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Jim Kelly is an English novelist of crime fiction novels. He writes the Philip Dryden and D.I. Peter Shaw & D.S. George Valentine series. He has won the CWA Dagger in the Library award and the New Angle Prize for Literature. In addition to being a novelist, Kelly is also a journalist and education correspondent for the Financial Times. He lives in Cambridgeshire, UK with his wife, biographer Midge Gilles, and their daughter.

Jim Kelly made his debut as a published novelist in 2002 with the novel The Water Clock. Below is a list of Jim Kelly’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Philip Dryden Books


The Water Clock(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fire Baby(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moon Tunnel(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coldest Blood(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Skeleton Man(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightrise(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Funeral Owl(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of D.I. Peter Shaw & D.S. George Valentine Books


Death Wore White(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Watch(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Toll(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death's Door(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At Death's Window(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Jim Kelly Synopsis: The Water Clock is the debut novel of Jim Kelly and the first appearance of Philip Dryden. A body has been discovered in Cambridgeshire, trapped in a block of ice. Then, a second corpse is found in Ely Cathedral, riding a stone gargoyle. Philip Dryden, a journalist, knows it’s an huge story when these bodies are linked to something that happened back in 1966, but it’s also a personal mystery for the journalist.

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