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Subject: Any good Cop series out there?
Date Posted: 2/17/2008 3:22 PM ET
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Does anyone know of any good series out there that feature cops? Maybe a whole bunch of cops from a whole department? or a group that went through the Police Academy together? Or even if it was a group of forensic experts and detectives would do.

Thanks for any recommendations you can give!

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 5:27 PM ET
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I just finished Off Limits by Michele Albert It was about a female cop who moves to a new Department and Her new partner is the towns playboy. I think it is part of a series or it ties into a series with the characters.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 5:32 PM ET
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I hope some good ones show up.  One of Cruisie's books features either a detective or a cop, and I loved it.  I know a lot of folks don't consider Evanovich romance, but Morelli is a cop and Ranger is .... I can't describe Ranger.  I can describe how much I LOVE her series. 

Hope some good suggestions show up here -- thanks for posting this.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 6:02 PM ET
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I think the Crusie book you're thinking of is Fast Women. Cousins own a dective agency and hire two best friends. It's one of my favorites.

 

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 6:07 PM ET
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If you like category romances, Justine Davis did a series in Silhouette Intimate Moments called Trinity Street West about cops.  They're all pretty good books.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 6:20 PM ET
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yep, Samantha, that's it.   such a good book.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 7:27 PM ET
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Crusie also wrote a book with a cop called "Getting rid of Bradley".   I think there's a Silhouette series with brother cops but I can't recall the names - there were 3 brothers maybe?  Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr has a cop too.

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 7:49 PM ET
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I think that the 3 cop brothers Silhoutte series is by Carolyn Cross---Take Me, Tempt Me and Trust Me I think are the titles (going from memory here, which is a dangerous thing!).

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Date Posted: 2/17/2008 8:57 PM ET
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I really liked Rachel Gibson's It Must Be Love.  It's not a series, but it was a great cop book.

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:00 AM ET
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J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) has the ".....In Death" series. It is set in the future, 2059. One of the main characters is Lt. Eve Dallas who is a NY city cop and several of the other main characters are cops.

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Date Posted: 2/18/2008 5:03 PM ET
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I loved all the Evanovich Plum series books. They read super fast and are so funny. They are around cops alot ...

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 7:06 PM ET
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Jan,  you have me giggling here with your nickname.  I think we all would have easily guessed you're a big fan of the "in death" series.

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 8:02 PM ET
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LOL! Sarah, what am I going to do when I finally move onto another series? I'll have an identity crisis.

I love Joe Morelli in the Stephanie Plum series. Now, that's one cop I'd love to have around. <3 <3

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 8:38 PM ET
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ok you can have Morelli and I'll take Ranger! :-)

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 9:04 PM ET
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I'm making a new list of all your recs. Oh and I love the Stephanie Plum series. A friend introduced me to them when I was saying I wanted some mysteries that were fun to read and would make me laugh.

 Morelli vs. Ranger--tough choice. but I'm going with Morelli.

The In Death series sounds very interesting to me. I'm going to have to definitely start searching for those. My reminder list is starting to get very very long!

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 9:07 PM ET
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There is an Harlequin Intrigue trilogy--Bear Claw Creek Crime Lab--(Ricochet, At Close Range, and Rapid Fire)--by Jessica Andersen. I have them in my TBR pile but haven't read them yet.

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 9:33 PM ET
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When I read the Plum novels, I see a younger Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon days) as Morelli.

A younger Antonio Banderas as Ranger. Especially when he says, "Babe."

<sigh!>

Oh, and Queen Latifa as Lula. :-D



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Date Posted: 2/23/2008 3:27 AM ET
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Oh Ranger all the way. I listened to those on audio books and I tell ya, the actress who reads them does one sexy Ranger. 

Not technically cops but Cherry Adair has a great series about a counter terrorism squad called the T-Flac series. The series even has it's own website where you can read profiles and look at pictures of the guys.  Although I found that almost too much information.  The series starts with the Mercenary which came out in the early 90's as a short series romance but was lengthened and recently rereleased.  It doesn't appear that you have to read them in order but they're are overlapping charactars with a dif agent being the focus of each book.



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Date Posted: 2/23/2008 2:16 PM ET
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I love the In Death series and  consider those books highly addictive.

One thing I will point out though just in case, there is profanity in the books (seems obvious to me, but some act suprised that cops would swear), and there are some serious issues such as child abuse.

Seriously they are wonderful, the first Naked in Death was just excellent.  To get the best out of them I would read them in order.  The secondary characters are well fleshed out.  Everytime a new book comes out it is like visiting old friends.  Don't let the number of books put you off.  Just start with Naked in Death.  Ooh that scene in interview when Roarke tells Eve... and then when Feeney straightens Roarke out.... and Galahad....and the good lines Summerset gets......

The audioversions are good too.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 11:32 AM ET
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I LOVE the In Death series.  I have it in paperback and they aren't in perfect condition, but I don't care.  They are well read and well loved.  I am in the process of reading them for the 3rd time and still enjoying it!