Order of Eric Wright Books
Eric Wright (1929-2015) was an English-Canadian author of mystery novels. He is the author of the Charlie Salter and Joe Barley series. Wright was born in London, England, where he grew up. He moved to Canada in 1951. Wright earned his B.A. in 1957 from the University of Manitoba and his M.A. in 1963 from the University of Toronto. He taught English at Ryerson University from 1958-1989. During his career as a novelist, he was awarded the Arthur Ellis Award, City of Toronto Book Award, the John Creasey Award and the Crime Writers of Canada Grand Master Award.
Eric Wright began his career as a novelist in 1983 with the novel The Night the Gods Smiled. His final novel was a standalone title entitled The Land Mine, published in 2015. Below is a list of Eric Wright’s books in order of when they were originally published:
Publication Order of Charlie Salter Books
Publication Order of Mel Pickett Books
Publication Order of Lucy Trimble Brenner Books
Publication Order of Joe Barley Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Note: A Single Death was also published as The Man Who Changed His Name.
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Eric Wright Synopsis: The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn is the first book in the Joe Barley series by Eric Wright. Joe Barley, a part-time lecturer in English Literature and part-time security guard, is alerted by his maid to the disappearance of another of her employers, Rosie Dawn, a student of classics who is working her way through school by being an exotic dancer and the mistress of a fast-food entrepreneur. The novel also deals with campus politics – a student tries to exploit the nervous administration over its minority policies.