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Shipyard Girls Books in Order

Shipyard Girls Books in Order: How to read Nancy Revell’s series?

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Life, love, and war…

What is the Shipyard Girls series about?

A former journalist who worked for all the national newspapers, Nancy Revell also wrote inspirational true-life stories for woman’s magazines. Now she’s still writing about women, but ones that are from the past.

The Shipyard Girls series is set in the North-East of England during World War II and follows the women who go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort.

The story mostly focuses on three women: Polly, Rosie, and Gloria. As the world war continues the shipyard girls face hardships at home, but work and friendship give them the strength to carry on.

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Liz Trenow Books in Order

Liz Trenow Books in Order (The Silk Weaver, The Forgotten Seamstress…)

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All of Liz Trenow’s books in order!

Who is Liz Trenow?

Liz Trenow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction.

She didn’t start her career writing fiction, but working as a journalist. She spent fifteen years working for regional and national newspapers, and BBC radio and television news, before turning her hand to fiction.

Liz Trenow has written wartime stories, but her personal history—her family in the silk weavers business for nearly three hundred years, and she grew up in the house next to the mill in Suffolk, England, which still operates today, weaving for top-end fashion houses and royal commissions—inspired different novels like The Last Telegram, The Silk Weaver…

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Thomas the Falconer books in order

Thomas the Falconer books in order, by John Pilkington

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Embark on a fascinating voyage through history and intrigue with Thomas the Falconer, a captivating series by John Pilkington that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

What are the Thomas the Falconer Mysteries about?

In the celebrated historical mystery series written by renowned British author John Pilkington, immerse yourself in the intriguing world of Thomas Finbow, a skilled falconer working for a wealthy Berkshire knight. This captivating series, which is set in the latter years of Queen Elizabeth’s rule, follows Thomas as he solves complex mysteries with the help of his keen eyes, reasoning skills, and unwavering dedication to justice and helping the oppressed.

Join Thomas on exciting journeys that take him from rich aristocratic halls to the busy streets of London, where danger and intrigue lie around every corner. The Thomas the Falconer series promises to keep readers on the edge of their seats with its captivating blend of intrigue, history, and deft detective work.

John Pilkington has written other compelling historical works in addition to this series, such as the riveting Will Revill thrillers and the Martin Marbeck series. Enter John Pilkington’s world of intriguing stories and historical riddles to witness his masterful storytelling.

With the Thomas the Falconer series, you may delve into a wealth of historical intrigue and discover more engrossing works by the renowned British author John Pilkington.

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Hilda Johansson Books in Order

Hilda Johansson Books in Order by Jeanne M. Dams

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By the author of the Dorothy Martin mysteries.

What is the Hilda Johansson series about?

Coming from the American author Jeane M. Dams, the Hilda Johansson series is a cozy historical murder mystery series.

The series is about young Hilda Johansson, a Swedish housemaid to the fabulously wealthy Studebaker family in South Bend, Indiana. Set at the beginning of the 20th century, the books mix history and murder mysteries as Hilda has to turn sleuth to uncover the truth but also has to deal with what it was to be an immigrant in America more than a century ago.

The series has been described as Downton Abbey with murder mysteries.

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Jack Blackjack Books in Order: How to read Michael Jecks’s series?

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Also known as A Bloody Mary Mystery series.

What is the Jack Blackjack series about?

Written by British author Michael Jecks (the Templar Series), the Jack Blackjack series is a historical murder mystery series set during the troubled reign of Queen Mary I, elder half-sister to the future Elizabeth I, (1553-1558).

The Bloody Mary series revolves around an amoral former cutpurse turned paid assassin named Jack Blackjack. He is a cowardly, lecherous, but likable amateur sleuth who’s never quite sure what’s going on as he jumps from one crisis to the next.

Despite that, he always manages to keep one step ahead of his many enemies, especially those who are trying to kill him.

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Jo Baker Books in Order

Jo Baker Books in Order (Longbourn, The Midnight News)

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All of Jo Baker’s books in order!

Who is Jo Baker?

Jo Baker is a British writer. She studied English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, before moving to Belfast to study for an MA in Irish literature at Queen’s University. There she completed a Ph.D. on the Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen.

That was during that time that she met playwright Daragh Carville who encouraged her to write and that is what she did. She then published her first book, Offcomer, in 2002. 

Since then, Jo Baker published 7 more books, including the popular Longbourn, an alternative view of the events in Jane Austen‘s novel Pride and Prejudice, telling the story from the perspective of the servants at Longbourn, the Bennet family home.

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Nicholas Shelby Books in Order

Nicholas Shelby Books in Order: How to read S.W. Perry’s Jackdaw Mysteries?

Also known as The Jackdaw Mysteries.

What is the Nicholas Shelby series about?

A former British journalist who changed career to become a pilot, S.W. Perry is now a writer, the author of historical crime series known as The Jackdaw Mysteries or the Nicholas Shelby series.

Set in Elizabethan London, it focuses on the idealistic physician named Nicholas Shelby and Bianca Merton, the mysterious mistress of the Jackdaw tavern, and a fellow healer. They first investigate murders but Shelby becames a reluctant spy working for the Queen’s spymaster Robert Cecil.

Murders, treason, and conspiracy theories, it’s a different life for Nicholas Shelby during a turbulent period.

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Blitz Detective Books in Order, the DI John Hago series by Mike Hollow

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A Wartime Murder Mystery.

What is the Blitz Detective series about?

After working for the BBC, then in communication, Mike Hollow became a freelance writer, editor, and creative project manager. But now, he is a full-time writer, chronicling the adventures of the Blitz Detective, a historical mystery series.

The story is set in the 1940s as Britain is hiding in the darkness of the blackout – until Hitler unleashes the terror of the Blitz. His bombs rain down, and the night skies of London are lit up by fires. They say you could read a newspaper by its light.

Life changes overnight – suddenly it seems there’s death around every corner. But murder is still murder – and bombs or no bombs, for Detective Inspector John Jago of the Metropolitan Police, the hunt for justice must go on.

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Cliffehaven Books in Order

Cliffehaven Books in Order, the Second World War saga by Ellie Dean

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Previously called the Beach View Boarding House series.

What is the Cliffehaven series about?

Coming from British-based Australian author Ellie Dean (a pseudonym used by Tamara McKinley), Cliffehaven is a wartime saga set in Beach View Boarding House on the South coast of England.

Presented as a heart-warming Second World War saga, Cliffhaven explores the lives of the women and the hardships suffered by families in the close-knit community of Cliffhaven as the conflict progresses, with a mix of drama and romance.

Almost every book in the series focuses on a different protagonist, but there are a lot of recurring characters.

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