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Emma Jameson’s Lord & Lady Hetheridge Mysteries in Order

If you enjoy a good cosy mystery, you may also enjoy the fun, cosy-adjacent Lord & Lady Hetheridge series by author Emma Jameson. Instead of the usual amateur detective and isolated setting, these books feature a Chief Superintendent from Scotland Yard who works primarily in London. He also happens to be a baron. While the urban setting and police officer …

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All of Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs Series Books in Order

Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs mystery series offers us one of the most formidable heroines to come along in some time. Though she comes from humble beginnings, her brains and sheer determination have helped her to get an education and make a better life for herself. The series is set mostly between WW1 and WW2, though earlier books in the series …

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All of Peter James’s Roy Grace Books in Order

Peter James’s Roy Grace mystery series was recently adapted for television by Endeavour writer Russell Lewis. Now, many are discovering the series for the first time – or starting all over and reading it anew with actual characters in mind. In the UK, the first two episodes aired on ITV. In the US, they found a home on BritBox (April …

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All of Julie Wassmer’s Whitstable Pearl Mystery Books in Order

If you love cosy mysteries and you love charming English coastal towns, Julie Wassmer’s Whitstable Pearl series is one you won’t want to miss. The delightful series has seven entries to date, with an eighth (Strictly Murder) on the way. There’s also a brand-new TV series coming soon, commissioned by popular British TV streamer Acorn TV and produced by Buccaneer …

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19 Books Like Outlander: Scottish Time Travel Books for People Who Like Outlander

Often when a book series gets adapted for TV and becomes popular, it spawns a host of imitations – and renews interest in similar titles that have been around for ages. That’s exactly what has happened with the popular Outlander series. Scottish time travel books are hot, and while Outlander is certainly the most popular, it’s neither the first nor …

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JK Rowling’s Robert Galbraith Mysteries: Cormoran Strike Books in Order

Back in 2013, Robert Galbraith came on the scene with a book called The Cuckoo’s Calling. It was the first in what would become a series of books about a London-based private investigator named Cormoran Strike. Except that Robert Galbraith wasn’t a real person. Robert Galbraith was actually JK Rowling, the world-famous author of the Harry Potter series. The Cormoran …

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All of M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin Books in Order

MC Beaton's Agatha Raisin Books in Order Feature

Whether you’re a long-time reader or you’ve only recently discovered M.C. Beaton’s delightful Agatha Raisin series of cosy mysteries, it can be a bit of a nuisance to keep track of the series order. There are, after all, 31 books in the Agatha Raisin series (as of January 2021). In this post, we’ll take a look at all the Agatha …

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11 Great British Christmas Cosy Mysteries to Read this Winter

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Since it seems like this holiday season may give all of us a little extra time indoors, I thought we’d use this post to take a look at some British Christmas-themed mystery novels. Christmas murder mysteries are practically a genre all to themselves, so it would take more than one post to tackle them all – but these should get …

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How the English Town of Whitby Inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Even in very well-read circles, it’s not uncommon to find people who don’t realise that Bram Stoker’s Dracula has origins in England. After all – the very word “Dracula” conjures up images of cold and forbidding castles in the hills of Romania. Given that this is a site frequented by a great many Anglophiles, I’m guessing it’s reasonably common knowledge …

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11 Things You Might Not Know About Pride & Prejudice

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You won’t find many serious British literature or British TV fans who haven’t either read the book or watched at least ONE adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice. Since this year marks the 25th anniversary of the incredibly popular 1995 Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle adaptation (not to mention the 15 year anniversary of the 2005 Keira Knightley …

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