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The Abbot Agency Books in Order: How to read Veronica Heley’s series?

By the author of the Ellie Quicke series.

What is the Abbot Agency series about?

Written by British author Veronica Heley, the Abbot Agency series is, as Heley wrote it a series about an “ordinary women faced with extraordinary situations.”

As the titled suggests if, this is about The Abbot Agency, a domestic agency operated by widow Bea Abbot. She doesn’t deal murder … but she sometimes finds herself forced to do exactly that.

Sarah J. Maas Books in Order

Sarah J. Maas Books in Order (Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Crescent City…)

All of the books!

Who is Sarah J. Maas?

Born on March 5, 1986 in New York City, New York, Sarah J. Maas is an American fantasy author. Maas began writing what would become her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was sixteen years old, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages.

Since then, Sarah J. Maas became a New York Times bestselling author with the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author.

Matt Helm Books in Order

Matt Helm Books in Order: How to read Donald Hamilton’s Series?

The ageless spy played by Dean Martin…

Who is Matt Helm?

Written by American author Donald Hamilton, the Matt Helm series, published between 1960 and 1993, is about a U.S. government counter-agent.

Considered grittier and more realistic than the James Bond series, the Matt Helm novels are not like other ordinary spy thrillers, the primary job Helm being to eliminate enemy agents and he is really competent at it.

Earthsea Books in Order

Earthsea Books in Order: How to read Ursula K. Le Guin’s Fantasy series?

A classic of the young adult fantasy canon.

What is Earthsea about?

A series of fantasy novels written by the American writer Ursula K. Le Guin, The Earthcea Cycle was published between 1968 and 2001, beginning with A Wizard of Earthsea.

The story takes us in the world of Earthsea which is a vast archipelago of hundreds of islands where Magic is a central part of life—except in the Karg society where it is banned. Those who are born with Magic are sent to a school in order to become wizards, like the young mage named Ged. An error leads him to learn the hard way how to become a great sorcerer.

Emile Cinq-Mars Books in Order

Émile Cinq-Mars Books in Order: How to read John Farrow’s series?

Montreal Murder Mysteries on ice.

Who is Émile Cinq-Mars?

Written by Canadian author Trevor Ferguson under the pen name John Farrow, the Émile Cinq-Mars series is about a detective discribes as the Hercule Poirot of Canada.

Mostly sets in extreme weather conditions, the investigations of Montreal Detective Émile Cinq-Mars take us from one icy murder to another snowy one, with complex plots and fully realized characters.

The Memoirs of Lady Trent Books in Order

The Memoirs of Lady Trent Books in Order: How to read Marie Brennan’s series?

A Study of Dragons, from the tiny little sparklings to the large predator reptiles that have toxic breath.

Who is Lady Trent?

Lady Isabella Trent is a renowned dragon naturalist created by Marie Brennan. Her study of the legendary creatures have taken her around the world on thrilling expeditions.

Her memoirs take place in an alternate world based on our own nineteenth century and documents her different discoveries and adventures. She is a rarity, because at this time, it is hard for women to make it studying dragons. At first, her gender and class constraints hold her back from exploring her passion, the way that her male counterparts have had no problems pursuing.

The Walking Dead Comic Book Reading Order

The Walking Dead Comic Book Reading Order: How to read Robert Kirkman’s series?

Living in the Zombie Apocalypse.

What is The Walking Dead about?

Created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore (for the first 6 issues), then drawn by Charlie Adlard for the remaining of the series, The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic comic book series published by Image Comics.

It focuses on Rick Grimes, a Kentucky deputy who is shot in the line of duty and awakens from a coma in a zombie apocalypse that has resulted in a state-wide quarantine. After joining with some other survivors, he gradually takes on the role of leader of a community as it struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse.

Lexi Carmichael Books in Order

Lexi Carmichael Books in Order: How to read Julie Moffet’s Series?

Hacking the hackers…

Who is Lexi Carmichael?

Written by American Author Julie Moffet, this mystery series is about hacker extraordinaire Lexi Carmichael as she travels the world stopping hackers and cyber criminals.

She was working at the National Security Agency when her life got derailed by extraordinary adventures. She joined XCorp to continue to do her best work, stopping criminals, hackers of all sorts, with the help of her friends and coworkers.

Shadows of the Apt Books in Order

Shadows of the Apt Books in Order: How to read Adrian Tchaikovsky’s series?

A series where epic fantasy meets steampunk, science, and so much more.

What is Shadows of the Apt about?

Written by British fantasy and science fiction author Adrian Tchaikovsky, Shadows of The Apt takes place in a nameless fictional world. This universe is populated by different “kinden”. Each kinden is a fictional race of humans, named after (and having certain characteristics of) an insect. Kinden are typically divided into two categories: “Apt” and “Inapt”.

The Apt do not have magical abilities, but are able to understand, use and design mechanical devices. The Inapt have varying amounts of magical abilities, but cannot use mechanical devices, even those as simple as latches. The series focuses on the attempted conquest of the Lowlands by the Wasp-kinden empire.

Miss Fortune Mysteries in Order

Miss Fortune Mysteries in Order: How to read Jana Deleon’s books?

Cozy mysteries with a CIA assassin in Florida!

What is the Miss Fortune series about?

Written by Jana Deleon, the Miss Fortune mystery series takes us in Sinful, Louisiana, where small-time life mixes with murders and killer spies.

This is the story of CIA assassin Fortune Redding who has got to disappear after a leak at the agency. A price is placed on her head by one of the world’s largest arms dealers and she goes off the grid, ending up at Sinful where flying below the radar is harder than she thought.

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