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Publication Order of Counter-Measures Books

by MarkWright
Counter-Measures: Series 4 Box Set (By: Cavan Scott,MarkWright) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Counter-Measures: Series 1 (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Counter-Measures: The Hollow King (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Winter Tales Short Stories/Novellas

Children Don’t Play Here Anymore (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Fist (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hag Fold (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incident at North Shore (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those They Left Behind (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tok (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's Behind You (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who Books

Tales of Trenzalore (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DS Heckenburg Books

Stalkers (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacrifice (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Club (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man Walking (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wanted Man (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunted (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ashes to Ashes (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss of Death (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lucy Clayburn Books

Strangers (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stolen (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Malory's Knights of Albion Books

The Black Chalice (By: Steven Savile) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark North (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Terror Tales Books

with John Llewellyn Probert, Adam Nevill
Terror Tales of the Lake District (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of the Cotswolds (By: John Llewellyn Probert) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of East Anglia (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of London (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of the Seaside (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of Wales (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of Yorkshire (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of the Scottish Highlands (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of the Ocean (With: Adam Nevill) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of Cornwall (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of North West England (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tomes of the Dead Books

Tomes of the Dead: Anno Mortis (By: Rebecca Levene) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Zombie (By: Al Ewing) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomes of the Dead (By: Simon Bestwick) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomes of the Dead: Hungry Hearts (By: Gary McMahon) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stronghold (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire of Salt (By: Weston Ochse) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Tomes of the Dead Vol. 1. (By: Al Ewing,Rebecca Levene,Matthew Smith) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of the Tomes of the Dead Vol. 2 (By: Simon Bestwick) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain-Eating Britain: Three Bone-Crunching Tales of Zombies in Broken Britain (By: Gary McMahon,Simon Bestwick,Matthew Smith) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lazarus Conundrum (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

One Eye Open (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stains (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Groaning Shadows (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sparrowhawk (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Seen Again (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Cape Wrath (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kid (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Death (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chase (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death’s Door (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Lad (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Mist (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Shadows Beneath (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After Shocks (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darker Ages (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Extremist and Other Tales of Conflict (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walkers in the Dark (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Monster Is Not Enough (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medi Evil 1 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medi Evil 2 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medi Evil 3 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemies at the Door (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Murder (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Read Alone (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Deep, Dark December (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Major Craddock Investigates (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cape Wrath and the Hellion (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Winter Tales (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zombie Apocalypse! Books

Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital (By: Mark Morris) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased (By: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! End Game (By: Stephen Jones) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now (By: Stephen Jones,Alison Littlewood) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Black Books of Horror Books

The Black Book of Horror (With: Gary McMahon,Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Black Book of Horror (By: Gary McMahon,John Llewellyn Probert) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Black Book of Horror (With: Gary McMahon,Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fifth Black Book of Horror (With: John Llewellyn Probert,Anna Taborska) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Black Book of Horror (With: Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert,R.B. Russell,Anna Taborska,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventh Black Book of Horror (By: Steve Tem,John Llewellyn Probert) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eighth Black Book of Horror (With: Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert,Tina Rath,Anna Taborska,Thana Niveau) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ninth Black Book of Horror (With: Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert,Simon Bestwick,Anna Taborska,Thana Niveau) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tenth Black Book of Horror (With: John Llewellyn Probert,Andrea Janes) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eleventh Black Book of Horror (By: John Llewellyn Probert,Anna Taborska,Thana Niveau) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spectral Books of Horror Stories Books

with Mark Morris, Tim Lebbon, Robert Shearman, John Llewellyn Probert, Stephen Volk, Simon Bestwick, Simon Kurt Unsworth
The Spectral Book of Horror Stories (By: Mark Morris,John Llewellyn Probert,Stephen Volk) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories (With: Mark Morris,Tim Lebbon,Robert Shearman,Simon Bestwick,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who: New Adventures Books

The Clockwise Man (By: Justin Richards) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monsters Inside (By: Stephen Cole) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winner Takes All (By: Jacqueline Rayner) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deviant Strain (By: Justin Richards) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only Human (By: Gareth Roberts) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stealers of Dreams (By: Steve Lyons) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stone Rose (By: Jacqueline Rayner) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Feast of the Drowned (By: Stephen Cole) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Resurrection Casket (By: Justin Richards) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nightmare of Black Island (By: Mike Tucker) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of Destruction (By: Stephen Cole) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Paradise (By: Colin Brake) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate Loop (By: Simon Guerrier) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sting of the Zygons (By: Stephen Cole) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Dodo (By: Jacqueline Rayner) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wooden Heart (By: Martin Day) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sick Building (By: Paul Magrs) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Autumn (By: Mark Morris) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wetworld (By: Mark Michalowski) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wishing Well (By: Trevor Baxendale) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate Loop (By: Simon Guerrier) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peacemaker (By: James Swallow) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Many Hands (By: ) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Martha in the Mirror (By: Justin Richards) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowglobe 7 (By: Mike Tucker) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Many Hands (By: ) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of India (By: Mark Morris) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor Trap (By: Simon Messingham) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shining Darkness (By: Mark Michalowski) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Martha (By: Dan Abnett) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eyeless (By: Lance Parkin) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prisoner of the Daleks (By: Trevor Baxendale) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgement of the Judoon (By: Colin Brake) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Slitheen Excursion (By: Simon Guerrier) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prisoner of the Daleks (By: Trevor Baxendale) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Taking of Chelsea 426 (By: David Llewellyn) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Autonomy (By: Daniel Blythe) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Krillitane Storm (By: Christopher Cooper) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Glamour Chase (By: Gary Russell) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nuclear Time (By: Oli Smith) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apollo 23 (By: Justin Richards) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Monsters (By: David Llewellyn) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten Army (By: Brian Minchin) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nuclear Time (By: Oli Smith) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Dragon (By: Una McCormack) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coming of the Terraphiles (By: Michael Moorcock) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead of Winter (By: James Goss) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way Through the Woods (By: Una McCormack) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunter's Moon (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touched by An Angel (By: Jonathan Morris) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradox Lost (By: George Mann) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borrowed Time (By: Naomi Alderman) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Stars Go By (By: Dan Abnett) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Horizons (By: Jenny Colgan) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague of the Cybermen (By: Justin Richards) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dalek Generation (By: Nicholas Briggs) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shroud of Sorrow (By: Tommy Donbavand) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crawling Terror (By: Mike Tucker) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silhouette (By: Justin Richards) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crawling Terror (By: Mike Tucker) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Engines of War (By: George Mann) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blood Cell (By: James Goss) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Royal Blood (By: Una McCormack) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Time (By: Trevor Baxendale) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Blood (By: Justin Richards,Jenny Colgan) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shining Man (By: Cavan Scott) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diamond Dogs (By: Mike Tucker) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague City (By: Jonathan Morris) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Doctor (By: Juno Dawson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Molten Heart (By: Una McCormack) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Combat Magicks (By: Steve Cole) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Childhood's End (By: Sophie Aldred) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Darkness Rising Books

Darkness Rising, Volume 1: Night's Soft Pains (By: Simon Bestwick) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Rising, Volume 2: Hideous Dreams (By: ) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Rising, Volume 3: Secrets of Shadows (By: ) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Rising, Volume 5: Black Shroud of Fear (By: ) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Rising, Volume 6: Evil Smiles (By: ) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Rising 2003 (By: Joseph D'Lacey) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Rising, Volume 7: Screaming in Colours (By: ) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of More Flesh(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beneath The Ground(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children of Cthulhu(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Walk on the Darkside(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear Of The Unknown(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Choices(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Writings in the Fantastic(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Fade To Grey(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 20(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Souls(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Apocalypse!(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Fathom Forty(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Rattles(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Carnivàle of Horror(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunts of Horror(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection: 11 New Adventures and Intrigues(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great British Horror 2: Dark Satanic Mills(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 2(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of the Home Counties(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Criminal Pursuits(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of the Scottish Lowlands(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of the West Country(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Paul Finch is a two-time British Fantasy Award Winner that has written and published roughly three hundred stories during his lifetime. Before he wrote novels, Paul Finch was first, a cop and then a journalist.

He also spent a long time in the entertainment business producing Crime Dramas like ‘The Bill’ before finally finding his writing voice.


Paul Finch was born in Wigan in the United Kingdom and, for the longest time, he stayed there. Paul never really had a focus when he was young. This is why he left home to get his history degree from Goldsmiths College (London University) and then returned north to become part of the Greater Manchester Police.

One doesn’t become a police officer on a whim. However, Paul Finch didn’t stay long and soon cast his police uniform aside in order to don his journalism hat. The author had the opportunity to work with a number of newspapers, this including the Lancashire Evening Post and the Wigan Observer.

+Literary Career

Writing fiction wasn’t in Paul Finch’s plans, and he only began to consider that route after growing fatigued with the unstable nature of his employment situation. 1998 was a particularly important year for Paul because he was made redundant twice during that twelve-month period.

The ordeal was all that Paul needed to quit journalism in favor of writing full-time. At this point, the author wasn’t looking to write novels. Rather, he had already racked up some experience writing scripts for ‘The Bill’, a Police Drama on ITV. That was back when Paul was in the thick of things as a journalist.

It only made sense for him to fall back on those connections and to find a place in the entertainment business. The route he had chosen to take turned out to be a very difficult one, and Paul doesn’t believe that he would have made it if his wife Cathy wasn’t doing such an amazing job of supporting him.

Interestingly enough, writing wasn’t as arbitrary for Paul Finch as some people might think. It wasn’t like he quit journalism and simply landed on writing as the first random career he wanted to pursue.

Rather, the idea had been rattling around in Paul’s head ever since he was a child, primarily as a result of his late father who was a writer and had inspired Paul to dabble in the activity.

In fact, when Paul left the police and found that he was adrift, without a career to latch onto, he only went into journalism because it would allow him to get some writing done. Of course, he soon found that he even though he had a lot of stories from his police days to tell, journalism wasn’t going to give him the platform to express himself.

Because his father had often encouraged him to re-imagine his police experiences as crime dramas, providing scripts for ‘The Bill’ came naturally to Paul Finch. Though, Paul has admitted that his work on ‘The Bill’ wasn’t truly rewarding because of the restrictions he had to deal with.

Paul wasn’t satisfied that he was a writer until he wrote his own police screenplay, crafting his own setting, characters and plots from scratch. ‘Knock Off Job’ was supposed to kick Paul’s writing career into gear.

It took a few interactions with actual professionals for Paul to realize just how much of an amateur he was. However, the people he had submitted his screenplay to were more than happy to bring him aboard other projects and to coach him on the way screenplays for British shows had to be produced.

Paul’s passion for writing by that time was such that, even as he was mastering the art of screenwriting, the author was also busy submitting short horror stories to American Magazines and contributing to anthologies.

It took a lot of work but Paul Finch was eventually able to support himself with just his writing. Paul still proudly remembers the day he realized that he was a professional author. And from that point on, he never looked back, eventually producing his first novel in ‘Cape Wrath’.

Paul initially thought he had a short story on his hands. But then the concept kept growing and new characters kept blossoming. Before Paul knew what was happening, he had written tens of thousands of words, and his fingers were itching to keep writing.

The book was purchased by a publisher the moment Paul finished it and it became a financial success.

According to critics, Paul Finch’s strongest aspect is his cinematic style. The author describes scenes as though his audience was watching a movie instead of reading a book. Paul Finch’s books are also typically driven by dialogue. Paul admits that his days as a screenwriter have fundamentally affected the way he writes.


Mark Heckenberg is a detective with a difficult case on his hands. Thirty eight perfectly happy and successful women vanished without a trace and there seem to be no clues to explain their disappearance.

With her sister missing, Lauren Wraxford has every reason to want the case solved, which is why she seeks out the help of Detective Sergeant Mark. As they begin to ruffle feathers, Mark and Laurel encounter the ‘Nice Guys’ Club. As far as Mark can tell, the club is a gang with such a reputation that everyone refuses to discuss their business, except for the fact that they have the ability to deliver on any request for those that can afford to pay the price.

‘Stalkers’ introduces readers to Detective Mark of the National Crime Squad. Mark has a difficult case to solve, one that will force him to go off the reservation to find answers because his bosses refuse to see the clues connecting a string of missing women.

+The Chase

The Chase tells the story of a woman by the names of Alexandra whose life changes for the worse when she sees a traffic cop get shot to death. Alexandra is forced to flee even as the murderer turns his sights on her.

It takes every ounce of strength Alexandra can muster to stay ahead of her pursuer, her ordeal leading her on a harrowing journey through the woods that ends when she stumbles upon the unexpected.

Because this story is so short, it wastes no time and immediately jumps into the thick of things.

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