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Publication Order of Ian Hamilton Mysteries Books

Edinburgh Twilight (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edinburgh Dusk (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edinburgh Midnight (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lee Campbell Mystery Books

as C.E. Lawrence
Silent Screams (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Victim (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Kills (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Slaughter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Stalker (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Cleopatra's Dagger (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Claire Rawlings Books

as Carole Buggé
Who Killed Blanche DuBois? (As:Carole Buggé) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Killed Dorian Gray? (As:Carole Buggé) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Killed Mona Lisa? (As:Carole Buggé) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Jane Austen Society Mystery Books

as Elizabeth Blake
Pride, Prejudice and Poison (As:Elizabeth Blake) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death and Sensibility (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Further Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (By: Philip Jose Farmer) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of the Worlds (By: Manly Wade Wellman,Wade Wellman) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War of the Worlds (By: Manly Wade Wellman) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Rat of Sumatra (By: Richard L. Boyer) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock vs Dracula (By: Loren D. Estleman) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stalwart Companions (By: H. Paul Jeffers) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (By: Loren D. Estleman) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ectoplasmic Man (By: Daniel Stashower) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whitechapel Horrors (By: Edward B. Hanna) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Bullet (By: Daniel D. Victor) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seance for a Vampire (By: Fred Saberhagen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel of the Opera (By: Sam Siciliano) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Titanic Tragedy (By: William Seil) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Star of India (As: Carole Buggé) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Hell (By: Barrie Roberts) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunting of Torre Abbey (As: Carole Buggé) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Thames and the Tiber (By: Ted Riccardi) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Web Weaver (By: Sam Siciliano) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grimswell Curse (By: Sam Siciliano) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Promise (By: David Stuart Davies) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Albino's Treasure (By: Stuart Douglas) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Worm (By: Sam Siciliano) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ripper Legacy (By: David Stuart Davies) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Sorrow's Crown (By: Steven Savile,Robert Greenberger) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Counterfeit Detective (By: Stuart Douglas) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moonstone's Curse (By: Sam Siciliano) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imagination Theatre's Sherlock Holmes of Scripts From The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (By: David Marcum) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Improbable Prisoner (By: Stuart Douglas) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil and the Four (By: Sam Siciliano) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Instrument of Death (By: David Stuart Davies) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Martian Menace (By: Eric Brown) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Venerable Tiger (By: Sam Siciliano) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crusader's Curse (By: Stuart Douglas) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes and the Four Kings of Sweden (By: Steven Savile) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge from the Grave (By: David Stuart Davies) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathly Relics (By: Sam Siciliano) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentleman Burglar (By: Sam Siciliano) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The award-winning author Carole Lawrence writes under her real name, as well as under the pseudonyms of C.E. Lawrence, Carol Bugge and Elizabeth Blake.

She has written book series such as the Ian Hamilton Mysteryies, the Lee Campbell Mystery series and the Jane Austen Society Mystery series.

As well as writing novels, Carole has won awards as a poet, composer and as a playwright.

Carole is also a two-time nominee for the Pushcart Poetry Prize, and has won multiple awards for her poetry including the Eve of St. Anges Poetry Award and the Euphoria Poetry Prize.

Edinburgh Twilight-Ian Hamilton Mysteries

Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton joined the Edinburgh police at 17 years of age and quickly rose to a detective inspector by the time he was 27. As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a divided city. As a new era approaches, the affluent residents of New Town live absolute abundance and comfort, while Old Town’s paved streets fill with poverty crime and prostitution. Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton has seen it all on the crime-filled streets of Edinburgh. Scarred by the inexplicable fire that destroyed the lives of his parents, Hamilton must resolve one of the toughest cases in the police department when a young man lies dead in Holyrood Park in what looks like a case of strangulation.

He must investigate the serial murder case with little evidence gathered at the crime scene. Hamilton seeks help from his aunt, who is a gifted photographer and a librarian, George Pearson whose interests lie in assessing criminal minds. Meanwhile, the police collect more bodies from the unknown serial murderer as newspapers spread legendary tales of the “Holyrood Strangler,” setting panic mode across the city. The elusive killer seems to target detective Hamilton, as the murders lean on a strategic plan closely linked to the sleuth’s precincts, the only man who must put an end to this killing spree.

When detective Hamilton digs a little further from what they have gathered (dead man in the morgue), they find that he had a set of keys and playing cards- a 3 of clubs with unusual designs. They also presume that from his appearance, the dead man worked in an office. Detective Hamilton spotted a strange mark on his body including other factors that could help in the investigation.

The investigations established that Wycherly, the strangled man in the park worked in a solicitor’s office. Hamilton went to question his employer, Eugene Harley who conferred that on the day that he died; Wycherly received a letter that caused him great distress. Caroline Harley, a close colleague of Wycherley, was not working that day, but Hamilton insisted that he must talk to her as well. As he left the Harley office, the detective noticed a man following his closely.

The storyline progressively unfolds as more murders come up with more characters that help to build up the rising scary killings in the backstreets of Edinburgh. Henry Standish Wright a hypnotist performing shows at the local theater and known by his popular alias- Monsieur le Coq reveals something similar to what the detective had seen on the first murder scene. His brother Donald arrives with a stack of cards in the exact form such as those from the murder scene, stashed away in his backpack. Hamilton grows somewhat suspicious of his brother and wonders how the three individuals are connected.

The next murder has Hamilton reeling in a sequence of mixed reactions from what he has gathered so far. This time Kerry O’Donohue, the latest victim of strangulation has a single card, the 5 of clubs. Hamilton wonders where he could buy the cards, and his associate. Pearson directs him on where he can find poker cards. But Hamilton had not mentioned to him about the cards and wondered how Pearson asked him about it randomly. Hamilton is slowly closing in on the case, but sadly, more and more victims end up dead. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the detective arrives just on time to find, Freddie the last victim on his dying breathe, he managed to whisper into Hamilton’s ear a brief description of what transpired. From those few words, the detective got a crucial lead on the notorious murderer

The book is packed with suspense and endless clues on how to catch a disturbed psycho murderer who has developed a systematic way on how to nub his victims. It’s a great detective mystery book that heavily relies on instincts and clues, instead of technology or DNA sampling. Besides the heavy use of graphic language and numerous sex scenes, it was a great crime novel. The killer used graphic sexual imaginations to perform his killings that seemed a little odd, as it depicts the author’s frame of mind, or more explicitly, he comes off as a sadistic pervert (no pun intended). The detective desperately probes about the killer and almost gives up, halfway through the book when he thinks he’s hit a dead end. However, as we progress it is clear for the reader to see through and can almost guess the real identity of the killer. Overall, the book has a good flow of writing but feels overwhelming to read scores of pages full of sexual trivia.

Looking for Mary Gabriel

Carole uses her childhood memories of living with a mentally challenged sister to write this emotional story. Set in the deep south, in the custom of Carson McCullers, Looking for Mary Gabriel tells the tale of a young girl, Bonita who frantically wishes for her family to act normal, despite their odd behavior. Mary, Bonita’s little sister, has strange behavior unlike other kids in the neighborhood, and Bonita reluctantly plays with her, as she is torn between hating her sister and accepting her weird habits. Bonita’s mother does not treat her children with the affection that they deserve, but Mary seems oblivious to everything around her and has spontaneous outbursts of high and low moments. Bonita’s father has suspicious motives, and he seems distant.

Not long after Bonita’s observation, the inevitable happens, a dreadful act of violence destroys the family forever. Bonita’s father dies, and as the family prepares to bury him, she looks back at the lies and secrets that led to his untimely demise. Looking for Mary Gabriel is a story about the life of a lonely young child overcomes insurmountable odds to survive.

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5 Responses to “Carole Lawrence”

  1. Leonora Letchworth: 2 years ago

    Hoping for more from DI Ian Hamilton. I enjoy your wonderfully researched descriptions of Edinburgh and the literary quotes and poetry. I am listening on Audible while I row on the rowing machine. The reader, Mattocks does a great job too.

  2. Larry Weber: 2 years ago

    Hoping for a 4th Ian Hamilton book. I really enjoyed the first three books and there are many unanswered questions about his mother and father.

    Hope you doing well.

  3. Paul Cooper: 3 years ago

    I just read the Inspector Ian Hamilton trilogy and wondered if there would be a fourth book. Thank you for the first three, I enjoyed them tremendously. God bless, Paul

    • George Crocker: 2 years ago

      Hopefully a 4th book for Ian Hamilton?

      Really enjoyed the series so far.

      Take care

    • Barbara Williamson: 1 year ago

      I too am desperate for another Ian Hamilton book but there doesn’t appear to be any reply to previous questions


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