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Peter Ash Books in Order

Peter Ash Books in Order: How to read Nick Petrie’s Series?

If you like Jack Reacher, the Peter Ash series is for you.

Who is Peter Ash?

Written by Nick Petrie, this explosive thriller series resolves around a new action hero, war veteran Peter Ash.

When Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he needed to deal with what he calls his “white static,” the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. He couldn’t stay away forever and, when he returned to civilization, he ended up in a lot of unwanted problems to deal with in an explosive way.

Kate Brannigan Books in Order

Kate Brannigan Books in Order: How to read Val McDermid’’s series?

By the author of the Tony Hill & Carol Jordan series.

Who is Kate Brannigan?

Written by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid, this thriller series is about private investigator Kate Brannigan in Manchester, England.

Kate Brannigan is a Thai boxing, rock-and-roll female private detective. She works as a junior partner in the private consulting firm named Mortensen & Brannigan. The firm deals with crimes related to security systems and computer frauds.

Naomi Blake Books in Order

Naomi Blake Books in Order: How to read Jane A. Adams’s series?

Not the British sculptor, but the blind investigator.

Who is Naomi Blake?

The Noami Blake series is a mystery series from British psychological thrillers writer Jane Adams.

The story resolves around the investigations led by Noami Blake who was blinded in an accident and she now is a reluctant ex-policewoman. That doesn’t stop her from working cases with DI Alec Friedman.

Gourmet Detective Books in Order

Gourmet Detective Books in Order: How to read Peter King’s Series?

Diner with a side of murder.

What is the Gourmet Detective about?

Written by Peter King, the Gourmet Detective book series is also a Hallmark TV show about a Chef who’s also a detective.

As the official description tells it: They call him the gourmet detective; the only thing sharper than his mind is his palate. When chefs need a rare ingredient, an ancient wine, or simply a new idea to gain that extra Michelin-star boost, they come to the detective’s cozy London office and plead for his help. For top-notch cooking, he is always happy to lend his taste buds to the cause.

Dean Koontz Frankenstein Books in Order

Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Books in Order: How to read Dean Koontz’s thriller series?

By the man behind Odd Thomas, Jane Hawk and Nameless.

What is Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Books about?

Presented as a sort of modern updating and sequel to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (though on a superficial level), the Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series take places in present-day New Orleans.

Victor Frankenstein is still alive, going by another name, and continuing is works. Now, he creates a series of artificial life forms from the ground up, no longer using actual human body parts. Opposed to his activities are his original monster, known as Deucalion and a pair of homicide detectives.

Sisterhood Books in Order Fern Michaels

The Sisterhood Books in Order: How to read Fern Michaels’s series?

Vengeance is a Sisterhood affair.

What is the Sisterhood series about?

Written by the prolific American author Fern Michaels, the Sisterhood series is about friendship and justice, but not the conventional one.

In fact, the Sisterhood is a group of women from all walks of life bound by a quest for justice. Using their own resources, expertise, and a network of allies around the globe, the members of the Sisterhood work to make every wrong right, especially when the victims are women.

Mrs Murphy Books in Order

Mrs. Murphy Books in Order: How to read Rita Mae Brown’s series?

The Feline Detective…

Who is Mrs. Murphy?

A detective series with a twist, The Mrs. Murphy Mysteries are written by American writer Rita Mae Brown with the help of “Sneaky Pie Brown,” her cat.

The story takes us to Crozet, Virginia, where Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is the thirty-something post-mistress. She catches killers with the help of her irrepressible crime-solving tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy. Well, it really more Mrs. Murphy who solves murder mysteries, utilizing her feline genius and the help of her favorite human, and her friends, fat-cat Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker. Together, they uncover clues and take down cold-blooded killers.

Bailey Ruth Books in Order

Bailey Ruth Raeburn Books in Order: How to read Carolyn G. Hart’s Series?

By the author of the Death on Demand series.

Who is Bailey Ruth?

Written by American mystery author Carolyn G. Hart, the Bailey Ruth Raeburn is a cozy mystery series with a supernatural twist.

For Bailey Ruth Raeburn, dying was not the end. In fact, she will continue her sleuthing for eternity, joining the ranks of Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions. As a ghost, she uses her unique advantages to help those in need, solving mysteries.

Brother Cadfael Books in Order

Brother Cadfael Books in Order: How to read Ellis Peters’s Series?

For those who like Medieval Murder Mysteries, like Sister Fidelma.

Who is Brother Cadfael?

Written by Edith Mary Pargeter, using the pseudonym Ellis Peters, this classic series is about Monk who aids the law with solving murders during the Anarchy in England.

Set in the 12th century, the novels focus on a Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in western England. Even if Brother Cadfael spends much of his time tending the herbs and vegetables in the garden, he is the monk to look for when there’s a murder to investigate.

Aurora Teagarden Books in Order

Aurora Teagarden Books in Order: How to read Charlaine Harris’s series?

By the author of the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series.

Who is Aurora Teagarden?

Written by American author Charlaine Harris (and seen on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel), the Aurora Teagarden series is a mystery series about a librarian who loves true crime stories and solving real crimes.

The story resolves around Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a librarian and membre of the Real Murders Club, a group of 12 enthusiasts who study famous baffling or unsolved crimes in the town of Lawrenceton, Georgia.

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