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Bob Lee Swagger Books in Order: How to read Stephen Hunter’s series?

Did you know Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Phillippe played Swagger?

Who is Bob Lee Swagger?

American Hero and ultimate Marine Sniper Bob Lee Swagger is the main protagonist of the book series written by the novelist, essayist, and film critic Stephen Hunter.

Bob Lee Swagger is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant in Arkansas. He is the son of State Trooper Earl Swagger who gave him his love for firearms. Bob Lee was retired by the Marine Corps in 1975, but still is one of the best living Snipers when he’s framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Swagger knows how to use his special set of skills to get himself out of the most dangerous situations, even when everybody wants him dead.

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Garrett P.I. Books in Order: How to read Glen Cook’s series?

If you want some noir mysteries in your fantasy series.

Who is Garrett P.I.?

Written by American writer Glen Cook (also author of The Black Company series), the Garrett P.I. series is of a contemporary fantasy series about a private investigator in a Fantasy land.

More precisely, Garrett is an ex-marine who came back to his home in the city of TunFaire where he lives among gnomes, dark elves, centaurs, trolls, wizards, vampires, witches or even gods. Once there, he became a freelance private investigator. He doesn’t work more than needed, but he’s always ready to go when a beautiful woman needs help, even if his life always ended up at risk.

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Bruno, Chief of Police Books in order: How to read Martin Walker’s series?

Murder mystery with wine and good food, only in France, of course!

Who is Bruno, the chief of Police?

Written by English journalist Martin Walker, the Bruno detective series set in the Périgord region of France.

Benoit “Bruno” Courreges is the only policeman in the small village of Saint-Denis in the South of France. He’s a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But when there’s a murder, he’s always ready to do the work.

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Sean Wyatt Books in Order: How to read Ernest Dempsey’s Series?

Clive Cussler is not the only one in the archaeological thriller business!

Who is Sean Wyatt?

Professional adventurer Sean Wyatt is the main protagonist in archeological thrillers written by American author Ernest Dempsey.

Years ago, Sean Wyatt quit working for the United States government. Now, he’s come to realize his particular set of skills might still be needed to keep the world a little safer. Working with his sidekick/childhood friend Tommy Schultz, Sean searches for ancient and powerful relics to stop evil people to use them to destroy the world as we know it.

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Vera Stanhope Books in Order: How to read Ann Cleeves series?

By the author of the Shetland series, the series behind the famous Vera TV Show.

Who is Vera Stanhope?

Probably more famous for the British television series Vera on ITV, which stars Brenda Blethyn, Vera Stanhope is the main protagonist of the crime series written by Ann Cleeves.

Vera Stanhope is a Detective Chief Inspector working for Northumberland & City Police. She is known for being obsessive about her work, using her calculating mind to identify killers. Driven by her own demons, she’s also known for her irascible personality. She is not one to make friends easily, but she cares deeply about her comrades.

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Lord Peter Wimsey Books in Order: How to read Dorothy L. Sayers series?

Interested in some (really) not recent, but classic, detective stories?

Who is Lord Peter Wimsey?

Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey is the main protagonist in a series of detective novels and short stories written by English crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers (and later—since 1998—by Jill Paton Walsh).

A dilettante who solves mysteries for his own amusement, Lord Peter Wimsey is a gentleman detective who is often assisted by his valet, Mervyn Bunter, his good friend, police detective Charles Parker, and also occasionally by mystery writer Harriet Vane.

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Matthew Scudder Books in Order: How to read Lawrence Block’s series?

Did you know Matthew Scudder was portrayed by Jeff Bridges and Liam Neeson?

Who is Matthew Scudder?

Unlicensed private eye, Matt Scudder is the most famous creation of American crime writer Lawrence Block.

From the start, Matt Scudder is introduced as a reformed alcoholic living in New York City. He is an ex-cop who had recently quit the NYPD and left his family after accidentally causing the death of a young girl. After that, he starts living in a rent-controlled hotel room in Hell’s Kitchen and working as an unlicensed private investigator.

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Lady Emily Books in Order: How to read Tasha Alexander series?

Even a Lady in the Victorian era can solve crime!

Who is Lady Emily?

Lady Emily is the main protagonist in the historical mystery series written by American author Tasha Alexander.

Victorian’s most colorful and delightfully eccentric sleuth, Lady Emily moves in the most exclusive circles of London. But behind the veneer of sumptuous drawing rooms and ballrooms, even the aristocracy is not immune to burglary, betrayals and brutal murders. In her country estates or during her holidays abroad, there are always mysteries to solve for Lady Emily.

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Jackson Brodie Books in Order: How to read Kate Atkinson series?

Seen on TV under the title Case Histories.

Who is Jackson Brodie?

Written by English writer Kate Atkinson, this crime series is about a private investigator named Jackson Brodie (played on TV by Jason Isaacs).

A former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie is now his own boss. Hiding a deeply empathetic heart under his tough-guy exterior, he is now an detective who is mostly investigating infidelity and finding missing cats.

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Foundation Books in Order: How to read Isaac Asimov’s series?

I should probably have used the title ‘How to read Isaac Asimov’s Robot, Empire and foundation series?’ but I didn’t want to make a title that was just too long. I know, I will start to work on a design more in accordance with the demand of the site soon. For now, let’s talk about the great Isaac Asimov and some of his most famous work.

What is the Foundation Series?

The original Foundation Trilogy is one of the must celebrated work in science-fiction. Originally, it was a series of eight short stories published in Astounding Magazine in the 1940s. Everything starts in a future where the mathematician Hari Seldon has developed the concept of psychohistory that he used to predict the future, but only on a large scale.

He foresees the fall of the Galactic Empire and, to ensure a favorable future for humanity, he gathers talented minds to basically become the foundation for a new society. Soon, they found themselves facing hard choices that will determine the future or the end of Mankind. Asimov says that when he wrote ‘Foundation’, he had no idea that he had begun a series of stories. After the original Trilogy, he wrote new books and extended the universe with connections to the Robot Series and the Empire Series.

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