The next question in the 30 Days of Books list is:
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Well, I think from Philip Kerr’s “Bernie Gunther” series, I would have to say that initial story in Berlin Noir, March Violets, is my favorite as it introduces Bernie and his world to us. I also thought that the most recent one that I’ve read A Quiet Flame was very strong – probably my favorite since March Violets. I won’t go into the story much as too many details would spoil aspects of the previous books – but it was a taut, well-paced and plotted mystery that provided a couple of gut-dropping moments.
I also realized I was a little remiss in the Day 3 post about favorite series as I forgot to mention The Dark Tower series from Stephen King. This has come up a couple of times recently, and I have to say that I was pleased that I read them after the series had concluded and not waited the couple of decades King took to conclude it. It’s a very strong series – though I think a lot of folks get upended by the stylistic change between the early writing and the later books.
To me though, the book Wizard and Glass is truly a standout, providing the reader with a wonderfully rich backstory to the protagonist Roland and the first real tantalizing hints about the scope of what’s to come in the rest of the series.