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Initial post: 13 Sep 2013 12:02:07 BDT
SecretReader says:
I am really struggling to find a good series to get stuck into...I read things from Rivers of London (Ben Aaronovitch) through to Agatha Raisin (M.C Beaton) and enjoy them both as I tend to love the characters and the familiarity of them.
Does anyone have any other suggestions on a decent series to reignite my love of reading as the last few titles I have attempted to read have not caught my imaginations.
Any help appreciated! Thanks :)

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 13:23:59 BDT
Anne says:
Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher is worth a try.

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 15:17:01 BDT
SecretReader says:
Thanks Anne, I'll give it a go! :)

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 15:42:47 BDT
Irene says:
if you like historical crime then Paul Doherty has a few series the Amerotke one is set in ancient egypt then there is the Brother Athelstone series and Hugh Corbett one as well i have enjoyed them all

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2013 11:46:18 BDT
L.Lop says:
OK you can't do better than TARGET by the LoPintos. This is a lot like those TV Series you just can't stop watching. You'll love the characters but plenty of action.
Relevant reading too, so there is plenty of social consciousness there to justify the escape!
Hope you like it. All our reviewers loved it.

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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2013 11:48:58 BDT
L.Lop says:
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You will really get hooked on this series.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2013 19:34:40 BDT
Since your examples don't sound too thriller-y, I'll go ahead and recommend Martin Walker's Bruno, Chief of Police series. Wonderful locale & characters!
Bruno Chief of Police

If you are looking for something more fast-paced, I also like Adrian Magson's Harry Tate series and Jeff Abbott's Sam Capra (the first two Capra books do need to be read together, though.) Also, Simon Kernick has some good thrillers.
Red Station: Harry Tate Series, Book 1 (A Harry Tate Thriller)
Adrenaline (Sam Capra 1)
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Posted on 16 Sep 2013 09:19:17 BDT
SecretReader says:
Miss M - all of your suggestions are now purchased! Sounds like they're just my cup of tea. Thank you :)

Posted on 16 Sep 2013 09:55:36 BDT
Steven says:
'The Lewis Trilogy' by Peter James might suit.

Posted on 19 Sep 2013 16:00:11 BDT
The Bookworm says:
I greatly enjoyed Graham Hurley's books and John Harvey's Inspector Resnik series. Quintin Jardine is a new one on me and his Bob Skinner books are quite gripping. I found the Lewis trilogy a bit over-written and kept thinking 'please just get on with it'. It is a one off, but have you tried Donna Tartt's Secret History? It is superb! Of course there is always Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano..... very good and quite humorous sometimes.

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 16:23:51 BDT
SecretReader says:
S.Morris - I may have to try the first one ans see how it goes...the description caught my attention as did the 903 four and five star reviews! Thank you.

The Bookworm - Graham Hurley looks very good and it's good there are a few in the DI Joe Faraday series. As fo rJohn Harvey "Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century'"....that's has to be a must read! Donna Tartt is actually sat on my book shelf and is as yet unread as I must confess to be a Kindle lover...now you have reminded me of that classic green crime penguin cover I have to download it! Thank you! :)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2013 20:03:47 BDT
Steven says:
I'll second the recommendation for the secret history. I read it about 10 years ago now, It's a long book but I read it a matter of days absolutely captivated by it.
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