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Jim Kelly is an English novelist of crime fiction novels. He writes the Philip Dryden and D.I. Peter Shaw & D.S. George Valentine series. He has won the CWA Dagger in the Library award and the New Angle Prize for Literature. In addition to being a novelist, Kelly is also a journalist and education correspondent for the Financial Times. He lives in Cambridgeshire, UK with his wife, biographer Midge Gilles, and their daughter.

Jim Kelly made his debut as a published novelist in 2002 with the novel The Water Clock. Below is a list of Jim Kelly’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Philip Dryden Books

The Water Clock (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fire Baby (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Moon Tunnel (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Coldest Blood (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Skeleton Man (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightrise (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Funeral Owl (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine Books

Publication Order of Nighthawk Books

The Great Darkness (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mathematical Bridge (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Night Raids (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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Jim Kelly Synopsis: The Water Clock is the debut novel of Jim Kelly and the first appearance of Philip Dryden. A body has been discovered in Cambridgeshire, trapped in a block of ice. Then, a second corpse is found in Ely Cathedral, riding a stone gargoyle. Philip Dryden, a journalist, knows it’s an huge story when these bodies are linked to something that happened back in 1966, but it’s also a personal mystery for the journalist.

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2 Responses to “Order of Jim Kelly Books”

  1. James Bishop: 2 years ago

    Kelly’s Philip Dryden series is fantastic. Re read them all. Just the right amount of suspense and humour. Not a huge fan of his other books which seem to lack the dry humour of the Dryden books though. But can highly recommend said series.


  2. michael: 2 years ago

    Enyoyed his book, the only one i’ve read….now reading The Waterclock. Found it interesting. Hard to find a decent English crime novel………At the library, most of them are American “best sellers”!!


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