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Bell Elkins Books in Order: How to read Julia Keller series?

Murder in West Virginia…

Who is Bell Elkins?

Bell Elkins is the main protagonist in the crime series written by American writer and former Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller.

More precisely, at the beginning of the series, Bell Elkins is the prosecuting attorney for Raythune County, West Virginia, a region scarred by poverty and prescription drug abuse. She works with her closest friend, Sheriff Nick Fogelsong, trying to help the dying mountain town of Acker’s Gap, her hometown, and the strong, proud people who inhabit it.

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Eve Duncan Books in Order: How to read Iris Johansen Series?

Temperance Brennan is not the only specialist when it comes to identifying unidentified bodies.

Who is Eve Duncan?

Eve Duncan is a fictional forensic sculptor and the main protagonist of the suspense thriller series written by American author Iris Johansen.

Eve Duncan is a tragic figure at first. After her beloved daughter vanishes, she survives by immersing herself in her work. Eve is known for being the best in her elite field. As a forensic sculptor, she rebuilds faces from fragments of skull bones. She helps to put a name to a face, to identify missing people and solve crimes.

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Zoe Chambers Mystery Books in Order: How to read Annette Dashofy series?

There are murders everywhere, even in Pennsylvania of course, ask Zoe Chambers!

Who is Zoe Chambers?

Zoe Chambers is the main protagonist in the mystery series written by American author and ex-EMT Annette Dashofy.

More precisely, Zoe Chambers is a paramedic but she also is a deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. In that capacity, she works with Police Chief Pete Adams, helping him solve murder mysteries in their rural Monongahela County.

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Mrs. Jeffries Books in Order: How to read Emily Brightwell Series?

Did you know that Emily Brightwell is one the pseudonym Cheryl Lanham is using?

Who is Mrs. Jeffries?

Mrs. Jeffries is the main protagonist of Victorian murder mystery series written by American writer “Emily Brightwell” that started in 1993.

Working as Inspector Witherspoon’s housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries is the widow of a Yorkshire policeman who keeps things running. Also, she knows how to help the mild-mannered Witherspoon, one investigation after the other. In fact, Mrs. Jeffries is quite the detective herself and, with the rest of her crew, she solves Inspector’s cases for him without his knowing.

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Theodore Boone Books in Order: How to read John Grisham series?

Even John Grisham wrote books for our children… who knew?

Who is Theodore Boone?

It’s a John Grisham series, so it’s about a lawyer, but there’s a twist, because it’s a children series.

Indeed, Theodore Boone is only a 13-year-old student who resides in the city of Strattenburg, Pennsylvania, and he has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else. He wants to follow his parents’ footsteps, both lawyers. Due to his parents’ professions, Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk and a lot about the law, and he happily dispenses legal advice to his friends which lead to new adventures.

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Ruth Galloway Books in Order: How to read Elly Griffiths series?

When there are only bones, you need an expert to stop the murderer…

Who is Ruth Galloway?

Written by British crime novelist Elly Griffiths, also author of the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series, this series is about a forensic archeologist investigating crimes (a bit like Temperance Brennan).

Forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties. She lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, when she is called by Detective Chief Inspector Nelson to help in an investigation. After that they regularly work together, digging bones and arresting murderers.

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Junior Bender Books in Order: How to read Timothy Hallinan Series?

A criminal can become a P.I., even if doesn’t really want to…

Who is Junior Bender?

Written by American thriller writer Timothy Hallinan, author of the Simeon Grist series and the Poke Rafferty series, the Junior Bender series is about a reluctant investigator.

In fact, divorced father of one and quick-talking burglar extraordinaire, Junior Bender has been blackmailed into starting a new career as a private investigator for crooks in Los Angeles. Now, he is the man criminals want to solve their “mysteries”.

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Nikki Heat Books in Order: How to read Richard Castle series?

Richard Castle is a New York Times bestseller writer, who happens to be portrayed by Nathan Fillion on the crime series Castle…

Who is Nikki Heat?

Based on Castle’s partner in the NYPD police, Kate Beckett, Nikki Heat is a woman who decided to become a detective following the death of someone close to her. She is a practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and lives at an apartment in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan.

In her work, Heat is assisted by sometimes-lover journalist Jameson Rook, and colleagues, Detectives Raley and Ochoa. Her stories are inspired by cases Richard Castle worked with Beckett.

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Alexandra Cooper Books in Order: How to read Linda Fairstein series?

Who better than a former New York prosecutor can write about crimes in the Big Apple?

Who is Alexandra Cooper?

American author and former prosecutor, Linda Fairstein used to work as the head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and her speciality was crimes of violence against women and children. Now she writes about it in the Alexandra Cooper series.

Alexandra Cooper is Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor. Working with her friends and colleagues NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, she goes after the worst criminals the city has to offer.

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Sebastian St. Cyr Books in Order: How to read C.S. Harris Series?

During Jane Austen’s era, there were also murders…

What the Sebastian St. Cyr series is about?

Written by former university professor C.S. Harris, this historical mystery series is about Sebastian St. Cyr, an aristocrat detective in Regency England.

Brilliant young nobleman shattered by his experiences in the Napoleonic Wars, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is now often called to investigate murders, dealing with members of London’s elite and the working class. His talent to navigate between these two worlds makes him the perfect man to solve sensible crimes.

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