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Jane Casey Books In Order

Publication Order of Maeve Kerrigan Books

The Burning (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reckoning (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Girl (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stranger You Know (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Left For Dead (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kill (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Fire (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Maeve Kerrigan Books

Left For Dead is a prequel novella to the Maeve Kerrigan series.

Publication Order of Jess Tennant Books

How to Fall (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bet Your Life (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide and Seek (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Missing (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Jane Casey is one of the highly reputed authors from Ireland, who is famous for writing her novels based on the crime fiction, thriller, and mystery genres. She is particularly well known for writing down the Maeve Kerrigan series. Author Casey was born in the year 1977 in Dublin, Ireland. However, she spent most of her growing days in Castleknock, which is located around 5 miles to the west of the Dublin center. Author Casey completed her studies from the Jesus College, Oxford and obtained her graduate degree in the English subject. The first book written by author Casey is titled as The Missing. It was published by the Ebury Press in the year 2010. The novel not only became successful, but was also nominated for the Irish AM Crime Fiction award. After that, Casey began writing the series of crime fiction books featuring Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan as the chief protagonist. Along with the novels of this crime fiction, she also began writing a series of young adult books featuring the lead character in the form of Jess Tennant. Author Casey is married to a criminal barrister named James Norman. The two live happily in London along with their son. Being married to a criminal barrister helps author Casey to get the insights into the world of criminals. This also helps her in the development of the plots set around the criminals and their activities.

A few of her novels have been nominated for the Irish Crime Book of the Year Award as well as for the Mary Higgins Award. Some of them have also been long-listed for the CWA Dagger. The first book written by author Casey that began the Maeve Kerrigan series was The Burning. It was actually the second book overall that author Casey wrote in her writing career. After the completion of her graduation from the Jesus College, author Casey enrolled for an MPhil in the Anglo-Irish Literature at the Trinity College in Dublin. The fact that Casey is able to get a unique insight into the gritty realism of the criminal world has helped her novels become critical successes and international bestsellers. Author Casey has introduced Maeve Kerrigan as a Detective Constable in the debut novel of the series titled as The Burning. She continued to depict her as the main protagonist in all the remaining crime thriller novels of the series. Author Casey has described Maeve Kerrigan as a young and enthusiastic police detective, who seems to be trying to make a name for herself in the detective work in London, England. So far, Casey has written a total of 7 books in the series between the years 2010 and 2015. Currently, the series is still being continued as author Casey is working on the development of another book in the series. She is expected to release it soon in he coming days. Author Casey has said that she is quite satisfied with the kind of response that her novels have got over the course of the year. Being able to deliver what the reader expected from her has made her quite content with her work. She says that she will try to continue writing interesting crime fiction and thriller books, and thereby try to live up to the expectations of her followers in the future as well.

The Irish author Jane Casey has written many novels and the most prominent one is the Maeve Kerrigan Series. The first book in the series is titled ‘The Burning’ and was published by Minotaur Books in September of the year 2011. The protagonist of the book in a detective constable named Maeve Karrigan who is an ambitious young woman trying to do good. There is an enigmatic killer in the city who has been given the name The Burning Man by the media. This murderer has killed four women by beating them and then set their bodies on fire. This incident happened near the areas of London’s parks and while the city and the police were trying to make out how did this happen; a fifth murder occurs. Maeve Kerrigan is trying her best to make an impression on the murder task force. The male colleagues in her team think that Maeve is weak because of her empathy, but Maeve thinks differently. According to Maeve if she goes to the grieving family friends of Rebecca Haworth, the latest victim, she can learn about her and that can help her to bring the murderer of Rebecca and the other four women to justice. But the real question that arises now is how to catch someone whose face has not been seen by anyone and when there is no evidence left about the killer? The story of the book has also been narrated by Rebecca’s best friend Louise. Maeve goes very deep into the life of Rebecca and as far as in the university days at Oxford. She is trying to put all the pieces together to find out what might have happened on that winter night that caused her to be burned so violently. The plot written by Irish author Jane Casey is brilliant with all the materials that are required to make a book really good and exciting to read.

The second novel in the Maeve Kerrigan series written by the Irish author Jane Casey is ‘The Reckoning’ and was published by Ebury on 1st October of the year 2011. The Irish Times described the book as “a well-crafted mystery” and Maeve Kerrigan, a detective constable is trying to find out the man who killed two pedophiles. In this book Maeve has moved to a bad apartment, which is by the way not the first time this has happened, and the personal life of Maeve is also not the best. The new superior that she’s got now is also not good and amidst this someone is killing child abuse offenders. The public considers the killer as a hero who kills a pedophile and even the police doesn’t give much priority to these murders of pedophiles. But this is not the case with Maeve Kerrigan. According to her no one is allowed to take the law into their own hands. The mystery of the story totally changes halfway and only specific people are being murdered and there has to be a reason for this. Suddenly a young girl goes missing and now Maeve has to track her down as soon as possible. The violence of the killer of the pedophiles keeps escalating and now DC Maeve Kerrigan must decide how far is she ready to go in order to put the killer behind the bars.

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