Wyatt’s World: Creating RA Trilogies for Readers

With authors such as Anthony Horowitz and P.D. James picking up the threads of past masters, it is a good time to think about creating RA trilogies for readers. By daisy-chaining new, classic, and backlist titles, you can link through your collection and start patrons on threefold reading paths. For A Death Comes to Pemberley, see also RA Crossroads: Love, Murder & Jane Austen.

Try these sets of three:

  • The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz (Mulholland)
  • with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (Oxford)
  • with The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (Twelve)
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (Knopf)
  • with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin)
  • with Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers (HarperTorch)
  • Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver (Simon & Schuster)
  • with Casino Royale (Penguin)
  • with Spycatcher (William Morrow)
  • March by Geraldine Brooks
  • with Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Signet)
  • with Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (Grove)
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Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net


  1. Joyce Saricks says:

    What a great thread–and just the kind of idea to get us thinking. For displays and for suggesting to patrons. Neal gets us started and we can build from there!