Crime

Lisa Gardner Books in Order

Lisa Gardner Books in Order (D.D. Warren, Frankie Elkin, Quincy & Rainie)

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All of the Books!

Who is Lisa Gardner?

American novelist, Lisa Gardner has written more than twenty bestsellers in the suspense genre. She began her career writing romantic suspense under the pseudonym Alicia Scott before she found success with her thriller, The Perfect Husband, in 1997. 

Since then, Gardner has written multiple suspense series, most notably the D.D. Warren series and The FBI Profiler series (also known as the Quincy & Rainie series). Recently, she launched the Frankie Elkin series.

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Katie Maguire books in Order

Katie Maguire Books in Order: How to read Graham Masterton’s series?

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By the author of the Rook series.

Who is Katie Maguire?

Mostly known as a British horror author, Graham Masterton started to write crime novels while living in Cork, Ireland. That’s how the Katie Maguire series began.

The series is about Ireland’s first female detective Katie Maguire who’s following in her father’s footsteps as she leads murder investigations in and around the city of Cork.

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Inspector Frost R.D. Wingfield books in order

R.D. Wingfield books in order: How to read the Inspector Jack Frost series?

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A Touch of Frost.

Who is R.D. Wingfield?

Rodney David Wingfield was a prolific radio dramatist, writing crime and comedy scripts for BBC Radio 4, but he also became famous for his novels about Detective Inspector Jack Frost, who was later played by Sir David Jason in A Touch of Frost, the ITV series.

The crumpled, slapdash and foul-mouthed character first appeared in a radio play entitled Three Days of Frost which was inspired by the (not published at that time) novel “Frost at Christmas.” He then found his way to the bookstores and became a sensation.

After Wingfield’s death in 2007, prequel books approved by the author’s family started to be written.

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JD Kirk Books in Order DCI Logan

JD Kirk Books in Order: How to read the DCI Logan series?

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If you like a little Scottish Detective Mystery.

Who is JD Kirk?

JD Kirk is the pen name of Barry Hutchison, a children’s author (the Invisible Fiends series), screenwriter (Bottom Knocker Street), and director from Scotland.

Since 2019,  Hutchison has been releasing Scottish crime novels (as JD Kirk) about the investigations led by Detective Chief Inspector Jack Logan, a fast-paced series that combine dark humour with Tartan Noir.

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Sophie Hannah Books in Order

Sophie Hannah Books in Order (Hercule Poirot, The Couple at the Table, The Killings At Kingfisher Hill)

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All of Sophie Hannah’s Books!

Who is Sophie Hannah?

Born in 1971, Sophie Hannah is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction and a poet, daughter of the academic Norman Gerac and author Adèle Geras.

She published her first book of poems at 24 and since then, has released others collections of poetry, but Hannah is better known for her psychological crime novels featuring the characters Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer. Two of her novels have been adapted for television, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives.  She has also been chosen by the Agatha Christie‘s estate to write new Hercule Poirot’s stories since 2014.

In parallel, Hannah participated in the creation of a master’s degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge, for which she is the main teacher and course director.

She lives with her husband and two children in Cambridge.

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Jefferson Bass Books in Order

Jefferson Bass Books in Order (Body Farm)

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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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Giordano Bruno books in Order

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

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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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