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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.

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.

1. Bareback
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
Needs to be moved to

2. Death by Marzipan
Listed as book 3.
Currently under the profile
Needs to be moved to

3. The Second Strain
Listed as book 2. The characters get engaged.
Currently under the default profile
Needs to be moved to
This also the same book as

4. The Merciless Dead
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
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
Listed as book 4. The characters are arriving back in England from their honeymoon.
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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:

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.

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


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