Friday, September 25, 2009
FRIDAY: D. R. Meredith Series
This is an older series, and as you can see, it is no longer sold directly from Amazon. If you can find the series at the library, it would be worth your time.
The series begins with Murder in Volume and focuses on a mystery-reading group. The main characters are Megan Clark (reference librarian) and Ryan Stevens (historian and museum curator) and the rest of their book club that meets at the Time and Again Bookstore. The group starts investigating when one of their own is murdered. The second volume is By Hook or By Book with Murder Past Due coming next. The final two are Tome to Death and Murder by the Book.
I enjoy the characters in the series - some of the book club members are quirky and evolve well over time. I like that each story is told in alternating chapters by Ryan and then Megan. Megan is the go-getter, ready to jump in and investigate with almost no sense of self-preservation. Ryan is the squeamish one, fainting at the sight of blood. Together, they are an interesting pair.
If you are looking for a mystery series, try this set out. I only wish there were more of them.