Mystery Series Starters

Mystery Series Starters

By: Jennifer Harmon

First Book in Series: The Keeper of Lost Causes
Author: Jussi Alder-Olsen
Character: Department Q

 

First Book in Series: And Only to Deceive
Author: Tasha Alexander
Character: Lady Emily Ashton

 

First Book in Series: Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
Author: M.C. Beaton
Character: Agatha Raisin

 

First Book in Series: The Sins of the Fathers
Author: Lawrence Block
Character: Matthew Scudder

 

First Book in Series: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Author: C. Alan Bradley
Character: Flavia de Luce

 

First Book in Series: The Neon Rain
Author: James Lee Burke
Character: Dave Robicheaux

 

First Book in Series: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Author: Agatha Christie
Character: Hercule Poirot

 

First Book in Series: The Murder at the Vicarage
Author: Agatha Christie
Character: Miss Marple

 

First Book in Series: Raven Black
Author: Ann Cleeves
Character: Shetland

 

First Book in Series: Deal Breaker
Author: Harlan Coben
Character: Myron Bolitar

 

First Book in Series: The Black Echo
Author: Michael Connelly
Character: Harry Bosch

 

First Book in Series: Every Dead Thing
Author:  John Connolly
Character: Charlie Parker

 

First Book in Series: Postmortem
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Character: Kay Scarpetta

 

First Book in Series: The Monkey’s Raincoat
Author: Robert Crais
Characters: Elvis Cole & Joe Pike

 

First Book in Series: A Share in Death
Author: Deborah Crombie
Characters: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James

 

 

First Book in Series: The Bone Collector
Author: Jeffrey Deaver
Character: Lincoln Rhyme

 

 

First Book in Series: One for the Money
Author: Janet Evanovich
Character: Stephanie Plum

 

 

First Book in Series: The Eyre Affair
Author: Jasper Fford
Character: Thursday Next

 

 

First Book in Series: In the Woods
Author: Tana French
Characters: The Dublin Murder Squad

 

 

First Book in Series: Cuckoo’s Calling
Author: Robert Galbraith
Character: Cormoran Strike

 

 

First Book in Series: Alone
Author: Lisa Gardner
Character: D.D. Warren

 

 

First Book in Series: A Great Deliverance
Author: Elizabeth George
Character: Inspector Lynley

 

 

First Book in Series: The Surgeon
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Characters: Rizzoli & Isles

 

 

First Book in Series: “A” is for Ali
Author: Sue Grafton
Character: Kinsey Milhone

 

 

First Book in Series: The Killings at Badger’s Drift
Author: Caroline Graham
Character: Chief Inspector Barnaby

 

 

First Book in Series: Birdman
Author: Mo Hayder
Character: Jack Caffery

 

 

First Book in Series: The Anatomist’s Wife
Author: Anna Lee Huber
Character: Lady Darby

 

 

First Book in Series: Cover Her Face
Author: P.D. James
Character: Adam Dalgliesh

 

 

First Book in Series: The Cold Dish
Author: Craig Johnson
Character: Walt Longmire

 

 

First Book in Series: When the Bough Breaks
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Character: Alex Delaware

 

 

First Book in Series: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
Author: Laurie R. King
Characters: Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes

 

 

First Book in Series: A Drink Before the War
Author: Dennis Lehane
Characters: Patrick Kenzie & Angela Gennaro

 

 

First Book in Series: Death at La Fenice
Author: Donna Leon
Character: Commissario Guido Brunetti

 

 

First Book in Series: Faceless Killers
Author: Henning Mankell
Character: Kurt Wallander

 

 

First Book in Series: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Character: Precious Ramotswe

 

 

First Book in Series: The Mermaids Singing
Author: Val McDermid
Characters: Tony Hill & Carol Jordan

 

 

First Book in Series: Devil in a Blue Dress
Author: Walter Mosley
Character: Easy Rawlins

 

 

First Book in Series: The Bat
Author: Jo Nesbo
Character: Harry Hole

 

 

First Book in Series: Along Came a Spider
Author: James Patterson
Character: Alex Cross

 

 

First Book in Series: Still Life
Author: Louise Penny
Character: Armand Gamache

 

 

First Book in Series: Crocodile on the Sandbank
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Character: Amelia Peabody

 

 

First Book in Series: Déjà Dead
Author: Kathy Reichs
Character: Temperance Brennan

 

 

First Book in Series: From Doon With Death
Author: Ruth Rendell
Character: Inspector Wexford

 

 

First Book in Series: Rules of Prey
Author: John Sanford
Character: Lucas Davenport

 

 

First Book in Series: A Cold Day for Murder
Author: Dana Stabenow
Character: Kate Shugak

 

 

First Book in Series: Presumed Innocent
Author: Scott Turow
Characters: Kindle County

 

 

First Book in Series: Maisie Dobbs
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Character: Maisie Dobbs