11 Book Series set in Ancient Rome

11 Book Series set in Ancient Rome

Spanning over a millennium, the Roman Empire’s saga is a fascinating blend of military might, political machinations, cultural achievements, and inevitable decline. No surprise these Historical times inspired writers to tell stories of all kinds. The following list of book series offers a diverse range of perspectives on Ancient Rome, exploring various aspects of its…

Andrea Penrose Books in Order (Lady Arianna Hadley, Wrexford & Sloane)

Andrea Penrose Books in Order (Lady Arianna Hadley, Wrexford & Sloane)

Andrea Penrose is an American author of historical mysteries set in Regency England. She began writing at age five, specifically, Western stories illustrated with drawings of horses and cowboys. She moved on to the Regency period after reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She has been fascinated by this time since then. She majored in…

Beverly Cleary Books in Order (the Henry Huggins Reading Order and more)

Beverly Cleary Books in Order (the Henry Huggins Reading Order and more)

Beverly Cleary (1916-2021) was an award-winning American writer of children’s and young adult fiction. In fact, she was one of America’s most successful authors, selling more than 90 million copies of her books worldwide during her long career–that began in 1950 after working as a librarian for a decade. It was during her time as…

Daniel Silva Books in Order (Gabriel Allon, Michael Osbourne)

Daniel Silva Books in Order (Gabriel Allon, Michael Osbourne)

A former journalist for United Press International and CNN, Daniel Silva is today mostly known for his work as a bestselling writer of thriller and espionage novels. Silva always wanted to write, but it was not after a good decade working as a journalist that he tried his hand at writing a novel. His first…

Fox and O’Hare Books in Order: How to read Janet Evanovich’s series?

Fox and O’Hare Books in Order: How to read Janet Evanovich’s series?

Janet Evanovich is famous for the Stephanie Plum series, but she also writes other series, like this one with the help of Lee Goldberg. It’s about FBI special agent Kate O’Hare who has devoted her career to taking down one of the FBI’s most wanted con men, the master thief known as Nick Fox. For…

Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure Series Books in Order: How to read Steve Berry and M. J. Rose’s series?

Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure Series Books in Order: How to read Steve Berry and M. J. Rose’s series?

Originally, Cassiopeia Vitt started as a supporting character in the Cotton Malone series before having her own adventures written by Steve Berry and M.J. Rose. And for good reason as Cassiopeia is an adventurer in her own right. The only heir to a very wealthy father, Cassiopeia Vitt is a woman of many talents, being…

Sunny Randall Books in Order: How to read Robert B. Parker’s Series?

Sunny Randall Books in Order: How to read Robert B. Parker’s Series?

Like the most famous Robert B. Parker’s series, Spenser, the Sunny Randall one is about a private eye in Boston, Massachusetts. Before becoming a P.I., Sunny Randall was a former cop. She’s also a college graduate, an aspiring painter, a divorcée, and the owner of a miniature bull terrier named Rosie. The series came from…

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

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

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…

Maeve Kerrigan Books in Order: How to read Jane Casey’s series?

Maeve Kerrigan Books in Order: How to read Jane Casey’s series?

Coming from Irish novelist Jane Casey (also the author of the Jess Tennant series), the Maeve Kerrigan series is a crime series set in London, England. In the beginning, Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious and empathic young detective constable who works for the murder task force. She is inexperienced but determined to prove she has…

Tana French Books in Order (Dublin Murder Squad)

Tana French Books in Order (Dublin Murder Squad)

American writer Tana French is known as “the First Lady of Irish Crime,” it may sound strange when you say it like this, but the author of the Dublin Murder Squad has lived in Dublin since 1990-and even attended Trinity College Dublin (where she trained to become a professional actor). Even if, since her first…

Alpha & Omega Books in Order: How to read Patricia Briggs’s series?

Alpha & Omega Books in Order: How to read Patricia Briggs’s series?

The Alpha & Omega series is an urban fantasy series written by Patricia Briggs. The story follows werewolves couple Charles Cornick and Anna Latham and is set in the same universe as the Mercy Thompson series. It is considered a companion series, and to know more about its place next to Mercy Thompson’s story, check…

Peter Ash Books in Order: How to read Nick Petrie’s Series?

Peter Ash Books in Order: How to read Nick Petrie’s Series?

Written by Nick Petrie, this explosive thriller series revolves around a new action hero, war veteran Peter Ash. When Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he needed to deal with what he calls his “white static,” the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a…

Susanna Kearsley Books in Order (The Firebird, The Vanished Days)

Susanna Kearsley Books in Order (The Firebird, The Vanished Days)

Canadian novelist, Susanna Kearsley used to work as a museum curator before making a name for herself as a writer – she also used the pen name Emma Cole to write thrillers. However, Susanna Kearsley is mostly known for writing historical fiction and mysteries and found her biggest success with The Winter Sea, The Firebird,…