Book List in Order: 58 titles


  • In the cavernous halls of Buckingham Palace, a series of pranks lead to murder in this mystery by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson Princess Louise and her father, King Victor II of England, agree that life has become painfully dull. When she’...



  • Can a child defeat a frozen giant and bring summer back to Apple Island? It's the last night of a family's holiday on a tropical island filled with black beaches, sweetfruit, and red-necked looby birds. Their final adventure is to climb the islan...



  • When the town clock stops, a colony of telepathic mice comes to the rescue Unthinkable! The Branton Town Hall Clock has stopped! The intricately carved turret clock had attracted tourists from all over the world. Every day six small bells would c...



  • A war behind him, a child soldier tries to learn the ways of peace Paul remembers nothing from before the conflict. Twelve years old, he is not a child. He is a warrior one of a handful of elite commandos who live only to fight the corrupt government...



  • A blind boy and his brother set out on a motorcycle in search of their ghost-hunting grandfather It all starts with the postman. Jake cannot see the mail, but he is an excellent listener, and he can tell by the sound the mail makes when it hits the f...



  • For one young boy, a box full of nothing is a ticket to adventure While skipping school, James sees his mother on the street. He ducks inside an abandoned store, where an aged shopkeeper asks what he wants to buy. When James says nothing, the old man...



  • Emma is spending the summer with her Scottish cousins—who are wonderful material for her attempt to win the School Prize for most interesting holiday diary. The cousins, lofty Andy, reserved Fiona, and fierce Roddy, are experimenting with their gran...



  • A thrilling new adventure for young adults by internationally celebrated and prizewinning author, Peter Dickinson. Nigel's father is the British ambassador in Dirzhan, a small country up among the mountains way out east. It has one foot in the middle...



  • Letta begins to take an interest in Varina, the tiny Balkan state where her parents grew up. But after the collapse of communism the nation calls for independence, and Letta's enthusiasm for her parent's culture leads her to discover just how fragile...







  • Praise for Peter Dickinson's children's books:"One of the real masters of children's literature."—Philip Pullman"Peter Dickinson is a national treasure."—The Guard-ian"Magnificent. Peter Dickinson is the past-master story-teller of our day."—Th...



  • Alfredo, a choir boy in 18th-century Italy, loses his family in a fire, and his mysterious Uncle Giorgio spirits him away to their ancestral home below a volcano. There he learns that Uncle Giorgio is the Master of the Mountain; he can control the vo...



  • ONCE THE 24 MOST powerful magicians in the Empire pledged to use their magic only to protect the people. But the promise that bound them has now corrupted them. They have become a single terrible entity with a limitless desire for domination. Only th...



  • An unusual and moving story about the magical bond between a boy and his grandfather.Does it just happen that Gavin and Grandad see the seal while they are fishing in the harbor? Just happen that Grandad talks about the selkies, the seal people who c...



  • Tilja has grown up in the peaceful Valley, which is protected from the fearsome Empire by an enchanted forest. But the forest’s power has begun to fade and the Valley is in danger. Tilja is the youngest of four brave souls who venture into the Empi...




  • Harrowing Suspense in the Most Unexpected PlacesParalyzed by a debilitating illness, 90-year-old Rachel Matson finds herself confronted by a disturbing mystery -- one that begins when a 19th-century pistol that belonged to her husband pops up on Anti...



  • The Kin, traveling across a treacherous marsh in search of a new home in prehistoric times, come under attack from ferocious new enemies, and depend on Mana, a gentle young girl, to help them achieve peace. Simultaneous....



  • Davy Price, a boy with erratic telepathic powers, finds himself in touch with the mind of a violent criminal, with whom his irresponsible father is also somehow involved. Originally published in 1973, this thrilling tale is from the writer whom Phili...



  • Just when her world is rocked by earthquakes and her tribe is stalked by a demonic lion, a prehistoric girl loses her power to contact the spirit of the Moonhawk, which comes to her in her dreams to guide her. Simultaneous....







  • When the leader of the Moonhawk Kin, a prehistoric people, leaves four orphans to die, Suth and Noli run away to save them from a rival tribe, a task that requires Suth to make the transition from boy to man. Simultaneous....




  • ONE JOURNEY, FOUR VOICES .. . It is Africa, 200,000 years ago. Six children are cut I off from their family group, the Moonhawk Kin, when they are driven from their home--their Good Places--by violent strangers. Now, alone, living by their wits an...



  • In four haunting stories, kindred souls reach out across time, space, and magical barriers to rescue and transform each other. In the first story, "The Spring," a boy finds a world beyond the one in which he was born. In "Touch and Go," an elderly ma...



  • Chuck is Danielle's dog, a whippet who isn't just timid—she's terrified, convinced that everything is coming to get her. But Danielle's sure that Chuck will save the universe one day. In seven funny stories, Chuck does her best to make Danielle's d...



  • Two parallel stories present a young prehistoric female who is instrumental in advancing her people and a modern-day girl who joins her father, a paleontologist, in discovering important fossil remains in Africa. Reprint....



  • Wild, handsome Gerry Grantworth died mysteriously in the locked, gas-filled Yellow Room at Blatchards, the famous Vereker mansion. He had been the greatest passion of Lucy, one of the five beautiful Vereker sisters, and the best friend of her lover, ...



  • While looking after her grandson at a London play center, Poppy Tasker is disturbed by the arrival of a mysterious who seems intensely interested in her young grandson, and her life is further thrown into turmoil by the discovery of a corpse near the...



  • "A Phoenix Award winner from the Children''s Literature Association.This steady, sober hostage story is not quite a thriller . . . but anyone . . . can be engaged by the argument and enveloped in Dickinson''s carefully textured citadel.""- Kirkus Re...



  • A New York Times Notable Book: CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson revisits his alternate British monarchy, ensnaring the imagined royal family in a dark conspiracy of kidnapping, politics, scandal, and murder Britain’s beloved Princess Lou...







  • Eva wakes... She has been in a coma for eight months after a horrifying accident. She hears her mother murmer, `It`s all right. You`re going to be all right.` But there`s something terrible in the voice... Eva has changed. From now on she must live l...





  • The twisted circumstances surrounding an unspeakable crime, an old man’s fortune, and a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest come to light four decades on in this masterful tale of greed, deception, and murder by CWA Gold Dagger winner...



  • Although grudgingly aware that ten-year-old Pinkie has extraordinary powers to heal, sixteen-year-old Barry becomes increasingly convinced that she is an unwilling participant at the healing sessions run by her enterprising stepfather....




  • "Long-awaited new editions of Peter Dickinson''s cult classicsEngland in the future - but an England that is less rather than more civilised. This is the time of The Changes - a time when people, especially adults, have grown to hate machines and ret...



  • In this evocative tale of suspense from CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson, a British diplomat’s wife in Nigeria inadvertently precipitates a senseless tragedy, and six decades later, her son becomes caught up in a maelstrom of violent poli...





  • This brilliant crime novel by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson is set in the Caribbean, where a researcher becomes trapped like a rodent in a maze When it comes to his rats, David Foxe is an expert. He decides when they eat, when they exercise...







  • "''Peter Dickinson is my own chosen demigod in the pantheon of crime fiction.''-Laurie R. KingFor best-selling author Lady Margaret, the past is no longer a pleasant memory. Her first lover''s mysterious death and the seeming inevitability of her inh...



  • When Theodore’s safe, predictable world is destroyed, his life—and his faith—are in danger Thirteen-year-old Theodore has lived in China all his life and never felt terror, until his father’s missionary settlement is attacked ...



  • A seemingly innocuous inquiry leads a successful novelist to recall longsuppressed childhood memories of "Mad Molly" Benison and the tragedy, trauma, and violent death that happened forty years earlier...



  • Increasingly nasty practical jokes, culminating in murder, upset the routine of Buckingham Palace and provoke King Victor II, M.D., his Spanish-born queen, the vegetarian Prince of Wales, and lovely Princess Louise to beware the royal family skeleton...



  • At the Renewal of the King's Soul, Tron, young priest of Gdu, takes the sacrificial blue hawk from the Temple of O and Sa, thereby establishing a special relationship with the King, the Hawk God, and his fellow priests...




  • In this mystery from CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson, a landlady discovers a corpse beneath her crowded London boardinghouse A sturdy young woman with a knack for home repair and a practical sense of Marxism, Lydia is renovating her London tow...



  • Forty years after the last of the Countess of Snailwood's fashionable political house parties, a move to repair her fantastic clock reconnects the sole survivor of those waltz-filled weekends with newly perceived, tragic events and people...



  • Take a medieval Arab kingdom, add a ruler who wants to update the kingdom’s educational facilities, include a somewhat reserved English research psycholinguist (an Oxford classmate of the ruler) invited to pursue his work on animal communicatio...



  • In 1926 the British government was worried about revolution. Two million people are about to go on strike and class warfare is about to erupt. Tom Hankey is caught between his love for Judy, a bright young thing, and Kate, a fireball agitator. Brough...







  • CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson is back: Now-retired Scotland Yard superintendent James Pibble isn’t about to go quietly into the night—not when there’s a murder case or two (or three) to solve At Flycatchers, a well-to-do n...





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    GREEN IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S SKIN The Irish were having green-skinned babies, until they all were "wearing of the green" permanently! The Scots kept right up with them and turned green too! And the Welsh, being fellow Celtics, also became ...



  • In this gripping novel by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson, the survivor of a manor-house crime delves into the past to solve a mystery At the elegant English manor known as Snailwood, tourists come daily to hear decades-old gossip about th...



  • A strange malady afflicts the children of McNair House in this British mystery featuring former Scotland Yard superintendent James Pibble, from CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson Recently given the sack by Scotland Yard, James Pibble arrives at M...



  • Scotland Yard detective James Pibble travels to a remote Scottish island to free an old man from a dangerous cult of self-proclaimed saints and saviors in this mystery by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson Ninety-two-year-old Sir Francis Francis ...



  • Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year: Peter Dickinson targets England’s upper classes in this murderous and strikingly original theme-park mystery Tourists are waiting in line for entry into the world of Old England, a...



  • Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger: Scotland Yard’s James Pibble puzzles over the murder of a pygmy tribesman in the middle of London in this “first class” mystery (The Times Literary Supplement). Oddball cases are James Pibble’s specialty. But th...



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Complete Series List in Order

The Changes Trilogy

1) Devil's Children (May-1986)

James Pibble

1) The Glass-sided Ant's Nest (1968)
2) The Old English Peep Show (1969)
3) The Sinful Stones (Jun-1970)
4) Sleep and His Brother (1971)
5) Lizard in the Cup (1972)
6) One Foot in the Grave (1979)

Ropemaker

1) The Ropemaker (Oct-2003)
2) Angel Isle (Oct-2007)

Multi-Author Series List

Magicquest

5) Tulku (Feb-1984)

Award-Winning Books by Peter Dickinson

Eva
1992 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 9-12
Tulku
1979 Carnegie Medal -- Children's