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Poppy McAllister Books in Order

A Poppy McAllister Mystery Series Books in Order: How to read Libby Klein’s series?

A recipe for murder.

Who is Poppy McAllister?

Written by author Libby Klein, the Poppy McAllister Mystery Series follows the newly widowed Poppy McAllister, a forty-something woman who moved back to her hometown of Cape May after the death of her husband.

Between transforming her aunt’s Victorian house in a bed and breakfast, dealing with her ex mother-in-law, and making gluten-free recipes, Poppy also do a lot of super sleething and resolve some murders.

Poppy McAllister Books in Order:

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  1. Class Reunions Are Murder – There’s no way on earth Poppy is attending her twenty-five-year class reunion. At least, not until Poppy’s best friend practically drags her to the event. Poppy vows to leave Cape May with pride and Spanx intact. Too bad Barbie is still the queen of mean at the reunion. And worse, that her dead body is lying right in front of Poppy’s old locker. Singled out as the killer, it’s up to Poppy to confront her past and clear her name.
  2. Midnight Snacks are Murder – When a local humanitarian who worked with troubled teens is found murdered, the police suspect Aunt Ginny.Other than a bad case of sleepwalking and some mild knickknack kleptomania, Aunt Ginny is harmless. Someone’s trying to frame her. Poppy will need to work tirelessly to uncover the killer and put the case to rest.
  3. Restaurant Weeks Are Murder – working in a professional kitchen has always been Poppy McAllister‘s dream. Now it’s coming true, at least briefly, as she teams up with her former fiancée, Tim–and his partner, Gigi–during the high-profile Restaurant Week challenge. When one of the judges died after taking a bite of Poppy’s cannoli—it’s making her the chef suspect.

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  1. Theater Nights Are Murder – A Senior Center stage of Mamma Mia is lated to open February 13th, and the production seems to be cursed–with stolen props, sabotage, and even a death threat. But when a cast member plunges to his death from a catwalk, it soon becomes clear a murderer is waiting in the wings. Now Polly, Aunt Ginny, and a supporting cast must take center stage to catch the killer.
  2. Wine Tastings Are Murder – Poppy and Aunt Ginny agreed to host a Wine and Cheese Happy Hour for a tour group at their Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast on the Jersey Shore. Soon, grumpy guest Vince Baker drops dead. Turns out he’s been poisoned, and it seems like everybody on the tour is hiding something. Now Poppy has to put her gluten-free baking on the back burner and bottle up her feelings for the two men in her life while she charges after a bitter killer with a lethal case of sour grapes.
John Grisham Books in Order

John Grisham Books in Order (The Rooster Bar, Camino Island, Sycamore Row, The Firm…)

All of the books!

Who is John Grisham?

Born in February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. He didn’t happen, obvisoulsy. Best known for his popular legal thrillers, Grisham is is an American novelist, attorney, politician, and activist. He is also one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing, the other two being Tom Clancy and J. K. Rowling.

There are currently over 300 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 40 languages. A few of his books have been turned into films and TV Show (The Firm, The Client, A time to Kill…)

Uglies Books in Order

Uglies/Impostors Books in Order: How to read Scott Westerfeld’s series?

Everyone is made pretty.

What is Uglies about?

Written by American author Scott Westerfeld, Uglies is a young adult science-fiction series set in a future post scarcity dystopian world in which everyone is considered an “ugly,” but then turned “Pretty” by extreme cosmetic surgery when they reach the age of 16. The story follows Tally Youngblood, a woman who rebels against society’s enforced conformity, after her friends David show her the downsides to becoming a “Pretty.”

Conceived originally as a trilogy, the Uglies series became a tetralogy and have been extended thanks to two mangas and more recently a spin-off series called Impostors.

Van der Valk Books in Order

Van der Valk Books in Order: How to read Nicolas Freeling’s series?

Now a new series on ITV.

Who is Van der Valk?

Created by british crime novelist Nicolas Freeling, Commissaris Simon “Piet” Van der Valk is a police inspector and his wife, Arlette Van der Valk, a gourmet cook, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Van der Valk is a cynical cop who resolves crime about drugs, sex and murder in the enigmatic city of Amsterdam using human observation and detection. He works with his naïve assistant, Inspecteur Johnny Kroon, and answer to his superior, Hoofd-commissaris Samson, who deals with the political fallout of the cases.

Robert Hunter Books in Order

Robert Hunter Books in Order: How to read Chris Carter’s series?

There is no alien, just murder.

Who is Robert Hunter?

Robert Hunter novels form a series of psychological thriller and crime novels written by Brazilian author Chris Carter.

Robert Hunter is a Criminal Behavior Psychologist turned Detective for the Homicide Special Section of the Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Division.

Canadian West When Calls The Heart Books in Order

Canadian West/When Calls The Heart Books in Order: How to read Janette Oke’s series?

More than a Hallmark Channel TV Show.

What is Canadian West about?

Written by American author Janette Oke, The Canadian West series, follows a man and a woman as they stumble through foolish mistakes and misunderstandings, yet find a depth of character and courage within themselves as their love deepens.

A Christian historical fiction, the first book in the series, When Calls the Heart, has inspired the TV show of the same name on Hallmark Channel. Janette Oke has continued to expand the series with her daughter, Laurel Oke Ogan, with Return to the Canadian West and When Hope Calls.

Lindsay Gordon Books in Order

Lindsay Gordon Books in Order: How to read Val McDermid’s crime series?

Not all Val McDermid’s protagonists are cops. Some are journalists and amateur sleuths.

Who is Lindsay Gordon?

Lindsay Gordon is the heroine of Scottish author Val McDermid’s first series. A Freelance journalist in need of cash and a lesbian, Lindsay is the kind of woman trying to do the best and often getting into the worst. Her work as a reporter takes Lindsay into different worlds.

Each book explores current issues of the time they were published and also offers a portrayal of Lindsay’s lesbian life, as well as her up and down in her career.

Lily Bard Shakespeare Books in Order

Lily Bard (Shakespeare) Books in Order: How to read Charlaine Harris’s series?

By the author of the Aurora Teagarden series and the Sookie Stackhouse Series

Who is Lily Bard?

Written by Charlaine Harris, the Lily Bard Shakespeare Series (also known as the Lily Bard Mysteries) takes place in the small town of Shakespeare, Arkansas where Lily Bard  lives. She came here to forget her past.

Unfortunately, all change when she came back from work and discover her landlord’s body. Now, she has no choice but to find the murderer in order to avoid people digging into her past.

Oz Books in Order

The Oz Books in Order: How to read L. Frank Baum’s children series?

We’re not in Kansas anymore.

What is Oz about?

Created by author L. Frank Baum, Oz is a land consisting of four vast quadrants. Each province has its own ruler, but the realm itself has always been ruled by a single monarch. It’s a land with magic, witches, wizards, Munchkin and many more wonders.

Baum didn’t plan for multiple sequels to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but the book’s success push him to wrote a sequel to address popular demand. In total, Baum wrote fourteen books in the Land of Oz, but the adventure didn’t stop there as, after his death, his publisher appointed other writers to continue the Oz series.

Kate Brannigan Books in Order

Kate Brannigan Books in Order: How to read Val McDermid’’s series?

By the author of the Tony Hill & Carol Jordan series.

Who is Kate Brannigan?

Written by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid, this thriller series is about private investigator Kate Brannigan in Manchester, England.

Kate Brannigan is a Thai boxing, rock-and-roll female private detective. She works as a junior partner in the private consulting firm named Mortensen & Brannigan. The firm deals with crimes related to security systems and computer frauds.

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