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Jackman and Evans Books in Order

Jackman and Evans Books in Order: How to read Joy Ellis’s Series?

  • Fabien 

By the author of the Nikki Galena series.

Who are Jackman and Evans?

The Jackman and Evans series is written by Joy Ellis is an English crime writer who’s also the author of the DI Nikki Galena series, and the Detective Matt Ballard series.

This crime thriller series is taking us to the Lincolnshire Fens to follow DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans as they investigate—with their team—murder mysteries and track serial killers.

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Dennis Lehane Books in Order

Dennis Lehane Books in Order (Shutter Island, Mystic River, Since We Fell)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Dennis Lehane?

Dennis Lehane is an American Novelist and screenwriter. Born in 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts, I lived in the area of Boston most of his life, where he sets the action of most of his books. He published his first book in 1995, A Drink Before the War, the first in the Kenzie and Gennaro series. Since he became a famous writer, Lehane has taught fiction writing at several colleges.

Several of his novels have been adapted into movies: Mystic River (2003), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Shutter Island (2010), and Live by Night (2016). Lehane himself has also a film and TV career, as being part of the writing staff on The Wire. He has also been a writer and creative consultant on Boardwalk Empire, and a writer and consulting producer on Mr. Mercedes. Lehane also wrote the screenplay for the movie The Drop, based on his own short story “Animal Rescue”.

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Karen Rose Books in Order

Karen Rose Books in Order

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All of Karen Rose’s Books!

Who is Karen Rose?

Karen Rose is a bestselling award-winning romantic suspense author from Baltimore, Maryland. She used to work as a chemical engineer for a large consumer goods company and started writing for fun.

Her debut suspense novel was published in July 2003 and wrote since then more than fifteen novels. Even if Rose’s books are set in different US states, they are connected with characters from previous novels who make appearances.

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Frank Nolan Books in Order by Max Allan Collins

Nolan Books in Order: How to read Max Allan Collins’s series?

A Buddy Crime Story by the writer of Quarry.

Who is Nolan?

Nolan (first name unknown) is the protagonist of the hard-boiled mystery series by American author Max Allan Collins. Originally written as a tribute to Richard Stark’s Parker, the series evolved to become a Buddy crime story where semi-retired mobster Nolan is paired with Jon, a twenty-something collector of comic books dreaming of becoming a comic book artist. But life happens, and it didn’t quite work out that way.

Nolan made his debut in 1973, with the novel Bait Money, and Collins continued to publish books featuring the characters during all the 80s. After that, we had to wait until 1999 for another Nolan book, and again, until 2020 with the last to date Nolan crime story.

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Johnny Dixon Books in Order

Johnny Dixon Books in Order: How to read John Bellair’s series?

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From the writer of The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

Who is Johnny Dixon?

Johnny Dixon is the young hero of twelve children’s gothic horror novels, written by John Bellairs, then by his successor Brad Strickland.

Set in the early 1950s, the series relates the story of Johnny Dixon, a young boy whose mother died of cancer and whose father is a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. So Johnny is sent to live with his paternal grandparents in fictional Duston Heights, Massachusetts. There, he becomes best friend with eccentric history professor Roderick Childermass, and both of them, with their group of friends, will fight evil forces.

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Denzil Meyrick Books in Order

Denzil Meyrick Books in Order: How to read the DCI Jim Daley series?

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Some Scottish Mysteries.

Who is Denzil Meyrick?

A former police officer with Strathclyde Police and a manager with Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown, Argyll, Denzil Meyrick is now a Scottish bestselling novelist. 

Since 2012, he is writing the DCI Daley series. Set in the fictitious town of Kinloch (modeled on Campbeltown), the series is about the criminal investigations led by D.C.I. Jim Daley. Meyrick also wrote other Tales from Kinloch and recently published the standalone thriller “Terms of Restitution”.

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Jessica Ellicott Books in Order

Jessica Ellicott Books in Order (Beryl and Edwina Mysteries, Sugar Grove Mysteries…)

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All of the books?

Who is Jessica Ellicott?

Jessica Ellicott is a pseudonym used by Jessie Crockett (she also uses “Jessica Estevao”) who is a cozy Mystery writer from New England with a passion for historical fiction and all things British.

Ellicott most popular series are “The Beryl and Edwina Mysteries” and “The Sugar Grove Mysteries”. She’s about to launch a new one, the WPC Billie Harkness Mysteries, a brand-new WWII historical mystery series about a female police officer who risks her life to protect the home front in the British coastal city of Hull. 

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Patricia Cornwell Books in Order

Patricia Cornwell Books in Order (from Scarpetta to Jack the Ripper)

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All of Patricia Cornwell’s Books!

Who is Patricia Cornwell?

Best-selling American author Patricia Cornwell doesn’t really need an introduction. Her series about the investigations of medical examiner Kay Scarpetta turned this former reporter into one of the biggest names on the literary scene, and one of the most influential.

Cornwell also wrote several other crime series, a children’s book, and some works of non-fiction, the most famous one being an exploration into Jack the Ripper’s murders.

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