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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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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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