Zailer and Waterhouse Mysteries Spelling CID by Sophie Hannah
The Zailer & Waterhouse Mysteries is a series of psychological thriller novels by British author Sophie Hannah. The series, also known as the Spilling CID series, follows DC Simon Waterhouse and Sergeant Charlotte “Charlie” Zailer.

Sophie Hannah began her Zailer & Waterhouse Mysteries series in 2006 with the novel Little Face. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Sophie Hannah’s Zailer & Waterhouse Mysteries books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

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Publication Order of Zailer & Waterhouse Mysteries Books

Little Face(2006)Description / Buy at
Hurting Distance / The Truth-Teller's Lie(2007)Description / Buy at
The Wrong Mother / The Point of Rescue(2008)Description / Buy at
The Other Half Lives / The Dead Lie Down(2009)Description / Buy at
A Room Swept White / The Cradle in the Grave(2010)Description / Buy at
Lasting Damage / The Other Woman's House(2011)Description / Buy at
Kind of Cruel(2012)Description / Buy at
The Carrier(2013)Description / Buy at
The Telling Error / Woman with a Secret(2014)Description / Buy at
Pictures or It Didn't Happen(2015)Description / Buy at
The Narrow Bed / The Next to Die(2016)Description / Buy at
The Couple at the Table(2022)Description / Buy at
Pictures or It Didn't Happen is set after The Carrier.

Notes: Hurting Distance was also published under the North American title of The Truth-Teller’s Lie. The Point of Rescue is known in North America as The Wrong Mother. The Other Half Lives was published in North American under the title The Dead Lie Down. A Room Swept White is the UK title of The Cradle in the Grave. Lasting Damage is titled The Other Woman’s House in North America. The Telling Error is also known as Woman with a Secret.

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2 Responses to “Order of Zailer & Waterhouse Mysteries Books”

  1. Therese: 1 year ago

    Thanks for listing the alternate titles (North American VS British). When I was young and foolish I never thought to check that out and was quite unhappy when I bought a book I’d read before. Why does a publisher do this? Seems almost all of Sophie Hannah’s books have two titles.


    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      No problem! Yeah there can be a variety of reasons as to why they do alternate titles. Then you also have authors who republish the same books – but just under a different title. Can be hard to keep track at times 🙂


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