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Phillip Strang Books In Order

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Publication Order of DCI Isaac Cook Books

Murder is a Tricky Business (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Without Reason (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder House (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder is only a Number (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Little Venice (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder is the Only Option (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Notting Hill (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Room 346 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder of a Silent Man (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder has no Guilt (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Hyde Park (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Years Too Late (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Passion (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hero's Fall (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DI Tremayne Thriller Books

Death Unholy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death and the Assassin's Blade (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death and the Lucky Man (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death at Coombe Farm (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death by a Dead Man's Hand (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death In The Village (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burial Mound (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body in the Ditch (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horse's Mouth (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montfield's Madness (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Vane-Martin Conundrum (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malika's Revenge (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vicar's Confession (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Steve Case Books

The Haberman Virus (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostage of Islam (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A War Begun for No Fine Purpose (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Phillip Strang is an Australian crime, thriller, and fiction author that was born in England during the post-war baby boom. As a child, he was born to a comfortable middle-class family and was brought up in a small town two hours out of London. His formative and childhood years were filled with innocence and as he grew into a teenager, he experienced complete mobility as his parents got him a three-speed Raleigh bike on which he rode around his small community. It was a time before wanton violence, mobile phones, terrorism, and the internet. He has always been a voracious reader though he never thought of pursuing a career in the creative arts. In his twenties, he graduated with an electronics engineering degree before he went on to attain an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in 1999. In the years that followed, he got wanderlust and left England to go see the world. He spent years moving around Europe Africa, the Middle East before ultimately ending up in Sydney, Australia. Forty years later, he still lives in Australia from where he writes his bestselling novels. He published his debut novel “Murder is a Tricky Business” in 2016 and has never looked back since.

Strang first got started writing upon the insistence of his daughter and wife, who felt that he had a lot of material that could make for a good story. He has spent years meeting unusual people in all manner of countries from peaceful and tranquil countries to troubled countries in warzones and he regularly regaled them with his stories. He began writing a manuscript and once he published his debut work “Murder is A Tricky Business,” he discovered that he had the talent to write entertaining thriller stories. He also loves the discipline and writing process and often spends up to fifteen hours every day writing his stories. Apart from the inspiration from his many experiences, he also gets some ideas from occurrences in daily life and news articles which he then mulls over for a few weeks before developing them into fully fleshed out ideas for his stories. Just like many of his contemporaries, he first tried pitching publishers but despite his best efforts, none would bite. Nonetheless, it was still very early days and he acknowledges that his works were not very good. With no publishers interested in his novels, he decided to go the self-publishing route and has never regretted it. He loves the ability to control his marketing and the independence to write and publish on his own schedule.

Phillip Strang’s has created his bestselling series of novels by drawing on his many adventures across the world where he worked installing telecommunications networks. He spent time in exotic and remote parts of the world including Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he got to have a personal experience into the conflicts in these countries. He also spent much time in Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria in Africa and it is these varied experiences that give his novels much credibility. Much of what he has written in the “DCI Cook Thriller” series are drawn from his experiences in these exotic and troubled countries. Nonetheless, it is not only about personal witness as it takes a good writer to bring the events to life and this Phillip does to perfection. By 2020, Strang had more than twenty-five novels in the “DCI Cook Thriller,” “Steve Case Thriller,” and the “DI Tremayne” series among several single standing titles.

Strang’s “Murder is a Tricky Business” the first novel of the “DCI Isaac Cook” series opens to an intriguing development. When a soap opera actress goes missing as she often does, the senior detective of the murder squad is put in charge of the case. Detective Inspector Farhan Ahmed and his partner DCI Isaac Cool are perplexed by the development. It seems that there is a high-ranking government man that is very interested in the case. When they ask questions, they are told that it is none of their business though the official assumption is that the actress is not only missing but could have been already murdered. Cook tells Ahmed that when there is no motive, no suspects, and no body, murder can be a very tricky business. But things get even more complicated when more bodies are discovered. The two detectives get down to work as they doggedly pursue any clues often turning up with dead ends. In the meantime, some powerful people determined to ensure the case is never cracked continue to pull strings to keep them guessing. Things become very dangerous when they persevere and begin to close in on the truth. It seems the actress has a secret that if it were to come out would take down a very high-ranking person in government. He is ready to do anything including kill to ensure the secret never comes out.

In Phillip Strang’s “Murder House” is a spine-chilling story that introduces Sue and Trevor Baxter. They have recently moved from Manchester to London and they are loving their beautiful and comfortable home at 54 Bellevue Street. Nonetheless, their three-level Victorian house needs a lot of work to restore to its former glory but they are ready for it. While they are restoring one of the rooms, they find a fireplace that had been hidden by a wall newly built. Curious as to why the fireplace had been walled in, they begin removing the panels only to discover a pile of human bones in the fireplace. DCI Isaac Cook and his partners Larry Hill and Gordon Windsor are determined to get to the bottom of the cold case and bring the killer to justice. Just what kind of persons were the previous owners of the mansion and what motive did they have? It seems like a complicated puzzle of long-hidden secrets and tragic events that divide loyalties and separate families. DCI Cook is getting a lot of pressure from his superiors and he has to do something to resolve the case before it turns his life into a living hell.

“Murder is Only a Number” by Phillip Strang is a thrilling story of a woman that has been stalking and then killing men in London. She has been luring men into sex and stabbing them in the heart just when they climax. Charlotte also slices through their jugular vein to ensure they are dead. Once she is sure they are dead, she carves a number on the body to show that she is the one responsible. She then showers, gets into new clothes, and cleans the house before exiting with no regrets or any guilt. So far, the killer has shown herself a master at crafting disguises and the investigators have often failed to spot her even in plain sight. DCI Cook and his superiors get into trouble with their superiors who threaten to sack them if they do not find the killer and put a stop to the murders. They have an idea of the killer and what she looks like but finding her and stopping her from taking the life of her seventh victim is not easy. She has already put in place the plans for taking out her next three victims but she wants to kill the doctor desperately and this makes her make mistakes and become uncharacteristically sloppy. Will she get caught before she kills the eights victim?

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