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Shetland Books in Order: How to read Ann Cleeves series?

Now a major television triumph starring Douglas Henshall!

What the Shetland Series is about?

Before it was a TV series, Shetland was a book series, a crime series written by Ann Cleeves, to be precise.

The story is set in the isolated Scottish Shetland Isles and follows Detective Inspector Perez and his police colleagues investigations as they become entwined in the island community. They investigate mysterious disappearances, murders and the darkest secrets of Scotland’s most northerly isles.

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Inspector Wexford Books in Order: How to read Ruth Rendell Series?

Some literary cops worked for a very long time, Inspector Wexford is definitely one of them.

Who is Inspector Wexford?

Published from 1964 to 2013, the Inspector Wexford mystery series is written by Ruth Rendell. As you may have guests, it’s about the cases solved by Chief Inspector Reginald “Reg” Wexford in the fictional town of Kingsmarkham.

Played by George Baker in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries TV Show, the intelligent and sensitive DCI Wexford works with DI Mike Burden who’s also a friend of his.

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Fox and O’Hare Books in Order: How to read Janet Evanovich series?

Janet Evanovich is famous for the Stephanie Plum series, but she also writes other series, like this one with the help of Lee Goldberg.

Who are Fox and O’Hare?

This book series is a bit like the TV show White Collar. It’s about FBI special agent Kate O’Hare who has devoted her career to taking down one of the FBI’s most wanted con men, the master thief known as Nick Fox. For her, everything changes, when the FBI ask her to work with Nick Fox.

So now, they are a team and must travel the globe to catch the most wanted and untouchable criminals. Sometimes, they even get the help of Jake O’Hare, Kate’s father, a retired Special Forces operative.

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Charlie Parker Books in Order: How to read John Connolly Series?

Some detectives think they saw real evil in their line of work. For Charlie Parker, it’s not a figure of speech.

Who is Charlie Parker?

The Charlie Parker series of supernatural crime thrillers written by Irish author John Connolly.

Former New York City policeman hunting the killer of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker is a private investigator whose cases are pushing him into the realm of supernatural. For him, Evil is all too real.

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Odd Thomas Books in Order: How to read Dean Koontz series?

There may be is only one Odd Thomas movie (RIP Anton Yelchin), but there are a lot more Odd Thomas books than that!

Who’s Odd Thomas?

Created by author Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is a short-order cook working at the Pico Mundo grill. He is not like everybody else because he has the ability to see the lingering dead and uses it to try and bring peace to the ghosts he encounters, so that they can move on to the next life.

His journey takes him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he’s borne witness to humanity’s greatest good and darkest evil.

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Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Books in Order: How to read Deborah Crombie series?

One day, I bought a Deborah Crombie book for my mother and she loved it, so I’ll buy her more and I didn’t even know they were part of a series!

Who are Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James?

Written by American author Deborah Crombie, the series is set in London, England. The stories resolve around Duncan Kincaid, a Scotland Yard superintendent, and Gemma James, a sergeant.

As their personal and professional relationship develops, Kincaid and James are working together to solve presumably unsolvable mysteries.

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Matthew Shardlake Tudor mysteries in Order: How to read C. J. Sansom series?

More than 10 years ago, Kenneth Branagh was poised to play Matthew Shardlake for BBC. But he chose instead to star in Wallander. Since then, no news of an adaptation but you can read the celebrated book series.

Who is Matthew Shardlake?

Created by the Scottish-born writer C. J. Sansom, Matthew Shardlake is a hunchbacked lawyer-detective in the Tudor Court—during the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century.

In his adventures, he is assisted by Mark Poer and then Jack Barak. Shardlake works on commission initially from Thomas Cromwell, then from Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and Queen Catherine Parr.

Sansom has previously said that he plans to take the lawyer into the reign of Elizabeth I. We’ll see.

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Ginger Gold Mysteries in Order: How to read Lee Strauss series?

Did you know that Phryne Fisher is not the only female detective from the 1920s? Well, there’s also Ginger Gold.

Who is Ginger Gold?

Written by author Lee Strauss, the Ginger Gold Mysteries series bring us backt to the 1920s. There, we met young war widow fashionista Ginger Gold as she makes a cross-Atlantic journey with her companion Haley Higgins to London England to settle her father’s estate.

This is the begining of a series of mysteries to solve as Ginger is only too happy to lend her assistance to the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed.

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Sandhamn Murders Books in Order: How to read Viveca Sten series?

The Sandhamn Murders TV adaptations is quite big here in France, so I thought to look for the books. There will be at least ten, one per year.

What’s the Sandhamn Murders series?

Written by Swedish writer and lawyer Viveca Sten, this series is about murders on the Sandhamn Island, an idyllic vacation island in Sweden.

The books resolve around local police Detective Thomas Andreasson and his childhood friend, the lawyer Nora Linde. They teamed up to solve crime in a scandinoir way.

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Richard Jury Books in Order: How to read Martha Grimes series?

Did you know that, even if Richard Jury is a British detective, some of the books were adapted for German and Austrian television, not British TV?

Who is Richard Jury?

The fictional detective created by author Martha Grimes, Richard Jury is an inspector with Scotland Yard.

Initially a chief inspector, later a superintendent, he solves mysteries with his friend Melrose Plant, a British aristocrat who has given up his titles, and his hypochondriacal but dependable sergeant, Alfred Wiggins.

Interesting fact, each of the Richard Jury mysteries is named after a pub.

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