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Publication Order of Dark Winter Tales Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of DS Heckenburg Books

Publication Order of Lucy Clayburn Books

Publication Order of Malory's Knights of Albion Books

The Black Chalice (By: Steven Savile) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark North (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Terror Tales Books

Terror Tales of Cornwall (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the Lake District (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the Cotswolds (By: John Llewellyn Probert) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of East Anglia (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of London (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the Seaside (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of Wales (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of Yorkshire (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the Scottish Highlands (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the Ocean (With: Adam Nevill) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of North West England (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tomes of the Dead Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of The Black Books of Horror Books

The Black Book of Horror (With: D.F. Lewis,Mark Samuels,Gary McMahon,David A. Sutton,Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert,David A. Riley,Charles Black,Daniel McGachey,David Conyers,Steve Goodwin,John Kenneth Dunham,Franklin Marsh,Frank Nicholas,Roger B. Pile,Sean Parker) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Black Book of Horror (With: Steve Lockley,Joel Lane,Gary McMahon,Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert,David A. Riley,Paul Lewis,Charles Black,Craig Herbertson,Mike Chinn,Franklin Marsh,Frank Nicholas,Sean Parker,Julia Lufford,Rog,John Mains,Christine Mortimer) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fifth Black Book of Horror (With: John Llewellyn Probert,David A. Riley,Reggie Oliver,Charles Black,Rosalie Parker,Anna Taborska,DavidWilliamson,Craig Herbertson,Ian C. Strachan,Marcus Gold,Richard Staines,Raymond Vaughn) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eighth Black Book of Horror (With: Mark Samuels,Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert,David A. Riley,Stephen Bacon,Tina Rath,Reggie Oliver,Charles Black,Marion Pitman,Anna Taborska,Thana Niveau,DavidWilliamson,Kate Farrell,Tony Rath) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ninth Black Book of Horror (With: Gary Fry,John Llewellyn Probert,David A. Riley,Tom Johnstone,Charles Black,Simon Bestwick,Marion Pitman,Anna Taborska,Thana Niveau,DavidWilliamson,Craig Herbertson,Kate Farrell,Sam Dawson,Gary Power,JohnForth,Marc Lyth) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tenth Black Book of Horror (With: David A. Sutton,John Llewellyn Probert,Charles Black,Andrea Janes) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who Books

Tales of Trenzalore (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who: New Adventures Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of More Flesh(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath The Ground(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Cthulhu(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Walk on the Darkside(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness Rising 2005(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear of the Unknown(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choices(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Writings in the Fantastic(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Fade To Grey(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 20(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Souls(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixth Black Book of Horror(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombie Apocalypse!(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Fathom Forty(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Rattles(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Counter-Measures(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Carnivàle of Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunts of Horror(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great British Horror 2: Dark Satanic Mills(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 2(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the Home Counties(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Criminal Pursuits(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the Scottish Lowlands(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the West Country(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Tales of the Mediterranean(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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One Response to “Paul Finch”

  1. Bette Corrigan: 3 months ago

    I really enjoyed the Heckenberg novels, hopefully they’ll be more.?


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