Order of Frances Brody Books

Frances Brody is an English novelist who writes the 1920s-set series of crime novels featuring Kate Shackleton. The books have drawn comparison to Agatha Christie who definitely has to be considered an inspiration. The books have been praised for their accurate portrayal of what England was like after the war. (more…)

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Order of Barbara Nickless Books


Barbara Nickless is an American author of crime fiction novels. She writes the Sydney Rose Parnell series. Barbara’s short stories and essays have been part of various anthologies. She is a member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the Sisters of Crime, and has done workshops and given speeches at conferences and other book-related events. Barbara lives in Colorado with her family. (more…)

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Order of Dave Duncan Books

Dave Duncan is a popular and award winning science fiction and fantasy writer who lives in Canada by way of Scotland. He’s known for his world building series such as King’s Blade and The Seventh Sword. (more…)

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Order of Terri DuLong Books

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Terri DuLong is an American author of women’s fiction novels. She writes the Cedar Key series, and is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Terri is originally from the Boston area, and is a trained Psychiatric RN. During this time, she never stopped reading women’s fiction. She lives in Cedar Key, Florida. (more…)

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Order of Karen Cleveland Books

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Karen Cleveland is an American author of spy fiction novels. She is a New York Times bestselling author. Prior to becoming a novelist, Karen worked as an analyst for the CIA. She has Master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar, and from Harvard University. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young kids. (more…)

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Order of Craig Schaefer Books

Craig Schaefer is an American writer of dark fantasy. His novels have taken readers across a version of America that is mired in occult mysteries, supernatural mysteries, and apocalyptic parallel worlds. A North Carolina resident, Schaefer enjoys the local museums and libraries where he is always looking for inspiration. (more…)

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Order of American Girl: Caroline Books


American Girl: Caroline is a series of historical children’s novels by American author Kathleen Ernst. The series is set in 1812, around the War of 1812. The series begins with young Caroline Abbott’s Papa being taken prisoner at the very start of the war between Britain and the United States. (more…)

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Order of Chloe Ellefson Books


Chloe Ellefson is the protagonist in a series of cozy mystery novels by American novelist Kathleen Ernst. Chloe works as a curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor living history museum where the author herself worked for 12 years. Her boyfriend, Roelke McKenna is a police officer in a nearby village. Chloe ends up as a reluctant sleuth, solving murder mysteries around the museum. (more…)

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Order of Kathleen Ernst Books


Kathleen Ernst is an American author of historical fiction and mystery novels. She writes the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries series and the American Girls: Caroline series. Kathleen was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Maryland. She was always surrounded by books, having a librarian for a mother and a father who was an avid reader. Kathleen wrote historical fiction as a hobby, and completed her first novel at 15 (though didn’t get a book deal until 20 years later). She attended West Virginia University, majoring in Forestry, but also took a lot of creative writing and history classes. While working in public television, she began writing American Girl novels in her spare time. From there, she began writing her own novels as well. Kathleen enjoys travelling, cooking, any kind of handwork, trying out new skills, and reading. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Scott. (more…)

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Order of Courtney Summers Books

Courtney Summers is a Canadian writer out of Belleville, Ontario who writes primarily young adult ficiton. Her first novel, Cracked Up To Be, was published in 2008 and was the 2009 Cybils Award Winner for YA Fiction. The book was published when Summers was only 22 years old. (more…)

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