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William Meikle Books In Order

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Publication Order of Carnacki Books

Heaven and Hell (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Watcher at the Gate (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edinburgh Townhouse and Other Stories (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Larkhill Barrow (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starry Wisdom & Other Stories (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Holmes and Challenger Books

Revenant (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Professor Challenger: The Island of Terror (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreaming Man (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hackney Horror (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Sleep (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Husband (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Land Below Books

The Land Below (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Below (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The City Below (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Midnight Eye Files Books

The Amulet (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sirens (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Skin Game (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellfire (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deal or No Deal (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of S-Squad Books

Infestation (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Antarctica (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Siberia (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Amazon (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Loch Ness (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Syria (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Norway (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Mongolia (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Congo (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: North Sea (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Yukon (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Sahara (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation London (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Patagonia (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Orkney (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation North Pole (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Gaslight Anthology Books

Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Sharp Shocks Books

Amok! (By: NeilBaker) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stomping Grounds (By: Konstantine Paradias,Patrick Loveland) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ill-considered Expeditions (By: Gerry Griffiths,NeilBaker) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spawn of the Ripper (By: Patrick Loveland,John McCallum Swain) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stars at my Door (With: John Linwood Grant,Christine Morgan,Glynn Owen Barrass,R. Allen Leider,Konstantine Paradias,David Conyers,John S. Barker,Bokerah Brumley,Patrick Loveland,Doug Blakeslee,David Longshore,John McCallum Swain,D.A. Madigan,Daniel Marc Chant) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sigils and Totems Books

Broken Sigil (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pentacle (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Job (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boat House (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seventh Sigil (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Watchers Books

The Coming of the King (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle for the Throne (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Culloden (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Watchers of the Wall (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eldren: The Book of the Dark (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Generations (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Road Hole Bunker. (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invasion (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Berserker (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleeping God (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Creeping Kelp (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valley (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Melodies (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Wendigo (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hole (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island Life (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ravine (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Exiled (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dunfield Terror (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
B.E.M. (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Concordances of the Red Serpent (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fungoid (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs of Dreaming Gods (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ramskull (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plasm (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crustaceans (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green and the Black (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dagger of the Martyrs (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road Hole Bunker Mystery (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Auld Mither (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Copycat Murders (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clockwork Dolls (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Stars Are Right (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tormentor (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House on the Moor (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home From The Sea (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowbound (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Door: A Sigils & Totems / Midnight Eye Novella (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Valley (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gatekeeper (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of William Meikle Chapbook Collection Books

Flower of Scotland: Volume 1 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Grow the Rashes and Other Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weird West (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Ghostly Trio (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fragments: Three Dark Fantasy Tales (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burdens: A Tale of an Afterlife (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Futures: Three Science Fiction Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tannis: Three Children's Science Fiction Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Another Ghostly Trio: Three Ghost Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Larkhill Barrow (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Castle of Blood: Three Scottish Sword and Sorcery Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
COLD AS DEATH: Three Scottish Sword and Sorcery Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Dead: Three Scottish Sword and Sorcery Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hairs and Graces: Three Scottish Sword and Sorcery Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abominable: A Creature Feature (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fall of Dunmuir: 3 Scottish Supernatural Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Death (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animated: Three Horror Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic and Wonder: Three Fantasy Tales (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Keeper of the Gate: Three Lovecraftian Stories (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flower of Scotland: Volume Two (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flower of Scotland: Volume Four (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flower of Scotland: Volume Three (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Bones: Three Short Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sword And Sorcery: Three Fantasy Adventures (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes: A Flash In The Pan: Three canonical Sherlock Holmes stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond: Three Sigils and Totems stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lab: Three Tales of Weird Science (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caverns: Three Tales of Deep Places (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Builders: Three Tales of Weird Science (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nursery: Three Tales of Weird Science (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spore: Three Tales of Weird Science (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnacki: Crossover: Three Carnacki / Captain Gault Crossovers (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contact: Three First Contact stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bedlam: Three Tales of Terror (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into The Mist: Three Scottish Supernatural Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnacki: Into The Light: Three Carnacki stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Folk Songs: Three Weird Tales of Music and Song (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creature Feature: Three Monster Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenants: Three Zombie Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valley of the Lost: A Lost World adventure (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not What They Seem: Three Cryptozoological Stories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

with H.P. Lovecraft, Ben Baldwin, Luke Spooner, Monique Snyman, Mark Markzilla Hogg
The Johnson Amulet and Other Scottish Terrors (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Samurai and Other Stories (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myths and Monsters (With: Mark Markzilla Hogg) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midnight Eye Files Collection (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Club: Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into The Black: Tales of Lovecraftian Terror (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bug Eyed Monsters (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dagon Rising (With: H.P. Lovecraft,Ben Baldwin,Luke Spooner,Monique Snyman) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blood of the Martyrs Books

with Steven Savile
The Last Templar (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of C.E.L. Welsh Collections

Seven Stones (With: Howard Mackie,Jeremiah Tolbert,C.E.L. Welsh,Joseph Milne,Scott Colby,Mike McLarty,Craig Terlson) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dark Doorways(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Seas Cthulhu(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bards and Sages Quarterly Volume 1 Issue 4 October 2009(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shroud 7(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales Of Appalachia(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Vampire Tales, Vol. 1(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evolve 2(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unnatural Disasters(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror for the Holidays(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scared: Ten Tales of Horror(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Werewolf Tales(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fading Light(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atomic-Age Cthulhu: Tales of Mythos Horror in the 1950s(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For the Night is Dark(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Killer Among Demons(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales From Beyond the Grave(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ominous Realities(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Rites of Cthulhu(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror 101: The Way Forward(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In The Court of the Yellow King(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flesh Like Smoke(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Cthulhu Invictus: Nine Stories of Battling The Cthulhu Mythos in Ancient Rome(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons, Droids & Doom(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Horror Volume 1(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Room Manuscripts Volume Two(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Peculiar Family(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Associates of Sherlock Holmes(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection: 11 New Adventures and Intrigues(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halfway to Anywhere, Volume 1(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice Upon an Apocalypse: Lovecraftian Fairy Tales(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seas & Oceans(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows Over Main Street Volume 2(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part VIII: Eliminate The Impossible: 1892-1905(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Haunts Volume 1(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I AM THE ABYSS(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomes of Terror(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Tales of the Scottish Lowlands(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hex-periments(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror Library, Volume 7(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About William Meikle

The Scottish writer William Meikle is well known for his horror, fantasy, and historical novels, which have been hugely successful the world over. Knowing precisely how to build the tension and suspense in each of his novels, he’s gifted at creating an eerie experience for the reader. This is something that he’s done exceptionally well over consecutive titles, creating a style that is very much his own. Instantly recognizable, each of his stories fully stands out, finding him plenty of fans from all around the world, relating to his work regardless of where they’re from.

Finding his own voice, he’s set himself apart, saying something entirely different, while remaining both compelling and entertaining. Drawing heavily from pulp fiction and tales of the weird, he’s got numerous inspirations running behind his work, clearly showing a creative and inventive mind. Keeping readers constantly guessing throughout, he’s definitely a writer with something to say, always including a strong message underneath. This is something that has also won him scores of fans from all over, allowing to build his profile and his range as an author.

Driving each of his stories is well written characters as well, bringing them to life and drawing readers in. Staying with the readers long after they finish, Meikle’s books definitely leave an imprint on the audience, as the characters stay with them. This is something that Meikle does throughout all of his work, making sure each title works individually on their own merit. With lots more to come in the future too, he’s definitely a writer that’s going to be sticking around for quite some time to come.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, in 1958, William Meikle grew up with a strong passion for both reading and writing. Constantly working on his craft, he would develop his voice, finding his own unique approach to the genre as a whole. Largely focusing on horror, he managed to create a style and a tone that was very much his own, allowing him to become the writer he wanted to be.

Publishing both short and long-long fiction, he would reach readers from all over with his work, relating to his audience regardless of where they’re from. Finding inspiration from the world around him, as well as from his peers and contemporaries, he would continually be looking for his next big idea. Currently living in Newfoundland, Canada, he continues to write regularly, putting out books on a consistent basis to an eagerly awaiting audience.

Writing Career

The first novel William Meikle published was back in 2000 and it was a stand-alone novel titled ‘Millennium Macabre’ helping him to establish his name. Later he would go on to start a number of long-running series too, beginning with ‘Watchers’ in 2003, which was a fantasy series. This would start with the novel ‘The Coming of the King’ and it would be well received upon its initial release making way for more to follow.

With over thirty novels, and 300 short-stories and counting, Meikle is also one of the most prolific authors currently working in his field to date. Working for numerous different publishers over the years, he’s also seen his work published in a variety of different publications too, including Penumbra and Buzzy Mag. Released in thirteen different countries across the world, he maintains a profile both online and off, as there’s more on the horizon.


First brought out through the Gryphonwood publishing label back in 2004, this was first released on the 30th of December to much acclaim. The third and final part of the ‘Watchers’ series, it wraps everything up, finishing it all in the epic fantasy finale. Working as a trilogy, it’s best that the books are all read in order, so as to make the most out of the series, getting everything from it.

With a huge victory just being won recently, the war still remains ahead of them all, as the Boy-King hopes to find a bride and heir. The officers of the Watch hope to stop him, but they battle their own inner demons too, all while finding themselves lured to the moors of Culloden. Here they will face all manner of foe, as the dead are rising fast, and they must all prepare for the final confrontation before them. There’s a darkness fast approaching them all, as victory is close to hand, as they finally face the final enemy to end it all.

As a conclusion to the three-part fantasy series, this really delivers on every level, making for an exciting and tense story. There’s a lot here for the reader to invest themselves in, as it’s a satisfying finale to what has definitely been an epic series. With all the characters being developed, it provides a definite sense of closure for them all, really delivering on the promise of the previous novels.

The Skin Game

Once again released through the Gryphonwood publishing imprint, this first came out in 2010 on the 25th of December. Marking the third title in the ongoing series ‘The Midnight Eye Files,’ this would carry on from the previous two in much the same vein. It would also provide plenty of twists and turns of its own, although it’s best that the books are read in order, despite featuring self-contained stories.

Everything appears to be picking up for the Glaswegian private investigator Derek Adams, as his agency is finally being respected. Still haunted by nightmares, though, he continues to turn to alcohol, as the dark side still has a hold over him and his past. Inquiring about a shady bookie and his various dealing, Adams is pulled into a battle with a shadowy unknown, as he finds that he may be in over his head once again. Framed for a murder now, he’s on the run, as he has a strange skin belt that seems to be taking on a life all of its very own.

With plenty of mysterious elements, this is an extremely entertaining novel, effectively following up the previous two titles. Developing the world and the character of Derek Adams, it works on a number of different levels very well, creating a dark tone and ambiance. Featuring a compelling story that draws the reader in, it manages to keep them turning right until the very last page.

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