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

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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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The Royal Mint Issues an Agatha Christie £2 Commemorative Coin

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Christie The Royal Mint is well known for releasing a steady output of unique, interesting, and uniquely British coins. Whether it’s Elton John, The Tower of London, or Peter Rabbit, they’re great at celebrating well-loved British icons on real – not merely collectible – money. 100 Years of Agatha Christie This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of …

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14 Charming British Romantic Comedy Novels Set in London

When we think about British rom com novels (aka chick lit), Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary is generally held up as the gold standard. Aside from being enormously popular as books, they were also made into a series of films starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. Not too far behind, we find Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. Though not …

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Read Like a Duchess: What’s On Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s Bookshelf?

By all accounts, the Duchess of Cambridge is an educated, intelligent woman. In 2005, she graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with an undergraduate MA in the history of art. She also studied at the British Institute of Florence during her gap year. Those things considered, it’s no surprise she’s a reader. She’s been spotted leaving Waterstones …

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16 Delightful Cozy Mystery Novels Set in Scotland

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If you love Scotland and you love mystery novels, but you DON’T always love reading the gruesome details of how a victim was killed, this is the perfect reading list for you. In this post, we’re taking a look at Scottish cozy mysteries. These books are set anywhere from the Scottish borders all the way up to the Highlands and …

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