Historical novel

Mirabelle Bevan Books in Order

Mirabelle Bevan Books in Order: How to read Sara Sheridan’s series?

  • Fabien 

By the author of The Fair Botanists.

Who is Mirabelle Bevan?

Coming from Scottish writter Sara Sheridan, the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries is a series of historical crime novels.

Set in post-World War II England, the series begins in 1951, the story follows former Secret Service operative Mirabelle Bevan as she becomes embroiled in a new kind of intrigue…

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Colson Whitehead Books in Order

Colson Whitehead Books in Order (The Underground Railroad, The Nickel Boys, Harlem Shuffle)

All of the Books!

Who is Colson Whitehead?

Arch Colson Chipp Whitehead is an American author mostly known for his fiction novels—but he also published non-fiction books, essays and short stories in The New Yorker. After graduating from Harvard University in 1991, he started working for The Village Voice. During that time, he began drafting his first novels. 

In 2002, he received a MacArthur Genius Grant, won two Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (in 2017 and 2020), the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, and a lot more. The most famous and celebrated books written Colson Whitehead are The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys.

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Anne Bennett Books in Order

Anne Bennett Books in Order (A Strong Hand to Hold, Child on the Doorstep, As Time Goes By…)

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All of the books!

Who is Anne Bennett?

British author born in the Horsefair district of Birmingham, Anne Bennett is known for writing historical fiction and romance novels.

Bennett was a teacher when a terrible accident confined her to a wheelchair. She then started to write full time (in 2006, after sixteen years in a wheelchair, Anne was able to walk again).

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Matthew Bartholomew Books in Order

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

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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?

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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?

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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