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Inspector Lynley Books in Order: How to read Elizabeth George series?

Did you know that Nathaniel Parker played Armand Gamache and Inspector Lynley on TV?

Who is Inspector Lynley?

Written by American writer Elizabeth George, this mystery series set in Great Britain follows the investigations by Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.

Lynley is not your typical Scotland Yard detective. In fact, he is the 8th Earl of Asherton, and was privately educated—he went to Eton College and Oxford University. Not like his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, who is coming from a working-class background. They work together to stop murderers, even if they have to work outside of their jurisdiction.

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The Wardstone Chronicles/The Last Apprentice Books in Order: How to read Joseph Delaney series?

Behind failed movies like the Seventh Son, you sometimes found successful book series, like The Last Apprentice.

What are the Wardstone Chronicles/The Last Apprentice about?

Written by British author Joseph Delaney, The Wardstone Chronicles is a dark fantasy series of books also known as The Last Apprentice series in the U.S.

This is the story Thomas “Tom” Ward. He is the seventh son of a seventh son who is apprenticed to John Gregory to become a Spook. He now learned how to become a master fighter of supernatural evil. Not an easy task. In fact, most of John Gregory’s apprentices have failed, and failing is synonymous with death in that line of work. Tom has a long road in front of him and it could lead him to save the world … or destroy it.

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Joe Dillard Books in Order: How to read Scott Pratt Series?

If you want to read some legal thrillers written by a real lawyer, the Joe Dillard series is for you.

Who is Joe Dillard?

Written by an American author and ex-lawyer Scott Pratt, the Joe Dillard series is about a criminal defense lawyer from Tennessee who wants to make a change to his career.

When the series began, Joe Dillard he’s trying to balance his career against his conscience, and failed. So he wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he finally gets the opportunity to defend an innocent.

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Caster Chronicles/Beautiful Creatures Books in Order: How to read Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl series?

Chances are, if you liked The Mortal Instruments, The Caster Chronicles series is for you.

What are the Caster Chronicles about?

The Caster Chronicles is a young adult southern gothic fantasy series written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The books are told from the viewpoint of the male protagonist.

It comprises two series: Beautiful Creatures and it spin-off set in the same universe, Dangerous Creatures. Everything begun with Ethan Waite, a 16-year-old boy who wants to leave his small South Carolina town, but everything changes when he falls in love with Lena Duchannes, a girl who belongs to a secret section of humanity—called Casters—who is capable of magic.

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Grishaverse Books in Order: How to read Leigh Bardugo series?

There will be a Netflix series based on the Grishaverse series, so it’s time for a reading order to get ready.

What is the Grishaverse?

The Grishaverse is at the center of the fantasy series written by Leigh Bardugo. It’s a world in which science and magic collide.

With multiple stories taking place in the same universe, Grishaverse is taking us to Ravka, Ketterdam, and other places with great heroes—starting with Alina Starkov who must unlock the secrets of her past if she wants to protect the future of the nation; or the criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker whose crew is standing between the world and destruction.

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The Grantchester Mysteries Books in Order: How to read James Runcie Series?

There’s a new series of Grantchester coming soon on ITV, it’s the perfect time to talk about the books.

What are the Grantchester Mysteries about?

Written by British novelist and television producer (and more) James Runcie, The Grantchester Mysteries is an historical detective series about a vicar solving crime in Cambridgeshire, England — inspired by James Runcie’s father, the former Archbishop of Canterbury.

More precisely, this is the story of Sidney Chambers, a 32-year-old bachelor, vicar of Grantchester, and amateur sleuth. He is working with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating.

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The Selection Books in Order: How to read Kiera Cass series?

When The Hunger Games Meets The Bachelor, you obtain The Selection…

What is The Selection series about?

A young adult series written by Kiera Cass, The Selection takes place in a dystopian world, in the country of Illea, which was once the United States and focuses on a competition designed to pick a woman to become the future wife of Prince Maxon and take on the role of Queen of Illea.

This competition is the heart of the third first books, the two others are sequels written from the point of view of Princess Eadlyn, the firstborn daughter of Prince Maxon.

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Charles Lenox Books in Order: How to read Charles Finch series?

If you like murder mysteries in the past, more precisely Victorian-era murder mysteries, Charles Lenox is a detective for you.

Who is Charles Lenox?

Written by an American author and literary critic Charles Finch, the Charles Lenox series is a series of mystery novels set in Victorian-era England. 

Charles Lenox is an independently wealthy gentleman, and a detective. From the streets of Victorian London to Parliament and even at Oxford, his alma mater, Lenox investigates murder mysteries as his career progresses into the world of politic—even if murder is always near.

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Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Books in Order: How to read Val McDermid series?

…also known as the Wire in the Blood series (with Robson Green on ITV!).

Who are Tony Hill and Carol Jordan?

Written by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid, this psychological thriller series is about criminal psychologist Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, his police partner.

Dr. Tony Hill is a clinical psychologist who specializes in repeat violent offenders. He is trained to see patterns. This is why he also works as a profiler for the National Home Office, and for the Bradfield police—with Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan.

FYI, Bradfield is a fictional English city.

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China Bayles Books in Order: How to read Susan Wittig Albert series?

Everybody can solves crime, even herbalist and ex-lawyer

Who is China Bayles?

Written by American author Susan Wittig Albert, this series is about China Bayles, an ex-big city lawyer who solves murders in a small town in Texas.

China Bayles didn’t just move to Texas in order to solves crimes, she opened up a herbal shop and hoped for a quiet life. She didn’t find it. Instead, with her best friend and owner of a New Age shop next door, Ruby Wilcox, she stumbled upon murder mysteries after murder mysteries.

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