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Jefferson Bass Books in Order

Jefferson Bass Books in Order (Body Farm)

  • Carole 

All of Jefferson Bass’ Books!

Who is Jefferson Bass?

Jefferson Bass is the pen name of Dr. William Bass and Jon Jefferson. Together, they created the Body Farm book series and wrote three non-fiction books.

William M. Bass is a famous American forensic anthropologist, best known for his research on human osteology and human decomposition. Because there was no study of human decomposition since the 13th century, he founded the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, more popularly known as “The Body Farm”, the name given by crime author Patricia Cornwell in her book of the same name. Bass himself also named it the “Death’s Acre”.

In the early 2000s, Bass began his partnership with Jon Jefferson, a journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. They met when Jefferson was filming a documentary at the Facility for the National Geography and Bass asked for his help to write a memoir.

Following the success of the memoir, Jefferson was inspired to create a collaborative crime-fiction series. The Body Farm book series follows Dr. William Brockton, a sort of fictional version of Dr. Bass, founder of the Body Farm who works as a researcher but also has to deal with the legal system.

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Logan McRae Books in Order

Logan McRae Books in Order: How to read Stuart MacBride’s series?

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Murder in the “Granite City.” 

Who is Logan McRae?

Published in the UK since 2005, The Logan McRae series is written by the Scottish writer Stuart MacBride, also known for his Oldcastle novels.

These crime thrillers sometimes described as “Tartan Noir” are set in the “Granite City” of Aberdeen and follow the murder investigations led by Detective Sergeant Logan McRae and his team—and sometimes with DS Roberta Steel who got her own spin-off stories.

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Wilbur Smith Books in Order

Wilbur Smith Books in Order (Courtney, Ballantyne & Ancient Egypt series)

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All of Wilbur Smith’s Books!

Who is Wilbur Smith?

Wilbur Addison Smith is a Zambian-born South African author famous for his best-selling historical novels. This accountant by training became a full-time writer after he gained a film contract with his first published novel.

This was in 1964. Since then, Wilbur Smith published more than 50 books. Most of them are parts of its successful series: The Courtney series, The Ballantyne series, and The Ancient Egypt series. We already covered these series individually, but Wilbur Smith wrote more books that we will list in this article before talking about a full chronological order of his work.

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Giordano Bruno books in Order

S. J. Parris books in Order (the Giordano Bruno series)

  • Fabien 

All of the books!

Who is S. J. Parris?

S. J. Parris is the pseudonym used by British critic and feature writer Stephanie Merritt, the author of the Giordano Bruno series, a historical thriller series for those who like the Matthew Shardlake series.

In addition to writing novels, Stephanie Merritt currently writes for The Observer and The Guardian. She started the Giordano Bruno series in 2010, but was already a published author before that. In fact, Gaveston (2002) is her first novel.

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Spirit Animals Books in Order: How to read the Scholastic’s series?

  • Carole 

Four young heroes and their spirit animals must band together on a quest to save their world.

What is Spirit Animals about?

Launched by Brandon Mull (writer of the Fablehaven series), Spirit Animals is a  multi-platform series and children series published by Scholastic. Right now, it consists of 19 books: two main series and four special editions. Each book in the series includes a code that unlocks gameplay on spiritanimals.com.

It centers on the fantasy world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal. This rare bond can unlock incredible power. A dark force has risen from the past, and now the fate of Erdas depends on four brave kids . . .

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Jack Sheffield Books in Order

Jack Sheffield Books in Order (the Teacher series)

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The life of a teacher.

Who is Jack Sheffield?

British author (born Jack Linley), Jack Sheffield is writing a series of novels about…”Jack Sheffield,” the headmaster of a school in a fictional Yorkshire village. The stories inspired by his own experiences are set from the late 1970s to the early 1980s and attempt to portray life in Yorkshire as it was at that time.

He also takes us back in 1952 to talk about Lily, in Ragley (another Yorkshire village), as she began her first year as a teacher at the village school. 

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Brandon Mull Books in Order

Brandon Mull Books in Order (Fablehaven, Dragonwatch, Beyonders, Five Kingdoms, Candy Shop War)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Brandon Mull?

Brandon Mull is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. Born in 1974, he did several jobs before becoming a full-time writer: he worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker.

Mull dreamed of becoming a fantasy writer after reading The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. He worked on his first novel after graduating from Brigham Young University in 2000, but it was rejected by many agents and publishers. If this novel didn’t find an editor, Shadow Mountain Publishing saw potential and asked Mull to write something else. He wrote Fablehaven, which would become a success and the first in a five-book series and a sequel series.

Brandon Mull lives in Utah with his four children and a dog named Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Owen Archer Books in Order

Owen Archer Books in Order: How to read Candace Robb’s series?

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For the fans of Ellis Peters, SJ Parris and Bernard Cornwell.

Who is Owen Archer?

Coming from American historical novelist Candace Robb, The Owen Archer series is about a crime solving ex-soldier in medieval England.

The story began in  the year of our Lord 1363 and follows one-eyed spy Owen Archer, a disillusioned soldier keen to make a fresh start, as he works for the archbishop Thoresby to solve murder mysteries.

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