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Gordon Kerr Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Partisan Heart (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rats and Squealers (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poetry Writers' Yearbook (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killers in Cold Blood (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Timetraveller's Guide to Georgian London (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Art Nouveau (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Impressionists. (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates: Derring-do on the High Seas (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timeline of World History (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timeline History of the World (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Professional Killers (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timeline Of Britain (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Australian Slang (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houses of Death: Horrific Secrets Behind Closed Doors (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hotels of Death: The Famous Checked In But Never Checked Ou (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timeline of Kings & Queens : From Charlemagne to Elizabeth II (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leaders Who Changed the World (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fugitives: Dramatic accounts of life on the run (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goners: The Final Hours of the Notable and Notorious (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Softies (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timeline of the Sixties (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of Europe: From Charlemagne to the Treaty of Lisbon (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Psychopaths (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great British Losers: A Compendium of National Embarrassments from the Great Auk to Eddie the Eagle (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of Italy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Sweet Rose (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mapping the Trail of a Crime: How Experts Use Geographic Profiling to Solve the World's Most Notorious Cases (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treacherous Women - Sex, temptation and betrayal (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spree Killers: Ruthless Perpetrators of Mass Murder (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostages and Hijackers: A Modern History - Munich, Hearst, Aldo Moro, Iranian Embassy, Iranian Hostages, Buckley, Terry Waite, Betancourt, Beslan, Alan Johnston (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fugitives from Justice : Audacious Bids for Freedom (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Notorious Fugitives : Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insane Body Snatchers: Kidnapping, Torture and Sexual Abuse (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kidnapped!: Abduction, Hostages and Hijacking (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fugitives on the Run : Keeping Ahead of Retribution (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostages (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Claude Monet Masterpieces. (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ancient and Medieval Traitors - Back-stabbers, turncoats and conspirators (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Australian Serial Killers (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Serial Killers - Manson, Bundy, Olson, Sells, Son of Sam, Kemper, Stayner, Jack the Ripper, Brady, Hindley, West, Shipman, Glover, Dupas, Birnie, ... Denyer, Milat, Barraza, Lopez (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Serial Killers - They just can't stop themselves (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traitors and Spies: Spooks, sleepers and sabotage (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mafia Men: Hoodwinkers, Suckers and Scams (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
European Serial Killers - Evil on the edge of society (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Leaders who Changed the Medieval World - Emperors, Tyrants and Saints (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Historic Leaders who Changed the World: Monarchs, Presidents and Despots (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Leaders who Changed the Ancient World - Philosophers, Prophets and Commanders (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Leaders of the Last 100 Years - A century that changed the world (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Leaders of the 19th Century - Heroes, Outlaws and Demagogues (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of Africa: From the Origins of the Human Race to the Arab Spring (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Art Deco Fashion Masterpieces (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen: Secrets & Celebrations of Her Majesty (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Dogs: The Most Vicious Men Who Ever Lived (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
College Killers : School Shootings in North America and Europe - Columbine, Jonesboro, Bath, Thurston, Red Lake, Virginia, Pontiac's Rebellion, Texas Tower, Beslan, Erfurt, Dunblane (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of China: From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakout - The Great Prison Escapes - Alcatraz, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Bundy, Biggs and the Great Train Robbery, Texas Seven, Blake, Hinds, Sheppard, Ramensky, Billy Hayes, Dengler (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timeline of the Popes : A History from St Peter to Francis I -- Rome, Vatican, Catholic, Cardinal, Papal Election, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict XVI (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book of Firsts (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of the First World War: Land, Sea Air, 1914-1918 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of Brazil: From Pre-Colonial Peoples to Modern Economic Miracle (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cthulhu: Dark Fantasy, Horror & Supernatural Movies (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of the Vietnam War (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of the Middle East: From Ancient Empires to Islamic State (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Godsplice (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of India: From the Earliest Civilisations and Myriad Kingdoms, to Today's Economic Powerhouse (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Are You Smarter Than a Millennial? (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Are You Smarter Than a Baby Boomer? (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Short History of the Victorian Era (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pocket Essential Introduction to Religion (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War that Never Ended: A Short History of the Korean War (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best Kept Secrets Books

Best-Kept Secrets of Italy (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best-Kept Secrets of Europe (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Masterpieces of Art Books

William Morris (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Art Deco Fashion (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paul Klee (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Japanese Woodblocks (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
J.M.W. Turner (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illuminated Manuscripts (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gustav Klimt (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claude Monet (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edvard Munch (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hieronymus Bosch (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pre-Raphaelites (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glasgow Boys (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scottish Colourists (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Gordon Kerr
Gordon Kerr is a non-fiction author known for his thought-provoking true crime, history, and art novels. Kerr also has a few travel and humor books to his name. A Short History of China remains one of the author’s most outstanding works followed closely by the Houses of Death. While he has an impressive list of published works, Kerr didn’t start writing until much later in life. The Scottish-born author worked in the wine trade, publishing, and bookselling before delving full time into writing. Kerr has a wife and is also a father of two. The family lives in Hampshire and other times in South West France.

Houses of Death
Houses of Death focuses on some locations where the most horrendous crimes were committed. Imagine if the 25 Cromwell Street house walls had ears? What could they have heard about the people who were brutally tortured, murdered, and buried in this house? Serial killers Rose and Fred West lived in this house, and during their stay, they killed at least 12 women before the law caught up with them. The women were mostly young, and they were dismembered before they were buried in the cellar. After the serial killers were jailed, the house was torn down because souvenir hunters couldn’t stop getting in to collect memorabilia or items for sale.

While many years may pass after the crime, the houses where these are committed retain the haunted house feel. Somehow, anyone who goes into these houses can feel the fear, horror, and disgust in the air. This book explores such dwellings, ranging from small apartments like Jaffrey Dahmer’s to massive castles like one the Countess Erzsebet Bathory lived in. The author also takes a look at numerous prisons where serial killers call home, and more crime has been committed much to the shock of law enforcement officers. While the media covered most of these stories, it has been a while since they happened, so most of them may be new to you.

One outstanding thing about this book is that it doesn’t go into details about the gruesome murders. This is not to say this is a book for the squeamish, far from it. Reading these stories exposes the other side of the human race, the side that has no respect for life, and someone can kill another just for the thrill. The author’s writing is flawless, and even though there are different locations covered, the book gets more intense, the more you read these stories. Fortunately, the book is about 190 pages long, so you can gobble it all and not feel emotionally drained by its end.

Houses of Death is a chilling yet unique read. The author takes the reader on a journey to different parts of the world into the homes where the most ruthless killers inhabited. In total, the book covers 38 infamous houses. For each house, the author gives a brief history, an overview of the place and the people who lived in it. If you love crime stories and are looking for something out of the ordinary, this book is perfect. It is also an excellent buy for historical crime lovers. Each story covers just a few pages, so the book is quite short.

A Short History of China
A Short History of China is an absorbing, comprehensive, yet brief introduction to over 4000 years of China’s history. The author talks about the despots, tyrants, warriors, artists, philosophers, and the femme’s fatales that have shaped this complex nation for centuries. How did China enjoy technological advances and scientific discoveries hundreds of years before other superpowers made the same inventions? What is it that sets China apart? This book will answer all these questions and much more.

It is no secret that a lot of China’s history and discoveries remain a mystery to the world. The country’s relationship with others has also been a topic in the media for a while. This book investigates how the Chinese view the world and the philosophies and aspirations that guide most of the nation’s actions. Who are the country’s enemies and friends, and what has led to the current alliances?

This book starts with a general introduction to various dynasties that sets a historical foundation for the country. Once you have a solid background, the author then introduces seven chapters and an epilogue. The first chapter covers geography and a brief on history. This continues into the second chapter, where the author chronologically outlines China’s history from the Neolithic times to the modern era. Throughout the other chapters, the book highlights China’s efforts to rise to the global superpower it is today. All the information is fair, balanced, and, best of all, informative.

The author has taken a keen interest in the dramatic events of the last few decades that has seen China turn into an industrial and economic superpower of the 21st century. What is it that China has done differently when compared to others in the same league? How does the future of China look in relation to the current situation? The author answers such questions, and amazingly all this is done in 160 pages. The flawless narration and the author’s way with words makes this an intriguing read into a country that many fear and admire in equal measure.

A Short History of China is a great and fascinating introduction to China. The book is so well written that it delivers a concise, riveting, and informative narrative documenting the major highlights of China’s civilization. If you are looking for a sprawling yet short introduction to China, this book is ideal. Its sheer breadth is astonishing, to say the least, and it’s incredible how the author explains some of the cultural practices. The good thing is that this doesn’t read like a history book, so there are no dull moments. If you are curious about China and its people, you can use this book as a guide on the main events, times, and people to focus on.

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