Chief Inspector Woodend by Sally Spencer
Chief Inspector Woodend is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by English author Sally Spencer (Alan Rustage). Charlie Woodend is a detective chief inspector for Scotland Yard. His specialty is his expertise on the North of England.

Sally Spencer began the Chief Inspector Woodend series in 1998 with the novel The Salton Killings. The series lasted 20 novels, concluding in 2008 with Fatal Quest (which is actually Inspector Woodend’s first case chronologically). The series spins off into the DCI Monika Paniatowski series. Below is a list of Sally Spencer’s Chief Inspector Woodend books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Chief Inspector Woodend Books


The Salton Killings(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at Swann's Lake(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Cave Dweller(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Lady(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Mile to Murder(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead on Cue(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of an Innocent(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Herring(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Enemy Within(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Death Left Hanging(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch Maker(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Butcher Beyond(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying in the Dark(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stone Killer(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Time Dead(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sins of the Fathers(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Games(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Watch(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying Fall(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Quest(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Chief Inspector Woodend Books

Fatal Quest is a prequel novel to the Inspector Woodend series.

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DCI Charlie Woodend Synopsis: In The Salton Killings by Sally Spencer (book 1 of the Inspector Woodend series). When a teenage girl’s body is found in a village in Chesire – buried in the salt store – her best friend knows more than she’ll tell. Chief Inspector Woodend is called up from London to look into the case. After doing some digging, he finds out about another girl of a similar age’s death years earlier that resembles this case greatly. Has a serial killer been operating under everyone’s noses all of these years?

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