Thursday, February 11, 2010

150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010

Continuing to update our list of mystery and detective series -- including police detectives, private investigators, and amateur sleuths, from such authors as Rex Stout, Dashiell Hammett, Harlan Coben, M.C. Beaton, Robert B. Parker, Janet Evanovich, Agatha Christie, and more.

001 C. AUGUSTE DUPIN by Edgar Allan Poe (1841)
002 SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)
003 A. J. RAFFLES by E. W. Hornung (1899)
004 Arsene Lupin by Maurice Leblanc (1905)
005 PROF. VAN DUSEN (The Thinking Machine) by Jacques Futrelle (1906)
006 FATHER BROWN by G.K. Chesterton (1911)
007 HERCULE POIROT by Agatha Christie (1920)
008 TOMMY and TUPPENCE by Agatha Christie (1922)
009 LORD PETER WIMSEY by Dorothy L. Sayers (1923)
010 THE CONTINENTAL OP by Dashiell Hammett (1923)
011 CHARLIE CHAN by Earl Derr Biggers (1925)
012 PHILO VANCE by S.S. Van Dine (1926)
013 The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon (1927)
014 MISS SILVER by Patricia Wentworth (1928)
015 The Saint by Leslie Charteris (1928)
016 ALBERT CAMPION by Margery Allingham (1929)
017 ELLERY QUEEN and INSPECTOR QUEEN by Ellery Queen (1929)
018 MISS MARPLE by Agatha Christie (1930)
019 NANCY DREW by Carolyn Keene (1930)
020 Maigret by Georges Simenon (1931)
021 Dick Tracy by Chester Gould (1931)
022 DRURY LANE by Ellery Queen (1932)
023 DR. GIDEON FELL by John Dickson Carr (1933)
024 PERRY MASON by Erle Stanley Gardner (1933)
025 NERO WOLFE and ARCHIE GOODWIN by Rex Stout (1934)
026 NICK and NORA CHARLES (The Thin Man) by Dashiell Hammett (1934)
027 Roderick Alleyn by Ngaio Marsh (1934)
028 ARIADNE OLIVER by Agatha Christie (1934)
029 Sir Henry Merrivale by John Dickson Carr (1935)
030 THE BARON by John Creasey (1937)
031 The Great Merlini by Clayton Rawson (1938)
032 PHILIP MARLOWE by Raymond Chandler (1939)
033 Mike Shayne by Brett Halliday (1939)
034 MR. AND MRS. NORTH by Frances and Richard Lockridge (1940)
035 LEW ARCHER by Ross Macdonald (1949)
036 Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw by Isaac Asimov (1954)
037 87TH PRECINCT by Ed McBain (1956)
038 COMMANDER ADAM DALGLIESH by P.D. James (1962)
039 HARRY PALMER by Len Deighton (1962)
040 CHIEF INSPECTOR WEXFORD by Ruth Rendell (1964)
041 TRAVIS MCGEE by John D. MacDonald (1964)
042 The Three Investigators by Robert Arthur, Jr. (1964)
043 MODESTY BLAISE by Peter O'Donnell (1965)
044 MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman (1966)
045 PHILIP ST. IVES by Oliver Bleeck (1969)
046 JOE LEAPHORN and JIM CHEE by Tony Hillerman (1970)
047 HARRY CALLAHAN (Dirty Harry) by Dane Hartman (1971)
048 SPENSER by Robert Parker (1973)
049 BLACK WIDOWERS by Isaac Asimov (1974)
050 FLETCH by Gregory Mcdonald (1974)
051 INSPECTOR MORSE by Colin Dexter (1975)
052 GIL HAMILTON by Larry Niven (1975)
053 MATTHEW SCUDDER by Lawrence Block (1976)
054 BERNIE RHODENBARR (Burglar) by Lawrence Block (1977)
055 FATHER DOWLING by Ralph McInerny (1977)
056 HORACE RUMPOLE (Rumpole of the Bailey) by John Mortimer (1978)
057 ARTIE WU and QUINCY DURANT by Ross Thomas (1978)
058 Capital Crimes Mystery Series by Margaret Truman (1980)
059 KINSEY MILLHONE by Sue Grafton (1982)
060 EUGENIA POTTER by Virginia Rich, Nancy Pickard (1982)
061 V.I. WARSHAWSKI by Sara Paretsky (1982)
062 HAMISH MACBETH by MC Beaton (1985)
063 J. P. BEAUMONT by JA Jance (1985)
064 ALEX DELAWARE by Jonathan Kellerman (1985)
065 PETER DECKER and RINA LAZARUS by Faye Kellerman (1986)
066 MELITA PARGETER by Simon Brett (1986)
067 SHERIFF DAN RHODES by Bill Crider (1986)
068 ELVIS COLE and JOE PIKE by Robert Crais (1987)
069 Inspector Rebus by Ian Rankin (1987)
070 Dave Robicheaux by James Lee Burke (1987)
071 GEORGE & MOLLY PALMER-JONES by Ann Cleeves (1988)
072 INSPECTOR LYNLEY by Elizabeth George (1988)
073 JOHN SPENCER LUBBOCK by Brian Cooper (1988)
074 JESSICA FLETCHER (Murder She Wrote) by Donald Bain (1989)
075 MRS. MALORY by Hazel Holt (1989)
076 LUCAS DAVENPORT by John Sandford (1989)
077 EASY RAWLINS by Walter Mosley (1990)
078 KAY SCARPETTA by Patricia Cornwell (1990)
079 AURORA TEAGARDEN by Charlaine Harris (1990)
080 ABE LIEBERMAN by Stuart M. Kaminsky (1990)
081 STONE BARRINGTON by Stuart Woods (1991)
082 GOLDY SCHULZ by Diane Mott Davidson (1992)
083 REGAN REILLY by Carol Higgins Clark (1992)
084 AGATHA RAISIN by MC Beaton (1992)
085 HARRY BOSCH by Michael Connelly (1992)
086 CHINA BAYLES by Susan Wittig Albert (1992)
087 HENRIE O (Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins) by Carolyn Hart (1993)
088 JOANNA BRADY by JA Jance (1993)
089 ALEX CROSS by James Patterson (1993)
090 MRS. JEFFRIES by Emily Brightwell (1993)
091 ANNA PIGEON by Nevada Barr (1993)
092 U.S. MARSHAL RAYLAN GIVENS (Justified) by Elmore Leonard (1993)
093 QUILLIAM SISTERS (Hemlock Falls) by Claudia Bishop (1994)
094 STEPHANIE PLUM by Janet Evanovich (1994)
095 MARY RUSSELL (and SHERLOCK HOLMES) by Laurie King (1994)
096 MAGDALENA YODER (Pennsylvania Dutch) by Tamar Myers (1994)
097 EVE DALLAS (In Death) by JD Robb (1995)
098 MYRON BOLITAR by Harlan Coben (1995)
099 LILY BARD by Charlaine Harris (1996)
100 Southern Sisters by Anne George (1996)
101 U.S. MARSHAL KAREN SISCO (Out of Sight) by Elmore Leonard (1996)
102 JESSE STONE by Robert Parker (1997)
103 MACLAREN YARBROUGH by Patricia Sprinkle (1997)
104 KURT WALLANDER by Henning Mankell (1997)
105 DETECTIVE MURDOCH by Maureen Jennings (1997)
106 Tempe Brennan by Kathy Reichs (1997)
107 Tess Monaghan by Laura Lippman (1997)
108 No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (1998)
109 EVE DUNCAN by Iris Johansen (1998)
110 SUNNY RANDALL by Robert Parker (1999)
111 BETSY DEVONSHIRE (Needlecraft Mysteries) by Monica Ferris (1999)
112 MEG LANGSLOW by Donna Andrews (1999)
113 HANNAH SWENSON (Cookie Jar mysteries) by Joanne Fluke (2000)
114 ELLIE QUICKE by Veronica Heley (2000)
115 SISTER JANE ARNOLD by Rita Mae Brown (2000)
116 JULIET APPLEBAUM (Mommy-Track Mysteries) by Ayelet Waldman (2000) 
117 Fethering Mysteries by Simon Brett (2000)
118 Women's Murder Club by James Patterson (2001)
119 THEODOSIA BROWNING (Tea Shop Mysteries) by Laura Childs (2001)
120 TONY VALENTINE by James Swain (2001)
121 BUBBLES YABLONSKY by Sarah Strohmeyer (2001)
122 RIZZOLI & ISLES by Tess Gerritsen (2001)
123 LEE MCKINNEY (Chocoholic Mysteries) by JoAnna Carl (2002)
124 GREG MCKENZIE by Chester Campbell (2002)
125 BRYANT & MAY (Peculiar Crimes Unit) by Christopher Fowler (2003)
126 CLARE COSI (Coffeehouse Mysteries) by Cleo Coyle (2003)
127 DR. MARK SLOANE (Diagnosis: Murder) by Lee Goldberg (2003)
128 Blackbird Sisters by Nancy Martin (2003)
129 HELEN HAWTHORNE (Dead End Job series) by Elaine Viets (2003)
130 DR. NICK POLCHAK (The "Bug Man") by Tim Downs (2003)
131 IVY MALONE by Lorena McCourtney (2004)
132 LT. JACQUELINE "JACK" DANIELS by JA Konrath (2004)
133 ANNIE KINGSTON (Hidden Faces Series) by Brandilyn Collins (2004)
134 FRANK ELDER by John Harvey (2004)
135 Alex Barnaby by Janet Evanovich (2004)
136 CHIEF INSP. GAMACHE (Three Pines Mysteries) by Louise Penny (2005)
137 HEATHER WELLS by Meg Cabot (2005)
138 ALI REYNOLDS by JA Jance (2005)
139 MAXIE & STRETCH by Sue Henry (2005)
140 Lady Emily by Tasha Alexander (2005)
141 CHLOE CARTER by Jessica Conant-Park, Susan Conant (2006)
142 ADRIAN MONK by Lee Goldberg (2006)
143 PHYLLIS NEWSOM (Fresh Baked Mysteries) by Livia J. Washburn (2006)
144 Ty Buchanan by James Scott Bell (2007)
145 THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz (2007)
146 PATRICK BOWERS by Steven James (2007)
147 IVY TOWERS by Nancy Mehl (2007)
148 OLLIE PARAS (White House Chef Mysteries) by Julie Hyzy (2008)
149 GERALDINE PORTER (Miniature Mysteries) by Margaret Grace (2008)
150 SHAWN SPENCER and "GUS" GUSTER (Psych) by William Rabkin (2009)
151 CHARLOTTE BESSETTE (Cheese Shop Mysteries) by Avery Ames (2010)
152 SUZANNE HART (Donut Shop Mysteries) by Jessica Beck (2010)
153 EARL WALKER Mysteries by Chris Well (2010)

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