Book List in Order: 57 titles


  • Foreword by Neil GaimanThe world’s leading Arthurian authority reimagines one of the most beloved and influential legends—the story of King Arthur and his Knights—for a new century in this gorgeous keepsake edition, illustrated with...



  • New York 1893: is a mystery killer preying on Manhattan's elite? . . . When a trail of High Society girls die without obvious cause, an untouchable detective and forensic analyst are drafted in to catch the serial killer.After several debutantes ...



  • Note: this book was previously published under the title Letters from a Murderer by Exhibit A and Sapere Books.Jack the Ripper's murderous spree is over in London. But has it restarted in New York City? . . . A trail of murdered prostitutes leave...



  • An exciting re-imagining of the early years of the boy who would become King Arthur. John Matthews has conceived a quartet of books under the title Red Dragon Rising, of which this is the first volume.We meet Arthur, Merlin, the Questing Beast, the G...



  • Henry Hunter’s friend Charlie is desperate for help. His parents have gone missing in the Caribbean Ocean, and no one will believe him that something sinister is afoot. Henry and his sidekick Dolf are on the case! The only lead Henry and Dolf ha...



  • Adolphus Pringle lived a relatively normal life before he met Henry Hunter, but being the best friend of a twelve-year-old millionaire genius certainly makes life interesting. He has accompanied Henry on adventures all over the world and encountered ...



  • Bestselling author John Matthews tells Magical Stories from Around the World. Material suitable for all ages especially young teens upwards. An adept Magician tells a series of stories to his Apprentice to teach him what it means to be a Wizard. Stor...




  • New York City, 1891. Aristocratic English pathologist Finley Jameson Jameson and streetwise New York cop Joseph Argenti begin their second adventure together investigating a high society poisoning case. But when the daughter of a prominent banker die...







  • New York, 1891: a rapidly changing city, torn between lamplight and electric light, where the burgeoning steel and railway industries attract a flood of humanity from every corner of the globe, fuelling cutthroat gangs, corruption and vice. A prostit...



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    Past Imperfect:Two boys.One Murder.Sometimes justice takes more than a lifetime.A car accident in California, a deadly assault in Provence, and two boys 30 years apart are left battling for their lives. Dominic Fornier is the detective who finds hims...



  • The author of Abrams’ How to See Faeries (with Brian Froud) opens the land of faerie to all readers. The book provides a broad overview of faeries, including a Who’s Who of Faeries; Good Faeries vs. Bad Faeries; Faerie Courts; Faerie Spells; and ...



  • When DEATH is your only hope... Ascension Day is the most exciting and compelling death-row thriller since The Shawshank Redemption ** NOTE **Ascension Day #1 is part of a two-book set. Book #1 has a build up of characters and events with some issues...



  • Sam Tynnan is convinced that with his latest novel, The Prophet – a unique interweaving of ancient prophecies with current-day Islamic terrorism – he’s written the thriller of the year. But when he finds himself targeted, he realizes that some...



  • One simple thesis.But it threatens the very roots of the Constitution.There's too much at stake. 20,000 gun deaths a year, schoolyard massacres, and now a wave of militia bombings... America is under siege. At the heart of the storm is Josette Horva...



  • One simple thesis.But it threatens the very roots of the Constitution.There's too much at stake. 20,000 gun deaths a year, schoolyard massacres, and now a wave of militia bombings... America is under siege. At the heart of the storm is Josette Horva...



  • Read the book that publishers didn't want you to read! At the height of my career with Penguin, between Past Imperfect and Ascension Day, I wrote a novel called 'The Second Amendment.' Too American a theme, said Penguin; too controversial, said US pu...



  • International bestselling artist Brian Froud and New York Times bestselling author John Matthews come together for the first time to create a spectacular interactive book that opens the doors to the enchanted world of Faerie. How does one discover fa...



  • Step into the magical world of the fairies or sail the seven seas with these exciting create-a-story kits from StoryWorld. Have you ever wanted to tell a story but not known how to begin? The StoryWorld series is specially designed to inspire stor...









  • Full-color action/adventure graphic novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author!Many know the stories of Arthur's adventures as king, but what about the years before he learned of his fated role? John Matthews, a renowned Arthurian legend exp...



  • The 9th century Welsh poem "Preiddeu Annfwyn" or "The Raid on the Underworld" ascribed to the 6th century poet and shaman Taliesin, is one of the oldest and most enigmatic documents relating to the mythic hero Arthur that we still possess. Extending ...



  • In this collection of stories, you will encounter outlandish characters: a giant with no heart, a ghost with two faces, and a huge goblin with bulging eyes. Settle back and let yourself be swept away on strange adventures to distant lands, as Jerry N...



  • The ultimate book on King Arthur! Combining the best-known stories about Arthur and his court with fascinating research on who Arthur really was and where Camelot was built, and the relationships between the main characters in the legends, the magnif...





  • "In Encyclopedia of Celtic Myth and Legend, authors John and Caitlin Matthews have compiled one of the most comprehensive collections of Celtic lore ever, drawing from every known source from the Celts'' well-known classics, to neglected sources and ...



  • Merlin, best known to us as the advisor of young King Arthur, is the most famous and familiar image of the magician that we possess. Acclaimed Arthurian expert John Matthews examines the many guises of this popular figure—as seer, prophet, magician...



  • The Barefoot Book of Knights in CD format. Embark on medieval adventures with the seven stories in this multicultural, knightly collection. The stories emphasize the importance of bravery, cooperation, humor and recognition of weaknesses. Stories rea...



  • In this volume, leading Arthurian scholar and storyteller John Matthews has gathered a rich collection of "forgotten" Celtic and medieval tales and retells them as thrilling new stories in fresh, readable prose. Tracing the richness, color, and vibra...







  • Restores Gawain of Camelot to his true role as the foremost representative and servant of the Goddess.• The full story of Gawain of Camelot that restores a lost piece of the great Arthurian tapestry.• Traces the historical trends that demoted Gaw...



  • This companion to Celtic folklorist John Matthews' The Song of Taliesin (Quest 2001) features seventeen stories never before published in book form, interspersed with the author's original poetry in the style of the ancient past whence the tales spri...



  • Elena Waldren has a secret that she's built fences around for the last twenty-nine years and kept from everyone. Through her work with an aid agency, her fears about the plight of a young girl placed with a nearby family finally set her on a quest to...






  • The mysterious and powerful legends surrounding the Holy Grail-often identified with the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper-provide a rich literature whose origins and meanings are veiled by the distance of centuries. We have inherited a treasury ...



  • About the author (1997) John Matthews was born in the North of England in 1948. He has been a professional writer since 1980, and has produced over forty books ranging from Celtic and Arthurian legends to collections of stories, essays, and poetry H...









  • These words appear in a classic medieval French story of the life Merlin, spoken to Sir Gawain, and recorded as the great seer's last call. This Cri de Merlin still echoes in our ears down the ages and across borders and generations, typifying the fa...




  • Like all myths, the Arthurian stories - part of the continuing Western Mystery Tradition - contain a depth of human experience deriving from a timeless dimension. They have much to offer our material and technological world today and to each of us in...



  • The ancient skills of story-telling live on in the work of modern writers such as Rosemary Sutcliff, James Branch Cabell, Margaret Elphinstone, and Caitlin Matthews. The writings of these visionaries show a remarkable continuity with their bardic pre...





  • A marvelous anthology of stories and poems by writers of the early twentieth century Celtic Renaissance. John Matthews' selection of powerful, visionary tales is a feast of fantasy and imagination. Authors include W. B. Yeats, George Russell, Fiona M...



  • This narrative is the result of more than 20 years' research into Arthurian and Celtic text. In addition to rediscovering the original Gawain - a figure of great mythical, magical and historical importance-it presents a unique view of the mythology o...



  • Probably the oldest known spiritual discipline, shamanism is the timeless art of living in harmony with creation, providing a universal system to work with today, whatever our religion or spiritual affiliation may be. A reflection of a living tradit...



  • The myths and legends of King Arthur and his knights, of the enchanter Merlin, and of their quests and adventures, form one of the greatest cycles of stories ever composed. In this book the most important tales are explored in depth by one of the wor...















  • There have been many books about the Grail, written from many differing standpoints. Some have been practical, some purely historical, others literary, but this is the first Grail book which sets out to help the esoterically inclined seeker through t...




  • Basikasingo It was a name of mystery, of secrecy and of vengeance - the one clue linking a circle of death and duplicity that stretched across the globe... A savage super thriller from a story teller to rival Robert Ludlum....


Complete Series List in Order

The Chronicles of Arthur

Sword of Fire and Ice (Sep-2009)

Henry Hunter

1) Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov (Sep-2016)
2) Henry Hunter and the Cursed Pirates (Mar-2017)

Award-Winning Books by John Matthews

Arthur of Albion
2008 IndieFab Award -- Juvenile Fiction
2008 NAPPA Gold Award -- Ages 6 & Up