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Publication Order of Mitchell and Markby Books

Say It with Poison (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season for Murder (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold in the Earth (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Among Us (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Old Bones Lie (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fine Place for Death (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flowers for His Funeral (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Candle for a Corpse (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Touch of Mortality (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Word After Dying (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call the Dead Again (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath These Stones (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shades of Murder (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Restless Evil (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Way Murder Lies (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fran Varady Books

Asking for Trouble (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping Bad Company (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running Scared (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Risking It All (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watching Out (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mixing with Murder (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rattling the Bones (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lizzie Martin/Inspector Ben Ross Books

A Rare Interest in Corpses / The Companion (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mortal Curiosity (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Better Quality of Murder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Particular Eye for Villainy (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Testimony of the Hanged Man (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Woman of Deptford (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murderer's Apprentice (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rare Interest In Corpses (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truth-Seeker's Wife (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old Rogue of Limehouse (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Campbell and Carter Mystery Books

Mud, Muck and Dead Things (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rack, Ruin and Murder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bricks and Mortality (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead in the Water (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rooted in Evil (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unfinished Murder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Murder (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Prowl (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Poor Relation (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Heiress (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden Of Azure Dragon (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unexpected American (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scandalous Bargain (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
False Fortune (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Malice Domestic 9(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ann Granger is a British author of crime fiction. Born in 1939, she started out writing historical romance novels using the pen name of Ann Hulme. She first used her nom de plume with the publication of A Poor Relation, her 1979 novel. Ann Granger attended the University of London, where she earned her degree in Modern Languages.

After she graduated from the University of London, she went to France for a year to teach English. After that, she went on to work at British consulates as well as embassies in different European countries that included Prague, Munich, and Lusaka. She met her husband while posted in Prague as they both were working for the British embassy there.

After school, she got married and ended up living in Germany and Zambia before returning once more to Oxfordshire in England to raise her family, and they plan to stay there permanently. Ann Granger started writing crime fiction in 1991 with the debut of her novel, titled Say It with Poison. This was when she transitioned from her former pen name Ann Hulme to her current handle, which is Ann Granger. She is the author of the Mitchell & Markby series, the Campbell & Carter series, the Fran Varady series, and the Lizzie Martin series.

Say It with Poison is the first book in the Mitchell & Markby crime series. The main characters in this novel are Meredith Mitchell and Chief Inspector Markby. Meredith Mitchell agrees to stay with her cousin Eve, who happens to be an actress. They are preparing for a very special event– Eve’s daughter is getting married! Weddings can heighten tension, and as the wedding grows closer Mitchell suspects that there will be some drama and mishaps. Little does she imagine that the drama could include blackmail, murder, and unrequited love!

When a murder happens in Westerfield, a village in Cotswold, there is a material witness to the only murder that this village has seen. Meredith was the witness to the death as she was the one who discovered the young potter dead. To make matters worse, the bride-to-be Susan seems to know more about the dead man than she is giving away. but she’s not coming clean about her involvement or any relationship to the deceased young man.

Things are not all as calm as they seem, and prior to this, a television director was doing his best to persuade Eve to be in his soap opera. Although it’s difficult to get any film actress to consider television (especially in the nineties or anytime around then)l the director is doing their best to sway her. Meanwhile, Susan is not sure whether she should really go through with the walk to the altar to meet her future husband in matrimony. The doubts are getting to her, so by the time the murder happens the dramatic stakes prior to the wedding are at an all-time high. Then the murder happens and takes everything over the edge.

Meredith acts as a mother and confessor to this woman, but she is finding it tough to walk the line between loyalty to the family of her cousin Eve and her duty to the police. Even though Meredith is a good diplomat, the situation is significantly challenging. The death brings Meredith into further contact with Alan Markby. He was the person introduced to Meredith initially as the man who would be giving away the bride. However, her cousin didn’t tell Mitchell that the man was a Detective Inspector for a living.

Regardless of not being told, Mitchell finds out eventually that he is a detective. When Chief Inspector Markby gets involved in the case, things grow more confusing. Markby is middle-aged and divorced, and his emotional history is full of trauma. On top of all of that, Meredith finds him attractive. Her prickly and stubborn nature isn’t going to let her admit that to anyone, least of all him, right away. She may even have a friend in his equally stubborn and bossy sister Laura!

With Markby and Mitchell both on the case, will they be able to find the culprit and stop the murderer once and for all? Will Meredith and the mysterious Alan fall for each other, or will it be like two ships passing in the night? Pick up this novel and find out!

A Season for Murder is the second book in the Mitchell & Markby series. Meredith Mitchell and Chief Inspector Markby are back once more. Meredith has finished her time abroad working as a diplomat consul and has come back to Cotswolds in the Bamford area, hoping that she can commute to London on a daily basis.

While she is nervous about the move because she has some bittersweet memories about it, she rents a cottage and starts settling in. It can be tough to be in a new area, especially around the holiday season, but she gets a nice welcome from the locals. Her redhead neighbor Harriet Needham is really nice and Meredith instantly feels a bond with her. Chief Inspector Markby also welcomes her back, so maybe being in a new place won’t be so terrible after all.

But it seems like Meredith will have barely any time to get to know her neighbor now. Harriet is shockingly involved in a Boxing Day Hunt accident, and it proves to be fatal. The incident happens in the crowded market square, and with many witnesses to her death and many of them saying it is a murder, Chief Inspector Markby must look into it. Although he personally agrees that it was a murder, he has reason to think that the guilty party is not hiding in plain sight.

He contacts Mitchell about this, who after some time comes to agree with him. Mitchell sets out to solve the case, and so does Markby. But with no immediate clue as to who the killer is, they’re going to have to hurry up if they want to find out who it is before the killer finds them too. How does this exciting mystery end? Pick up this book and see for yourself!

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One Response to “Ann Granger”

  1. Sheri Arguello: 10 months ago

    I would like to say that I really love your writing. I recently retired and found you on thrift books and you have made my time bearable. I thank you so much! Your friend, Sheri


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