A friend likes a lot of the same type books I do and kindly passes them on to me when he is finished reading them. The last batch had a slew of Jim Butcher's Dresden File Books.
I love a good mystery and these are very good, well written, fast moving and you really don't want to put them down. Harry Dresden is a wonderful character and he's got a sarcastic humor I love. Harry is a wizard living in Chicago and fights bad guys of the paranormal kind such as vampires, werewolves, demons and such.
The first book was not in my stash but I am reading the rest in order and am currently reading Dead Beat.
I have not seen the tv series but you can find it on YouTube. I may watch it after I am done reading. If you like mysteries and paranormal stuff then you would probably like this series
I usually prefer the books to movies or tv shows but there are exceptions. Cadfael is certainly one of those. I really wish they had done all the Brother Cadfael novels and not just 9. Derek Jacoby is perfect as Cadfael and I can't read the books with seeing him and hearing his voice.
Poirot is another favorite that was well done into a tv series and no one is more Poirot than David Suchet.