I’m looking for a great book series with recurring characters.I’m looking for a great book series with recurring characters. Madonna #recommend
Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny…excellent series.
@Lori i also like Janet Evanovich
@Nancy omg me tooooo
@Nancy I’ve read all Evanovich and loved them!
The Gamache series is wonderful. Went right through every one of them!
Mealy LaBauve by Ken Wells
Shetland Island series by Ann Cleeves
In death series by j d robb
Yes! I’ve read all of those except the one that just came out.
Books by Christopher Moore!
Love his writing!
Try the Poldarks series by Winston Graham. It is a 12 book series. The characters are recurring in all the books. A wonderful family saga.
Simon serrailer. Books by Susan Hill.
Added him to Goodreads.
Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.
I’ve read some of those!
Heart of Texas series is pretty good too.
My friend and I just finished a series about Sherlock Holmes in his retirement years that was excellent! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/91661.The_Beekeeper_s_Apprentice?from_search=true
You & your friend have excellent taste! I’m about 1/2 way through ‘Island of the Mad’. Loving it!
@Michelle Mary Russell is amazing!
@Madonna My daughter & I were checking out a stack of books from our local library when we encountered a mom & her 2 young children. We struck up a conversation about the joys of reading. Her daughter, in particular, was looking for suggestions for new authors, “…a long series would be great.” Her mom mentioned that she was hoping to find one with a strong woman. Needless to say, we introduced them both to Mary Russell a la Laurie R. King!
Have you tried David Morrell’s trilogy of Thomas & Emily de Quincy? The first is ‘Murder as a Fine Art’. ENJOY!
Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer
I’ve read many Jeffrey Archer novels, but not the Clifton Chronicles yet.
In Death by J. D. Robb
One of my favorite series! Roark!
Love it! I just started rereading from the beginning! ?
I also loved Clan of the Cave Bear series
Mitford series by Jan Karon, Faye Kellerman’s Peter and Rina Deckard, Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware.
The cat who….
fever series ❤❤❤❤❤
Discworld by Terry Pratchett. Skip the first few.
Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block, especially the earlier books.
The Burglar series is fun, too.
Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. The first book is The Crocodile on the Sandbank.
My second-favorite series of all time after Outlander! 🙂
Used to love those books. Might need to reread since I own 10 or 12 of them.
Mitford series, Maisie Dobbs,
Just started reading the first Mitford book and have the 2nd & 3rd as well.
One of my favorites!
Tara French series
Courtney series by Wilbur Smith
Chronicles of Elantra by Michelle Sagara
Elizabeth George and her Inspector Lynley series! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Iron Druid series, or the survivalist series. Both are great! But different genres.
Tales of the city, armistead maupin
Louise Penny mysteries. Lovely characters.
Janet Evanovich. If you’re looking for something light and fun.
Elizabeth Jane Howard, The Cazelet Chronicles.
Check out Nora Roberts she has a fee
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass is amazing!!
The Armand Gamanche series by Louise Penny!
Lisa Jackson has a few series that are great!
Read Greg Iles trilogy
Harlen Coben’s Myron Bolitar series, Laura Childs’ Tea Shop Mysteries, Carolyn Haines’ Sarah Booth mysteries.
Navajo Police series by Tony or Anne Hillerman. Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.
Cedar cove series is the bomb. Loved it. The only one I read out of all given but putting all in the little book lol.
I have really enjoyed Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch police detective series and James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux police detective series.
Deborah Crombie’s mystery series with Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James.
Also Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series ( sadly only four of them).
Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
Lucy Kincaid series by Allison Brennan
Rizzoli and Isles by Tess Gerritsen
Tana French stories.
Women’s Murder Club
I like that series too!
People on this site put me on to the Louise Penny “ Inspector Gamache “ Books! I am loving them!! Read them in order for characters and developing story lines!
The Flavia Dr Live series
De Luce! That was auto correct sorry!
@Deborah live that series and I never hear it mentioned ?
Genevieve Lenard series by Estelle Ryan.
Miss Julia series
Emma Rae series by Sandra d bricker
Billy Boyle by James R Benn [first in the series about WWII and its lesser known events]…The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency [first in a series] by Alexander McCall Smith…Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon …The Warrior’s Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga) by Lois McMaster Bujold …His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik…Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses Series Book 1) by Sharon Shinn…Conrad Richter’s trilogy about the Ohio Frontier: The Awakening Land. The books in it are: The Trees, The Field, The Town …At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon [start of a series]…An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor [and all the others in this series]…
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
Angela Marsons, Kim Stone series
Margaret Marin’s series with Judge Deborah Knott. The first one is Bootlegger’s Daughter. Lisa Scottoline’s Bennie Rosato and Mary Denunzio series
Faye Kellerman. Book 1 = The Ritual Bath
JD Robb’s In Death series all the way!
If you like mysteries – Laura Lippman’s series about a female detective starts with Baltimore Blues. It’s great!
James Rollins has a great series. I think its Delta Force.
Sigma Force! Still Greek, just a little further in! I love that series! ☺
@Kris that’s it Haha couldn’t remember.
I also love the series by Greg Isles with the character Penn Cage. Most recent was Natchez Burning.
The number 1 ladies detective agency
Love that series!!
@Pamela yes it’s so cute
In the Land of the long white cloud
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon…addictive
Miss Julia series by Ann B. Ross.
Inspector Gamache by Louise Penny.
Read them in order! Start with Still Life
Elin Hilderbrand- the winter series. Fantastic reading!
Read Tana French.
Also William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor series and John Sandford’s Prey series. In fantasy, Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series starting with Daughter of the Forest and Robin Hobb’s Farseer series starting with Assassin’s Apprentice.
The Agent Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Excellent series.
Michael Connellys Harry Bosch series. Maeve Binchy has some of her books with reoccurring characters.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Ann Charles’s Deadwood Series
Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabnow. Takes place in Alaska
Jack Daniels series by JA Konrath or the Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry. My two favorites!
Elizabeth George, Inspector Linley series
The Cormoran Strike detective series by JK Rowling under the name Robert Galbraith.
New one coming out this month!!
I saw that when I looked up the book info to post this and just put on Hold at library ?. Can’t wait!
Louise Penny Inspector Gamache
Try Lee Child’s, “Jack Reacher” series.???
Jan Karon’s series that starts with At Home in MItford
William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Conner series! My husband and I both really enjoy this series!
Ken Follett Fall of Giants. Outlander
lucy kincaid by allison brennan
Karen Kingsbury’s Redemption series
I don’t see Daniel Silva’s series with Gabriel Allon mentioned. Excellent series! https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CJDL9CY/ref=dp_st_0451230663
Madonna, I love that series, and have learned so much about art restoration.???
@Michael me too!
Mrs. Murphy mysteries by Rita Mae Brown, the Prey series by John Sandford, the Pendergast series by Preston & Child.
Have an entire shelf of John Sandford, “ that f….. Flowers.???
SaraParetsky’s V I Varshavsky series. Donna
Leone series with Brunetti.
V.I. Is great, and that reminds me…
Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon, national park ranger. Great series.
@Susan love Anna Pigeon!
Sue Grafton. Author of the Alphabet series.
I started residing her in the 1980s. Too bad she wasn’t able to finish “Z.”
Madonna Barlow, I did, too. Just began reading the series again.
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s Pendergast Series.
Toby Neal’s Lei Crime Series
and/or her Wired series.
Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny
I absolutely agree!!!
This just struck a cord. I’m rereading Gregg Hurwitz Orphan X, the 1st book in his Evan Smoak series, because I am finally ready to read the next books in the series. As I’ve been rereading it I’ve realized Smoak will probably be the only recurring character. I think it is important to a series that there are multiple recurring characters the reader can invest in. Which is one reason people love Penny’s Inspector Gamache or Outlander, Game of Thrones, or Harry Potter. I like OrphanX but not sure the Smoak character alone is enough to keep me invested.
Orphan x rocks, I devour them ???
Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti series set in Venice.
Rebel of the sands
Kay Hooper the Bishop series
I do like this series!
Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway books.
Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent books
Alan Bradley’s Flavia deLuce books
I have read (and loved) all of the first and last two series you mention .
@Trasi the Karin Slaughter ones are pretty dark.
If you’re into mysteries, check out my favorite website: http://stopyourekillingme.com/
Anne Perry – Charlotte & Thomas Pitt
Charlaine Harris, Shakespeare series or midnight series
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer.
I adored that series!
kate wilhelm barbara holloway series
No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Shade of vampire
Jackson Brodie series – Kate Atkinson.
The hollows series by Kim Harrison, the Dresden files, sandman slim series, Bill the vampire series (the tome of Bill)
JD Robb, “in Death” series.
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
Milford series by Jan Karon.
Dan Brown, Robert Langdon. I have grown to love him. The Lost Symbol, is my favorite.
Louise Penny novels; Donna Leone( for sheer fun), Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich.
The Poldark series by Winston Graham
The Bible 🙂
Donna DeLeon’s Inspector Gamache series. You get to hang out in Venice.
Is there another Inspector Gamache? Other than Louise Penny’s?
@Susan I think she meant to say Commissario Brunetti. That is who Donna Leon writes about. I haven’t read them, however.
@Susan you are right. I can’t think of the Italian detective ‘s name at the moment.
@Ruth i think Karen got it, above.
@Ruth inspector Brunetti
William Monk series by Anne Perry. Excellent mysteries, interesting characters, and well-described living and social difficulties in mid-1800’s.
Just looked this up. Yay – Another new series to add to my list when I finish Louise Penny’s books. These look very intersting. Thanks for posting!
THE FOUNDING by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. This is the first novel in a series of 35 novels (spanning from the 15th century to the 1930s) in the Morland Dynasty Series. Each novel has a family tree so that the reader can trace the lives of future Morlands through the centuries. ?
Harry Potter! Lol
My brilliant friend by Elena ferrante
JD Robb in Death series.
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. I think there are eight in total.
Serge Storms series by Tim Dorsey. Serge is a seriously disturbed violent criminal who kills people in the most unique ways. He is also obsessed with all things about his home state of Florida. Absolutely hilarious reading.
But he always kills for good reasons! Litter, throw a beer can at a manatee…Serge will get you!
@Susan That’s right. Anyone who violated the social contract.
If you are into YA, Sarah Dessen likes to intermingle her characters through all her books.
The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer …. very readable.
Jan Karon’s Mitford books.
I get a little tired of the murder mystery deluge. This are a nice change.
Anne Perry has two different series that have recurring characters if you are into Victorian England and mysteries.
House on Tradd Street
Red Rising series by Pierce Brown…sci fi/ dystopian…awesome series.
MC Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth and her Agatha Raisin series
Love Agatha Raisin
You can’t find anything better than Diana Gabaldon’s the Outlander.
The Stephanie P lum books by Janet Evanovich