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Bess Crawford Books in Order: How to read Charles Todd series?

The other series by the Ian Rutledge series’ author, Charles Todd.

Who is Bess Crawford?

Described as a series for anyone who loves Downton Abbey and the British-set mysteries of Elizabeth George, the Bess Crawford series is about a nurse solving mysteries during the Great War.

Bess Crawford is not the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. Independent-minded, she grew up in India where she learned the importance of responsibility, honor, and duty from her officer father. Now, she is determined to help as many wounded as possible.

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Richard Sharpe Books in Order: How to read Bernard Cornwell series?

Before The Saxon Stories series, Bernard Cornwell was the author of the Richard Sharpe series.

Who is Richard Sharpe?

As I was saying, this series was written by Bernard Cornwell. It chronicles the life of Richard Sharpe in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

Sharpe was born in poverty. He joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

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Quinn Colson Books in Order: How to read Ace Atkins series?

I will write a reading guide for the Spencer series which is now written by Ace Atkins, but before that, let’s take a look at the other Ace Atkins series.

Who is Quinn Colson?

Written by journalist Ace Atkins, this crime series is about Quinn Colson, an army ranger returning home from Afghanistan, in rural northeast Mississippi where he becomes the new sheriff of Tibbehah County.

Now, he wants to fight corruption and clean up the city he grew up to help his friends and family.

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Mike Bowditch Books in Order: How to read Paul Doiron series?

Stephen King isn’t the only author who loves Maine.

Who is Mike Bowditch?

The Mike Bowditch series is written by Paul Doiron, current Editor Emeritus of Down East, The Magazine of Maine, who takes us in the Maine’s wilderness where natural predators aren’t the only killers.

The series follows Mike Bowditch who is a game warden in the wilds of Maine with a haunted past and whose father is a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game.

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Joanna Brady Books in Order: How to read J. A. Vance series?

J. A. Vance is a prolific author. I’ll cover her other series later, but for now let’s begin with Joanna Brady.

Who is Joanna Brady?

Joanna Brady is the main protagonist of J. A. Vance’s Arizona mystery series. She’s the elected sheriff of Cochise County, and it’s not easy everyday.

When drug dealers murdered her lawman husband, Joanna Brady vowed she would carry on his good work no matter what the cost. With grit, courage, and dogged determination, this mother challenged the status quo. as newly elected Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, she must battle the prejudice and hostility of a mistrustful, male-dominated police force.

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Kate Burkholder Books in Order: How to read Linda Castillo series?

Even the Amish community has a crime problem!

Who is Kate Burkholder?

Written by Linda Castillo who was previously known for her romantic novels, the Kate Burkholder series is about a young Amish girl from Painters Mill, a small town in Ohio, who survived being attacked by a serial killer but realized that she no longer belonged to her community.

Years later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Now, she has to face some secrets of her past and find the truth in a society of silence when the serial killer who attacked her resurfaced.

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John Milton Books in Order: How to read Mark Dawson Series?

It’s not easy to make amends when you were a killer, ask John Milton!

Who is John Milton?

Former British Secret Service agent John Milton considered himself an artisan and his trade was murder. Milton was the man the government sent when everything else has failed. He was ruthless, brilliant, anonymous and, of course, Lethal. But after ten years, he had enough.

Now, John Milton is trying to make amends. He is on the road and troubles find him easily. No surprise some reviewers are describing as “the English Jack Reacher.”

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Shetland Books in Order: How to read Ann Cleeves series?

Now a major television triumph starring Douglas Henshall!

What the Shetland Series is about?

Before it was a TV series, Shetland was a book series, a crime series written by Ann Cleeves, to be precise.

The story is set in the isolated Scottish Shetland Isles and follows Detective Inspector Perez and his police colleagues investigations as they become entwined in the island community. They investigate mysterious disappearances, murders and the darkest secrets of Scotland’s most northerly isles.

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Inspector Wexford Books in Order: How to read Ruth Rendell Series?

Some literary cops worked for a very long time, Inspector Wexford is definitely one of them.

Who is Inspector Wexford?

Published from 1964 to 2013, the Inspector Wexford mystery series is written by Ruth Rendell. As you may have guests, it’s about the cases solved by Chief Inspector Reginald “Reg” Wexford in the fictional town of Kingsmarkham.

Played by George Baker in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries TV Show, the intelligent and sensitive DCI Wexford works with DI Mike Burden who’s also a friend of his.

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Wings of Fire Books in Order: How to read Tui T. Sutherland series?

Dragons are not exclusive to Game of Thrones. In fact, you’ll find a lot of dragons in Wings of Fire! And it’s for Children, so.

What’s Wings of Fire?

Wings of Fire is a fantasy novel series written by Tui T. Sutherland about young dragons, war and prophecies.

The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations. But a secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy. Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war.

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