MYSTERY SERIES WEEK – First Full Week in October

Mystery Series Week - First Full Week in October
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


Bibliophiles, book nerds, and wanna-be-detectives will snoop around in Mystery Series Week. It’s the first full week in October.

Evidence points to the observance being an excellent time to investigate the characters, particularly the detectives, of favorite mystery series. It is a good week to inspect a favorite mystery series to find clues about the quirks of characters, styles of sleuthing and, of course, their strange associates.

Why read a series? A single hit-and-run story doesn’t have the nuances of a serial sleuth, a career caper, or a mastermind detective. When the mystery ends, so does the mystery and the trail goes cold.

Mystery series continue to baffle. Just when one “who-done-it” is solved, another one is already baffling local authorities, at least until the famous detective enters: Sherlock Holmes, Phillip Marlowe, Hercules Poirot, Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden, Alex Cross, Miss Marple, Jack Reacher, Virgil Flowers, Harry Bosch, Walt Longmire, Karen Sisco or Jacqueline Jack Daniels.

HOW TO OBSERVE #MysterySeriesWeek

Introduce a young reader to mystery series with A-Z Mysteries, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys.

Adult readers can sample classic authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle or Agatha Christie.

For the classic noir reader, try sampling a mystery series by Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane or Earl Stanley Gardner.

The modern mystery series fans should look up writers Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, or Lee Child.

Sign up at the largest book recommendation site Goodreads for other mystery series ideas.

On social media, use #mysteryseriesweek to follow the conversation.

Follow a book mystery series made for television such as Sherlock, Elementary, (Arthur Conan Doyle), Karen Sisco (Elmore James), Justified (Elmore Leonard), Rizzoli & Isles (Tess Gerritsen ), Longmire (Craig Johnson), ABC Mysteries (Agatha Christie).


Purple Moon Press, a small independent publishing company, created Mystery Series Week to celebrate continuing characters who return time and again to solve the case.


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