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Miss Julia Books in Order: How to read Ann B. Ross’ series?

Life in Abbotsville is full of surprises.

Who is Miss Julia?

Written by North Carolinian author Ann B. Ross, the Miss Julia series is about an elderly widow in Abbotsville (in North Carolina, of course).

Exploring with humor the Southern culture, the story of Miss Julia began with a death, the one of Julia’s husband. After that, secrets emerged, new friends appeared, and adventures followed as Miss Julia’s world kept expanding.

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X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Reading Order: How to read the most ambitious X-Men run in a long time?

For a long time, X-Men comics were just a second thought at Marvel Comics. And then, Jonathan Hickman came.

What are the X-Men by Jonathan Hickman about?

A new era begins for the mutants of the Marvel World. With artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva, writer Jonathan Hickman uses past, present and future to build a new kind of X-Story for the Mutantkind.

Charles Xavier has a plan. He makes an offer to the human in order to build a new Mutant nation on Krakoa Island where all the mutants in the world—good or bad—are welcome. Together, they will take their place in the future and nothing will stop them. It’s a new beginning, but humans may not be ready to accept it.

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Josephine Tey Books in Order: How to read Nicola Upson’s series?

When a writer wrote the fictional adventures of a legendary writer.

Who is Josephine Tey?

As you may know if you are a mystery buff, Josephine Tey was a real Scottish author who wrote mystery novels. A fictional version of Tey is also the main character in a series of novels by Nicola Upson.

In this series, Josephine Tey is the heroine, a writer and amateur detective who is helping Detective Inspector Archie Penrose to investigate murder mysteries during the 1930s.

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Secrets of the Tudor Court Books in Order: How to read Kate Emerson’s series?

Not to be confused with Secrets of the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan.

What is Secrets of the Tudor Court about?

Written by Kathy Lynn Emerson, under the pseudonym Kate Emerson, The Secrets of The Tudor Court is historical non-mystery fiction set in the 16th century about real women at the court of Henry VIII.

Published between 2009 and 2012, The Secret of The Tudor Court series is set in England during the Tudor era. Informed by letters and diaries, the books tell us the stories of historical figures that are little known, with descriptions of clothing, comportment, and entertainments at the royal court

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Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Books in Order: How to read Ransom Riggs’ series?

The inspiration behind Tim Burton’s movie.

Who are Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children?

Contemporaine young adult fantasy series written by American author Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children is about children, monsters and photographs.

Originally intended to be a picture book featuring photographs Riggs had collected, this series follow Jacob Magellan Portman as he discovers the truth about Peculiar Children living in a secret home guarded by “a wise old bird”. They are in danger and Jacob will do what is necessary to protect them.

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Kate Shackleton Books in Order: How to read Frances Brody’s series?

if you’re up for some ’20s murder mysteries…

Who is Kate Shackleton?

Written by Frances Brody, also known as Frances McNeil, this mystery series taking place in England during the 1920s.

More precisely, the series resolves around Kate Shackleton, a thirty years old very perceptive and witty amateur sleuth extraordinaire from Yorkshire. When she stumbles on a murder, she has to investigate and she’s really good at it and even became renowned for it.

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Vampire Academy/Bloodlines Books in Order: How to read Richelle Mead’s series?

Even Vampires and their friends must go to school…

What is Vampire Academy about?

Vampire Academy is a series of young adult paranormal romance novels by American author Richelle Mead. There are in two races of vampires: One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil-feeding on the innocent to survive.

The story follows Rose Hathaway-a half-vampire with poor impulse control—who is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…

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Lucy Stone Books in Order: How to read Leslie Meier’s series?

Tinker’s Cove… deadly as Cabot Cove?

Who is Lucy Stone?

Published since the ’90s, the Lucy Stone Mystery Series is (mostly) a holiday-themed crime series written by Leslie Meier.

The story resolves around Lucy Stone, mother of four, a newspaper reporter in (fictional) Tinker’s Cove, Maine. When she is not baking, taking care of her children’s problems, helping her friends or doing her journalistic work, she’s solving murders!

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Sean King & Michelle Maxwell Books in Order: How to read David Baldacci’s series?

By the author of Will Robie’s series.

Who are Sean King & Michelle Maxwell?

Also known as a TV Show on TNT with Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney, The King and Maxwell series is a crime novel book series created by american author David Baldacci.

This is the story of Michelle Maxwell and Sean King. After tragic events, these two former Secret Service agents were forced to change their lives. Now, they are working as private investigators in Washington, DC, and Virginia.

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Hugh Corbett Books in Order: How to read Paul C. Doherty’s Series

Medieval Murder Mysteries, but not with Cadfael.

Who is Hugh Corbett?

Written by english author and historian Paul C. Doherty, this murder mystery series is set during the 13th-century reign of Edward I of England.

This is the story of Hugh Corbett, the chancellor of England’s faithful clerk, as he investigates threats to the King and Country. During his work, he is assisted by Ranulf-atte-Newgate, a felon saved from execution. Corbett solves murder mysteries, but also identifies spies and robbers.

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