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Publication Order of Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Books

Pork Pie Pandemonium (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bakewell Tart Bludgeoning (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stilton Slaughter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bedfordshire Clanger Calamity (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Yorkshire Pudding (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cumberland Sausage Shocker (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arbroath Smokie Slaying (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dundee Cake Dispatch (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lancashire Hotpot Peril (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackpool Rock Bloodshed (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kent Coast Oyster Obliteration (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eton Mess Massacre (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cornish Pasty Conspiracy (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gastrothief (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyme Regis Layover (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Majestic Mystery (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Albert Smith's Mystery Thrillers Books

Publication Order of Blue Moon Appalachia Books

with Barry Napier
The Haunting of Millie Nettles (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monolith (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Songs (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Bite (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Blue Moon Australia Books

Spiteful Spectres (With: S. C. Stokes) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sirens and Sea Monsters (With: S. C. Stokes) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizard of Aus (With: S.C. Stokes) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Blue Moon Investigations Books

Paranormal Nonsense (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom of Barker Mill (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amanda Harper Paranormal Detective (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Klowns of Kent (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Pirates of Cawsand (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Doodoo with Voodoo (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witches of East Malling (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crop Circles, Cows, and Crazy Aliens (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombie Granny (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers in the Rigging (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodlust Blonde (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paws of the Yeti (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under a Blue Moon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Work (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Hale's Monster (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Herne Bay Howlers (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undead Incorporated (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghoul of Christmas Past (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sandman (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jailhouse Golemla (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow in the Mine (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Writer (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsters Everywhere (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becky's Creature (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modern Fairy Tale (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Blue Moon Investigations: Boston Books

with Justin Herzog

Publication Order of Blue Moon Investigations: Sacramento Books

with Alex Gates
Voodoo Blues (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doppelganger Danger (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Scare (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undead Dread (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monster Haunter (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Possession Obsession (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mermaid Charade (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abduction Destruction (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Felicity Philips Investigates Books

To Love and to Perish (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tying the Noose (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aisle Kill Him (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dress to Die For (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clown, the Witch, and the Cat: Pets Investigate (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedding Ceremony Woes (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Stolen, Something Blue (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride's Bouquet Bleeds (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Isle of Wesberrey Books

with Penelope Cress
Holy Homicide (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mausoleum Madness (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pious Poison (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Death (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Consecrated Crime (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vestry Vice (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A String of Perils (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sacred Slaying (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enshrined Evil (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Patricia Fisher Cruise Mystery Books

The Missing Sapphire of Zangrabar (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kidnapped Bride (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Cocktail (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Director's Cut (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Couple in Cabin 2124 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Death (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Dance Floor (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mission for the Maharaja (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sleuth and her Dachshund in Athens (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maltese Parrot (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Place Like Home (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Patricia Fisher Mystery Adventures Books

What Sam Knew (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solstice Goat (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recipe for Murder (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Banshee and a Bookshop (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diamonds, Dinner Jackets, and Death (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frozen Vengeance (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mug Shot (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Godmother (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder is an Artform (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonderful Weddings and Deadly Divorces (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Creatures (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Patricia Fisher: Ship's Detective Books

Patricia Fisher: Ship's Detective (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fitness Can Kill (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death by Pirates (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Dig Two Graves (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rumble in Rio (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Ex-Wives and a Wedding (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Reason to Kill (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure of the San José (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Secrets (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prime Shot (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Raider and Rapier Books

with Joseph Daniel, Bryan Arneson
Graveyard Gods (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Titan's Folly (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen King (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where the Dead Float (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Realm of False Gods Books

Untethered Magic (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unleashed Magic (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Live and Die by Magic (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Familiar Territory (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Early Shift (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Damaged but Powerful (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demon Bound (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Armour of God (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrible Secrets (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellfire Hellion (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Dog (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demon Horde Gambit (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Curse: The Final Battle (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shunned Immortal Books

with Jake Skelton
Vampire in the Corner Pocket (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cue the Magic (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic Eight Ball (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graveyard Hustle (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Pets Investigate: Volume 1 (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Hellhounds: Tales from the Bark Side(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Steve Higgs is an urban fantasy, paranormal, and crime fiction author best known for the “Bluemoon Investigations” series of novels. As a ten-year-old, Higgs had already won his first award and during this time, the only school subject he had any interest in was creative writing. Since he was pretty much uninterested in anything else, when he graduated, the only thing he could do was join the army. He joined the army as a seventeen-year-old boy and was surprisingly very good that he rose up the ranks quickly that by the time he left, he was a commissioned officer. He also went back to school during his time with the army and graduated with a bachelor in Technology and a Masters in Management and Business and Engineering. Coming out of the military as a forty-two-year-old man, he found that he was now a very employable man. But even though his passion for education had come back with a vengeance, his passion for writing had never waned and he worked on several ideas while still working as an army officer. Nonetheless, he never thought of authorship as a viable career even though by the time he left the military he had for the most part finished writing the manuscript for “Paranormal Nonsense,” the first of the “Bluemoon Investigations” series.

Steve’s fascination with books had been honed by years in the army spent attuning his radar for a good story. In the army, he continued writing short stories and occasionally long manuscripts that he would dump in storage never to be seen again. Some of these were very entertaining but he did not believe they were worthy of publication. However, things changed when he envisaged an ordinary man who is by mistake advertised as an investigator of the paranormal. While he had always believed that ghosts, vampires, and the paranormal were just people’s hallucinations, he started thinking, what if someone wanted to hire someone to deal with bizarre happenings. The character knew there were enough people who believed in the paranormal to make such a profession viable. He wrote “Paranormal Nonsense” in five years and “The Phantom of Barker” her second only took five months given that he had all the time in the world to do it. His two novels took no time to rise up the ranks and become bestselling titles. This opened the floodgates and Steve Higgs became a prolific author with more than 40 novels to his name in the “Blue Moon Investigations,” “Blue Moon Origins,” “Patricia Fisher Mystery,” “Realm of False Gods,” “Patricia Fisher Village Mystery,” and “Albert Smith’s Culinary Capers” series. As a man that has always been a voracious reader, Higgs has been most inspired by Stephen King who he deems one of the greatest storytellers of this generation. While he is not a huge fan of horror fiction, he always tries to emulate King’s ability to draw and capture the reader. However, what he most loves is comedy and humor, action and fantasy fiction, that he reads from the likes of Jim Butcher, Janet Evanovich, and Lee Child.

Tempest Michaels the lead character of the Blue Moon series came into Steve Higgs’s mind when he made a chance observation of how many paranormal TV series there were available. Linking it with how many people believed in the supernatural he started asking people including his sister, who they would call if they thought they had a ghost infestation. Tempest Michaels is to some extent based on Steve’s character traits as he gives him an army background, parents similar to his, and a dachshund, even though he is unmarried with no children nor chickens. He then combined that with the characters of other people he had met or knew and even included incidents and anecdotes from his life. As a well-accomplished author, Steve Higgs now lives in southeast England surrounded by vineyards, brooding castles, and rolling hills. When he is not writing, he can be found walking his dogs and enjoying a beer.

Steve Higgs’s “Paranormal Nonsense” introduces Tempest Michaels, a man who learns that he had been mistakenly advertised as an exceptional investigator of the paranormal. He is now up to his ears in clients, even though he does not even believe in the paranormal. But then a serial killer nicknamed “The Vampire” goes wild killing several people in a few weeks, with the police having no clue what to do about the killer. Tempest believes this is his time to shine and stopping a deranged homicidal maniac would be sufficient motivation. But he gets even more motivated when Amanda Harper the police constable in charge of the case asks for his help. She is so gorgeous that he will do anything to solve the case if that will get him into her knickers. Helped by his friends and two faithful dogs, and getting advice from a deluded occult book shop proprietor what could go wrong. But added to all this is a bevy of beautiful women that seem to have friend-zoned him, a nuisance of a mother, and wannabe vampires after his life. Will he resolve the case and finally get laid?

In Higgs’s “The Phantom of Barker Mill,” Tempest is investigating the case of the mysterious death of the owner of a steel mill in town. According to the coroner, the man has died of natural causes but his widow believes there was something else to it. She is convinced that a ghost had been responsible for a series of deaths stretching right back to 1912. Tempest has never been able to resist a woman in distress and he teams up with Amanda to try to find the truth about the Phantom that stalks the steel mill. Brett Barker who is the new athletic, handsome multi-millionaire owner does not look kindly to the, looking around. For Tempest, he seems too interested in his teammate for his liking. He had been distracted enough by his feelings for the distressed widow but his mother adds to it by asking him to organize a baby shower. At the coffee shop, the cute girl is on his neck insisting on a relationship but he is too busy pacifying his Dachshunds who are threatening to rebel if he does not feed them regularly. He needs to hire an office assistant and the coffee shop girl seems like she could do it, but at what cost to his sanity?

In “The Klowns of Kent” by Steve Higgs, our favorite vampire detective believes in evil dickhead Klowns, but still not in ghosts, vampires, or werewolves. He is working on a bunch of ridiculous cases that could not be further from the supernatural. But his reverie is interrupted by stories of men dressed in twisted clown make-up and garish outfits that have been terrorizing villages and town in Kent more frequently. They are a nuisance that has to be added to his folly of employing a woman he is secretly in love with as his office assistant. Mr. Wriggly had given him some advice on how to deal with the office assistant but he finally relented and went to find a distraction with his high school crush. His heart is not easily deceived though but since the Klowns are coming for him, he has a distraction for the time being. They seem to have some serious beef with the paranormal investigator and he is getting ready for them. But since nobody knows anything about them, it is going to be tough fighting them. Throw in some ghostly footsteps at a restaurant, demonic possession and it seems Higgs is going to have a very interesting time.

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9 Responses to “Steve Higgs”

  1. Tabitha: 8 months ago

    Question: Where is the Patricia Fisher story about saving Barbie’s brother in NY? It’s t referenced in another book but I can’t find it.

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    • Debbie: 6 months ago

      I thought the same. I don’t remember any mention of saving Barbies brother in New York

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      • Mary: 6 months ago

        Barbie is in a short story about a celebrity party. I can’t remember her brother but maybe check there.

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    • Pam: 1 month ago

      The Patricia Fisher story set in NYC featuring Barbie’s brother is actually a novella called Big Apple Pie; you can find it under Sparks in the Darkness, a novella in his Blue Moon Investigations series, book 19-A. I had trouble finding it, too, so hopefully this may help someone else.

      The Patricia Fisher short story with Barbie and Patricia going to a celebrity party in LA is called Killer Cocktail, in a set with some of his other short stories.

      I also felt that I missed a Patricia Fisher story when Rick and Akamu appeared aboard ship and it was said that she’d met them during an adventure in Hawaii, but the author has said that it was an “off-screen” encounter, so we haven’t missed anything.

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  2. Spider: 10 months ago

    I have enjoyed everything this man has written and I’m waiting for the next one in all series!

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  3. Daisy: 12 months ago

    I also love these books! I’ve read 20 of the Patricia Fisher series and am finishing up the Albert Smith/Rex series.
    However, Albert provides Rex with alcoholic beverages. I know it’s fiction, but alcohol is very bad for dogs. I would hope no readers would follow this habit!

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  4. Susan Pruitt: 2 years ago

    I absolutely devour Steve Higgs books. I love, love, love the Patricia Fisher series and can’t wait for the next ones to come out as I’ve read all of them. I am almost finished with the last two Albert Smith and Rex series and don’t know what I will read when they are done. And I love the Felicity ones where she can communicate with her animals. Love the humor in all of them

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  5. Elaine Murphy: 3 years ago

    what is the series called about a retired man and a failed police dog ?? by steve higgs it sounds great.

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    • rags: 3 years ago

      Albert Smith’s Culinary Capers

      (It is great!! – As are his other series)

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