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Publication Order of Thomas Berrington Books

The Red Hill (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breaker of Bones (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sin Eater (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incubus (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inquisitor (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fortunate Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Promise of Pain (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Message of Blood (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Death of Innocence (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tear for the Dead (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Death of Innocence is a prequel.

Publication Order of Thomas Berrington Tudor Mystery Books

Men of Bone (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Death of Promise (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden Dead (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beasts of the City (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Unit-Thirteen Books

An Imperfect Future (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

David Penny is an English author of fiction. He was born in London in 1950. He was always interested in writing and after moving to Mid Wales with his family took it up. As a young boy, he was very interested in the topic of science fiction. He read a lot of sci-fi stories and in addition to his avid consumption of these stories, wrote a few of his own. He was first published in small fan magazines when he was seventeen years old.

David had a very interesting childhood and he was allowed to follow his hobbies and do what he wanted. He simply would grow his hair, read stories, write his own short stories, and generally lived an alternative type of lifestyle. He had a great time when he was younger and once that was interrupted by the inconvenience of growing up, he reluctantly became an adult and started working.

When he was 23 years old, one of his short stories was accepted for paid publication for the first time by Galaxy Magazine. He would go on to sell a few more, having some of his stories show up in publications such as Vertex, a magazine in the U.K. When he was just twenty-four years of age, his first novel was accepted to be published..

Robert Hale accepted David Penny’s novel The Sunset People and he was taken on by his first literary agency, Leslie Flood. He wrote some more and came up with a few more science fiction-focused novels that were published.

After working many different jobs, Penny found that he would spend over 30 years working in many different jobs and even winding up running a software company of his own but in the end missed writing. He began to miss it more and more until he gave in and came back to writing.

David Penny is the author of the Thomas Bennington series. The series kicked off in 2014 with the release of the first installment, The Red Hill. Thomas is a surgeon and a detective, and is good at what he does.

The Red Hill is the first novel in Penny’s popular Thomas Bennington series. This series is packed with action and you will turn each and every page wanting to find out what happens. In this book the reader is introduced to the man for whom the series is named. This historical fiction series is guaranteed to bring the events of history to life for you.

The year is 1482, and Thomas Bennington is residing in Moorish Spain, or what remains of it. He is a physician and has been trained to operate. Now he is a friend against his wishes to a powerful man whose power in the kingdom cannot be rivaled. Then bodies start appearing which display signs of being violently attacked. It appears that these people were killed. As he is a detective as well as a doctor, Bennington is the one asked to officially investigate.

Bennington is reluctant to take on the case because it seems so gruesome– and later, one of the wives of the Sultan is killed too. What starts as a mission turns into a quest for pure survival. They team up with Jorge the eunuch to find the killer before they become the targets of his next quest to kill. But when not all is what it appears to be, the very people that you thought that you could trust may end up be the ones turning against you.

When enemies become friends and the tables turn, it’s sure to be a wild ride. Bennington is starting to find that there are more secrets and things hidden in this area than he ever dreamed possible. Can he solve the case and get back to things as usual with a killer safely acquired? Or will the killer elude him and continue to kill unchecked?

Bennington may be quite unprepared for what he finds. He also is not prepared to fight for not only himself but for more people that he cares about. When they come under the scope of a cold-blooded killer in the fifteenth century, can they survive the encounter? Find out in this delightful historical mystery novel from author David Penny!

Breaker of Bones is the second novel in the Bennington series by celebrated writer David Penny. Since the events of the first story took place, more has gone down than anyone could imagine. Now it is March in 1843. The country of Spain is readying itself for more war and getting ready to take military operations on.

Bennington must go to Qurtuba because his master requests it. The journey and mission should be simple; just perform an operation on a prince of Spain and then go home. However, things are about to get a bit more tricky than that. Along with his companion Jorge, he is about to find out what those things are.

When a deadly killer is found to be on the prowl, things are going to get complicated. Not only is he targeting young women as his victims, but he gets enjoyment out of making creatures out of their corpses. It’s a horrible thing to suffer and the entire area is running rampant with rumors and fear.

Queen Isabel trusts Thomas alone to go and investigate the case. It’s his job to not only find the person responsible, but navigate a world where religious fervor runs deep. Once again he has no allies and doesn’t know who other than Jorge can be trusted. Meanwhile, his friend isn’t even by his side because he is on a mission of his own to find his long-lost relatives. It’s been nearly two decades since he saw them and they are overdue for a reunion.

Jorge does find his family, but things quickly turn ominous. It turns out that the killer is targeting his niece as the next girl he will kill. Now Bennington and his friend must confront the reality of what is happening and work quickly to try and find the murderer. Otherwise, it’s very likely that the killer will slay his niece and continue on. Can they stop the man or woman in time? Pick up this book to find out!

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5 Responses to “David Penny”

  1. Linda Stewart: 3 months ago

    I love the Thomas Berrington series, but wish there were more audible versions available.

  2. Teresa Armitage: 1 year ago

    I have read all the Thomas Berrington books and I am hoping there are more to come.

  3. Barbara A Morrison: 2 years ago

    Hello. It’s nice to follow a fellow Londoner, (even if you did leave the greatest city in the world for the wild hills of Wales) I just read , The Bone Men and of course I am hooked, I read evrything I can get my hands on if it covers my countries history, I was born in the East end but grew up in Soho ,born in a pub, and lived in a pub all my life. you and I are the same age so have seen alot in our time. Unfortunately I live in the US now, a story unto itself.I am confused re: the books. I just purchased A Death of Innocence and while it says it’s a prequel, it also says it’s one of three books, but I can’tseem to find which two books go with it. I plan to start with The Red Hill as soon as I am on the right road. I read a lot of Elizabeth Chadwick who I also consider a friend, I met Susan many yearss ago and we stay in touch when I come home and during the year. I also read for a change from Knights and kings, Charles Todd and his Inspector Rutledge series (there are 21 or 22 books in his collection, just after WW! retruned from the front and dectevtive of Scotland Yard being sent all over England, you get the crime solved and a lovely tour of long forgotten places. I have as usual talked too long, but if you can help me with the order of the books I would very much appreciate it. Love your writing it truly was a case of “I opened the book and in I went”, it took me right to Ludlow. and other places I thank you

    • doug: 3 months ago

      You most likely by now have figured out that the initial prequel was to be followed by two additional efforts…all of which precede the entire series.

  4. Val goodey: 3 years ago

    Read most of these just waiting for a new one, just love these books.


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