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Publication Order of Ashes to Ashes Books

Ashes to Ashes (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dust to Dust (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mystery Books

The Secret Portrait (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder Hole (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning Glass (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Charm Stone (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Hackle (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mortsafe (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Avalon Chanter (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sabazel Books

Sabazel (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter King (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Dancers (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wings of Power (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lillian Stewart Carl Standalone Novels

Garden of Thorns (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memory and Desire (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows in Scarlet (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Enough to Die (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucifer's Crown (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackness Tower (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lillian Stewart Carl Collections

Along the Rim of Time (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Muse and Other Stories of History, Mystery and Myth (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lillian Stewart Carl Non-Fiction Books

The Vorkosigan Companion (With: John Helfers,Lois McMaster Bujold) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books

Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (By:Isaac Asimov,Tanith Lee,,Gene Wolfe,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,,Alan Dean Foster,,Randall Garrett,,,George Scithers) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (By:Isaac Asimov,Frederik Pohl,,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Jack Williamson,,John Brunner,,,,,,,Somtow Sucharitkul,,,George Scithers) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (By:Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,,Mary Gentle) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By:) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (With: Connie Willis,George R.R. Martin,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By:Isaac Asimov) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By:Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's War (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By:Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Valentines (By:Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By:Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By:Gardner Dozois) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By:Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By:Isaac Asimov) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Isaac Asimov's Fantasy!(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, February 1990(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dimension Next Door(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X Is for Xmas(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Backlist: Selected Stories from Backlist e-Books Authors(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sound and the Furry(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghouls, Ghosts, and Ninja Rats: Paranormal Crime Stories That Just Might Kill You(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Lillian Stewart Carl

Largely writing science-fiction, fantasy, and thriller novels, the American author Lillian Stewart Carl is well-known for her engaging style. Hugely imaginative, she really brings an impressive sense of scope and scale to her work while also simultaneously being able to lend it a very real human quality. This distinctive approach to her work is something that she’s managed to perfect over the years, creating something quite different in the process. Pushing at the boundaries, she really takes her work in a fresh, new, and extremely different direction with her unique perspective.

Originally starting out in science fiction and fantasy, she would later move to write romance as well, along with mystery and suspense. Making her own distinctive mark, she would find something quite different to say in the process, imbuing her writing with her own sense of personality. This style of writing would become something that many would appreciate her for in years to come, making a powerful impact of her own. Becoming a household name for many, she’s enjoyed an enormous amount of success both nationally as well as internationally.

Many of the characters that she writes are also very well drawn, creating fully three-dimensional personalities on the page. Resonating with readers worldwide, she really understands what is needed from each of her stories when it comes to entertaining her audience. She also never sacrifices saying just what it is that she wants to say in her writing, offering her own idiosyncratic outlook. There’s a lot more still yet to come, too, as she won’t stop writing any time in the near future either, with lots more planned on the horizon.

Early and Personal Life

Born in America in 1949, Lillian Stewart Carl would grow to become passionately invested in all things literature. Developing her style throughout her early years and on into her full-time writing career, she has managed to find her own distinctive approach. Drawing from a range of different influences, she would also draw inspiration from her own life, putting it all back into her work.

Moving between Missouri and Ohio, where she grew up, she lived in a number of places before moving to North Texas. Traveling across Europe, Japan, and the Middle East, she’s visited numerous places, establishing a wealth of experience for her work. Currently living in North Texas still, she lives with her husband, as she continues to write and work to this very day.

Writing Career

Always interested in writing, Lillian Stewart Carl has been focusing on her craft from early on, with numerous stand-alone titles and series. The first book she would write was titled ‘Sabazel’ and it would come out back in 1985, beginning a series of the same name. Other series that she would go on to write would be ‘Ashes to Ashes’ and the ‘Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mystery’ series of novels.

Releasing a number of stand-alone novels, she has produced a whole range of different books, proving to be a highly versatile writer. Contributing to anthologies alongside other writers, she’s blended a whole range of different styles, along with writing numerous short stories as well. Critically acclaimed as well as commercially successful, she has a lot more to come yet, as she maintains profile offline and on.

Garden of Thorns

Originally brought out back in 2000 on the 9th of June, this would be the third book in the ongoing ‘Ashes to Ashes’ mystery series. Providing another stand-alone mystery, the series itself has plenty of ongoing character arcs, so it’s best to read in order to get the most out of it. Also published through the ‘Backinprint’ imprint, it was a well-received novel, capturing the tone of the previous two titles.

With Mark working at an archaeological site while Hilary works in Fort Wort, Texas, in an art museum, as their relationship is becoming rocky. That’s when a murder takes place, and it appears that someone may want to keep skeletons in the closet, and now it seems that there’s more to this case than meets the eye. Looking to sell a set of of medieval artefacts to the museum, the younger wife of the late Arthur Coburg has just brought them to light, while Mark is helping with the renovation of an old Victorian house. What secrets does this particular household, can they find the truth behind the murder, and where will their journey take them in the garden of thorns?

It’s an intriguing mystery with plenty of character development throughout, as Lillian Stewart Carl perfectly balances every element. Expertly crafted, it’s a story with a lot to offer, as the story has a real sense of drive and momentum to it, bringing its world to life. Keeping the reader constantly guessing throughout as well, there’s a twist and turn on each and every turn of the page.

The Avalon Chanter

First brought out in 2014 on the 22nd of January, this would be the seventh book in the ongoing ‘A Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mystery’ series. The series itself is ongoing, although there are characters from the ‘Ashes to Ashes’ series featuring intermittently throughout. Published through the ‘Five Star’ publishing outlet, it’s another stand-alone mystery, with many of the arcs continuing from previous novels.

Looking to prove that Farnaby Island is the Avalon of Arthurian legend, Maggie Lauder is an archaeologist with a mission. Opening a tomb located in a medieval chantry chapel upheaves everything though, sending her plans awry, and the story Jean Fairbairn was looking to write is shrouded by a new investigation. Stranded on Farnaby Island together, Jean and Alasdair Cameron can only trust each other, while also caught in the conflicting loyalties of the islanders. Will they be able to find the truth behind what was uncovered, can they solve the mystery, and what will become of the Avalon Chanter?

Combining mystery and romance with an element of the paranormal, Lillian Stewart Carl has created something quite different. It’s another engaging mystery that has a rich, dark, and highly evocative ambiance throughout, giving it a real atmosphere. Each character has a personality of their own, and the location is detailed, making it almost a character in of itself.

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