My Top 10 Favourite Series of 2017


I can’t wrap my head around the fact it’s time to compile favourites of the year already. Where did this year go? I don’t know but I do know that it was filled with absolutely amazing books and since my list of favourites was getting way too long, I decided to split things up. Next week, I’ll be telling you all about stand-alones but today, the focus is on series. Not all of these were published this year but as I’ve been catching up and did actually read them this year, I think that counts.

So, here we go. In alphabetical order, this is my Top 10 Favourite Series of 2017.

Angela Marsons – DI Kim Stone

I read the first book in the DI Kim Stone series when it first came out and then somehow lost track of the series but thanks to an amazing fellow blogger, I set myself the challenge to catch up before Dead Souls was published back in April. Nailed it, in case you missed it. Still one of my proudest moments. 😉 This is just an incredibly thrilling and gripping series and the last one left me completely discombobulated.

Carol Wyer – DI Robyn Carter

An author who quickly found her way onto my list of go-to authors and another series that just keeps getting better. Carol Wyer has an uncanny ability to make me sympathise with the “bad guys”. She also has this mean streak of letting you get to know a character and caring for them, only to kill them off. Love it! There’s also an intriguing backstory that has me hooked!

C.J. Carver – Dan Forrester

I knew from the second I started reading the first book that this series would make the list. This series is perfect for binge-reading, which is exactly what I did and I read all three in three days. My reviews will be shared soon but I tell you right now, if you are not reading these, you are missing out!

David Videcette – DI Jake Flannagan

I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story …

With that one sentence, David Videcette had me hook, line and sinker! The author is a former Scotland Yard investigator and boy, does that show! Inspired by true events, this series just blows my mind to smithereens.

Graham Smith – Jake Boulder

Bad boy Jake Boulder wormed his way into my heart from the minute I met him and Graham Smith effortlessly found his way onto my list of go-to authors this year.

Helen Fields – DI Luc Callanagh

Truly magnificent series with taut and brilliantly executed plots full of lovely gruesomeness! Possibly not for the faint-hearted. Watch out for book 3 Perfect Death, which is coming in January!

Michael Wood – DCI Matilda Darke


An absolute corker! Matilda’s new case leads her to Starling House, a home for some of the country’s deadliest teenagers who are too young to be sent to prison. When someone is murdered, it’s up to Matilda and her team to figure out if the killer is one of the teenage boys or someone from the staff. Can any of them be trusted?

Rachel Amphlett – Detective Kay Hunter

Rachel Amphlett always delivers an interesting premise and manages to balance Kay Hunter’s personal and professional life like no other. These are all hugely entertaining page-turners and I always quite happily drop whatever it is I’m doing to read the next instalment as soon as it publishes.

Sarah Hilary – DI Marnie Rome


Without a doubt the best one in the series yet. Sarah Hilary’s writing just keeps getting better and better. Marnie’s foster brother returns, and it’s obvious he’s not done playing games. Meanwhile, Noah is faced with some difficult decisions concerning his brother.

Sarah Ward – DC Connie Childs

I didn’t review either one of these on the blog. A Deadly Thaw was published before I started blogging and I read A Patient Fury on holiday. It left me rather speechless. While I did take notes, by the time I got home they made zero sense to me so the review was never written. Sarah Ward continues to raise the bar and blow my mind at the same time. This is a corker of a series and a writer to watch!


And there you have it. The best series this year according to little old me. Do you agree with my choices? Did I forget to include a firm favourite of yours? Have you read any of these or would you like to? Do let me know in the comments so we can talk about books!

Next Friday, I’ll be sharing my Top 10 favourite stand-alone books of 2017. Or maybe 20. I haven’t quite figured it out yet. See you then!

Happy reading! xx

  33 comments for “My Top 10 Favourite Series of 2017

  1. December 15, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Helen Fields is definitely one of my absolute favourites, too 👍

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  2. December 15, 2017 at 10:06 am

    *fast filling tbr list* 😊

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  3. December 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I love the DI Robyn Carter series! I still want to play catch up with Angela Marsons series and Helen Fields. I would add Robert Bryndza and Caroline Mitchell’s series on my small list, I really enjoyed their detective characters as well this year.

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    • December 15, 2017 at 11:55 am

      I knew someone would mention those and they totally deserve to be on the list. I ran out of space as I was determined to stick to 10. For this list anyway 😄

      Liked by 1 person

  4. December 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Great post! This si a great idea as I’ve read a few series this year too!

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  5. December 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Excellent list!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. December 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I have read 1 of 10, man I need to get my sh*t together, haha!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. December 16, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Fantastic post! I know where I will come when looking for that next great series😉

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  8. December 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Fab post I so need to read the Helen Fields series x

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    • December 16, 2017 at 11:06 am

      You’ve not read it?! 😲 Chop, chop, Lorraine! New one coming in January! Plenty of time to catch up! 😂


  9. December 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Ooh, I’m absolutely thrilled to be in your “Top Series of 2017” feature with my DI Jake Flannagan books!

    Thank you so much, Novel Deelights!

    I’m so pleased you enjoyed reading The Theseus Paradox and The Detriment this year.

    Thank you for all of your continued support of my books.

    What a lovely early Christmas pressie to read this post.

    Very best wishes for the New Year and here’s to many more books to come!

    Kind regards,


    David Videcette

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    • December 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Such a pleasure, David! Very much looking forward to whatever is next.

      Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!


  10. December 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you so much for this list. I have yet to read so many of these…. Everything goes on my TBR now…

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    • December 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      I love that! Although I do apologise for adding so many books to your TBR, which I’m sure is as huge as mine. I do hope you enjoy these when you get around to reading them!


      • December 17, 2017 at 4:12 am

        Hahaha.. I love your phrase when I get round to reading them


  11. December 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Hmm, thinking you may have a good point here–divide up the books into standalone or series–as I’m going to have a really tough time narrowing my favorites down to just 10. Thank you for the idea!


  12. December 18, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Great list! I have added some new authors and new series. Thank you.


  13. December 18, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Kim Stone and ARFOK ❤


  14. December 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Great list. I really need to catch up with Rachel’s books. I’d add Bryndza and Caroline Mitchell’s book to my list of favourites.


  15. January 13, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Great choices! I’ve read many of them, but not all… some of the others look like they will make for great winter reading for me! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Always happy to pile more books onto someone else’s to-read pile 😄


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