Robert Barnard
Robert Barnard (1937-2013) was an English author of crime fiction and non-fiction books. He is the author of the Charlie Peace and Perry Trethowan series. Barnard attended Colchester Royal Grammar School and Balliol College. His lifetime achievements were honoured with the Cartier Diamond Dagger award from the Crime Writers Associaiton in 2003. Barnard considered his favourite crime fiction author to be Agatha Christie.

Robert Barnard made his debut as a published novelist in 1974 with the novel Death of an Old Goat. Below is a list of Robert Barnard’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Amadeus Mozart Books

Dead, Mr. Mozart (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Too Many Notes, Mr. Mozart (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Charlie Peace Books

Death and the Chaste Apprentice (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fatal Attachment (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Hovering of Vultures (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bad Samaritan (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Place of Safety (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unholy Dying / Turbulent Priest (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bones in the Attic (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fall from Grace (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killings on Jubilee Terrace (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Charitable Body (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Idwal Meredith Books

Unruly Son / Death of a Mystery Writer (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At Death's Door (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of John Sutcliffe Books

Political Suicide (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Scandal in Belgravia (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Perry Trethowan Books

Death by Sheer Torture / Sheer Torture (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death and the Princess (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Missing Brontë / The Missing Brontë (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bodies (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death In Purple Prose / The Cherry Blossom Corpse (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Death of an Old Goat (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little Local Murder (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the High C's (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Brotherhood (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Posthumous Papers / Death of a Literary Widow (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in a Cold Climate (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Perfect Mother / Mother's Boys (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
School for Murder / Little Victims (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Corpse in a Gilded Cage (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fete Fatale / The Disposal of the Living (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of the Blackout (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Skeleton in the Grass (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A City of Strangers (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Die Like a Gentleman (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Masters of the House (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Habit of Widowhood (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Mansion and Its Murder (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Murder in Mayfair / Touched by the Dead (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mistress of Alderley (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cry from the Dark (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying Flames (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Graveyard Position (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Post (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stranger in the Family (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Touched by the Dead (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hours (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Death of a Salesperson and Other Untimely Exits (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Habit of Widowhood and Other Murderous Proclivities (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rogue's Gallery (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Imagery and Theme in the Novels of Dickens (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Talent to Deceive: Appreciation of Agatha Christie (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Short History of English Literature (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emily Brontë (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bronte Encyclopedia (With: ) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Leisure Hour Improved: Or Moral Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, Original and Selected (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wreath from the Wilderness, a Selection from the Metrical Arrangements of Accola Montis-Am Ni (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Suit of Diamonds(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
2nd Culprit(1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Criminal Records(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joan Hess Presents Malice Domestic(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Much Ado About Murder(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thou Shalt Not Kill(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Detection Collection(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Unruly Son was also published as Death of a Mystery Writer. Sheer Torture was also titled Death by Sheer Torture. The Missing Bronte was also titled The Case of the Missing Bronte. Death in Purple Prose was re-published as The Cherry Blossom Corpse. Unholy Dying was also titled Turbulent Priest. Posthumous Papers is also known as Death of a Literary Widow. Mother’s Boys was re-issued as Death of a Perfect Mother. Little Victims was also published under the title of School for Murder. Fete Fatale was re-issued as The Disposal of the Living. Touched by the Dead is also known as A Murder in Mayfair. A Bronte Encyclopedia was co-authored by Louise Barnard.

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2 Responses to “Order of Robert Barnard Books”

  1. KE: 6 years ago

    Where is “School for Murder”? I know “Little Victims” is the English title, but shouldn’t both American and English releases be listed? It would be very helpful for the collector.

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    • Brandon: 6 years ago

      I now have it listed as School for Murder for US and Canadian visitors. I hope that is a fair compromise.

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