P.I. Series Title Gimmicks
Both the Pat and Jean
Abbott series by Frances Crane, and the Travis
McGee series by John D. MacDonald use colours in their
titles, although Frances thought of it first, scooping John by
over twenty years.
Examples: The Turquoise Shop, The Golden Box and The Yellow
Violet by Crane, and
The Deep Blue Goodbye, Nightmare in Pink and A Purple Place for
Dying by MacDonald.
- All in the Family
All of Randye Lordon's Sydney
Sloane books feature family members in the title.
Examples: Brotherly Love, Sister's Keeper and Father Forgive
- Alphabet Soup
Sue Grafton's ambitiously taken on the alphabet for her popular
series featuring Kinsey Millhone,
starting with "A" is for Alibi, "B" is for
- I Love, I Love, I Love
My Calendar Boy....
Neil Albert's Dave
Garrett is working his way through the month's of the
Examples: The January Corpse, The February Trouble, Burning
- Let Me Count the Ways...
Not content with merely 12 possible titles, like Neil Albert,
or twenty-six, like Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich is going for
the gusto, using numbers, for her Stephanie
Plum series, starting at one...
Examples: One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three
to Get Deadly, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two Ski-Doo...
- There's a ton of these. If you think of one, please pass
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