Lydia Adamson
Lydia Adamson is the pen name of Franklin B. King, who writes cozy mystery novels. Adamson is the author of the Alice Nestleton, Deirdre Quinn Nightingale and Lucy Wayles series. Aside from being a novelist, King is also a freelance writer and copywriter. He lives in New York City, New York.

Franklin B. King became a published author in 1978, writing as Frank King. His first novel was Down and Dirty. In 1990, he adopted the Lydia Adamson pseudonym, beginning with A Cat in the Manger and never looked back. Below is a list of Lydia Adamson’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Sally Tepper Books


Sleeping Dogs Die(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Take the D Train(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Alice Nestleton Books


A Cat in the Manger(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat of a Different Color(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in Wolf's Clothing(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in the Wings(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat by Any Other Name(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat with a Fiddle(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in a Glass House(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat with No Regrets(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on the Cutting Edge(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in Fine Style(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on a Winning Streak(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat Under the Mistletoe(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in a Chorus Line(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on a Beach Blanket(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on a Jingle Bell Rock(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on Stage Left(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat of One's Own(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat with the Blues(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat with No Clue(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat Named Brat(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on the Bus(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Deirdre Quinn Nightingale Books


Dr. Nightingale Comes Home(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Rides the Elephant(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Goes to the Dogs(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Goes the Distance(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Enters the Bear Cave(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Chases Three Little Pigs(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Rides to the Hounds(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Meets Puss in Boots(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Races the Outlaw Colt(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Traps the Missing Lynx(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Seekers Greener Pastures(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Follows a Canine Clue(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lucy Wayles Books


Beware the Tufted Duck(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware the Butcher Bird(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware the Laughing Gull(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Down and Dirty(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Vision(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raya(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Sally Tepper series and standalone novels were written as Frank King.

If You Like Lydia Adamson Books, You’ll Love…

Lydia Adamson Synopsis: In Beward the Tufted Duck by Lydia Adamson (book one of the Lucy Wayles series), Lucy Wayles is an ex-librarian and a birdwatcher (who some deem “eccentric”). Aside from being good with books and birds, she can also solve crimes – including the unexplained death of a fellow birder.


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