The Inspector West series is a series of crime fiction novels by English novelist John Creasey. Roger West is a good-looking detective inspector with Scotland Yard. The series follows him throughout his career and life.

John Creasey began his Inspector West series in 1942 with the novel Inspector West Takes Charge. The series ran for 43 novels, ending in 1978 with A Sharp Rise in Crime. Below is a list of John Creasey’s Inspector West books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Inspector West Books

Inspector West Takes Charge(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector West Leaves Town(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector West at Home(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector West Regrets(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holiday for Inspector West(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Battle for Inspector West(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Triumph for Inspector West(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector West Kicks Off(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector West Alone(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector West Cries Wolf(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Case for Inspector West(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Puzzle for Inspector West(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector West at Bay(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gun for Inspector West(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Send Inspector West(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Beauty for Inspector West(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector West Makes Haste(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two for Inspector West(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Parcels for Inspector West(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Prince for Inspector West(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Accident for Inspector West(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Find Inspector West(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder, London - New York(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strike for Death(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Racehorse(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Innocent Victims(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Line(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Cold Print(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scene of the Crime(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Policeman's Dread(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hang the Little Man(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Look Three Ways at Murder(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder, London - Australia(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder, London - South Africa(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Executioners(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Young to Burn(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder, London - Miami(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Part for a Policeman(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alibi(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Splinter of Glass(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Theft of Magna Carta(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Extortioners(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sharp Rise in Crime(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: Inspector West Leaves Town was also titled Go Away to Murder. Inspector West Cries Wolf was re-published as The Creepers. A Case for Inspector West was also published as The Figure in the Dusk. Puzzle for Inspector West is also known as The Dissemblers. Inspector West at Bay was later re-titled The Blind Spot and also as The Case of the Acid Throwers. A Gun for Inspector West was also published under the title Give a Man a Gun. Send Inspector West was also published as Send Superintendent West. A Beauty for Inspector West was also released as The Beauty Queen Killer, and as So Young, So Cold, So Fair. Inspector West Makes Haste was also titled The Gelignite Gang, as Murder Makes Haste, and as Night of the Watchman. Two for Inspector West was re-published as Murder: One, Two, Three, and as Murder Tips the Scales. Parcels for Inspector West was also published as Death of a Postman. A Prince for Inspector West is also known as Death of a Assassin. Accident for Inspector West was later re-titled Hit and Run. Find Inspector West was also published as The Trouble at Saxby’s, and also as Doorway to Death. Strike for Death is also known as The Killing Strike. Triumph for Inspector West was later re-titled The Case Against Paul Raeburn. Inspector West Kicks Off was alternately titled Sport for Inspector West.

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