Julia Buckley Books in Order

The Julia Buckley books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Julia Buckley books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Madeline Mann Mysteries Books

Madeline Mann

Buckley, Julia 2007

Praise for MADELINE MANN"In her bright debut, Maddy is a welcome addition to the cozy scene." Kirkus Reviews"An intriguing debut in an engaging, fresh new series. Make mine Madeline Mann!" Julia Spencer-Fleming author of I SHALL NOT WANT“This tightly plotted mystery is a fast-paced exhilarating ride, and investigative reporter Madeline Mann is by far the best fe-male lead to come along since Stephanie Plum.

A cool, clever, funny read, and the beginning of an absolutely delightful series. Julia Buckley rocks.” —Anne Frasier, bestselling author of HUSH and PALE IMMORTAL“Madeline Mann is an absolute delight.

Oh, that all murder mys-teries could be so much fun to solve. I love Buckley’s flawless style; her small town American settings are perfect, and her characters are so real it wouldn’t surprise me to discover one of the brothers rummaging in my refrigerator.

Julia Buckley has a winner here—charming, intelligent, and exciting. More ‘Mad-man,’ please—and soon!” —Robert Fate, author of the BABY SHARK series“Madeline is warm, engaging, and funand the same goes for Julia Buckley's writing.

" Hope McIntyre author of HOW TO MARRY A GHOST"Julia Buckley's character Madeline Mann is witty, brave, smart, and . . . downright cool." Cornelia Read author of INVISIBLE BOY"Reporter Madeline ‘Madman’ Mann is a great character: smart, warm, witty, and just wacky enough for spice.

I hope this is the beginning of many, many Madman books to come.” —Barbara D’Amato, author of the Cat Marsala Mysteries“Fans of the traditional cozy will love Madeline Mann.

Julia Buckley weaves an entertaining story rich with detail and fre-quent nods to past masters of the genre. ‘Madman’ tangles with love, murder, and a nagging family who are not quite ready to let her out of the nest. This character is a keeper!” —Jess Lourey, author of the Murder-by-Month series also by Julia Buckley THE DARK BACKWARD Midnight Ink, 2006Madeline Mann is a small town reporter whom nobody takes seriously until her old high school friend disappears; when Maddy begins her search for Logan Lanford, everyone takes notice.

This might be because just about everyone is a suspect in Logan's disappearance, from his neglected wife to the shady mayor to Logan's jealous brother. Even Madeline's boyfriend seems to harbor some resentment toward the AWOL Logan and his reputation as a philanderer.

In searching for her old friend, Madeline is also searching for vindication of her career choice and a chance to be independent from a family that threatens to drive her crazy.THE LIBRARY JOURNAL says that "Madeline's zany family and humorous narrative make this series debut a pleasurable cozy read," adding that "Julia Buckley is a writer to watch!"

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One Fool At Least

Buckley, Julia 2012

In this third Madeline Mann Mystery, Madeline finally marries her fiance, Jack Shea. The wedding itself goes smoothly, but in retrospect Madeline reflects "We grinned like fools, which is what we were, for thinking that nothing could go wrong from there.

" Things do go awry, from the moment their plane lands in Grand Blue, Montana. This strange and beautiful town is full of characters who all seem to have a motive for the murder of Finn Flanagan, a local restaurant owner. Through no fault of her own, Madeline becomes a part of the investigation into Flanagan's death, and her new husband is equally invested in finding out the truth.

Maddy and Jack are admittedly fools--fools for love, fools for getting involved in the dark secrets of Grand Blue, and fools for not knowing who to trust. But as Henry Fielding once wrote, there is "one fool at least in every married couple."

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Publication Order of Teddy Thurber Books

The Ghosts of Lovely Women

Buckley, Julia 2011

English teacher Theodora "Teddy" Thurber is shocked to find out that a former student of hers--a bright and beautiful young woman named Jessica Halliday--has been murdered. Soon afterward, Teddy discovers some cryptic messages that Jessica left for her, and she begins to try to follow the trail in order to find the truth about her former student's death.

In the process she must delve into the literature that Jessica loved best, since it is from these literary masterpieces that Jessica has derived her clues.Helping Teddy is the new history and psychology teacher, who seems fascinated by Teddy, despite her conviction that she leads a dull life.

As her search for Jessica intensifies, she must also deal with the unwelcome advances of an old boyfriend, complicating her life even further.Teddy's persistence puts her and the ones she loves in danger; but she can do no less than try to avenge the murder of a promising young woman whose future success had been assured.

At her side throughout this mystery is her faithful beagle, P.G.

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Publication Order of Ginevra Bond Adventures Books

Ginevra Bond

Buckley, Julia 2012

Since she was three years old, Ginevra Bond has been different from other people; she can’t explain it, nor can her parents, except to say that Ginevra was caught in a storm, and afterward she knew things. Now Ginevra is sixteen, and word of her unusual gift has gotten to the FBI.

Agent Wade Doyle, an expert in unexplained phenomena, is sent to observe her and learn just what Ginevra can do. From that point on, Ginevra’s life is never the same, as more and more people want this young woman as an asset in a world beset with problems.

In the events that follow, Ginevra must learn to rely on her own special talents as well as on the loyalty of her friends.On Buckley's MADELINE MANN:"Julia Buckley is a writer to watch." -The Library Journal"A bright debut!" --Kirkus Reviews

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Publication Order of Undercover Dish Mystery Books

The Big Chili

Buckley, Julia 2015

First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers...Lilah Drake’s Covered Dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves.

But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, Lilah finds herself in a pot-load of trouble…After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don’t have the time or skill to do so themselves, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own.

While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who’s really behind the apron.So when someone drops dead at a church Bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of secrets, lies, and murder—and going toe to toe with a very determined and very attractive detective.

To keep her clients coming back and her business under wraps, Lilah will have to chop down the list of suspects fast, because this spicy killer has acquired a taste for homicide…

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Cheddar Off Dead

Buckley, Julia 2016

From the author of The Big Chili comes her latest mystery about caterer and cook Lilah Drake who is up to her elbows in deadly trouble during the Christmas holidays...   The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah’s favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients.

But Lilah’s Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot.   It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead.

And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year..


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Pudding Up With Murder

Buckley, Julia 2017

Secret chef Lilah Drake has a killer casserole to deal with in the latest Undercover Dish mystery from the author of Cheddar Off Dead....Customers trust Lilah Drake to keep her mouthwatering meals under wraps, but when a millionaire meets his untimely end, some sinister secrets become the main course.

. . .   Spring is right around the corner, and with the warmer temperatures come plenty of food requests from Lilah Drake's covered-dish clients. Lilah pulls out all the stops with a sweet new casserole for the birthday party of Marcus Cantwell, a wealthy curmudgeon who has some angry ex-wives and more than a few enemies.

  When he's found facedown in Lilah's casserole, it's anyone's guess as to who might have wanted the old man dead. A possible new heir to Marcus’s fortune adds some unexpected spice to the investigation, but Lilah fears that the old adage is true, and "the proof is in the pudding.


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Publication Order of A Writer's Apprentice Mystery Books

A Dark and Stormy Murder

Buckley, Julia 2016

An aspiring suspense novelist lands in the middle of a real crime in the first Writer's Apprentice mystery.   Lena London's literary dreams are coming true—as long as she can avoid any real-life villains...   Camilla Graham’s bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla’s new assistant, she can’t believe her luck.

Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she’ll get to live rent-free in Camilla’s gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana.   But Lena’s fortune soon changes for the worse. First, she lands in the center of small town gossip for befriending the local recluse.

Then, she stumbles across one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without—a dead body, found on her new boss’s lakefront property.   Now Lena must take a page out of one of Camilla’s books to hunt down clues in a real crime that seems to be connected to the novelist’s mysterious estate—before the killer writes them both out of the story for good.


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Death in Dark Blue

Buckley, Julia 2017

An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer’s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries.In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena London is settling into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare…Things are beginning to go right for Lena.

She’s got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla’s beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West.After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder.

Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she’s found dead behind Sam’s house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.

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A Dark and Twisting Path

Buckley, Julia 2018

Writer's apprentice Lena London is happily working on a new collaboration with her idol and bestselling suspense novelist and friend Camilla Graham, but her joy is short-lived when a dark cloud descends upon the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana...Lena's best friend, Allison, is in a panic.

On a walk in the woods by her home, Allison discovers the body of her mail carrier, an argumentative man who recently had a falling out with Allison's husband. Lena quickly realizes that Allison has nothing to worry about as the murder weapon points to a different suspect altogether: Lena's embattled boyfriend, Sam West.

Sam was cleared of his wife's murder when she was found alive, and now someone is trying to make him look guilty again. Surveillance video of a break-in at his house shows a shadowy figure trying to incriminate him by stealing the weapon from his desk.

Lena and Camilla work on a suspect list, but a threatening note and a violent intrusion at Graham House prove that the devious killer has decided to write them into the plot.

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Death Waits in the Dark

Buckley, Julia 2019

Writer's apprentice Lena London is back and better than ever when her friend bestselling suspense novelist Camilla Graham needs help solving a town murder that hits a little too close to home...It's summertime, and Lena and Camilla are busy working away while a town vandal runs amok.

Things get even more complicated when Jane Wyland pays Camilla a not-so-friendly visit and gives her an ultimatum: reveal Camilla's husband James's family secret, or she will. Lena assures Camilla that nothing will come of the woman's threats, since the family has no secrets to hide.

When Jane Wyland is later found dead, they're convinced that whatever secret she was planning to expose led to her death. With Lena's assistance, Camilla is determined to solve the case before the finger points at her...

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Death with a Dark Red Rose

Buckley, Julia 2020

Writer's apprentice Lena London is enjoying life in Blue Lake and being newly engaged, but is soon drawn into the terrifying disappearance of one of her closest friends....Lena is starting to feel like having it all may actually be possible! She and suspense novelist Camilla Graham are busily plotting their next novel and she's got a brand-new diamond ring on her finger thanks to her fiancé, Sam West.

The only blot on her Blue Lake life is a strange new corporation that has come to town called Plastisource. They seem to be intent on gobbling up prime real estate and changing the landscape of Lena's lovely adopted home.When she and Sam get a call from their good friend (and Blue Lake detective) Doug saying that his girlfriend--and Lena's pal Belinda--isn't answering her phone and missed a date with him, they all head out to her home.

The trio is shocked to discover that Belinda's purse and phone are at her house, along with a single red rose on her countertop--but Belinda herself is missing. Has she been abucted? Could the strange new corporation play a role in her disappearance? Lena is determined to find out and rescue her friend because she knows that the truth can be stranger and much more deadly than fiction.


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A Dark and Silent Night

Buckley, Julia 2020

Blue Lake is covered in snow on a dark December night, but something is amiss. In this cozy Christmas short story, Lena London and Camilla Graham (from the best-selling Writer's Apprentice mysteries) are on hand to help solve the disappearance of a Blue Lake girl.

In order to bring the lost teen home safely, they must work together with their squad of friends to piece together a puzzle. As usual, a cat, two dogs, two policemen, and many colorful locals make an appearance in this cozy Christmas tale. Kirkus Reviews called the Writer's Apprentice mysteries "pleasantly old-fashioned," while the Midwest Book Review finds them "deftly written" by "an accomplished master of the genre.


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Publication Order of A Hungarian Tea House Mystery Books

Death in a Budapest Butterfly

Buckley, Julia 2019

Hana Keller serves up European-style cakes and teas in her family-owned tea house, but when a customer keels over from a poisoned cuppa, Hana and her tea-leaf reading grandmother will have to help catch a killer in the first Hungarian Tea House Mystery from Julia Buckley.

Hana Keller and her family run Maggie's Tea House, an establishment heavily influenced by the family's Hungarian heritage and specializing in a European-style traditional tea service. But one of the shop's largest draws is Hana's eccentric grandmother, Juliana, renowned for her ability to read the future in the leaves at the bottom of customers' cups.

Lately, however, her readings have become alarmingly ominous and seemingly related to old Hungarian legends... When a guest is poisoned at a tea event, Juliana’s dire predictions appear to have come true. Things are brought to a boil when Hana’s beloved  Anna Weatherley butterfly teacup becomes the center of the murder investigation as it carried the poisoned tea.

The cup is claimed as evidence by a handsome police detective, and the pretty Tea House is suddenly endangered.  Hana and her family must catch the killer to save their business and bring the beautiful Budapest Butterfly back home where it belongs.

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Death of a Wandering Wolf

Buckley, Julia 2020

Hana Keller is enjoying a day off from serving up tea and delicious pastries at her family's Hungarian Tea House when her downtime turns deadly....   The only thing Hana loves more than a good cuppa is finding a delicate porcelain treasure to add to her collection.

She's usually on the hunt for teacups but when she spots a rare wolf figurine at a local yard sale, she knows it's her lucky day. Hana also knows the wolf is valuable and tells the seller that he's charging too little for it. His reaction is peculiar--he says he received the wolf from someone he doesn't trust and he just wants it out of his life.

  Hana is inspecting her new prize when she finds a tiny microchip attached to the bottom of the porcelain wolf. When she shows the figure to her police detective boyfriend, Erik, Hana is shocked to learn that the chip is actually a tracking device.

They decide to confront the seller about the sneaky sale but when they arrive at his house, they find him dead. Erik and Hana now must hunt a calculating killer who has no intentions of crying wolf when it comes to murder...

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Dark Backward

Buckley, Julia 2006

Tough. Unflappable. Stubborn. Crazy? Everyone, even her husband, believes Lily Caldwell went off the deep end when her partner Danny died in a mysterious shooting that nearly killed her, too. Based on the life-changing vision she experienced while technically dead, the thirty-year-old police officer is convinced that Governor "Nob" Stevens is the killer.

Kicked off the police force and separated from her husband because of her convictions, Lily is forced to investigate the governor on her own. The trail is cold until Lily's husband returns with a compelling piece of information that breathes new life into the case and their crumbling marriage.

Shocking family secrets, blind ambition, betrayal, love, and forgiveness propel these captivating characters toward a startling revelation that also brings healing.

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Buckley, Julia 2012

Anna Ashford believes that her father was murdered, not by a random stranger, but by Ross Hannay, the junior partner in her late father's law firm. She is the only one who believes Hannay is guilty, so she takes upon herself to prove that she is right.

She assumes a new identity and moves into Hannay's building, determined to avenge her father. Her obsession is so great that she never considers she might be in danger . . .

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