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Josephine Tey Books in Order: How to read Nicola Upson’s series?

When a writer wrote the fictional adventures of a legendary writer.

Who is Josephine Tey?

As you may know if you are a mystery buff, Josephine Tey was a real Scottish author who wrote mystery novels. A fictional version of Tey is also the main character in a series of novels by Nicola Upson.

In this series, Josephine Tey is the heroine, a writer and amateur detective who is helping Detective Inspector Archie Penrose to investigate murder mysteries during the 1930s.

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Secrets of the Tudor Court Books in Order: How to read Kate Emerson’s series?

Not to be confused with Secrets of the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan.

What is Secrets of the Tudor Court about?

Written by Kathy Lynn Emerson, under the pseudonym Kate Emerson, The Secrets of The Tudor Court is historical non-mystery fiction set in the 16th century about real women at the court of Henry VIII.

Published between 2009 and 2012, The Secret of The Tudor Court series is set in England during the Tudor era. Informed by letters and diaries, the books tell us the stories of historical figures that are little known, with descriptions of clothing, comportment, and entertainments at the royal court

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Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Books in Order: How to read Ransom Riggs’ series?

The inspiration behind Tim Burton’s movie.

Who are Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children?

Contemporaine young adult fantasy series written by American author Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children is about children, monsters and photographs.

Originally intended to be a picture book featuring photographs Riggs had collected, this series follow Jacob Magellan Portman as he discovers the truth about Peculiar Children living in a secret home guarded by “a wise old bird”. They are in danger and Jacob will do what is necessary to protect them.

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Kate Shackleton Books in Order: How to read Frances Brody’s series?

if you’re up for some ’20s murder mysteries…

Who is Kate Shackleton?

Written by Frances Brody, also known as Frances McNeil, this mystery series taking place in England during the 1920s.

More precisely, the series resolves around Kate Shackleton, a thirty years old very perceptive and witty amateur sleuth extraordinaire from Yorkshire. When she stumbles on a murder, she has to investigate and she’s really good at it and even became renowned for it.

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Vampire Academy/Bloodlines Books in Order: How to read Richelle Mead’s series?

Even Vampires and their friends must go to school…

What is Vampire Academy about?

Vampire Academy is a series of young adult paranormal romance novels by American author Richelle Mead. There are in two races of vampires: One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil-feeding on the innocent to survive.

The story follows Rose Hathaway-a half-vampire with poor impulse control—who is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…

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Lucy Stone Books in Order: How to read Leslie Meier’s series?

Tinker’s Cove… deadly as Cabot Cove?

Who is Lucy Stone?

Published since the ’90s, the Lucy Stone Mystery Series is (mostly) a holiday-themed crime series written by Leslie Meier.

The story resolves around Lucy Stone, mother of four, a newspaper reporter in (fictional) Tinker’s Cove, Maine. When she is not baking, taking care of her children’s problems, helping her friends or doing her journalistic work, she’s solving murders!

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Sean King & Michelle Maxwell Books in Order: How to read David Baldacci’s series?

By the author of Will Robie’s series.

Who are Sean King & Michelle Maxwell?

Also known as a TV Show on TNT with Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney, The King and Maxwell series is a crime novel book series created by american author David Baldacci.

This is the story of Michelle Maxwell and Sean King. After tragic events, these two former Secret Service agents were forced to change their lives. Now, they are working as private investigators in Washington, DC, and Virginia.

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Hugh Corbett Books in Order: How to read Paul C. Doherty’s Series

Medieval Murder Mysteries, but not with Cadfael.

Who is Hugh Corbett?

Written by english author and historian Paul C. Doherty, this murder mystery series is set during the 13th-century reign of Edward I of England.

This is the story of Hugh Corbett, the chancellor of England’s faithful clerk, as he investigates threats to the King and Country. During his work, he is assisted by Ranulf-atte-Newgate, a felon saved from execution. Corbett solves murder mysteries, but also identifies spies and robbers.

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Anno Dracula Books in Order: How to read Kim Newman’s series?

What if vampires rule the world?

What is Anno Dracula about?

Written by British writer Kim Newman, Anno Dracula is a historical/fantasy series in which vampires are common and increasingly dominant in society.

This alternate history brings Count Dracula from Bram Stoker’s novel in Great Britain where nobody stopped him. The series focused on members of the mysterious Diogenes Club which represents the crown in matters that cannot be made public, and mostly two of its members, vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard. The series also features a lot of fictional figures for the amateur of metafictions.

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Jericho Quinn Books in Order: How to read Marc Cameron’s series?

By one of the writers working on the Jack Ryan series.

Who is Jericho Quinn?

Prolific American author doesn’t only write Jack Ryan’s story, he is also the man behind another spy thriller series about Special Agent Jericho Quinn.

Air Force veteran, champion boxer and trained assassin Jericho Quinn wad hand-picked for a new global task force that, officially, does not exist. Now, he answers only to the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. President himself and work to stop the terrorists who want to destroy America.

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