Originally Posted by Greg Who Cooks
Read them in order of publishing date! In other words, read them as the author wrote/published them. The series has a progression.
I hope you like Pike as much as I do. The series initially focused on Cole with Pike as his back-up, but when the Pike as protagonist novel came out it really blew me away.
I wish I knew these people. That's why you/I like these Crais novels. We wanna be friends with the main characters.
The first Crais I read was The Two Minute Rule
- nonstop page-turner for me. Vitauta had recommended this one and it didn't disappoint. So I got in line at the library for Suspect
and just finished it. Really good in a different way. There was so much interesting info on the extraordinary ability of the canine nose, in this case a K-9 German Shepherd, and PTSD, both human and dog.
I like your suggestion of going back to the very beginning of Crais' writing history and following the progression forward. My DIL chides herself on, after finding a new author she likes, devouring all of his/her work. I used to resist doing this but find myself bringing home books I have already read because there was no method to my choosing. I can't remember all the titles, but the situations usually ring a bell. Sometimes I'll go ahead and re-read it, but as has been mentioned, there are so many books, so little time -- too little to be re-reading just because...
Did you say you have a listing of what you read?