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Publication Order of Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Books

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

Publication Order of Blue Moon Investigations Books

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

Publication Order of Felicity Philips Investigates Books

To Love and to Perish (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tying the Noose (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aisle Kill Him (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dress to Die For (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clown, the Witch, and the Cat: Pets Investigate (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedding Ceremony Woes (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Stolen, Something Blue (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Isle of Wesberrey Books

with Penelope Cress
Holy Homicide (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mausoleum Madness (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pious Poison (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divine Death (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Consecrated Crime (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vestry Vice (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A String of Perils (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacred Slaying (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enshrined Evil (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Patricia Fisher Cruise Mystery Books

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

Publication Order of Patricia Fisher Mystery Adventures Books

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

Publication Order of Patricia Fisher: Ship's Detective Books

Patricia Fisher: Ship's Detective (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fitness Can Kill (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death by Pirates (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Dig Two Graves (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rumble in Rio (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Ex-Wives and a Wedding (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Reason to Kill (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Raider and Rapier Books

Graveyard Gods (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Titan's Folly (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen King (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where the Dead Float (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Realm of False Gods Books

Untethered Magic (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unleashed Magic (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Live and Die by Magic (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Familiar Territory (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Early Shift (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damaged but Powerful (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demon Bound (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Armour of God (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrible Secrets (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellfire Hellion (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Dog (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demon Horde Gambit (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shunned Immortal Books

Vampire in the Corner Pocket (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cue the Magic (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic Eight Ball (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graveyard Hustle (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Pets Investigate: Volume 1 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blue Moon Investigations: Sacramento Books

with Alex Gates (London McKenna), Alex Gates
Voodoo Blues (With: Alex Gates) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doppelganger Danger (With: Alex Gates) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare Scare (With: Alex Gates) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undead Dread (With: Alex Gates) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Haunter (With: Alex Gates) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Hellhounds: Tales from the Bark Side(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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5 Responses to “Steve Higgs”

  1. Spider: 1 month ago

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

  2. Daisy: 3 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!

  3. 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

  4. Elaine Murphy: 2 years ago

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

    • rags: 2 years ago

      Albert Smith’s Culinary Capers

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


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