Elizabeth George Books in Order (Inspector Lynley, Edge of Nowhere)

Elizabeth George Books in Order (Inspector Lynley, Edge of Nowhere)

Born Susan Elizabeth George on February 26 of 1949, Elizabeth George is an American crime novelist. She is recognized for her whodunit books featuring Inspector Lynley, in the pure British tradition of the genre. After receiving her teaching certificate from the University of California, Riverside, Elizabeth George worked as a teacher in the public school…

Dorothy Martin Books in Order: How to read Jeanne M. Dams’s series?

Dorothy Martin Books in Order: How to read Jeanne M. Dams’s series?

Coming from the American author Jeane M. Dams (Hilda Johansson), the Dorothy Martin series is a cozy murder mystery series. In 1995, she published her first novel, The Body in the Transept, which won the Agatha Award for First Novel and introduced the character of amateur detective Dorothy Martin, an American schoolteacher who, upon retirement,…

Mark Billingham Books in Order (Thorne, Rabbit Hole, The Murder Book)

Mark Billingham Books in Order (Thorne, Rabbit Hole, The Murder Book)

Mark Billingham is a British novelist who grew up in Birmingham and graduated with a degree in drama. He first worked as an actor and had minor roles in TV episodes of different shows after moving to London in the mid-1980s. Disenchanted with acting following a series of uninspiring roles, he decided to pursue a…

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

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

Mrs. Jeffries is the main protagonist of the 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…

Constable Evan Evans Books in Order: How to read Rhys Bowen’s series?

Constable Evan Evans Books in Order: How to read Rhys Bowen’s series?

Created by writer Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness, Molly Murphy), Evan Evans is a young police constable who has traded city life for that of Llanfair–an idyllic Welsh village. It is a cozy little town filled with unforgettable characters–and of course, the occasional mystery. Our young constable is a self-effacing man who hoped for a…

Aztec Books in Order: how to read Gary Jennings’ series?

Aztec Books in Order: how to read Gary Jennings’ series?

From the peak and feather-banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernán Cortás and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire, the Aztec series tells the fascinating history of Mexico. This series has been described as a generally accurate portrayal of the events surrounding a number of actual…

Chronicles of Elantra Books in Order: How to read Michelle Sagara’s series?

Chronicles of Elantra Books in Order: How to read Michelle Sagara’s series?

Written by Japanese-Canadian author Michelle Michiko Sagara, The Chronicles of Elantra is a fantasy series set in the fantastical city of Elantra. The story revolves around the magical adventures of Private Kaylin Neya, a young woman with a complicated history. Kaylin serves the Hawks in the towering Halls of Law (Elantra’s version of a police…

Nolan Books in Order: How to read Max Allan Collins’s series?

Nolan Books in Order: How to read Max Allan Collins’s series?

Nolan (first name unknown) is the protagonist of the hard-boiled mystery series by American author Max Allan Collins (Quarry). Originally written as a tribute to Richard Stark’s Parker, the series evolved to become a Buddy crime story where semi-retired mobster Nolan is paired with Jon, a twenty-something collector of comic books dreaming of becoming a…

DI Geraldine Steel Books in Order: How to read Leigh Russell’s series?

DI Geraldine Steel Books in Order: How to read Leigh Russell’s series?

Coming from mystery writer Leigh Russell, the DI Geraldine Steel series is about the investigation of police detectives Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson (who has his own spin-off now). Those psychological thrillers take us first to the rural part of England before moving to London for a more international appeal. It’s, as you have guessed,…

The Sweet Magnolias Books in Order: How to read Sherryl Woods’s series?

The Sweet Magnolias Books in Order: How to read Sherryl Woods’s series?

Written by Sherryl Woods, the author of the Chesapeake Shores series, the Sweet Magnolias is a series of contemporary romance novels. This is the story of the Sweet Magnolias-Raylene, Sue, Helen, Jeanette, Laura, and more–women who live in the warm, cozy, and wrongly-called town of Serenity in South Carolina where nothing is as peaceful as…

Logan McRae Books in Order: How to read Stuart MacBride’s series?

Logan McRae Books in Order: How to read Stuart MacBride’s series?

Published in the UK since 2005, The Logan McRae series is written by the Scottish writer Stuart MacBride, also known for his Oldcastle novels. These crime thrillers sometimes described as “Tartan Noir” are set in the “Granite City” of Aberdeen and follow the murder investigations led by Detective Sergeant Logan McRae and his team–and sometimes…