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message 1: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Baron | 26 comments This series is by the author John Frederick Burke
There is a series page.
https://www.goodreads.com/series/230083

The books are mostly attached to the wrong authors. Also, the series order conforms to that given by Endeavour Media, who recently re-printed them. This does not agree with internal chronology, which seems to conform to original publication dates.
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/jo...

1. Bareback
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Listed as book 5, contains first meeting of main characters, referenced in subsequent books. The epilogue contains one side of a telephone conversation the rest of which happens in the next book.
Currently under the default profile https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Needs to be moved to
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

2. Death by Marzipan
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
Listed as book 3.
Currently under the profile https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Needs to be moved to
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

3. The Second Strain
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Listed as book 2. The characters get engaged.
Currently under the default profile https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Needs to be moved to
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
This also the same book as
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

4. The Merciless Dead
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
Listed as book 1. The only one I have not read, but by original publication order this it should be number 4.
The description here
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Merciless-De...
makes it clear that this one happens after the marriage, so it could be book 5,
The only book in the series listed under the correct author.

5. Wrong Turnings
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Listed as book 4. The characters are arriving back in England from their honeymoon.
Currently under the default profile https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Needs to be moved to
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 2: by rivka, Former Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45527 comments Mod
Fantastic Fiction is not a site we can use for book data. Please see: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...

We also would not change the existing series order. However, an additional series page with the chronological order can be added.


message 3: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Baron | 26 comments OK -- I used the Fantastic Fiction site as a convenient list of publication dates, rather than proof of anything, but I will refrain from referencing it again. Regardless of changing the current series order, adding a chronological listing would be wonderful.

The author data should be changed. The publisher certainly believes that the series is all by one author. http://www.endeavourmedia.co.uk/?s=jo...

Also the two editions of the Second Strain should be combined.

Thanks.
Kathryn


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