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Inspector Thanet Books in Order: How to read Dorothy Simpson’s series?

There are some cozy murder mysteries in Kent.

Who Inspector Thanet is?

Written by British mystery author Dorothy Preece Simpson, this crime series follows the investigations of Luke Thanet, a police inspector in Kent, England.

Set in Sturrenden, an imaginary town in Kent, the Inspector Thanet series takes us in the lives of Inspector Thanet and his sergeant, Mike Lineham, as they solve the crimes, mostly by delving into the life and relationships of the murder victim, sometimes with the help of their own family members.

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David Wolf Books in Order: How to read Jeff Carson’s Series

Murder mysteries in Colorado…

Who David Wolf is?

Written by Jeff Carson, the David Wolf Series is an adventure/thriller series full of action, mystery, and suspense, but also with a bit of humor and romance.

The series is set in the high country of Colorado and mountain west. David Wolf is the sheriff of the Sluice County SD headquartered in the ski resort town of Rocky Points. With his deputies, he hunts criminals and solves mysteries.

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Isabel Dalhousie/The Sunday Philosophy Club Books in Order: How to read Alexander McCall Smith’s series?

By the author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and the 44 Scotland Street series.

Who The Sunday Philosophy Club is?

Written by the British-Zimbabwean author Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club is about a philosopher and amateur sleuth.

Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, the series follows Isabel Dalhousie, a curious philosopher and woman detective, who loves to investigate all kinds of mysteries, searching for the truth, in a philosophical way or not. Isabel is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life’s questions, but she also has to help her friends and family members in need.

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Sharpe & Donovan Books in Order: How to read Carla Neggers’ Series?

For those who like a bit of romance in their crime stories.

Who Sharpe and Donovan are?

Written by New Englander author Carla Neggers, the Sharpe and Donovan series is about crime fighters in love, and art. So, some mysteries with a dash of romance.

More precisely, the series follows FBI art crimes expert Emma Sharpe, granddaughter of world-renowned art detective Wendell Sharpe, and FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan as they investigate murder and art-related crimes and fall in love.

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Roderick Alleyn Books in Order: How to read Ngaio Marsh’s series?

From the Golden Age of Detective Fiction…

Who Roderick Alleyn is?

Roderick Alleyn is agentleman detective and the main protagonist of the famous mystery series written by New Zealand crime writer (and theatre director) Ngaio Marsh and published from 1932 to 1982,

After serving during World War I and a stint in the British Foreign Service, Roderick Alleyn joined the Metropolitan Police. This tall, dark and good looking detective in the CID at Scotland Yard solves crime, as a gentleman like him does.

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J.P. Beaumont Books in Order: How to read J.A. Jance’s series?

By the author of the Joanna Brady series and the Ali Reynolds series.

Who J.P. Beaumont is?

J.P. Beaumont is the main protagonist of J. A. Jance’s mystery series. He’s a Homicide Detective for the Seattle Police Department.

His full name is Jonas Piedmont Beaumont—simply call Beau by his friends—and he is a sympathetic but flawed detective who, as the series progresses, puts his life back together piece by piece while catching violent killers.

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Flavia Albia Books in Order: How to read Lindsey Davis’s series?

The follow-up to the Marcus Didius Falco series.

Who Flavia Albia is?

After the end of the Marcus Didius Falco series, Lindsey Davis didn’t stop here, keeping the investigations going with a new investigator.

Adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina, Flavia Albia learned from her mother how to blend in at all levels of society; and from her father, the tricks of their mutual professional trade. Now, she’s working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian.

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Marcus Didius Falco Books in Order: How to read Lindsey Davis’s series?

Before the Flavia Albia series.

Who Marcus Didius Falco is?

Fictional central character and narrator in the series of historical mystery crime novels by Lindsey Davis, Marcus Didius Falco is solving crimes in the Roman Empire under Vespasian.

More precisely, Marcus Didius Falco is a private investigator (or an informer/imperial agent)… and an amateur poet. He is working in Rome’s empire during the first century.

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Morgan Dane Books in Order: How to read Melinda Leigh’s series?

Even in a small community, a lawyer has to work hard to find the truths she seeks.

Who Morgan Dane is?

Written by the “She can” series author Melinda Leigh, this mystery/thriller series is about a lawyer named Morgan Dane.

After losing her husband, Morgan Dane returns to her hometown, Scarlet Falls, where she works as a lawyer. With the help of her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, Morgan usually investigates crimes that rock the community in order to help innocents to stay free.

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DI Hillary Greene Books in Order: How to read Faith Martin’s Series?

For those British country murder mystery fans. A bit like Barnaby.

Who DI Hillary Greene is?

Written by English author Jacquie Walton under the pen name Faith Martin, this is a crime series about a British detective.

Set in Oxfordshire, this series follows DI Hillary Greene, a member of the Criminal investigation department (CID) who works out of Thames Valley Police headquarters in Kidlington. DI Hillary Greene mostly investigates crimes in the towns and villages in the north of Oxfordshire.

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