Posted by
Message
OweO
LSU Fan
OT Legend
Member since Sep 2009
75455 posts
 Online 

Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
I just finished a series by David Swinson... "A Frank Marr Novel". The three books in the series are:

- The Second Girl
- Crime Song
- Trigger

It was okay, but before that I read a series by Joe Ide. The three books in the series I read are:

- IQ
- Righteous
- Wrecked

Does anyone else like PI fiction? If so, do you have any recommendations?


Dubosed
Alabama Fan
Gulf Breeze
Member since Nov 2012
4108 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
kook
LSU Fan
Berrytown
Member since Sep 2013
1440 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
Dave Robicheaux series


mylsuhat
Chicago Cubs Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2008
45706 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
quote:

Dave Robicheaux series

Good ones for a local series




The Camel Club by David Baldicci is one of my favorites. Not true PI but similar


OweO
LSU Fan
OT Legend
Member since Sep 2009
75455 posts
 Online 

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
quote:

Dave Robicheaux series


Thanks! Just looked at it and read the sample of Neon Rain and will be my next read.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
bayoubengals88
Wisconsin Fan
LA
Member since Sep 2007
11223 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
TANA FRENCH.

Image: https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1312518080l/2459785.jpg
This post was edited on 4/5 at 1:23 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
23
Kafka
USA Fan
I am the moral conscience of TD
Member since Jul 2007
98603 posts
 Online 

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
Nero Wolfe
quote:

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky. He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

Stout wrote 33 novels and 41 novellas and short stories from 1934 to 1975, with most of them set in New York City. The stories have been adapted for film, radio, television and the stage. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated for Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon 2000, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was a nominee for Best Mystery Writer of the Century.
Image: https://i.imgur.com/nEELyMr.jpg


The Wolfe series is unique in that it's part Great Detective, and part hard boiled private eye (legman Archie Goodwin). Many of the repartee exchanges are classics.

If you like audiobooks check out these old time radio shows:

The Adventures of Nero Wolfe -- stars Sydney Greenstreet (The Maltese Falcon) as Wolfe. My favorite Wolfe series in any medium (IMHO, aside from the isolated TV movie-pilot starring Thayer David in the late '70s, the TV attempts at Wolfe have been mediocre at best)

Hercule Poirot -- Unfortunately only a handful of episode from this entertaining WWII-era series survive. One of the episodes is a rewrite of Death On The Nile, with the action transferred to... a freighter on Lake Michigan!?

Lagniappe:

"The ABC Murders" -- an adaptation of the novel starring Charles Laughton (who had played Poirot on stage in the late '20s), done for the great radio show Suspense in 1943 -- but with the character of Poirot completely removed!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
TIGERSTORM
LSU Fan
parts unknown
Member since Feb 2009
3536 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
They are kinda cheesy I guess but damn do I like the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
rebelrouser
Furman Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Feb 2013
3372 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
Harry Bosch series for modern
Hercule Poirot series for classic.


Fred439
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Aug 2011
108 posts
 Online 

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
All of David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter Series are really good. Not heavy but light and very humorous. He always works a loveable dog into the series. If you are looking for deep dark mysteries this is not for you, but a fun group to listen to or read…. YES If you decide on this read them in order. You'll enjoy the series more that way.

Actually Andy Carpenter is a lawyer, not private detective but still a fun read.
This post was edited on 4/6 at 11:07 am


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
TheGooner
LSU Fan
Baton Rewage
Member since Jul 2016
486 posts
 Online 

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
The Bernie Gunther Series.

You’ll thank me later.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Louisiana North
Member since Mar 2006
21698 posts
 Online 

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
The Spenser series by Robert B. Parker.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
bah humbug
West Virginia Fan
Member since Nov 2011
971 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. LA detective.

Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block.

Both of these were great for audiobooks. Lot of books in catalogs too.


MeridianDog
Mississippi St. Fan
Home on the range
Member since Nov 2010
10401 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
I read through the recommendations. You can't go wrong with

- The Spencer series by Robert Parker

- The Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burk - If you are from Louisiana, you will love Dave.

- The Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly (also the Lincoln Lawyer books by Connelly)

Can't go wrong with these and to read all of them would give you maybe 100 books, all good.


No one has mentioned Alex Cross Books by James Patterson. Also first rate.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
21
hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
8635 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
The Elvis Cole books by Robert Crais....the Monkeys Raincoast, etc. Crais is from Baton Rouge originally.


Dave Worth
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Dec 2003
1535 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
Love Robert Crais’ books. One of my favorite series.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Adajax
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
1465 posts
 Online 

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
Harry Bosch - Michael Connelly

Harry Hole - Jo Nesbo

Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky - John Lescroart
This post was edited on 4/20 at 1:50 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Clockwatcher68
LSU Fan
Youngsville
Member since May 2006
4470 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
Marcus Didius Falco

LINK

quote:

Marcus Didius Falco is the fictional central character and narrator in a series of historical mystery crime novels by Lindsey Davis. Using the concepts of modern detective stories (with Falco as the private investigator, roughly translated into the classical world as a delator or "private informer"), the novels portray the world of the Roman Empire under Vespasian. The tone is arch and satirical, but the historical setting is largely accurate.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
NoHoTiger
LSU Fan
So many to kill, so little time
Member since Nov 2006
43691 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
I think the “Private” series by James Patterson would fit this. I haven’t read that particular series, but I really do like his other series I’ve read.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
TuscaloosaTiger03
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
49 posts

re: Anyone Have Any Good Private Detective Series They Can Recommend?
Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie series is the best one I’ve ever read.


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram