Book List:12 titles
  • High Winter Murders finds the aging Humboldt Prior still a university computer science lecturer, many months after his previous “extra-duty” mystery-detective successes, and three decades past his days as a secret intelligence agent. Now faced by...


  • In Buffoonery on Woodhouse Avenue, the elderly (and sometimes slightly mysterious) bookkeeper Humboldt Prior again joins forces with the stylish, hard-charging TV news anchorwoman Penelope Rote to thwart a buffoonish political fund raising plot invol...


  • In Nonsense on Woodhouse Avenue, we again join our intrepid friends, the diffident, sexagenarian bookkeeper Humboldt Prior and the stylish, hard-charging TV news anchorwoman Penelope Rote, as they battle to thwart a series of nonsensical political ca...


  • In the first sequel to Bob Garland?s Woodhouse Avenue Follies, we again find Humboldt Prior still residing diffidently in his old row-house on Woodhouse Avenue; still be-deviled by the schemes of his fellow executives at the moldering Prior & Cousins...


  • In the hitherto missing Sixth Mystery, Humboldt Prior, now well-established as a third-career university lecturer at the College of Information Technology, finds himself “on loan” to the prestigious Harger Business School, serving on a task force...


  • With Woodhouse Avenue Follies, again following the traditions of several English writers, Bob Garland begins a new series of novels, again set in City-by-the-River, a fictitious Upper Midwest city, and centered on a strange, hitherto unheard-of stree...


  • The Hoisted Petard is an "explosive" story of murder, corruption, sex, and a local political campaign. In his sixties, Humboldt Prior, now a university lecturer in information technology, is enmeshed in a decades-long series of crimes which he solves...


    • Jan-2006
    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    The fifth Humboldt Prior mystery is a story of economic greed, murder, intellectual racism, and more murder. A casualty of a traumatic, Silicon Valley corporate takeover, Humboldt Prior, now 60 years old, relocates to his midwestern hometown, where h...


  • The Elephant Mask is the fourth Humboldt Prior Mystery. Now an aging executive of a troubled computer company, Prior is given responsibility for a promising new project that applies computer science to Latin American archeology. From the ruins of the...






  • The second Humboldt Prior mystery, in which sunken warships, super computers, archaic weapons, and stolen treasure encompass Prior, now a corporate executive, in a web of ancient treachery, in which help may not be help, friends may not be friends, a...


  • An elegant, intricate mystery, which is seldom what it seems to be. During the 1960's, the young Humboldt S. Prior, nominally a computer specialist, but actually an involuntary agent of a little-known US intelligence service, is projected into Latin ...


  • Humboldt Prior, computer manufacturing executive, returns to his Midwestern hometown and finds himself dangerously enmeshed in a decades-old turmoil of murder, arson, and political malfeasance involving members of one of the City's most prominent fam...