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Roger Silverwood Books In Order

Publication Order of Cawthorne Books

Deadly Daffodils aka Dead Ahead (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying for a Drink (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illegitimate Spy (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of D.I. Angel Mystery Books

In the Midst of Life (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Choker (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man in the Pink Suit (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Importance of Being Honest (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mantrap (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sham (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curious Mind of Inspector Angel (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Umbrella Man (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Couldn't Lose (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Find the Lady (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wig Maker (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Bare Feet (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild About Harry aka Missing, Presumed... (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cuckoo Clock Scam (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shrine to Murder (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snuffbox Murders (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog Collar Murders (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cheshire Cat Murders (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diamond Rosary Murders (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Fiddle (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fruit Gum Murders (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Money Tree Murders (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel and the Actress (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder List (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lipstick Murders aka The Face of a Murderer (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snakes and Ladders Murders (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Salamander (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Roger Silverwood is a great crime novel writer. This famous Yorkshire author excels in writing crime books and is now known for his sensational book series featuring the fictional Detective Michael Angel. This detective excels in solving mysteries and happily lives with Mary (his wife) in the Bromersley town of the South Yorkshire.

Early Life & Education –

Roger Silverwood was born in Barnsley, United Kingdom. He had a normal childhood like any other child. He received his education in Gloucestershire and started his career with toy trading. After completing the National Service, he started as a salesman and sold toys, like the very well-known ‘Sooty’ xylophone. He also became a copywriter for an advertisement agency. He was good at his job but he always thought that he had a book in him waiting to be written. Later, he started a business as an antique dealer with his wife before retiring in the year 1997.

He was also an outgoing individual who loved outdoor sports as we see him one time playing football with his nephews, Dylan and Simon in the Locke Park, who were surprisingly scoring goals in dozens against him. Suddenly, he realized that he had hurt his back and for nearly six months, he was put on complete bed rest. Six months of terrible pain, heat treatment, vibrating massages, back bending exercise; nothing could be more depressing to the young man. The business suffered, finances became an issue and the dependency on the antidepressants kept on increasing, day by day. However, Roger pushed through this phase like the confident and dedicated person he had always been.

One day, his wife, motivated him to write a book and after great hesitation, he started working over it. This was the period that transformed him into an author. The tough days of his life revealed his hidden skills. Today, his very famous Inspector Angel book series is on the 26th book of the series.

The first book – Deadly Daffodils

The tough days of his life helped him write his beautiful book, Deadly Daffodils, which is his first work as an author. He was depressed to be on bed, unable to walk so he decided to write something like a whodunit. Such a story always needs a preamble to begin, so the first line of his first book was –

“A body? The policeman said… this is how the Deadly Daffodils started. It took him nearly 8 months to complete this book with the help of his lovely and supportive wife who has always appreciated and supported him. He then nervously submitted it to Robert Hale (the publisher), who accepted it promptly.

Since then, it has been sold in every country (where English is spoken), from Singapore to Australia and Hong Kong and U.S& Canada. Later, the French translation was published in the year 2002. The book is 336 pages long.

It was originally published on 1ST January, 1970. The book is an interesting mystery in which Robert Mackie plans a vacation in an old-fashioned Cornish fishing town. He decides to take a break and sort out the issue going on in his personal life but he is plunged into a very complicated murder mystery. Cawthorne, Detective Superintendent adds suspense into the story, with his questionable behavior.

Robert uses unusual ways to outwit Detective Cawthorne and to solve this murder mystery and to find the right killer. But who’ll find the truth first?

It’s an interesting murder mystery where we learn the procedures of an investigation and the fact that, a suspect cannot be framed as a murderer until we have proofs beyond reasonable doubt.

Second Book – Dying For a Drink –

After the success, of the first book, he started with the second one. “Dying for a Drink” is a very thrilling book by Roger. It was published in English language by Robert Hale Ltd on 1st of November in 1971. The book has 192 pages. The story talks about a poisoner who is wandering in the village of Titchlingley, popularly known as the North Yorkshire village.

The Moutjoy’s were a wealthy and respectable family of this town, who were mourning over 3 demises in a fortnight. Cawthorner, the Detective Superintendententers the story to find some incompatible facts &clues. The detective uses his best efforts to solve the mystery. He starts by wondering, why would the poisoner kill these three people? He tries to find out the truth, but his research provides unexpected answers, especially about a wine cabinet (an important evidence). Is the poisoner guilty? If yes, how to catch him? Read the book,to find out.

“Dying for a Drink” is an interesting whodunit, best for the readers who enjoy detective novels and wish to be one. It’s a great educator for them, as it helps in understanding how an inquiry or an investigation works and how every little fact is equally important like the big ones.

If you are planning to start reading good detective novels, then Dying for a drink is a great option for the beginners and the young learners.

About The Author –

All his life, Roger Silverwood has lived at the footsteps of Pennines in Barnsley. He always had a hidden talent for writing great pieces. He wrote some for his school magazine as well. Later, he tried to start his own contending publication, at the age of fourteen.

Roger has written some great radio plays and short stories as well. ‘The Tollington Ghost’, his very latest work on plays was heard throughout Canada and the USA and in almost all of the English speaking nations.

His greatest achievement is his incredible series of enigmatic stories. The series features Detective Inspector Angel, a character who is pleasant and believable.

In the year 2016, his book “the Lipstick Murders” became a great success and has been appreciated in many nations. He is currently busy working on his 26th Angel crime story book, “The Snakes and the Ladders Murders”, which deals with the murder mystery of a detective and the protagonist Michael Angel is working on this case. This latest suspense thriller adds excitement and spice to the successful series of D.I Angel.

Roger Silverwood is now looking forward to working on his amazing series in future as well -great news for his fans and detective novel devotees!

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