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Some favourite crime-fiction series #2 (no special order)

Maxine Clarke "Maxine of Petrona"
 
The Last Fix
The Last Fix
"Highly readable police-procedural series set in Oslo - bleak, funny, all the genre staples are here. Unfortunately the UK translations are not published in chronological order."
Borderlands (Inspector Devlin Mystery 1)
Borderlands (Inspector Devlin Mystery 1)
"Police procedural (again!) set in the borderlands of Ireland. Inspector Devlin is a family man trying to do the right thing and avoid politics - not always succeeding."
Knots And Crosses
Knots And Crosses
"Top-selling Edinburgh series featuring maverick cop John Rebus. I've read these as they were published (ie before they became bestsellers) and they are mostly of the very highest genre quality."
A Beautiful Place to Die
A Beautiful Place to Die
"Perhaps a bit early to judge this series on the basis of 2 novels, but compelling and moving plots in 1950s South Africa, showing evils of racism."
Birdman: Jack Caffery series 1
Birdman: Jack Caffery series 1
"Occasionally too gruesome for me, on balance an excellent series particularly the most recent (at time of writing), Gone, with DI Jack Caffery and police diver Flea Marley."
The Twilight Time
The Twilight Time
"Many Scottish crime novels have been hailed as the heir to Rankin/Rebus but this series, featuring Anna Cameron, comes closest. Strong campaigning theme, eg the prison system in Scotland."
Moonlight Downs: An Emily Tempest Investigation
Moonlight Downs: An Emily Tempest Investigation
"Only two in this series at time of writing, but half-Aborigine Emily Tempest is a brilliant invention and the prose is wonderful poetic music."
Open Season
Open Season
"Highly engaging series about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, his family and various environmental concerns."
Unseen: Anders Knutas series 1
Unseen: Anders Knutas series 1
"Part police-procedural, part romance between journalist and teacher, set on Swedish island of Gotland."
The Princess of Burundi
The Princess of Burundi
"Series centring on Ann Lindell and colleagues of the Uppsala, Sweden police. Woefully, translated in crazy order, the series has some flaws but also compelling moments."
The Shadow Woman (Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novels)
The Shadow Woman (Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novels)
"Another solid Swedish series, featuring Erik Winter of the Gothenberg police, again translated out of order."
Faceless Killers: Kurt Wallander
Faceless Killers: Kurt Wallander
"Despite the ludicrous hype and the often-silly (dated) plots, the series stands on the great creation of Wallander and the interactions with his team and his family over time. Sweden again (Ystaad)"
The Chalk Circle Man (Commissaire Adamsberg)
The Chalk Circle Man (Commissaire Adamsberg)
"Quirky French fables featuring Inspector Adamsberg. Not quite real but the series has charm and originality. Again, suffers from out-of-order translations."
Little Criminals
Little Criminals
"A series in a loose sense, this is a marvellous journalists' view of corruption and crashing economy in Ireland. Biting but poetic."
A Touch Of Frost: (DI Jack Frost Book 2)
A Touch Of Frost: (DI Jack Frost Book 2)
"Hilarious and sad, D I Jack Frost is a politically incorrect, rude yet determined policeman. Very good novels, stick to those by R D Wingfield and give the follow-ups a miss."
Falling Off Air
Falling Off Air
"Very good series; the first couple are about a TV journalist but then the Chinese theme takes over (the author lives in China) with a PI character. Superior fare."
Detective Inspector Huss
Detective Inspector Huss
"I love the Inspector Irene Huss series (Swedish again); it is such a pity that only three novels have been translated (in US editions)."
Death at La Fenice
Death at La Fenice
"Long-running series set in Venice, by a US author who lives there. Comissario Brunetti and his wife Paola are deservedly highly regarded creations."
Lonely Hearts: (Resnick 1)
Lonely Hearts: (Resnick 1)
"Excellent police-procedural series set in Nottingham, featuring DI Charlie Resnik, of Polish origin. Intended  as a series of 10, he is now writing more."
The Coroner's Lunch (Dr Siri Paiboun Mystery 1)
The Coroner's Lunch (Dr Siri Paiboun Mystery 1)
"Set in 1970s Laos, septuagenarian coroner Siri Paiboun is a marvellous character, as are his two colleagues. There is a magical-spiritual element to these novels, as well as much humour and satire."
The Ice Princess (Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 1) (Patrik Hedstrom 1)
The Ice Princess (Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 1) (Patrik Hedstrom 1)
"More Sweden, this time Fjallbacka. I like the character and concerns of Erika, but her police husband Patrick tends to be a bit slow to work out the crimes."
Not So Perfect Crime, A (Borja and Eduard Barcelona Murder Mysteries)
Not So Perfect Crime, A (Borja and Eduard Barcelona Murder Mysteries)
"The brothers who aren't, the detective agency that isn't - witty and pertinent satires on Barcelona's rich and famous. Lovely."
Shadow Walker
Shadow Walker
"From "the edge of the world", Inspector Negrui of Mongolia's serious crime squad, investigates. The first two novels are best, in the context of a country undergoing rapid change."
Cold in the Earth
Cold in the Earth
"DI Marjory Fleming of the Galloway (Scotland) police investigates crimes in small farming community. Not cosy and not gritty, somewhere inbetween. Good, classic mysteries."
Dregs (William Wisting Mystery 1)
Dregs (William Wisting Mystery 1)
"Only Dregs (#6) translated so far, but on the evidence of this one, a brilliant Norwegian police-procedural series in the style of Mankell/Wallander (but better?!)"