Lydia Adamson
Lydia Adamson is the pen name of Franklin B. King, who writes cozy mystery novels. Adamson is the author of the Alice Nestleton, Deirdre Quinn Nightingale and Lucy Wayles series. Aside from being a novelist, King is also a freelance writer and copywriter. He lives in New York City, New York.

Franklin B. King became a published author in 1978, writing as Frank King. His first novel was Down and Dirty. In 1990, he adopted the Lydia Adamson pseudonym, beginning with A Cat in the Manger and never looked back. Below is a list of Lydia Adamson’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Sally Tepper Books

(as Frank King)

Sleeping Dogs Die (As:Frank King) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Take the D Train (As:Frank King) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Alice Nestleton Mystery Books

A Cat in the Manger (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat of a Different Color (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in Wolf's Clothing (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat By Any Other Name (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in the Wings (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat with a Fiddle (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in a Glass House (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on the Cutting Edge (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat with No Regrets (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on a Winning Streak (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in Fine Style (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat Under the Mistletoe (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat in a Chorus Line (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on a Beach Blanket (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on Stage Left (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat of One's Own (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat with the Blues (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat with No Clue (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat Named Brat (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat on the Bus (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cat Tells Two Tales (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Deirdre Quinn Nightingale Books

Dr. Nightingale Comes Home (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Meets Puss in Boots (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Rides the Elephant (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Goes to the Dogs (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Goes the Distance (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Enters the Bear Cave (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Chases Three Little Pigs (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Rides to the Hounds (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Races the Outlaw Colt (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Traps the Missing Lynx (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Seeks Greener Pastures (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Nightingale Follows a Canine Clue (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lucy Wayles Mystery Books

Beware the Tufted Duck (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware the Butcher Bird (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware the Laughing Gull (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Down and Dirty (As:Frank King) (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raya (As:Frank King) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Vision (As:Frank King) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Scumble River Mysteries Books

(with Jeff Abbott, Dana Stabenow, Max Allan Collins, John Lantigua, Hazel Holt, Peter Tremayne, Judith Gieson, K.J.A. Wishnia, Peter King, Edie Claire, Tamar Myers, , Andy Straka, JoAnna Carl, Denise Swanson)

Murder of a Small-Town Honey (By: Denise Swanson) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady (By: Denise Swanson) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
...And the Dying is Easy (With: Jeff Abbott,Dana Stabenow,Max Allan Collins,John Lantigua,Hazel Holt,Peter Tremayne,Judith Gieson,K.J.A. Wishnia,Peter King,Edie Claire,Tamar Myers,,Andy Straka,JoAnna Carl,Denise Swanson) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty (By: Denise Swanson) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Snake in the Grass (By: Denise Swanson) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Barbie and Ken (By: Denise Swanson) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Pink Elephant (By: Denise Swanson) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Smart Cookie (By: Denise Swanson) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Real Bad Boy (By: Denise Swanson) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Botoxed Blonde (By: Denise Swanson) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry (By: Denise Swanson) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Royal Pain (By: Denise Swanson) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Wedding Belle (By: Denise Swanson) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Bookstore Babe (By: Denise Swanson) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Creped Suzette (By: Denise Swanson) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of the Cat's Meow (By: Denise Swanson) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Stacked Librarian (By: Denise Swanson) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Needled Knitter (By: Denise Swanson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of an Open Book (By: Denise Swanson) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (By: Denise Swanson) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

...And the Dying is Easy(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Sally Tepper series and standalone novels were written as Frank King.

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Lydia Adamson Synopsis: In Beward the Tufted Duck by Lydia Adamson (book one of the Lucy Wayles series), Lucy Wayles is an ex-librarian and a birdwatcher (who some deem “eccentric”). Aside from being good with books and birds, she can also solve crimes – including the unexplained death of a fellow birder.

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