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Jo Bannister Books In Order

Publication Order of Clio Rees & Harry Marsh Books

Striving with Gods (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gilgamesh (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Going Down of the Sun (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fifth Cataract (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mickey Flynn Books

Shards (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death and Other Lovers (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Castlemere Mysteries Books

A Bleeding of Innocents (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charisma (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste for Burning (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Birds Sing (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken Lines (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hireling's Tale (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Changelings (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rosie Holland Books

The Primrose Convention (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Primrose Switchback (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brodie Farrell Books

Echoes of Lies (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Witness (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reflections (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Depths of Solitude (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking Faith (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Requiem for a Dealer (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flawed (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Closer Still (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Liars All (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gabriel Ash Books

Deadly Virtues (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Sins (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desperate Measures (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Perfect Sins Mysteries Books

Perfect Sins (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Matrix (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter Plain (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cactus Garden (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mosaic (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mason Codex (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lazarus Hotel (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tinderbox (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Fire and Flood (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in High Places (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Jo Bannister is one of the noteworthy and successful authors of Britain. She is particularly famous for writing down the crime fiction novels and series’. Jo was born on July 31, 1951 in Rochdale, Lancashire and with days of hard work and patience, she has become successful in making a name for herself as a British crime fiction author. Before becoming an author, Jo used to work as a journalist. Her career as a journalist saw effective growth in very less time as she rose to the position of the editor of her agency County Down Spectator. By then, she used to work as a part-time writer and used to write novels and short stories occasionally in her free time. When she saw that her interest in writing novels is increasing day by day and felt that she was getting some positive responses, she resigned from her post as the editor. By doing so, she thought she would be able to devote all her time for writing novels. And by the passage of time, Jo kept on publishing novels after novels and eventually became one of the prominent authors of the crime fiction genre. In her entire writing career till now, author Jo Bannister has been able to publish more than 30 novels, mainly in the English language.

The novels written by Jo have also been translated in many other foreign languages. Many of the novels that she has written are a part of one of the five novel series’ that she has successfully written, while some of them are standalone novels as well. The reviewers have given very good reviews to her books, including the New York Times, which has gone on to quote that her unique style of describing the British police procedures are the best till date. It even labelled the Castlemere series written by Jo as a superb work of character and regarded it as a deeply satisfying novel series. As of today, author Jo Bannister lives happily at her home in Northern Ireland. She started her successful writing career in the year 1981 when the first novel written by her was published. Her interesting and intriguing crime novels were very much liked by the readers and the critics alike and this enabled her to be nominated for a number of prestigious awards in the field of literature. A normal day in the life of author Jo Bannister is spent in writing crime novels for most of the time and whenever she gets some spare time, she likes to spend it with her dog and horse. Jo also likes to clamber over the archeological sites during her free time. Currently, she is working on a new thriller series based on the psychological crime stories.

One of the novel series’ written by author Jo is known as the ‘Brodie Farrell’ series, which consists of a total of 9 novels published between the years 2001 and 2009. The series features the main character in the form of Brodie Farrell, who is depicted by the author as a Math teacher in the series. The first novel of Brodie Farrell series was published by the Minotaur Books publishing house in the year 2001. It was released under the title ‘Echoes of Lies’. The plot of the novel opens up with the introduction of the main protagonist Brodie Farrell, who is described as trying to find anything to do in order to earn her living. However, she is primarily a Math teacher. For one of the jobs that she is hired to do at the start of the novel, she is told to locate the whereabouts of a man named Daniel Hood. At first, she thinks of it as a simple job of finding a person’s location and does not see anything suspicious in the task. After a little, she becomes successful in finding the location of the person and passes his details to her clients. She breathes a sigh of relief and commends herself for completing the task very well.

However, after some time, it is revealed that the young man is found in a very bad condition after getting brutally tortured and left for dead. This leaves Brodie with a lot of guilt. She begins to blame herself for condition of Daniel as she did not listen to him when he asked her for help. Brodie seemed to have lost her senses and is not able to do the things in the right way. Being not able to help Daniel and filled with guilt, she decides to walk away from him. On the other hand, Daniel keeps on trying to understand why the terrible thing happened to him. He believed that he did not have even a single enemy in the world before the attack on him. Later, he comes to know that his attackers were looking for a woman named Sophie and because of her, the attackers tortured him, thinking that he knew Sophie. But, Daniel did not know anyone by that name. In the end, Daniel and Brodie are able track the people who brought the misfortune to him, but it did not do anything good the resolve the matter. Both of them are left with a deeper and more complex tragedy that they had never imagined to happen in their life.

The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘True Witness’. It was published by the Minotaur Books publishing house in the year 2002. The plot of the second novel continues to show the life of Brodie Farrell as well as of other characters such as Daniel Hood and Detective Jack Deacon. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, a teenage boy is depicted as getting beaten to death in the derelict pier of Dimmock. After the investigation, Detective Jack Deacon believes that he knows the true identity of the killer, but needs a positive identification from a witness in order to arrest him and make him pay for his brutal crime. The witness, Daniel Hood is an astronomer and a determined person just like Jack Deacon. However, even though he finds the circumstantial evidence to compelling against the suspected killer, he is not certain whether he was actually the person whom he saw from his window while he was committing the crime. He himself is a dedicated person and does not affected by someone else’s opinions or doings about implicating a suspected killer unless he satisfies his own conscience first. It is shown that Brodie Farrell is the only person who understands the feelings of her friend. She comes forward to defend him. She begins to use her uncanny habit of finding things in order to help solve the mystery and ease the burden on the Daniel Hood’s shoulders.

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