Book List in Order: 41 titles


  • In the fifth novel of Malcolm Archibald's 19th century detective novels, Sergeant Watters finds himself overwhelmed with three simultaneous cases. With a case of poisoning, a series of child kidnappings and somebody with a seeming dislike to clocks a...



  • Kent, England, 1762.  Bloody smuggling wars are raging on England's southern coast. It's a time of daring men and bold women, and deadly skirmishes between rival gangs and the law. John Smith, a man both hanged and drowned, returns to his home v...



  • Afghanistan, 1880. Major Jack Windrush of the 113th Foot is given a mission to convince Batoor Khan to support the new Amir. However, when a rival to the Afghan throne, Ayub Khan, appears to threaten a British garrison, Jack joins the army sent to re...



  • Caribbean, 1762. With the French in Canada defeated, the focus of Sergeant Hugh MacKim's war shifts to the West Indies. Still with Kennedy's Rangers, a French privateer captures his ship off the Bahamas, and the French captain murders the crew. From ...



  • When Sergeant George Watters is assigned to a scuttling case, he thinks he can solve it in a few days. Instead, he discovers a connection to a string of burglaries of high-value shops and hotels across Dundee. Things take a turn for the worse when on...



  • In the ninth book in the Jack Windrush series of military novels, Jack and the 113th Foot join the British invasion of Afghanistan in 1878, trying to counter an alleged Russian threat. Training the young battalion for the trials he know will come, Ja...



  • Canada, 1759. After the capture of Quebec in the Seven Years War, Corporal Hugh MacKim of the 78th Highlanders attempts to desert the British army. But when Hugh is caught in an ambush, his loved one, Tayanita, is mortally wounded by a tall, tattooed...



  • A compelling introduction to the whaling and sealing industry in Northeast Scotland's Moray Firth, Malcolm Archibald's A Wild Rough Lot will guide you through the trade's history, dangers and successes. Beginning with a brief look at the geography an...



  • Dundee, 1860s. Sergeant George Watters and his team investigate the murder of a local banker, found dead on the 13th tee of a local golf course. Illicit prizefighters, merchants and prostitutes all seem to be somehow connected to the murder, and even...







  • Dance If Ye Can is an introduction to the huge variety of battles fought in Scotland, or fought by the Scots in the nearly nine hundred years when they were an independent nation. The first part of the book serves as an introduction to Scottish histo...



  • In the seventh book in the Windrush series, Jack is sent to infiltrate the Fenian Brotherhood, who are threatening to cause mutiny in the British Army. The journey will take him from deepest England to Ireland and across the Atlantic to the United St...



  • After surviving the Battle of Culloden in 1746, young Hughie MacKim swears a blood oath to avenge the murder of his brother. Trained as an infantryman in Fraser's Highlanders, Hugh joins the Army himself and follows the trail across the horror of war...



  • Shipwrecked on the African coast, Major Jack Windrush and his wife Mary find themselves embroiled in a war, as the Ashantis attack the British colony of the Gold Coast. While Jack leads a company of the West India Regiment, Mary tries to help the ref...



  • After her adventures around the world, Melcorka the Swordswoman has returned to her homeland of Alba. Facing war on two fronts, the High King of Alba orders Melcorka to hunt down and defeat the Butcher - a savage who wields Loki's Sword. Fightin...



  • Scotland, 1811. Coming from the Highlands to Edinburgh in search of a husband, Alison Lamont finds herself in all sorts of trouble. Thrown out of a fashionable ball for a stolen kiss, Alison flees from a riot in the notorious Old Town and meets Willi...



  • Murders, riots, strikes and runaway horses, Midlothian in the 18th and 19th centuries was an interesting place to live. This book introduces the reader to the hard lives of the colliers, the birth of the rural police force and the impact the army had...



  • From hunting pickpockets in London omnibuses and ghosts in Hesse Square, Sergeant Watters and Detective Silver are led into the notorious Wild Geese public house, and a tangled mystery that involves the murder of a guardsman and the vivacious wife of...



  • Years after leaving the 113th Foot, Jack Windrush is sent to the Northwest Frontier of India to investigate reports of gun-running among the Pashtun tribes. When he discovers that the reports are not only true, but run deeper than initially believed,...



  • Dundee, Scotland, 1862. After the mill of businessman Matthew Beaumont burns to the ground, Detective Sergeant George Watters is sent to investigate. Soon, George discovers that this is not the first property that has been targeted. When a man is fou...







  • Melcorka and Bradan are returning from Cahokia. Their plans change abruptly when a storm sends them hundreds of miles off course. After their encounter with the demon Kanaima, Bradan notices something strange in Melcorka's behavior. After countless d...



  • Jack Windrush is still in India during the late stages of the Indian Mutiny. Tired of war, he has to obey orders when Colonel Hook orders him to hunt down a mysterious female warrior named Jayanti. Soon, Jack's company of the 113th Foot shares in the...



  • Captain Jack Windrush and the the infamous 113th Foot are assigned to India, just before the Indian Mutiny breaks out.Returning from a five-day march with his company, Jack finds that the sepoys have rebelled and massacred their officers, and most of...



  • Captain Jack Windrush and the infamous 113th Foot are assigned to India, just before the Indian Mutiny breaks out. Returning from a five-day march with his company, Jack finds that the sepoys have rebelled and massacred their officers, and most of th...



  • Sailing west across the Atlantic, Melcorka and Bradan encounter a strange woman entombed within an iceberg.On her is a headband decorated with the symbol of a falcon. Soon after, they meet a fleet of Norse ships and set sail with them towards the New...



  • It's 1854, and the 113th Foot is commissioned to Sevastopol during the Crimean War. While the great storm of November 1854 rages, Jack and his friend Ben, a naval officer, are rescuing survivors from a wrecked ship. Jack soon finds out that one of t...



  • Fresh from the campaign against the Norse, Melcorka the Swordswoman is unsettled. She wishes revenge on Egil the Norseman for the death of her mother, yet knows that Defender, her magic sword, cannot kill without cause. After Bradan the Wanderer, he...



  • Malta, 1854. Jack and his disreputable 113th Foot are stationed in Crimea. A lieutenant in British Army's worst regiment, Jack hankers for recognition to regain his true station in life.At the Battle of the Alma, Jack is sent to General Campbell of t...



  • When Detective Sergeant James Mendick is sent to find the Duke of Mathon’s stolen yacht, he soon realises that this is no ordinary case. Trapped aboard a mysterious ship sailing the South Atlantic, he finds himself in a world of cut-throats, crimin...



  • Melcorka thought she was an ordinary young woman from the Isles. She was wrong. The Norse thought they could conquer Scotland. They were wrong. After her homeland comes under attack by an invading horde, Melcorka abandons her life of luxury and choos...







  • It is the year 1915, and the British and Ottoman Empires clash in a deadly struggle in the Middle East. Tasked with keeping the Ottomans out of Suez Canal, Major Andrew Selkirk discovers that his real assignment is to retrieve a Bengali spy working f...



  • Burmese War, 1852. Unable to join the famous Royal Malverns, Jack Windrush is commissioned into the despised 113th Foot. Determined to rise in the ranks by making a name for himself, he is sent with a small detachment of the 113th to join the Britis...



  • In 14th century Scotland, Fergus Scott of Eildon travels north to investigate reports of a malevolent force and encounters the ferocious Alistair Mor. Drawn into battle against enchantment and death, Fergus is aided by the lovely but quick-tempered S...



  • It's 1806 and the Napoleonic Wars are raging across Europe as engineer Jack Tarver and his new wife Bethany set off for Malta, tasked with building a new road to a harbour of refuge. However, their voyage is anything but plain sailing as they battle ...



  • The second book in the Mendick Mystery Series. Following "The Darkest Walk", when Sergeant Mendick is sent to Dundee to collect a prisoner, he expects a speedy return to London but instead an unfortunate turn of events see him retained to help solve ...



  • When New Yorker Irene Armstrong loses in the final of a television reality show to become top business woman Rhondda Manning's successor she believes her dreams of success are over. The very next day she is given a second chance by Ms Manning if she ...



  • Set in 1848, Darkest Walk of Crime sees recently promoted Detective Mendick sent on his first case. Disturbing new evidence suggests the working class Chartist movement is seeking violent action after years of oppression and the defeat in Parliament ...



  • A thrilling new adventure for Matthew Pryde - 1805. England is in the midst of her war with France. Matthew Pryde, engineer at a coal mine in Kent, is regarded as the perfect spy to send across the English Channel to investigate rumours that the Fren...



  • A young man's search for the truth . . .Northumberland, 1803: Matthew Pryde, a young engineer, is sent to a small coastal village to persuade the local landowner that a lighthouse must be built to prevent the high number of fatal shipwrecks that occu...








  • An introduction to the field of sealore and the collected wisdom and superstition of seafarers. A creator of colourful characters, seafaring has a vast and fascinating history where every voyage could be an adventure. This book captures a fragment of...



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    Dundee, Escócia, 1862. Depois que a fábrica do empresário Matthew Beaumont é arrasada em um incêndio, o sargento-detetive George Watters é enviado para investigar. Logo, George descobre que esta não é a primeir...


Complete Series List in Order

Detective Watters

1) The Fireraisers (Mar-2019)
2) The Atlantic Street Murder (Jul-2020)
3) Murdered On The 13th (Dec-2020)

Jack Windrush

1) Windrush (Mar-2016)
2) Crimea (Sep-2016)
3) Blood Price (Feb-2017)
4) Cry Havelock (Oct-2017)
5) Jayanti's Pawns (May-2018)
6) Warriors of God (Jul-2019)
7) Agent Of The Queen (Aug-2020)
8) The City Of Dreadful Death (Aug-2020)
9) Beyond The Frontier (Apr-2021)
10) Farewell To Afghanistan (Dec-2021)

Matthew Pryde

Pryde's Rock (Mar-2007)
Pryde and the Infernal Device (Feb-2009)

The Rise of an English Lawbreaker

1) Dancing (Jan-2022)

The Swordswoman

1) The Swordswoman (Aug-2016)
2) The Shining One (Feb-2017)
3) Falcon Warrior (Jul-2017)
4) Melcorka of Alba (Jan-2019)
5) Loki's Sword (Aug-2020)

Warrior's Path

1) Blood Oath (Aug-2020)
2) Edge Of Reason (Apr-2021)
3) A Sacrifice of Pawns (Sep-2021)