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Publication Order of Thomas Berrington Books

The Red Hill (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breaker of Bones (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sin Eater (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incubus (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inquisitor (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fortunate Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Promise of Pain (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Message of Blood (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Death of Innocence (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tear for the Dead (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Death of Innocence is a prequel.

Publication Order of Thomas Berrington Tudor Mystery Books

Men of Bone (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Death of Promise (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden Dead (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beasts of the City (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Thomas Berrington series is a famous series of historical mystery, fiction, and suspense novels. This series is written by a top-rated English novelist named David Penny. It is comprised of 5 books in total, which were released between the years 2014 and 2018. All the books of this historical mystery series feature the lead character in the form of an Englishman named Thomas Berrington. He is described as a physician living in Spain and having an added interest in solving mysteries in and around the Spanish cities and towns. Author Penny has set the stories in the last quarter of the 15th century. The readers are introduced to Thomas Berrington’s character at the very beginning. He is shown as residing in the last remains of the Moorish Spain. Being a physician, Thomas provides his unwilling friendship to the kingdom’s most powerful person. Thomas Berrington is called in to investigate the shocking discoveries of dead bodies bearing unusual marks of savage attacks. The expertise of Thomas Berrington is put to test when the most recent person to get brutally murdered is one of the wives of the Sultan. Now, Thomas feels so much pressure that he fears for his own survival. He is assisted in his investigations by a eunuch named Jorge. After going through every nook and corner of the kingdom, Thomas becomes aware of the fact that nothing is what it looks like. Even the people cannot be trusted because it doesn’t take any time for the friends to turn into enemies and vice versa. With his dedicated investigation, Thomas Berrington goes on to unravel Red Hill’s secrets and of those inhabiting it. The shocking discoveries made by him not only him, but also the ones he loves a target in the eyes of many who envy him. After this case, Thomas gets involved in a few other cases as the series proceeds further. Each time, he uses his sharp mind and wit to overcome the difficult situations and catch the culprits. His determined efforts bring him accolades from Sultan as well as enemies throughout the kingdom. One quality of Berrington’s nature is that he is unable to turn down the request of anyone approaching him. Due to this, he gets equipped with multiple cases at one time. Author Penny achieved a lot of success with the Thomas Berrington books. He is preparing to add some more titles to the series and is expected to release a few very soon.

David Penny is regarded as a reputed author of this generation. He is an expert in writing historical mystery stories. Author Penny was born in 1950 in London. He started writing from a very young age after shifting to Mid Wales. As a child, Penny used to read a lot of science fiction stories and had become obsessed with it. So, his first attempt at developing a story was in the science fiction genre. Penny penned several science fiction in his earlier days and then moved on to try his hand at other things. It was at the age of 17 that he was able to achieve his first publications in several small fanzines. When he was 23 years old, one of his short stories was selected by the Galaxy magazine for publishing. It was also the first time that he received payment for his work. Following this, author Penny’s works made appearances in the famous magazine of the UK called Vertex. The next year, Penny’s debut novel called The Sunset People was accepted by the Robert Hale for publication. After this, the Leslie Flood Agency took him in and offered a contract for writing for them. Author Penny believes that he had a rather wasteful and dissipated young life. He used to do nothing else than writing stories, following alternative lifestyle, and growing hair. Penny’s life seemed to interrupt rudely into his idyllic existence as he was involved in doing various jobs in the next 35 years of his life. He even started and ran a software company of his time for a short time. As the time passed by, Penny started missing writing and so he decided to return to it eventually. After around 35 years later, he wrote and published a book called The Red Hill. This was the first one to introduced the surgeon-detective character of Thomas Berrington. As of today, David Penny lives in London and spends most of his time writing novels. In his spare times, he likes to get involved in doing some other interesting activities. Author Penny is noted by many critics as a writer of great talents. His unique storytelling and writing style are well appreciated and praised by many. Over the years, Penny has succeeded in developing a vast fan base, which he intends to expand in the coming years.

A very popular book written in the Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery series by author David Penny is entitled ‘Breaker of Bones’. It was released in 2015 and depicts the main characters as Jorge, Queen Isabel, Thomas Berrington, etc. The plot’s setting is done in 1483 in Spain. At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that Thomas Berrington’s master requests him to visit Qurtuba for carrying out an operation on a prince. Thomas expects to finish the job soon and return to his home in Moorish al-Andalus. However, things take a different turn causing Thomas and Jorge getting stuck in a mystery. Thomas learns that a killer has murdered several young women. After murdering the victims, he uses their bones to make twisted creatures. Queen Isabel asks Thomas Berrington to extend his stay in Qurtuba and help the authorities catch this warped killer. Thomas feels that he has landed himself in a religious mania by agreeing to help. Meanwhile, Jorge attempts to find the family that discarded him 20 years ago. Thomas faces the utmost challenge when it is learned that the next victim of the killer is going to be the niece of Jorge. They race against time to save Jorge’s niece and stop the Bonebreaker from taking another innocent’s life.

The next publication of this series known as ‘The Sin Eater’. It was published by the River Tree publishers in 2016. David Penny has set this novel in 1484 in Moorish Spain. He has mentioned the central characters once again as Jorge and Thomas Berrington. At the beginning of the story of the book, it is depicted that Thomas Berrington makes the doomed Garnatah city his new home with the intention of solving a few mysterious deaths over there. As he attempts to get to the bottom of the mysteries with the assistance of his companion, Jorge, he finds the ones in power are trying to distract him from knowing the truth. Thomas Berrington’s personal life turns into chaos as he moves ahead with the investigation. As he gets closer to finding the truth, the killer turns his attention towards stopping him. The loved ones of Thomas Berrington are targeted by the mysterious killer to force him to withdraw from the investigation. Once again, Thomas and Jorge are required to race against the clock to hunt down the psycho killer before his close ones’ lives fall into danger.

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One Response to “Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery”

  1. Earl C Steffen: 2 years ago

    I came across your Thomas Berrington books by accident. I stay up late to try to get as far in the book until I HAVE to put it down. I try to finish at a new chapter. Will there be more prequels of Thomas Berrington’s young life? At the present time, I am reading “The Inquisitor”. I try to read them in order to keep the story line in tact.


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