Mrs. Jeffries Books in Order: How to read Emily Brightwell’s Series?

Mrs. Jeffries Books in Order: How to read Emily Brightwell’s Series?

Mrs. Jeffries is the main protagonist of the Victorian murder mystery series written by American writer “Emily Brightwell” that started in 1993. Working as Inspector Witherspoon’s housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries is the widow of a Yorkshire policeman who keeps things running. Also, she knows how to help the mild-mannered Witherspoon, one investigation after the other. In…

Aztec Books in Order: how to read Gary Jennings’ series?

Aztec Books in Order: how to read Gary Jennings’ series?

From the peak and feather-banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernán Cortás and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire, the Aztec series tells the fascinating history of Mexico. This series has been described as a generally accurate portrayal of the events surrounding a number of actual…

Roma Sub Rosa Books in Order: How to read Steven Saylor’s Series?

Roma Sub Rosa Books in Order: How to read Steven Saylor’s Series?

Written by American author Steven Saylor, Roma Sub Rosa is a series historical mystery novels set in ancient Rome during the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire periods. The series follows the adventures of Gordianus the Finder, a private investigator (or “informer”) who solves crimes and uncovers mysteries in the bustling and often treacherous…

Young Sherlock Holmes Books in  Order: How to read Andrew Lane’s series?

Young Sherlock Holmes Books in Order: How to read Andrew Lane’s series?

Written by Andrew Lane, the Young Sherlock Holmes series tells the adventures of a teenage Sherlock Holmes before he became the renowned detective of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. Set in Victorian England during the 1860s, the series follows a young Sherlock Holmes as he navigates through his adolescence and hones his investigative skills, learning…

Rachel Hore Books In Order (One Moonlit Night, A Beautiful Spy)

Rachel Hore Books In Order (One Moonlit Night, A Beautiful Spy)

Rachel Hore is a British fiction writer who used to work at HarperCollins before moving to Norfolk with her husband–author D. J. Taylor–and children in 2001. That’s when she started her writing career. First, she worked on a short story that kept on growing until it became her first novel, The Dream House, published in…

Lucinda Riley Books in Order (The Seven Sisters Series)

Lucinda Riley Books in Order (The Seven Sisters Series)

Born in Lisburn, Ireland, Lucinda Riley (1966-2021) – also known as Lucinda Edmonds – was, before becoming a popular author, an actress. At 14, she moved to London to a specialist drama and ballet school. At 16, she got a leading role in a BBC television series called ‘The Story of the Treasure Seekers’. She…

Frey and McGray Books In Order: How to Read Oscar de Muriel’s series?

Frey and McGray Books In Order: How to Read Oscar de Muriel’s series?

Coming from Mexican-born Oscar de Muriel, a chemist, translator, and violinist who now lives and works in Manchester, the Frey and McGray series is a mystery series set in Edinburgh. The story takes place during the Victorian era, around the end of the 1880s, and follows the investigations of legendary detective “Nine-Nails” McGray and disgraced…

Edward Rutherfurd Books in Order (author of Sarum, The Dublin Saga, China)

Edward Rutherfurd Books in Order (author of Sarum, The Dublin Saga, China)

Born Francis Edward Wintle in Salisbury, England in 1948, Edward Rutherfurd is a writer of epic historical novels. In his books, he chronicles the history of a place through the lens of four to six fictional families. Edward Rutherfurd didn’t immediately become a writer. After graduating, he worked in political research, bookselling, and publishing. He…

Dr. Siri Paiboun Books in Order: How to read Colin Cotterill’s series?

Dr. Siri Paiboun Books in Order: How to read Colin Cotterill’s series?

Written by English/Australian author Colin Cotterill, this mystery series takes us back to the 1970s in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The story resolves around seventy-two-year-old Dr. Siri Paiboun, one of the last doctors left in Laos after the Communist takeover. He is untrained for the job but has been drafted to be a national…

Simon Beaufort Books in Order: Sir Geoffrey Mappestone series and Other mysteries

Simon Beaufort Books in Order: Sir Geoffrey Mappestone series and Other mysteries

Simon Beaufort is the joint pen name of married couple Susanna Gregory and Beau Riffenburgh. Susanna Gregory is also a pseudonym for Elizabeth Cruwys, who was for a short time a police officer in Yorkshire before earning her PhD at the University of Cambridge and becoming a Research Fellow at the Scott Polar Research Institute….

Charles Todd Books in Order (Ian Rutledge, Bess Crawford)

Charles Todd Books in Order (Ian Rutledge, Bess Crawford)

Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd, a mother-and-son writing team. They published together more than 40 books, all of them set in rural England just after World War I, and received the Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha, and Barry awards. Charles and Caroline Todd traveled every year…

Hugh Corbett Books in Order: How to read Paul Doherty’s Series?

Hugh Corbett Books in Order: How to read Paul Doherty’s Series?

Written by English author and historian Paul C. Doherty, this murder mystery series is set during the 13th-century reign of Edward I of England. Launched in 1986 with the novel Satan in St Mary’s, this series tells the story of Hugh Corbett, the chancellor of England’s faithful clerk, as he investigates threats to the King…