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'A Pocketful of Brits'
Page One

a night view of Parliament and Big Ben Tower in the London fog             links

non-fiction

'Best British Mysteries' anthologies

authors & series
A to L • M to Q • R to Z

on British TV

The contents of this page encompass all of Great Britain – England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland

browse British detective fiction category at Amazon

Authors of Britain Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

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L i n k s
Crime Writers' Association [est. 1953]
Society of Authors [est. 1884]
Bloody Scotland mystery fansite
Scotland's Intl. Crime Writing Festival [Sept 2012 = #1] in Stirling, Scotland


Mysteries of Distant Times & Exotic Climes
Non-Fiction About Hard-Boiled & Noir Mysteries
Mystery Fiction: Novels & Stories Pages
Mystery Fiction / Kindle Editions
Books About Noir Film Page
Film Noir Festival Pages
Southwest USA & Native American Mysteries


Non-Fiction

Mystery Reader's Walking Guide - London book by Barbara Sloan Hendershott & Alzina Stone Dale  "Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: London" [1986, rev 2004]
by Barbara Sloan Hendershott & Alzina Stone Dale

iUniverse 2nd Edition 8½x5½ pb [4/2004] for $19.76
National Textbook Co./Passport Books 8½x5½ pb [2/96] out of print/many used
National Textbook Co./Passport Books 8½x5½ hardcover [10/86] out of print/40+ used
Mystery Readers Walking Guide - England book by Alzina Stone Dale & Barbara Sloan Hendershott  "Mystery Readers Walking Guide: England" [1988, rev 2000]
by Alzina Stone Dale & Barbara Sloan Hendershott

BackInPrint 8½x5½ pb [5/2000] for $24.94
National Textbook Co./Passport Books 8¾x5½ hardcover [4/88] out of print/70+ used
Masters of the Humdrum Mystery book by Curtis J. Evans  "Masters of The 'Humdrum' Mystery: Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart, and The British Detective Novel, 1920-1961" [2012] by Curtis Evans
Author and critic Julian Symons wrote an essay in 1972 that labeled several British mystery wrters as 'humdrums' who wrote clever plots without character development or stylish writing; author Evans here restores three writers – Cecil John Charles Street [1884-1965], Irish author Freeman Wills Crofts [1879-1957], Alfred Walter Stewart [1880-1947] – to their proper place in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.
Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [6/2012] for $16.19
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [6/2012] for $44.96
Middlebrow Feminism in British Detective Fiction book by Melissa Schaub  
"Middlebrow Feminism In Classic British Detective Fiction: The Female Gentleman" [2013]
by Melissa Schaub

Kindle Edition from Palgrave Macmillan [2/2013] for $68.00 {sic}
Palgrave Macmillan 8¾x5½ hardcover [2/2013] for $78.99
The Art of the English Murder book by Lucy Worsley  "The Art of The English Murder: From Jack The Ripper and Sherlock Holmes To Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock" [2014] by Lucy Worsley
Companion book to the 3-part BBC-4 TV mini-series "A Very British Murder" [2013],
which is not yet available on DVD (2014)
Kindle Edition from Pegasus Books [10/2014] for $14.99
Pegasus Books 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2014] for $20.50
author's official website
Brit Noir Essential Guide book by Barry Forshaw  "Brit Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide To The Crime Fiction, Film & TV of The British Isles - A Definitive Investigation of The Contemporary Crime Field" [2016] by Barry Forshaw
Kindle Edition from Oldcastle Pocket Essentials [3/2016] for $9.99
Oldcastle Books 7¾x5 pb [10/2016] for $16.95

'The  Best  British  Mystery  Stories'  series
Edited by Maxim Jakubowski

Duplicate coding of "The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries" series was removed here because the books from 2004 to 2014 are coded on
the Best British Mystery Stories Section of BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Best Mystery Stories Collections Page { check it out }.

'British  Mystery  Multipack'  series

British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 1  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 1" [2014]
contains three novels by authors: Wilkie Collins ("Haunted Hotel" serial novel, 1876); Ford Madox Ford ("The Good Soldier", 1915); and A.A. Milne ("The Red House Mystery", 1922)
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [8/2014] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2015] for $18.99
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 2  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 2" [2014]
contains two novels and a short story by authors: Mary Elizabeth Braddon ("Lady Audley's Secret", 1862); Baroness Orczy ("The Ninescore Mystery", Lady Molly of Scotland Yard short story 1910); and Edgar Wallace ("The Four Just Men), 1905)
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [8/2014] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2015] for $18.99
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 3  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 3" [2014]
contains four novels and a short story by authors: Agatha Christie ("The Mysterious Affair At Styles", Hercule Poirot 1916); Wilkie Collins ("The Dead Secret", serial novel 1856); Joseph Conrad (The Secret Agent 1907); Rudyard Kipling ("The Man Who Would Be King", novella 1888); and Baroness Orczy ("A Christmas Tragedy", Lady Molly of Scotland Yard short story 1910) – plus a photo gallery
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [8/2014] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2015] for $18.99
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 4  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 4" [2014]
contains four novels and one story collection by authors: Kate Chopin ("An Egyptian Cigarette", short story 1900); Agatha Christie ("The Secret Adversary", Tommy & Tuppence novel 1922); Arthur Conan Doyle ("A Study In Scarlet", Holmes & Watson 1887); A.E.W. Mason ("At The Villa Rose", 1910); and Sax Rohmer ("Tales of Chinatown", ten stories 1922)
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [8/2014] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2015] for $26.99
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 5  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 5: Sherlock Holmes - 4 Novels & 43 Stories"
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [8/2014] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [6/2016] for $16.99
includes eight Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]: "A Study In Scarlet" [1887 novel]; "The Sign of The Four" [1890 novel]; "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" [stories 1892]; "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" [stories 1894]; "The Hound of The Baskervilles" [1902 novel]; "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" [stories 1905]; "The Valley of Fear" [1915 novel]; and "His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes" [stories 1917]
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 6  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 6" [2015]
contains seven spy novels by authors: John Buchan (spy Richard Hannay in three books: "The Thirty-Nine Steps", 1915 and sequels "Greenmantle", 1916 and "Mr. Standfast", 1918); Robert Erskine Childers ("The Riddle of The Sands: A Record of Secret Service", 1903); Arthur Griffiths ("The Passenger From Calais", 1906); William Le Queux ("The Czar's Spy: The Mystery of A Silent Love", 1905); and 'Sapper' {H.C. McNeile} ("Bull-Dog Drummond", 1920)
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [4/2015] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2015] for $29.99
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 7  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 7: The Detectives" [2015]
contains one novel and 15 short stories by authors: G.K. Chesterton (Father Brown in four stories); Arthur Griffiths (French detective M. Floηon in "The Rome Express", novel 1907); E.W. Hornung (amateur thief A.J. Raffles in four stories); and Baroness Orczy (original armchair detective The Old Man in four stories and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in three stories)
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [5/2015] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2015] for $14.99
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 8  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 8: Locked Room Mysteries" [2015]
contains three novels and three short stories by authors: G.K. Chesterton (two Father Brown short stories); Arthur Conan Doyle (fourth Sherlock Holmes novel "The Valley of Fear", 1914); American author Melville Davisson Post ("The Doomdorf Mystery", story 1920s); Edgar Wallace ("The Four Just Men", 1905 novel); and Israel Zangwill ("The Big Bow Mystery", 1892 novel)
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [7/2015] for FREE {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2015] for $25.91
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 9  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 9: The Max Carrados Mysteries" [2015]
Ernest Brammah Smith [1868-1942] was the author of a series of stories about the blind detective Max Carrados, written under the pseudonym Ernest Bramah. The Carrados stories were printed in The Strand Magazine in competition with Doyle's Holmes stories. This volume contains the 1914 collection of eight stories: "The Clever Mrs. Straithwaite", "The Coin of Dionysius", "The Comedy At Fountain Cottage", "The Game Played In The Dark", "The Knight's Cross Signal Problem", "The Last Exploit of Harry The Actor", "The Tilling Shaw Mystery", and "The Tragedy At Brookbend Cottage"
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [9/2015] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [11/2015] for $26.99

British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 10  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 10: The Super Sleuths" [2015]
contains two novels and three short stories by authors: Robert Barr ("Lady Alicia’s Emeralds", story 1906); Charles Dickens ("Hunted Down", story 1859); J.S. Fletcher ("Dead Men’s Money", novella 1920); Melville Davisson Post ("The Sleuth of St. James's Square", novel 1920); and Edgar Wallace ("The Daffodil Mystery", novel 1920)
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [9/2015] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [11/2015] for $18.99
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 11  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 11: Seven Classic Mysteries" [2015]
contains two novels and five stories by five authors: John Buchan ("No Man’s Land", story 1899 and "Fountainblue", story 1901); Wilkie Collins ("The Lawyer's Story of A Stolen Letter", story 1856); Edgar Allan Poe (C. Auguste Dupin in "The Murders In The Rue Morgue", story 1841 and its sequel "The Mystery of Marie Roget", story 1842); Arthur B. Reeve (scientist detective Craig Kennedy in "The Dream Doctor", novel 1914); and Carolyn Wells ("The Clue", novel 1909)
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [9/2015] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [11/2015] for $18.99
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 12  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 12: G.K. Chesterton" [2016]
contains 24 Father Brown short stories and two books: "The Man Who Was Thursday", novel 1908 and "The Man Who Knew Too Much", stories 1922
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [4/2016] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [4/2016] for $21.99

British  Mystery  Authors  &  Series
A to L {just below} • M to Q • R to Z

Women of Mystery  "Women of Mystery: The Lives & Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists" [2000]
by Martha Hailey DuBose

featured women authors (half British, half American) include Margery Allingham, Lilian Jackson Braun, Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwell, Sue Grafton, Anna Katharine Green, Patricia Highsmith, P.D. James, Emma Lathen, Ngaio Marsh, Margaret Millar, Anne Perry, Ruth Rendell, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Dorothy L. Sayers, Josephine Tey, and Minette Walters
St Martin/Minotaur 9½x6½ hardcover [12/2000] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

           A   thru   L
Tasha Alexander of Chicago, USA & Sheffield, U.K.
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia {empty}

Lady Emily Ashton series
"And Only To Deceive" [2005] in London
"A Poisoned Season" [2007] in London
"A Fatal Waltz" [2008] in Vienna
"Tears of Pearl" [2009] in Istanbul
"Dangerous To Know" [Oct 2010] in Normandy

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Margery Allingham [1904-66] + Albert Campion series
browse books • Wikipedia

The Margery Allingham Society [est. 1988]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kate Atkinson, MBE now living in Edinburgh, Scotland
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

The Wonderful Unofficial Kate Atkinson Website [est. 2000]

U.K. detective Jackson Brodie series
"Case Histories: A Novel" [2004]
"One Good Turn: A Jolly Murder Mystery" [2006]
"When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel" [2008]
"Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel" [2010]

TV series starring Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_Histories_(TV_series)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

M.C. Beaton [real name Marion Chesney]
browse all books • M.C. Beaton IMDb listing • Wikipedia

BH's M.C. Beaton-Hamish Macbeth fansite


Scottish P.C. Hamish Macbeth series: series books

"Hamish Macbeth" 20-episode TV series [1995–1997] /tt0111993/
volume 1 • volume 2 • volume 3 • volumes 1-3


Agatha Raisin (in the Cotswolds) cozies: series books • official website

"Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death" [Sky-TV Dec 2014] /tt4056574/
Ashley Jensen stars as P/R queen turned detective Agatha Raisin
http://skyvision.sky.com/Brand/1548/agatha-raisin

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

C.C. Benison
{ real identity journalist & author Douglas Whiteway of Winnipeg, Canada }
browse C.C. Benison Store at Amazon • Douglas Whiteway entry at Wikipedia


Her Majesty Investigates mystery series

"Death At Buckingham Palace" [Macmillan 1996]

"Death At Sandringham House" [Macmillan 1997]

"Death At Windsor Castle" [12/1998]


Vicar Tom Christmas of Thornford Regis 'Father Christmas' mystery series

"Twelve Drummers Drumming: A Mystery" [10/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Drummers-Drumming-C-Benison/dp/0385344457/

"Eleven Pipers Piping: A Father Christmas Mystery" [Delacorte Press 10/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Eleven-Pipers-Piping-Christmas-Mystery/dp/0385344465/

"Ten Lords A-Leaping" [next]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Mark Billingham of London, England
Mark Billingham is a bestselling novelist, a screenwriter, an actor, and a stand-up comic
browse all books • IMDb listing [since 1985] • official website • Wikipedia

London Det. Insp. Tom Thorne books series

"Sleepyhead" [Aug 2001] 0-316-85697-5 + William Morrow US [Jul 2002] 0-06-621299-5

"Scaredy Cat" [Jul 2002]) 0-316-85954-0 + Time Warner UK [Nov 2002] 0-356-23206-9 +
WmMorrow US [Jun 2003] 0-06-621300-2

"Lazybones" [Jul 2003] 0-316-72493-9 & 0-316-72494-7 + WmMorrow US (Jun 2004) 0-06-056085-1

"The Burning Girl" [Jul 2004] 0-316-72574-9 + WmMorrow US (Jun 2005) 0-06-074526-6

"Lifeless" [May 2005]) 0-316-72752-0 + Scorpion Press [Jun 2005] 1-873567-70-7 +
WmMorrow US [Sep 2006] 0-06-084166-4

"Buried" [May 2006] 0-316-73050-5 + Orbit [May 2006] 0-356-24410-5 +
HarperCollins [Aug 2007] 0-06-125569-6

"Death Message" [Aug 2007] ISBN 0-316-73052-1

"Bloodline" [Aug 2009) ISBN 978-1-4087-0067-9

"From The Dead" [Aug 2010) ISBN 978-1-4087-0075-4

"Good As Dead" [Aug 2011) ISBN 978-1-84744-419-6

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Harry Bingham of Oxfordshire, U.K.
browse all books official website • no entry at Wikipedia

flag of Wales  Welsh Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths series

"Talking To The Dead: A Novel" [2012]

"Love Story, With Murders: A Novel" [Delacorte Press 2/2014] 9780345533760

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Ireland  Benjamin Black {real name John Banville)
browse books • John Banville entry at Wikipedia

Black-Eyed Blonde mystery novel by Benjamin Black (Philip Marlowe)  "The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel" [2014] by Benjamin Black
Philip Marlowe continuation novel 'blessed' by the Raymond Chandler Estate; a woman with two black eyes hires Marlowe to find her boyfriend; when Marlowe learns that the man was killed two months prior, she says that she saw him just days ago and wants Marlowe to keep looking.
Kindle Edition from Holt/Macmillan [3/2014] for $11.04
Henry Holt & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2014] for $20.67

flag of Ireland  Dublin, Ireland coroner Quirke series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

British pulp detective Sexton Blake [est. 1893]
These adventures of a fictional British detective appeared in many British and international publications (in many languages) from 1893 to 1978; Blake was also the hero of several comic strips, numerous silent & sound films, radio serials, and a 1960s I.T.V. television series. The Sexton Blake 'canon' runs to over 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors.
browse all Blyton books • character 'Sexton Blake' credits [1909-78] at IMDb • Wikipedia
JN's Sexton Blake fansite {last update 2003}
TB's Sexton Blake fansite [est. 2008]

"Sexton Blake and The Hooded Terror" [1938] starring Tod Slaughter & George Curzon /tt0030734/
http://www.amazon.com/Sexton-Blake-Hooded-Terror-Slaughter/dp/B0073XEY72/
http://www.archive.org/details/sexton_blake_sexton_hooded_terror

Sexton Blake solves "The Echo Murders" [1945] dir by John Harlow
http://www.archive.org/details/TheEchoMurders

"Sexton Blake's Early Cases" [4/1976]
https://www.amazon.com/Sexton-Blakes-Early-Cases-Blake/dp/0213165937/

"The Casebook of Sexton Blake" [3/2009] by David Stuart Davies
https://www.amazon.com/Casebook-Sexton-Blake-Mystery-Supernatural/dp/1840221704/

"Sexton Blake, Detective" [9/2009] Edited by by George Mann
https://www.amazon.com/Sexton-Blake-Detective-George-Mann/dp/1906727414/
https://www.amazon.com/Detective-Moorcock-Introduction-1-Sep-2009-Hardcover/dp/B013IL6CGS/

"The Adventures of Sexton Blake" radio spoof [BBC Radio 2009]
six 15-minute episodes http://www.archive.org/details/AdventuresOfSextonBlakeThe

"The Adventures of Sexton Blake" BBC Radio Full Cast Drama [4/2010]
https://www.amazon.com/The-Adventures-of-Sexton-Blake/dp/1408410540/

"Sexton Blake" BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama
"Sexton Blake: Lilies For The Ladies & Other Stories" [1/2012]
https://www.amazon.com/Sexton-Blake-Lilies-Ladies-Stories/dp/1445861526/
"Sexton Blake: The Eight Swords and Other Stories" [3/2012]
https://www.amazon.com/Sexton-Blake-Swords-Stories-Full-Cast/dp/1445867613/
"Sexton Blake: The Vampire Moon and Other Stories" [3/2012]
https://www.amazon.com/Sexton-Blake-Vampire-Other-Stories/dp/1445861534/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

children's author Enid Mary Blyton [1897-1968]
browse all Blyton books • credits [since 1955] at IMDb • Wikipedia • Enid Blyton Society [est. 1995]

http://www.amazon.com/Enid-Blyton-Biography-Author-ebook/dp/B007HDP1E8/
http://www.amazon.com/Enid-Blyton-Old-Thatch-ebook/dp/B00C2TCPWI/ [2013]

The Famous Five children's mystery series
21 novels, 1942–62 featuring Julian, Anne, George, Dick, and Timmy (the dog)

There are also 24 'Famous Five' books [1971-85] written originally in French by Claude Voilier,
and 21 'Famous Five' books [2004-2012] written originally in German by Sarah Bosse

for detailed info, visit BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Kid Sleuths Page / The Famous Five Section

The Secret Seven children's mystery series
15 novels, 1949–63 featuring leader Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, George, Pam, and Colin (with interfering Susie & Binkie)

for detailed info, visit BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Kid Sleuths Page / The Secret Seven Section

see also Enid Blyton's Circus Tales [1938-48]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Alan Bradley used to live in Canada
browse books • not yet listed on IMDb • Wikipedia

preteen Flavia de Luce series
five novels so far, 2009-2013 • official website + TV series rights optioned by Sam Mendes (May 2012)

for detailed info, visit BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Kid Sleuths Page / Flavia de Luce Section

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ernest Bramah { pseudonym of Ernest Brammah Smith [1868-1942] }
browse books • author entry at Wikipedia
MB's Ernest Bramah fansite {last update 2006}
several stories are available online as etexts at Project Gutenberg

"The Search For Ernest Bramah" biography [Creighton & Read 2007] by Aubrey Wilson ISBN 0-9553753-0-4


the blind detective Max Carrados
The Carrados stories were printed in The Strand Magazine in competition with Conan Doyle's Holmes stories.
Max Carrados entry at Wikipedia

Ernest Bramah / Max Carrados Complete Stories in Kindle format from B & L P  "Ernest Bramah: Max Carrados, 42 Cases - The Complete Stories" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Business & Leadership Publng [5/2015] for 99’ {sic}
includes "Max Carrados" [Methuen & Co. 1914] eight stories; "The Eyes of Max Carrados" [Grant Richards 1923] nine stories; "Max Carrados Mysteries" [Hodder & Stoughton 1927] eight stories; and "The Bravo of London" [1934] 17 stories
British Mystery Multipack omnibus Volume 9  "British Mystery Multipack, Volume 9: The Max Carrados Mysteries" [2015]
contains the "Max Carrados" [Methuen & Co. 1914] collection of eight stories: "The Clever Mrs. Straithwaite", "The Coin of Dionysius", "The Comedy At Fountain Cottage", "The Game Played In The Dark", "The Knight's Cross Signal Problem", "The Last Exploit of Harry The Actor", "The Tilling Shaw Mystery", and "The Tragedy At Brookbend Cottage"
Kindle Edition from Enhanced Mystery Classics [9/2015] for 99’ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [11/2015] for $26.99

Chinese storyteller Kai Lung series
Kai Lung entry at Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Simon Brett + Charles Paris, Mrs. Pargeter, etc.
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Emily Brightwell
+ Insp. Witherspoon & Mrs. Jeffries Victorian-Era mysteries

browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ken Bruen of Galway, Ireland
browse books at Amazon • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Dublin Noir stories edited by Ken Bruen  "Dublin Noir" [19 stories 2006] Edited by Ken Bruen
Kindle Edition from Akashic Books [2006 edition] for $9.39
Akashic Books 8x5¼ pb [3/2006] for $12.11
brand-new stories by Ray Banks, James O. Born, editor Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Eoin Colfer, Jim Fusilli, Patrick J. Lambe, Laura Lippman, Craig McDonald, Pat Mullan, Gary Phillips, John Rickards, Peter Spiegelman, Jason Starr, Olen Steinhauer, Charlie Stella, Duane Swierczynski, Sarah Weinman, and Kevin Wignall

Jack Taylor mystery series
"The Guards" [2001] won Shamus Award for Best Novel
"The Killing of The Tinkers" [2002] won Macavity Award for Best Novel
"The Magdalen Martyrs" [2003]
"The Dramatist" [2004] won Shamus Award for Best Novel
"Priest" [2006] won Barry Award for Best British Novel
"Cross" [2007]
"Sanctuary" [2008]
"The Devil" [2010]
"Headstone" [2011]
"Purgatory" [Aug 2013]

Sergeant Brant & Chief Inspector Roberts mystery series
"A White Arrest" [1998]
"Taming The Alien" [1999]
"The McDead" [2000]
"Blitz" [2002]
"Vixen" [2003]
"Calibre" [2006]
"Ammunition" [2007]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Caleb Carr
browse all books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Carr's "New Authorized Tales of Sherlock Holmes"

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sarah Caudwell [1939-2000]
+ Hilary Tamar & pals of London series
4 novels • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936] Page

creator of the priest-detective Father Brown mystery series

G.K. Chesterton Quotations Page at Working Minds

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Agatha Christie [1890-1976] Pages

Hercule Poirot book series
Miss Marple book series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Douglas Clark + Masters & Green of Scotland Yard
browse books • Wikipedia {empty}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ann Cleeves
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Wilkie Collins [1824-89]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

The Willkie Collins Information Pages
The Willkie Collins Pages

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Creasey [1908-73]
browse all books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

new Creasey publisher Tethered Camel {appears to be shut down}
Coolabi PLC of London acquired the rights to John Creasey's works in August 2007

(writing as J.J. Marric) Insp. Gideon series
Marric books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Edmund Crispin  {real name Bruce Montgomery} [1921-78]
+ Oxford don Gervase Fen series

browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Mystery List article

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Deborah Crombie
+ Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James of Scotland Yard series

browse books • author's official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

(Norman) Colin Dexter, OBE [b. 1930]
browse books • IMDb listing

Insp. Morse of Oxford, England series
Insp. Morse entry at Wikipedia

"Last Bus To Woodstock" [#1 = 1975]
"Last Seen Wearing" [#2 = 1976]
"The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn" [#3 = 1977]
"Service of All The Dead" [#4 = 1979]
"The Dead of Jericho" [#5 = 1981]
"The Riddle of The Third Mile" [#6 = 1983]
"The Secret of Annexe 3" [#7 = 1986]
"The Wench Is Dead" [#8 = 1989]
"The Jewel That Was Ours" [#9 = 1991]
"The Way Through The Woods" [#10 = 1992]
"Morse's Greatest Mystery" [stories 1993] also published as "As Good as Gold"
"The Daughters of Cain" [#11 = 1994]
"Death Is Now My Neighbour" [#12 = 1996]
"The Remorseful Day" [#13 = 1999]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930] + Sherlock Holmes series

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Page

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Sherlock Holmes Pages

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Sherlock Holmes Film Festival Pages

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Chris Ewan lives on The Isle of Man
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

"The Good Thief's Guide To Amsterdam" [2007]
"The Good Thief's Guide To Paris" [2009]
"The Good Thief's Guide To Vegas" [2010]
"The Good Thief's Guide To Venice" [2011]
"Safe House: A Thriller" [2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

J. Jefferson Farjeon [1883-1955]
"Unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures." — Dorothy L. Sayers [1893-1957]
browse books • Wikipedia

Mystery in White mystery novel by J. Jefferson Farjeon  "Mystery In White: A Christmas Crime Story" [Wright & Brown 1937]
by J. Jefferson Farjeon, Introduction by Martin Edwards

Murder and desparation on Christmas Eve among a group of passengers on a snowbound train . . .
Kindle Edition from British Library Crime Classics [9/2014] for $6.99
British Library Crime Classics 7½x5 pb [12/2014] for $11.49

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Charles Finch of Oxford, U.K.
browse books • author's Facebook page • Wikipedia

"The Last Enchantments" a contemporary mystery novel [2014] 978-1-2500-1871-7


'gentleman detective' Charles Lenox in Victorian London series
"A Beautiful Blue Death" [#1 = 2007]
"The September Society" [#2 = 2008]
"The Fleet Street Murders" [#3 = 2009]
"A Stranger In Mayfair" [#4 = 2010]
"A Burial At Sea" [#5 = 2011]
"A Death In The Small Hours" [#6 = 2012]
"An Old Betrayal" [#7 = 2013] HC 978-1-2500-1161-9 pb 978-1-2500-4910-0
"The Laws of Murder" [Minotaur, #8 = 2014] ISBN 978-1-250-05130-1

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

J.S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher [1863-1935] of Yorkshire, U.K.
One of the leading writers of detective fiction in the 'Golden Age'; Fletcher wrote more than a hundred detective novels & stories from 1914
to his death, many featuring the private investigator Ronald Camberwell; Resurrected Press [est. 2010] of Wisconsin has begun restoring
(not scanning) and republishing various mystery authors's public domain novels, with ten of Fletcher's done so far (• symbol 2014).
browse books (lots missing) • online texts at Project Gutenberg • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Essential J.S. Fletcher Collection in Kindle format from A1  "The Essential J. S. Fletcher Collection (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from A1 [6/2009] for $4.99
13 public domain novels, with illustrations, over 2,500 pages: "The Borough Treasurer", "The Chestermarke Instinct", "Dead Men’s Money", "The Herapath Property", "In The Mayor’s Parlour", "The Middle of Things", "The Middle Temple Murder", "The Orange-Yellow Diamond", "The Paradise Mystery", "Ravensdene Court", "The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation", "Scarhaven Keep", and "The Talleyrand Maxim"
Collected Mysteries of J.S. Fletcher in Kindle format from Halcyon Classics  
"The Collected Mysteries of J.S. Fletcher (Unexpurgated Edition)" for Kindle [2010]
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Classics [11/2010] for $1.99 {sic}
almost 1,900 pages, same standard 13 public domain books as above (probably minus illustrations)
J.S. Fletcher Mystery Collection in Kindle format from Waxkeep Publishing  "The J.S. Fletcher Mystery Collection: 13 Classic Novels" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Waxkeep Publng [8/2013] for 99’ {sic}
same standard 13 public domain books as above
J.S. Fletcher 20 Novels & 3 Short Stories in Kindle format from Timeless Wisdom  "J.S. Fletcher: Twenty Novels and Three Short Stories" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Business & Leadership Publng [8/2014] for $1.99 {sic}
includes the standard 13 public domain books as above, plus: "The Charing Cross Mystery", "In The Days of Drake", "Mr. Poskitt's Nightcaps", "The New Sun", "Perris of The Cherry-Trees", "The Root of All Evil", "The Safety Pin"; and three short stories: "The Ivory God", "The Lighthouse In Shivering Sand", and "The Other Sense"

•  "The Middle Temple Murder" [1919]
http://www.amazon.com/Middle-Temple-Murder-J-Fletcher/dp/1935774077/

•  "Dead Men’s Money" [1920]

"The Talleyrand Maxim" [1920]
http://www.amazon.com/Talleyrand-Maxim-J-S-Fletcher-ebook/dp/B00L1H5SXU/

•  "The Paradise Mystery" [1921]
http://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Mystery-J-S-Fletcher/dp/1935774344/

•  "The Chestermarke Instinct" [1921]

•  "The Orange-Yellow Diamond" [1921]

•  "The Herapath Property" [1921]

"The Borough Treasurer" [1921]

•  "Scarhaven Keep" [1922]
http://www.amazon.com/Scarhaven-Keep-J-S-Fletcher-ebook/dp/B00L2N81TG/
http://www.amazon.com/Scarhaven-Keep-J-S-Fletcher/dp/193577414X/

•  "Ravensdene Court" [1922]
http://www.amazon.com/Ravensdene-Court-J-S-Fletcher/dp/B000X9AOTA/

•  "The Middle of Things" [1922]

•  "The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation" [1922]

"The Root of All Evil" [George H. Doran Co. pre-1923]
http://www.amazon.com/Root-Evil-Joseph-Smith-Fletcher-ebook/dp/B00AQMPY0S/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Root-All-Evil-Fletcher/dp/1493571656/
http://www.amazon.com/Root-All-Evil-Original-Classic/dp/1486438628/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Root_of_All_Evil_(1947_film)

"The Charing Cross Mystery [1923]
http://www.amazon.com/Charing-Cross-Mystery-J-Fletcher/dp/1909349712/ [3/2013]

"The Safety Pin" [1924]

"The Passenger To Folkestone" [1927]

"Paradise Court" [1929]
http://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Court-J-S-Fletcher-ebook/dp/B00F3BQWSA/


"The Murder At Wrides Park: Being Entry Number One In The Casebook of Ronald Camberwell" [1931]

"Murder In The Squire's Pew: A Ronald Camberwell Mystery" [1932]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Squires-Ronald-Camberwell-Mystery/dp/B000872RBU/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Dick Francis [1920-2010] Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Caroline Graham + Chief Insp. Barnaby & Sgt. Troy series
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Maj. Arthur Griffiths [1838-1908]
browse books {returns 600+ items} • entry at Wikipedia

'The Passenger From Calais' 1905 novel by Arthur Griffiths  "The Passenger From Calais" [1905 novel] by Arthur Griffiths
Qontro Classic Books 11x8½ pb [7/2010] for $9.99
IndyPublish 9x6 hardcover [4/2007] for $19.99
available as free online etext at Project Gutenberg
'The Rome Express' 1907 novel by Arthur Griffiths  "The Rome Express" [1907 novel] by Arthur Griffiths
The porter discovers a dead man in one of the compartments. Who was he? Who was his murderer? The countess? The English general? His brother the clergyman? The maid who has disappeared? Is French detective M. Floηon capable of solving the crime?
General Books 9x6 pb [3/2010] for $6.59
Resurrected Press pb [4/2010] out of print/used
Kessinger Publng 7x10 hardcover [5/2010] for $26.56
available as free online etext at Project Gutenberg

http://www.amazon.com/Victorian-Murders-Mysteries-Police-Crime/dp/0752455249/
http://www.amazon.com/Bank-Robbers-Arthur-Griffiths-ebook/dp/B01KQQ80RW/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Elly Griffiths + forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway
browse books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia

"The Crossing Places: A Case for Ruth Galloway" [#1 = 9/2010]
"Janus Stone: A Ruth Galloway Mystery" [#2 = 1/2011]
"The House At Sea's End" [#3 = 1/2011]
"A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation" [#4 = 7/2012]
"A Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Mystery" [#5 = DUE March 2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Martha Grimes
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

+ Supt. Richard Jury, Sgt. Wiggins & Melrose Plant series
"The Man With A Load of Mischief" [1981]
"The Old Fox Deceiv'd" [1982]
"The Anodyne Necklace" [1983]
"The Dirty Duck" [1984]
"Jerusalem Inn" [1984]
"Help The Poor Struggler" [1985]
"The Deer Leap" [1985]
"I Am The Only Running Footman" [1986]
"The Five Bells and Bladebone" [1987]
"The Old Silent" [1989]
"The Old Contemptibles" [1991]
"The Horse You Came In On" [1993]
"Rainbow's End" [1995]
"The Case Has Altered" [1997]
"The Stargazey" [1998]
"The Lamorna Wink" [1999]
"The Blue Last" [2001]
"The Grave Maurice" [2002]
"The Winds of Change" [2004]
"The Old Wine Shades" [2006]
"Dust" [2007]
"The Black Cat" [2010]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

C.S. Harris
browse all books • author's website • no entry at Wikipedia

Sebastian St. Cyr Regency England mystery series:
"What Angels Fear" [#1 = 11/2005]
"When Gods Die" [#2 = 11/2006]
"Why Mermaids Sing" [#3 = 11/2007]
"Where Serpents Sleep" [#4 = 11/2008]
"What Remains of Heaven" [#5 = 11/2009]
"Where Shadows Dance" [#6 = 3/2011]
"When Maidens Mourn" [#7 = 3/2012]
"What Darkness Brings" [#8 = 3/2013]
"Why Kings Confess" [#9 = 3/2014]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Harvey
browse all books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Insp. Charlie Resnick series: official webpage • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Mavis Doriel Hay [1894–1979]
published three mystery novels in the 1930s, long out of print; not much else is known

Murder Underground mystery novel by Mavis Doriel Hay  "Murder Underground" [1934]
When wealthy and unpleasant Miss Pongleton is found dead on the stairs of Belsize Park underground station, her housemates naturally conjecture about who wanted her dead; but then events compel them into a very active investigation . . .
Kindle Edition from British Library Publng [3/2014] for $6.99
British Library Crime Classics pb [6/2014] for $15.00
Death on the Cherwell mystery novel by Mavis Doriel Hay  "Death On The Cherwell" [1935]
The society of students at Persephone College secretly meeting by the river do not expect to discover the drowned body of the college bursar.
Kindle Edition from British Library Publng [4/2014] for $6.99
British Library Crime Classics pb [6/2014] for $15.00
The Santa Klaus Murder mystery novel by Mavis Doriel Hay  "The Santa Klaus Murder" [1936]
The Melbury family Christmas gathering at their country residence is upended when the patriarch is found in his study with a bullet wound in his forehead; everyone suspects everyone else, and then it develops that there were two costumed Santa Klaus figures . . .
Kindle Edition from The British Library [9/2013] for $9.99
British Library Crime Classics 7½x5¼ pb [11/2013] for $10.80
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

[Ms] Mo Hayder lives near Bath, England
browse all books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Tokyo" [2004] also published as "The Devil of Nanking" [2010]
"Pig Island" [2006]
"Hanging Hill" [2011]


Det. Insp. Jack Caffery series

"Birdman" [2000]
"The Treatment" [2001]
filmed in Belgium [Jan 2014] /tt3089778/
"Ritual" [Walking Man #1 = 2008]
"Skin" [WM #2 = 2009]
"Gone" [WM #3 = 2010] winner of the 2012 Edgar Award
"Poppet" [WM #4 = 2013]
"Wolf" [WM #5 = 2014]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Reginald Hill [1936-2012]
+ Yorkshire Dets. Dalziel & Pascoe & Wield series

browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
Random House author page • HarperCollins U.K. author page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Buxton Hilton [1921-86]
browse books • Wikipedia

Insp. Simon Kenworthy of Scotland Yard series [1968-87]
Insp. Thomas Brunt series [1976-87]
Insp. Mosley series {as John Greenwood} [1983-88]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Joyce Holms + Edinburgh detectives Fizz & Buchanan series
all books • official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Innes {real name J.I.M. Stewart} [1906-94]
+ Scotland Yard Insp. Appleby series

browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

CH's Michael Innes bibliography

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

P.D. James, Baroness James of Holland Park [1920-2014]
[real name Phyllis Dorothy James, OBE]
browse books • browse audio • browse DVDs • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Adam Dalgliesh, etc. of New Scotland Yard: series books • Wikipedia

Talking About Detective Fiction book by P.D. James  "Talking About Detective Fiction" [2009]
by P.D. James

Penguin U.K. 8½x5¼ pb [10/2009] out of print/used
Knopf 7½x4¾ hardcover [12/2009] for $14.66
P.D. James Essential Collection DVD set  "P.D. James: The Essential Collection" DVD box set [2005]
Koch Vision color DVD set [6/2005] 13 disks - out of prodn/used
starring Roy Marsden {as Dalgliesh}; includes "Death of An Expert Witness" [295 min. 1983]; "Shroud For A Nightingale" [251 min. 1984]; "Cover Her Face" (291 min. 1985]; "The Black Tower" [287 min. 1985]; "A Taste For Death" [291 min. 1988] with Wendy Hiller; "Unnatural Causes" [120 min. 1993]; and "Original Sin" [151 min. 1997]
{It is unclear why "Devices & Desires" [1991] and "A Certain Justice" [1998] are omitted.}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Wales  'Queen of Welsh Crime' Katherine John of Swansea, Wales, U.K.
browse books • browse DVDs • official website • no entry at Wikipedia

"A Well-Deserved Murder" [8/2008]
"Amber Knight" historical epic novel [2/2007]
"Black Daffodil" [4/2008]
"By Any {Other} Name" [1995]
"The Corpse's Tale" [12/2006]
"The Destruction of Evidence" [#6 5/2010]
"Midnight Murders" [3/2007]
"Murder of A Dead Man" [11/1994]
"Six Foot Under" [7/1996]
"Without Trace" [#1 8/1995]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lynda La Plant
all books & audio • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Prime Suspect Complete Collection on DVD  
Prime Suspect 2 on DVD  
Prime Suspect 3 on DVD  
Prime Suspect 6 on DVD  
"Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection" DVD Box Set [2010]
Acorn Media DVD set [9/2010] 9 disks for $81.99
contains 9 TV movies {as below}, plus 2 featurettes, photo gallery/font>
starring Helen Mirren as no-nonsense female British Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison
series entry at Wikipedia • official series site
"Prime Suspect" [Granada TV April 1991, P.B.S. USA Jan 1992]
full credits at IMDb; won Edgar Award & 4 BAFTA Awards
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [10/2003] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
Starz / Anchor Bay color VHS [10/97] 2 tapes for $19.95
"Prime Suspect 2" [Granada TV Dec 1992, USA 1993]
full credits at IMDb; won Emmy Award, 2 Edgar Awards, 2 BAFTA Awards
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [2/2004] 2 disks for $24.99
Starz / Anchor Bay color VHS [10/97] 2 tapes for $12.72
"Prime Suspect 3" [Granada TV Dec 1993, P.B.S. USA April 1994]
full credits at IMDb; won Emmy Award & 2 BAFTA Awards
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [2/2004] 2 disks for $24.99
Starz / Anchor Bay color VHS [10/97] 3 tapes for $29.95
"Prime Suspect 4" [Granada TV 1995, USA 1995-96]
"The Lost Child" full credits at IMDb
"Inner Circles" full credits at IMDb
"Scent of Darkness" full credits at IMDb
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [4/2004] 2 disks for $24.99
Starz / Anchor Bay color VHS [10/97] 3 tapes - out of prodn/used
"Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement" [Granada TV Oct 1995, USA Feb 1997]
full credits at IMDb; won Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [4/2004] 2 disks for for $24.99
Starz / Anchor Bay color VHS [10/97] 2 tapes for $6.20
"Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness" [Granada TV Nov 2003, USA April 2004]
full credits at IMDb
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [5/2004] 2 disks for $23.99
"Prime Suspect 7" The Final Act" [Granada TV Oct 2006, USA Nov 2006]
full credits at IMDb; won 3 Emmy Awards, minor BAFTA Award
Acorn Media color DVD [9/2007] 2 disks for $27.49

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John le Carrι
{ real name David John Moore Cornwell [b. 1931] }
all books & audio • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

espionage veteran George Smiley
"Throughout the whole of [Smiley's] clandestine work he never managed to reconcile the means to the end."
— John le Carrι, in "A Murder of Quality"
Smiley lives at 9A Baywater Street, Chelsea, London

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ted Lewis [1940-82] of Manchester, U.K.
all books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"All The Way Home and All The Night Through" [1965]
"Plender" [1971]
"Billy Rags" [1973]
"The Rabbit" [1975]
"Boldt" [1976]
"G.B.H." [1980]


The Jack Carter Trilogy

"Jack's Return Home" [1970] pb in 1971 as "Carter", later re-published as "Get Carter"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack%27s_Return_Home
Syndicate Books/Soho Press, $14.95 paperback, 9781616955038
hit movie "Get Carter" [1971] directed by Mike Hodges, starring Michael Caine
movie "Hit Man" [1972] starring Pam Grier
movie "Get Carter" [2000] starring Sylvester Stallone

"Jack Carter's Law" [1974]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Carter%27s_Law

"Jack Carter and The Mafia Pigeon" [1977]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Peter Lovesey
all books & audio • U.K. publisher pages • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Det. Insp. Peter Diamond of modern Bath in SW England
series books (back in print 2003+)

Victorian Era detective Sgt. Cribb series
series books (back in print 2009)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

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