Category: Can’t Get Enough of

Can’t Get Enough of…Female Detectives

Posted November 20, 2015 by Jonetta in Can't Get Enough of | | 6 Comments

Female Detectives

 

Can’t Get Enough of . . .  is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.

 

I cut my police procedural reading teeth on the hard-boiled detective stories of old, written by Lawrence Sanders, Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh. Their detectives were flawed but were really good at their jobs and dedicated to seeking justice. Women were nowhere to be seen in any of these precincts unless they were there for questioning or sleeping with one of the detectives.

 

Well, things have radically changed in the last few years and we’re seeing more stories and series where the main character is a female, kick butt detective. Here are a few of my favorites.

 

Eve DallasFive years ago, I was introduced to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, the homicide detective featured in the In Death series by J. D. Robb. Initially, I was put off by the character but she soon won me over with her street savvy and ethical code. She always gets her baddies and it ain’t always pretty. Eve’s my prototype for the female detective in fiction.

 

 

 

Lieutenant Samantha (Sam) Holland is a Washington, D. C. homicide detective in the Fatal series by Marie Force who followed in her father’s law enforcement footsteps. She’s tough and sometimes too fearless but, like Eve, has the admiration and loyalty of her mostly male squad.

 

Police chief Kate Burkholder in the series of the same name, Kate Burkholderwritten by Linda Castillo, is a very interesting character. She was raised Amish but is no longer part of that community but still lives and works among them. Kate brings a unique perspective when investigating crimes affecting the Amish. It’s a fascinating series and Kate tops the list of kick butt detectives.

 

Here are a few others I’ve either started or are on my shelf to read:

1. Detective Lacey Flint, Lacey Flint series by Sharon Bolton
2. Lieutenant Taylor Jackson, Taylor Jackson series by J. T. Ellison
3. Special Agent Smoky Barrett, Smoky Barrett series by Cody McFadyen
4. PI Kinsey Milhone, Kinsey Milhone series by Sue Grafton
5. Special Agent Maggie O’Dell, Maggie O’Dell series by Alex Kava
6. Detective D. D. Warren, D. D. Warren series by Lisa Gardner
7. Detective Jane Rizzoli, Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen
8. Agent Lucy Kincaid, Lucy Kincaid series by Allison Brennan
9. Special Agent Sloane Burbank, Burbank & Parker series by Andrea Kane
10. Special Agent Jess Walters, Faces of Evil series by Debra Webb

 

Do you have any other series featuring female detectives you’d recommend?


Can’t Get Enough of . . . Zombies

Posted October 16, 2015 by Jennifer in Can't Get Enough of | 8 Comments
Can’t Get Enough of . . . Zombies

  Can’t Get Enough of . . .  is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.   Zombies! Whether they’re on the TV screen or behind the pages of a book, zombies can be found in horror, comedy and romance these days. And I can’t get enough of them in all formats.   TV | Movies The Walking Dead  AMC’s hit show based on a comic book series and now has novels. iZombie New TV show on CW based on a comic book series. If you enjoy White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland you may enjoy this cheeky show. Zombieland Woody Harrelson killing zombies with some fun snarky times. Fear The Walking Dead Spin off of The Walking Dead. A kind of prequel […]


Can’t Get Enough of…Historical Romances in America

Posted September 25, 2015 by Jonetta in Can't Get Enough of | 7 Comments
Can’t Get Enough of…Historical Romances in America

  Can’t Get Enough of . . .  is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.   I read my very first historical romance many years ago in the heyday of the bodice rippers. I think it was Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers, chronicling the tumultuous romance of Ginny Brandon and Steve Morgan. The setting included some European venues but the heart of the story (the real romance) happened in New Orleans. I was hooked. I abandoned the genre for a long time after most historical romances seemed to be set in England or thereabouts. They lacked the passion and rawness of the stories set in America’s frontiers. A few years ago, friends lured me back to historical romance with Lisa Kleypas’ […]


Can’t Get Enough of . . . Humor With Your Sexy

Posted July 17, 2015 by Jennifer in Can't Get Enough of | 15 Comments
Can’t Get Enough of . . . Humor With Your Sexy

Can’t Get Enough of . . .  is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.   I love humor in my romances, it’s what really sets some authors apart from others. If an author can make me laugh and get hot and bothered then they are on my auto-read list. Here are a few authors that have made the top of my list for sexy with a side of hilarious.   Alice Clayton My love affair with Alice Clayton started with Wallbanger the 1st book in her Cocktail series. Going in, I thought it was going to be another cheesy erotic romance. But I was pleasantly surprised that Wallbanger and all the other books in the series were funny as hell. I LOL […]


Can’t Get Enough of…Series Binge Reading!

Posted June 19, 2015 by Jonetta in Can't Get Enough of | 17 Comments
Can’t Get Enough of…Series Binge Reading!

Can’t Get Enough of . . .  is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.   One of my reading goals this year is to catch up on many of my neglected series. My preferred method of reading is to binge through a series from start to finish. It’s what I used to do when I joined Shelfari and Goodreads almost five years ago and loved it.   During the last couple of years, I’ve strayed from my binge reading pattern, mostly due to NetGalley or author request commitments. While I enjoyed expanding my horizons, I really missed the pleasure I got from reading a series one after the other until I was done.   Unlike binge eating, I have zero guilt when […]


Can’t Get Enough of . . . Virgin Heroes

Posted May 15, 2015 by Jennifer in Can't Get Enough of | 15 Comments
Can’t Get Enough of . . . Virgin Heroes

    Can’t Get Enough of . . .  is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.   (Points up to the graphic . . . all that unused wood) If you read romances you’ve read your share of virgin heroines. There are tons out there and even series that focus mostly on them. But virgin or inexperienced heroes there doesn’t seem to be as many out there. Here’s a list of some I’ve read. Much like the sex scenes when a virgin heroine looses her v-card, the sex is 90% of the time fantastic and doesn’t hurt. And as much as that is unbelievable so is it when virgin heroes are sex gods their first time. But hey, it’s fiction and we would […]


Can’t Get Enough of…Murder and Mayhem

Posted April 17, 2015 by Jonetta in Can't Get Enough of | 2 Comments
Can’t Get Enough of…Murder and Mayhem

Can’t Get Enough of . . .  is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.   I’ve made no secret of my love for the mystery and suspense genre. It’s a popular reading category so I’m one of many who enjoy a good whodunnit. What I haven’t been so open about is my love for the edgier stories in this genre. I’m drawn to the more highly suspenseful books, the more murder and mayhem the better. No cozy mysteries for me as there’s just not enough action, thrills and psychos to keep me interested. Here are some of my favorite authors and series, guaranteed to create chills, fright and keep you up at night.   Harlan Coben While I love his Myron Bolitar […]


Can’t Get Enough of . . . Erotic Romance

Posted March 20, 2015 by Jennifer in Can't Get Enough of | 6 Comments
Can’t Get Enough of . . . Erotic Romance

Can’t Get Enough of . . .  is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.   I read/listened to erotic romances but not all of them have bondage or Sub/Dom elements to them. Below are a few of my favorite series that deal with bondage and/or Sub/Dom romances.   Songs of Submission series by C.D. Reiss C.D. Reiss writing is outstanding and her Songs of Submission series feels very organic. Jonathan is the dom and he baby steps Monica into the world of play. I say the world of play because once it’s out there for Monica to know what he’s into he tells her that he is not into living the lifestyle but he likes to play. Which I understand it to mean he likes […]