Welcome to part two of my favourite series of 2018. If you missed part one yesterday, you can find it here.
Let’s get to it. Once again, these are in random order. Except for the last one which is most definitely my favourite this year.
| Stuart MacBride – Logan McRae |
No list is complete without the inimitable Stuart MacBride. This one is incredibly dark, disturbing and harrowing. Yet true to form, MacBride manages to infuse a healthy dose of humour that had me chuckling at the most inappropriate moments and that’s exactly what makes him stand out from the crowd. [my review]
| Fredrik Backman – Beartown |
Sheer magic. The Scandal was my favourite book last year and my expectations for this follow-up were insanely high but boy, did Backman deliver. [my review]
| Carol Wyer – DI Robyn Carter |
I’m not sure what I can say about Carol Wyer that I haven’t said before. I’m just such a fan of her writing and her dark side and this series will always remain a firm favourite. [my review]
| Matt Wesolowski – Six Stories |
Without a doubt, one of my most anticipated books of the past year, which was luckily published back in January because the wait would have been excruciating. Fiction with such a creepily delicious true crime feel to it, it left me reeling for days! [my review]
| Joseph Knox – Aidan Waits |
Joseph Knox’s debut told me he was an author to watch and with this second book, he firmly cemented my belief and put himself out there as one of the best crime writers of today. [my review]
| Steve Cavanagh – Eddie Flynn |
This book probably deserves the award for best tagline of the year. It’s also the reason I grabbed this one as soon as it was available, not realising at the time it was part of a series. Thankfully, it read perfectly well as a stand-alone and I had no doubt it would end up on my list at the end of the year. [my review]
| Rachel Amphlett – Detective Kay Hunter |
No list is complete without the fantastic Rachel Amphlett and her brilliant Kay Hunter series! [my reviews here and here]
| Steph Broadribb – Lori Anderson |
Hard-hitting action from beginning to end with a kick-ass female protagonist! What more could you possibly want? [my review]
| Thomas Enger – Henning Juul |
The final instalment in the fantastic Henning Juul series can’t be missing from this list. Such a bittersweet moment, seeing everything coming together masterfully but also realising I was at the end of the line with this series! Thomas Enger was my first introduction to the Scandi-Noir genre and for that reason alone, the Henning Juul series will always hold a special place in my heart. [my review]
| Sharon Bolton – The Craftsman |
This one was initially way up on my other list of favourite books until I realised it is the first one in a trilogy so it made its way onto this list instead. The Craftsman is without a doubt my most favourite book from a series this year and Sharon Bolton firmly holds on to her spot on my list of go-to authors. Needless to say the follow-up, The Poisoner, is one of my most anticipated books of next year. [my review]
And there you have it. My favourite series of the year.
Now is your chance to kick my bum (virtually, thank you) and tell me which series I’ve left out. Are there some you don’t agree with? Are there any you can’t wait to read?
Hope you find something you like here and I’ve given you some ideas. Next week, I’ll hopefully be sharing my list of favourite stand-alones of 2018. That one is still a work in progress.
Until next time! Happy reading! xx