Christopher Fowler Books In Order

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
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

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 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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Reconciliation Day (2016)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 (2008)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

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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