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Serge A. Storms Books in Order: How to read Tim Dorsey Series?

Dexter Morgan isn’t the only serial killer in the literary game…

Who is Serge A. Storms?

Written by American author Tim Dorsey, this series is about obsessive Florida trivia buff and spree killer Serge A. Storms.

Serge has been diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses, and has been prescribed a “cocktail” of drugs to keep him stable. But he often doesn’t take it and that makes him obsessive about trivial things. Charismatic and likable, serge possesses a strong and quite personal sense of justice, so he acts as a vigilante and can be creative with his killings.

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Ian Rutledge Books in Order: How to read Charles Todd series?

The other series by the Bess Crawford series‘ author, Charles Todd.

Who is Ian Rutledge?

Written by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd, the Ian Rutledge series is a mystery/historical one, taking us back after the Great war.

Beginning in 1919, the series follows Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge after he returned from the war front. Suffering from what is now called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rutledge lives the voice of the soldier named Hamish inside his head, all while solving murders.

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Jack Stratton Books in Order: How to read Christopher Greyson Series?

Did you know that Christopher Greyson’s Wife, Katherine Greyson, is also a writer?

Who is Jack Stratton?

Written by American author Christopher Greyson, the Jack Stratton series is a mystery series.

Product of the child welfare services system since the age of 7, Jack Stratton is now a police officer, and mostly a hero with a heart of gold (and a dark past) in the sleepy community of Darrington. With the help of his sidekick Alice (a.k.a. Remplacement), Jack investigates murder and catches killers.

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Jack Taylor Books in Order: How to read Ken Bruen series?

The books behind the Irish TV Show with Iain Glen.

Who is Jack Taylor?

Created by Irish writer Ken Bruen, the private investigator Jack Taylor is a disgraced former police officer, an alcoholic and a drug abuser.

Jack Taylor is a brilliant detective and could probably be one of the best in Ireland if his addiction problem was not as big. He tried to stop, he even left Galway, but nothing really sticks because he brings death and pain to everyone he loves.

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Kevin Kerney Books in Order: How to read Michael McGarrity Series?

If you are into outdoorsy crime stories like the ones with Cork O’Connor or Dave Robicheaux, the Kevin Kerney series might be for you.

Who is Kevin Kerney?

Written by New Mexican author and former law enforcement officer Michael McGarrity, the Kevin Kerney series takes place in New Mexico, from the Tularosa Basin and Lincoln County to Hermit’s Peak, but also sometimes in Santa Fe.

It’s about law enforcement officer Kevin Kerney who used to be a cop, a private investigator and even a forest ranger, but he is now a police chief.

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Alan Gregory Books in Order: How to read Stephen White Series?

The main protagonist of Jonathan Kellerman series, Alex Delaware, is not the only psychologist solving crimes. There’s also Alan Gregory!

Who is Alan Gregory?

So, Alan Gregory is a clinical psychologist based in Boulder, Colorado. And he is the main protagonist of Stephen White thriller series.

Alan Gregory is married to Lauren, who is also a district attorney—and has multiple sclerosis. His friend is Sam Purdy, a rules-bending cop. Together, they solve crimes. Well, they solved crimes, because the series has recently ended.

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Virgil Flowers Books in Order: How to read John Sandford series?

Last week, I did a reading order for a spin-off series. I thought I could continue in that direction, but not with a Clive Cussler series. Instead, we are talking about a John Sandford series.

Who is Virgil Flowers?

Thrice divorced and in his late thirties, Virgil Flowers is a member of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), who reports to Lucas Davenport, the main protagonist of the Prey series.

In fact, Virgil Flowers was also a supporting character in some of the Prey novels, including Invisible Prey and Storm Prey.

Brought to the BCA by Davenport himself, Flowers was in the army and the military police before relocating to Bluestem where he operates pretty much on his own.

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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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