Hardcastle is a series of historical mystery novels by British author Graham Ison. Set towards the end and after World War I, the series features Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle of the Whitehall Division of the Metropolitan Police. He works alongside Detective Serfeant Charles Marriott. The series is also known as the Hardcastle and Marriott series.

Graham Ison began his Hardcastle series in 2003 with the novel Hardcastle’s Spy. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Graham Ison’s Hardcastle books in order of when they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Hardcastle Books

Hardcastle's Spy(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Armistice(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Conspiracy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Airmen(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Actress(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Burglar(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Mandarin(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Soldiers(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Obsession(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Frustration(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Traitors(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Quartet(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardcastle's Collector(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Hardcastle Synopses: Hardcastle’s Spy by Graham Ison introduces readers to Detective Inspector Hardcastle, a bluff straight-talker and canny investigator with no respect for privilege. In a London shocked and bereaved by reports of the first days of the Somme, a woman is found murdered, but Hardcastle’s forthright and commonsense approach does not sit comfortably with the help – and hindrance – afforded by MI5.

Hardcastle’s Armistice by Graham Ison is the second book in the Hardcastle series. It is Armistice Day in 1918 and Detective Inspector Hardcastle finds himself on familiar territory when he investigates the murder of a prostitute whose body is found beneath Brighton’s Palace Pier. Is it a casual robbery or are there more sinister motives for her death? A beach photographer and an army officer who was involved in the 1917 mining of the Messines Ridge in Belgium both feature high on Hardcastle’s list of suspects. And, in a parallel enquiry, a Westminster alderman makes an allegation of blackmail. Is there a connection?

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