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Publication Order of Detective Watters Books

The Fireraisers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atlantic Street Murder (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murdered On The 13th (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jack Windrush Books

Windrush (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimea (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Price (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cry Havelock (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jayanti's Pawns (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors Of God (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agent Of The Queen (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City Of Dreadful Death (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond The Frontier (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farewell To Afghanistan (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Ditch In Egypt (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baptism Of The Sword (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Matthew Pryde Adventure Books

Pryde's Rock (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pryde and the Infernal Device (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mendick Mystery Books

The Darkest Walk (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Burden Shared (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Voyage: (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Rise Of An English Lawbreaker Books

Publication Order of The Soldier's Son Books

The Noise of Zulu Battle (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sound of Boer Rifles (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Swordswoman Books

The Swordswoman (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shining One (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falcon Warrior (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melcorka Of Alba (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loki's Sword (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tulloch At War Books

The Regiment That Lost Its Soul (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Warrior's Path Books

Blood Oath (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge Of Reason (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sacrifice of Pawns (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Soldier Of The Queen (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whales for the Wizard (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selkirk Of The Fethan (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horseman Of The Veldt (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Law (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powerstone (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of the Wolf (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tarver's Treasure (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Train to Waverley (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Land of Palestine (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Scottish Battles (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridges, Islands and Villages of the Firth of Forth (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scottish Myths And Legends (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scottish Animal And Bird Folklore (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixpence for the Wind (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across the Pond (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aspects Of The Boer War (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atamansha: The Story of Maria Nikiforova, the Anarchist Joan of Arc (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whalehunters: Dundee and the Arctic Whalers (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sink of Atrocity: Crime of 19th Century Dundee (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wild Rough Lot: Whaling and Sealing from the Moray Firth (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Like The Thistle Seed (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glasgow: The Real Mean City: True Crime and Punishment in the Second City of the Empire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dundee Whaling Fleet: Ships, Masters and Men (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whisky Wars: Riots and Murder in the 19th Century-Highlands and Islands (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancestors in the Artic: A Photographic History of Dundee Whaling (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Scotland: Crime in 19th Century Scotland (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters: Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats: 19th Century Crime and Punishment (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dance If Ye Can: A Dictionary of Scottish Battles (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Window on the Forth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midlothian Mayhem (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Malcolm Archibald is a historical mystery, fantasy and historical fiction author from Edinburgh the very romantic Scottish capital. His father and other male relatives were imbued into the military tradition and his Jacobite grandmother was a collector of books and had her own business. His grandfather was a man from Arran, the legend crammed mystical island he always loved to visit. With such diverse emotional and geographical influences, it is not surprising that he became an author. Moreover, his hometown is crammed full of legends and stories of murders and ghosts. He spent a lot of his free time as a child exploring hidden alley ways and dark roads when he should have been in class. In Arran, he walked the mist covered hills where the spirits of ancient warriors, smugglers, heroes and druids mixed with the calls of eagles and the great herds of deer. His later work would enable him to gain an even more intimate knowledge of the country. He worked as a postman and then spent some time in finance, travel, retail and other jobs that he believes are best forgotten. He currently lives with his wife in Inverness from where he writes his novels.

As a forty year old, Malcom Archibald went back to school and moved the family to Dundee where he did not know anybody. While the times were tough and they lacked a place to sleep in at one point they would thrive soon after. He had several published novella and articles to his name and he leveraged this to get going. At the university, he learned how to become a proper academic and author and he believes the years spent at the university were the most significant in shaping his career. He graduated with a history degree and then went to work the streets of Dundee as a postman before he got work as a historical researcher and then professor at a local college. During this time, he continued writing getting his inspiration from the people he met, life and his many experiences. He had brushed shoulders with students, intellectuals, men with callused hands from Fife and Angus coasts, the very human women from Dundee, the scheme dwelling youths who lived in the underworld of Edinburgh and the gentle farmers with what were seemingly outlaw names.

Soon after, Archibald moved north since his wife Cathy who had earned her master’s degree had been offered a position at Moray. For a year or so, she worked as a lead researcher for the Dundee Whaling History project even as he went back to school to study for his masters in history. He would usually commute back and forth between the university, his place of work and home and found it a lot of fun. It was at this time that he consecutively wrote “The Darkest Walk” and “Sink of Atrocity.” When he finished his contract with Dundee Whaling, he got another job at Inverness College as lecturer. He worked and taught a host of youngsters and middle aged students from across Scotland and some from Europe and the Americas. He was still writing historical crime fiction, historical crime and even took a dive into fantasy, which he combined with whaling history just to keep up with the research in the field. When his last child finally graduated from university, he thought it was time he got out of formal employment and become a professional full time author. He now has more than thirty novels across six series and several single standing titles.

Malcolm Archibald’s “Windrush” introduces Jack Windrush the lead of the series. He was born the eldest son of his father and brought up as a gentleman that would eventually be heir to his father. Upon his death, the elder Windrush had instructed the executors of his will to ensure his son joined the highly respected branch of the military – the Royals Regiment. He had once upon a time served in the regiment and wanted his son to learn the lessons he had learned by serving. William who is Jack Windrush’s younger brother is to stay behind and take care of the family estate. But then it had been discovered that Jack was a bastard from an affair between a kitchen maid and his father. His supposed mother who had brought him up coldly told him that William his younger brother was the real heir and that he was to join the Royals in his place. Jack was to join the 113 regiment as an ensign which was an insult, given the cowardly reputation of the regiment. Jack is offered a small stipend and instructed to never show his face at the place he called home. But he is on a mission to redeem himself and earn his place in society via serving with distinction in the army. But after a chance meeting with a rebel soldier, he is not so sure about his cause and destiny.

“Crimes,” the second novel of the series is a novel set in 1854 Malta. Jack is working with the disreputable 113th regiment who are forced to perform ungentlemanly acts to get out of an undesirable posting in Crimea. Jack has worked hard and is now a lieutenant of the worst regiment (reputation wise) in the British Army though he always wants to earn back his station in life. When the Battle of Alma gets too hot, the 113th that is headed by Jack is sent to relieve the Highland Brigade that is under the command of General Campbell. Jack soon meets Helen Maxwell, a beautiful woman only for his superiors to order him to leave Crimea. He is supposed to go on an undercover mission and he completes that to come back to find his regiment facing up to the fearsome Cossacks. Most of the men he had been spying on soon turn up leading enemy troops and things get very interesting. It is now up to him and his junior commanding officers to resolve a very sticky situation.

“Blood Price,” the third novel of the series sees the 113th regiment commissioned to Sevastopol. The Crimean War is at its peak even as the soldiers on the field have to deal with the great storm of 1854. As the storm rages on, naval officer Ben assists Jack Windrush in rescuing sailors from a ship that had run aground. Jack soon learns that Helen Maxwell his former lover is among the survivors. It is not long before the 113th had to face the Plastun Cossacks. With the war dragging on, the men start taking on a lot of strain. British casualties are mounting and Jack and his regiment may have to take some radical measures to survive the war.

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