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Jim Eldridge Books In Order

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Publication Order of Black Ops Books

Jungle Kill (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in the Desert (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Urban Assassin (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bug Club Books

BC NF Brown A/3C Machines on the Move (By: Clive Gifford) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meddlers: The Not-So-Merry-Go-Round (By: Maureen Haselhurst) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bug Club Pro Guided Year 6 The Road to Freedom (By: Lesa Cline-Ransome) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Step Inside a Story (By: Julia Donaldson) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plays to Act Tyrannosaurus Drip (By: Julia Donaldson) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plays to Act Tiddler (By: Julia Donaldson) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash the Dog Dives In! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bumblebees, Sweets and a See-Through Stomach: Poems (By: Brian Patten,Tony Mitton) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon's Tale and Other Beastly Stories (By: Anthony Horowitz,Simone Massoni) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing Milly (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goha and the Shoes (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Bet (By: Julia Donaldson,Charlie Alder) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frog Fight (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noises Next Door (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Call Me Mum! (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash the Dog Bounces In! (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Giant, Little Bear (By: Rosalind Kerven) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DCI Paul Stark Books

Assassins (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the Dead (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Disgusting Dave Books

Disgusting Dave And The Farting Dog (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disgusting Dave And The Flesh Eating Maggots (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disgusting Dave and the Bucketful of Vomit (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fantasy Soldiers Books

as Lee James
Death In The Jungle (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer In The City (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Death (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague Ship (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hotel Mysteries Books

Murder at the Ritz (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Savoy (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at Claridge's (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of London Underground Station Mysteries Books

Murder at Aldwych Station (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at Down Street Station (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Malichea Quest Books

The Invisible Assassin (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deadly Game (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lethal Target (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Enemy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Museum Mysteries Books

Murder at the Fitzwilliam (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the British Museum (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Ashmolean (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Manchester Museum (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Natural History Museum (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at Madame Tussauds (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the National Gallery (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Tower of London (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of SAS Books

Hostile Terrain (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Siege (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Assault: SAS (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jungle War: Sas (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Survivor Books

Escape from Pompeii (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warpath Books

as J. Eldridge
Tank Attack (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Skies (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind Enemy Lines (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Depth Charge Danger (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Bomber (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island of Fear (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wrestling Trolls Books

Big Rock and the Masked Avenger (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunk and Thud (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Rumble (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thud in Trouble (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack Versus Veto (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Showdown (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Down Payment On Death (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Boyes (With: Duncan Eldridge) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Street Junior (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Boyes and the Gangsters (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monsterman (With: Duncan Eldridge) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncle Jack and Operation Green (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Double Life of E.W.Potts, Schoolboy (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Riders (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncle Jack and the Loch Ness Monster (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legend of the Lost Keys (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Duel (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunkirk Escape (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sink the Tirpitz (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bomb! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Wall (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Under Attack (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gunpoint (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Tractor and Digger Save the Day (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tractor And Digger (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wayfarers (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Refugee Camp (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Captain Hawk And The Stone Of Destiny (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Monster Summer Reading Pack (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spies And Special Forces! (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second World War Stories for Boys (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daring World War Two Stories for Boys (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courageous First World War Stories (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The funniest joke book (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bogeys, Boils And Bellybuttons (With: Duncan Eldridge) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Save Our Planet (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holidays Survival Guide (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete How to Handle Grown-ups (With: Duncan Eldridge) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Completely Misleading Guide to School (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Grown-Ups Say and What They Really Mean (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Even More Ways to Handle Grown-ups (With: Duncan Eldridge) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warriors! True Stories Of Combat, Skill And Courage (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Canny History of Carlisle (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standing Alone (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charles Dickens (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories of the First World War (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1066 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Independence. War in Ireland (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 50 Things You Should Know About . . . Books

50 Things You Should Know About The Tudors (By: Rupert Matthews) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Things You Should Know about Fierce Creatures (By: Steve Parker) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Things You Should Know About The First World War (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War (By: Simon Pratt-Adams) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Things You Should Know About The Human Body (By: Angela Royston) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Things You Should Know About the Environment (By: Jen Green) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Story Books

The Titanic (By: Ellen Emerson White) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Story The Trenches (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunger (By: Carol Drinkwater) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twentieth Century Girl (By: Carol Drinkwater) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Plague: A London Girl's Diary, 1665-1666 (By: Pamela Oldfield) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle of Britain: Harry Woods, England, 1939-1941 (By: Chris Priestley) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suffragette (By: Carol Drinkwater) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sophie's Secret War (By: Jill Atkins) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cadogan Square (By: Carol Drinkwater) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nowhere to Run (By: Carol Drinkwater) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Spy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victoria (By: Anna Kirwan) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Codename Céline (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coming Home (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan (By: Sufiya Ahmed) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mayflower (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (By: Sufiya Ahmed) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Prince (By: E.L. Norry) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Story: Boys Books

The Trenches: Billy Stevens, The Western Front, 1914-1918 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle of Britain: Harry Woods, England, 1939-1941 (By: Chris Priestley) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trafalgar: James Grant, HMS Norseman, 1799-1806 (By: Bryan Perrett) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armada: Thomas Hobbs, England, 1587-1588 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Agincourt : Jenkin Lloyd, France, 1415 (By: Michael Cox) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waterloo: Bob Jenkins, Royal Horse Artillery, 1814-1817 (By: Bryan Perrett) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flying Ace: Jack Fairfax, Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1918 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
D-Day: Lieutenant Andy Pope, Normandy, 1944 (By: Bryan Perrett) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimea: Michael Pope, 110th Regiment, 1853-1857 (By: Bryan Perrett) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spy Smuggler: Paul Lelaud, France, 1942-1944 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Danger: Tim Jackson, North Africa WWII (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
U-boat Hunter: Peter Rogers, HMS Arum, 1939-1945 (By: Bryan Perrett) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roman Invasion: A British Boy, AD 84 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Viking Blood (By: Andrew Donkin) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sweep's Boy: A Victorian Boy, London, 1870 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pyramid of Secrets (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dodger: The Story of a Victorian Pickpocket (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jim Elridge is a thriller, young adult fantasy, children’s fiction, historical mystery, and young adult fiction author from Kent. The author was born in London’s Euston suburb in 1944 and loves to style himself a survivor of V1 and V2 rockets during the Second World War.

Elridge quit school as a sixteen-year-old and held a variety of jobs before he went to train to become a teacher. He would go on to teach in many low-income areas in Luton, even as he built a career as a children’s book author and scriptwriter. He would later on quit his teaching career to become a full-time author.

Starting in 2010, he quit writing children’s fiction and scriptwriting as he was more focused on adult historical crime fiction. In the more than four decades that he spent writing scripts, he would be responsible for more than 250 broadcast scripts in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Some of his works include “King Street Junior,” a long-running comedy drama for the BBC. As a scriptwriter, he penned more than twenty series for ITV and the BBC.

Living in the post-Second World War era, his family did not have a TV and hence much of the entertainment was radio and reading. Jim Elridge particularly loved listening to the “Goon Show” on the radio.
Elridge began writing in his late teenage years as he got into short stories, and poems even though none of these will ever see the light of day. In 1965 he was fortunate enough to get one of his poems published in “The Tribune,” and this led to several of his works getting published in small magazines and several other places.

In 1966, he became a performance poet, playing to large audiences across the UK. In 1968, he was on Radio 1 show “Night Ride” as a guest poet interviewed by John Peel. By then, he had made the decision that he was interested in writing more fiction apart from poetry. He wanted to pen full-length fiction and scripts too.

His debut fiction work was published in 1971 and this was the same year he had his first commission as he was contracted to develop “Parsley Sidings” which starred Ian Lavender, Arthur Lowe, Liz Fraser, and Kenneth Connor.

Over the years, Jim Eldridge has written in a range of genres both as a scriptwriter and author. He has said that for him all he wants when he is writing is to pen a good story with interesting lead characters and a great supporting cast. He does this regardless of whether he is penning stories for children or adults.

While he has become a very successful author, he had said that had he not been an author he would have still been a teacher. Elridge always loved the teaching profession and particularly working with underprivileged learners in Dunstable and Luton.

He had then specialized in working with kids with additional needs and for a year, he taught at an ESN school where he used to communicate in Makaton.
After living in Cumbria and Ireland for many years, Jim and Lynne his wife now make their home in Kent.

“Murder at the Fitzwilliam” by Jim Elridge opens with the imminent launch of a new Egyptian artifact collection by the Fitzwilliam Institution. The employees were in the process of delivering and unpacking the boxes when what was believed to be an empty sarcophagus is found to have a dead body in it.

Sir William McKenzie calls upon Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson to do a low-key investigation since he does not want to attract the interest of the press. If the press got wind of the situation, it would likely jeopardize the exhibition.
First things first, Wilson needs to identify the victim with hardly any personal details to go with. The detective ropes in Abigal Fenton and while they initially have their disagreements, they soon come to an understanding. But Daniel seems to like his partner a lot more than he would wish to acknowledge.

Despite diligent investigations and a lot of leg work, they cannot seem to make any headway and things only get more complicated when they discover a second body. By this time, their employer has little option but informs the police which just complicates things for Daniel and Abigail.

Jim Elridge’s novel “Murder at the British Museum” is set in 1894 where the British Museum is holding a special exhibition.

The exhibition will be featuring a new work by Professor Lance Pickering that asserts that Ambrosius Aurelianus and King Arthur are the same person. When the professor arrives to lecture at the museum he is stabbed while in the restroom.
Abigail Fenton and Daniel Wilson are contracted to solve the mysterious murder by the museum. They are well qualified for the job as Abigail is a historian and archeologist and Danel is a private investigator who is a former detective with Scotland Yard.
But things get complicated when some youths come to the exhibition and soon after they break a glass case. Someone has also painted in red paint “Who Killed Ambrosius,” even as the museum is receiving letters demanding more money.
Finally, the man who published professor Lance’s book is stabbed in the exhibition hall while another youth is also stabbed in the former professor’s home.

The police superintendent believes the man responsible for all the crimes is the professor’s illegitimate daughter. But Daniel and Abigail are not so easy to convince as they continue with their investigations.
The two find themselves in a race to save the Museum’s reputation while the murderer grows increasingly worried that they are getting too close.

“Murder at the Ashmolean” by Jim Elridge is set in 1895. An executive who is working for the Oxford-based Ashmolean Museum is found murdered, with a single bullet hole in his forehead and the murder weapon close by.
The local police have declared his death a suicide since there is hardly any motive for anyone to kill the man. However, Gladstone Marriott the administrator of the museum suspects there is something fishy.

He knows Daniel Wilson as a private investigator who had showcased incredible shrewdness investigating the Ripper case. He brings alongside him Abigail Fenton an archeologist turned detective and the two promise to conduct a low-key investigation.

But their work immediately runs into headwinds as a lone agent from the Special Branch known for his intimidating and secretive methods interferes with them.

Meanwhile, there are also rumors of political ructions from Apartheid South Africa, lost Shakespeare play, and mislaid artifacts which tangles them in all manner of bureaucracy.

They are forced to make unlikely alliances but they are confronting players who seem to live by a different set of rules. They may also have to dig deep into their ingenuity and intellect to reveal the many secrets being held by the aristocracy.

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