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Mrs. Jeffries Books in Order: How to read Emily Brightwell Series?

Did you know that Emily Brightwell is one the pseudonym Cheryl Lanham is using?

Who is Mrs. Jeffries?

Mrs. Jeffries is the main protagonist of Victorian murder mystery series written by American writer “Emily Brightwell” that started in 1993.

Working as Inspector Witherspoon’s housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries is the widow of a Yorkshire policeman who keeps things running. Also, she knows how to help the mild-mannered Witherspoon, one investigation after the other. In fact, Mrs. Jeffries is quite the detective herself and, with the rest of her crew, she solves Inspector’s cases for him without his knowing.

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Theodore Boone Books in Order: How to read John Grisham series?

Even John Grisham wrote books for our children… who knew?

Who is Theodore Boone?

It’s a John Grisham series, so it’s about a lawyer, but there’s a twist, because it’s a children series.

Indeed, Theodore Boone is only a 13-year-old student who resides in the city of Strattenburg, Pennsylvania, and he has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else. He wants to follow his parents’ footsteps, both lawyers. Due to his parents’ professions, Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk and a lot about the law, and he happily dispenses legal advice to his friends which lead to new adventures.

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Septimus Heap Books in Order: How to read Angie Sage series?

You need to be an apprentice before becoming the ExtraOrdinary Wizard!

What is the Septimus Heap series about?

Septimus Heap is the protagonist in the eponymous bestselling book series written by English author Angie Sage.

He was once a member of the Young Army, known as Boy 412. Now, Septimus Heap is the Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, Marcia Overstrand. He must study for seven years and a day until his apprenticeship ends.

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Ruth Galloway Books in Order: How to read Elly Griffiths series?

When there are only bones, you need an expert to stop the murderer…

Who is Ruth Galloway?

Written by British crime novelist Elly Griffiths, also author of the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series, this series is about a forensic archeologist investigating crimes (a bit like Temperance Brennan).

Forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties. She lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, when she is called by Detective Chief Inspector Nelson to help in an investigation. After that they regularly work together, digging bones and arresting murderers.

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Junior Bender Books in Order: How to read Timothy Hallinan Series?

A criminal can become a P.I., even if doesn’t really want to…

Who is Junior Bender?

Written by American thriller writer Timothy Hallinan, author of the Simeon Grist series and the Poke Rafferty series, the Junior Bender series is about a reluctant investigator.

In fact, divorced father of one and quick-talking burglar extraordinaire, Junior Bender has been blackmailed into starting a new career as a private investigator for crooks in Los Angeles. Now, he is the man criminals want to solve their “mysteries”.

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Nikki Heat Books in Order: How to read Richard Castle series?

Richard Castle is a New York Times bestseller writer, who happens to be portrayed by Nathan Fillion on the crime series Castle…

Who is Nikki Heat?

Based on Castle’s partner in the NYPD police, Kate Beckett, Nikki Heat is a woman who decided to become a detective following the death of someone close to her. She is a practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and lives at an apartment in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan.

In her work, Heat is assisted by sometimes-lover journalist Jameson Rook, and colleagues, Detectives Raley and Ochoa. Her stories are inspired by cases Richard Castle worked with Beckett.

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Alexandra Cooper Books in Order: How to read Linda Fairstein series?

Who better than a former New York prosecutor can write about crimes in the Big Apple?

Who is Alexandra Cooper?

American author and former prosecutor, Linda Fairstein used to work as the head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and her speciality was crimes of violence against women and children. Now she writes about it in the Alexandra Cooper series.

Alexandra Cooper is Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor. Working with her friends and colleagues NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, she goes after the worst criminals the city has to offer.

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Sebastian St. Cyr Books in Order: How to read C.S. Harris Series?

During Jane Austen’s era, there were also murders…

What the Sebastian St. Cyr series is about?

Written by former university professor C.S. Harris, this historical mystery series is about Sebastian St. Cyr, an aristocrat detective in Regency England.

Brilliant young nobleman shattered by his experiences in the Napoleonic Wars, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is now often called to investigate murders, dealing with members of London’s elite and the working class. His talent to navigate between these two worlds makes him the perfect man to solve sensible crimes.

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Artemis Fowl Books in Order: How to read Eoin Colfer series?

Artemis Fowl is not another Harry Potter, but more a twelve-year-old James Bond villain in a modern fantasy setting.

Who is Artemis Fowl?

Artemis Fowl is a twelve-year-old mischievous Irish mastermind, member of a dysfunctional family with a rich history of crime. He can easily hatch complicated and brilliant plan and it is exactly what he does to rebuild the Fawl Fortune after his father’s capture and his mother’s descent into madness.

Artemis Fowl is intelligent, cold and ruthless, but with an evolving moral compass as he grows up and goes on multiples dangerous adventures.

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Alex Benedict Books in Order: How to read Jack McDevitt series?

In the future, the past will still be full of mysteries.

Who is Alex Benedict?

Written by American science fiction author Jack McDevitt, this series set in a distant future is about antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his interstellar pilot, Chase Kolpath. Together, they run a company called the Rainbow Enterprises.

Alex Benedict is dealing in antique items, but he also solves mysteries. The business of finding and selling of ancient artifacts is full of danger and secrets. It is really as much a science fiction series as a mystery one.

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