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Publication Order of Nell West/Michael Flint Books

Property of A Lady (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sin Eater (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silence (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whispering (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadlight Hall (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bell Tower (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Phineas Fox Books

Death Notes (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chord of Evil (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Song of the Damned (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music Macabre (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Harmony (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murder Dance (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Theater of Thieves Books

Chalice of Darkness (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murderer Inside the Mirror (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wolfking Books

as Bridget Wood
Wolfking (As:Bridget Wood) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Prince (As:Bridget Wood) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel Angel (As:Bridget Wood) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sorceress (As:Bridget Wood) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Mask of the Fox (As:Bridget Wood) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chessmen (As:Bridget Wood) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil In Amber (As:Bridget Wood) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rose Window (As:Bridget Wood) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minstrel's Lute (As:Bridget Wood) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Satanic Lute (As:Bridget Wood) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devils Piper (As: Frances Gordon) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Ritual (As: Frances Gordon) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burning Altar (As: Frances Gordon) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thorn An Immortal Tale (As: Frances Gordon) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changeling (As: Frances Gordon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wildwood (As: Frances Gordon) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tower of Silence (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dark Dividing (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roots of Evil (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider Light (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death Chamber (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Song (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of the Lost (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Lies Beneath (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sarah Rayne (born 1947) is an English award-winning author of psychological thriller novels. Rayne also writes under the name Bridget Wood and Frances Gordon. She attained a convent education which comprised of writing plays that would be performed by the Lower Third. Rayne landed a variety of jobs again and again, but she would eventually find herself writing novels. In 1982, her first book came to the limelight, and ever since then she has continued writing, and her work has been published in Germany, America, and Holland.

As the daughter of an Irish comedy actor, she remained for many years active in amateur theatre. Rayne’s hobbies include drama, history, music and old houses will not miss in the list. According to Rayne, old houses histories and the atmosphere that surround them serve as a source of inspiration to her. Besides the hobbies, she is also interested in ghost stories and ghosts, and having grown up in the sixties an engaging talk around a full dinner table is one of her favorites.

A Dark Dividing

Simone Anderson is a new Bloomsbury artist. Harry Fizglen is a journalist, and he becomes very doubtful when his editor assigns him to go digging into the background of Simone. Different from his anticipations, Harry is fascinated once he meets the mysterious Simone Anderson.

Simone’s twin sister vanished without a trace years before. It aroused Harry’s thirst to know what happened to her. Then there is Viola and Sorrel Quinton who are twins born in the 20th century London. Could there be a connection between Simone’s twin sister and these other twins? If yes what type of relationship?

As Harry continues with his investigations, all his leads seemed to point him to the direction of the Small Shropshire village in Western Florina, where the ruins of Mortmain house, stand firm and forbidding on the Welsh borders. He dips his claws into the history of Mortmain which was not just violent but also terrifying. Determined to find out what happened to Sonia and Simone and even what happened to Sorrel and Viola Quinton. The two cases century apart, and the more he investigates, the more he finds himself surrounded by several interlocking mysteries, each one more shocking and sinister than one before it.

This is a psychological thriller that is packaged with some excellent and gothic fun. The characters are well and solidly built. The book is written in the different point of views, spiced up with lots of twists and turns, interesting main and second characters. The characters are well crafted, for instance, there is Harry, the investigator, he is brave and determined to solve each mystery that comes along his way.

Spider Light

Antonia Weston is in the old market town of Amberwood. She visited the small town to try and find some peace and anonymity after she went through a tragedy that left her life shattered and broken. It does not take long after her arrival before a thread of disturbing events to start happening, events that echoed the very past she is trying desperately to bury.

She struggles to build her life again and every passing day her fascination as the ghastly history that rotate around her increase. The watermill that nobody uses, Twygrist, with its brooding darkness, and the Latchkill Asylum are all fascinating to Antonia.

The memories of the Latchkill Asylum are not entirely forgotten. The memories of how and when the Autumn Dusk, fell and no one would dare walk past those gates, the reason behind it was that a century ago, many people lost their real identities inside the Latchkill walls. For instance, Maud Lincoln, known for his innocence, was knocked out of that simplicity by a brutal plot.

Now, this fascination that Antonia has with the linked histories of the Latchkill Asylum and the Twygrist has caught the interest of someone from her past. Someone who is has much knowledge concerning the Twygrist darkness. Someone who will not hesitate to use the knowledge they have in the most horrific ways.

House of the lost

Theo Kendal is a novelist; he has inherited the remote Norfolk house in which his cousin Chamery was murdered. He believes that in inheriting that house, he will be able to establish what killed his cousin. He also believes that it will be the best place for him to complete his new book. However, the Bleak Fenn House can be a lonely place and sometimes very an uncomfortable place to be, especially during winter. Moreover, the weird thing is that the novel he is working on seems to be writing itself and it is heading towards a direction he had not planned at all.

The novelist finds himself writing about a young boy by the name of Matthew. Matthew leads a full life fear, afraid that he might get a visit from the cold-eyed men. He struggles to understand the dark secrets that surround not only him but also his entire family. The world that Matthew lives in is full of terror; people are always dying under mysterious circumstances. People getting imprisoned without a fair trial or any reason at all and their identities get wiped for good. Theo then comes to know that Matthew and his family existed. They were a part of a dark segment of history, that was full of violence, and that past threatens to come over the years and obliterate his life. In a way, all these had a connection to the death of his cousin Charmery.

The author, Rayne has developed one complex tale weaving beautifully together with a mystery that is delightful to unravel. She manages to plunge deep into the minds of several characters and reveal most of the deepest and darkest layers. The narrative addresses the theme of human suffering and how love shapes and drives a person throughout the course of their lives. Rayne manages to pull all the threat together, weaving an engaging psychological thriller that grabs the reader’s attention from the first page to the last. For the avid readers of psychological thriller novels, Sarah Rayne novels are ideal for you.

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