Publication Order of Bryant & May Books
|Full Dark House||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Water Room||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Seventy-Seven Clocks||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Ten Second Staircase||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|White Corridor||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Victoria Vanishes||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Bryant and May On the Loose||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Off the Rails||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Memory of Blood||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Invisible Code||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Bleeding Heart||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Secret Santa||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Burning Man||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Strange Tide||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Bryant & May Collections
Publication Order of Bryant & May Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Hellion Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Roofworld||(1988)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Rune||(1990)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Red Bride||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Darkest Day||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Spanky||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Psychoville||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Disturbia||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Soho Black||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Calabash||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Plastic||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Breathe||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hell Train||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Nyctophobia||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Sand Men||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|The Bureau of Lost Souls||(1984)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|City Jitters||(1986)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Flesh Wounds||(1989)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sharper Knives||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Personal Demons||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Uncut||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Devil in Me||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Demonized||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Old Devil Moon||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Red Gloves: Devilry||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|How To Impersonate Famous People||(1984)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Ultimate Party Book||(1985)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Paperboy||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Invisible Ink||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Film Freak||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
The British literature landscape has witnessed a number of crime fiction writers. One of the most established British thriller writers is Christopher Fowler who is popularly known for dark urban fiction. He has developed a writing niche in crime novel writing, having understood the anatomy of the underworld of the various gangs in London city. Born in 1953, he was passionate about the crime fiction in the city of London.
At one point of his life, Fowler wrote comedy and drama for the BBC. He has spent many years working in the film industry. For example, in 1978, he formed “The Creative Partnership” a commercial production company and consequently worked for three years on horror films in Los Angeles. This has made him accumulate vast experience in horror films.
His writing career was conceived in 1984 and runs to the present. He reads a lot of books written by both established and debut authors. He says that he can do a panel with a certain author and then buy all of his or her books in order to experience the literary contribution of other authors. Currently, the author writes a column of The Independent which illuminates the lives of authors who were once famous but their popularity faded with time. He lives in London with frequent visits to Barcelona.
Christopher Fowler writes short stories, novels, reviews, scripts, and press articles. The works of Christopher Fowler are characterized by black comedy and anxiety. In addition to that, they are characterized by social satire. His novels depict shadows that have mystifying figures. He prefers developing plot and settings from events he is quite familiar with.
Fowler’s main principle during childhood was to concentrate on one thing, do it well, and not concentrate on the other things. His argument is that such a thing helps one to dedicate optimal energy, resources, and time in order to give the best, high quality, and high impact results.
Fowler says that he has purposely chosen London as the source of his inspiration. This is because its two thousand years’ history offers a rich historical events which can form the foundation of a rich story. However, he does not confine himself to London alone. He says that he has bought a flat in Barcelona and thus there is all the likelihood that Spain will feature in his upcoming works which are being conceived and developed.
He does not have a standard formula for plots and stories. Rather, he says that he needs to feed raw data all the time. This is achieved through traveling a lot. Moreover, talking to other people such as the detectives helps him come up with more authentic and timeless stories.
His unique writing style, amazing stories, and commitment to writing have enabled him win several awards. For example, is work Paperboy, won the inaugural Green Carnation Prize. Though Fowler does not have the taste and mind of science fiction, it is one genre that he wished he had. Having said that, he wishes to go to fantasy novels.
Roofworld is a story of secrecy and how The group lives high above London, in the roof tops of the city. The group has a bizarre code of honor and an occultist following among its members. Only a few people below the street know about the group. However, their secret activities is threatened from within due to a leadership wrangle. To make it more dramatic, two outsiders, Robert and Rose, are drawn into the world of the group. This was through Robert’s official line of duty in a film production company which requires them to locate novels which can be adapted to a film. This leads to an unimaginable terror and a control of London.
The police are not in an easy position to understand the nature of the war that has broken in the roof top. As deaths from the rooftop continue being recorded, the police take a bold action of investigating the causes of the murders. Chymes is the leader of the cult. He is not only violent but also mysterious and evil.
The book is endowed with a clever plot and Fowler goes to a great length in order to create something believable. The use of the famous London landmark is the icing on the cake. In addition to that, Fowler gives a social commentary on the life of the homeless and the dispossessed, a phenomena which continues to be relevant till today.
The story of four passengers whiose coincidental meeting on a train is the basis of this story. The four passengers must cooperate in order to unearth a number of mysteries in the train in order to survive. The mystery revolves around Arkangel and what is not known about him, the strange casket, the army brigadier, and the Red Countess.
In regard to this, the four passengers cannot understand why everyone seems to fear the casket. Their curiosity drives them to seek answers. Similarly, the army brigadier is well feared man. They want to know the cause of that. Perhaps, it is Arrkangel who is the epitome of mystety.
The action and the dialogue of the book pushes the reader to read quickly. In addition to that, the author keenly crafts the events of the plot, vividly capturing the details of characters and events. Most importantly, the thrill and the suspense makes the reader to read more of Fowler’s works.
Movies and Film
Fowler does not see anything good with Hollywood movies. He says that he cannot stand them. However, he is optimistic about world cinema and says that it will produce great films based on the books.
Fowler argues that video games can create faithful adaptation of popular novels. He therefore challenges key players in the gaming industry to adapt popular novels to video games.
Fowler writes about desperate people in desperate situations and their eventual response to their predicament. The fact that he uses familiar settings makes the reader relate to his stories. To sum it all, Fowler’s competency in crime fiction makes his various works outstanding.Book Series In Order » Authors » Christopher Fowler