Wouldn't it be nice if authors who wrote series and sequels had the forethought to title their books in alphabetical order? Then there would be no patron confusion as to which book came next, or about why we librarians arrange them in alphabetical, instead of chronological, order. Inevitably we get questions as to why Catching Fire (the third novel of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy) is shelved before The Hunger Games and Mockingjay or why The Amber Spyglass (the third book of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy) is shelved ahead of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, or why the Harry Potter books aren't in the right order. So we salute a couple of authors who make our jobs easier:
Ron Roy, author of the A to Z Mystery series for children ("The Absent Author," "The Bald Bandit," etc.)
Sue Grafton, author of the Kinsey Millhone mystery series ("A" is for Alibi, "B" is for Burglar, etc.)
Hmmm, why are they always mysteries? Or are there others? It's a mystery I will have to investigate.
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