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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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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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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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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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The Coroner Jenny Cooper Books in Order

The Coroner Books in Order: How to read M. R. Hall’s Jenny Cooper series?

The books behind the TV show.

What is The Coroner series about?

Written by British screenwriter and novelist Matthew Hall (also credited as M. R. Hall), the creator of BBC One’s Keeping Faith, The Coroner is a crime series which has been adapted for television by CBC.

The story centers on recently divorced Jenny Cooper who is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner when the series began. She used to be a family lawyer, then she decided to change career in hope of calm, but her investigations don’t bring that, at all.

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dean koontz Nameless Books in Order

Nameless Books in Order: How to read Dean Koontz’s Series?

By the author of the Odd Thomas series and the Jane Hawk series.

What is the Nameless series about?

From bestselling author Dean Koontz, Nameless is a series of short thrillers, collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad.

Here is the official story synopsis: If our memories make us who we are, who is a man without any? Nameless has only a gun, missions from a shadowy agency, and one dead aim: dispense justice when the law fails. As he moves from town to town, driven by splintered visions of the past and future, he’s headed toward the ultimate confrontation.

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Laura Childs’ Tea Shop Mysteries in Order: How to read the investigations of Theodosia Browning?

By the author of the Scrapbooking Mystery series.

What are Laura Childs’ Tea Shop Mysteries about?

Need some cozy mysteries for tea time? Written by Laura Childs, this series mixes the pleasure of drinking a good tea (and eating scones) with amateur sleuthing.

The Tea Shop Mysteries are about Theodosia Browning (aka Theo), the owner of Charleston’s Indigo Tea Shop. Loved for her blend of delicious tea tastings and Southern hospitality, Theo can’t seem to do the catering at a social event without stumbling on a corpse! After serving tea, she naturally solves murder mysteries.

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Wine Country Mysteries in Order

Wine Country Mysteries in Order: How to read Ellen Crosby’s Series?

Murder in the Wine Country.

What are the Wine Country Mysteries about?

From mystery author Ellen Crosby, the Wine Country series takes us in a vineyard where murder is best serve with a good red.

This is the story of Lucie Montgomery who, at the beginning of the series, must solve a murder in order to save the family’s five-hundred-acre Virginia vineyard. After that, murder and wine seem to meet in Lucie’s life, it may be the secret of her success.

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