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Publication Order of Fiona Figg Mystery Books

Betrayal at Ravenswick (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Treason at the Grand Hotel (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Villainy in Vienna (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Fiona Figg & Kitty Lane Mystery Books

Chaos at Carnegie Hall (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Covert in Cairo (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mayhem in the Mountains (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arsenic at Ascot (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Moscow (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jessica James Mysteries Books

Publication Order of Pet Detective Mysteries Books

Kassy O'Roarke, Cub Reporter (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kassy O'Roake, Treasure Hunter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kassy O'Roarke, Geocacher (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forerunners: Ideas First Books

Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology (By: Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trans Care (By: Hil Malatino) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of SUNY, Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature Books

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A Voice from Elsewhere (By: Charlotte Mandell,Maurice Blanchot) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of KellyOliver Non-Fiction Books

Ethics, Politics, and Difference in Julia Kristeva's Writing (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reading Kristeva: Unraveling the Double-bind (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy's Relation to the "Feminine" (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Portable Kristeva (With: Julia Kristeva) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
French Feminism Reader (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Psyche and the Social: Psychoanalytic Social Theory (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witnessing: Beyond Recognition (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noir Anxiety (With: Benigno Trigo) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colonization Of Psychic Space: A Psychoanalytic Social Theory Of Oppression (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contemporary French Feminism (With: Lisa Walsh) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex, and the Media (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva (With: S.K. Keltner) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earth and World: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver is a suspense and crime fiction author best known for her series Fiona Fig Mysteries and The Jessica James Mysteries. Her writing is exceptional, and the talented author has a way of building tension to exhilarating levels. When she is not penning captivating mysteries, Oliver works as Vanderbilt University Professor of Philosophy. This explains her choice of characters and knowledge of philosophy work in The Jessica James mystery series. Oliver currently resides in Nashville. She lives with her husband and their three demanding cats.


Wolf comes first in the Jessica James Mysteries. The story introduces Jessica James, a former Montana cowgirl now a student at Northwestern University. Jessica is broke, so she lives in the Philosophy department attic. She is also at odds with her philosophy professor about her thesis, and she has not had any luck making him see things from her view. When Jesicca’s friends advise her to break into the professor’s office, she jumps on the opportunity. They are all having a ball in that office until they discover the professor’s body in the bathtub. A police investigation follows, and all evidence points to Jessica and her friends. Is there a way for these students to get out of trouble?

Jessica launches her investigation that takes her deep into Professor Wolfgang’s life. Is there a connection between his murder and the date-rape drugs that had turned into an epidemic on campus? As Jessica is trying hard to unravel the mystery behind Wolf’s killing, her best friend’s father is going through enough troubles. Dmitry Durchenko is a janitor in the Philosophy department at Northwestern. He has been in the US for 20 years after escaping Russia and the Mafia mob. Life has been going great until a painting he stole from his boss’s father goes missing. Is the mafia out to get him? Who stole the artwork, and what more do they plan to do with Dmitry?

A lot is going on in this captivating story. There is a murder in which the main protagonist is involved and date rape drugs. There is also the story of Dmitry and his involvement with the Russian mafia and art forgery. Jessica will be trying hard to find who hated her professor enough to want him dead. Her feisty nature is evident throughout the page, and her comical friends help her a lot in her search for the truth. The writing is richly descriptive, and the brilliant settings and characters give the story quite an edge. Will Jessica and her friends manage to find the killer before more damage is done? What about her friend’s father and his troubles with the mafia?

Wolf is a suspenseful thriller with enjoyable dialogue, great characters, and non-stop action. The story comes with a few threads that are expertly woven and tie beautifully in the end. Thanks to the rising pace, you will keep turning the pages to see what happens next. The plot twists come unexpectedly, and they add to the charm of this story. You will spend time trying to figure out the characters’ next steps and still get surprised by the way things turn out. This, in addition to the perfect pacing, turns this book into a page-turner.

Betrayal at Ravenswick

Betrayal at Ravenswick comes first in the Fiona Figg Mystery series. The book introduces Fiona Figg, a woman reeling from a divorce. Fina is heartbroken by her philandering husband’s actions and tries everything to forget about him. She volunteers at the hospital and stays busy taking care of her patients. With such a busy schedule, she will have little time to focus on her situation and the need to start life afresh. When an opportunity to get out of London arises, Fiona jumps on it. You can almost feel her relief as she leaves London behind and heads to the countryside. This determined woman has offered to be a spy even though she has little experience in the same.

At Ravenswick, a charming South African correspondent named Abbey has tongues wagging. No one knows who he is, and while his friends claim that he is a huntsman, the War Office thinks otherwise. There is a rumor that he is a traitor, but Fiona sees him as just a prig. You will love watching Fiona perfects her skills as a spy. When she gets entangled in a murder mystery, she will slowly learn to follow her intuition and know when to take action. Her colleagues warn her to let the authorities handle the high-profile case, but Fiona does what she wants, and she is growing to be a damn good spy.

Fiona is such a delight. She is a brilliant and witty woman who is well ahead of her time. Working undercover in the War Office during the war while still thinking about her lost marriage is not going to be easy. However, Fiona still pushes on and shines at her job. The writing in this book is enjoyable, and the storyline entertaining. Oliver has outdone herself in the descriptions and the scenes during World War I come to life in these pages. Fiona’s connection to those in her care is touching, and it is fantastic that she doesn’t lose her sense of humor even during uncertain times.

Betrayal at Ravenswick is a fantastic read. We get to meet a woman in transition and see the choices she makes to change her life. In a world where a woman’s worth is measured using her ability to bear children and become a wife, Fiona feels like a breath of fresh air. She will take on challenging tasks in this story, and you cannot help but wonder what the future holds for her. This book is perfect if you are looking for a fun escape into an era gone but not yet forgotten. The story ends with a cliffhanger, so you might want to order for the next installment in the series if you don’t want to spend sleepless nights wondering what happens to Fiona and the rest of the cast.

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One Response to “Kelly Oliver”

  1. Diana O Blosser: 2 years ago

    Please write more Fiona Figg books!!


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