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Amos Walker Books in Order: How to read Loren D. Estleman’s series?

By the author of the Page Murdock, US Deputy Marshal Series

Who is Amos Walker?

Written by American author Loren D. Estleman, the Amos Walker series is about a private investigator based on Detroit.

More precisely, private eye Amos Walker is a Vietnam veteran who was thrown out of the Police Academy for punching a fellow cadet. He’s a hard man in a ruined city, scratching out a living looking for lost things.

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Bill Slider Books in Order: How to read Cynthia Harrod-Eagles series

By the author of the The Morland Dynasty series.

Who is Bill Slider?

Mystery series written by British writer Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, the Bill Slider series started in 1991 as a side project with no future but became a best-selling series since.

The story is about the investigations of Detective Inspector Bill Slider is a middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road cop from Shepherd’s Bush. One day, he got the chance to prove himself and his life and career change.

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Travis McGee Books in Order: How to read John D. MacDonald’s series?

Troubles in Florida.

Who is Travis McGee?

Created by American mystery writer John D. MacDonald in 1964, the Travis McGee series is about the first great modern Florida adventurer.

Travis McGee lives on a houseboat dubbed The Busted Flush, docked at slip F-18 at Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is neither a police officer nor a private investigator. In fact, he described himseld as a “salvage consultant”. He will recover your property for a fee of 50%. Most of the times, this work leads him into a lot of troubles.

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Cal Claxton Books in Order: How to read Warren C. Easley’s series?

Troubles in Oregon’s wine country.

Who is Cal Claxton?

Written by chemist and American author Warren C. Easley, this series is about an attorney who wants to start a new life in Oregon.

In the aftermath of his wife’s suicide, former LA prosecutor Cal Claxton is now practicing law in Oregon’s wine country and works to fish. He starts a one man law practice and buys an old farmhouse up in the Dundee Hills he calls his Aerie. Soon, Cal develops a reputation as a man who will fight for his clients, even if they lack financial resources.

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Joe Gunther Books in Order: How to read Archer Mayor’s series?

Murder in Vermont.

who is Joe Gunther?

Editor, journalist, but now mostly fiction writer, Archer Mayor take us in his native Vermont with his famous mystery series.

Mostly set in Brattleboro, Vermont, this series follows the investigation of Joe Gunther, a Korean War veteran, a widower and—before anything else—a police officer with 30 years of experience who eventually become the head of the (fictitious) Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI).

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Kendra Michaels Books in Order: How to read Iris Johansen Series?

By the author of the Eve Duncan series.

Who is Kendra Michaels?

Suspense thriller series written by American author Iris Johansen, the investigation of Kendra Michaels are taking place in the same universe as the Eve Duncan series. But the two women are definitely not the same.

Kendra Michaels was blind for the first twenty years of her life and honed her other senses to almost superhuman perfection. Then, thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure, she was given the gift of sight. Her highly developed senses combined with her newfound vision have made Kendra a formidable investigator, sought after by law-enforcement agencies all over the country.

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Josephine Tey Books in Order: How to read Nicola Upson’s series?

When a writer wrote the fictional adventures of a legendary writer.

Who is Josephine Tey?

As you may know if you are a mystery buff, Josephine Tey was a real Scottish author who wrote mystery novels. A fictional version of Tey is also the main character in a series of novels by Nicola Upson.

In this series, Josephine Tey is the heroine, a writer and amateur detective who is helping Detective Inspector Archie Penrose to investigate murder mysteries during the 1930s.

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Kate Shackleton Books in Order: How to read Frances Brody’s series?

if you’re up for some ’20s murder mysteries…

Who is Kate Shackleton?

Written by Frances Brody, also known as Frances McNeil, this mystery series taking place in England during the 1920s.

More precisely, the series resolves around Kate Shackleton, a thirty years old very perceptive and witty amateur sleuth extraordinaire from Yorkshire. When she stumbles on a murder, she has to investigate and she’s really good at it and even became renowned for it.

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Lucy Stone Books in Order: How to read Leslie Meier’s series?

Tinker’s Cove… deadly as Cabot Cove?

Who is Lucy Stone?

Published since the ’90s, the Lucy Stone Mystery Series is (mostly) a holiday-themed crime series written by Leslie Meier.

The story resolves around Lucy Stone, mother of four, a newspaper reporter in (fictional) Tinker’s Cove, Maine. When she is not baking, taking care of her children’s problems, helping her friends or doing her journalistic work, she’s solving murders!

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Sean King & Michelle Maxwell Books in Order: How to read David Baldacci’s series?

By the author of Will Robie’s series.

Who are Sean King & Michelle Maxwell?

Also known as a TV Show on TNT with Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney, The King and Maxwell series is a crime novel book series created by american author David Baldacci.

This is the story of Michelle Maxwell and Sean King. After tragic events, these two former Secret Service agents were forced to change their lives. Now, they are working as private investigators in Washington, DC, and Virginia.

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