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Witch City Mystery Books in Order: How to read Carol J. Perry’s series?

Witching in Salem for some crime solving!

What is the Witch City Mystery series about?

Written by American author Carol J. Perry from Salem, Massachusetts, the Witch City Mystery series delivers cozy mysteries with a touch of witchcraft.

The story began as journalist Lee Barrett come back home, in the famous Salem. There, interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV and end up as the new call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. She plays a psychic on TV, but she also may really be one too. A murder mystery put her talents to test.

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David Baldacci Books in Order

All of the books!

Who is David Baldacci?

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, David Baldacci is an American novelist. He practiced law for a few years before publishing his first book, Absolute Power in 1996.

Since then, David Baldacci has published more than 30 novels for adults but also some seven novels for younger readers. He is mostly know for the Will Robie series, the Amos Decker series, the Sean King and Michelle Maxwell series or The Finisher (Vega Jane) series… and a lot more.

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Fresh-Baked Mystery Books in Order: How to read Livia J. Washburn’s series?

Murder… with a slice of cake.

What is the Fresh-Baked Mystery series about?

From Texas-born writer Livia J. Washburn, The Fresh Baked mystery series is a cozy mystery series with a touch of sugar.

Set in a small town in Texas, this series follows retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom who loves to bake and even win prizes with her cakes. But she also likes to do some amateur sleuthing, especially when people are killed in her city (after eating some of her pastries or not).

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Amos Decker/Memory Man Books in Order: How to read David Baldacci’s series?

By the author of the Will Robie series and the King & Maxwell series.

Who is Amos Decker, the Memory Man?

Created by bestseller author David Baldacci, the Amos Decker/Memory Man series is a crime novel book series about a detective with special abilities.

Amos Decker is a former professional football player who was violently hit on his first play, resulting in severe injuries and changes to his brain. This was the end of his football career, but not of his life. Now, Decker is a detective with special mental abilities (called synesthesia and hyperthymesia). His life is good until the day his family is murdered in an unsolved case.

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Lew Archer Books in Order: How to read Ross MacDonald’s series?

Lew Harper, the private dick played by Paul Newman was before that the main character of the famous Lew Archer literary series.

Who is Lew Archer?

Writtent by American-Canadian author Ross Macdonald, this series is known for building on the foundations of the hardboiled fiction with his P.I., clearly inspired by Philip Marlowe.

Set between the late 1940s and the early 1970s, the Lew Archer stories are about an ex-cop who left after witnessing too much corruption and became a private investigator working in Los Angeles, California.

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Meg Langslow Books in Order: How to read Donna Andrews’ series?

Cozy mysteries in Virginia.

Who is Meg Langslow?

Written by American mystery fiction author Donna Andrews, this cozy mystery series takes us in Yorktown, Virginia.

The story is set around Meg Langslow is a successful decorative blacksmith and an exceptional amateur sleuth. Meg and her crazy family are always ready to help and festivities often turned bad with dead bodies and sleuthing on the menu. Also, Donna Andrews seems to love writing holiday stories…

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Amos Walker Books in Order: How to read Loren D. Estleman’s series?

By the author of the Page Murdock, US Deputy Marshal Series

Who is Amos Walker?

Written by American author Loren D. Estleman, the Amos Walker series is about a private investigator based on Detroit.

More precisely, private eye Amos Walker is a Vietnam veteran who was thrown out of the Police Academy for punching a fellow cadet. He’s a hard man in a ruined city, scratching out a living looking for lost things.

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Bill Slider Books in Order: How to read Cynthia Harrod-Eagles series

By the author of the The Morland Dynasty series.

Who is Bill Slider?

Mystery series written by British writer Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, the Bill Slider series started in 1991 as a side project with no future but became a best-selling series since.

The story is about the investigations of Detective Inspector Bill Slider is a middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road cop from Shepherd’s Bush. One day, he got the chance to prove himself and his life and career change.

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Travis McGee Books in Order: How to read John D. MacDonald’s series?

Troubles in Florida.

Who is Travis McGee?

Created by American mystery writer John D. MacDonald in 1964, the Travis McGee series is about the first great modern Florida adventurer.

Travis McGee lives on a houseboat dubbed The Busted Flush, docked at slip F-18 at Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is neither a police officer nor a private investigator. In fact, he described himseld as a “salvage consultant”. He will recover your property for a fee of 50%. Most of the times, this work leads him into a lot of troubles.

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Cal Claxton Books in Order: How to read Warren C. Easley’s series?

Troubles in Oregon’s wine country.

Who is Cal Claxton?

Written by chemist and American author Warren C. Easley, this series is about an attorney who wants to start a new life in Oregon.

In the aftermath of his wife’s suicide, former LA prosecutor Cal Claxton is now practicing law in Oregon’s wine country and works to fish. He starts a one man law practice and buys an old farmhouse up in the Dundee Hills he calls his Aerie. Soon, Cal develops a reputation as a man who will fight for his clients, even if they lack financial resources.

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