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Calvin and Hobbes Books in Order

Calvin and Hobbes Books in Order: How to read Bill Watterson’s comic strip?

Reading Calvin and Hobbes is the best way to kill time while we wait for life to shower us with meaning and happiness.

What is Calvin and Hobbes about?

The classic Calvin and Hobbes is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995.

It follows the adventures of Calvin, a precocious, mischievous and adventurous six-year-old boy, and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger. A smart child with poor grades in school, Calvin has a creative and philosophical mind, but lack in restraint. He has a rich inner world, and a precious friendship with his tiger. The anthropomorophic tiger is an independant creature with a dim view of human nature. He participates to all Calvin’s activites, even when he knows it’s gonne end in troubles. Calvin’s parents are typical middle-class, his father a patent attorney and his mother a stay-at-home mom. Calvin also interacts with Susie Derkins, a classmate who lives in the same street, Rosalyn, his babysitter, Mrs Wormwood, his teacher and Moe, the school bully.

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Vlad Taltos Books in Order

Vlad Taltos Books in Order: How to read Steven Brust’s fantasy series?

Adventures on Dragaera.

What is the Vlad Taltos series about?

Written by American fantasy and science fiction author Steven Brust, this long-running fantasy series is about a man named Vlad Taltos, an assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha.

Set in the world of Dragaera, the story follows wisecracking Vlad Taltos and his jhereg—a dragon-like companion— who share a telepathic link with him. Together, they are deadly and live tumultuous adventures, even when they are the ones who are hunted.

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Kenzie & Gennaro Books in Order:

Kenzie & Gennaro Books in Order: How to read Dennis Lehane’s series?

If you like the movie Gone, Baby, Gone.

What is the Kenzie & Gennaro series about?

Written by the famous Boston writer and screenwriter Dennis Lehane, this detective series features Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

Tough and flawed private investigators from the blue-collar streets of Dorchester, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro work together to find the truth, which isn’t just a dirty business in Boston, it’s also a deadly one. They try to right wrongs because it’s about justice for them.

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Sunny Randall Books in Order

Sunny Randall Books in Order: How to read Robert B. Parker’s Series?

By the author of the Spenser series.

What is the Sunny Randall about?

Like the most famous Robert B. Parker’s series, Spenser, the Sunny Randall one is about a private eye in Boston, Massachusetts.

Before becoming a P.I., Sunny Randall was a former cop. She’s also a college graduate, an aspiring painter, a divorcée, and the owner of a miniature bull terrier named Rosie.

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Gossip Girl Books in Order: How to read Cecily von Ziegesar’s series?

Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.

What is Gossip Girl about?

Written (in part) by american author Cecily von Ziegesar, Gossip Girl follows the privileged socialite teenagers at the Constance Billard School for Girls, an elite private school in New York City’s Upper East Side. The story focused on best friends Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen, their lives being chronicled by the eponymous gossip blogger.

Following Gossip Girl’s success, a follow-up series and a spin-off have been written by other writers. Books nine, ten and eleven of the main series were also ghostwritten. It has also inspired a manga, the original hit CW show and the new series coming to HBO Max’s Spring 2020.

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Dandy Gilver Books in Order

Dandy Gilver Books in Order: How to read Catriona McPherson’s series?

Murder mysteries in the 1920s!

What is the Dandy Gilver series about?

Set in Scotland in an era beginning shortly after World War I, this Dandy Gilver series is a historical mystery series written by Catriona McPherson.

Dandy Gilver is rich, but bored. To try to change that by doing some snooping. Soon she become a private investigator and is joined in her detecting activities by her friend Alec Osborne in this cozy mystery series taking us from the 1920s to the end of the 1930s.

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Daredevil Reading Order

Daredevil Reading Order: How to read Matt Murdock’s Epic comic book story?

Blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night.

Who is Daredevil, the Man Without Fear ?

Matt Murdock was blinded by a radioactive substance that falled from an out-of-control truck after he pushed a man out of the path of the oncoming vehicle. While he no longer could see, his exposure to the radioactive material heightened his remaining senses beyond normal human ability, and gave him a “radar sense.”

A lawyer by day, Matt took up to a dual life of fighting against the criminal underworld in New York City, as the masked vigilante Daredevil – also known as The Man Without Fear and The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. Matt uses his physical abilities and superhuman senses to help people and protect his communities against vilains like the Kingpin or Bullseye.

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The Coroner Jenny Cooper Books in Order

The Coroner Books in Order: How to read M. R. Hall’s Jenny Cooper series?

The books behind the TV show.

What is The Coroner series about?

Written by British screenwriter and novelist Matthew Hall (also credited as M. R. Hall), the creator of BBC One’s Keeping Faith, The Coroner is a crime series which has been adapted for television by CBC.

The story centers on recently divorced Jenny Cooper who is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner when the series began. She used to be a family lawyer, then she decided to change career in hope of calm, but her investigations don’t bring that, at all.

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dean koontz Nameless Books in Order

Nameless Books in Order: How to read Dean Koontz’s Series?

By the author of the Odd Thomas series and the Jane Hawk series.

What is the Nameless series about?

From bestselling author Dean Koontz, Nameless is a series of short thrillers, collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad.

Here is the official story synopsis: If our memories make us who we are, who is a man without any? Nameless has only a gun, missions from a shadowy agency, and one dead aim: dispense justice when the law fails. As he moves from town to town, driven by splintered visions of the past and future, he’s headed toward the ultimate confrontation.

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Laura Childs’ Tea Shop Mysteries in Order: How to read the investigations of Theodosia Browning?

By the author of the Scrapbooking Mystery series.

What are Laura Childs’ Tea Shop Mysteries about?

Need some cozy mysteries for tea time? Written by Laura Childs, this series mixes the pleasure of drinking a good tea (and eating scones) with amateur sleuthing.

The Tea Shop Mysteries are about Theodosia Browning (aka Theo), the owner of Charleston’s Indigo Tea Shop. Loved for her blend of delicious tea tastings and Southern hospitality, Theo can’t seem to do the catering at a social event without stumbling on a corpse! After serving tea, she naturally solves murder mysteries.

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