Bernard Knight is a Welsh author of historical mystery and crime fiction novels. He writes the Crowner John series, and contributes towards The Medieval Murderers series. Bernard worked as a Home Office pathologist for 40 years, performing over 25,000 autopsies.

Bernard Knight made his debut as a novelist in 1963 with the novel The Lately Deceased, writing as Bernard Picton. Below is a list of Bernard Knight’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Sixties Mysteries Books

The Thread of Evidence(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistress Murder(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crowner John Books

The Sanctuary Seeker(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poisoned Chalice(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crowner's Quest(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Awful Secret(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tinner's Corpse(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grim Reaper(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear in the Forest(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch Hunter(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Figure of Hate(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elixir of Death(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Noble Outlaw(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Manor of Death(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crowner Royal(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Plague of Heretics(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crowner's Crusade(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Crowner John Books

Crowner’s Crusade is a prequel in the Crowner John series.

Publication Order of Dr. Richard Pryor Books

Where Death Delights(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
According to the Evidence(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grounds for Appeal(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Howden Books

Dead in the Dog(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Lately Deceased(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Russian Roulette(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Policeman's Progress(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tiger at Bay(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lion Rampant(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Expert(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madoc(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brennan(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Murder, Suicide or Accident(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: The Sixties Mysteries series, the novels Tiger at Bay and The Expert, and the non-fiction book Murder, Suicide or Accident written as Bernard Picton.

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Bernard Knight Synopsis: In The Lately Deceased by Bernard Knight (book 1 of the Sixties Mysteries series), when the wealthy Margaret Walker is found dead after a wild party, people assume it was an overdose – until a knife wound, almost invisible, is noticed on her body. But who would have wanted her dead? As the investigation progresses, it is discovered that some of the party guests may have wanted to kill Margaret… but were those motives enough to make someone a murderer – or was it a case of mistaken identity? The novel was written as Bernard Picton.

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