Ellis Peters was the pen name of English novelist Edith Pargeter (1913-1995). During her literary career, she wrote mysteries, historical fiction, non-fiction and translated Czech classics. Edith wrote under several different pseudonyms (including John Redfern, Joylon Carr and Peter Benedict), but it was as Ellis Peters that she would gain the most fame, writing the Cadfael Chronicles and the Inspector Felse series using that nom de plume.

Pargeter’s first two novels would be published in 1936, which were Hortensius, Friend of Nero and Iron-Bound. She would first use the Ellis Peters pen name in 1951 when she began the Inspector George Felse series with Fallen into the Pit. Below is a list of Edith Pargeter’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Inspector Felse Books


Fallen into the Pit(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death and the Joyful Woman(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flight of a Witch(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Piper on the Mountain(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grass Widow's Tale(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House of Green Turf(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mourning Raga(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Knocker on Death's Door(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death to the Landlords(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Gold and Shadows(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow's End(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Heaven Tree Books


The Heaven Tree(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Branch(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scarlet Seed(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Brothers Of Gwynedd Books


Sunrise in the West(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragon at Noonday(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hounds of Sunset(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Afterglow and Nightfall(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Brother Cadfael Books


A Morbid Taste for Bones(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Corpse Too Many(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monk's Hood(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Peter's Fair(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Leper of Saint Giles(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Virgin in the Ice(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sanctuary Sparrow(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Novice(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Ransom(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pilgrim of Hate(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Excellent Mystery(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Raven in the Foregate(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rose Rent(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hermit of Eyton Forest(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confession of Brother Haluin(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heretic's Apprentice(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Potter's Field(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summer of the Danes(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Holy Thief(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brother Cadfael's Penance(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Hortensius, Friend of Nero(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Iron-Bound(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day Star(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Dispensary(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The City Lies Foursquare(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Comes By Post(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masters of the Parachute Mail(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ordinary People(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She Goes to War(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eighth Champion of Christendom(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reluctant Odyssey(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warfare Accomplished(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fair Young Phoenix(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By Firelight(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Children(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holiday with Violence(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Rough Magic(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Most Loving Mere Folly(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soldier at the Door(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Means of Grace(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Mask(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Will and the Deed(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Funeral of Figaro(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horn of Roland(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Pick Up Hitch-Hikers!(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marriage of Meggotta(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Assize of the Dying(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lily Hand and Other Stories(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trinity Cat and Other Mysteries(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Coast of Bohemia(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shropshire(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strongholds and Sanctuaries(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Heaven Tree and Brothers of Gwynedd series were written under her real name of Edith Pargeter. The majority of her standalone novels were written under the name of Edith Pargeter, with the exception of Holiday with Violence, Death Mask, Never Pick Up Hitch-Hikers!, Day Star (Peter Benedict), Murder in the Dispensary (Joylon Carr), Death Comes By Post (Joylon Carr) and Masters of the Parachute Mail (Joylon Carr). The short story collections The Assize of the Dying and The Lily Hand were written under the name Edith Pargeter. The non-fiction books The Coast of Bohemia, Shropshire and Shrongholds & Sanctuaries were written under the name of Edith Pargeter (the latter of which were co-authored by Roy Morgan). The Will and a Deed was also titled Where There’s a Will.

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