Inspector Carlyle is the central character in a series of crime fiction novels by British author James Craig. John Carlyle is an inspector with the Metropolitan Police of London, working out of the Charing Cross police station. Craig got the original concept for the character after reading A Florentine Death by Michele Giuttari. Although London is over 650 sq. miles, full of over 8 million people, the series is mostly set in and around Covent Garden, allowing Craig to use such famous London landmarks as Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

Inspector John Carlyle made his debut in the novel London Calling, published in 2011. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of James Craig’s Inspector Carlyle books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Inspector Carlyle Books


London Calling(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Apologise, Never Explain(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buckingham Palace Blues(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Enemy Within(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Circus(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Then We Die(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Dies Inside(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Man of Sorrows(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Inspector Carlyle Books

When reading the series in chronological order, we suggest reading the novellas The Enemy Within and What Dies Inside before the rest of the books in the series.

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