Historical novel

Matthew Bartholomew Books in Order

Matthew Bartholomew Books in Order: How to read Susanna Gregory’s series?

  • Fabien 

In the vein of Ellis Peters’s Cadfael series.

Who is Matthew Bartholomew?

Coming from Cambridge academic who was previously a coroner’s officer Susanna Gregory (the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cruwys), this series is about Matthew Bartholomew who investigates murders in medieval time. 

Matthew Bartholomew is an unorthodox physician living in fourteenth-century Cambridge. He is a master at the College of Michaelhouse at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches medicine.

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Steve Berry Books in Order

Steve Berry Books in Order (Cotton Malone, Cassiopeia Vitt and Standalone novels)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Steve Berry?

Like John Grisham, Steve Berry was a southerner lawyer before becoming a writer. Though he wrote his first manuscript in 1990, his first one, the standalone novel The Amber Room, was published 12 years later.

Now, Steve Berry’s books have been translated into 41 languages and they appear in multiple bestseller lists. He wrote thriller books with a mix of history, as it is a subject passion for him and his wife and they created together the foundation History Matters, dedicated to historic preservation.

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The Ravenels Books in Order

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

  • Fabien 

By the author of The Hathaways Series.

What is the Ravenels series about?

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 is focusing 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 and sexy stories, set in beautiful locations.

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Daniel Pitt Books in Order by Anne Perry

Daniel Pitt Books in Order: How to read Anne Perry’s series?

  • Carole 

A spin-off of the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries.

Who is Daniel Pitt?

Thomas Pitt is a police inspector in Victorian London, married to Charlotte, a woman from an upper-class family who use her connections to the landed gentry and aristocracy to help her husband solve murder investigation. They are both the heroes of one of Anne Perry’s series, the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries.

Now, their son Daniel Pitt is also the hero of his own series. Daniel is not a detective like his father, but a reluctant lawyer in the 1910s who worked to prove his client’s innocence.

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Erast Fandorin Books in Order

Erast Fandorin Books in Order: How to read Boris Akunin’s series?

  • Carole 

The Russian Sherlock Holmes.

Who is Erast Fandorin?

Written by Boris Akunin, Erast Petrovich Fandorin is a 19th-century Russian hero of a series of Russian historical detective novels. Orphaned at the age of nineteen, he was left with only debts and had to abandon his education to enter the police force as a clerk. He is an inexperienced detective when we meets him, and will rises from the rank.

Described as a master of disguise, Fandorin has a small moustache, blue eyes and black hair. He is a gifted linguist, exceptionally lucky and can be quite popular with the opposite sex.

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Edward Rutherfurd Books in Order

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

All of the Books!

Who is Edward Rutherfurd?

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 trhough the lense of four to six fictional families.

Edward Rutherfurd didn’t become immediatly a writer. After graduating, he worked in political research, bookselling and publishing. He decided to abandon his career in 1983 to work on his first novel, Sarum, an instant international best-seller. His books have sold more than fifteen million copies and been translated into twenty languages.

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Elsie and Ethelred Books in Order

Elsie and Ethelred Books in Order: How to read L.C. Tyler’s series?

  • Fabien 

Also known as the “Herring Mysteries.”

Who are Elsie and Ethelred?

Written by British author L. C. Tyler, the Elsie and Ethelred series is a cozy mystery series about a duo of amateur detectives.

More precisely, the series is about Ethelred Tressider, a mid-list crime writer, and his indefatigable, deeply nosy, chocolate-chomping agent Elsie Thirkettle, as they tumble onto murder mysteries to solve.

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Lady Darby Mystery Books in Order

Lady Darby Mystery Books in Order: How to read Anna Lee Huber’s series?

  • Carole 

A gothic serie in 1830s Scotland.

Who is Lady Darby?

Written by American author Anna Lee Huber, the Lady Dabry Mysteries is a historical mystery series about Lady Kiera Darby, artistic sleuth who uses uses her talent for the macabre to bring murderers to justice in 1830s Scotland.

At the beginning of the series, Lady Darby is the widow of Sir Anthony Darby, a reknowned English anatomist awarded a baronetcy for service to the Crown as surgeon. She is a talented portraitist and used to serves as her late husband’s illustrator, for whom she sketched the cadavers he cut up for the book on anatomy he was writing. When a murder happens, her particular set of skills is put to use…Read More »Lady Darby Mystery Books in Order: How to read Anna Lee Huber’s series?