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Andrew Cartmel Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Paperback Sleuth Books

Death in Fine Condition (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Vinyl Detective Books

Written in Dead Wax (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Run-Out Groove (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victory Disc (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flip Back (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Low Action (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack and Decay (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wise (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who Books

Doctor Who: Companion Piece (By:Mike Tucker) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dalek Factor (By:Charlie Higson,Simon Clark) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Script Doctor: The Inside Story of Doctor Who, 1986-89 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through Time: An Unauthorised and Unofficial History of Doctor Who (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judge Dredd Comic Books

Judge Dredd Yearbook 1993 (By:,,,,,,Dave Stone,,,,David Bishop) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deathmasques (By:Dave Stone) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dredd Yearbook 1995 (By:David Bishop) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silencer (By:David Bishop) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dread Dominion (By:Stephen Marley) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wetworks (By:Dave Stone) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Amusement (By:David Bishop) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dredd vs.Death (By:Gordon Rennie) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Moon Rising (By:David Bishop) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Atlantic (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eclipse (By:James Swallow) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingdom of the Blind (By:David Bishop) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whiteout (By:James Swallow) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Cut (By:Matthew Smith) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swine Fever (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psykogeddon (By:Dave Stone) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dredd (By:Matthew Smith,David Bishop,Gordon Rennie) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Medusa Seed (By:Dave Stone) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hundredfold Problem (By:John Grant) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cursed Earth Asylum (By:David Bishop) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Strontium Dog Comic Books

with Steve Lyons
Bad Timing (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prophet Margin (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruthless (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strontium Dog #3: Ruthless (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Dogs (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fistful of Strontium (By:Steve Lyons) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who Big Finish Short Trips Anthologies

Zodiac (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Companions (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Universe of Terrors (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Muses (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steel Skies (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past Tense (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Science (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reprecussions (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monsters (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
2040 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Treasury (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Deadly Sins (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Day in the Life (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Solar System (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The History of Christmas (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Centenarian (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Signature (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destination Prague (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snapshots (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Defining Patterns (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewells (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dalek Empire (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghosts of Christmas (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quality of Leadership (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transmissions (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Doctor Changed My Life (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Around the World (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who Short Stories/Novellas

Time and Relative (By:Kim Newman) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citadel of Dreams (By:Dave Stone) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foreign Devils (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of the Tyger (By:Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightdreamers (By:Tom Arden) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Ship (By:Keith Topping) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rip Tide (By:Louise Cooper) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wonderland (By:Mark Chadbourn) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shell Shock (By:Simon A. Forward) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cabinet of Light (By:Daniel O'Mahony) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frayed (By:Tara Samms) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Gods (By:Kate Orman,Jonathan Blum) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Companion Piece (By:Mike Tucker,Robert Perry) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Hope (By:Iain McLaughlin) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beast of Babylon (By:Charlie Higson) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who Short Stories/Novellas

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who (With: Justin Richards,James Goss,Jonathan Morris,Jacqueline Rayner,George Mann,David Llewellyn,Jenny Colgan,Una McCormack,Marc Platt,James Swallow,Simon Guerrier,Andrew Smith,,Mark Morris,,MarkWright) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Terror (By:Jacqueline Rayner) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Who: The Target Storybook (By:,Jacqueline Rayner,George Mann,Mike Tucker,Steve Cole,Jenny Colgan,Una McCormack,Simon Guerrier,Terrance Dicks,Gareth Roberts,,,,,,Joy Wilkinson) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Who: The Wintertime Paradox (By:Dave Rudden) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am The Master: Legends of the Renegade Time Lord (By:,Mike Tucker,Peter Anghelides) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who: New Adventures Books

Nightshade (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and War (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transit (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Highest Science (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pit (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deceit (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucifer Rising (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Darkness (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowmind (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birthright (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iceberg (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Heat (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dimension Riders (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Left-Handed Hummingbird (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conundrum (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Future (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tragedy Day (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Theatre of War (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All-Consuming Fire (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Harvest (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange England (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Frontier (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Anthony's Fire (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falls the Shadow (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Parasite (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warlock (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Set Piece (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinite Requiem (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanctuary (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Human Nature (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Original Sin (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sky Pirates! (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zamper (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toy Soldiers (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Head Games (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Also People (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shakedown (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just War (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warchild (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleepy (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death and Diplomacy (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Endings (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
GodEngine (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas on a Rational Planet (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return of the Living Dad (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death of Art (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damaged Goods (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Therapy (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh No It Isn't! (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternity Weeps (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Room With No Doors (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lungbarrow (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dying Days (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Vile a Sin (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The chronological order of the Doctor Who New Adventures series is the same as the publication order, with the exception of So Vile a Sin, which missed its deadline and should take place between Damaged Goods and Bad Therapy.

Publication Order of Doctor Who: New Adventures: Cat's Cradle Books

Time's Crucible (By:Marc Platt) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warhead (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor Comic Books

with Ben Aaronovitch
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #2 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #3 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Past Doctor Adventures Books

The Roundheads (By:Mark Gatiss) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil Goblins from Neptune (By:Martin Day,Keith Topping) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder Game (By:Steve Lyons) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Treasure (By:Christopher Bulis) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Business Unusual (By:Gary Russell) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illegal Alien (By:Mike Tucker,Robert Perry) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Roundheads (By:Mark Gatiss) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Face of the Enemy (By:David A. McIntee) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of Heaven (By:Jim Mortimore) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch Hunters (By:Steve Lyons) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hollow Men (By:Martin Day,Keith Topping) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catastrophea (By:Terrance Dicks) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission: Impractical (By:David A. McIntee) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zeta Major (By:Simon Messingham) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams of Empire (By:Justin Richards) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Man Running (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matrix (By:Mike Tucker,Robert Perry) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Infinity Doctors (By:Lance Parkin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Salvation (By:Steve Lyons) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wages of Sin (By:David A. McIntee) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Blue (By:Mark Morris) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Players (By:Terrance Dicks) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Millennium Shock (By:Justin Richards) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Harvest (By:Mike Tucker,Robert Perry) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Sanction (By:Steve Lyons) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City at World's End (By:Justin Richards) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divided Loyalties (By:Gary Russell) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corpse Marker (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last of the Gaderene (By:Mark Gatiss) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomb of Valdemar (By:Simon Messingham) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Verdigris (By:Paul Magrs) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Matters (By:Justin Richards) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of TARDIS (By:Dave Stone) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prime Time (By:Mike Tucker) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imperial Moon (By:Christopher Bulis) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Festival of Death (By:Jonathan Morris) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Independence Day (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King of Terror (By:Keith Topping) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quantum Archangel (By:Craig Hinton) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow in the Glass (By:Justin Richards,Stephen Cole) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bunker Soldiers (By:Martin Day) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rags (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asylum (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Superior Beings (By:Nick Walters) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Byzantium! (By:Keith Topping) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bullet Time (By:David A. McIntee) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psi-ence Fiction (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying in the Sun (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Instruments of Darkness (By:Gary Russell) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relative Dementias (By:Mark Michalowski) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drift (By:Simon A. Forward) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Palace of the Red Sun (By:Christopher Bulis) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amorality Tale (By:David Bishop) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warmonger (By:Terrance Dicks) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Little Aliens (By:Stephen Cole) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Combat Rock (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Suns of Caresh (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heritage (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear of the Dark (By:Trevor Baxendale) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time Travellers (By:Simon Guerrier) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Box (By:Kate Orman) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loving the Alien (By:Mike Tucker,Robert Perry) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Colony of Lies (By:Colin Brake) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfsbane (By:Jacqueline Rayner) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Reunion (By:Terrance Dicks,Barry Letts) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scream of the Shalka (By:Paul Cornell) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire of Death (By:David Bishop) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eleventh Tiger (By:David A. McIntee) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Algebra of Ice (By:Lloyd Rose) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Synthespians™ (By:Craig Hinton) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Indestructible Man (By:Simon Messingham) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Match of the Day (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island of Death (By:Barry Letts) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spiral Scratch (By:Gary Russell) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear Itself (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Game (By:Terrance Dicks) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atom Bomb Blues (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rivers of London / Peter Grant Graphic Novels

with Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London: Volume 1 - Body Work (By:Ben Aaronovitch) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London: Volume 2 - Night Witch (By:Ben Aaronovitch) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London Volume 3: Black Mould (By:Ben Aaronovitch) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London Volume 4: Detective Stories (By:Ben Aaronovitch) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London Volume 5: Cry Fox (By:Ben Aaronovitch) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London Vol. 6: Water Weed (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London Vol. 7: Action at a Distance (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London Vol. 8: The Fey and the Furious (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London Vol. 9: Monday, Monday (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of London Vol. 10: Deadly Every After (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Torchwood Books

Another Life (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Border Princes (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slow Decay (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something in the Water (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twilight Streets (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trace Memory (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pack Animals (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SkyPoint (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Perfect (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Silence (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bay of the Dead (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House That Jack Built (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Risk Assessment (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Undertaker's Gift (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Consequences (With: David Llewellyn,Joseph Lidster,Sarah Pinborough,James Moran) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Born (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long Time Dead (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Men Who Sold the World (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exodus Code (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Andrew Cartmel
Author Andrew Cartmel is a British journalist and science fiction writer, and was a script editor of Doctor Who between 1987 and 1989. He has worked as a script editor for other television series, as a film studies lecturer, as a magazine editor, and as a novelist.

In the mid-eighties, Andrew attended a post-graduate course in Computer Studies and worked in computer-aided design for Shape Data Ltd in Cambridge, England.

Andrew writes the “Vinyl Detective” series of novels which began publication in the year 2016, when “Written in Dead Wax” was released.

“Written in Dead Wax” is the first novel in the “Vinyl Detective” series and was released in the year 2016. He is a record collector- a connoisseur of vinyl that hunts down elusive and rare LPs. His business card has him down as the “Vinyl Detective”. Some folks take this more literally than others do.

Like the gorgeous and enigmatic woman that wants him to pay him a big sum of money to locate a priceless lost recording. This is on behalf of one extremely wealthy-and rather sinister- shadowy client.

It gets our hero’s undivided attention, especially since he is about to run out of dog biscuits. So starts a dangerous and painful journey to find the rarest jazz record of all.

Readers found this book to be totally hilarious, and they learned some great insider technical jargon about the record industry. This unnamed main character is a ton of fun, and it is a lot of fun to travel with him and his girl to various spots that record collectors know to go for obscure finds. Readers had fun checking this one out and hope to check out more stories with the Vinyl Detective.

“The Run-Out Groove” is the second novel in the “Vinyl Detective” series and was released in the year 2017. His first adventure was the search for a rare record, while this second is for a lost kid. Specifically the kid of Valerian, who was the lead singer of a great rock band of the sixties that hanged herself under mysterious circumstances after the boy was abducted.

On the way, the Vinyl Detective finds he is marked for death, unknowingly dosed with LSD as a prelude to being burned alive, and at the business end of a shotgun.

Cartmel’s writing style is wonderfully easy to read and there are quite a few spots when the novel makes you smile over and over. Each of these characters are just as eccentric as ever, whether they are villains or heroes. The novel also has some strong turns and twists that keep you guessing, and readers found this to be a real page turner with a good homely feel.

“Victory Disc” is the third novel in the “Vinyl Detective” series and was released in the year 2018. One of the Vinyl Detective’s cats accidentally discovers a rare Victory Disc, he and his girlfriend Nevada are thrust into the world of big band swing music. There is also a mystery that started in the middle of World War Two.

Our hero, hired to hunt down the rest of the highly sought-after recordings of the Flare Path Orchestra, is going to learn that the battles from the last world war are not over yet. If any of this sounds simple, it is only because things like murderous neo-Nazis, drive-by shootings, or that tiny case of being buried alive have not been mentioned.

This author’s style is easy and light to read, yet behind all this fun there is a tightly plotted and superb thriller that goes back to World War II. The novel does a great job of pulling you through with a smile, with its lurking assassins, high-end coffee, hi-fi audio equipment, and fictional music nostalgia was a great addition to the novel.

“Flip Back” is the fourth novel in the “Vinyl Detective” series and was released in the year 2019. It is all Tinkler’s fault. If it weren’t for his obsession with Black Dog, the seventies electric folk band, not a single bit of this would’ve happened.

The members of Black dog, at the height of their success, invited journalists to Holy Island, which is a desolate island off of the northern coast of England for an infamous publicity stunt. They burned one million pounds on one enormous bonfire. However, the stunt went and backfired, and tensions exploded between the band members. This ended the band forever, increasing the value of their last and recalled album tenfold. This is the album Tinker’s got his eye on.

Nevada and The Vinyl Detective accept this challenge of hunting down a copy of the record for Tinkler. However, they quickly realize that the hunt for this record is going to be the most dangerous yet.

Negotiating some deranged Black Dog fans, narrowly avoiding one killing spree, and getting pursued by Stinky Stamner (a hack journalist), they find that maybe not all was as it appeared on Holy Island. That in the embers of that fire are some clues of somebody’s motive for murder.

Cartmel, with a sure hand, takes the reader on a fantastically enjoyable ride once again.

“Low Action” is the fifth novel in the “Vinyl Detective” series and was released in the year 2020. Local poseur and semi-retired god of rock guitar, Erik Make Loud, has himself a new girlfriend. Helene Hilditich, who was once known as Howlin’ Hellbitch, of the all-female punk band Blue Tits is quite the mean guitar picker. Somebody is attempting to kill her.

Nevada and the Vinyl Detective have a rare pressing of their first album to locate, and soon get called to help out however this time the question who isn’t a suspect. With a long trail of grudges in her past, the list of people that might want Helene dead includes their former producer turned record label mogul, her own ex-band members, and the television presenter that Helene got fired. Even their roadie could be in on this. The only person that isn’t a suspect is Delia Lispector, the bassist for the Blue Tits that has already been murdered.

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