At Crime Fiction Lover we can read: It is not surprising that the police procedural is one of the most enduring forms of crime fiction. As Michael Connelly says, it’s not just about the way they work the case, but the way the case works them. Some of the most successful examples of this sub-genre come from the United States. Ed McBain’s 87th precinct novels featuring Detective Steve Carella, amongst other, remained popular for over 30 years.
The extraordinarily prolific Belgian writer Georges Simenon made a massive contribution to European crime fiction with his Maigret novels. Britain has produced its fair share of policiers too. Reginald Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe books and David Peace’s Red Riding Quartet have both been successfully adapted for television. (The bold letters are mine).
But there are many more fantastic examples of police procedurals, and below I look at some of my favourite series. If you are interested to find out more click HERE to read the complete article.
From my side you can find some of my favourites on my link above: Crime Fiction Series, Mankell, Nesbø, Indridason, Rankin, Vargas and Padura.
And if you have additional examples, you can always leave your suggestions in a comment below.