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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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Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Books in Order: How to read Robert Crais Series?

Mystery awaits, why aren’t you reading Elvis Cole and Joe Pike books? Here where to start.

What’s the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Books series about?

Created by Robert Crais, this series of books is about the private investigator named Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike.

This pair of Hollywood unorthodox private eyes who focuses mainly on cases with abused and battered women and children – with some exceptions. Elvis is the tough and conscientious type, and Joe is the strong and silent partner. That’s mostly all you need to know to start reading!

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Pendergast Books in Order: How to read Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child series?

Do you know somebody called Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast?

What is the Pendergast series?

Written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, The Pendergast is about Aloysius Pendergast. He is a special agent with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and works out of the New Orleans branch.

Pendergast is a tall and eccentric man, but he is also highly intelligent and knowledgeable, a master of psychological manipulation, disguise, and improvisation. In his work, he investigates cases which interest him, especially the ones appearing to be the work of serial killers.

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Under Suspicion Books in Order: How to read Mary Higgings Clarke Series?

Sometimes, I read a story and I think that it could be a good TV series. Well, too bad in this case, CBS didn’t order it.

What’s the Under Suspicion Series?

Even if I weirdly thought it was the case, Mary Higgins Clark didn’t write a lot of series, but this is one of hers – co-written with Alafair Burke.

Launched in 2014, the Under Suspicion series focuses on Laurie Moran. She is a producer on the television series ‘Under Suspicion’, a documentary program which investigates unsolved cold cases. These are their stories. Dum-dum.

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Millennium Books in Order: How to read Stieg larsson series?

Some series don’t need an introduction, but a reading order is always welcome.

What is the Millennium series?

As you may have heard, Millennium is a series of best-selling and award-winning Swedish crime novels related by Stieg Larsson. The story focuses on the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander, a woman in her twenties with a photographic memory and poor social skills, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist and publisher of a magazine called Millennium.

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Inspector Gamache Books in Order: How to read Louise Penny series?

Sometimes, you have to go north to find a good detective.

Who is Inspector Gamache?

Inspector Gamache or Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, if you prefer, is the main character in a series of books written by Canadian author Louise Penny.

Gamache is work for the Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police force for Quebec. Usually, the stories take place in the village of Three Pines where Gamache investigate murders.

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Jesse Stone Books in Order: How to read Robert B. Parker series?

I used to like the Jesse Stone TV movies, but they became a bit boring. Fortunately, we are here to talk about books.

Who is Jesse Stone?

Jesse Stone is the lead character in a series of detective novels written by Robert B. Parker. He is a former minor league baseball shortstop whose career was cut short by a shoulder injury and now work as a cop.

In fact, Jesse Stone used to be a homicide detective for the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division, but was asked to leave because of a drinking problem that began after his divorce. After that, he took the job of police chief for the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts. He was hired because the corrupt president of the town board of selectmen thought he will be easy to control. It was not the case.

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Agatha Raisin Books in Order: How to read M.C. Beaton series?

Agatha Christie isn’t the only Agatha in the British literary crime world, there’s also Agatha Raisin!

Who is Agatha Raisin?

Agatha Raisin is a fictional detective created by M. C. Beaton (Marion Chesney) in a series of humorous mystery novels.

Frustrated middle-aged public-relations agent Agatha Raisin moved from London to Carsely in the Cotswolds when she sold her PR firm. She then took early retirement and started to solve murders. Even if the people around her believe she solves crimes through luck, she finally opened her own detective agency in the nearby town of Mircester where police constable and friend Bill Wong is based.

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Walt Longmire Books in Order: How to read Craig Johnson series?

The other day I wrote a guide for the Joe Pickett Series, the other Wyoming crime series. I thought at the time that I already covered Longmire, but no. Until now.

Who is Walt Longmire?

Sheriff Walter ‘Walt’ Longmire is the main character of a series of novels written by Craig Johnson.

At the beginning of the series, Walt is the well-respected Sheriff of Absaroka County and plans to run for reelection again the following year. He is a widower, his wife died from cancer; his daughter, Cady, who is an attorney in Philadelphia; and closest friend is Henry Standing Bear.

Of course, his work is to catch killers in his County, and he is good at it.

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Joe Pickett Series in Order: How to read C.J. Box books?

Did you know that Walt Longmire isn’t the only crime fighter in Wyoming with a book series? Joe Pickett has one too.

Who is Joe Pickett?

Created by Charles James Box, Jr. – or C.J. Box – , Joe Pickett firs appeared in the 2001 novel Open Season. He is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden – especially one like Joe who won’t take bribes or look the other way – is far from popular.

Like it is written on Box website, over that time, he’s taken on environmental terrorists, rogue federal land managers, animal mutilators, crazed cowboy hitmen, corrupt bureaucrats, homicidal animal rights advocates, and violent dysfunctional families.

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