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Publication Order of Empress Theodora Books

Publication Order of Saz Martin Books

Publication Order of Doctor Who: Time Trips Books

The Death Pit (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Nowhere (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salt of the Earth (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Handful of Stardust (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bog Warrior (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anti-Hero (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Roderick Alleyn Books

with Ngaio Marsh
A Man Lay Dead (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enter a Murderer (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nursing Home Murder (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Ecstasy (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vintage Murder (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Artists in Crime (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in a White Tie (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Overture to Death (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death at the Bar (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Peer / Surfeit of Lampreys (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death and the Dancing Footman (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colour Scheme (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Died in the Wool (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Curtain (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wreath for Rivera / Swing, Brother, Swing (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night at the Vulcan / Opening Night (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spinsters In Jeopardy / The Bride of Death (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scales of Justice (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Fool / Off With His Head (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Singing in the Shrouds (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
False Scent (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hand in Glove (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Water (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Dolphin / Death at the Dolphin (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clutch of Constables (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
When in Rome (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tied Up in Tinsel (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black As He's Painted (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Ditch (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Grave Mistake (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Photo Finish (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Light Thickens (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alleyn and Others / The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Still Unsolved (By: Ngaio Marsh) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Money in the Morgue (With: Ngaio Marsh) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Singling Out The Couples (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eating Cake (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immaculate Conceit (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
State of Happiness (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parallel Lies (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Room of Lost Things (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
London Lies Beneath (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden Room (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Joe Dunthorne
Come Away with Me (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Everything Is Moving, Everything Is Joined (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Brit-pulp!(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
12 Days: A Modern Twist on The Twelve Days of Christmas(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tart Noir(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Volume 10.(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exquisite Corpse(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who: Time Trips(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
33 East(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invisible Blood(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Furies(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Stella Duffy is a renowned English author of science fiction, mystery, and historical fiction novels. She is particularly well known for writing the Saz Martin book series, the Novel of Empress Theodora book series, and the Roderick Alleyn series. Duffy wrote the latter in collaboration with author Ngaio Marsh. Additionally, Duffy has penned several standalone novels, novellas, and a few short story collections. She has contributed to the Doctor Who series along with Cecelia Ahern, Trudi Canavan, Nick Harkaway, A.L. Kennedy, Jake Arnett, Jenny Colgan, and Joanne Harris. Duffy has also co-edited an anthology called Tart Noir with author Lauren Henderson. Author Duffy was born on March 2, 1963, in Woolwich, London, United Kingdom. Her father hailed from New Zealand, while her mother was English.

Duffy is the youngest child among the seven children of her parents. When she was five years old, her father moved the family to New Zealand, where she spent most of her childhood. She came back to London as a grown-up. Duffy has studied Drama and English Literature at Wellington-based Victoria University. She is a practitioner of Buddhism and currently resides in Lambeth along with her loving wife named Shelley Silas, who is a playwright by profession. In addition to being a writer, Duffy is also a theater-maker. The writing career of author Duffy consists of 16 novels so far, 9 of which have been released by Virago & Sceptre publication. Her 7 crime novels featuring the chief protagonist Saz Martin have been published under the banner of Serpent’s Tail publication.

In 2018, Duffy co-authored a book with Ngaio Marsh titled Money in the Morgue. Marsh had started working on the book at the time of the Second World War, but gave up the idea later. When Duffy took up the job of completing this novel, she had just the title of the story, the first 3 chapters, and a few notes available to her. She didn’t even have any idea about the plot or the villain’s motive. After the release of the book, Duffy received widespread praise for the authenticity of the story. Duffy is credited to have written more than 60 short stories, 10 plays, several reviews, and feature articles. A collection of short stories by Duffy, Martha Grace, won the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2002. She has received Stonewall Award in 2008 and 2010 for her novels The Room of Lost Things and Theodora, Actress, Empress, Whore respectively. Besides this, she has many nominations of prestigious awards for her books.

Being a stage performer, Duffy has been associated with Improbable and has served as a member of the company called Spontaneous Combustion. Duffy’s solo show called Breaststrokes has been performed by her in London, Cardiff, York, Belfast, and Dublin. Other than these, Duffy has participated in various other theatrical shows across the United Kingdom. Her TV appearances include featuring in an episode of the show called The Bill in 1997. Duffy was associated with the BBC on one occasion in 2008 for writing a documentary. In 2016, the UK government appointed her as OBE for her dedicated services in the field of arts. In 2015, she was called to speak at a meeting of a political party known as the Women’s Equality Party. She is the co-director and founder of a campaign called Fun Places.

The Saz Martin series written by author Stella Duffy is comprised of a total of 5 books released between 1994 and 2005. It features the lead protagonist in the form of a lesbian private investigator named Saz Martin based in London. Some of the essential characters mentioned in the books of this series by Duffy include Maggie, September, Maxwell North, Siobhan Forrester, Molly, Matilda, etc. Duffy has set the plots in London and New Zealand. The debut book of this crime fiction series is entitled ‘Calendar Girl’. It was published by the Serpent’s Tail publication in 1999, after its first release in 1994. The book opens by depicting that Saz Martin is given the task of finding a mysterious woman named September.

The client meets September every alternate Friday for dinner, but does not know her real name. That is why he hires Saz Martin to establish the real identity of September. On the other hand, Maggie is a comedienne by profession, who has an on & off relationship with a girl having a body like Kelly McGills. This girl has many hidden secrets. The two stories get closely entwined and go on to merge in an unhappy ending. The writing of this book is insightful and sassy, hip and wry, moody and introspective. Duffy’s description of the story from start to finish is filled with a lot of fun. The other aspects covered in the book by Duffy include prostitution, mystery, drugs, comedy, and murder.

Another exciting novel of this series is known as ‘Fresh Flesh’. It was published in 2001 by the Serpent’s Tail publishing company. Initially, it is mentioned that things were going quite well for Molly and her partner, PI Saz Martin. It is summertime in London and the two lesbian partners are expecting their first child. With good news all around, the crime in the city also seems to have come to a sudden halt. Lately, no wild or weird case has come to the notice of Saz Martin. As the danger has come to a lower level, Saz is happy to do easy and steady work and then reach home before midnight to be in bed with her lover Molly. This book also offers a fast-paced thriller set in contemporary London and featuring fancy restaurants, damaged lives, glitzy officers, and designer bars.

The novel also describes a frightening journey touching the past’s emotional ruins. In most parts of this excellent mystery, there is no description of murder, but a lot of adoptions, babies, and deceptions. The writing style of author Duffy was praised again by the critics and readers alike. Her depiction of the central character’s non-traditional relationships also received excellent reviews from various reviewers. There are a lot of twists and turns mentioned in the novel by Duffy that revolve around baby adoptions four decades ago. A series of lies and secrets surround the adoptions that are finally revealed by the sincere and dedicated efforts of Saz Martin.

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