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She Shall Have Murder by Delano Ames1
Murder Begins at Home by Delano Ames2
Corpse Diplomatique by Delano Ames3
Death of a Fellow Traveller by Delano Ames4
The Body on Page One by Delano Ames5
Murder, Maestro, Please by Delano Ames6
No Mourning for the Matador by Delano Ames7
Coffin for Christopher by Delano Ames8
Landscape with Corpse by Delano Ames9
Misdaad in Tyrol by Delano Ames10
She wouldn't say who by Delano Ames11
For Old Crime's Sake by Delano Ames12

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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