You may be familiar with Stephanie Plum, Hamish MacBeth, Kinsey Millhone and Adam Dalgliesh, but there are literally hundreds of other fabulous mystery series awaiting you. Some "first in a series" listed below with more to come.
The Rafael Affair by Iain Pears - British art dealer Jonathan Argyll teams up with Flavia de Stefano, an officer with the Art Theft Department of the Italian Police Force.
Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross - "Dandy" Julian Kestrel solves mysteries in Regency England.
A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie - New Scotland Yard Detective Duncan Kincaid and partner Sergeant Gemma James untangle mysteries along with the intricacies of their developing relationship.
Murder at the Old Vicarage* by Jill McGown - Inspector Lloyd and Detective Sergeant Judy Hill have "relationship issues" of their own to resolve as they solve crimes in these compelling police procedurals.
*not the first in this series, but the earliest one we own.