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Clare Fergusson Russ Van Alstyne Books in Order

Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Books in Order: How to read Julia Spencer-Fleming’s series?

Romance and murder in Miller’s Kill, New York.

Who are Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne?

Written by American novelist Julia Spencer-Fleming, this series is about a reverend/amateur detective and her collaboration and romance with the chief of police.

The story focuses on Clare Fergusson, the first female priest at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Miller’s Kill, New York. Ex-Army chopper pilot, she doesn’t back down when a mystery appears at her church door. That often leads her to work with the town’s police chief, Russ Van Alstyne. Investigating together opens the door for a lot of personal and romantic problems…

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Alex Rider Books in Order

Alex Rider Books in Order: How to read Anthony Horowitz’s series?

Ready for some teen spy adventures?

What is Alex Rider about?

Young adult action-adventure books written by British author Anthony Horowitz, the Alex Rider series is about a teen spy.

Teenage Alex Rider discovered the truth about his uncle’s life and death. That leads him to be recruited by MI6 in order to complete his uncle’s latest mission and stop a terrorist attack. After that, Alex continues to face dangerous challenges and defeat bad guys.

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Foreigner Series in Order

Foreigner Series in Order: How to read C.J. Cherryh’s Sci-Fi Books?

For the aficionados of anthropological science fiction.

What is the Foreigner Series about?

Sci-Fi series created by American writer C. J. Cherryh, The Foreigner universe centers on the descendants of a ship lost in transit from Earth en route to found a new space station.

This series is composed of multiple trilogies of books beginning nearly two centuries after the starship Phoenix disappeared, leaving an isolated colony of humans on the world of the atevi. The story follows Bren Cameron. He is the human paidhi, a translator-diplomat to the court of the ruling atevi race.

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Carlotta Carlyle Books in Order: How to read Linda Barnes’ Series?

If you like Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone series and want another female detective series.

What is the Carlotta Carlyle series about?

Written by American mystery author Linda Barnes, the Carlotta Carlyle series follow the investigations of a Boston P.I.

Carlotta Carlyle is a six-foot-tall, redheaded ex-cop and Boston-based private eye. Let go from the Beantown police force for insubordination, Carlotta had to start from scratch, building her new career one tough case after the other. Times are not easy and she even had to work by day as a cab driver to earn some honest money on the side. But there’s always a new case to take.

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John Dortmunder Books in Order

Dortmunder Books in Order: How to read Donald E. Westlake’s series?

Robert Redford, George C. Scott, Teo Teocoli, Paul Le Mat, Christopher Lambert, Herbert Knaup et Martin Lawrence all played Dortmunder…

What is the Dortmunder series about?

Written by American writer Donald E. Westlake also known as Richard Stark, this series is about John Dortmunder, a master criminal in New York City.

He is a career criminal and a “planner.” In fact, no one plans a caper better than Dortmunder. He is the best at creating schemes for burglaries and each of his plans calls for a team that often include his “best friend” Andy Kelp and the driver Stan Murch.

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Vlad Taltos Books in Order

Vlad Taltos Books in Order: How to read Steven Brust’s fantasy series?

Adventures on Dragaera.

What is the Vlad Taltos series about?

Written by American fantasy and science fiction author Steven Brust, this long-running fantasy series is about a man named Vlad Taltos, an assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha.

Set in the world of Dragaera, the story follows wisecracking Vlad Taltos and his jhereg—a dragon-like companion— who share a telepathic link with him. Together, they are deadly and live tumultuous adventures, even when they are the ones who are hunted.

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Kenzie & Gennaro Books in Order:

Kenzie & Gennaro Books in Order: How to read Dennis Lehane’s series?

If you like the movie Gone, Baby, Gone.

What is the Kenzie & Gennaro series about?

Written by the famous Boston writer and screenwriter Dennis Lehane, this detective series features Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

Tough and flawed private investigators from the blue-collar streets of Dorchester, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro work together to find the truth, which isn’t just a dirty business in Boston, it’s also a deadly one. They try to right wrongs because it’s about justice for them.

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Sunny Randall Books in Order

Sunny Randall Books in Order: How to read Robert B. Parker’s Series?

By the author of the Spenser series.

What is the Sunny Randall about?

Like the most famous Robert B. Parker’s series, Spenser, the Sunny Randall one is about a private eye in Boston, Massachusetts.

Before becoming a P.I., Sunny Randall was a former cop. She’s also a college graduate, an aspiring painter, a divorcée, and the owner of a miniature bull terrier named Rosie.

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Gossip Girl Books in Order: How to read Cecily von Ziegesar’s series?

Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.

What is Gossip Girl about?

Written (in part) by american author Cecily von Ziegesar, Gossip Girl follows the privileged socialite teenagers at the Constance Billard School for Girls, an elite private school in New York City’s Upper East Side. The story focused on best friends Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen, their lives being chronicled by the eponymous gossip blogger.

Following Gossip Girl’s success, a follow-up series and a spin-off have been written by other writers. Books nine, ten and eleven of the main series were also ghostwritten. It has also inspired a manga, the original hit CW show and the new series coming to HBO Max’s Spring 2020.

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Dandy Gilver Books in Order

Dandy Gilver Books in Order: How to read Catriona McPherson’s series?

Murder mysteries in the 1920s!

What is the Dandy Gilver series about?

Set in Scotland in an era beginning shortly after World War I, this Dandy Gilver series is a historical mystery series written by Catriona McPherson.

Dandy Gilver is rich, but bored. To try to change that by doing some snooping. Soon she become a private investigator and is joined in her detecting activities by her friend Alec Osborne in this cozy mystery series taking us from the 1920s to the end of the 1930s.

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