Commentary: Those are ranked from strongest to weakest (top to bottom). Yes, I thought The Snowman was the weakest in the series. Titles missing are The Bat (UK) coming out in the U.S. in July 2013. Books should be read in order though unless you are like me and don’t care to read in order. I didn’t start at the beginning. I started with Nemesis and went from there and no, I don’t recommend you doing the same. Reading order is here.