Books with recurring characters are always popular, often leading to almost guaranteed best-sellers once the fan base has been established. I for one love a good series to get stuck into, discovering new characters and watching them grow and develop over a number of novels. I’m also very much a stickler for reading in order. I do sometimes read them out of order but I much prefer to start at the very beginning. Novel series are very much present in crime fiction but are also featured across many different genres. This feature aims to showcase series’. Hopefully you will be able to find a new favourite character amongst them.
First up is Jonathan Kellerman, whose prolific back catalogue includes non-fiction, standalone crime novels and the crime series featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis have earned him his place on the best-sellers list. Alex Delaware is a child psychologist, called in to help disturbed or traumatised children. His work has led him to investigate many murders with his best friend, Detective Milo Sturgis. I personally love this series. I’ve read every one of them (though I admit I didn’t start at the beginning with this one!) I am always eager to read the latest novel to feature the pair. Below is a list of all of the Alex Delaware novels in order. Any hyperlinks should lead through to my reviews.
When the Bough Breaks
Over the Edge
Survival of the Fittest
Flesh and Blood
The Murder Book
A Cold Heart
Motive (I’ve read this just still need to write my review!)
You can read more about Jonathan Kellerman and his novels on his website.
Do let me know if you have read any of the Alex Delaware series and what you think to them. And let me know if you have a series you love.