Thursday, January 16, 2014

CHALLENGE: Series Goals 2014

Let's try this one again! This is mostly so I can easily find the next book in the series that I want to read, and to be reminded of series that I've lost track of.
Thanks to SuziQoregon at Whimpulsive for the inspiration, this was my most successful challenge of the last two years. I got organized, and read a ton (or 20) of books, and got back to my mysteries. I got a good number of series up to date, found a few new ones, and rediscovered a few older series that I'd forgotten. So, once again!

The Ones I got up to date in 2013. Will there be new books in my favorite series in 2014? 

Darko Dawson by Kwei Quartey
    Murder at Cape Three Points (March 18,2014)
The Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French
   The Secret Place (Sept 2014)
The Number One Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe (Oct 14)
Vish Puri by Tarquin Hall

Detective Erlendur by Arnaldur Indridason
 Strange Shores (read in Jan 14)
 Inspector Armand Gamauche by Louise Penny
     How the Light Gets In (audiobook, Jan 14)
     The Long Way Home (audiobook, Oct 14)
Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley
     Dead in their Vaulted Arches (read in  Feb 14)
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (March 15, 2014)
Inspector Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri
   Angelica's Smile (June 2014)
Game of Mirrors (April 2015)
Maggie Hope  by Susan Elia MacNeal
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent (July 2014)

The Ones I Had on the list in 2013, read a few, but didn't finish:

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
 6. The Last Word

 Harry Bosch by Michael Connelly
The Last Coyote
Trunk Music
Angels Flight
A Darkness More Than Night
City of Bones
Lost Light

 Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
An Incomplete Revenge
Among the Mad
The Mapping of Love and Death ( audiobook)
A Lesson in Secrets (audiobook)
Elegy for Eddie
Leaving Everything Most Loved

Harry Hole by Jo Nesbo
The Devil's Star
The Redeemer
The Snowman
The Leopard
Phantom (playaway library)

An Irish Country Series by Patrick Taylor
An Irish Country Girl (audiobook)
An Irish Country Courtship (audiobook Halifax)
A Dublin Student Doctor
An Irish Country Wedding
Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor

 Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
4. Dexter by Design
5. Dexter is Delicious
6. Double Dexter
7. Dexter's Final Cut

The Ones Where I Started New in 2013

Maggie Hope series by Susan Elia MacNeal
Mr Churchill's Secretary (listened to in 2013)
Princess Elizabeth's Spy ( audiobook)
Her Majesty's Hope (audiobook)
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent (audiobook)

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin (Diana Norman)
Grave Goods (audiobook)
A Murderous Procession  (playaway library)

Rachel Knight by Marcia Clark
Guilt by Degrees
Killer Ambition

Jack Caffery by Mo Hayder (rec'd by suziQoregon)
Ritual (2008)
Skin (2009)
Gone (2010)

 The Ones Where I thought I'd read in 2013 and then didn't: 

Martin Beck Crime series by Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall
6. Murder at the Savoy
7.The Abominable Man
8. The Locked Room
9. Cop Killer
10. The Terrorists

Inspector Espinosa by Luis Alfredo Garcia-Roza
Only one of these that I have left to read may be available at my library.

Commissario Brunetta by Donna Leon
2. Death in a Strange Country
3. Dressed for Death
5. Death in High Water

Matthew Shardlake by CJ Sansom
Dissolution (read in 2012)
Dark Fire

Hazel Micallef - Inger Ash Wolfe
The Calling (read in 2012)
The Taken
A Door in the River

Mrs Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman

The ones I want to start reading in 2014: 

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness
A Royal Pain
Royal Flush
Royal Blood
Naughty in Nice
The Twelve Clues of Christmas
Heirs and Graces
Queen of Hearts
A Royal Threesome