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Detective D.D. Warren Books in Order: How to read Lisa Gardner series?

A new Detective D.D. Warren book is out, it’s a good time to explore the series in order.

Who is Detective D.D. Warren?

D.D. Warren is a Boston police detective and the main protagonist in the mystery thriller series written by Lisa Gardner. Strangely, she started as a secondary character in a story about Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge, but that quickly change.

Detective D.D. Warren works for the homicide division. She’s tracking serial killers and all other types of murderers. The cases we follow are mostly about complex crimes involving women.

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Women’s Murder Club Books in Order: How to read James Patterson series?

Before Angie Harmon joined the Rizzoli & Isles TV show, she was in the Women’s Murder Club one. She was destined to give life to a literary detective.

What’s the Women’s Murder Club?

This is a James Patterson mystery series, a best-seller machine. Set in San Francisco, the Women’s Murder Club series follow a group of women from different professions relating to investigating crime as they work together to solve murders.

The stories are about their personal and professional issues. The main characters were originally Lindsay Boxer, a homicide detective; Cindy Thomas, a crime desk reporter; Claire Washburn, the Chief Medical Examiner; and Jill Bernhardt, assistant district attorney.

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Dublin Murder Squad Books in order: How to read Tana French Series?

Murder is everywhere, even in Dublin… That’s why there’s a Dublin Murder Squad!

What is the Dublin Murder Squad series?

American writer Tana French is the First Lady of Irish Crime, it’s strange when you say it like this, but the author of the Dublin Murder Squad actually lives in Dublin.

And so, she writes about the police detectives on the murder squad in Dublin, Ireland. Each book has a different primary character, but with the exception of the first one, the lead had been introduced as a secondary character in another novel before.

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Temperance Brennan Books in Order: How to read Kathy Reichs series?

Even if the TV show Bones has ended, Temperance Brennan never stops solving crimes, on paper at least.

Who is Temperance Brennan?

Temperance Deassee Brennan is a fictional character created by author Kathy Reichs. She’s a forensic anthropologist with a background in physical anthropology. And she solves crime.

Usually, Temperance is called to investigate human remains at crime scenes where the flesh is too degraded for a coroner to obtain evidence. She also works at the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and teaches at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte … when she’s not occupied with crime scenes.

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Flavia de Luce Books in Order: How to read Alan Bradley series?

Enola Holmes isn’t the only young sleuth out there!

Who is Flavia de Luce?

Main protagonist of the series sets in the English countryside in 1950 and written by Canadian author Alan Bradley, the young Flavia de Luce is smart eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders.

She lives with her father and two sisters, but not her mother, Harriet, a free spirit who disappeared on a mountaineering adventure in Tibet 10 years earlier and is presumed dead.

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Enola Holmes Books in Order: How to read Nancy Springer series?

After being Eleven on Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown will be Enola Holmes. The time is good to learn more about the books behind the movies to come.

Who is Enola Holmes?

Also known as The Enola Holmes Mysteries, this creation of American author Nancy Springer is about Sherlock Holmes’ sister, Enola.

Everything began with her mother’s disappearance and her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, doing nothing. Enola made a discovery that put her on the road to become herself a detective, even if Mycroft insists that she attend boarding school. Enola prefers working on missing persons cases.

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Hamish MacBeth Series in Order: How to read M. C. Beaton books?

Fun Fact: Robert Carlyle played Hamish MacBeth in a BBC Scotland TV Series in 1995.

Who is Hamish MacBeth?

Created by M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney), Hamish Macbeth is a fictional police officer who works for the town of Lochdubh. With his superiors wanting to close the locale police station, Hamish must often work outside official channels to do his work for his fellow villagers.

M. C. Beaton also wrote the Agatha Raisin series.

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The Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series in Order: How to read Faye Kellerman books?

Nick and Nora Charles are not the only crime fighting coupe out there…

Who are Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus?

Fictional characters created by Faye Kellerman, Peter Decker and his Orthodox Jewish wife Rina Lazarus solve crimes together, in their own way. A lieutenant in the LAPD, Decker met Rina Lazarus, a young widow, during an investigation.

After that, they started a family and grew old together from one book to another and, of course, they keep solving crimes. At one point, Decker’s daughter from his first marriage, Cindy, also became a cop and even get to be the star of two books in the series.

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Stephanie Plum Books in Order: How to read Janet Evanovich series?

There maybe is only one movie adaptation with Katherine Heigl, but there’s a lot more books with Stephanie Plum.

Who is Stephanie Plum?

Stephanie Plum is the main character in a series of novels written by Janet Evanovich. She is a female bounty hunter from New Jersey.

After being fired from a job as a lingerie buyer, she tried to win money in other small jobs but failed, and then her car is repossessed. That’s when she turned to her cousin Vinnie, owner of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, and forced him to give her a job.

Now, in each book, Stephanie goes after one or more people who are declared ‘failure to appear’ because they have not appeared for their court date.

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Stone Barrington Books in Order: How to read Stuart Woods series?

Nowadays, there is like a ton of new Stone Barrington books on the shelves every year. It’s hard to follow, so here is a guide:

Who is Stone Barrington?

Stone Barrington is a creation of Stuart Woods. He is a former detective forced out of the NYPD because he too often disagreed with his superiors. Now, he is a lawyer who is ‘of counsel’ to Woodman & Weld, a prestigious Manhattan law firm. He handles cases with which the firm does not wish to be publicly associated.

All of Stuart Woods’ novels take place in the same universe. Therefore, some characters frequently appear in other series, like villain Teddy Fay who comes from the Will Lee series or CIA operative Holly Barker and more.

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