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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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Water Room (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seventy-Seven Clocks (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Second Staircase (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Corridor (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Victoria Vanishes (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bryant & May on the Loose (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off the Rails (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Memory of Blood (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bryant & May's Mystery Tour (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invisible Code (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bleeding Heart (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Santa (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning Man (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Tide (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Chamber (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hall of Mirrors (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lonely Hour (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
England’s Finest (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oranges and Lemons (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Bridge Is Falling Down (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
England’s Finest (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bryant & May Graphic Novels

The Casebook of Bryant & May: The Soho Devil (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bryant & May Companion Books

Peculiar London (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hellion Books

The Curse of Snakes (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Roofworld (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rune (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Bride (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkest Day (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spanky (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psychoville (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disturbia (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soho Black (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calabash (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plastic (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breathe (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell Train (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nyctophobia (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sand Men (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Foot on the Crown (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Menz Insana (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How to Impersonate Famous People (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ultimate Party Book (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paperboy (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible Ink (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Film Freak (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Forgotten Authors (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reconciliation Day (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reconciliation Day(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Gaslight Anthology Books

Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jane Casey Short Stories/Novellas

with James Oswald, Jane Casey
#ChooseThePlot (With: James Oswald,Jane Casey) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zombie Apocalypse! Books

Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital (By: Mark Morris) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased (By: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! End Game (By: Stephen Jones) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now (By: Stephen Jones,Alison Littlewood) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories Books

with Garry Douglas Kilworth, Conrad Williams, Mark Morris, Tim Lebbon, Gary McMahon, Sarah Pinborough, Gary Fry
The First Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth,Mark Morris,Gary McMahon,Gary Fry) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories (With: Conrad Williams,Mark Morris,Tim Lebbon,Gary McMahon,Sarah Pinborough,Gary Fry) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories (By: ) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror Books

with Gary A. Braunbeck, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robin McKinley, William Nolan, Robert R. McCammon, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Greg Bear, Michael Swanwick, Karen Joy Fowler, John Kessel, R.A. Lafferty, Lisa Goldstein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Pat Cadigan, Michael McDowell, John Farris, Stephen Gallagher, Charles de Lint, Chet Williamson, Daniel Abraham, Lewis Shiner, Edward Bryant, Lisa Tuttle, Joan D. Vinge, Tanith Lee, Lucius Shepard, Jeff VanderMeer, Dan Simmons, Neil Gaiman, Terry Dowling, Mary Robinette Kowal, Peter Straub, Jane Yolen, Joan Aiken, Patricia C. Wrede, Garry Douglas Kilworth, Emma Bull, Michael Bishop, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Shirley, Elizabeth Bear, Peter Dickinson, Margo Lanagan, Ted Chiang, Delia Sherman, Ellen Kushner, Kim Newman, John M. Ford, Richard Matheson, Barry N. Malzberg, Alice Hoffman, S.P. Somtow, Steve Tem, Jonathan Carroll, Ian McDonald, Douglas Clegg, Douglas E. Winter, David B. Silva, John Brunner, Bentley Little, Adam Roberts, Paul Di Filippo, Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce, Simon Clark, China Miéville, Geoff Ryman, Lucy Taylor, William Hope Hodgson, Tanya Huff, M. John Harrison, William Browning Spencer, Steven Brust, Craig Shaw Gardner, Thomas M. Disch, Luis Alberto Urrea, Lucy Sussex, Fred Chappell, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Scott Nicholson, Isabel Allende, Angela Carter, Haruki Murakami, M. Rickert, Michael Chabon, Stuart Dybek, Ben Fountain, Steven Millhauser, Jeffrey Ford, James Lawrence Powell, Thomas Ligotti, Nisi Shawl, Anthony Doerr, Kevin Brockmeier, Jack Womack, Bruce Sterling, Michael Blumlein, Greg van Eekhout, Lawrence Miles, ChristopherRowe, John Crowley, Tim Pratt, Garth Nix, Andy Duncan, Laird Barron, MichaelShea, James P. Blaylock, Ellen Klages, Kij Johnson, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Sarah Monette, Kat Howard, Nathan Ballingrud, Alan Moore, Elizabeth Massie, Terri Windling, Susanna Clarke, Gary McMahon, Stephen Graham Jones, Susan Cooper, Ellen Datlow, K.W. Jeter, Ru Emerson, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Karen Russell, Veronica Schanoes, Stephen Volk, Adam Nevill, Tina Rath, Simon Bestwick, Robert Coover, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Ian Frazier, P Djèlí Clark, Frances Hardinge, Leif Enger, Natalie Babbitt, Gwen Strauss, Michael de Larrabeiti, R.T. Smith, Karel Čapek, Rachel Simon
Eighth Annual Collection (By: William Browning Spencer,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ninth Annual Collection (By: Stephen King,Peter Crowther,Terry Dowling,Ellen Datlow) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelfth Annual Edition (By: Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteenth Annual Collection (By: Tim Lebbon,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Pan Book of Horror Stories Books

The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Pan Book of Horror Stories (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 7th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eighth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ninth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eleventh Pan Book of Horror Stories (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twelfth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 13th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 14th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 15th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 16th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 17th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 18th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 19th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 20th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 21st Pan Book of Horror Stories (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 22nd Pan Book of Horror Stories (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 25th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 28th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 30th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Drabble II: Double Century(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampires(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Zombies(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 4(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Zombies(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Terror(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark of the Night(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 3(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destination Unknown(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret City(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Dracula(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 4(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 5(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger: Dark Tales of Eerie Encounters(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 6(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fifteenth Annual Collection(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales #1(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sixteenth Annual Collection(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of New Terror(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eighteenth Annual Collection(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shrouded by Darkness: Tales of Terror(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The British Fantasy Society: A Celebration(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Chills(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Monsters(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 20(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sounds Of Crime(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back from the Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book of Horror Stories(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse!(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Line(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visitants(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimewave 11(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Fear(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Fathom Forty(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 22(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four For Fear(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Books Presents Demonic Dreams(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 23(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark World: Ghost Stories(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fearie Tales(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psychomania: Killer Stories(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kneeling in the Silver Light: Stories from the Great War(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interzone 258, May-June 2015(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Future of Horror(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monstrous(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darker Terrors 7(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Footsteps of Dracula(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible Blood(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Body Shocks(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reports from the Deep End(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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