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  • Bibliography:
    60 Books - 2 Series
  • First Book:
    October 1990
  • Latest Book:
    August 2022
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Full Series List in Order

Croome Victorian

1 - After She Drowned (Jan-2018)
2 - The Captain's Ward (Mar-2019)
3 - Man's Estate (Mar-2020)

A Kathy West National Park Adventure

1 - Claws (May-2019)
2 - Dragons of Kilauea (Oct-2020)

Book List in Order: 60 titles


  • 'Britain seen through a gun-sight,' said the Literary Review.He's underground, under fire and under pressure.For several years he has been lying low, buried in the urban decay of south-east London, waiting to be called. Now his enemies have smoked hi...



  • After ten years away, ex-boxer Floyd Carter comes back for his brother’s funeral, and to decide what’s to be done with his other brother, the lumbering Ludo whose mental age is barely twelve. But if Ludo knows anything it is that Albie’s death ...



  • Determined to become the right-hand man of London mobster Al Kazan, Tim Hawk is delighted to be put in charge of Kazan's young new bride, just as a full-scale mob war begins to undermine Kazan's criminal empire...



  • Relentless with suspense, dark with menace, this is the gripping story of two brothers on the edge of disaster. When Scott takes part in an armored van robbery and disappears, he is pursued by the very nasty criminals who set it up-and who hope to ge...



  • James has a way with characters. Few are precisely what they seem, and our desire to learn who they really are and what actually happened makes this one a page-turner" - Booklist. It should have been a dream come true. Nick Chance fancied her at scho...



  • At the center of James' intriguingly constructed plot are British-born octogenarian Sidonie Keene and her artist sister, Naomi, who moved in the most elite circles of 1930s German society, regularly socializing with Hitler and other high-level Nazis....



  • If you thought the bloodthirsty Jacobean tragedy, The Changeling, could not be made any more shocking, you haven’t read this version, written by the man Ian Rankin called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’. James cuts to the quick – and in doing...



  • James is one of the UK's finest genre writers." - Booklist. "When it comes to a great story, brilliantly written, Russell James is up there with the very best." - The Guardian. Set in the U.S. and London, Pick Any Title is the new mystery/suspense th...



  • One of the UK's finest genre writers."-Booklist. When a young woman is gruesomely murdered, her friend and fellow reporter Kirsty Rice feels bound to investigate. Just as she enters the murky world of call girls, porn, and internet sex, she discovers...






  • The town of Dry Acres is under the oppression of a crooked alliance between outlaw Mark Grayson and his protector, Mayor and Sheriff Henry Binalt. When the local newspaper editor, Gil Radford, is murdered before he can expose the corruption, his niec...



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    First in the Tom Fortune and Abi Wilde series.In a quiet London street, a gunman holds his little child as hostage until, after a dramatic police siege, the smoke clears to reveal a sickening outcome and Firearms Officer Abi Wilde is suspended. As if...



  • An original collection of six stories from the writer Ian Rankin called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’. James is ‘surely the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ said London’s Times, and although the Encyclopaedia of Modern Crime Fic...




  • ""When beauty's the prizeWhat mortal fears dying?"Tim Hawk plans his assassinations well, rehearsing them with cool detachment, and his professionalism makes him a rising star in Kazan's gang. Hawk's only other interest, an unexpected l"...



  • Betrayal and murder at a country house shooting party. When this story appeared in a characteristically yellow and black Victor Gollancz anthology, 'Crime Yellow', the Times review picked it out as ‘a splendid country house shocker from Russell Jam...



  • Paul’s life is ordinary, until the night he stops his car to take a walk, Stumbling into – and hoping to avoid – a domestic affray, he finds himself the reluctant guardian to a homeless young woman and her shabbily-dressed child. It’s late....



  • From one of Britain’s masters of crime writing, here are two stories to whet your appetite, presented here in bargain-price format. The first, A Piece of Cake, has been anthologised several times already, and tells of the night Terri waited at home...



  • 'On the night Parliament burnt down, a child was conceived out of wedlock, a baby was abandoned, and another thrown into the Thames.' The year is 1834 and J.M.W. Turner is sketching Parliament burn. Unnoticed, a hackney cab drives past, the passenger...



  • Captain Austyn Parsons commands the Aphrodite 3, a methane extraction ship orbiting Venus. But this trip proves less than mundane as flying creatures are sucked through the collection hoses and clog up the vents leading to the ship. This leads Parson...






  • From one of Britain’s masters of crime writing, here are two stories to whet your appetite, presented in bargain-price format. The title story, Lost, introduces the only detective to be given a lead role in a Russell James story (a beguiling charac...






  • Will the film crew discover sunken gold? Will the film star lose to her rival? If they find gold, who will be left alive to share it? Alongside the story of their quest is a tale from the Spanish Armada itself, a tale of love and tragedy, revealed...



  • In this magic shop the magic is real. And the trick is on you. Citrus Glade is a dying town that needs new businesses, but the one that just opened is doing much more harm than good. Stranger Lyle Miller’s magic shop seems to only stock what it...



  • In 1851, Harrison Bartlett boards the brigantine Enchantress, escaping to the East Indies from the painful memory of his late wife. His ship sinks in a Pacific storm. The sole survivor, he washes ashore on a deserted volcanic island. Struggling to su...



  • An up-to-the-minute tragicomedy narrated into an iPhone by Crosby Ravensworth, a 35-year-old executive too busy to scatter his father’s ashes, or to sort out the dysfunctional family he has left behind, or even to decide which of the four women in ...



  • Russell James returns with a second collection of thirteen horrific short stories. • A mysterious pinball machine arrives at the mansion of an aging porn king. He finds that this gift has itself a gift to give. Accepting both may be his last mistak...



  • Will the blood of innocents release the evil trapped at Galaxy Farm? A coven of witches has moved into the tiny town near Galaxy Farm. They know about the evil entity that lies trapped there, and they hope to resurrect it and set it free to renew...



  • The spirits of the dead cry for justice. In the waning days of the Civil War, orphaned teen Jebediah Abernathy has been indentured to one of the most notorious plantations in Mississippi, Beechwood. Ramses, the sadistic overseer, rules completely...






  • A black comedy set in the Swinging Sixties (1963-4) and revealed through the diaries of a doctor – 35 years old and still a virgin – whose curious obsessions drive him to start murdering his patients.Doctor Kristal is picky, pedantic and super-su...






  • Mitchell from my swim team moved in next door and he and his two brothers can't keep their pants on. Mom always told me it's shameful not to keep covered up, but how can I follow Mom's orders when they want me to join them, exposing my willy to entir...



  • I can't believe this new kid Xander. Forced to bunk with each other at Camp Freedom while surrounded by fifty other boys who are all a couple years older, Xander hits me with the strangest question: "Do you like me?" What does he mean by that? Betwee...



  • The entire Naked series in one book. A fantastic collection of three stories, revealing inner thoughts of three different boys coming face-to-face with the scary prospect of being naked. Part One: Naked a Camp Freedom Mitchell’s Story I think I’...



  • As if finding a hidden fort in the woods behind my house wasn't cool enough, I discover my favorite friend Mitchell, who recently moved away, lives just on the other side of the woods. Things get interesting when my cousin Ryder convinces me to make ...



  • "I loved the story so much that I'm eagerly waiting to read more from him. I now have a new favorite book I'll read over and over again." (Five Stars, A Night Owl Top Pick) -Night Owl Reviews on Dark Inspiration "A surreal thrill ride of a read Very...



  • When the mail must get through, leave it to a kangaroo.Meet Roopert - an irresistible little kangaroo - whose adventures delivering the mail almost end in disaster. Only Roopert's best friend Amelia the beetle will give Roopert any chance of deliveri...



  • I don't get it. I ask a couple simple questions: “What is sex?” and “What is jacking off?” And I get riddle involving a jimmy-john, a yahoo, and screaming for Jesus. I guess it's my fault for asking Uncle Dax in the first place. Now, I have t...






  • Do I want to go to Hunter’s sleepover birthday party? With an older sister has gorgeous as Danielle sleeping in the same house, likely barely dressed in a nearby bedroom – heck yeah I do! But the night gets interesting when Hunter’s younger bro...



  • Acclaimed author Russell James delivers nine fantastic time travel short stories: • A psychologist tries to cure an agoraphobic patient of his belief that passing through doorways accelerates time. Can he do it before a construction project brings ...



  • Six thrilling stories of life at the galaxy's edge including an Eddie Kane adventure. - Alien telepaths join with humans in a desperate battle against an encroaching empire. - A teen schemes to join her mother at an orbiting artists' colony. - The se...



  • A dark comedy about hypocrisy. For Ruth’s 100th birthday the family gathers in a remote hotel. They deplore her scandalous past – but might they have worse secrets of their own? Ruth worked at the Windmill in her youth and behind her back is crit...



  • At sixteen, Marissa Anselmo discovers she has a choice. She can live a life above the water or beneath it. Thousands of years ago, sorcerers separated two warring Mediterranean peoples, teleporting satyrs into northern Europe, and submerging the huma...



  • Millions long to break out of quarantine. One man needs to break in. The paleovirus has swept Long Island, turning residents into psychotic killers. A government quarantine traps Patrick in Connecticut, separated from his mother and pregnant sister o...



  • Broke and desperate, paleontologist Grant Coleman gets the chance of a lifetime exploring a long-sealed cave, the fabled home of gigantic creatures. NPS Ranger McKinley Stinson discovers a rancher's prize bull has been butchered by an airborne killer...



  • Passions stir in Victorian England. It is 1891, and in the small country town of Croome where the local lead mine is losing money, the year begins with a tragic drowning.Recently arrived in Croome the new vicar, Matthew Rolfe, has escaped the traged...



  • Paleontologist Grant Coleman and activist Janaina Silva are recruited by Thana Katsoros for a top secret expedition, one in search of a live Apatosaurus on a plateau deep in the Amazonian rain forest. But their plane crashes short of their destinatio...







  • "A masterfully crafted, horrifically powerful story. Expect the unexpected in this deliciously twisted tale." - Cemetery DanceBrian Sheridan may be losing his mind. Asleep, he’s plagued by dreams of murder, women strangled with a red velvet rope th...



  • Coming of age in Victorian England.In 1887, twelve-year-old orphan Lucy Richards is taken secretly into the care of a half-pay captain in an isolated farmhouse several miles from the small town of Croome. Lucy’s mother founded hospitals in India an...




  • Author Russell James went to the local animal shelter to pick out a cat.A cat picked him out instead.Timothy, an orange tabby, came home to join his new sister Mallory. He brought a sense of superiority, a feeling of entitlement, a vendetta against a...



  • In late Victorian England, two fathers must choose between daughters and sons.Man’s Estate, the third in the Croome saga, takes place in 1893 when the story splits between lives in the growing town of Croome and the quite different life in the ...



  • Three hundred years ago, on an isolated island in Long Island Sound, Satan tried to open a doorway to Hell. Now he's returned to finish the task.A black speedboat arrives at the small island community of Stone Harbor. Its mysterious passenger, Joey O...



  • The tranquil forests of Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park hide a dangerous secret. For centuries, fire-breathing dragons have slumbered in the bowels of the volcano Kilauea. But acts of inexplicable arson and horrific murders around the island appear ...



  • Nate Thalmann wants to escape his life as a Prohibition Era bootlegger. He moves with his pregnant wife Alice to the Farallon Island lighthouse, situated on a rocky islet twenty-seven miles off the California coast. Joining three other keepers and th...



  • After five years she’s back: the girl Nick Chance fell for at school. She went on to university, while he stayed in Bristol and tried to make a career in rock groups. Now he plays sax in a jazz/rock group, Blue Delta, due to play for the first ...



  • Evil may soon consume mankind, if the demons have their way.After the death of her father, young Cyndi Fisher travels to Paris to meet the grandfather she never knew. That man turns out to be Father Jack Cahill, a renegade exorcist who was unaware he...



  • A Demon Hunter with a gift that becomes a curse. A Demon that hunts the hunter. A thrilling tale of darkness and vengeance for fans of the TV series 'Supernatural'."A thrilling game of supernatural cat and mouse." - Publishers Weekly"A fast-paced thr...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Russell James has published 60 books.

Russell James does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Demon Dagger, was published in August 2022.

The first book by Russell James, Underground, was published in October 1990.

Yes. Russell James has 2 series.