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Cotton Malone Books in Order: How to read Steve Berry series?

Books and spies, books about spies… Cotton Malone loves books and spying!

Who is Cotton Malone?

Written by the American author and former attorney Steve Berry, the Cotton Malone series is about Cotton Malone (of course), one-time top operative with the Magellan Billet, a division inside thethe U.S. Justice Department.

After leaving the Billet, Cotton Malone moved to Amsterdam and purchased a old and rare bookstore. From time to time, he will be called back by his old boss at the Billet to assist in various investigations.

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Matthew Shardlake Tudor mysteries in Order: How to read C. J. Sansom series?

More than 10 years ago, Kenneth Branagh was poised to play Matthew Shardlake for BBC. But he chose instead to star in Wallander. Since then, no news of an adaptation but you can read the celebrated book series.

Who is Matthew Shardlake?

Created by the Scottish-born writer C. J. Sansom, Matthew Shardlake is a hunchbacked lawyer-detective in the Tudor Court—during the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century.

In his adventures, he is assisted by Mark Poer and then Jack Barak. Shardlake works on commission initially from Thomas Cromwell, then from Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and Queen Catherine Parr.

Sansom has previously said that he plans to take the lawyer into the reign of Elizabeth I. We’ll see.

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John Rain Books in Order: How to read Barry Eisler series?

Being a killer is not easy, especially if you want to quit, ask John Rain, he tried.

Who is John Rain?

John Rain is a fictional character created by Barry Eisler. Ex-Special Forces and ex-CIA, he is now a freelance assassin for hire who specializes in making his victims appear to have died of natural causes.

Rain is offering his assassination services to any client willing to follow his three rules: 1) No women or children, 2) No secondary team working separately on an assassination Rain is handling, 3) Principal actors only (i.e., no hits on family members, etc., in order to “send a message”).

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Ginger Gold Mysteries in Order: How to read Lee Strauss series?

Did you know that Phryne Fisher is not the only female detective from the 1920s? Well, there’s also Ginger Gold.

Who is Ginger Gold?

Written by author Lee Strauss, the Ginger Gold Mysteries series bring us backt to the 1920s. There, we met young war widow fashionista Ginger Gold as she makes a cross-Atlantic journey with her companion Haley Higgins to London England to settle her father’s estate.

This is the begining of a series of mysteries to solve as Ginger is only too happy to lend her assistance to the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed.

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The Lunar Chronicles Books in Order: How to read Marissa Meyer series?

Would you like fairy tales retelling with a sci-fi/dystopian twist? The Lunar Chronicles is for you!

What is The Lunar Chronicle?

A series of young adult fantasy novels written by American author Marissa Meyer, The Lunar Chronicles are futuristic retellings of classic fairy tales.

The story takes place in a world where earthens, cyborgs, androids, and a race of moon colonists all coexist.

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Michael Vey Books in Order: How to read Richard Paul Evans Series?

Black Lightning isn’t the only one with electrical powers, there’s also Michael Vey.

Who is Michael Vey?

Michael Vey is the main protagonist in the Richard Paul Evans young adult science-fiction series.

He is a fourteen-year-old teenager who is diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and has the ability to pulse or surge electricity out of the palms of his hands. Obviously, he thinks he is the only one with that kind of power, but that changes when he meets Taylor. Together, with their friend Ostin, they join the Electroclan in their fight against the Elgen.

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Maggie Hope Books in Order: How to read Susan Elia MacNeal series?

This is Maggie Hope, the character, not the author…

Who is Maggie Hope?

Written by American author Susan Elia MacNeal, the Maggie Hope series is about a british spy during World War II.

Maggie Hope graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking,she eventually become a real spy.

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Sandhamn Murders Books in Order: How to read Viveca Sten series?

The Sandhamn Murders TV adaptations is quite big here in France, so I thought to look for the books. There will be at least ten, one per year.

What’s the Sandhamn Murders series?

Written by Swedish writer and lawyer Viveca Sten, this series is about murders on the Sandhamn Island, an idyllic vacation island in Sweden.

The books resolve around local police Detective Thomas Andreasson and his childhood friend, the lawyer Nora Linde. They teamed up to solve crime in a scandinoir way.

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Harry Potter Books in Order: How to read J.K. Rowling’s popular series?

My hero today needs no introduction, but let’s make one anyway!

Who is Harry Potter?

Played by Daniel Radcliffe on the big screen, Harry James Potter is one of the most famous wizards of modern times. He just doesn’t know it when the story begins.

On his eleventh birthday, Harry learns that he is a wizard, and joins Hogwarts where he meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry Potter is ready to live dangerous adventures with his two best friends to fight evil and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

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Richard Jury Books in Order: How to read Martha Grimes series?

Did you know that, even if Richard Jury is a British detective, some of the books were adapted for German and Austrian television, not British TV?

Who is Richard Jury?

The fictional detective created by author Martha Grimes, Richard Jury is an inspector with Scotland Yard.

Initially a chief inspector, later a superintendent, he solves mysteries with his friend Melrose Plant, a British aristocrat who has given up his titles, and his hypochondriacal but dependable sergeant, Alfred Wiggins.

Interesting fact, each of the Richard Jury mysteries is named after a pub.

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