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Irish Country Books in Order: How to read Patrick Taylor’s series?

Welcome to the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo.

What is the Irish Country series about?

Written by retired medical researcher and professor Patrick Taylor, this historial series chronicles the lives of the doctors of Ballybucklebo, a fictional village in rural Northern Ireland.

The Irish Country series follows novice doctor Barry Laverty as he begins his assistantship at the practice of Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. The books explore the present and the pasts of the two doctors, from their beginnings, first loves and hardships to their marriages and work challenges.

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Inspector Thanet Books in Order: How to read Dorothy Simpson’s series?

There are some cozy murder mysteries in Kent.

Who Inspector Thanet is?

Written by British mystery author Dorothy Preece Simpson, this crime series follows the investigations of Luke Thanet, a police inspector in Kent, England.

Set in Sturrenden, an imaginary town in Kent, the Inspector Thanet series takes us in the lives of Inspector Thanet and his sergeant, Mike Lineham, as they solve the crimes, mostly by delving into the life and relationships of the murder victim, sometimes with the help of their own family members.

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David Wolf Books in Order: How to read Jeff Carson’s Series

Murder mysteries in Colorado…

Who David Wolf is?

Written by Jeff Carson, the David Wolf Series is an adventure/thriller series full of action, mystery, and suspense, but also with a bit of humor and romance.

The series is set in the high country of Colorado and mountain west. David Wolf is the sheriff of the Sluice County SD headquartered in the ski resort town of Rocky Points. With his deputies, he hunts criminals and solves mysteries.

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Isabel Dalhousie/The Sunday Philosophy Club Books in Order: How to read Alexander McCall Smith’s series?

By the author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and the 44 Scotland Street series.

Who The Sunday Philosophy Club is?

Written by the British-Zimbabwean author Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club is about a philosopher and amateur sleuth.

Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, the series follows Isabel Dalhousie, a curious philosopher and woman detective, who loves to investigate all kinds of mysteries, searching for the truth, in a philosophical way or not. Isabel is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life’s questions, but she also has to help her friends and family members in need.

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Skulduggery Pleasant Books in Order: How to read Derek Landy’s Series?

The skeleton is a detective…

Who Skulduggery Pleasant is?

Written by Irish playwright Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant is a series of horror/comedy/fantasy novels following the adventures of an undead sorcerer and detective and his partner.

This is the story of the 400-year-old detective named Skulduggery Pleasant who is a walking and talking skeleton, and his partner Stephanie Edgley who goes by the name Valkyrie Cain. With the help of Skulduggery, Valkyrie wants to stop evil forces threatening the world, but also find justice for her uncle’s death.

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Sharpe & Donovan Books in Order: How to read Carla Neggers’ Series?

For those who like a bit of romance in their crime stories.

Who Sharpe and Donovan are?

Written by New Englander author Carla Neggers, the Sharpe and Donovan series is about crime fighters in love, and art. So, some mysteries with a dash of romance.

More precisely, the series follows FBI art crimes expert Emma Sharpe, granddaughter of world-renowned art detective Wendell Sharpe, and FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan as they investigate murder and art-related crimes and fall in love.

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Hornblower Books in Order: How to read C.S. Forester’s series?

As seen on TV with Ioan Gruffudd in the title role.

Who Hornblower is?

Like Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, the Hornblower series written by English novelist C.S. Forester is about a British naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars.

The series follow Horatio Hornblower through his career and across the development of the Napoleonic Wars, from a midshipman and lieutenant to an admiral in the British Navy. Hornblower learned to be a leader and to survive during wartime but also peacetime.

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The Bridgertons Books in Order: How to read Julia Quinn’s series?

Coming Soon to Netflix, as a Shonda Rhimes TV production.

What is the Bridgertons’ series about?

Written by American historical romance author Julie Pottinger under the pseudonym Julia Quinn, The Bridgertons’ series is about the love stories of the members of a British family. Each book is about one of them finding his/her true love.

Set against the backdrop of upper society during the period of Regency England, the series is about the Bridgerton family which consists of eight siblings and their widowed mother. The members of this tight-knit clan are well respected among British society. But marriage and society isn’t always an easy mix.

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The Aubrey-Maturin Books in Order: How to read Patrick O’Brian’s series?

Horatio Hornblower was not the only famous literary hero to fight during the Napoleonic Wars.

What is the Aubrey-Maturin series about?

The Aubrey-Maturin series is an internationally acclaimed nautical historical/war series set during the Napoleonic Wars written by English novelist Patrick O’Brian.

The story takes us back to the early 19th century with Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his friend Stephen Maturin, the ship’s surgeon who also is an intelligence agent. From one side of the Earth to the other, Aubrey and Maturin are living dangerous nautical adventures, fighting the French and other enemies.

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44 Scotland Street Books in Order: How to read Alexander McCall Smith’s series?

By the author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

What is 44 Scotland Street about?

First published as a serial in the newspaper The Scotsman, the 44 Scotland Street series is written by Alexander McCall Smith and is about the eccentric residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street in the city of Edinburgh.

Not unlike Tales of the City, this is the lives and times of a group of people, from the remarkably precocious boy six-year-old Bertie to Big Lou, the owner of a coffee bar, or even to Cyril, a dog with the gold tooth. There are love triangles, friendships a lost painting, happiness, deception, marriage, break-ups and much more.

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