Order of David Williams Books
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
Publication Order of Inspector Parry Books
|Last Seen Breathing||(1994)|
|Death of a Prodigal||(1995)|
|Dead in the Market||(1996)|
|A Terminal Case||(1997)|
|Practise to Deceive||(2003)|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Omnibus Books
Note: The anthology From Kinglake to Kabul is edited with Neil Grant.
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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.