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  • Bibliography:
    20 Books - 2 Series
  • First Book:
    January 1987
  • Latest Book:
    March 2014
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Full Series List in Order

An Amanda Pepper Mystery

1 - Caught Dead in Philadelphia (1987)
2 - Philly Stakes (Sep-1990)
3 - I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia (Jun-1992)
4 - With Friends Like These... (Jul-1993)
5 - How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Aug-1994)
6 - In the Dead of Summer (Aug-1995)
7 - The Mummers' Curse (Aug-1996)
8 - The Bluest Blood (Mar-1998)
9 - Adam and Evil (Jul-1999)
10 - Helen Hath No Fury (Jul-2000)
11 - Claire and Present Danger (Jun-2003)
12 - Till the End of Tom (Nov-2004)
13 - A Hole in Juan (Mar-2006)
14 - All's Well That Ends (Feb-2007)

An Emma Howe/Billie August Mystery

1 - Time and Trouble (Apr-1998)
2 - Whatever Doesn't Kill You (May-2001)

Book List in Order: 20 titles


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    Amanda Pepper, English teacher at Philly Prep, does not hate her life. But when a fellow teacher who's engaged to a senate candidate, begs for rest on Amanda's couch, then dies, things could be better. Then the police suspect her of murder, she begin...



  • With Christmas fast approaching, Amanda Pepper's class of spoiled prep-school brats have given schoolwork the heave-ho. As a lesson in the true holiday spirit, Amanda plans to have her students cook and serve a meal to the homeless. But the simple me...



  • Amanda Pepper, the resourceful English teacher at Philly Prep, is sorting books for a school fund-raiser when she discovers a secondhand volume from an unknown donor --a book for and about battered women. As Amanda peruses the book, she realizes that...



  • Well-known Broadway playwright and TV producer Lyle Zacharias is throwing himself a lavish birthday party in his hometown of Philadelphia, complete with current wife, ex-wives, friends, former partners--not to mention Amanda Pepper and her own irrepr...



  • After a tough year of teaching at Philly Prep, Amanda Pepper decides to go to Atlantic City with her friend, Sasha Berg. Yet a beach vacation turns deadly when a bludgeoned corpse shows up in her hotel room--and Sasha is the prime suspect. So Aman...



  • Mellow old Philadelphia, where life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have flourished for centuries, now has a new claim to fame. The City of Brotherly Love has been proclaimed number one in the nation ... for hostility. English teacher Amanda P...



  • When, a reveling Pierrot is shot dead at the Mummers' Parade in Philadelphia, schoolteacher Amanda Pepper is first just a horrified spectator. But then the prime suspect - her friend and fellow teacher at Philly Prep - falsely claims to have been wit...



  • Aristocratic Philadelphia natives may think the bluest blood in America flows through their veins, but sometimes outsiders with large fortunes can buy their way into this privileged company. For English teacher Amanda Pepper, the champagne gala on...



  • In one picture-perfect corner of Marin County, dark secrets flourish under the California sun Seasoned investigator Emma Howe has been in the business so long nothing can surprise her. But her new assistant, an overeducated single mother named Bil...






  • in First Lady Murders

    Nineteen of today's finest mystery writers--including Anne Perry, P. M. Carlson, John Lutz, Judith Kelman, Gillian Roberts, and Sarah Shankman--offer an entertaining selection of original mystery stories centered around America's First Ladies. Origin...



  • Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper fears for her bright senior student Adam Evans. Increasingly erratic and isolated, Adam is an accident waiting to happen. So when a young woman is murdered at the landmark Free Library while Amanda and her cl...



  • A dozen stories that show a slightly darker tinge than Roberts's novels (The Bluest Blood, 1998, etc.) about Philadelphia schoolteacher Amanda Pepper (Roberts obligingly includes two Pepper stories, one of them a short-short whose heroine is technica...



  • In the stately nineteenth-century homes on Philadelphia's Delancey Street, the wilder passions scarcely ruffle the peace. Murder is unthinkable, particularly a murder involving an upscale book discussion group, of which schoolteacher Amanda Pepper is...



  • Single mother Billie August is frustrated with her boss and sleuthing mentor, the gruff, perpetually dissatisfied Emma Howe. So far, their relationship has been a personal and professional disaster. To top it off, Billie seems like the only person in...



  • Though she's engaged to the wealthy bachelor Leo Fairchild, nobody in Philadelphia knows a thing about Emmie Cade. As the marriage date approaches, Emmie's mother-in-law-to-be, Claire Fairchild, receives anonymous letters suggesting, none too subtly,...



  • Traditionally, Old Philadelphians keep a low profile. They associate with one another and leave life as discreetly as they have lived it. So Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper, who thinks her only current problems are keeping her well-meaning ...



  • No matter the season, the Philadelphia private school where Amanda Pepper teaches English is never a center of tranquility. But with Halloween and the annual Mischief Night party only days away, the hope is that nothing more than old-fashioned vandal...



  • Barring the usual teenage pranks, all seems peaceful at Philly Prep, the private school in Philadelphia where Amanda Pepper teaches English. No doubt the money that appears to be missing from funds collected to aid victims of a catastrophic hurricane...



  • Gillian Roberts has been recognized and presented with multiple awards for her Amanda Pepper mystery series. Now, collected here for the first time, are 14 short stories by this bestselling mystery author.From cats to marriages and dogs to dentists, ...






  • Gillian Roberts has been recognized and presented with multiple awards for her Amanda Pepper mystery series. Now, collected here for the first time, are 14 short stories by this bestselling mystery author.From cats to marriages and dogs to dentists, ...


Award-Winning Books by Gillian Roberts

Caught Dead in Philadelphia
1988 Anthony Award -- First Novel


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Gillian Roberts has published 20 books.

Gillian Roberts does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Murder, She Did: 14 Killer Short Stories, was published in March 2014.

The first book by Gillian Roberts, Caught Dead in Philadelphia, was published in January 1987.

Yes. Gillian Roberts has 2 series.