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Dave Robicheaux Books in Order: How to read James Lee Burke series?

Did you now that both first Alec Baldwin and Tommy Lee Jones played Dave Robichaux. The first in “Heaven’s Prisoners“, the second in “In the Electric Mist“.

Who is Dave Robicheaux?

Now sheriff’s deputy in New Iberia, Louisiana, Dave Robicheaux was once an officer for the New Orleans Police Department. He’s got the tendency to breach the ethical code during his investigations.

The main protagonist in the series written by James Lee Burke, Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux didn’t have an easy life, and this has not changed, but he keeps going on, doing his work.

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V.I. Warshawski Books in Order: How to read Sara Paretsky Series?

I haven’t seen the movie adaptation with Kathleen Turner since the ’90s but I liked it. I only discovered years later it was a book series. Life is full of useless and random surprises!

Who is V.I. Warshawski?

Victoria Iphigenia Warshawski, called “Vic” by her friends, is a private investigator in Chicago and the main protagonist of the crime series written by Sara Paretsky.

Sarcastic with a bad temper, Vic mostly works against the wealthier and powerful of Chicago. She goes after crooked business people and corrupt politicians, and she often loses, but she also settles for a partial victory when she can.

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Alex Delaware Books in Order: How to read Jonathan Kellerman series?

In the world of crime fiction, what’s better than a psychologist to be the main protagonist of psychological thrillers?

Who is Alex Delaware?

Written by American psychologist and author Jonathan Kellerman, the Alex Delaware series is about a child psychologist who consults for the police.

Alex Delaware mostly assists LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis in in his investigations, but he also cares for his patients whom he sometime reconnects with when they are adults… and dead.

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Inspector Montalbano Books in Order: How to read Andrea Camilleri series?

Maybe you know him on TV, but Inspector Montalbano is also the star of a literary series.

Who is Inspector Montalbano?

Main character in the series written by Italian author Andrea Camilleri, Inspector Montalbano is a Sicilian detective in the police force of Vigàta, an imaginary Sicilian town.

The series is written in Italian but this is a reading order for the English translated books. There are more books available in Italy than in the US.

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In Death Books in Order: How to read J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas series?

In the future, Technology will rule the world, but we will still need cops, ask J.D. Robb.

What is the In Death series?

Written by Nora Roberts under her pseudonym, J. D. Robb, The …in Death series is set in New York City at the end of the ‘2050s. Yes, future cops!

The stories follow New York City Police and Security Department (NYPSD) Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, as they solve complex murder investigations.

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Monkeewrench Books in Order: How to read P.J. Tracy series?

If you are into crime stories and computers, Monkeewrench might be for you.

What is the Monkeewrench series about?

Monkeewrench is the name of the computer software company founded in Minneapolis by Grace MacBride and Annie Belinsky.

Monkeewrench is also the name of the series written by American author Patricia and Traci Lambrecht, the mother-daughter writing team known as P.J. Tracy.

In this series, Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky and their team uses their knowledge and software to help the Minneapolis police department to solve crimes by finding links between the victims and cases.

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William Monk Books in Order: How to read Anne Perry series?

Some crime authors seem to know a lot about murder, but Anne Perry is more familiar than others, as she was herself convicted of participating in the murder of her friend’s mother. In fact, she was played by Kate Winslet in the movie Heavenly Creatures inspired by the murder case.

Who is William Monk?

Created by English writer Anne Perry, William Monk is a policeman in the Victorian era. Brilliant, ambitious, but suffering from amnesia after a coach accident in 1856, this son of a fisherman has lost a lot and tried to keep this a secret to save his job. After the accident he met Hester Latterly, a Crimean War nurse and they became close as she helps him in his work.

Soon, Monk is fired from the police force for insubordination. That’s why he became a private investigator, working with Hester and Sir Oliver Rathbone to solve crimes.

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Spenser Books in Order: How to read Robert B. Paker series?

Did you know that Robert Urich AND Joe Mantegna played Spenser on TV? I didn’t (for Mantegna).

Who is Spenser?

Created by Robert B. Paker, Spenser is a Boston private eye. He is a well-educated ex-boxer and former State trooper who lives by a code of honor. And he likes to drink Scotch. His best friend and sidekick is Hawk, an African American who is a “Gun for Hire” who lives by his own personal code.

Spenser and Hawk live in the same Boston literary universe as Parker’s other characters like private investigator Sunny Randall and small-town police chief Jesse Stone.

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Barbara Holloway Books in Order: How to read Kate Wilhelm series?

I wrote about the Dismas Hardy series, I thought I could continue with another series about a lawyer. This time, we are talking about Barbara Holloway.

Who is Barbara Holloway?

Written by Kate Wilhelm (RIP), this series is about Barbara Holloway, an attorney in Eugene, Oregon. She is described as intelligent, courageous, and compassionate. And, with the help of her semi-retired lawyer father and other friends and colleagues, Barbara Holloway works to uncover the truth in and outside the courtroom.

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Dismas Hardy Books in Order: How to read John Lescroart series?

Some series are about more than the main character, as John Lescroart proves it with his extended universe.

Who is Dismas Hardy?

Created by American author John Lescroart, Dismas Hardy is an ex-cop and lawyer who live in San Francisco and work a lot with his best friend, officer Abe Glitsky, among many other friends and associates.

Lescroart books are not always about Dismas Hardy, but the lawyer is the main protagonist in most of them. Some center around Abe Glitsky, the private investigator Wyatt Hunt, Rebecca Hardy (Dismas’s daughter) or Gina Roake, a partner in Dismas Hardy’s firm.

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