Novels)
"(1997) No.1. Quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme abandons his forced retirement to track down a vicious serial killer."
Gallows View (Inspector Banks Mystery)
Gallows View (Inspector Banks Mystery)
"(1987) If you haven't encountered Chief Inspector Alan Banks before, prepare for a crash course in taut, clean writing and subtle psychology. And watch for those twists - they'll get you every time"
Postmortem (Scarpetta Novels)
Postmortem (Scarpetta Novels)
"(1990) A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. 3 women have died. Dr Kay Scarpetta has the task of finding new forensic evidence for the police"
Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider
"(1992) For such a high-profile case, they needed the top people -- Alex Cross, a black detective with a PhD in psychology, and Jezzie Flanagan, an ambitious young Secret Service agent"
Knots And Crosses
Knots And Crosses
"(1987) A brutal abduction and murder of two young girls, now a third is missing. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, is one of many policemen hunting the killer"
The Black Echo
The Black Echo
"(1992) LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must walk the line between criminals and crooked cops following the death of an old war buddy."
The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvis Cole Novels)
The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvis Cole Novels)
"(1987) The first novel surrounding Elvis Cole, a smart alec LA based PI who not only has to deal with crimes but also the assorted collection of eccentrics that LALA land provides"
Every Dead Thing: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 1
Every Dead Thing: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 1
"(1999) PI Charlie 'Bird' Parker's supernatural odyssey in pursuit of a serial killer unlike any other, the killer known only as the Traveling Man"
Sleepyhead (Tom Thorne Novels)
Sleepyhead (Tom Thorne Novels)
"(2001) Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She's survived a stroke, deliberately induced by skilful manipulation by a truly sick psycho. Then D.I. Tom Thorne discovers the horrible truth...."
Deja Dead (Temperance Brennan)
Deja Dead (Temperance Brennan)
"(1997) The debut novel featuring Dr Temperance Brennan, the wry, impassioned director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec"
Killing Floor: 1 (Jack Reacher)
Killing Floor: 1 (Jack Reacher)
"(1997) Introduces Jack Reacher, the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode. Trained to think fast and act faster, with an eye for the women, he is truly every thinking reader's perfect action hero"
The Neon Rain
The Neon Rain
"(1987) Introducing the New Orleans detective Dave Robicheaux, this novel begins with the murder of a prostitute, which no one wants him to investigate. Involvement with a drug dealing Mafia"
The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
"(1939) The first in the series of novels to feature iconic Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe"
When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware)
When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware)
"(1985) From the internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman comes an explosive debut thriller featuring legendary psychologist Alex Delaware"
A Drink Before The War
A Drink Before The War
"(1994) The first in Lehane’s electrifying crime series featuring the duo Kenzie and Gennaro"
Cold Granite (Logan McRae, Book 1)
Cold Granite (Logan McRae, Book 1)
"(2005) Debut for Aberdeen DS Logan McRae and the likes of DI Insch and DI Steele"