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Water Your Mind—Dive Into a Suspense Series!

There are tons of quality suspense series out there, but as every fan of a series knows, it's best to begin at the beginning. You'll understand the basic premise, discover unique personalities of the main characters, and learn interesting facts that may come into play in later books. Presenting the first volumes of several popular thriller series.

 

Killing Floor

Jack Reacher, a former military policeman, encounters a whole lot of trouble in this violent, action-packed saga. This won an Anthony Award for best first mystery novel.

 

The Black Echo

Detective Harry Bosch is assigned the case of the murder of a fellow Vietnam veteran. The author has won praise for his plotting and well-developed characters.

 

Postmortem

As chief medical examiner for the state of Virginia, Kay Scarpetta uses her knowledge of forensics to stop a serial killer from striking again.

 

The Bone Collector

Not for the faint of heart, this series centers on quadriplegic forensic scientist Lincoln Rhyme. With the help of high-tech gadgets and an assistant, Rhyme hunts for a serial killer in New York City.

 

A Drink Before the War

Lehane is perhaps best known for his books Mystic River and Shutter Island, which were made into movies. He also penned a suspense series headlined by two private investigators, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. In this story, they are hired to find confidential documents allegedly stolen by a cleaning woman.

 

Along Came a Spider

James Patterson's books are wildly popular and regularly top the New York Times bestseller list. For series lovers, try the books featuring Alex Cross, an African American police detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. In his first case, he tracks down a vicious child kidnapper.

 

Rules of Prey

Lucas Davenport, a Twin Cities police lieutenant, is introduced in the first of 20 and counting Prey titles. In this outing, he tries to outwit a killer who leaves cryptic clues with the police after each crime.