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Publication Order of Chronicles of Britannia Books

The Serpent and the Slave (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of DCI Brendan Moran Books

Black December (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Creatures of Dust (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Walks Behind You (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Crime for all Seasons (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent as the Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone Too Soon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enemy Inside (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Stars Grow Dark (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cold Light of Death (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Closer to the Dead (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Key of Death (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Power of the Stones Books

The Ley Lines of Lushbury (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Solstice (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rattle and Drum (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Cameron Kyle Books

The Fragile Cage (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

An acclaimed British author, the novelist Scott Hunter from Romford in Essex has been writing for quite some time now, having produced a score of thriller novels, as well as writing children’s literature, along with historical fiction too. Well known for his confident and straight-forward manner, his writing maintains a sense of clarity throughout, as he engages his readers on a visceral level, keeping them there right until the very last page. Clearly passionate about his craft, he ensures that each and every page is filled with action, thus ensuring that his novels are both compelling and entertaining in equal measure. He also always ensures that he always has something to say, along with his strong leading characters, all of whom are engaging in their own right as well.

Creating personalities that resonate with his readers worldwide, he has a way of writing that draws in readers from all across the globe, engaging them on a personal level. This is regardless of where his readers come from or what their backgrounds are, as he speaks and communicates on a personal level. He is also a strong advocate for his faith as a committed Christian, something which is clearly reflected within his work, as he speaks and writes on an emotional level as well. This allows him to really draw his readers in, immersing them into his rich and textured narratives, as they really feel a part of his work, giving them an insight into his unique and idiosyncratic perspective on life. Over the years this is also what has seen him become such a successful writer, creating work that is highly acclaimed by both the critics and the general public alike. With a number of highly successful series created by him too, he is also a master of building suspense filled franchises, something which will continue for quite some time to come.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Romford in Essex in 1956, it was here that he grew up, whilst being raised with a strong passion for the written word from a very young age. Entering and winning competitions, such as the ‘Sunday Express Short Story Competition’, he knew from a very young age what it was that he wanted to do with his life, which was to write for a living. This would then see him forming a large quantity of the ideas that were to follow in the years to come, as he would seek inspiration from the world around him. Previously working as a musician too, he has recorded with the likes of ‘Jethro Tull’ and ‘Mungo Jerry’, something which also paved the way for much of his creativity. Now living in Berkshire with his wife Katherine, and his two youngest children, he continues to write to this day, and is also an active member of his church and the community in Reading.

Writing Career

Bringing out his first novel in 2009, he would make his debut onto the literary scene with ‘The Trespass’, a title that would make his name for him as an author and as a writer. Whilst not being a part of any series as such, working entirely as a stand-alone, he would go on to create a number of highly successful franchises in the years to come. Perhaps most famous of these would be his ‘DCI Brendan Moran’ collection of books, which would see the arrival of his most enduring creation to date. Maintaining a strong presence both online and off, this success is something that will carry on into the foreseeable future, with more books planned on the horizon.

Death Walks Behind You

Brought out through the Myrtle Villa Publishing label, this would be the third title in Hunter’s ongoing series of ‘DCI Brendan Moran’ collection of books. Continuing on from where the last left off, it would manage to create a style and tone that really would come to exemplify Scott Hunter as an author of good straight-forward detective fiction. It would also further develop the character of Brendan Moran, thus cementing his status and legacy as one of the great fictional detectives.

Set within the West Country of England, this really manages to evoke the look and feel of the landscape extremely well. Giving the reader a clear idea of the atmosphere, it also manages to really establish the character of Brendan Moran as a resilient and resourceful one too. With this being the third title, it carries on in the same vein as the previous titles, really allowing the reader to become invested in the series and the franchise overall.

Looking to take a moment of respite in the West Country, DCI Brendan Moran’s vacation is cut-short following the disappearance of an American tourist. That’s when he finds that the surrounding village of Cernham and its residents may have somewhat dubious methods for getting rid of any outsiders. With the de Courcy family at the center of it all, this dysfunctional family seem to hold their own secrets, as Moran is plunged deep into a web of lies and betrayal. Will he find what he’s looking for? Can he uncover the truth? What will become of them all as they state that ‘death walks behind you’?

The Trespass

Once again released through the Myrtle Villa Publishing outlet, this would work entirely on its own, not being a part of any overall series or franchise. Initially published on the 8th of December in 2015, this would further establish Hunter’s style as an author of contemporary thriller novels. Showing how far he has come, this is a definite must for any fans of the author, or simply those looking for a good straight-forward thriller novel.

Set in 1916 this sees the now shell-shocked character of Jack MacLennan return to rural Ireland in the hopes of building a new life for himself with his wife. Soon, though, he finds that Sir William Kenton’s derelict mansion has cast a shadow over both them and the surrounding village; one that holds its own secrets. Sent spiraling into a whole slew of mishaps and eventually murder, they find themselves stuck in a web of betrayal and deceit. Will they learn the truth? Can they get out in time? What will become of the trespass?

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