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INSPECTOR CARLYLE My books are about Inspector John Carlyle, he's a policeman, working out of the Charing Cross police station in Central London.

The first Carlyle novel, London Calling was published in 2011 and there are now 4 books in the series with No.5 due in August 2013.

The original idea for the core storyline of London Calling came after reading A Florentine Death, by Michele Giuttari, who is a former head of the Florence Police Force. The protagonist perhaps owes most to Donna Leon’s iconoclastic Venetian detective Guido Brunetti but there is also more than a nod to Andrea Camilleri’s sicilian gumshoe Salvo Montalbano.

Overall, I would describe the novels as 'European crime fiction', full of shades of grey, moral ambiguities & unfinished business.

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London Calling (Inspector Carlyle Thriller)
by James Craig
In the middle of a General Election, someone is targeting former members of hte ultra-exclusive Merrion Club, youthful hedonists addicted to excess transformed into pillars of the political establishment.  Next in the killer's sights is charismatic, ruthless Edgar Carlton, the man poised to be the next Prime Minister.  But, with power...
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London Calling: An Inspector Carlyle Mystery
by James Craig
What happens in the Merrion Club stays in the Merrion Club . . . Edgar Carlton is rich, handsome, and in line to be the next Prime Minister. But his rise to the top takes a steep turn downward when somebody begins murdering alumni of the 1984 Merrion Club, an exclusive Cambridge University society to which he belongs. Bullheaded...
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Buckingham Palace Blues: An Inspector Carlyle Mystery (Inspector Carlyle Mysteries)
by James Craig
This conspiracy goes all the way to the top … When Inspector John Carlyle discovers a disoriented girl in a park near Buckingham Palace, he takes it upon himself to find out who she is and where she’s from. His hunt for the identity of the lost girl takes him from Ukrainian gangsters in North London to the lower reaches of the...
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Time of Death: An Inspector Carlyle Mystery
by James Craig
The worst murders occur closest to home . . . When Agatha Mills is killed in her own apartment in the shadow of the British Museum, there is only one suspect—her husband, Henry. For Inspector Carlyle, it seems like an open-and-shut case. But much to Carlyle's chagrin, Henry refuses to confess. Worse, he comes up with an alternative...
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A Slow Death (Kriminalinspektor Max Drescher Book 1)
by James Craig
Mafia killings, undercover cops and rough justice – Berlin like you’ve never seen her before. This is the first book in the brand new Max Drescher series from James Craig - the best selling author of the Inspector John Carlyle novels "Exciting and fast moving. Excellent start to the series and a wonderful read. I would certainly...
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Shoot to Kill
by James Craig
When French gangster Tuco Martinez threatens Carlyle and his family, the inspector has to call on the resources and skills of Dominic Silver to try and see him off. But Dom won?t do all the dirty work and so Carlyle has to go into hiding. Cut off from his home turf, both literally and metaphorically, Carlyle struggles to cope with...
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All Kinds of Dead (Inspector Carlyle)
by James Craig
Inspector Carlyle has a new partner in crime . . . but for how long? When a fortune in uncut diamonds are nicked by a group of soldiers, Carlyle teams up with Captain Daniel Hunter of the Military Police to hunt them down. But Hunter has come up against this crew before and they are not going to let him stand in their way a...
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