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Yorkshire Murder Mysteries Books In Order

Yorkshire Murder Mysteries Books In Order: How to read J.R. Ellis’s DCI Jim Oldroyd series?

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DCI Jim Oldroyd is on the case.

What are the Yorkshire Murder Mysteries about?

J.R. Ellis is a British author who lived in Yorkshire for most of his life, and after he retired from a teaching career, he started writing murder mysteries set in the varied landscapes and communities of the county.

More precisely, The Yorkshire Murder Mysteries follows the murder investigations led by DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London.

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Janet Evanovich Books In Order

Janet Evanovich Books In Order (Stephanie Plum, Fox & O’Hare, Barnaby and Hooker, Full…)

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All of the Books!

Who is Janet Evanovich?

Janet Evanovich is an American writer who started her career in the short contemporary romance novel section under the pen name Steffie Hall, but she is now famous for writing mysteries—also contemporary.

In fact, Janet Evanovich is the author of the best-selling series featuring Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter played by Katherine Heigl in the movie adaptation, but she also writes The Fox and O’Hare Series about an improbable duo of crime fighters. She doesn’t stop there, and here is a guide to all of her series, big and small.

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Culver Valley Crime Books in Order

Culver Valley Crime Books in Order: How to read Sophie Hannah’s series?

  • Carole 

A Zailer & Waterhouse Mystery series.

What is Culver Valley Crime about?

The Culver Valley Crime series has several names. It’s also called the Spilling CID series, The Zailer and Waterhouse Mystery series, or yet the Simon & Charlie series.

Whatever the name you prefer, these psychological crime novels follow Simon Waterhouse, a detective constable, and Charlie (Charlotte) Zailer, a detective sergeant, in rural England. Two of them, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television, with Olivia Colman and Darren Boyd, in a series called Case Sensitive.

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John Connolly Books in Order

John Connolly Books in Order (Charlie Parker, Samuel Johnson)

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All of the Books!

Who is John Connolly?

Ex-freelance journalist, John Connolly is now an Irish author who is known for writing supernatural crime thrillers, young adult fantasy, and science-fiction series. 

Connolly is mostly known for his series of novels starring the anti-hero private detective Charlie Parker, a former police officer hunting the killer of his wife and daughter. Since 2009, he also writes books for younger readers with the Samuel Johnson Vs. The Darkness series and The Chronicles of the Invaders trilogy.

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Nicci French Books in Order

Nicci French Books in Order (Frieda Klein, The Lying Room, The Unheard…)

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All of the books!

Who is Nicci French?

British author Nicci French is not one person, but a couple. It is the pseudonym of husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Together, they write psychological thrillers like the Frieda Klein series.

They started writing a decade before psychotherapist Frieda Klein started to work with the police to solve cases. In fact, most of Nicci French bibliography is made of standalone novels. Also this article is about Nicci Gerrard and Sean French’s work as “Nicci French,” but they also write books separately.

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Bradecote and Catchpoll Investigation Books in Order

Bradecote and Catchpoll Investigation Books in Order: How to read Sarah Hawkswood’s series?

For fans of Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael series.

What is the Bradecote and Catchpoll Investigation series about?

Coming from British author Sarah Hawkswood, The Bradecote and Catchpoll series takes us back in medieval times for some murder mysteries.

Set in Worcestershire during the Anarchy of King Stephen’s reign, the series follows the investigations of Hugh Bradecote, a vassal lord of the Sheriff, William de Beauchamp, and the Sheriff’s Serjeant, the wily Catchpoll. Catchpoll knows nearly all the low life of Worcester, and works on the principle that outside of thefts for survival and crimes of passion, criminals are mean bastards, and the way to keep crime under control is to prove you are a meaner bastard than they are. He is observant, can think clearly, and is, above all, pragmatic.

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Greg Iles Books in Order

Greg Iles Books in Order (Penn Cage)

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All of the books!

Who is Penn Cage?

After being the guitarist, singer, and songwriter in the band Frankly Scarlet, Greg Iles started to explore a new direction, becoming a writer. He published his first book, a thriller, in 1993.

Living in Natchez, Mississippi, he set the action of this crime series named after his main protagonist Penn Cage there. Cage is popular, but unlike other authors, Iles didn’t dedicate himself to only one character. He wrote a lot of standalone novels (mostly set in Mississippi) and even work on the movie adaptation of one of them (24 Hours became Trapped with Charlize Theron).

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Rhona Macleod Books in Order

Rhona MacLeod Books in Order: How to read Lin Anderson’s series?

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Another Scottish crime series for those who want more after Inspector Rebus.

Who is Rhona MacLeod?

Coming from bestselling Scottish author Lin Anderson, the Rhona MacLeod series is a collection of crime thriller novels.

Set in Glasgow, the series follows the investigations of forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod, a woman of our time inspired by a former pupil of Lin Anderson who became a forensic scientist for the Met in London. 

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