Marjorie Eccles is a British author best known for her Gil Mayo series of books. She won a Agatha Christie Styles Award for a short story early in her career and has also been nominated for the prestigious Ellis Peters Dagger Award.

Eccles was born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom where she grew up and spent much of her life. She currently lives with her husband in Hertfordshire where she enjoys working on her garden. Her Gil Mayo series of books was actually adapted by the BBC as a television show which starred Alistair McGowan as the title character.

Publication Order of Gil Mayo Books

Cast a Cold Eye(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Good Woman(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Requiem for a Dove(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Deaths Than One(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Late of This Parish(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Company She Kept(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Accidental Shroud(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Death Of Distinction(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Species of Revenge(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Me Softly(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Superintendent's Daughter(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sunset Touch(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Untimely Graves(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Richmonds Books

Echoes of Silence(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Herbert Reardon Books

Broken Music(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dangerous Deceit(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heirs and Assigns(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Property of Lies(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Pandora's Box(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing a Unicorn(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shape of Sand(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows and Lies(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Nocturne(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cuckoo's Child(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After Clare(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Firebird's Feather(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Against The Light(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Suffragette's Tale(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Marjorie Eccles Books, You’ll Love…

Cast A Cold Eye is the first book in the Gil Mayo series. Mayo takes a promotion that takes him from Yorkshire to the fictional town of Lavenstock. We quickly find out that Mayo likes to get all the facts before accusing someone and that it annoys him when other detectives attempt to jump to conclusion. When an award-winning architect is found dead in him home and there are plenty of people who may have wanted him dead. A good introduction to Mayo and a solid mystery.

The Herbert Reardon series is another popular series from Eccles. This series is set in 1919 England and the first book is Broken Music. It is post World War I and the soldiers are making their way home. Former police sergeant heads back to the village of Broughton Underhill where he hopes to solve an old murder from before the beginning of the war. This books does a great job of tying together the horrors of war with the anxiety of coming home. The loves and losses of wartime will come to a head as Reardon attempts to solve this case, once and for all.

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