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Phryne Fisher Books in Order: How to read Kerry Greenwood’s series?

Before the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries TV Show, there were the books.

Who Phryne Fisher Is?

Often called “Miss Fisher”, Phryne Fisher is the main character in Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s series, a private detective in the late 1920s.

Phryne is a wealthy british aristocrat, but not your ordinary aristocrat of course, because she’s also a private detective. Now, she lives in St Kilda, Melbourne, where, with the assistance of her maid Dot, and Bert and Cec (sometimes cabbies and sometimes men for hire), she investigates all kinds of crimes, doing so with style and class.

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Mary Russell Books in Order: How to read Laurie R. King’s series?

What if an older Sherlock Holmes had a protégé…

Who Mary Russell is?

Set in the world of famous literary detective Sherlock Holmes, this mystery series written by American author Laurie R. King introduces us to Mary Russell, the new protégé of the British detective.

Mostly set between 1915 and the late 1920s, those memoirs written and compiled apparently by an aged Mary Russell began with the meeting of the bright young woman with an older Holmes who takes her under his wing. Now, they solve crime together.

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Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Books in Order: How to read Anne Perry’s series?

By the author of the William Monk series.

Who Charlotte and Thomas Pitt are?

Written by English author Anne Perry, this historical detective series is about Thomas Pitt, a police inspector in Victorian London.

It’s not only about him, because the series also features his wife, Charlotte. Thomas Pitt is from a working-class background, but Charlotte is from an upper-class family and she likes to use her connections to the landed gentry and aristocracy to help her husband solve murder investigation.

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The Country Club Murders Books in Order: How to read Julie Mulhern’s Series?

The ’70s were full of dead bodies, at least for Ellison Russell, the protagonist of The Country Club Murders series.

What The Country Club Murders series is about?

Written by Kansas City native Julie Mulhern, The Country Club Murders is a series of humorous mysteries set in the 1970s.

Kansas City, Mo., socialite Ellison Russell—and a member of the country club—is at the center of the series. In 1974, her husband’s mistress is found dead and Ellison became a murder suspect. After proving her innocence, she seems to always end up finding new bodies, so she keeps doing her amateur sleuth while dealing with Mother, of course!

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Jack Swyteck Books in Order: How to read James Grippando’s series?

In need of a lawyer in Miami, just call Jack Swyteck!

Who Jack Swyteck is?

Written by the American novelist and lawyer James Grippando, this crime/suspense series is about Jack Swyteck, a criminal defense lawyer.

Set in Florida, chiefly in Miami, the story of Jack Swyteck a brilliant defense attorney who is dealing with murder cases, but not the easiest kind. Between family dramas, conspirators, corruption, terrorists hired killers, the rich, the powerful and the poor, Jack always need to dig to find the truth and win.

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Bob Lee Swagger Books in Order: How to read Stephen Hunter’s series?

Did you know Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Phillippe played Swagger?

Who is Bob Lee Swagger?

American Hero and ultimate Marine Sniper Bob Lee Swagger is the main protagonist of the book series written by the novelist, essayist, and film critic Stephen Hunter.

Bob Lee Swagger is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant in Arkansas. He is the son of State Trooper Earl Swagger who gave him his love for firearms. Bob Lee was retired by the Marine Corps in 1975, but still is one of the best living Snipers when he’s framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Swagger knows how to use his special set of skills to get himself out of the most dangerous situations, even when everybody wants him dead.

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Garrett P.I. Books in Order: How to read Glen Cook’s series?

If you want some noir mysteries in your fantasy series.

Who is Garrett P.I.?

Written by American writer Glen Cook (also author of The Black Company series), the Garrett P.I. series is of a contemporary fantasy series about a private investigator in a Fantasy land.

More precisely, Garrett is an ex-marine who came back to his home in the city of TunFaire where he lives among gnomes, dark elves, centaurs, trolls, wizards, vampires, witches or even gods. Once there, he became a freelance private investigator. He doesn’t work more than needed, but he’s always ready to go when a beautiful woman needs help, even if his life always ended up at risk.

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Bruno, Chief of Police Books in order: How to read Martin Walker’s series?

Murder mystery with wine and good food, only in France, of course!

Who is Bruno, the chief of Police?

Written by English journalist Martin Walker, the Bruno detective series set in the Périgord region of France.

Benoit “Bruno” Courreges is the only policeman in the small village of Saint-Denis in the South of France. He’s a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But when there’s a murder, he’s always ready to do the work.

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Vera Stanhope Books in Order: How to read Ann Cleeves series?

By the author of the Shetland series, the series behind the famous Vera TV Show.

Who is Vera Stanhope?

Probably more famous for the British television series Vera on ITV, which stars Brenda Blethyn, Vera Stanhope is the main protagonist of the crime series written by Ann Cleeves.

Vera Stanhope is a Detective Chief Inspector working for Northumberland & City Police. She is known for being obsessive about her work, using her calculating mind to identify killers. Driven by her own demons, she’s also known for her irascible personality. She is not one to make friends easily, but she cares deeply about her comrades.

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Lord Peter Wimsey Books in Order: How to read Dorothy L. Sayers series?

Interested in some (really) not recent, but classic, detective stories?

Who is Lord Peter Wimsey?

Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey is the main protagonist in a series of detective novels and short stories written by English crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers (and later—since 1998—by Jill Paton Walsh).

A dilettante who solves mysteries for his own amusement, Lord Peter Wimsey is a gentleman detective who is often assisted by his valet, Mervyn Bunter, his good friend, police detective Charles Parker, and also occasionally by mystery writer Harriet Vane.

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