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Publication Order of Roy Rickman Books

as David Craig

Publication Order of Bellecroix and Roath Books

as David Craig
Young Men May Die (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Walk at Night (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harpur & Iles Books

You'd Better Believe It (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lolita Man (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halo Parade (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Protection (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come Clean (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Club (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Astride a Grave (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gospel (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roses, Roses (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Good Hands (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Detective Is Dead (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Banana (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panicking Ralph (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovely Mover (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eton Crop (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Me (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pay Days (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked at the Window (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl with the Long Back (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easy Streets (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolves of Memory (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixth Man and Other Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girls (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pix (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Absence of Iles (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hotbed (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am Gold (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vacuum (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Play Dead (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disclosures (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blaze Away (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Fix Your Alibi (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitmen I Have Known (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Low Pastures (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Brade and Jenkins Books

as David Craig

Publication Order of Kerry Lake Books

as Judith Jones

Publication Order of Simon Abelard Books

Publication Order of DC Sally Bithron Books

as David Craig
Hear Me Talking to You (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tip Top (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Up from the grave (As: David Craig) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double take (As: David Craig) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knifeman/Bolthole (As: David Craig) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whose Little Girl Are You?/The Squeeze (As:David Craig) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dead Liberty (As:David Craig) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Albion Case (As:David Craig) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faith, Hope And Death (As:David Craig) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Middleman (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between Lives (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Jeopardy (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making Stuff Up (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters from Carthage (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Off-Street Parking (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full of Money (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
World War Two Will Not Take Place (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noose (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snatched (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Principals (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Novels Of Anthony Powell (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Second Sights: From Wrinkled Writers(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weirdbook #37(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Bill James is an American author whose full name is George William James. He has also written under the pen name of David Craig. He has appeared on television speaking about baseball many times and has even been featured on The Simpsons.

James was born on October 5, 1949 in Kansas. In addition to being a writer of mystery novels, he has also written on baseball and worked as a historian and a statistician. He has composed over two dozen novels about baseball’s history as well as baseball stats since the seventies.

He calls his approach sabermetric. The theory studies baseball and scientifically analyzes the sport, using statistical data in order to try and figure out why some teams end up winning while others end up losing.

Bill James is writing novels and serves the Boston Red Sox baseball team as their senior adviser for baseball operations. he also made it into the Irish-American Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Bill James is the creator and author of the Harpur & Iles series of fiction using his pen name David Craig. This series first kicked off in 1986, the year that the debut novel was released. It is titled You’d Better Believe It. This was the book where readers get to meet Colin Harpur for the first time, who works as a detective chief superintendent. This novel was also nominated for the prestigious honor of receiving a Gold Dagger Award from the Crime Writers’ Association of England.

You’d Better Believe It is the first novel in the Harpur and Iles series by David Craig (also known as writer Bill James). This is a murder mystery novel that is going to keep readers turning the pages until they get to the very end.

Colin Harpur serves as a detective chief and he sees over an area to the south of London, a small city that is mainly designed around being a seaport town. While you may think that this would be an area that does not get a whole lot of crime, the truth is that this small town does actually find itself experiencing a bit of trouble from time to time.

The reason is that a lot of the criminals that do work in the big town see this area as an easy target. Since the people here are not used to the danger and risks that come in the big city, it’s a good place to try and make some money or hold some people up and try to get their valuables.

When trouble comes to knocking around these parts, Colin Harpur is the one that attempts to slam the door right in its face. When things get a bit dodgy, he has no choice but to rely on his colleagues as well as a network of individuals that feed him tips and information about what’s going on. There is always someone coming around that thinks that they can get away with something in this seaport area, and Colin is determined to be the one thing that stands in their way.

This time, the target ends up being a bank and Colin is too late to stop it. Lloyd’s Bank is supposed to be the mark for a huge heist. But the heist ends up being put on hold and in the process a cop is killed. This is a huge blow to the local force, as well as the community and the family of the policeman. But things can and are about to get worse.

It turns out that the network of tipsters that Colin has is getting targeted too. He is in shock and then horror as one by one all of his narcs are starting to get picked off. They are all being killed by someone who clearly has the motive to do so. But can this detective inspector stop the killings and figure out just who is behind it– if it is one person and not more than one at all?

Harpur is starting to wonder whether he is ever going to be able to get to the bottom of this case. Just when he thinks that he should be able to start getting somewhere, it backfires on him before he even knows it and he is right back where he started in the first place.

The detective is starting to hit his limit and the case will test what he believes to be right at the end of the day. Will Colin decide that he must stick to the law and the various regulations that rule his job, or is he going to cross into a gray area in order to get what he wants?

Colin is going to have to make a choice between what is important to him. The illusion of control is a nice one to have, but is it authentic? As he crosses paths with a woman named Holly who also happens to be a bitterly vicious crook, he is going to have to settle things once and for all. Even if it means giving up control so that things can come to an end.

What will Colin do in the end? Read You’d Better Believe It to find out what happens in the end and whether this English detective can finally catch a killer that has been terrorizing the area for weeks and bring peace to this quiet seaport city once more.

The Lolita Man is the second novel in this exciting mystery series. If you loved the debut book in this series, you might really like this second installment of a fast-paced thriller series that never disappoints!

When five young girls are found murdered, it seems to stand to reason that a criminal is out there. A killer is still at large, and Colin is the man for the job. He’s tough, but so is the one he’s hunting. When a friend of his finds out that his daughter may be the most recent target, it all turns personal. He’s going to find the killer– or die trying. What happens? Pick up this book to find out!

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