Andrea Penrose Books in Order (Lady Arianna Hadley, Wrexford & Sloane)

Andrea Penrose Books in Order (Lady Arianna Hadley, Wrexford & Sloane)

Andrea Penrose is an American author of historical mysteries set in Regency England. She began writing at age five, specifically, Western stories illustrated with drawings of horses and cowboys. She moved on to the Regency period after reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She has been fascinated by this time since then. She majored in…

Phryne Fisher Books in Order: How to read Kerry Greenwood’s series?

Phryne Fisher Books in Order: How to read Kerry Greenwood’s series?

Often called “Miss Fisher”, Phryne Fisher is the main character in Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s series, a private detective in the late 1920s. Phryne is a wealthy British aristocrat, but not your ordinary aristocrat of course, because she’s also a private detective. Now, she lives in St Kilda, Melbourne, where, with the assistance of her…

Susanna Kearsley Books in Order (The Firebird, The Vanished Days)

Susanna Kearsley Books in Order (The Firebird, The Vanished Days)

Canadian novelist, Susanna Kearsley used to work as a museum curator before making a name for herself as a writer – she also used the pen name Emma Cole to write thrillers. However, Susanna Kearsley is mostly known for writing historical fiction and mysteries and found her biggest success with The Winter Sea, The Firebird,…

Alan Lewrie Books in Order: How to read Dewey Lambdin’s series?

Alan Lewrie Books in Order: How to read Dewey Lambdin’s series?

Coming from Dewey Lambdin, Alan Lewrie is the fictional hero of a naval adventure series of novels published from 1989 to 2019. The series was not supposed to stop after 25 novels, but the death of Dewey Lambdin in 2021 changed that (no news for now about his 26th unfinished book). Alan Lewrie is the…

Marcus Didius Falco Books in Order: How to read Lindsey Davis’s series?

Marcus Didius Falco Books in Order: How to read Lindsey Davis’s series?

The fictional central character and narrator in the series of historical mystery crime novels by Lindsey Davis, Marcus Didius Falco is solving crimes in the Roman Empire under Vespasian. More precisely, Marcus Didius Falco is a private investigator (or an informer/imperial agent)… and an amateur poet. He is working in Rome’s empire during the first…

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

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

A 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…

Ian Ross Books in Order (Twilight of Empire, De Noton Trilogy)

Ian Ross Books in Order (Twilight of Empire, De Noton Trilogy)

Born in England, Ian James Ross studied painting before turning his attention to another art form. He has been writing historical fiction for over a decade. It was a year teaching English in Italy that led him to explore the ruins of the Roman Empire, and ultimately to write his six-book ‘Twilight of Empire’ series–set…

9 Mystery Book Series set in the World of Sherlock Holmes

9 Mystery Book Series set in the World of Sherlock Holmes

Certainly the most popular detective in the world, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is also the most influential. Being a public domain character for some time now, Holmes and his partner, John Watson, have been revisited by numerous authors, plunged into extraordinary mysteries, sometimes supernatural ones, and moved into all sorts of different settings,…

11 Book Series set in Ancient Rome

11 Book Series set in Ancient Rome

Spanning over a millennium, the Roman Empire’s saga is a fascinating blend of military might, political machinations, cultural achievements, and inevitable decline. No surprise these Historical times inspired writers to tell stories of all kinds. The following list of book series offers a diverse range of perspectives on Ancient Rome, exploring various aspects of its…

Lord John Grey Books in Order: How to read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander spin-off series?

Lord John Grey Books in Order: How to read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander spin-off series?

Also written by Diana Gabaldon, The Lord John Grey series is a mix of historical fiction spinning of the Outlander novels. In the beginning, Lord John Grey was a recurring secondary character, a young English soldier who became a Lord. Secretly homosexual, he lived a complex life full of adventures. His stories take place between…

The Ravenels Books in Order: How to read Lisa Kleypas’s series?

The Ravenels Books in Order: How to read Lisa Kleypas’s series?

Written by Miss Massachusetts (1985) turned best-selling author of historical and contemporary romance novels Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels is one of her historical romance series. Each book focuses on a different member of the aristocratic Ravenel family (like Devon, Helen, Kathleen, Pandora, Cassandra, Weston…), The Ravenels offers us romantic tales full of colorful characters, funny,…

Lady Hardcastle Books in Order: How to read T.E. Kinsey’s series?

Lady Hardcastle Books in Order: How to read T.E. Kinsey’s series?

Written by murder mystery writer Tim Kinsey, the Lady Hardcastle series takes us back to the start of the 20th century for some sleuthing. Born Emily Charlotte Ariadne Featherstonhaugh, Lady Emily Hardcastle is now an eccentric widow but mostly a retired spy turned amateur sleuth. With the help of Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante…