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Christopher Fowler Books In Order

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Publication Order of Bryant & May: Peculiar Crimes Unit Books

Full Dark House (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Water Room (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seventy-Seven Clocks (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Second Staircase (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Corridor (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Victoria Vanishes (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bryant & May on the Loose (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Off the Rails (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Memory of Blood (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bryant & May's Mystery Tour (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invisible Code (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bleeding Heart (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Santa (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burning Man (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Tide (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Chamber (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hall of Mirrors (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lonely Hour (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
England’s Finest (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oranges and Lemons (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
London Bridge Is Falling Down (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bryant & May's Mystery Tour is a novella set between On the Loose and Off the Rails.

Publication Order of Bryant & May Collections

London's Glory (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
England’s Finest (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bryant & May Graphic Novels

The Casebook of Bryant & May: The Soho Devil (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bryant & May Companion Books

Peculiar London (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hellion Books

The Curse of Snakes (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with James Oswald, Jane Casey
Wage Slaves (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Man (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Waitress (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spider Kiss (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beautiful Men (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
#ChooseThePlot (With: James Oswald,Jane Casey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bryant & May and the Nameless Woman (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Washing (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Bureau of Lost Souls (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
City Jitters (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
More City Jitters (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flesh Wounds (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sharper Knives (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Personal Demons (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncut (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil in Me (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demonized (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Devil Moon (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Gloves (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Gloves Volume I & II (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How to Impersonate Famous People (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ultimate Party Book (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paperboy (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invisible Ink (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Film Freak (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Forgotten Authors (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories Books

with Conrad Williams, Mark Morris, Simon Strantzas, Gary McMahon, Sarah Pinborough, Rhys Hughes, Gary Fry, John Travis, Michael Kelly, James Cooper, Davin Ireland, Andrew Jury, Carol Weekes, Ian Alexander Martin
The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories (By: Ian Alexander Martin) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Drabble II: Double Century(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Vampires(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 4(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Terror(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 5(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 3(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destination Unknown(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret City(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark of the Night(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Dracula(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 4(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 5(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger: Dark Tales of Eerie Encounters(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 6(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifteenth Annual Collection(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of New Terror(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shrouded by Darkness: Tales of Terror(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The British Fantasy Society: A Celebration(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 18(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Chills(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Monsters(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 19(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 20(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sounds Of Crime(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back from the Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book of Horror Stories(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombie Apocalypse!(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Line(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visitants(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimewave 11(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Fear(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Fathom Forty(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 22(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four For Fear(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoth Books Presents Demonic Dreams(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 23(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark World: Ghost Stories(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearie Tales(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychomania: Killer Stories(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kneeling in the Silver Light: Stories from the Great War(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Interzone 258, May-June 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future of Horror(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monstrous(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darker Terrors 7(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Footsteps of Dracula(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invisible Blood(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Body Shocks(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reports from the Deep End(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

The British literature landscape has witnessed a number of crime fiction writers. One of the most established British thriller writers is Christopher Fowler who is popularly known for dark urban fiction. He has developed a writing niche in crime novel writing, having understood the anatomy of the underworld of the various gangs in London city. Born in 1953, he was passionate about the crime fiction in the city of London.

At one point of his life, Fowler wrote comedy and drama for the BBC. He has spent many years working in the film industry. For example, in 1978, he formed “The Creative Partnership” a commercial production company and consequently worked for three years on horror films in Los Angeles. This has made him accumulate vast experience in horror films.

His writing career was conceived in 1984 and runs to the present. He reads a lot of books written by both established and debut authors. He says that he can do a panel with a certain author and then buy all of his or her books in order to experience the literary contribution of other authors. Currently, the author writes a column of The Independent which illuminates the lives of authors who were once famous but their popularity faded with time. He lives in London with frequent visits to Barcelona.

Writing Style

Christopher Fowler writes short stories, novels, reviews, scripts, and press articles. The works of Christopher Fowler are characterized by black comedy and anxiety. In addition to that, they are characterized by social satire. His novels depict shadows that have mystifying figures. He prefers developing plot and settings from events he is quite familiar with.

Fowler’s main principle during childhood was to concentrate on one thing, do it well, and not concentrate on the other things. His argument is that such a thing helps one to dedicate optimal energy, resources, and time in order to give the best, high quality, and high impact results.

Fowler says that he has purposely chosen London as the source of his inspiration. This is because its two thousand years’ history offers a rich historical events which can form the foundation of a rich story. However, he does not confine himself to London alone. He says that he has bought a flat in Barcelona and thus there is all the likelihood that Spain will feature in his upcoming works which are being conceived and developed.

He does not have a standard formula for plots and stories. Rather, he says that he needs to feed raw data all the time. This is achieved through traveling a lot. Moreover, talking to other people such as the detectives helps him come up with more authentic and timeless stories.

His unique writing style, amazing stories, and commitment to writing have enabled him win several awards. For example, is work Paperboy, won the inaugural Green Carnation Prize. Though Fowler does not have the taste and mind of science fiction, it is one genre that he wished he had. Having said that, he wishes to go to fantasy novels.


Roofworld is a story of secrecy and how The group lives high above London, in the roof tops of the city. The group has a bizarre code of honor and an occultist following among its members. Only a few people below the street know about the group. However, their secret activities is threatened from within due to a leadership wrangle. To make it more dramatic, two outsiders, Robert and Rose, are drawn into the world of the group. This was through Robert’s official line of duty in a film production company which requires them to locate novels which can be adapted to a film. This leads to an unimaginable terror and a control of London.

The police are not in an easy position to understand the nature of the war that has broken in the roof top. As deaths from the rooftop continue being recorded, the police take a bold action of investigating the causes of the murders. Chymes is the leader of the cult. He is not only violent but also mysterious and evil.

The book is endowed with a clever plot and Fowler goes to a great length in order to create something believable. The use of the famous London landmark is the icing on the cake. In addition to that, Fowler gives a social commentary on the life of the homeless and the dispossessed, a phenomena which continues to be relevant till today.

Hell Train

The story of four passengers whiose coincidental meeting on a train is the basis of this story. The four passengers must cooperate in order to unearth a number of mysteries in the train in order to survive. The mystery revolves around Arkangel and what is not known about him, the strange casket, the army brigadier, and the Red Countess.

In regard to this, the four passengers cannot understand why everyone seems to fear the casket. Their curiosity drives them to seek answers. Similarly, the army brigadier is well feared man. They want to know the cause of that. Perhaps, it is Arrkangel who is the epitome of mystety.
The action and the dialogue of the book pushes the reader to read quickly. In addition to that, the author keenly crafts the events of the plot, vividly capturing the details of characters and events. Most importantly, the thrill and the suspense makes the reader to read more of Fowler’s works.

Movies and Film

Fowler does not see anything good with Hollywood movies. He says that he cannot stand them. However, he is optimistic about world cinema and says that it will produce great films based on the books.

Fowler argues that video games can create faithful adaptation of popular novels. He therefore challenges key players in the gaming industry to adapt popular novels to video games.


Fowler writes about desperate people in desperate situations and their eventual response to their predicament. The fact that he uses familiar settings makes the reader relate to his stories. To sum it all, Fowler’s competency in crime fiction makes his various works outstanding.

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