Order of Deirdre Quinn Nightingale Books

Deirdre Quinn Nightingale by Lydia Adamson
Deirdre Quinn Nightingale is the protagonist in a series of cozy mystery novels by American author Lydia Adamson. Dr. Nightingale is a veterinarian from the state of New York, but while dealing with animals, she must also deal with murder. (more…)

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Order of Alice Nestleton Books

Alice Nestleton by Lydia Adamson
Alice Nestleton is the protagonist in a series of cozy mystery novels by American author Lydia Adamson. The series follows Alice Nestleton, actress/cat lady/amateur sleuth. She is especially fond of her Maine Coon, Bushy and her alleycat Pancho. Perhaps her feline friends will use their cat instincts to help her solve some mysteries… (more…)

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Order of E.L. Doctorow Books

EL Doctorow
E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015) was an American author, best known for the novel Ragtime. After growing up in New York, Doctorow attended Kenyon College in Ohio where he majored in philosophy and took part in theatre. He graduated with honours and then went to Columbia University where he finished a year of graduate work in English drama. At that point, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, with whom he served as a corporal in the signal corps in Germany during post-war Allied occupation. Doctorow went home to New York and read for a motion picture company. After reading so many westerns, he got the idea for his first novel (Welcome to Hard Times), which began as a parody, but ended up as a serious entry into the genre. Doctorow passed away in July 2015 of lung cancer, while living in New York City. (more…)

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Order of Lydia Adamson Books

Lydia Adamson
Lydia Adamson is the pen name of Franklin B. King, who writes cozy mystery novels. Adamson is the author of the Alice Nestleton, Deirdre Quinn Nightingale and Lucy Wayles series. Aside from being a novelist, King is also a freelance writer and copywriter. He lives in New York City, New York. (more…)

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Order of Rutshire Chronicles Books

Rutshire Chronicles by Jilly Cooper
The Rutshire Chronicles is a series of romance novels by British author Jilly Cooper. The series is about the British upper class, including the crowds involved with show-jumping and polo. As it is romance, the situations do get steamy as well as scandalous. One of the central characters is Rupert Campbell-Black, who ties many of the characters together. (more…)

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Order of Jilly Cooper Books

Jilly Cooper
Jilly Cooper is an English author of romance novels and non-fiction books. Many of her novels are part of the Rutshire Chronicles series. Jilly began working as a journalist in 1957, which she largely based on her own personal experiences – about marriage, sex and housework. She would later start writing fiction based on the same experiences, also drawing upon her love of animals such as dogs and horses. (more…)

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Order Of Andy Weir Books

andy-weirTo say Andy Weir came out of nowhere would be an understatement. We seem to be living in a generation of authors taking the world by storm with their first novels(Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins) and Andy Weir continues that with The Martian.

Andy Weir is an American from California. He grew up as a big sci-fi fan, and was a computer programmer working on the popular video game Warcraft 2. He actually has been writing sci-fi since he was around 22 years old, and has written articles and stories purely for his website. (more…)

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Order of Casca Books

Casca by Barry Sadler
Casca: The Eternal Mercenary is a series of military adventure novels created by American novelist Barry Sadler. The titular character, Casca Rufio Longinus, is the Roman soldier who drove a spear into Jesus Christ. Because of this, he has been forced to roam the Earth as a mercenary until the Second Coming. Throughout the series, he also meets several historical figures like Adolf Hitler, Attila the Hun, Blackbeard, Genghis Khan, Marco Polo, Robert E. Lee, William the Conqueror, George Washington, Mohammed and many others. (more…)

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Order of Barry Sadler Books

Barry Sadler
Barry Sadler (1940-1989) was an American author of military fiction novels. He created the Casca series, which would later be revived by other authors. Prior to becoming a novelist, Sadler served in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret medic and Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He is well known for his album Ballads of the Green Berets (including hit single titled “Ballad of the Green Berets”). In 1978, Sadler shot country music singer/songwriter Lee Emerson Bellamy in the head, killing him over a woman (Darlene Sharp) and after Bellamy had made numerous harassing phone calls and threats towards Sadler. Sadler was convincted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 4-5 years in prison, but ended up only serving 21 days. (more…)

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Order of John Madden Books

John Madden by Rennie Airth
John Madden is the protagonist in a series of historical mystery novels by South African novelist Rennie Airth. Inspector John Madden works out of Scotland Yard. Prior to becoming a detective, he was a veteran of World War I. (more…)

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