David Williams
David Williams (1926-2003) was a Welsh author of crime fiction novels. His series included the Mark Treasure and the Inspector Parry series. Williams studied at Hereford Cathedral School and St. John’s College, Oxford. In the middle of university, he went off to serve as an officer with the Royal Navy during World War II. Williams would go on to as a medical copywriter until a stroke caused him to become a crime writer instead. He had already started writing crime fiction in his spare time.

David Williams’ first novel was Unholy Writ, which was published in 1976. He wrote a total of 23 novels, with the last one being the 2003 novel Practise to Deceive. Below is a list of David Williams’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Mark Treasure Books


Unholy Writ(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure by Degrees(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure Up in Smoke(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder for Treasure(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Copper, Gold and Treasure(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure Preserved(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Advertise for Treasure(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Advent(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wedding Treasure(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure in Roubles(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Divided Treasure(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure in Oxford(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holy Treasure!(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prescription for Murder(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure by Post(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planning on Murder(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Banking on Murder(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Parry Books


Last Seen Breathing(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Prodigal(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead in the Market(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Terminal Case(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Suicide Intended(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Practise to Deceive(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Criminal Intentions(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


From Kinglake to Kabul(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omnibus Books


Bulls, Blood and Passion / Sinful Ones(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The anthology From Kinglake to Kabul is edited with Neil Grant.

If You Like David Williams Books, You’ll Love…

David Williams Synopses: Murder for Treasure by David Williams is the fourth book in the Mark Treasure series. Could the takeover of Rigley’s Patent Footbalm by the American Hutstacker Chemical Corporation be ruined by Mrs. Ogomore Davies’ parrot finding a body in Panty Harbour? It looked like it, but banker/sleuth Mark Treasure felt otherwise once a second body was found shortly after he arrived in the village.

Last Seen Breathing by David Williams is the first book to feature Inspector Parry. The quiet market town of Tawrbach is deeply shocked by the accidental death of former actress and rich widow Rhonwen Spencer Griffith. Then her son, Elwyn dies. Inspector Merlin Parry receives evidence that suggests Elwyn was not above a bit of blackmail. Tawrbach may never be the same again.


Order of Books » Authors » Order of David Williams Books