Order of Holly Chamberlin Books


Holly Chamberlin is an American author of women’s fiction novels. She writes the Yorktide, Maine series. Holly grew up in three different boroughs in New York City. She has an undergraduate and graduate degree in English Literature at New York University. Following that, she went on to work as an editor for three different major publishing houses. Holly then moved onto freelance editing, ghost writing and reviewing manuscripts. Eventually, she decided she’d rather write her own work and became a novelist herself. Holly lives in Portland, Maine with her husband, Stephen. (more…)

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Order of Inspector West Books


The Inspector West series is a series of crime fiction novels by English novelist John Creasey. Roger West is a good-looking detective inspector with Scotland Yard. The series follows him throughout his career and life. (more…)

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Order of Dr. Palfrey Books


Dr. Palfrey is a series of spy thriller novels by English author John Creasey. Dr. Palfrey is a spy and physician. (more…)

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Order of Toff Books


The Toff is a series of crime fiction/adventure novels by English author John Creasey. “The Toff” is the nickname that belongs to The Honourable Richard Rollison. A “toff” is British slang for an upper-crust type with a top hat, monocle, and bowtie. The Toff uses a caricature of this as his calling card while he works as an amateur sleuth. (more…)

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Order of Department Z Books


Department Z is a series of crime/spy fiction novels by English novelist John Creasey. Department Z is a British Intelligence agency set up in the early 1930s and is made up of civilians whose identities are unknown. The series is set around the time of World War II – contemporary of the time they were published in. (more…)

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Order of John Creasey Books


John Creasey (1908-1973) was an English author of crime fiction novels. He wrote the Department Z, Baron, Toff, Patrick Dawlish, Dr. Palfrey, Inspector West, and several other series, using 28 different pseudonyms. He founded the Crime Writer’s Association in the United Kingdom, having an award named after him for new authors (since renamed). He died in Salisbury, Wiltshire. (more…)

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August 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to August! Hope everyone is having a good Summer so far.

July was a very busy month for me as I was at the cottage for the first week of July, then my mum and sister visited from Scotland for a week.

That was a great time and we did a lot of fun local touristy stuff. Always neat to do stuff like that. For example I did a Haunted Walk. I’ve did those in other cities like when I was in Edinburgh and I just found it boring. But hearing all these ghost stories of buildings around me was actually quite neat and I enjoyed it. Went out and saw Boldt Castle too – that place is great and the story of it is fascinating.
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Reader Mailbag: Discovering New Books Within Same Genre

Last month I asked readers how they discover new books in a genre after reading a series or type of book. So if you read a legal thriller and loved it how would you go about finding other legal thrillers? This led into a widespread discussion just covering discovering new books in general.

Here are the responses:
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Order of Lena Jones Books


Lena Jones is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by American novelist Betty Webb. Lena Jones is a private investigator and a former police officer, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was raised in foster homes, so she isn’t aware of her own background at the beginning of the series. The series makes use of its setting of the Southwestern U.S. (more…)

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Order of Betty Webb Books


Betty Webb is an American author of mystery novels. She writes the Lena Jones and the Gunn Zoo Mysteries series. Betty has worked as a journalist and as a literary critic for over twenty years. She is a member of National Federation of Newswomen, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Society of Southwestern Authors. Originally from Hamilton, Alabama, Betty has lived in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1982. (more…)

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