Reading Lists

I’m very good at starting to read a new series, but not so good at remembering to continue with it! The lists below are to help me keep track of the series I currently have in progress.

Anthony Trollope – The Palliser Novels

Can You Forgive Her?
Phineas Finn
The Eustace Diamonds
Phineas Redux
The Prime Minister
The Duke’s Children

Maurice Druon – The Accursed Kings

The Iron King

The Strangled Queen
The Poisoned Crown
The Royal Succession
The She-Wolf
The Lily and the Lion
The King Without a Kingdom

Elizabeth Peters – Amelia Peabody

Crocodile on the Sandbank
Curse of the Pharaohs
The Mummy Case
Lion in the Valley
Deeds of the Disturber
The Last Camel Died at Noon
The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog
The Hippopotamus Pool
Seeing a Large Cat
The Ape Who Guards the Balance
The Falcon at the Portal
He Shall Thunder in the Sky
Lord of the Silent
The Golden One
Children of the Storm
Guardian of the Horizon
The Serpent on the Crown
Tomb of the Golden Bird
A River in the Sky

CJ Sansom – Matthew Shardlake

Dark Fire

Laurie R. King – Mary Russell series

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
A Monstrous Regiment of Women
A Letter of Mary
The Moor
O Jerusalem
Justice Hall
The Game
Locked Rooms
The Language of Bees
The God of the Hive
Beekeeping for Beginners
Pirate King
Garment of Shadows
Dreaming Spies

Philippa Carr – Daughters of England

The Miracle At St. Bruno’s
The Lion Triumphant
Witch from the Sea

Saraband for Two Sisters
Lament for a Lost Lover
The Love Child
The Song of the Siren
The Drop of the Dice
The Adulteress
Zipporah’s Daughter
Voices in A Haunted Room
The Return of the Gypsy
Midsummer’s Eve
The Pool of Saint Branok
The Changeling
The Black Swan
A Time for Silence
The Gossamer Cord
We’ll Meet Again

Christopher Fowler – Bryant and May

Full Dark House
The Water Room
Seventy-Seven Clocks
Ten-Second Staircase
White Corridor
The Victoria Vanishes
Bryant and May on the Loose
Bryant and May off the Rails
Bryant and May and the Memory of Blood
Bryant and May and the Invisible Code
Bryant and May and the Bleeding Heart
Bryant and May and the Burning Man
London’s Glory
Strange Tide

Patrick O’Brian – Aubrey/Maturin

Master and Commander
Post Captain
HMS Surprise
The Mauritius Command
Desolation Island
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon’s Mate
The Ionian Mission
Treason’s Harbour
The Far Side of the World
The Reverse of the Medal
The Letter of Marque
The Thirteen Gun Salute
The Nutmeg of Consolation
Clarissa Oakes
The Wine-Dark Sea
The Commodore
The Yellow Admiral
The Hundred Days
Blue at the Mizzen
The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

Baroness Orczy – The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Laughing Cavalier
The First Sir Percy
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Sir Percy Leads the Band
The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
I Will Repay!
The Elusive Pimpernel
Mam’zelle Guillotine
Lord Tony’s Wife
The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Sir Percy Hits Back
Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel
The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel
A Child of the Revolution
The Pimpernel and Rosemary
The Life & Exploits of the Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World


There are also some very prolific authors whose books I am slowly working my way through. I am listing some of them here to keep track of which titles I’ve read so far.

Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair At Styles
The Secret Adversary
The Murder On The Links
Poirot Investigates
The Man In The Brown Suit
The Secret Of Chimneys
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
The Big Four
The Mystery Of The Blue Train
Partners In Crime
The Seven Dials Mystery
The Murder at the Vicarage
The Mysterious Mr. Quin
The Sittaford Mystery
Peril At End House
The Thirteen Problems
Lord Edgware Dies
The Hound Of Death
Murder On The Orient Express
Parker Pyne Investigates
The Listerdale Mystery
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
Death In The Clouds
Three Act Tragedy
Cards On The Table
Murder In Mesopotamia
The ABC Murders
Death On The Nile
Dumb Witness
Murder In The Mews
Appointment With Death
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Murder Is Easy
And Then There Were None
The Regatta Mystery
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Sad Cypress
Evil Under The Sun
N or M ?
Five Little Pigs
The Body In The Library
The Moving Finger
Towards Zero
Death Comes As The End
Sparkling Cyanide
The Hollow
The Labours Of Hercules
Taken At The Flood
The Witness For The Prosecution
Crooked House
A Murder Is Announced
Three Blind Mice And Other Stories
The Underdog And Other Stories
They Came To Baghdad
Mrs. McGinty’s Dead
They Do It With Mirrors
A Pocket Full Of Rye
After The Funeral
Destination Unknown
Hickory Dickory Dock
Dead Man’s Folly
4:50 From Paddington
Ordeal By Innocence
Cat Among The Pigeons
The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding
The Pale Horse
The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side
The Clocks
A Caribbean Mystery
At Bertram’s Hotel
Third Girl
Endless Night
By The Pricking Of My Thumbs
Halowe’en Party
Passenger To Frankfurt
The Golden Ball And Other Stories
Elephants Can Remember
Postern Of Fate
Poirot’s Early Cases
Sleeping Murder
Miss Marple’s Final Cases And Two Other Stories
Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories

Georgette Heyer

The Black Moth
Powder and Patch
These Old Shades
The Masqueraders
Devil’s Cub
The Convenient Marriage
Regency Buck
The Talisman Ring
An Infamous Army
The Spanish Bride
The Corinthian
Faro’s Daughter
Friday’s Child
The Reluctant Widow
The Foundling
The Grand Sophy
The Quiet Gentleman
The Toll-Gate
Bath Tangle
Sprig Muslin
April Lady
The Unknown Ajax
Pistols for Two (read as reissue – Snowdrift and Other Stories)
A Civil Contract
The Nonesuch
False Colours
Black Sheep
Cousin Kate
Charity Girl
Lady of Quality
The Great Roxhythe
Simon the Coldheart
The Conqueror
Royal Escape
My Lord John

Footsteps in the Dark
Why Shoot a Butler?
The Unfinished Clue
Death in the Stocks
Behold, Here’s Poison
They Found Him Dead
A Blunt Instrument
No Wind of Blame
Envious Casca
Duplicate Death
Detection Unlimited

Elizabeth Chadwick

The Wild Hunt
The Running Vixen
The Leopard Unleashed
Children of Destiny
Shields of Pride
First Knight
The Conquest
The Champion
The Love Knot
The Marsh King’s Daughter
Lords of the White Castle
The Winter Mantle
The Falcons of Montabard
Shadows And Strongholds
The Greatest Knight
The Scarlet Lion
A Place Beyond Courage
The Time of Singing
To Defy A King
Lady of the English
The Summer Queen
The Winter Crown
The Autumn Throne

Rafael Sabatini

The Lovers of Yvonne
The Tavern Knight
Bardelys the Magnificent
The Trampling of the Lilies
The Shame of Motley
St. Martin’s Summer
Mistress Wilding
The Lion’s Skin
The Strolling Saint
The Gates of Doom
The Sea Hawk
The Snare
Captain Blood
Fortune’s Fool
The Carolinian
Bellarion the Fortunate
The Nuptials of Corbal
The Hounds of God
The Romantic Prince
The Reaping
The King’s Minion
Scaramouche the King-Maker
Captain Blood Returns
The Black Swan
The Stalking Horse
Venetian Masque
The Fortunes of Captain Blood
The Lost King
The Sword of Islam
The Marquis of Carabas
King In Prussia
The Gamester

Shakespeare’s Histories

I have also decided that I would like to read Shakespeare’s history plays in chronological order. These are as follows:

King John
Richard II
Henry IV Part I
Henry IV Part II
Henry V
Henry VI Part I
Henry VI Part II
Henry VI Part III
Richard III
Henry VIII

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