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Kathy Reichs Books in Order

Kathy Reichs Books in Order (Temperance Brennan, Virals)

  • Fabien 

All of Kathy Reichs’s Books!

Who is Kathy Reichs?

Dr. Kathleen Joan Toelle Reichs—also simply known as Kathy Reichs—is a forensic anthropologist and an academic, but she is best known for being an American crime writer, especially for the Temperance Brennan series adapted for television under the title “Bones.”

In fact, she was a producer on the show which was loosely based on her novels, which are inspired by her life. She also wrote a young adult series called Virals with her son Brendan, and she recently started to write stand-alone novels too.

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Cressida Cowell books in order

Cressida Cowell Books in Order (How to Train Your Dragon, The Wizards of Once)

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All of the Books!

Who is Cressida Cowell?

When she was a child, Cressida Cowell spent her summers on an uninhabited Scottish Island. There, she imagined the caves and ruined crofts were full of dragons. It leads her to write How to Train Your Dragon, the book series which spawned a film franchise.

Born in 1966, Cressida Cowell studied English at Keble College, Oxford, and learned illustration at Saint Martin’s School of Art and Brighton University. She published her first book in 1998, the story of Little Bo Peep who has lost her sheep but made her name with the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series. She has sold more than 11 million books in 38 languages and has been the children’s laureate since 2019.

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Tana French Books in Order

Tana French Books in Order (Dublin Murder Squad)

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All of Tana French’s books!

Who is Tana French?

American writer Tana French is known as “the First Lady of Irish Crime,” it may sound strange when you say it like this, but the author of the Dublin Murder Squad has lived in Dublin since 1990—and even attended Trinity College Dublin (where she trained to become a professional actor).

Even if, since her first psychological mystery novel was published in 2007 (and she won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards for best first novel), Tana French is mostly known for her main Dublin Murder series, but she also writes standalone novels.

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Kate Atkinson Books in Order

Kate Atkinson Books in Order (Jackson Brodie, Life After Life, Big Sky)

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All of the Books!

Who is Kate Atkinson?

Born in 1951 Kate Atkinson grew up above her parents’ shop in York and didn’t think about becoming a writer until her early 30s. she won the Women’s Own short story competition in 1986, leading her to continue to write for magazines.

She published her first novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum when she was 43.  The book won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year and went on to be a Sunday Times bestseller. She is also known for creating the Jackson Brodie series o, which has been adapted into the BBC One series Case Histories (with Jason Isaacs in the title role).

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Lisa Gardner Books in Order

Lisa Gardner Books in Order (D.D. Warren, Frankie Elkin, Quincy & Rainie)

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All of the Books!

Who is Lisa Gardner?

American novelist, Lisa Gardner has written more than twenty bestsellers in the suspense genre. She began her career writing romantic suspense under the pseudonym Alicia Scott before she found success with her thriller, The Perfect Husband, in 1997. 

Since then, Gardner has written multiple suspense series, most notably the D.D. Warren series and The FBI Profiler series (also known as the Quincy & Rainie series). Recently, she launched the Frankie Elkin series.

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Jennifer A Nielsen Reading Order

Jennifer A. Nielsen Books in Order (The Ascendance, Traitor’s Game, Mark of the Thief)

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Who is Jennifer A. Nielsen?

Jennifer Anne Nielsen is an American author known primarily for young adult fiction published by Scholastic. Her professional writing career started in 2010 with the Underworld Chronicles, the story of young Elliot in a fantasy world.

After that trilogy, Nielsen started writing The Ascendance series, a YA fantasy series, then The Mark of the Thief series, the Traitor’s Game Series, and standalone historical novels for young readers.

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Sophie Hannah Books in Order

Sophie Hannah Books in Order (Hercule Poirot, The Couple at the Table, The Killings At Kingfisher Hill)

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All of Sophie Hannah’s Books!

Who is Sophie Hannah?

Born in 1971, Sophie Hannah is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction and a poet, daughter of the academic Norman Gerac and author Adèle Geras.

She published her first book of poems at 24 and since then, has released others collections of poetry, but Hannah is better known for her psychological crime novels featuring the characters Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer. Two of her novels have been adapted for television, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives.  She has also been chosen by the Agatha Christie‘s estate to write new Hercule Poirot’s stories since 2014.

In parallel, Hannah participated in the creation of a master’s degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge, for which she is the main teacher and course director.

She lives with her husband and two children in Cambridge.

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Julian Stockwin Books in Order Thomas Kydd

Julian Stockwin Books in Order (Thomas Kydd, Moments of History)

All of Julian Stockwin’s Books!

Who is Julian Stockwin?

A British author of historical action-adventure fiction, Julian Stockwin has a great love for the sea and event joined the Royal Navy at 15. It has inspired him to write the adventures of Thomas Kydd.

Starting in 1793, the story follows Thomas Kydd as he is pressed into service on a British ship. He became friends with sea-mate Nicholas Renzi and, together, they learn the harsh realities of life. Kydd fights to survive against the French and a lot more enemies. He starts to climb the ladder that leads him to the command of his own ship, but there are always more challenges on the sea.

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