Book List in Order: 59 titles

  • At fourteen years of age Carlo de Rudio fought in the war for independence of Italy, the Risorgimento. With the collapse of the revolution he was persuaded to join in at attempt to assassinate Emperor Louis Napoleon. When the attempt failed he was ar...


  • When Charles Fresnay investigates a murder on his first day as parish constable he finds opposition from locals and magistrates but nevertheless decides to pursue his enquiries. What he does not realise is that the reasons for the killing are rooted ...


  • D.C.I. Cardinal’s plans to smash the gang of his old adversary Gus Clifford are thwarted by the discovery of a dead man in Northumberland. He assigns D.S. Grout to investigate the murder while he continues to lead the hunt for Clifford. Grout’s i...


  • A successful Englishman flees to America to escape his hidden past—only to get himself into deeper, more dangerous waters in New York Edwin James reaches the height of his professional career in the law when, on the brink of being knighted, legal ...


  • As his rise in the legal profession accelerates, Edwin James seeks to further enhance his prospects by obtaining a seat in Parliament. However, James finds that he must first act as an election agent in what is quickly seen as the most corrupt electi...


  • Henry Jones ought to have been good for something more than working as a scaffolder on a building site. He had a degree, the offer of a job, a girl-friend only too eager to settle down to Welsh respectability. Yet he deliberately turned aside. Instea...


  • The discovery of a dead man at Chesters Fort meant that CI Cardinal's plans to smash the gang of his old adversary Clifford were thwarted. He assigns DS Grout to investigate the murder while he co-ordinates the hunt for gang-leader Clifford. The inve...


  • A TRAIL OF SHADOWS… It's the chance of two lifetimes for antiquities expert Arnold Landon. He's tracked down an ancient, long-vanished statuette of Artemis straight to one of Europe's most infamous art thieves. Finding the piece for an artifact-...


  • When Eric Ward and Sharon Owen defend suspected serial killer Raymond Conroy, they win an acquittal on a technicality, thus incurring the wrath of CI Charlie Spate. Ward has no desire to act further for Conroy when the man decides to remain in the no...






  • Asked to advise on the antiques collection of a mysterious widow, Arnold Landon enlists the aid of an old friend, Carmela Cacciatore of the Carabinieri Art Squad. He soon finds himself drawn into the investigation of an antiquities smuggling operatio...


  • Everything was going well for Ben South and his partner. With the signed contract for the Cornelius hotel chain in their pocket, their future looked bright. Then a letter arrived and overnight everything changed. Seven years earlier, South's young wi...


  • As executor of Colonel Delamere’s estate, Eric Ward is required to deliver to the Foreign Office a sealed envelope and an Anubis statuette in the event of the Colonel’s death. But Delamere dies at the hands of burglars and the statuette, passed t...


  • A surprising offer from a Chinese businessman leads archaeologist Arnold Landon into the world of a corrupt, centuries-old criminal organization known as the Syndicate of the Ghost Shadow. While the lives of two female colleagues are at risk, Arnold ...


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    Tyneside solicitor Eric Ward has a new client: Dieter Barschel, an ex-professional footballer charged with drug dealing at a Newcastle racecourse. In managing to secure bail for his client, Eric precipitates another murder investigation, this time wi...


  • Archaeologist Arnold Landon's attendance at a conference in Rome leads him into the world of professional grave robbers, when he stumbles upon a revenge killing in the Etruscan city of the dead. Back in less glamorous Northumberland, DCI O'Connor has...


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    Solicitor Eric Ward maintains a small criminal practice on Newcastle’s Quayside. This simple life, however, is soon to change. Eric’s reluctant attendance at an annual dinner leads him to meet Ben Shaw, a merchant banker who seems to know an awfu...


  • The wind in Headhunter is a chilling one, and Arnold Landon may require a good deal more than archeological know-how in solving a case that could quite literally be the death of him. Here, the headless torso of a child has been fished out of the Tyne...


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    Following the devastating impact of foot-and-mouth disease, hill-farmer Paddy Fenton is facing financial ruin. When a casual acquaintance offers to lease one of his outbuildings for cash, the temptation of making a little money on the side is too goo...


  • Winter storms and a landslide have uncovered an ancient sea cave on the Northumbrian coast and, escaping the tensions of his difficult relationship with his director and her beautiful assistant, archaeologist Arnold Landon takes time out to probe its...






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    Newcastle-based lawyer Eric Ward is surprised when an important local shipping firm, Goldsteins, pay him a large retainer to do some work for them. Goldstein’s have their own in-house legal team so Ward can’t understand why they have come to him ...


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    When Eric Ward agrees to represent the interests of a protest group campaigning against a local industrial waste-disposal site, he cannot anticipate that his involvement will land him directly in the firing line once more. An explosion at the plant l...


  • The discovery of a headless corpse at sea causes police enquiries to concentrate on drug smuggling in the north east of England, but archaeologist Arnold Landon has his own problem to solve. An ultimatum from his long term girlfriend has left him wit...


  • What appears to be a simple land dispute turns deadly in this smart new mystery that takes archaeologist Arnold Landon to the ancient Pentire Woods in rural Northumberland and calls upon all his considerable intelligence and abundant knowledge of his...


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    Eric Ward thinks he is happily married -- until he discovers that his wife, Anne, has been spending rather too much time with a business associate. Suspicious and angry, Ward finds comfort in the arms of a beautiful stranger. But when his new lover i...


  • This book is an absorbing blend of archaeological mystery and modern-day murder from the ever-popular Roy Lewis. The sudden death of the Director of the Museums Department, Simon Brent-Ellis, throws the Department into greater than usual turmoil. The...


  • An Arnold Landon mystery novelWhen Arnold Landon's ambitious boss, Karen Stannard, is suspended pending the result of an official inquiry, she holds Landon responsible. Which makes for a degree of tension in the air at Haggburn Hall, where they have ...


  • An Arnold Landon mystery novel.It is over a hundred years since workers clearing the way for a new railway through the remote Ravenstone Fell stumbled across an ancient burial site. Now the railway itself is obsolete, serving a ghost community, and d...


  • An ingenious reconstruction of an episode in English social and religious history, based in the mid-Victorian era at the time of the Great Exhibition. A medley of figures, the good and the great, flit across the stage. These, and the ambience of the ...


  • An Arnold Landon mystery novel.At the request of his friend Dr Rena Williams, Arnold Landon is delegated to help out at a Romano-Celtic burial dig at Garrigill, and, after a dinner party given by local landowner Stephen Alston, soon realizes that pre...







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    When Arnold Landon of the Department of Museums and Antiquities discovers an important forgery, a local politician invites him to join a secret society inspired by the fourteenth-century Knights Templar. Soon after Landon declines the invitation, the...


  • Here is a typical Stone Age family, reimagined by Roy Lewis in this hilarious novel as characters in some glittering drawing-room comedy. Father, who has a scientific turn of mind, has just discovered fire. Mother makes sure the children finish suppe...



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    Assigned to finish a research project started by a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared, antiquities expert Arnold Landon travels to Northumberland where he picks up the trail of the missing man and decides to investigate...


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    The arrival of Malaysian businessman Simon Chan in the North-East brought the prospect of business for Morcomb Estates and an assignment for solicitor Eric Ward: find the missing executive Harry Staughton. At the same time he was given another task b...


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    Planning officer Arnold Landon begins to research a book about his hobby, medieval architecture, but when the writer of the book is murdered, Landon is suspended from his job, and must clear his name before the real killer finds him...


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    Planning officer Arnold Landon discovers a body in an abandoned church rumored to be the center for the revival of a medieval cult, but when a second murder flares community tensions, Landon suspects that modern evil lurks behind ancient supersition...


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    Eric Ward, solicitor and part-time director of a merchant bank, saw no reason why he should not listen when an attractive female chairman of a company facing a management buy-out approached him for advice. When there was a rival bid Eric discovered t...


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    Soliciter sleuth Eric Ward must advise on a questionable financial maneuver at work, and defend the advisor on his wife's estate against a murder charge, and soon finds the two episodes connected by more than coincidence...







  • When a clash of interests concerning a planning application results in a violent death, Senior Planning Officer, Arnold London, becomes embroiled in a chilling murder investigation. Little does Arnold know that his assistant's secret attendance at an...


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    1988, mass market paperback reprint edition, Critic's Choice, NY. 208 pages. Most interesting suspense novel about an investigator who goes to Spain to check out an insurance claim for a ship sunk in Spanish waters....


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    After the operation to repair his diseased eyes, Eric Ward is left with clear vision, but a sense of time and place that is greatly altered-a blurred reality. He now finds himself in a world where the kidnapping of a child can be seen as life-threate...


  • Called in to catalogue the library of a medieval manor about to be sold to an American conglomerate, antiquarian Arnold Landon finds himself embroiled in property disputes, corporate politics, and murder...



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    Solicitor and former police officer Eric Ward, recovering from a serious eye opera¬tion, is delighted by the offer of a new, high-paying job. Employed by a successful entrepreneur to negotiate contracts on his behalf, Ward is determined to overcome ...


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    An Eric Ward mysteryIn the eyes of solicitor Eric Ward therewas something odd about Arthur Egan's life and death.But Ward was a former police inspector, and trained to be suspicious.Egan's estate comprised a large sum, to goto an heir no-one knew he ...


  • Crime was the last thing Durham solicitor Frank Hales had ever expected to be embroiled in, yet from the moment he got the news that his senior partner had vanished after milking a trust fund, he was plunged into an unfamiliar world. He found his mis...


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    Inspector Crow is investigating the murder of caravan site manager Chuck Lindop. There had been a lot of comings and goings at the site, and many of those involved had a grudge against Chuck. There had also been a spate of burglaries in which Chuck m...


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    The woman whose body was found down a South Wales coal mine was a stranger to those parts. She had come from the north-east in search of a missing husband, and with the help of an enquiry agent had found him. It does not take the local police long to...


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    Charlie Rutland specialized in scandal-hunting. As a journalist on a smart magazine, his job was to search out anything that could be turned into a good smear story. Then, while carrying out some 'investigations' in Yorkshire, his career came to an a...


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    Solicitor Charles Lendon wasn't exactly the most popular person in the small town of Canthorpe. The ruthless pursuit of his career and the local ladies, and the closure of the right of way through his land, had made him many enemies. So when he was f...


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    Robert Fanshaw, one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, was not expecting trouble on his visit to Burton Polytechnic until he found himself caught up in a student demonstration and the discovery of the body of the Principal's pretty secretary in ...


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    Peter Marlin is prime suspect following his wife's murder. After all, she had only just returned home after an unexplained absence of several months, during which time Peter had taken up with someone else. Inspector Crow of Scotland Yard arrives to m...