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Posted January 14, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Series on Saturday / 22 Comments

This is a new feature I developed where each month we will look at our favorite – the best – series in a genre or topic.

The topic here, by my definition,  is a series with main characters who are Homicide Detectives in the US.    These are the ones which came to mind.  I enjoyed some more than others.   The team had to help me find some of these.

Since I haven’t read everything, it’s a subset of the possibilities.  I’m sure I am forgetting some great authors. There are also plenty of authors I have yet to read. Please share your favorites with me in the comments, also.

My favorite US Homicide Detectives series are (in no particular order):



In Death                                                          Jimmy Vega Mystery                              Detective Alyssa Wyatt
by JD Robb                                                         by Suzanne Chazin                                    by Charly Cox



Fatal                                                            Tracy Crosswhite                               Harry Bosch
by Marie Force                                                   by Robert Dugoni                               by Michael Connelly


What are your favorite series?

Vote for your top 3 favorites! You can vote for my favorites or add favorites of your own.  Remember this is how the winning option is chosen for the giveaway.



Then enter the giveaway below.  The winner will get the first book in the winning series! Open to anyone who can receive an Amazon digital ebook (US) or a print book from Book Depository (Open Intl).


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Posted January 14, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Series on Saturday / 22 Comments

22 responses to “Series on Saturday: Homicide Detectives

    • I LOVE the In Death book. I binged through them at least 10 years ago and have kept up since then. The only other one of the 6 series which is more romance oriented is the Fatal series by Marie Force. The woman is in the homicide dept in DC and her eventual husband is in politics. It’s a different sort of romance series with the same couple throughout the whole series.

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  1. Anne

    Wow, I haven’t read 5 of the 6 series mentioned though I love Bosch on Amazon Prime. The In Death series is one of my favorites though. I discovered The Three Pines series by Louise Penny Christmas 2019 and binged all of the ones Louise Penny had written to that point over the holidays. Another, older series, I liked are the Mallory books by Carol O’Connell where the detective is a sociopath, but lives by her adoptive father’s code. Maybe Jeff Lindsay (author of the Dexter books) was influenced by O’Connell’s books.

  2. I feel like I read a lot of detective books but I am blanking on most of them. I am enjoying the In Death series. I read several of Michael Connelly’s and hope to get back to them soon. I did enjoy the first Jimmy Vega book and could see myself reading more at some point.

  3. I haven’t read any of those series. It’s not really my genre. But I did watch the first two episodes of Will Trent on Hulu this weekend.

  4. I love the idea of this feature, but I can’t think of even one series I read where the main character is both a homicide detective and in the US. I read some cozy and historical series set in the US, and a few homicide detective series set in the UK, but not the combination. But I look forward to future installments of this feature, in hopes I’ll be more familiar with the genre!

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