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Read great titles by popular authors as suspense-building serializations



Serialization — releasing a book in sequential installments, often in magazines and newspapers — has been used to hook readers for hundreds of years. AARP Members Only Access is offering books by popular authors free online exclusively to members, first as serializations (releasing two or three chapters a day) and then in their entirety.

Current Serialization

The Heron's Cry

Ann Cleeves brings back detective Matthew Venn in her sequel to 'The Long Call,' the second in her Two Rivers series, which returns readers to North Devon and begins with a murder in a glassmaker's studio. 


Full Books Online

The Boy in the Field

Margot Livesey's novel, which follows three teenage siblings just before Y2K, opens like a traditional English whodunit — hedges, a body, a detective — and becomes both a mystery and a coming-of-age story.

Murder at the Brightwell

The first installment in the Amory Ames series takes place in a posh resort and pays homage to Ashley Weaver's love of Golden Age mysteries, black-and-white films, and the ambiance of 1930s England.


The Mountains Wild

The latest page-turner by Sarah Stewart Taylor was inspired by her experiences living in Ireland and by her fascination with memory and how we use memories to try to understand the people we love.

The Long Call

Best-selling British crime author Ann Cleeves introduces readers to Detective Inspector Matthew Venn and takes them through a winding mystery full of secrets, lies and an ever-changing list of suspects. 



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