Historical novel

The Stephens & Mephisto novels/Brighton Mysteries Books in Order: How to read Elly Griffiths’s series?

  • Carole 

By the author of the Ruth Galloway Mystery Series.

What are the Brighton Mysteries about?

Written by british crime novelist Elly Griffiths, better known for her Ruth Galloway series, the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series is also sometimes called the Brighton Mysteries.

Set in post-war atmospheric Brighton, the book series follows Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto, who served together in World War II.They served together in a shadowy unit called the Magic Men, a special ops troop that used stage tricks to confound the enemy. Now they work together to solve mysteries.

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Lucinda Riley Books in Order

Lucinda Riley Books in Order (Seven Sisters, The Midnight Rose, The Butterfly Room)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Lucinda Riley?

Born on 1966, in Lisburn, Ireland, Lucinda Riley – also known as Lucinda Edmonds – was, before becoming a popular author, an actress. At 14, she moved to London to a specialist drama and ballet school.At 16, she got a leading role in a BBC television series called ‘The Story of the Treasure Seekers’. She worked at an actress during the next seven years, before being diagnosed with Epstein Barr virus at age 23.

She turned to writing and wrote her first book ‘Lovers and Players’. She is now a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and sold thirteen million copies worldwide.

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The Seven Sisters Books in Order

The Seven Sisters Books in Order: How to read Lucinda Riley’s series?

  • Carole 

Based on The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades.

What is The Seven Sisters series about?

Loosely based on the mythology of the star constellation known as the Pleiades, The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley follows seven sisters – Maia, Ally, Star, CeCe, Tiggy, Electra, and Merope – and begins as their adoptive father suddenly dies and leaves to each of them a clue to their past.

Each book is about one of the sisters as they are struggling to find their true identities, crossing timelines and exotic locales.

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Henry Johnstone Books in Order

Henry Johnstone Books in Order: How to read Jane A. Adams’s series?

  • Fabien 

By the author of the Naomi Blake series.

Who is Henry Johnstone?

The Henry Johnstone series is a historical mystery series from British psychological thrillers writer Jane Adams.

The story takes place in the 1920s and resolves around Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone, a specialist murder detective from London, as he leads investigation in different cities, always lending a hand to catch a killer in those difficult times.

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Ken Follett Books in Order

Ken Follett Books in Order (Kingsbridge, Apples Carstairs, Piers Roper…)

  • Carole 

All of the books!

Who is Ken Follett?

Born June 5, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Ken Follett is a Welsh writer of thrillers and historical novels. He began his career as a journalist for the Evening News, then left in favor of publishing. He began writing fiction as a hobby, and later, when he needed extra money to fix his car.

Ken Follett became an international best-seller author with the publication of Eye of the Needle and has now sold more than 160 million copies of his works. He has had a number of novels made into films and television mini serie– The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End being the most famous adaptations.

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Stefan Gillespie Books in Order

Stefan Gillespie Books in Order: How to read Michael Russell’s series?

  • Fabien 

Murder in Ireland in the 1930s.

Who is Stefan Gillespie?

Coming from English/Irish TV scriptwriter and crime novelist Michael Russell, the Stefan Gillespie series a historical crime fiction series.

Set in the 1930s, between the First and Second World Wars, the story resolves around a reluctant secret policeman named Stefan Gillespie. He is Irish, born to German parents, who invite us into a mix of criminal, historical and spy mysteries.

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Daisy Dalrymple Books in Order

Daisy Dalrymple Books in Order: How to read Carola Dunn’s series?

For the fan of british Cozy mysteries.

Who is Daisy Dalrymple?

From English-born American writer Carola Dunn, this series of cozy mysteries is taking us in England in the 1920s.

The stories focus on the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, a freelance writer working with Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard to solve murder cases. Even if Fletcher often tries to keep Daisy far away from the crime investigations (because his superiors at the Yard demand it), she always finds a way to join him for some crime solving.

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Nathan Heller Books in Order

Nathan Heller Books in Order: How to Read Max Allan Collins’s series?

  • Fabien 

By the writer of the Quarry series.

Who is Nathan Heller?

Published since 1983, the Nathan Heller series is a historical crime series written by American author Max Allan Collins published since 1982.

The story follows Nathan Heller, a Chicago private investigator (also known as the private eye to the stars) from the 1930s to the 1950s who often get involved in famous crimes. During his investigations, he happened to meet famous people, from Frank Nitti to Amelia Earhart, but also The Kennedys and even Orson Welles.

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