10 October 2011

The next series

I've got the last current Michael Connelly book checked out from the library and I'm #168 on the hold list for the new one coming out in November.

But -- after almost three years of reading, I'm done with his 20-book deep backlist.

Which brings me to the question: "Now what?"

Reading the Harry Bosch books especially (and Connelly's others) have made me realize I really like mysteries. I liked them alot as a little kid (Anyone else remember Piet Potter or Miss Mallard? Anyone?)

Of course, with so many good mystery series out there, I'm having trouble deciding what to jump into next. Having read the Bosch series (and being part way through the Jack Reacher series), I think I want to tackle a series with a female detective/cop/etc.

I can think of at least four series that sound interesting and I don't know which one to pick. Just to be clear, I've already read most of Stephanie Plum (up to at least book 12 or 13 or so) and I read a bunch of Patricia Cornwell back in high school and the A for Alibi series just feels so long that I'm not really game for diving into those.

So you, dear reader, get to help me. Poll. Over at the right.Pick your fave female sleuth (or sleuth team) from that list.

Maybe she'll be my new favorite sleuth-ess too.

1 comment:

Joshua Grover-David Patterson said...

I don't know any of the characters in the poll.

So instead, I'm going to tell you to read something ELSE.

Fletch. Read those. I realize there isn't a girl in them, but they are awesome and star a reporter and aren't much like the movies at all.

OR - the Rex books. Anonymous Rex, Casual Rex, and Hot and Sweaty Rex. Dinosaur detective. Read those.