Susan Hill
Susan Hill is an English author of gothic fiction, fantasy novels, crime fiction and children’s books. She is the author of the Simon Serrailler series. She became interested in literature as well as theatre while attending Scarborough Convent School. She is the winner of the Somerset Maugham Award (for I’m the King of the Castle in 1971), the Whitbread Novel Award (for The Bird of Night in 1972) and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (for The Albatross, also in 1972), among other awards.

She wrote her first novel, The Enclosure, while still in university. It was published in 1961. The novel was criticized in The Daily Mail, which felt its sexual content was inappropriate for a “schoolgirl.” Below is a list of Susan Hill’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Simon Serrailler Books


The Various Haunts of Men(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pure in Heart(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Risk of Darkness(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vows of Silence(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadows in the Street(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Betrayal of Trust(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Question of Identity(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Breach of Security(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soul of Discretion(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Enclosure(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Do Me a Favour(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gentleman and Ladies(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Change for the Better(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Meeting(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bird of Night(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Springtime of the Year(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woman in Black(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Air and Angels(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mist in the Mirror(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. deWinter(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Service of Clouds(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man in the Picture(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle for Gullywith(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beacon(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Small Hand(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Kind Man(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children’s Books


I'm the King of the Castle(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Angels(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Very Special Birthday(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friends Next Door(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novellas


The Custodian(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crystal(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Printer's Devil Court(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Irish Twins(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Albatross and Other Stories(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bit of Singing and Dancing and Other Stories(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cold Country and Other Plays for Radio(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories from Codling Village(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Collection(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listening to the Orchestra(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read and Other Stories(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farthing House and Other Stories(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


One Night at a Time(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mother's Magic(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Can It Be True?: A Christmas Story(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Suzy's Shoes(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Won't Go There Again(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Septimus Honeydew(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate Poll(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware, Beware(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King of Kings(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


New Stories 5: An Arts Council Anthology(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People: Essays and Poems(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Parchment Moon: An Anthology of Modern Women's Short Stories(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Walker Book of Ghost Stories(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Contemporary Women's Short Stories: An Anthology(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Magic Apple Tree: A Country Year(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Through the Kitchen Window(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Through the Garden Gate(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lighting of the Lamps(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shakespeare Country(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lanterns Across the Snow(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spirit of the Cotswolds(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Family(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spirit of Britain: An Illustrated Guide to Literary Britain(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reflections from a Garden(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Howards End is On the Landing(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The picture book One Night at a Time was also published using the title Go Away Bad Dreams. New Stories 5 was co-edited with Isabel Quigly.

If You Like Susan Hill Books, You’ll Love…

Susan Hill Synopses: A Bit of Singing and Dancing and Other Stories by Susan Hill contains a series of stories about an individual’s struggle for hope. Each story is a fresh look at the sinister side of life and death – who will survive and who will be destroyed?

The Christmas Collection by Susan Hill is a collection of four stories and one poem – all holiday-themed. Illustrated by John Lawrence.

The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read and Other Stories is a short story collection. The title story involves an illiterate beekeeper who only knows the tools of his trade and a boy who can read and write. Each one teaches the other what they know.

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