Recently, Tracy Grant wrote on History Hoydens about series that you can’t stop talking or thinking about, that draw you into their world, painting a complete universe so vividly that you feel like you’re living in it with the characters– and very anxious to know what will happen next. The last time I had that feeling was with Elizabeth George’s Lynley books, which I stumbled upon very, very late into the series. Right now, my latest obsession is Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Clare Fergusson series, about an Episcopal minister in upstate New York who finds herself drawn into a series of murder investigations in the local community. As luck would have it, I accidentally started with the fifth book instead of the first, but I loved it anyway– which tells you something about how great the series is.
Have you come across any series recently that have blown you away?