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Irish Country Books in Order: How to read Patrick Taylor’s series?

Welcome to the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo.

What is the Irish Country series about?

Written by retired medical researcher and professor Patrick Taylor, this historial series chronicles the lives of the doctors of Ballybucklebo, a fictional village in rural Northern Ireland.

The Irish Country series follows novice doctor Barry Laverty as he begins his assistantship at the practice of Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. The books explore the present and the pasts of the two doctors, from their beginnings, first loves and hardships to their marriages and work challenges.

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Hornblower Books in Order: How to read C.S. Forester’s series?

As seen on TV with Ioan Gruffudd in the title role.

Who Hornblower is?

Like Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, the Hornblower series written by English novelist C.S. Forester is about a British naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars.

The series follow Horatio Hornblower through his career and across the development of the Napoleonic Wars, from a midshipman and lieutenant to an admiral in the British Navy. Hornblower learned to be a leader and to survive during wartime but also peacetime.

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The Bridgertons Books in Order: How to read Julia Quinn’s series?

Coming Soon to Netflix, as a Shonda Rhimes TV production.

What is the Bridgertons’ series about?

Written by American historical romance author Julie Pottinger under the pseudonym Julia Quinn, The Bridgertons’ series is about the love stories of the members of a British family. Each book is about one of them finding his/her true love.

Set against the backdrop of upper society during the period of Regency England, the series is about the Bridgerton family which consists of eight siblings and their widowed mother. The members of this tight-knit clan are well respected among British society. But marriage and society isn’t always an easy mix.

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The Aubrey-Maturin Books in Order: How to read Patrick O’Brian’s series?

Horatio Hornblower was not the only famous literary hero to fight during the Napoleonic Wars.

What is the Aubrey-Maturin series about?

The Aubrey-Maturin series is an internationally acclaimed nautical historical/war series set during the Napoleonic Wars written by English novelist Patrick O’Brian.

The story takes us back to the early 19th century with Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his friend Stephen Maturin, the ship’s surgeon who also is an intelligence agent. From one side of the Earth to the other, Aubrey and Maturin are living dangerous nautical adventures, fighting the French and other enemies.

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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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Phryne Fisher Books in Order: How to read Kerry Greenwood’s series?

Before the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries TV Show, there were the books.

Who Phryne Fisher Is?

Often called “Miss Fisher”, Phryne Fisher is the main character in Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s series, a private detective in the late 1920s.

Phryne is a wealthy british aristocrat, but not your ordinary aristocrat of course, because she’s also a private detective. Now, she lives in St Kilda, Melbourne, where, with the assistance of her maid Dot, and Bert and Cec (sometimes cabbies and sometimes men for hire), she investigates all kinds of crimes, doing so with style and class.

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Mary Russell Books in Order: How to read Laurie R. King’s series?

What if an older Sherlock Holmes had a protégé…

Who Mary Russell is?

Set in the world of famous literary detective Sherlock Holmes, this mystery series written by American author Laurie R. King introduces us to Mary Russell, the new protégé of the British detective.

Mostly set between 1915 and the late 1920s, those memoirs written and compiled apparently by an aged Mary Russell began with the meeting of the bright young woman with an older Holmes who takes her under his wing. Now, they solve crime together.

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Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Books in Order: How to read Anne Perry’s series?

By the author of the William Monk series.

Who Charlotte and Thomas Pitt are?

Written by English author Anne Perry, this historical detective series is about Thomas Pitt, a police inspector in Victorian London.

It’s not only about him, because the series also features his wife, Charlotte. Thomas Pitt is from a working-class background, but Charlotte is from an upper-class family and she likes to use her connections to the landed gentry and aristocracy to help her husband solve murder investigation.

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Lady Emily Books in Order: How to read Tasha Alexander series?

Even a Lady in the Victorian era can solve crime!

Who is Lady Emily?

Lady Emily is the main protagonist in the historical mystery series written by American author Tasha Alexander.

Victorian’s most colorful and delightfully eccentric sleuth, Lady Emily moves in the most exclusive circles of London. But behind the veneer of sumptuous drawing rooms and ballrooms, even the aristocracy is not immune to burglary, betrayals and brutal murders. In her country estates or during her holidays abroad, there are always mysteries to solve for Lady Emily.

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