Roger Silverwood is an English author who writes crime stories about Detective Inspector Michael Angel. Angel is a unique detective in that he isn’t a drunk or a drug user, he doesn’t even smoke. He doesn’t chase woman like other detectives and is married to a woman named Mary. He’s ultimately an honest man, albeit one that is hard up and in debt. Angel has a reputation for always getting his man simply because he is incredibly stubborn and will do whatever it takes to finish the case.

The series, also known as the Yorkshire Murder Mysteries series, starts with The Missing Nurse. Silverwood is a retired antiques dealer, a business he ran with his wife, and now enjoys retirement and concentrates on writing.

Publication Order of Cawthorne Books

Deadly Daffodils aka Dead Ahead(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying for a Drink(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Illegitimate Spy(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of D.I. Angel Mystery Books

In the Midst of Life(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Choker(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man in the Pink Suit(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Importance of Being Honest(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mantrap(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sham(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Curious Mind of Inspector Angel(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Umbrella Man(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Couldn't Lose(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Find the Lady(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wig Maker(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Bare Feet(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild About Harry aka Missing, Presumed...(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cuckoo Clock Scam(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shrine to Murder(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snuffbox Murders(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dog Collar Murders(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cheshire Cat Murders(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Diamond Rosary Murders(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Fiddle(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fruit Gum Murders(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Money Tree Murders(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel and the Actress(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder List(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lipstick Murders aka The Face of a Murderer(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snakes and Ladders Murders(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Salamander(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scent of Death(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Roger Silverwood Books, You’ll Love…

The Missing Nurse sees on the case of a missing nurse named Fiona. The story begins when a couple out walking at night surprises a man who was carrying a bag. The man is stirred and throws the bag and runs away. The bag ends up containing the body of a murdered woman and when they try to contact the dead woman’s sister, she is also found to be missing. This brings in Angel who unravels the case which takes him all the way back to a murder at an insane asylum twenty years ago. A great mystery with a great lead character that starts rough, but becomes funnier as it goes on.

Another popular book in the series is called The Morals of a Murderer. In this book, Angel is on the case of a gin maker named Duncan McFee who is savagely murdered in his distillery. This case is tricky enough for Angel, but then he also has a jailbird and bank robber named Morris Yardley who is trying to buy his freedom with the proceeds of his last heist, insisting Angel acts as his go-between.

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