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…

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…

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,…

Ian Ross Books in Order (Twilight of Empire, De Noton Trilogy)

Ian Ross Books in Order (Twilight of Empire, De Noton Trilogy)

Born in England, Ian James Ross studied painting before turning his attention to another art form. He has been writing historical fiction for over a decade. It was a year teaching English in Italy that led him to explore the ruins of the Roman Empire, and ultimately to write his six-book ‘Twilight of Empire’ series–set…

Luanne Rice Books in Order (The Lemon Orchard, Little Night, The Silver Boat, Beach Girls)

Luanne Rice Books in Order (The Lemon Orchard, Little Night, The Silver Boat, Beach Girls)

Luanne Rice is an award-winning best-selling American novelist from New Britain, Connecticut, who’s writing since her teen years – her first short story was published in American Girl when she was fifteen. Angels All Over Town, her debut novel, was published in 1985. Since then, she published more than 30 more books about love and…

Nicci French Books in Order (Frieda Klein, The Lying Room, The Unheard…)

Nicci French Books in Order (Frieda Klein, The Lying Room, The Unheard…)

British author Nicci French is not one person, but a couple. It is the pseudonym of husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Together, they write psychological thrillers like the Frieda Klein series. They started writing a decade before psychotherapist Frieda Klein started to work with the police to solve cases. Most of Nicci French’s…

Jeffery Deaver Books in Order (Lincoln Rhyme, Colter Shaw, Kathryn Dance)

Jeffery Deaver Books in Order (Lincoln Rhyme, Colter Shaw, Kathryn Dance)

Born in 1950, Jeffery Deaver is an American mystery and crime writer. He always wanted to become a writer and wrote his first story at age eleven. But before embracing that path, Deaver worked as a journalist, folk singer, and then an attorney. Now, he’s, of course, a successful author, with his books sold in…

Faye Kellerman Books in Order (Decker and Lazarus)

Faye Kellerman Books in Order (Decker and Lazarus)

Faye Kellerman studied to become a dentist but never practiced. Now, she is a successful American novelist known for her work in the mystery genre, notably with the popular “Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus” series. Faye Kellerman also wrote books with her husband, Alex Delaware’s author Jonathan Kellerman, but also with their daughter, Aliza Kellerman. For the…

Deon Meyer Books in Order (Benny Griessel)

Deon Meyer Books in Order (Benny Griessel)

Novelist from South Africa (who is writing in Afrikaan), Deon Meyer worked as a journalist, as an advertising copywriter, as a creative director, as manager of special projects… then as a writer, of course. Meyer specializes in writing thrillers exploring current social issues in South Africa. He is mostly known for the Benny Griessel series,…

Harry Sidebottom Books in Order (Warrior of Rome, Throne of the Caesars)

Harry Sidebottom Books in Order (Warrior of Rome, Throne of the Caesars)

Harry Sidebottom is a British historian who is known for writing historical novels. A Quondam Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford, and lecturer at Lincoln College, Harry Sidebottom is also writing non-fiction history books– and he appeared as a presenter on the History Channel’s Ancient Discoveries. Of course, Sidebottom is…