Nigel Strangeways by Nicholas Blake
Nigel Strangeways is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by Anglo-Irish author Nicholas Blake. Set in England, Nigel Strangeways is an Oxford graduate who is now an amateur sleuth. Unlike many sleuths, Nigel focuses on the psychological aspects of a crime, rather than hard physical evidence.

Nicholas Blake began his Nigel Strangeways series in 1935 with the novel A Question of Proof. The series lasted a total of 16 novels, concluding with The Morning After Death. Below is a list of Nicholas Blake’s Nigel Strangeways books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Nigel Strangeways Books

A Question of Proof(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thou Shell of Death(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There's Trouble Brewing(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beast Must Die(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smiler with the Knife(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice in Wonderland(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Abominable Snowman(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Minute for Murder(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Head of a Traveler(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dreadful Hollow(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whisper in the Gloom(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
End of Chapter(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Widow's Cruise(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Worm of Death(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sad Variety(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Morning After Death(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Nigel Strangeways Synopsis: Thou Shell of Death is the second book in the Nigel Strangeways series by Nicholas Blake. This time, the poet turned private detective is called in to help a legendary World War One flying ace who has been receiving death threats. Fergus O’Brien, a legendary World War 1 flying ace with several skeletons in his closet, receives a series of mocking letters predicting that he will be murdered on Boxing Day. Undaunted, O’Brien throws a Christmas party, inviting everyone who could be suspected of making the threats, along with private detective Nigel Strangeways. But despite Nigel’s presence, the former pilot is found dead, just as predicted, and Nigel is left to aid the local police in their investigation while trying to ignore his growing attraction to one of the other guests – and suspects – explorer Georgina Cavendish.

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