Mat Coward is a British writer of crime fiction, science fiction, and children’s fiction novels. He also writes a gardening column for the Morning Star newspaper. He has been referred to by Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine as “one of the funniest writers in the history of crime fiction.” He lives in Somerset, England.

Mat Coward made his debut as a published author in 1995 with the non-fiction book Cannibal Victims Speak Out. His first novel was Up and Down, published in 2000, which began his Don Packham and Frank Mitchell series. Below is a list of Mat Coward’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Don Packham and Frank Mitchell Books

Up and Down(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In and Out(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over and Under(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Open and Closed(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Soother's Boy(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acts of Destruction(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Do the World a Favour and Other Stories(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Noel(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Far, So Near(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Can Jump and Other Stories(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Crimewave: Deepest Red(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimewave: The Last Sunset(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cannibal Victims Speak Out(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Classic Radio Comedy(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Success... and How to Avoid it(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Note: The Last Noel also has stories by Linda Berry, Steve Brewer and Catherine Dain.

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Mat Coward Synopses: Up and Down by Mat Coward is the first book in the Don Packham and Frank Mitchell series. Constable Frank Mitchell is forced to work with manic-depressive Inspector Don Packham when an old man is found pitchforked to death, sending this duo digging for clues in a garden full of suspects.

In and Out by Mat Coward is the second book in the Don Packham and Frank Mitchell series. DI Don Packham and DC Frank Mitchell investigate the death of Yvonne “Chalkie” Wood, a member of a pub darts team, after she is found bludgeoned to death during a victory celebration.

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