Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels (Plus 2) I'm Dying To Read
Top Ten Tuesday is the weekly meme run by the gals over at THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH. Each week we're given a new topic to fashion a top ten list around. This week it's Top Ten Sequels We're Dying to Read. Don't forget to check in at The B&B to see the complete list of blogging participants. I'm posting 10 + 2 extra in no particular order but just as they occur to me.
Sequels I'll be reading sooner rather than later:
1) PIRATE KING by Laurie R. King. In stores and online today. So it ties in nicely with this theme. The adventures of Mary Russell and her partner and husband Sherlock Holmes is my favorite series of all time next to the original Conan Doyle stories.
2) MISERY BAY by Steve Hamilton. It's been several years, but finally we get another entry in the wonderful Alex McKnight series set in the cold country of northern Michigan.
3) A PARADISE FOR FOOLS by Nicholas Kilmer.
The next in the Fred Taylor art mysteries. Another of my favorites. I love a good mystery set in the art world, am also very fond of the laconic Vietnam vet Fred Taylor and his boss, the eccentric Boston Brahman art collector Clayton Reed.
4) GHOST HERO by S.J. Rozan.
The next in the Bill Smith and Lydia Chin series set usually among the crowded streets of the lower half of Manhattan - where I grew up. Just a fabulous NYC detective series.
5) THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Spencer Quinn.
The fourth in the delightful Chet and Bernie series. I can't say enough about these books, they are absolutely unique and oh-so-wonderfully written from Chet's point of view. Chet happens to be a dog who behaves like a dog while letting us in on the latest case he and his owner, the down at the heels detective, Bernie, are engaged in. No cutesy poo here. Chet is first, last and always a dog.
6) A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny.
The next police inspector Armand Gamache mystery by the Canadian writer who's won just about every writing award worth winning. Usually set in a small Canadian town where murder has, apparently, become a habit.
7) I AM HALF SICK OF SHADOWS by Alan Bradley.
The next Flavia de Luce book and perfect for holiday giving if I say so myself. This is a series set in the 1950's English countryside and featuring a brilliant 12 year old prodigy as the quirky protagonist.
8) EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN by Janet Evanovich.
Can't wait to read the next in a long line of hilarious mysteries set in make-believe Trenton and starring hapless bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and her eccentric family. Ranger is my choice. Just sayin'...
9) THE DROP by Michael Connelly.
The 17th entry in the long running Harry Bosch, L.A. police detective series.
10) TAKEN by Robert Crais.
The next Elvis Cole and Joe Pike book due out in January. CAN'T WAIT!!
11) BELIEVING THE LIE by Elizabeth George.
The next in the cerebral Inspector Lynley and Barbara Havers mysteries.
12) THE AFFAIR by Lee Child.
Jack Reacher is back. That's all I need to know.