Rainy day

I don’t mind rainy days! I’m listening to my audiobook and crocheting.

We have plans to go out to DiMillo’s for dinner and maybe wander a bit on Commercial Street if the rain stops.

I love reading book series … mostly mysteries… that take place in all different settings. Some familiar and some unfamiliar. How funny is it that the current book takes place in New England and Maine?!? I did not know that before I started listening.

Because I borrow the audiobooks from the library the next one in the series is not always available right when I finish the previous book but that’s OK because right now I’m listening to 3 different series.

I’m on book 7 in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.

On book 6 in the Cork O’Connor series by William Kent Krueger.

On book 5 in the Shetland series by Ann Cleeves.

These will keep me busy for a while but do you have any good mystery series I should check out?!


  1. I’m a big fan of series as well. I’ve read all of the Krueger series, but stopped on Jack Reacher after the 3rd book. My husband kept reading those for a couple more. They are on my winter reading list, and will probably go back and reread those first 3 as I don’t remember a thing about them. I got hooked on the Scarpetta series last winter and read my way through all 20+ books. And anything by John Sandford, David Baldacci, and Clive Cussler. Robert Ludlum books were an earlier favorite, along with Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn.

  2. If you like historical mysteries, Bruce Alexander’s Sir John Fielding series is good. Set in 18th century London. Margaret Coel’s series is set among the Araphos on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Martha Grimes has a long series set in Britain. You’ve probably read Ellis Peters’ Cadfael series.

  3. Nice colours on your crochet needle. I like all crime, thriller, forensic type books. I’ve listened to the first 27 Reacher books and waiting for #28 *The Secret* to become available from my local library. I’ve been binge listening to some softer crime from Elly Griffiths – Ruth Galloway series – set in Norfolk (UK). book #14. Waiting for #15 and last in the series.
    Good to see you enjoying your holiday – rain or shine 🙂

  4. Have you read # 1 Ladies Detective Agency…by … Alexander McCall-Smith…….Delightful series!
    I receive almost weekly emails regarding new cozy mystery books just being released, too….

  5. Somebody else mentioned John Sandford’s series (which sort of intertwine). Lots of them take place in the midwest, which is exotic to me, and they are very well written. As well as the Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths I have been enjoying one of her other series – they are worth seeking out. I just finished the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie R. King, set in San Francisco. Ms. King also wrote a series set in the early 20th century – haven’t read those myself. Tony Hillerman’s Indian Country series are fabulous, beautifully plotted and written, if a bit older. We used to listen to them on tape during long car trips with our kids; very evocative of the Southwest US.

    Lot of listening ahead for you if any of these are new to you!


  6. Ceci was referring to Laurie R King’s other series, about Mary Russell. The first book is The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. I can recommend this series, as well as her standalones. Your rainy day sounds lovely?

  7. Hi Mary! Ooh, those yarn colors are so pretty. And peaceful, too. Nice to enjoy on a rainy day. I have enjoyed the Stuart Woods/Stone Barrington series, Michael Connelly/Harry Bosch series, and an old one starting back in 1986 Sara Paretsky/V.I. Warshawski series. I’ve been working my way through them in Kindle form so I can’t speak to the quality of the audio. Enjoy! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Hi Mary! The Louise Penny series with Armand Gamache are my all time favorite mysteries. Read them in order! I like Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series too.

  9. I read the library murder mystery series and the hat murder mystery series by Jenn McKinlay this summer. She also has a cupcake murder mystery series too. Your blanket is very pretty.

  10. You’re probably going to have many rainy days. Hurricane Lee is sending rain and wind your way! Stay safe.

  11. Aaron Falk series by Jane Harper (3 books); Commissario Brunetti Mysteries by Donna Leon (32 books); Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker (16 books); Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley (10 books); Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (4 books)

  12. Not sure if they are out on audible but I really enjoyed the Thursday Murder Club. Takes place in England,a group of senior citizens living at a retirement center who use their skills to solve crimes.

  13. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (female private investigator between the 3 World Wars). Temperence Brennan by Kathy Reichs (female forensic anthropologist. first 2 a bit didactic, but then writing improves). Sigma Force novels by James Rollins (history meets science. Will tell you what is true at end of the book). Pendergast and Nora Kelly series by Preston and Childs (thrillers where could not read fast enough to turn to the next page). Amelia Peabody by Elizabeth Peters (Egyptologist in the late 1880-1920)

  14. I love the Thursday Murder Club Mysteries and I’m a fan of the Armand Gamache series too. I’ve recently gotten into Linda Castillo’s series set in Amish country.

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