I don't know how many people have read him but Jasper Fforde currently is writing two different series of books that I love. He is incredibly funny with a nice snap in the plot and nothing in sacred. The Nursery Crimes Division Series Book 1: The Big Over Easy The books is about the murder mystery of Humpty Dumpty. The investigation is led by Jack Sprat and Mary Mary set in Swindon. Book 2: The Fourth Bear The missing person case of Goldilocks. The world is one were PDR (Persons of Disputable Reality) live and breath. Humpty Dumpty is in fact a four foot egg with legs and Prometheus is a political refugee. The stories are your standard fare for a crime thriller but the setting and the characters make the book. I highly recommend both books. The Thursday Next Series Book 1: The Eyre Affair Book 2: Lost in a Good Book Book 3: Well of Lost Plots Book 4: Something Rotten Book 5: First Among Sequels Thursday Next is an operative in the Literadetectives division of SO-Swindon where she is handles cases of forged Shakespeare and deals with her cloned dodo Pickwick. Not to mention once she falls into the Fictional World where all the characters of fiction are real things get very interesting. I don't want to give too much away but the series is an adventure through a world similar to ours yet completely different. Not to mention in the third book things really pick up. The second book kind of lags a bit but it is a needed bridge between that end of the first and the starting of the third. Imagine that The Emberverse by SM Stirling Book 1: Dies the Fire Book 2: The Protectors War Book 3: A Meeting at Corvallis I admit it, I am a swordplay nut. The premise of the series is if all of a sudden almost everything stopped working. No electricity, no gunpowder, no combustion engines and it all started happening after a strange wall of lightning. Honestly, I have to limit myself on the series or I start writing a constant stream of fan fiction for it. Rachel Morgan Series By Kim Harrison Book 1: Dead Witch Walking Book 2: Every which way but Dead Book 3: A Fistful of Charms Book 4: A few Demons More My guilty little pleasure. Rachel Morgan is a witch and a bounty hunter who happens to live with a vampire who wants to turn her and a family of pixies in the backyard. There is more to the series but that is as far as I have read. It is another series I have to ingest in small doses. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes magic and horror stories. My only warning is that the first chapter of the first book is a little weird after reading the back of the book, so get through it and then get to all the good stuff.