Book List in Order: 8 titles


  • New Orleans, 1863 -- occupied and impoverished, yet defiant. The "embarrassed" corpse of a Yankee heiress washes up on a levee. Citizens disappear in the night from the alleys of the French Quarter. Tales of ritual murder taunt the authorities -- as ...



  • Five Yuletide stories spanning a century of American life include the tales of a policeman who must choose between starving strikers and their employer, a World War I army colonel who hosts dinner for war orphans and his troops, a bootlegger who find...



  • A Union general is murdered while recruiting Irish immigrants. His confessed assassin dies "of cholera" before he can be questioned. In defiance of the local priest, a stubborn investigator opens the kilter's grave--and finds the corpse of a young wo...



  • "A true holiday classic from acclaimed author Owen Parry, Our Simple Gifts is a heartwarming collection of four Christmas stories set during the Civil War. A writer whose work has been called, ""gripping"" (Washington Post), ""top-notch"" (Chicago Tr...



  • They found the dead fellow in London, balled up in a basket of eels. Chewed upon he was, and most unsightly. He still had the proper shape of a man, if a bit whittled down and perforated. But he was not handsome on the butcher's table, even though th...



  • Union Major Abel Jones, Welsh immigrant and veteran of Britain's distant wars, survives the battle's slaughter only to face the riddle of a different kind of massacre. Far from the cries and smoke of combat, forty murdered slaves hang at a crossroads...



  • In a snow-swept Northern town, Union officer Major Abel Jones struggles to solve the riddle of Federal agents tortured to death, an act of stunning brutality cloaked in fear and lies. Confronted with murder and madness, sedition and seances, selfless...



  • "It was a dark time, that first autumn of the war. We had no victories and few heroes. The country was impatient with Mr. Lincoln. It seemed we could not bear another blow." A recent immigrant to this land--where American has taken up arms against...





Complete Series List in Order

An Abel Jones Mystery

1) Faded Coat of Blue (Oct-1999)
2) Shadows of Glory (Sep-2000)
3) Call Each River Jordan (Oct-2001)
4) Honor's Kingdom (Jul-2002)
5) Bold Sons of Erin (Aug-2003)
Rebels of Babylon (Mar-2005)

Award-Winning Books by Owen Parry

Honor's Kingdom
2003 Hammett -- Best Novel