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The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Books in Order: How to read Alexander McCall Smith series?

Do you remember the TV show of the same name from HBO/BBC? Well, it was an adaptation, as you may have guessed.

What’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency about?

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is a series of crime novels by British writer Alexander McCall Smith set in Botswana and featuring the character Mma Precious Ramotswe.

When she is 34 years old, using the inheritance from her father, Mma Ramotswe moves to the capital city Gaborone to start up her detective agency? She buys a house for herself and find an office for her new business. Then, she starts solving problems!

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Hannah Swensen Books in Order: How to read Joanne Fluke series?

A little change of pace today with some food flavored murder mysteries.

Who’s Hannah Swensen?

Created by American author Joanne Fischmann, aka Joanne Fluke, Hannah Swensen is the main protagonist of a literary mystery series about a baker who lives in a small Minnesota town and solves crime.

If this seems a little bit familiar to you, maybe it’s because there’s an adaptation on the Hallmark TV channel called Murder, She Baked—a brilliant title IMHO.

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Her Royal Spyness Books in Order: How to read Rhys Bowen series?

If you like a bit of historical comedy with some British royalty, Her Royal Spyness is for you.

What is Her Royal Spyness?

Written by British author Rhys Bowen, Her Royal Spyness is a humorous historical series about the penniless cousin of King George V of England in 1932 who is acting as a spy for the queen.

Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch, is flat broke. And when her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland for London where she has been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son. Soon, this amateur sleuth starts to solve crimes.

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Cork O’Connor Books in Order: How to read William Kent Krueger series?

Lucas Davenport isn’t the only detective from Minnesota, there’s also Cork O’Connor.

Who is Cork O’Connor?

The main protagonist in a Crime novel series written by William Kent Krueger, Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota.

Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Cork was once a cop on Chicago’s South Side, and after being the sheriff of Aurora, he became a private detective. Trouble always finds Cork in his personal and his professional life.

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Michael Bennett Books in Order: How to read James Patterson series?

Did James Patterson ever stop to produce new books?

Who is Michael Bennett?

The main protagonist in the crime series written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, Michael Bennett is a New York city cop.

He is also a six-foot-three Irish American with 10 adopted kids. He cares for them with the help of his au pair, Mary Catherine, and his grandfather Seamus. His wife, Maeve, died of cancer in December 2007 (in the first book). It’s a lot of work, but it doesn’t stop Michael Bennett to be the best at what it does. And being that good comes with a lot of enemies…

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Bess Crawford Books in Order: How to read Charles Todd series?

The other series by the Ian Rutledge series’ author, Charles Todd.

Who is Bess Crawford?

Described as a series for anyone who loves Downton Abbey and the British-set mysteries of Elizabeth George, the Bess Crawford series is about a nurse solving mysteries during the Great War.

Bess Crawford is not the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. Independent-minded, she grew up in India where she learned the importance of responsibility, honor, and duty from her officer father. Now, she is determined to help as many wounded as possible.

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Quinn Colson Books in Order: How to read Ace Atkins series?

I will write a reading guide for the Spencer series which is now written by Ace Atkins, but before that, let’s take a look at the other Ace Atkins series.

Who is Quinn Colson?

Written by journalist Ace Atkins, this crime series is about Quinn Colson, an army ranger returning home from Afghanistan, in rural northeast Mississippi where he becomes the new sheriff of Tibbehah County.

Now, he wants to fight corruption and clean up the city he grew up to help his friends and family.

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Mike Bowditch Books in Order: How to read Paul Doiron series?

Stephen King isn’t the only author who loves Maine.

Who is Mike Bowditch?

The Mike Bowditch series is written by Paul Doiron, current Editor Emeritus of Down East, The Magazine of Maine, who takes us in the Maine’s wilderness where natural predators aren’t the only killers.

The series follows Mike Bowditch who is a game warden in the wilds of Maine with a haunted past and whose father is a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game.

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Joanna Brady Books in Order: How to read J. A. Vance series?

J. A. Vance is a prolific author. I’ll cover her other series later, but for now let’s begin with Joanna Brady.

Who is Joanna Brady?

Joanna Brady is the main protagonist of J. A. Vance’s Arizona mystery series. She’s the elected sheriff of Cochise County, and it’s not easy everyday.

When drug dealers murdered her lawman husband, Joanna Brady vowed she would carry on his good work no matter what the cost. With grit, courage, and dogged determination, this mother challenged the status quo. as newly elected Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, she must battle the prejudice and hostility of a mistrustful, male-dominated police force.

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Kate Burkholder Books in Order: How to read Linda Castillo series?

Even the Amish community has a crime problem!

Who is Kate Burkholder?

Written by Linda Castillo who was previously known for her romantic novels, the Kate Burkholder series is about a young Amish girl from Painters Mill, a small town in Ohio, who survived being attacked by a serial killer but realized that she no longer belonged to her community.

Years later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Now, she has to face some secrets of her past and find the truth in a society of silence when the serial killer who attacked her resurfaced.

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