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Roderic Jeffries / Roderic Graeme Books In Order

Publication Order of Blackshirt Books

Concerning Blackshirt (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Passes By (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Wins the Trick (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Salute to Blackshirt (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amazing Mr Blackshirt (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Meets the Lady (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paging Blackshirt (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double for Blackshirt (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Helps Himself (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Sees It Through (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Finds Trouble (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Takes the Trail (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt on the Spot (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call for Blackshirt (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Saves the Day (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger for Blackshirt (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt at Large (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt in Peril (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackshirt Stirs Things Up (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brandy Series (as Roderic Graeme) Books

Where's Brandy? (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brandy Goes a Cruising (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brandy Ahoy! (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Don Kerry Series (as Jeffrey Ashford) Books

Investigations Are Proceeding aka The D.I. (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enquiries Are Continuing aka The Superintendent's Room (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of C.I.D. Room Series (as Peter Alding) Books

The C.I.D. Room aka All Leads Negative (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circle of Danger (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder among Thieves (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilt without Proof (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Despite the Evidence (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call Back to Crime (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Field of Fire (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder Line (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Days to Death (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Is Suspected (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ransom Town (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man Condemned (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayed by Death (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Man's Justice (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Inspector Alvarez Books

Mistakenly in Mallorca (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two-Faced Death (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troubled Deaths (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Begets Murder (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Desserts (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unseemly End (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Petard (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three and One Make Five (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Layers of Deceit (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Murder (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relatively Dangerous (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Trick (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Clever (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Clever by Half (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder's Long Memory (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fatal Fleece (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Confounded (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Takes Time (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Arcadian Death (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Artistic Way to Go (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Maze of Murders (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Enigmatic Disappearance (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Artful Death (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ambiguity of Murder (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Definitely Deceased (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeing Is Deceiving (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Intriguing Murder (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Air of Murder (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sunny Disappearance (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Delayed (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Needs Imagination (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Instinctive Solution (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sun, Sea and Murder (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Question of Motive (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder, Majorcan Style (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murdered by Nature (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Search of Murder (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Twice Checked (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Counsel for the Defence (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Game (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evidence of the Accused (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burden of Proof (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exhibit No. Thirteen (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Benefits of Death (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will Anyone Who Saw the Accident... (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against Time! (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Embarrassing Death (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hands of Innocence (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Police Dog (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Consider the Evidence (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Against the Lawyers (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in the Coverts (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit and Run (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Deadly Marriage (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forget What You Saw (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patrol Car (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Police Car (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Traitor's Crime (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prisoner at the Bar (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man's Bluff (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Protect the Guilty (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Police Patrol Boat (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bent Copper (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man Will Be Kidnapped Tomorrow (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trapped (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Double Run (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Colour of Violence (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Layers of Guilt (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riddle in the Parchment (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slow Down the World (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Knew Too Much (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostage to Death (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anger of Fear (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing Man (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Recipe for Murder (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Loss of the Culion (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voyage into Danger (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eighteen Desperate Hours (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilt with Honour (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peril at Sea (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sense of Loyalty (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Presumption of Guilt (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunken Danger (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Ideal Crime (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meeting Trouble (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Question of Principle (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Couldn't Be (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Crime Remembered (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Honourable Detective (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Conflict of Interests (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Illegal Solution (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Reunion (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twisted Justice (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgement Deferred (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bitter Bite (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Failure (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loyal Disloyalty (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Web of Circumstances (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cost of Innocence (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Honest Betrayal (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Will Out (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Looking-Glass Justice (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Truthful Injustice (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fair Exchange is Robbery (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evidentially Guilty (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Corruption (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illegal Guilt (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dangerous Friendship (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jigsaw Guilt (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Criminal Innocence (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice Deferred (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damned by Logic (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Roderic Jeffries is British detective fiction author who also writes as Graham Hastings, Roderic Graeme, Jeffrey Ashford, and Peter Alding. Jeffries is descended from Quaker William Penn, who famously gave his name to the newly found colony of Pennsylvania. His father was the popular detective thriller writer Graham Montague Jeffries of the “Blackshirt” series of novels fame. Jeffries was born in 1926 London, and attended Harrow View House Preparatory School, before proceeding to University of Southampton Department of Navigation. He would go on to become a sailor, joining the New Zealand Shipping Company. The company sailed to New Zealand and Australia though the young Jeffries soon found a job with Union Castle Company, as he wanted to see other parts of the world. Upon his return to England in the middle of the century, he became a member of the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn while he was reading for the Bar. He made it into the Bar in 1953 but had a terrible time as jurist losing all seven of his cases, severely denting his confidence as a lawyer. He decided the law was not for him and quit to pursue a career in writing and published his first novel in 1950.

With over 150 novels in his various names, Jeffries is one of the most enduring and popular of names in detective crime fiction. He is best known for continuing the “Blackshirt” series of novels started by his father Bruce Graeme, in which he wrote twenty titles. After immigrating to Mallorca in Spain, he would pen another of his very popular detective crime fiction series, “The Inspector Alvarez” series. His experiences working as a lawyer and in the merchant navy have had a significant influence on his writings. Many of the novels that may be best described as police procedurals explain how the justice and law enforcement systems work, while also trying to explain criminal behavior and psychology. Using his real name and numerous pseudonyms, he has written dozens of standalone novels and series that have gone on to become wildly popular. As Jeffrey Ashford, he wrote the “Inspector Don Kerry” series, as Peter Alding he wrote the “C.I.D. Room” which features Scotland Yard’s Inspector Fusil and Constable Kerr. Jeffries is currently settled in Mallorca, Spain where he lives with his wife and two children in a 17th century farmhouse. His novels have been published in dozens of countries and have been adapted for radio, television, and film.

Like many prolific writers of his time, Jeffries found that publishers would not allow him to publish his novels as fast as he would like, hence the need for pseudonyms. As such, similar to his character in “The Colour of Violence”, he took up pseudonyms and went on to publish over 60 mystery stories at the rate of about two to three titles a year. Starting with his father’s Blackshirt series, he wrote at least two dozen titles before he moved onto other titles. While most of his works are police procedurals, each author pseudonym has a distinctive character and plot for the novel series or standalone they write.

Roderic Jeffries earlier works were for the most part straight detective novels with no lead character. Over the years and especially after moving to Mallorca, he gravitated towards a strong lead starting with his most popular character, Inspector Alvarez. Jeffries “Blackshirt” and “Inspector Alvarez” series of novels are murder tales that involve clever courtroom tactics that call for the defendant to take charge of his own defense in an attempt at acquittal. The “Blackshirt” series of novels are about Richard Varell, a bestselling author and secret crook masquerading as a gentleman. Given his extensive knowledge on crime and criminals, the police often call on him to assist in resolving complicated crimes that are beyond ordinary law enforcement officers. Even as Varell starts out as a crook, his willingness to help others and good nature soon see him become a fully-fledged member of crime fighters in his city. Jeffries Inspector Enrique Alvarez character is a Spanish police officer who fights crime on Mallorca, a Spanish island resort. Alvarez is a middle-aged man who solves crime in a unique unhurried yet diligent approach that consistently delivers results.

“Concerning Blackshirt” is a top class whodunit about a country gentleman turned detective who uses the mechanisms of law to delay justice. It starts with Richard Varell the said gentleman spending a quiet weekend at a friend’s estate in Kent. Everything seems normal until he walks across the field looking for a good spot for some target practice and stumbles upon a Blower four and half Bentley in a garden shed. Rushing back to the house to fetch his host, they return to find themselves facing unseen gunmen shooting at them from semi-automatic weapons, followed by the roar of the Bentley roaring away. Surviving the scare unharmed, they flee to a nearby building only to find the body of a strange man. What better incentive to become involved in something that has nothing to do with him that a dead body. Blackshirt being who he is would never hesitate to take such a mysterious case. “Concerning Blackshirt” is a novel of dangerous secrets, revolvers, money, and chasing women as Blackshirt sets out to resolve one of the most intriguing of mysteries.

“Blackshirt Passes” by is a fascinating novel that is vintage Roderic Jeffries at his best. Richard Varell is out on an evening stroll minding his own business when he spots his car being dangerously driven behind the British Museum. Not a man to stand by and wonder how his car came into the possession of a man he knew nothing about, he sets out to track down the man through the backstreets. It is not long before he learns that the man driving the car had been the perpetrator of a daring raid targeting the British Museum. He had made away with only one item; a ruby and gold horse from the museums precious Saladin collection. Why would the man make such a daring raid to steal only one item is a mystery that Blackshirt is determined to unravel. Moving with the prodigious speed we have come to expect of the master detective, he delights as he traverses the posh estates of the elite of London, down to the darkest and dirties of its poorest, looking for clues and answers to a strange mystery.

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