Historical novel

Jessica Ellicott Books in Order

Jessica Ellicott Books in Order (Beryl and Edwina Mysteries, Sugar Grove Mysteries…)

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All of the books?

Who is Jessica Ellicott?

Jessica Ellicott is a pseudonym used by Jessie Crockett (she also uses “Jessica Estevao”) who is a cozy Mystery writer from New England with a passion for historical fiction and all things British.

Ellicott most popular series are “The Beryl and Edwina Mysteries” and “The Sugar Grove Mysteries”. She’s about to launch a new one, the WPC Billie Harkness Mysteries, a brand-new WWII historical mystery series about a female police officer who risks her life to protect the home front in the British coastal city of Hull. 

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Jodi Taylor Books in Order

Jodi Taylor Books in Order (Just One Damned Thing After Another, Saving Time)

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Who is Jodi Taylor?

Jodi Taylor is an English writer of fantasy-historical and romance novels, known for The Chronicles of St Mary’s series, about a group of historians who investigate major historical events.

Jodi Taylor worked for almost 20 years for North Yorkshire County Council, occupying different positions like Facilities Manager for the Library Service. She self-published her first book, Just One Damned Thing After Another, which was then picked up by Accent Press. Soon after that, the book made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Since then, Jodi Taylor hasn’t stopped writing and publishing new books, with historians or not.

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Philip Kerr Books in Order

Philip Kerr Books in Order (Bernie Gunther, Metropolis, Hitler’s Peace)

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All of the Philip Kerr’s Books!

Who is Philip Kerr?

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1956, Philip Ballantyne Kerr began his literary career when he was just twelve years old, as a self-published writer: Bernie was writing pornographic stories and sold them to classmates. He studied at the University of Birmingham and worked as an advertising copywriter before becoming a full-time writer.

Kerr is best known for his Bernie Gunther series, historical thrillers set in Germany during the 1930s, the Second World War and the Cold War. He also wrote several children’s books under the pen name P.B. Kerr, including the Children of the Lamp series. He was married to fellow novelist Jane Thynne, and had three children, before his death from cancer on 23 March 2018. He was 62.

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Santa Montefiore books in order

Santa Montefiore Books in Order (The Deverill Chronicles, Royal Rabbit, A Timeless Love)

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All of the Books!

Who is Santa Montefiore?

Born in 1970, Santa Montefiore (née Palmer-Tomkinson) is the daughter of Charles Palmer-Tomkinson, formerly High Sheriff of Hampshire, and Patricia Palmer-Tomkinson (née Dawson), of Anglo-Argentine background. She grew up on a farm in Hampshire and was educated at Sherborne School for Girls. 

Santa Montefiore has always wanted to be a writer. Before publishing books, she worked in public relations, but also as a shop assistant. She sent her first book under a nom de plume to distance herself from her sister, socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, and her writing career was officially launched in 2001 with the publication of  Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree. Since then, she has published at least one book a year.

Santa Montefiore is married to writer and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, in which she has two children. Together, they have co-written the children’s books The Royal Rabbits of London.

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Murdoch Mysteries Books In Order

Murdoch Mysteries Books In Order: How to read Maureen Jennings’s series?

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The books behind the Canadian TV show.

What are The Murdoch Mysteries about?

Coming from British Canadian writer Maureen Jennings, The Murdoch Mysteries is a historical crime series inspired by John Wilson Murray—who was appointed as Ontario’s first government detective in 1875.

The series focuses on Detective William Murdoch, a man of strong principles, who uses his unique abilities to solve crimes, sometimes using advanced science for his time. With the help of Constable George Crabtree, Murdoch investigates murder mysteries at the end of the 1890s.

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Alan Furst Books in order

Alan Furst Books in Order (Night Soldiers, Spies of the Balkans, Dark Star)

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All of Alan Furst’s Books!

Who is Alan Furst?

Alan Furst is an American author of historical spy novels, born in New York in 1941. A graduate from Oberlin College in 1960 and from Penn State in 1967, Furst worked in advertising and wrote magazines articles before becoming a full-time writer.

His first published books didn’t really spark a big interest among readers, achieving a limited success. He really strike a chord with the reader with Night Soldiers in 1988, which led to a succession of related titles. He is noted for his successful evocations of Eastern European peoples and places during the period from 1933 to 1944.

Alan Furst lives now in Long Island, but he lived a number of years in France before that, first in Sommières (South of France), then in Paris.

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Conn Iggulden Books in Order

Conn Iggulden Books in Order (Emperor series, Wars of the Roses, Dangerous books)

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All of the Books!

Who is Conn Iggulden?

Born in 1971, Conn Iggulden is a British author specialized in historical fiction. He first worked as an English teacher before leaving his position to write his debut novel, The Gates of Rome, the first in a five-part series entitled Emperor and centred around Julius Caesar, from childhood to his death.

Iggulden became a famous historical fiction writer, and is the first person to top the UK fiction and non fiction charts at the same time in 2007. After Julius Caesar, the writer turns his interests towards the life of Mongol warlords Genghis, Ogedai and Kublai Khan, explored in the Conqueror series. He also wrote about the Wars of the Roses, St. Dunstan or Prince Cyrus.

In parallel to his historical novels, he co-wrote with his brother The Dangerous Book for Boys series, a guidebook for children which has also been turned into a six-part television series by Amazon Prime Video.

Conn Iggulden is married and lives with his wife and four children in Hertfordshire, England.

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Jessica Fellowes Books in Order

Jessica Fellowes Books in Order (Mitford Murders)

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All of Jessica Fellowes’ Mitford Murders Books!

Who is Jessica Fellowes?

English author and freelance journalist, Jessica Fellowes is known for writing the Mitford Murders series—her name may also sound familiar because she is the niece of Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey’s creator (she wrote the companion books to the TV series).

Golden Age mysteries set amid the lives of the glamorous Mitford sisters, the Mitford Murders series focuses on Louisa Cannon, chaperone and confidante to the girls and a former criminal, as she investigates murder mysteries (as you may have guessed).

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