ED K's Life Safari…..

Mystery Series Update: Books to Read to Start Three Great Series

As I looked down the list of Nook books that were on sale yesterday at Barnes & Noble I saw three books that are on my to be read (TBR) shelves, so here are those mystery series first books!! Maybe I’ll get to them this year!!

Elvis Cole Mystery Series

1. The Monkey’s Raincoat Elvis Cole and Joe Pike – Robert Crais – I have read many of the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike books and the stand alone Joe Pike books. Holmes had Watson, Bolitar has Win, Joe Pickett has Nate Romanowski and ELvis Cole has Joe Pike, his right-hand man who can always get that questionable job done! I really don’t know why I haven’t read this book yet. Actually, I haven’t read the last couple of Crais’ books. Maybe reading this book would be a great way to get back into this great mystery series!

Book 1 Storm Front - The Dresden Files Mystery Series

2. Storm Front – Th Dresden Files – Jim Butcher – Sometimes I have a hard time getting into a fantasy series, I think I have picked this book up several times read a little and then put it down. I don’t really know why! I really enjoyed the TV show, so I know the books have to be better!! I see that there are only 8 books in the series, maybe this is the year of Harry……Dresden!!



3.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mystery Series The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo¬†– Stieg Larsson – I have had the other two books in this series on my TBR shelf FOREVER and never found a copy of the first book, and never really looked for it in the library, probably one of those I’ll stay away because everyone has read th books!! This action has probably cost me three good reads!! So maybe it’s time!!!


Maybe what I’ll do is try to read one of the above three books each of the first three months of the year! ¬†That may be a great way to start the year!!