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Publication Order of Duke de Richleau Books

The Forbidden Territory (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Rides Out (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Spaniard (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Inquisitive People (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Conflict (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Codeword - Golden Fleece (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Seal (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prisoner in the Mask (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vendetta in Spain (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Inheritance (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gateway to Hell (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Duke de Richleau Books

The Prisoner in the Mask(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vendetta in Spain(1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Seal(1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Inquisitive People(1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forbidden Territory(1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Rides Out(1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Spaniard(1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Codeword - Golden Fleece(1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Conflict(1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gateway to Hell(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Inheritance(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gregory Sallust Books

Black August (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contraband (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scarlet Impostor (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faked Passports (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Baroness (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
V for Vengeance (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come Into My Parlour (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Island Where Time Stands Still (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitors' Gate (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Used Dark Forces (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Witch of the South Seas (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Gregory Sallust Books

Contraband(1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scarlet Impostor(1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faked Passports(1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Baroness(1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
V for Vengeance(1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come Into My Parlour(1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitors' Gate(1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Used Dark Forces(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Island Where Time Stands Still(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Witch of the South Seas(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black August(1934)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Julian Day Books

The Quest of Julian Day (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Fate (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bill for the Use of a Body (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Roger Brook Books

The Launching of Roger Brook (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow of Tyburn Tree (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rising Storm (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Killed the King (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Secret of Josephine (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rape of Venice (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sultan's Daughter (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wanton Princess (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil in a Mask (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ravishing of Lady Mary Ware (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Irish Witch (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperate Measures (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Molly Fountain Books

To the Devil, A Daughter (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Satanist (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lost World Books

They Found Atlantis (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncharted Seas (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man Who Missed the War (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Black Magic Books

The Devil Rides Out (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Conflict (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunting of Toby Jugg (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Devil, A Daughter (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ka of Gifford Hillary (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Satanist (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Used Dark Forces (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unholy Crusade (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Witch of the South Seas (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil and All His Works (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gateway to Hell (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Irish Witch (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Such Power Is Dangerous (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fabulous Valley (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eunuch of Stamboul (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Off Miami (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret War (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Killed Robert Prentice? (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malinsay Massacre (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixty Days to Live (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Herewith the Clues (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star of Ill-Omen (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curtain of Fear (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mayhem in Greece (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Eagle (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Rowley (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Sunshine (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strange Story of Linda Lee (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Mediterranean Nights (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunmen, Gallants and Ghosts (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Plot and Counterplot (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saturdays with Bricks (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Satanism and Witches (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Has Come: The Young Man Said, 1897-1914 (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Has Come: Officer and Temporary Gentleman, 1914-1919 (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Has Come: Drink and Ink, 1919-1977 (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deception Planners (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Century of Horror(1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger Than Fiction(1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Book of Horror Stories(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shafts of Fear(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quiver of Horror(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Black Magic Stories(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncanny Tales 1(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncanny Tales 2(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thirteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Dennis Wheatley was born Dennis Yates Wheatley on 8th January 1897. By the time of his death on the 10th of November 1977, he had been one of the most prolific authors Britain has ever produced. Dennis was the eldest son to Florence Elizabeth and Albert David and had two siblings. His parents lived in south London where they owned a prestigious wine business making him a privileged middle class child. In his early years, Dennis had no interest for schooling or acquiring a formal education which led to his expulsion from Dulwich College before completion after it was alleged that he formed a ‘secret society’. This explains to some extent his fascination with the occult and Satanism in his thriller novels which must have developed at such a young age.

The expulsion marked the end of his schooling days and he joined the navy. His first station was with the training ship HMS Worchester from 1908 to 1912. At the age of 17, he received his commission in the month of September 1914. In his military service, he was in the front lines during the 1st World war fighting at Passchendaele, Cambrai and St. Quentin. His military service came to an unexpected end after his battalion was gassed in a chlorine attack during Passchendaele and he was invalided from the army.

In 1919, he took over management of his family business wine business putting into uses what he had learnt about wine making for a year in Germany before his commission. In 1926, his father passed on and the family business went to him. As a sole owner, he had little time to complete a big book do he just wrote short stories which would be rewritten into novels at the helm of his career. In 1931, he wed Joan Younger as his second wife after the collapse of his first marriage. The economy recession hit at the same time and by the end of 1932, he was facing bankruptcy promoting him to sell the family business. He was distraught by the financial crises and as a diversion, he started writing.

At the start, writing didn’t pan out as for Dennis Wheatley with his first full length novel lacking the flair of mystery writing. The ‘Three Inquisitive People’ was murder mystery novel described by his agent as week and lacking in cohesion. Despite this, it introduced some of his greatest characters and kicked started a mystery series that lasted for years making Dennis the world’s best seller for over three decades. While his first completed work was with the agent, he commenced on writing his second book featuring his first characters. This was an adventure of a lifetime and suddenly, Dennis was a hit. ‘The Forbidden Territory was a stunning page turner praised by the press and a string of readers who couldn’t get enough of it. Snatched by Hutchinson, the book was translated in many languages for the whole of Europe and reprinted seven times in seven weeks. Dennis stardom writing was put in the limelight and between 1933 and 1940, he continued this thriller series that awed readers propelling him even to greater heights.

By the start of the Second World War, he was at the forefront in war efforts. As an advocate imperialism and strong believer in the state, his strong opposition of communism was already out there via his work. As an editor with the Sunday graphic personality pages, he had a chance to reach the society and continue his Nazi opposition. In the May of 1940, he was commissioned to write the War pages; a series of manuscripts on strategic aspects of the war. His extraordinary creativity on enemy deceit and meticulous strategies impressed the general staff and the king leading to a re-commission and recruitment into the elite joint planning staff working directly with Churchill. He joined the ‘Deception Planners’ tasked with devising the most effective ways of deceiving the enemies and duping them into falling for tricks instead of actual strategic intentions of the army.

His spy novels and the mystery therefore sparked from his time in the joint planning staff. His writing therefore borrowed from the real world incorporating his daily experiences into his writing to produced masterpieces that every avid reader could identify with. Connecting characters to actual events and individuals became his greatest style giving his work life and an aspect of reality. This mystery writing therefore is credited as the birth of super spy movie characters greater than themselves such as the current James Bond of MI5. His occult genre was intriguing. He had a creative intuition of the magical world that gave rise to the greatest works of his life. His occult novels are graphic and provocative thrillers edging towards horrifying encounters of dark magic and devilish encounters.

Dennis Wheatley wrote over 70 books, countless short stories and other publications throughout his life and sold over 50 million copies which is still unmatched record even to date. His print work was therefore adored by millions of fans across the globe which resulted in translation into numerous languages and film adaptations. For film adaptations, a total of four of his greatest book have been turned into movies so far. These are; ‘The Devil Rides Out’, ‘To The devil a Daughter’, ‘The Lost Continent’ and ‘The Haunted Man’. These were some of the greatest works of his lifetime. They were worldwide hits and deserved to be read and seen as a motion picture for their creativity and complexity of their plots. As time progress, there is a possibility of more film adaptations of his work because the whole world deserves to experience the world in Dennis Wheatley views to comprehend the current development in literature and literary styles.

Dennis Wheatley was an avid reader and a great writer of the past century. However, his work has fully disappeared with time as things change and society evolves. The main concern is his strong opinions on matters such as racism and gender equality that can be viewed as controversial today; yet that was the society he lived in. However, they are still entertaining and educative pieces of literature that can be valuable to the society even today.

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7 Responses to “Dennis Wheatley”

  1. Joe Majury: 1 year ago

    I’m now 70, and first read all these books in my 20’s. I took a notion to read them all again and bought what was described as a complete collection (52 books), but I’m dismayed to read that he has written many more. I shall have to go through my collection to see which books are missing, and hunt them down. I just hope they are “standalones”, and not from any of his great series.

    • Joe Majury: 1 year ago

      This is an update. Since buying these just 4 months ago I have read 16 of the books and am now starting the 17th. I have enjoyed each one immensely. The first 11 were the collection featuring “Gregory Sallust”, set during WW2. I’m now on to the “Duke De Richleau”, and again, enjoying them so much. So much in fact that I haven’t took the time to hunt down any missing books, but I will.

  2. Charles P. Doty: 2 years ago

    In 1970, after a USA Peace Corps assignment of Forestry in Chile, and while in Johannesburg, S. A., I was advised to go to the train station and pick up any book by DW. The first was “The Man who missed the War.” I was a bit homesick and fatigued from traveling from Santiago, Chile to Rio to Cape Town and back to J’burg. I left all of my DW acquisitions at the Peace Corps office in Nairobi. I figured I could get all of his works back in the USA. Random House did publish 11 novels; then, no more. I have been tracking down his works in Toronto and the Bahamas and still lack a few books. I am near 80 and want to finish all of his book series. Retired in The Villages, FL

  3. Deborah: 2 years ago

    I have just been gifted a complete set of his novels by my wonderful.hudband. I read “to the devil a daughter” when I was 11 years old, starting my life long love of DW.

  4. Bright Oduro: 3 years ago

    I love his books and have read quite a number of them. However this was some years back. I want to get all his books and create a library of this great writer Dennis Wheatley.

  5. kathleen orr: 3 years ago

    I would like to read every one of his books again while I still can. I remember his writings more than any author I have ever read. If you could tell me where I could acquire his complete library I would appreciate it.

    • maxwell: 1 year ago

      kentbridge library have a good selection.


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