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Alex Grecian Books In Order

Publication Order of Proof Graphic Novels

Goatsucker (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Company of Men (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunderbirds Are Go! (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julia (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Fairies (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endangered (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad Books

The Yard (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Country (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Girl (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Workshop (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Harvest Man (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost and Gone Forever (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Seven Sons (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


A graphic novelist hailing from Kansas in the United States, Alex Grecian has been creating his unique brand of mystery and historical fiction for a number of years now, working with some of the biggest names and publishing houses in the industry. Drawing from a whole range of influences, he’s created his own idiosyncratic voice that has resonated well with his audience over the duration of his career. With series such as Proof having established his name over the years, along with novels like his Murder Squad series, he’s managed to create a style that is unlike any other working in the industry today.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the sixth of August in 1969, Alexander Douglas Grecian is an American author who was brought up in Kansas where he spent a large portion of his childhood taking in inspiration from his surrounding environment. Reading extensively as a child and throughout his teenage years constantly, he was always on the lookout for new stories and new ideas with which to take his adult career in writing forwards, all whilst honing both his voice and his craft. Taking this passion on with him into further education, he managed to build himself up academically, as he always retained his interest in genre fiction and the power of storytelling.

Attending the University of Kansas later on, where he enrolled as an English major, he spent three semesters before leaving to focus on supporting himself whilst concentrating on his writing career in the process. This helped him to get a better idea of what it was that he wanted to do as, after some time, he had a child with his wife and he decided to become a stay-at-home father and concentrate on his writing and work. Having graduated from Topeka West High School in 1987 he’d come a long way in advancing his career and becoming the author that he’d always dreamed of being.

Building up his material, Alex Grecian always had a clear sense of what it was that he wanted to achieve, and it was during his evolution that he not only built upon his skills in the field of prose, but also his ability to craft a story too. It was soon that he was also to create the long-running graphic novel series ‘Proof’ which was to become a major title of his, gaining him a lot of attention the process, as he managed to garner much critical acclaim too. He also has a penchant for thrillers as well, having produced a number of historical mystery novels too.

Following in his fathers footsteps, he continues a proud literary tradition, as his father was also the writer and actor Phil Grecian. He was also a published play-write and this is something Alex learned from as his son, carrying on the family profession. Continuing to write to this day there is plenty to come from him as a writer yet, with a number of books still set to be released, as he lives with his wife and child to this day.

Writing Career

Released through the Penguin publishing house, Alex Grecian brought out his debut novel ‘The Yard’ in 2012. It received a lot of attention quite quickly as he gained awards for his work, having already received attention for his graphic novel series ‘Proof’ in 2007. NPR called this series one of the best books of 2009 and his fate as a successful writer was ultimately sealed from then on.

Getting success both nationally and internationally, he has managed to take his work worldwide with his ever growing audience. Reaching the top of the best-seller lists on a number of different occasions, he has engaged readers for quite some time now. This is something that appears not to be stopping any time soon as his career grows from strength-to-strength on into the foreseeable future.

The Devil’s Workshop

Number three in the ‘Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad’ series, this was first brought out in 2014 on the 20th of May through G.P. Putnam’s Sons publishing house. Continuing on from before with the same characters and themes, it manages to give the readers much of what they’ve come to expect from the franchise, whilst still keeping them engaged till the very end. With his now trademarked style and tone, Alex Grecian builds upon the ambiance and the atmosphere with a clear sense of confidence and talent for his particular craft.

Set in the year of 1890 in London, this tells the story of a group of the city’s elite who plan on taking the law into their own hands, as they free a collection of hardened criminals and murderers. They do this in order for them to escape from prison and land themselves into the hands of these rich vigilantes, but all doesn’t go according to plan. Escaping the amateur vigilantes, these criminals elude capture escaping into the community at large and it is up to the Murder Squad to capture them once more. Can they do it before it’s too late, or will they strike again? Will the criminals be able to enlist the help of others even more dangerous than them? What will become of them all as they enter the Devil’s workshop?

The Harvest Man

Following on directly from the last this makes up the fourth book in the ‘Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad’ series, as it was initially released on the 19th of May in 2015; the following year. Giving much of the same as to what came before, it still manages to surprise the reader, always offering something new just around the corner. Taking much of the ambiance of what came before, it works on developing the characters giving them a sense of familiarity and recognition for the now loyal readers of the series.

With Jack the Ripper still at large things don’t look good for Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad, as they have their work cut out for them it seems. Not only that, but there is also another killer on the loose as well who could be just as bad, and it is up to them to capture these criminals before it’s too late. Things are getting on top of Inspector Walter Day, as his wife has just given birth to twins, leaving him feeling the pressure of the job now more than ever. Can they capture the killers before it’s too late? What lengths will Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith go to to finish the job? Will they ever find the Harvest Man?

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