Book List in Order: 23 titles

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    DI Christy Kennedy returns in Departing Shadows, a deceit-laden tale of intrigue, which takes him from London to Brighton and back, and into the arms of the West End's most celebrated up-and-coming actress, Nealey Dean. But all's not well in vibrant ...


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    A welcome return for Brendy McCusker.... Charles crafts with such a careful eye on the sparks that can fly-some of them charming, some witty, some downright menacing-between characters who don't happen to see eye to eye, or sometimes even to be opera...


  • Kicking Tin is the story of an English boy who becomes a lead investigator with the NTSB in Washington, DC. Mike Gilham is a tin kicker, an air crash investigator. This is his story. When two planes crash on the same day, Mike Gilham is overloaded wi...


  • "Paul Charles is one of the hidden treasures of British crime fiction.” — John Connolly How would you commit the perfect murder? How far would you go to protect the person you love? London 1967. Five young strangers are thrown together by chance ...


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    A lone building on a small island off Ireland's Donegal coast, St Ernan's is politely known as a "retirement home" for priests. The exiled residents are guilty of such serious offenses as entrepreneurship, criticizing the church, or getting too frien...


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    A lone building on a small island off Ireland's Donegal coast, St Ernan's is politely known as a retirement home for priests. The exiled residents are guilty of such serious offenses as entrepreneurship, criticizing the church, or getting too friendl...


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    In this new series from Paul Charles, formerly retired policeman Brendy McCusker is forced to return to work following his wife's flight to America with their nest-egg. On his first major case in Belfast he partners with DI Lily O'Carroll to locate t...


  • Gillian thought she had been abducted by aliens. Even her husband thought she was insane. The world was never the same again. This is the story of one man's struggle against his past, present and a future that even he could not have believed possible...


  • 'A beautifully written novel about smalltown secrets and the mysteries of the human heart. The Lonesome Heart is Angry may just be Paul Charles's best book yet.' - John ConnollyWhat seems like a routine job for the matchmaker, Michael Gilmour, in a ...






  • This novel about The Playboys of Castle-martin - a big band from the heyday of the show-band era in 1950s Ireland - is at its core, a love story. Written in the style of a band biography that explores the rise and dramatic demise of The Playboys, The...


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    In the tenth book of the acclaimed DI Christy Kennedy series, a successful investment banker is found dead under unusual circumstances. While it looks like the case of an autoerotic escapade gone wrong, Kennedy has other suspicions. After working thr...


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    As the Sweeney clan gathers at Liam Sweeney's farm in County Donegal to celebrate his birthday, the banter and storytelling are abundant. But with the arrival of Inspector Starrett it becomes clear that all is not well with the Sweeneys as the body o...


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    In this ninth Christy Kennedy mystery the methodical, tea-drinking, Irish detective investigates the murder of one of his colleagues. A recently retired Policeman is brutally murdered, tied to a stake at the middle of a Guy Fawkes Day bonfire. Now Ke...


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    Inspector Starrett is in his mid forties, dresses well, likes a pint of Guinness and is a decade into his third career. The locals say he may have a sixth sense: he's not so sure but has been eternally grateful when that special something or other ha...


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    Christy Kennedy is an Ulsterman living in leafy Primrose Hill and working in vibrant Camden Town. He loves the art of detection, he's addicted to the puzzle of the crime. Now, while recuperating from an injury, he is working on a Missing Person case ...



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    A strong, well-done series." - Library Journal. When the butchered and dismembered body of an elderly man is discovered in Camden Town's famous Black Cat Building, Christy Kennedy soon realizes that it was no ordinary murder. Initial investigation pr...


  • Gillian thought she had been abducted by aliens Even her husband thought she was insane. The world was never the same again. This dramatisation is the true story of one man's struggle against his past, present and a future that even he could not have...


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    Should move Charles's series into the top rank of British police procedurals." - Publishers Weekly. "In The Hissing of the Lonely Room the musical tonalities of the writing harmonize with the moody themes of the story." - The New York Times Book Revi...






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    "Paul Charles is one of the hidden treasures of British crime fiction. There is a humanity, wit and compassion in these books, but most of all a fundamental decency to the central characters that makes the reader feel that if this is not always the w...


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    The Camden Town detective must determine the link between two seemingly unrelated murder/mutilations while narrowing down a list of suspects that includes a career criminal, a pop-music group manager, a politician, and a mysterious lady with black li...


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    Paul Charles brings north London alive as he describes the routines and eccentricities of Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy. Kennedy's intimate knowledge of his patch of London, Camden Town, is needed when a body is discovered at the bottom of Rege...


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    When Peter O'Browne, managing director of Camden Town Records disappears, a fire ravages his north London home and his credit card is used in Dorset, DI Christy Kennedy is called in to investigate. As well as investigating a possible murder, the DI a...