#BookBloggerHop: What book series would you like to see adapted as a television series?

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

This week’s question: What book series would you like to see adapted as a television series?

There are two or three series books that I would like to see adapted as a television series (doesn’t have to be Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime work, too!). One is the Amelia Peabody Emerson mysteries (Amazon) by the late Barbara Mertz, who wrote under the pen name Elizabeth Peters. The books were among the first audiobooks I ever listened to, while painting my kitchen in my first house back in 2000, and they are still some of my favorites. They follow Amelia, her husband, and their son as Egyptologists who always seem to happen upon a murder or two. There are 20 books total, and start when Amelia is single, and end in the early 1920’s after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.

Another series that I think would make a good television adaptation is the Maggie Hope Mystery Series (Amazon) by Susan Elia MacNeal. Maggie is an American living in Great Britain during World War II, working as a spy. I’ve fallen in love with this series over the past year and can’t wait for the 11th volume, due this summer. The only thing I don’t like is the cliffhanger endings. Now that I’m all caught up with the series, I’m impatient for the next volume!

The last series that I think would make for compelling TV is the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes novels by Laurie R. King (Amazon). I discovered the books when I was steeped in Sherlock Holmes pastiche more than 20 years ago. They quickly became one of my favorite adult mystery series. There were two volumes that I didn’t care for, but upon reflection, I may go back and re-read them. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for them at the time, because otherwise, the series is rock-solid. Mary is the focus of the novels, the much-younger but just as brilliant wife of Sherlock Holmes, who had been retired when they met. Normally Mary does a lot of sleuthing on her own, but collaborates with her husband when necessary.

What do you think? Which books would you like to see as a television series?

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  1. I actually haven’t heard of these series – I can’t believe I haven’t seen that last one given how much I love Sherlock Holmes! I must check them out!!


  2. I love the idea of a Maggie Hope Mystery Series! I would definitely watch that. I haven’t read the other two series you mention, although King’s is one I have long wanted to try. I would watch both of your other choices too. Great choices! I hope you have a great weekend!


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