Order of Susan Hill Books
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)|
|The Pure in Heart||(2005)|
|The Risk of Darkness||(2006)|
|The Vows of Silence||(2008)|
|The Shadows in the Street||(2010)|
|The Betrayal of Trust||(2011)|
|A Question of Identity||(2012)|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Children’s Books
|I'm the King of the Castle||(1970)|
|The Glass Angels||(1991)|
|A Very Special Birthday||(1992)|
|Friends Next Door||(1992)|
Publication Order of Standalone Novellas
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Picture Books
|One Night at a Time||(1984)|
|Can It Be True?: A Christmas Story||(1987)|
|I Won't Go There Again||(1990)|
|King of Kings||(1993)|
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
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.