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Sano Ichiro Books in Order

Sano Ichiro Books in Order: How to read Laura Joh Rowland’s series?

Murder in the late days of feudal Japan.

What is the Sano Ichiro series about?

Written by Laura Joh Rowland, the Sano Ichiro series is a historical mystery series that bring us in the late days of feudal Japan, mostly in Edo during the late 17th century.

The story resolves around Sano Ichiro, a samurai and private investigator for the shogun—aka the Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People. Sometimes with the help of Reiko, Sano must often risk everything to bring to justice to the murdered in complex political situations.

The Westcott Series in Order

The Westcott Series in Order: How to read Mary Balogh’s books?

A little bit of romance during the British Regency era.

What is The Westcott Series about?

Written by prolific Welsh-Canadian novelist Mary Balogh, The Westcott Series is a historical romance series.

Set during the British Regency era, the series takes us in the lives of the Westcott family. Everything starts when Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, died. He leaves behind a fortune and a scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives of his family.

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Sister Fidelma Books in Order

Sister Fidelma Books in Order: How to read Peter Tremayne’s series?

For those who like Medieval Murder Mysteries, but not with Brother Cadfael.

What is the Sister Fidelma series about?

Written by Peter Tremayne (pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis), The Sister Fidelma series is a historical mystery series taking us back to the 7th century.

Sister Fidelma is an Eognacht princess and sister to the king of Cashel, a religieuse of the Celtic Church and an advocate of the Brehornn court. With the help of her partner Brother Eadulf, a Saxon monk, she solves crime, mainly in Ireland.

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

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has a coroner now…

Who is Dr. Siri Paiboun?

Written by English/Australian author Colin Cotterill, this mystery series takes us back in 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 national coroner anyway. Worse, his lab is underfunded, his boss is incompetent, and his support staff is quirky. But that will not stop him from doing his work and catch killers.

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Night Soldiers Books in Order

Night Soldiers Books in Order: How to read Alan Furst’s series?

Spying in the Nazi era…

What is the Night Soldiers series about?

Written by American author Alan Furst, the Night Soldiers novels are espionage thrillers tanking place Europe, starting in the 1930s and through World War II.

Those are realistic stories of (mostly) reluctant heroes in wartime, an exploration of the multiple resistance movements all over Europe, from occupied Paris to London, from the front to the well-organized Communist underground.

Kendra Donovan Books in Order:

Kendra Donovan Books in Order: How to read Julie McElwain’s series?

What an FBI agent does in the 19th century? She solves old-timey crimes!

Who is Kendra Donovan?

Written by American writer Julie McElwain, the Kendra Donovan series is a mystery series mixed with time travel and historical adventures.

Rising star at the FBI, Kendra Donovan is on the way to the top when a disastrous raid leads her on a path to vengeance, in England. But while trying to escape into a stairwell, she stumbles into another time. Now she’s stuck in 1815 where she’s using her 21st century knowledge to get out complicated situations. All she needs is a plan to return home.

SPQR Books in Order

SPQR Books in Order: How to read John Maddox Roberts’ series?

Murder in ancient Rome…

What is the SPQR series about?

Collection of historical mystery stories written by John Maddox Roberts, the SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus) series is set in the time of the Roman Republic.

Told by Senator Decius Caecilius Metellus, an investigator determined to uncover the corruption running rampant in the highest levels of the Roman Republic government, the stories are about conspiracies and murder mysteries taking place from 70 BC to 20 BC.

Veronica Speedwell Books in Order

Veronica Speedwell Books in Order: How to read Deanna Raybourn’s series?

By The Writer of The Lady Julia Grey series.

Who is Veronica Speedwell?

Written by American author of historical fiction and historical mysteries Deanna Raybourn, the Veronica Speedweel series, like her Lady Julia Grey series, takes us back to the Victorian era in England.

It follows the intrepid adventuress and sleuth Veronica Speedwell. She’s a natural historian with a specialty in lepidoptery which makes her a butterfly hunter and world traveler who is always up for adventure.

Ursula Blanchard Books in Order

Ursula Blanchard Books in Order: How to read Fiona Buckley’s series?

Another Royal Spy series.

who is Ursula Blanchard?

Historical fiction set in the reign of Elizabeth I of England, the Ursula Blanchard series is written by British author Valerie Anand under the pen name Fiona Buckley.

Ursula Faldene Blanchard de la Roche Stannard is the illegitimate half sister to Queen Elizabeth I, a twenty-seven-year-old Lady of the Presence Chamber and sometime spy on the Queen’s behalf.

DI Tom Harper Books in Order

DI Tom Harper Books in Order: How to read Chris Nickson’s series?

A Victorian police procedural.

Who is DI Tom Harper?

Taking place at the end of the Victorian era, this historical mystery series about the investigations of a Detective Inspector is written by British novelist Chris Nickson.

More precisely, the stories focus on the work of DI Tom Harper—and his team—who mostly lead complex investigations in murder cases around Leeds, England, during the 1890s.

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