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Publication Order of Francis Quarles Books

Murder! Murder! (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Francis Quarles Investigates: Tales for the Connoisseur of Detective Fiction (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Detections of Francis Quarles (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Inspector Bland Books

The Immaterial Murder Case (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bland Beginning (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man Called Jones (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Inspector Crambo Books

The Narrowing Circle (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gigantic Shadow / The Pipe Dream (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Joan Kahn-Harper Books

The Man Who Killed Himself (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Whose Dreams Came True (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Players and The Game (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plot Against Roger Rider (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Lost His Wife (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Adelaide (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Detling Murders / The Detling Secret (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Hated Television / Did Sherlock Holmes Meet Hercule? (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sheridan Haynes Books

A Three-Pipe Problem (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kentish Manor Murders (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Selected Writings of Samuel Johnson Falcon Prose Classics (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 31st Of February (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clue in the Book (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Broken Penny (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paper Chase / Bogue's Fortune (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour Of Murder (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Progress of a Crime (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Of Francie Lake / The Plain Man (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carlyle: Selected Works, Reminiscences and Letters (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of Solomon Grundy (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Belting Inheritance (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death's Darkest Face (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
CRIME A Pictorial History of Crime 1840 to the Present (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Critical Occasions (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blackheath Poisonings (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Modern Crime Story (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agatha Christie Cover Story (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Name of Annabel Lee (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime and Detection Quiz (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Remarkable Daniel Dunglas Home (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
1948 and 1984: The second Orwell memorial lecture (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dashiell Hammett (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Criminal Comedy of the Contented Couple / A Criminal Comedy (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The General Strike (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortal Consequences (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan Doyle: Portrait of an Artist (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thirties and the Nineties (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Like a Love Affair (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Criminal Practices (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing Happy Families (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sort Of Virtue (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A London Letter (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louis MacNeice (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Obscurity and Dylan Thomas (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Restoration Comedy (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strategy in War - and Peace (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Low-Down on the Left (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Five (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pack of Cards (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Live Words Among the Dead (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between Two Beards (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pick Your Poet (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Makes a Criminal? (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antidote, Tonic - or Escape? (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Biggest Problem in the World (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bird in the Bush (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Is Our Best Read Novelist? (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Took the Long Jump to Freedom (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Which Is the True Russia? (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
These Make Good Holiday Reading (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Call It Detective Fever (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poet and the Theatre (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genius, Crank or Dabbler? (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Went to Moscow (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nation Looking for a Cure-All (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Hated the Poor ... (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Ways to See a Country (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snail Tea for Breakfast? (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shavians Without Knowing it (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Naps and a High Jump (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Get Away from It All (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sophocles in Three Scenes (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poets' Plight (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Balloons Went Up (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charles Dickens (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Novels of Four Nations (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last of the Edwardian Giants ... (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thomas Carlyle The Life and Ideas of Prophet (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloomsburyites - They Started It All (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dodgers, Scroungers & a Captain at Sea (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arthur James Cook (Gamblers with Fate) (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whitaker Wright (Gamblers with Fate) (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horatio Bottomley;: A biography (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder - Plus Good Writing (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kruschev Said 'Come and See What We're Like' (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
What It's Like to Be 'On the Run' (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Worked So Hard to Be Gay (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Did Spiritual Exercises Really Cure Eva Barton?. (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Thing They All Said: SUBUD Makes You into a Different Person (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank Cousins under the Microscope (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enigma of Frank Cousins (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cousins Can\'t Make Them Cry (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Reasonable Doubt (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
England's pride: The story of the Gordon Relief Expedition (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime and Detection : an illustrated history from 1840. (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Murder (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Wars (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notes From Another Country (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thirties (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buller's Campaign (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angry 30's (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Touch of Fowles\' Play (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Critical Observations (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agatha Christie, the Art of Her Crimes (With: Tom Adams) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
A.J.A. Symons, His Life And Speculations (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Makers of the New (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan Doyle: Portrait of an Artist (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Stealing the Picture (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Santa Claus Club (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mystery in Spain (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
'Twixt the Cup and the Lip (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Theme for Hyacinth (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eight Minutes to Kill (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Brothers (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portraits Of The Missing (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Does literature exist? The Lurcy Lecture Amherst College March 1992. (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Julian Symons Sherlockian Duet (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

How to Trap a Crook (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tigers of Subtopia and Other Stories (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody Else (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Julian Symons Poems Books

with Roy Fuller

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Walks by Night (By: John Dickson Carr) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of High Eldersham / The Mystery of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Skull (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Crofts) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Gallows (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corpse in the Waxworks / The Waxworks Murder (By: John Dickson Carr) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Crofts) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Mr. Badman (By: William Fryer Harvey) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy Paramount (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Crofts) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weekend at Thrackley (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Curtain (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Anton (By: Alan Melville) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in the Tunnel / Dark in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bats in the Belfry (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Crofts) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder's a Swine: A Second World War Mystery (By: Nap Lombard) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Checkmate to Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fell Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by Matchlight (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire in the Thatch (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smallbone Deceased (By: Michael Gilbert) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Has Deep Roots (By: Michael Gilbert) (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By: Michael Gilbert) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Mill-Race (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossed Skis (By: Carol Carnac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Didn't Fly (By: Margot Bennett) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour Of Murder (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Progress of a Crime (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By: Gil North) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Belting Inheritance (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Web (By: George Sims) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards,Richard Marsh) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resorting to Murder (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Nights (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Manor (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpents in Eden (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Snow (By: Martin Edwards,Fergus Hume) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foreign Bodies (By: Martin Edwards,Palle Rosenkrantz) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Arm of the Law (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miraculous Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Continental Crimes (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood on the Tracks (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measure of Malice (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By: Kate Jackson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two-Way Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Author (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Murderous Christmas Stories Books

Murder under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on Christmas Eve (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Very Murderous Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Books

with Vincent Starrett, Richard Lancelyn Green
A Bibliography Of A. Conan Doyle (By: Richard Lancelyn Green,John M. Gibson) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sherlock Holmes Letters (By: Richard Lancelyn Green) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Sherlock Holmes (By: Richard Lancelyn Green) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Misadventure Of The Sherlock Holmes Pilot (By: Richard Lancelyn Green) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Of The Spot Ball (By: Richard Lancelyn Green) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

An anthology of War Poetry.(1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Things Fierce and Fatal.(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Open at Your Own Risk(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agatha Christie(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1977(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of Thirteen(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Detectives(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of thirteen: A Detection Club anthology(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scoop and Behind the Screen(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Poetry 9: An Arts Council Anthology(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Uncanny(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Arts(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Great Detectives, Or, the Detective Directory(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifty Best Mysteries(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Cases of Scotland Yard, Volume Two(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Merry(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Midsummer: Classic Mysteries for the Holidays(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Julian Symons was a published author of fiction and a poet. He is known for writing novels in the crime genre.

The British author was born on May 30, 1912. His full name is Julian Gustave Symons. He was born in Clapham, London. He would eventually pass away in Walmer, Kent on November 19, 1994.

The author was appreciated not just for his crime novels but his writing on military and social history. He also wrote studies of literature in addition to biographies.

Symons was born to his parents Minnie Louise and his father Morris Albert Symons. His parents were Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants and his father worked as an auctioneer. He had a brother that would become A.J.A. Symons, a writer. His older brother would later have his younger brother as his biographer. The family did not have a lot of money at the time and due to the situation, he ended up leaving school at the age of 14. He had already studied at a school designed for ‘backward children’ due to his stutter.

As a result of leaving school early, Julian educated himself. He was busy being employed by an engineering firm as a typist and a clerk and learned on the job. Symons was the founder of Twentieth Century Verse, a poetry magazine that he set up in 1937. He would work as an editor on it for two years.

Before the war, he tried his hand at crime writing and found that he had a skill for it. He then established himself as a crime writer. Using irony to show violence that lurks behind the masks of society was a common theme.

Once the war came, Symons applied to be recognized as a conscientious objector to World War II as a Trotskyist. The tribunal refused and he decided that he would not appeal the decision. He would join the Royal Armoured Corps from 1942 to 1944. That was when he received an arm injury not obtained in battle and as an invalid was no longer available for service.

He worked as an ad copy writer for some time before turning serious about writing. In 1947, he at last reached the status of being a full-time writer. He received two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. In 1982, he received the Grand Master Award from the MWA. He was also the president of the Detection Club, serving from 1976 to 1985.

He is known for having one of the best critical works in crime fiction for his 1972 novel Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel. It was published under the title Mortal Consequences in the United States. There were revised editions that came out in 1985, 1992, and 1994. He focused on the difference of the classic puzzler who done it mystery genre (such as with writers like Agatha Christie) and the modern crime novel, which has much more focus on the psychology and motivation of the crime.

Symons was a prolific writer, and between the time of 1945 and 1994 published over thirty crime novels and collections of his stories. His books were part a classic detective story and crime novel, with more of an emphasis on a crime novel focusing on psychology and character. One common trope was that regular everyday type of people would be taken into what would ultimately be a murderous series of events. The plots also were frequently interlaced with dark humor.

Some of his novels that illustrate this include The Color of Murder, The Progress of a Crime (which won him an Edgar Award), The Man Whose Dreams Came True, The Man Who Lost His Wife, and The Plot Against Roger Ryder.

He also wrote unique books that were Sherlock Holmes Pastiches. These include A Three-Pipe Problem and the sequel The Kentish Manor Murders. In the first novel, Sherlock Holmes has a true identity as television actor Sheridan Hayes, who assumes his identity. In his 1981 book The Great Detectives, he wrote yet another Sherlock Holmes Pastiche where the events take place in the twenties as Holmes comes out of retirement so that he can serve a missing person case. The story is called “How a Hermit was Disturbed in His Retirement” and was included as part of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Collection and was retitled “The Adventure of Hillerman Hall”.

Symons also wrote historical mystery, which included his story The Blackheath Poisonings. The 1978 story was adapted and filmed for television in 1992. He also wrote the historical mystery story Sweet Adelaide, which was published in 1980. His book The Narrowing Circle was also adapted into a 1956 movie.

The author was married, having gotten hitched to Kathleen Clark in 1941. The couple had a son together that they named Mark. He passed away in Walmer, Kent at his home. His wife and son survived him.

All of his novels were unique and crafted by the hand of a master. Julian Symons was considered one of the great crime writers of his time. He was named Grand Master in 1982 by the Mystery Writers of America. That is a distinguishment that has been awarded to only three other writers that came before him.

He also would succeed Agatha Christie as president of the Detection Club in England, holding the status from 1976 to 1985. The British Crime Writers Association awarded him the Cartier Diamond Dagger in 1990 for his writing.

Julian Symons is the creator and the author of the Inspector Bland series. The series got started with the debut of the first novel The Immaterial Murder Case, which was published in 1945. That was followed by A Man Called Jones in 1947. It was followed by the third book, Bland Beginning, in 1949.

The Immaterial Murder Case is the first novel in the Inspector Bland series by Julian Symons. This features main character John Wilson, an American.

John Wilson has his own money and hangs out with a group of immaterialists. Most of them are very unique, and he hangs around this group in London where the group of friends is well known in all the fashionable parts of the city.

When a dead body appears, Wilson gets in touch with a cousin who is a detective. The immaterialists are all about the perfect immaterial piece of art, but what about a murder?

This sounds like a case for Inspector Bland of Scotland Yard to investigate. Can he get to the bottom of this artful murder? Or is it the ideal immaterial murder where no one will ever get caught? Read this book to find out!

A Man called Jones is the second novel in the Inspector Bland series by author Julian Symons. If you like murder mysteries, check this book out!

Lionel Hargreaves was killed by being shot in the back at close range. There was an office party happening at the time, and it was already going, so no one heard it.

Lionel Hargreaves was the oldest son of the man who founded Hargreaves Advertising Agency. There was only one clue left behind, a pair of yellow gloves.

But are they a placement to throw off the entire investigation? Inspector Bland is on the case, determined to solve the murder. Along the way, he’ll encounter plenty of danger and two more dead bodies which make catching the killer all the more imperative. Read this crime novel to catch all of the suspense for yourself!

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