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Publication Order of Bess Ellyott Mystery Books

Searcher of the Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fall of Shadows (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mystery Of Old San Francisco Books

No Comfort for the Lost (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Pity for the Dead (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Quiet Among the Shadows (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Darkness as like Death (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Refuge from the Grave (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Justice for the Deceived (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Rest for the Departed (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Irish Healer (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Josiah's Treasure (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

The American writer Nancy Herriman is well known for her engaging romance novels that really draw the reader in. A major voice in the community too, she is also an award winning author who has achieved a great deal of success with both the critics and the general public alike. Gifted with suspense too, she has become a highly versatile and much sought after voice, as her brand continues gain more and more traction over the subsequent years to come.

Early and Personal Life

Previously working in engineering, Nancy Herriman would always hold a strong love for the written word. This would then continue throughout her much of life, before she finally settled upon this as her profession of choice. Continuing to write she would harness her voice, as well as gaining experience with which to inform much of material, shaping much of her career to follow.

With a background in engineering she has written continually throughout the years, constantly working on her voice. Through her education and her previous experience, she would also gain a wealth of material to put back into her work. This would then in time allow her to become the successful writer that she currently is today, with a variety of books behind her.

Retiring from engineering, she would then go on to working full-time alongside raising her two children as well. This would all give her the much needed space for building her career as an author, as she could focus solely on her writing. With a range of other interests too, she is always on the lookout for new and exciting ideas, as she’s never short of inspiration for her next novel.

Moving from Arizona after two decades living there, she has finally settled in Ohio with her family consisting of her husband and two children. Always on the lookout for new ideas, she continues to maintain a strong presence on the literary scene both online and off. With a lot of novels set to follow, her writing career will carry on into the foreseeable future for quite some time to come.

Writing Career

Making her big break with her first release of ‘The Irish Healer’, she arrived on the literary scene with this stand-alone novel. It would help to establish her style in the minds of the general public, as well as allowing her to build her brand from in the years to come. Setting up her style and tone, it would allow her to become a far more prominent voice throughout the entire industry.

Creating two series over the course of her writing career so far, Herriman has made a name for herself with these two franchises. Writing both the ‘Mystery of Old San Francisco’ series along with her ‘A Bess Ellyot Mystery’ books, she largely focuses on mystery novels. Working with this formula she manages to take the traditional template of the genre and effectively turn it upon its head.

She has gained a number of awards over her career too, showing that she’s also well regarded by both her peers and contemporaries alike. Winning the ‘Romance Writers of America’s Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/ Romantic Suspense’ previously she has had plenty of recognition. This has lead to her becoming one of the foremost voices of her genre and of her field in general, creating a style and tone that is unparalleled.

With her past in engineering she’s never short of ideas for her next big novel either, as she regularly draws from her pool of experience. This has ensured a level of authenticity unlike any other, providing her readers with a sense of realism in the novels. It also means that they can relate to it on a more personal level too, with many of the characters resonating far more deeply.

Carrying on writing to this very day, Herriman continues to receive attention worldwide, as she astonishes audiences with her stories. Rich and varied, they really manage to keep their audience reading, hooked throughout right until the very last page. Not showing signs of stopping any time soon either, her writing career continues to grow from strength-to-strength, something that shall continue for some time yet.

No Pity For the Dead

The second installment in the ‘Mystery of Old San Francisco’ series of novels, this continues from where the last left off. Originally published in 2016, this was initially released on the 1st of August to an already eagerly awaiting audience. Developing the characters and the overall narrative, it manages to progress the story, allowing it to move forwards in the process.

Running a free medical clinic in San Francisco, Celia Davies is looking to help the many poor women in need of the city. Gaining the trust of many, a young orphan called Owen soon confides in her that he has found a corpse after working for a ruthless real-estate group, finding it in their basement. That’s when she turns to Detective Nick Greaves for help, as they both soon learn that the chief suspect in the case is none other than the husband of Celia’s best friend. How will this affect the case? Can they find the real killer? Is there no pity for the dead?

Josiah’s Treasure

Released through the ‘Worthy Publishing’ label, this would provide a stand-alone story for Herriman as an author. Working as a self-contained narrative, it manages to gain its own momentum, providing both character and story in equal measure. Published on the 16th of April in 2013, this is a definite must for any fans of the authors, as it shows a clear sense of development from that of her earlier novels.

Set in 1882, this sees Sarah Whittier as she aims to open an art studio that is entirely run by immigrant women. Using the inheritance bequeathed to her by Josiah Cady, a family friend, she aims to start her studio, something which is then threatened by someone claiming to Josiah’s son. That’s when she finds her life put in danger, as there are gold nuggets apparently hidden within the house, as she is left with nowhere to turn. Will she be able to quell the man’s anger? Can she claim what’s truly hers? What will become of Josiah’s treasure?

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3 Responses to “Nancy Herriman”

  1. Jerry Hannaford: 1 year ago

    I have read all the series of A Mystery of Old San Francisco. Will there be another one this year? I would hate it if you stop now. Would LOVE to read more of Celia & Nick!

  2. Cecile Cervenka: 2 years ago

    I just read No Comfort for the Lost and really enjoyed it. Love the character Nick, he’s a man of few words but oh so cool! I am looking forward to the next book. Love your style of writing. Thank you, Nancy

  3. Karen G. Samuel: 2 years ago

    I love this series because it’s set in San Francisco.


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