Department Z is a series of crime/spy fiction novels by English novelist John Creasey. Department Z is a British Intelligence agency set up in the early 1930s and is made up of civilians whose identities are unknown. The series is set around the time of World War II – contemporary of the time they were published in.

John Creasey began his Department Z series in 1933 with the novel The Death Miser. The series ran for 28 novels, concluding with 1957’s The Black Spiders. Below is a list of John Creasey’s Department Z books in order of when they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Department Z Books

The Death Miser(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redhead(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Came a Murder(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death 'round the Corner(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mark of the Crescent(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thunder in Europe(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terror Trap(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carriers of Death(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Days of Danger(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Stands By(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Menace!(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Must Wait(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Panic!(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death by Night(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Island of Peril(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sabotage(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Go Away Death(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day of Disaster(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prepare for Action(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Darker Crime(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Peril(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Peril Ahead(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The League of Dark Men(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Department of Death(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Enemy Within(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead or Alive(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Kind of Prisoner(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Spiders(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Department Z Synopsis: The Death Miser by John Creasey is the first Department Z novel. Millions of lives are at stake if a sinister international conspiracy succeeds. It’s up to England’s top detective agency, Department Z, to stop it. They must keep things quiet, too. Discretion is something that the Honourable James Quinion knows only too well – it’s all apart of being a member of the Secret Service. Department Z is described as “a home for bachelors with a suicidal turn of mind…” Its agents ready themselves for this high-profile, high-risk job. Quinion will find himself right in the firing line and in personal danger – how will he keep the conspiracy under control and under wraps?

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