Historical novel

Edward Rutherfurd Books in Order

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

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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?

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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?

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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?

Inspector Robert Colbeck Books in Order

The Railway Detective Books in Order: How to read Edward Marston’s series

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Aka the Railway Detective series.

Who is Railway Detective about?

Coming from American author Keith Miles (under the pseudonym Edward Marston), the Railway Detective is a series of historical mystery novels.

Set in the Victorian era in Lodon during the 1850s, the series is about Scotland Yard detectives inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Victor Leeming as they lead investigations connected to the railway.

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Barbara Erskine Books in Order

Barbara Erskine Books in Order (Lady of Hay, The Ghost Tree, The Dream Weavers)

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All of the books…

Who is Barbara Erskine?

Barbara Erskine is british writer born in 1944 who’s passioniate with history, and even studied Scottish history at Edinburgh University.

Since her best-selling first novel Lady of Hay published in 1986, Barbara Erskine wrote almost twenty more books—and short stories—dealing with both history and the supernatural.

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Julia Quinn Books in Order

Julia Quinn Books in Order (Bridgerton, Rokesby, Smythe-Smith and more)

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Who is Julia Quinn?

Julie Pottinger, better known by her pen name Julia Quinn, is a best-selling American author of historical romance, and the woman behind the wildly popular Bridgerton books, now a Netflix original series produced by Shondaland Media.

She sold her first book, Splendid, at the age of 24 and has been working with the same editor and publishing house for her entire career. Her books have been translated into 37 languages. In the United States alone, there are over 10 million copies of her books in print.

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Simon Scarrow Books in Order

Simon Scarrow Books in Order (Eagles of the Empire, Revolution, Gladiator…)

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All of the books!

Who is Simon Scarrow?

Brother of Alex Scarrow (see TimeRider Reading Order), Simon Scarrow is a British author and teacher known for his historical fiction series.

More precisely, Simon Scarrow is mostly known for his Eagles of the Empire series set in the territories of the Roman Empire, but also for his Revolution series about Wellington and Napoleon. He has written more than 40 books.

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St. Cyr and Kohler Books in Order

St. Cyr and Kohler Books in Order: How to read J. Robert Janes’s series?

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Murder in Occupied France.

What are The St-Cyr and Kohler Mysteries about?

Written by Canadian author Joseph Robert Janes, The St-Cyr and Kohler Mysteries is an historical crime series set in Occupied France during World War II.

Police inspector Jean Luis St. Cyr of the Sûreté Nationale watches the German tanks roll into Paris from his office window. When Gestapo agents burst through his door, he is destroying confidential documents with the care that is his trademark. As the Nazis take control of the city, they allow St-Cyr to remain at his post, solving the everyday crimes which do not stop simply because there is a war on.

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