Book List in Order: 15 titles


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    A bloody death of an actress during a theatre show has DI Gilchrist and DS Heap investigate . . . but was it a bizarre accident or a deliberate attack? During a theatre performance Detective Inspector Sarah Gilchrist is reluctantly attending, bloo...



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    DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap are called in when the body of a man is found floating in a lake belonging to a reclusive ex-Hollywood actress. When Major Richard Rabbitt, owner of a large estate in Sussex, is found floating in a lake belongin...



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    A body found stabbed repeatedly outside the local lido leads DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap into an intriguing new case. With the local lido under threat of closure by ruthless businesswoman Alison Sutherland, the Save the Salthaven Lido camp...



  • An "accidental" death during a fencing match in New York and the definitely not accidental stabbing with a sabre of the promoter of the match in - of all places - Ramsbottom in Lancashire cannot be connected, surely? Nick Madrid, fencer, yoga practit...



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    A macabre discovery beneath Brighton’s Royal Pavilion has links to the horrors of Pol Pot’s Cambodia in this absorbing mystery Ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is hoping to ease gently into his new role as Brighton’s first Police Commissioner bu...



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    Brighton’s murderous past and criminal present are intriguingly combined in this absorbing thriller. Something strange is in the Brighton air around newly-promoted Detective Inspector Sarah Gilchrist. A body is found inside a burnt Wicker, a pai...



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    The truth will out. Thriller writer Victor Tempest is dead and his son, the disgraced ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts, is discovering what really happened in the unsolved Brighton Trunk Murder of 1934. At the same time, DS Sarah Gilchrist has a lead tha...



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    The new gripping mystery following City of Dreadful Night - A man impaled on the South Downs. Another skinned alive. A skeleton found beneath the West Pier, its feet encased in concrete. Brighton has been invaded. But this is no mere power struggle b...



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    First gripping mystery in the Brighton Trilogy July 1934. A woman’s torso is found in a trunk at Brighton railway station’s left luggage office. Her identity is never established, her killer never caught. But someone is keeping a diary... ...







  • “Guttridge’s series is among the funniest and sharpest in the genre, with a level of intelligence often lacking in better-known fare.”—Balitmore Sun“[The] Nick Madrid mysteries are nothing if not addictively, insanely entertaining . . . but...



  • “Brilliant one-liners, lightning action, lots of suspense and very funny—self-deprecating Madrid is fast becoming my favorite hero.”—Good Housekeeping (UK)Journalist Nick Madrid finds himself up the proverbial creek—the Amazon—without a p...



  • When gentle journalist Nick Madrid’s foray into stunt work on a low-budget pirate movie finds him fighting for his life with modern-day pirates (their motto: "shoot first, you won’t need to ask questions later"), equally ruthless salvage divers (...



  • “The satire is spot on. . . . There’s a pinch of Pratchett, a drop of Hiaasen and a deep affection for the worst of Fleet Street, but the result is all Guttridge.”—The Guardian“I enjoyed the book immensely. Should make anyone smile, with th...



  • “This sparkling debut fires volleys of one-liners . . . Romping good stuff.”—Daily Mail“An original and highly readable debut for journalist-turned-gumshoe, Nick Madrid. But a word of warning: never let this man house-sit if you value your pe...




Complete Series List in Order

Brighton

1) City of Dreadful Night (Dec-2010)
2) The Last King of Brighton (Jun-2011)
3) The Thing Itself (Aug-2012)
4) The Devil's Moon (Sep-2013)
5) Those Who Feel Nothing (Sep-2014)
6) Swimming with the Dead (Aug-2019)
7) The Lady of the Lake (Mar-2020)
8) Butcher's Wood (Jul-2021)

A Nick Madrid Mystery

No Laughing Matter (Sep-2004)
A Ghost of a Chance (Jan-2005)
Cast Adrift (Apr-2005)
Two To Tango (May-2005)
The Once and Future Con (Oct-2005)