David Bishop Books in Order

The David Bishop books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the David Bishop books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Maddie Richards Mystery Books

The Beholder

Bishop, David 2011

* AMAZON LIST OF TOP-RATED MYSTERY SERIES* AMAZON LIST OF BEST-SELLING MYSTERY SERIESMaddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America.

Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “a career maker or breaker, get me?” She has an ex-husband she still cares for, but who was bad for her and her ten-year-old son.

Her widowed mother who lives with her is both a blessing and a trial. And, oh yes, her ex-husband has married an extremely wealthy and politically connected woman who cannot give birth. So, Maddie’s ex is filing a motion to obtain permanent custody of their son, citing the risks attendant to Maddie’s police work endanger the boy.

If that were not enough, the brother-in-law of the chief of police is using his position as an administrative assistant to sexually harass Maddie. She could file a formal complaint, but the good-old-boys network in the department is watching how she handles the situation.

Further complicating Maddie’s life is two love interests: Gary Packard, a hunk who recently moved in across the street, and Lincoln Rogers, a confirmed bachelor, who lives thousands of miles away and works for the FBI.As the case develops Maddie learns that the victims all wore the same bra size.

She must decide if this is merely a coincidence or a criterion the killer uses when selecting his victims. She also finds that each of the victims is somehow connected to the Phoenix police department. This realization isolates her further as she must pursue the killer without disclosing this theory to her department because, if her suspicion is correct, the Beholder would learn she is closing in.

As the story races toward its climax, Maddie is betrayed by those closest to her, and she begins to believe her own name may be on the killer’s list.

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Death of a Bankster

Bishop, David 2013

Maddie Richards finds herself in the middle of a case which starts with the sights and sounds of just another murder investigation. A woman claims her husband, a banker, was murdered. Later, Maddie learns that the woman had begun divorce proceedings the day before she claims a bullet had taken her husband from her.

The murder greased her path to not only ending her marriage, but negating any need to divide their marital property. Then the wheels come off and nothing about Maddie's case is what it seems. Ryan Testler, last seen in David Bishop's novel The Woman, guest stars.

Maddie's son, Bradley, and her mother, Rita, return as the stable underpinnings to Maddie's life. On her day job, Maddie continues to work her strange and twisting investigation. At night, she is increasingly taken with the most unusual and fascinating man she has ever known-Ryan Testler.

On his day job, Ryan carries out his latest mission in his usual over-the-line style. Along the way, the sparks between Maddie and Ryan get hotter and hotter while they struggle to resolve their conflicting views on justice and whether the end can justify the means.

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Publication Order of Matt Kile Mystery Books

Who Murdered Garson Talmadge

Bishop, David 2011

Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, current smart-aleck, and a neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge has built himself a comfortable career writing mysteries. Garson Talmadge sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then moved out of France, came to America and married Clarice, a woman half his age.

When Clarice is arrested for murdering her husband, Matt becomes the investigator for her defense attorney, and quickly learns there is a line of suspects stretching from the U.S. into Europe and the Middle East. Not long after getting involved in the case Matt learns that Garson Talmadge’s weapons deals meant the FBI had an interest as well as the French Prefecture of Police.

While Matt is simply trying to establish that Clarice is innocent, the FBI is trying to learn how Hussein got some of his weaponry, and powerful members of the French government and armaments industry wants to keep Matt from following the trail far enough to expose them.

Told in the first person, Matt shares his thoughts and wise remarks as he weaves his way through a mass of plot twists and turns to its conclusion, and learns Who Murdered Garson Talmadge.

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The Original Alibi

Bishop, David 2012

Eleven years ago General Whittaker, long retired, former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bought an alibi for his grandson who had been arrested for the murder of his fiancée, Ileana Corrigan, and the general’s unborn great grandson. The charges were soon dropped and the grandson released.

General Whittaker is dying and he can no longer ignore his doubts. The question that has haunted him all these years must be answered. Did his money save his innocent grandson or cheat justice? ˃˃˃ The general hires Matt Kile to thaw this cold case.

The solution of the crime is complicated by the passage of years and an excess of suspects, including the general’s grandson, the general’s promiscuous adult daughter, and even the general himself. All had means, motive, and opportunity. The Original Alibi is a big story told on a small stage, intimately portrayed primarily among the members of the Whittaker family and those who serve them.

Of the secrets and strategies that fester inside an outwardly functional and famous family.˃˃˃ Matt Kile is a former homicide detective, and pardoned ex-con who, like several real-life former cops, has gone on to achieve success as a writer of mystery fiction.

Matt’s efforts are aided by a colorful cast of Damon Runyonesque characters. Chief among them is Axel, Matt’s former cellmate whose parole, after more than thirty years in prison, had been advanced by Matt’s promise of a job. He is also helped by Hillie, a young inexperienced streetwalker Axel takes under his wing.

Then there’s Bruno Grunsky, a former mob wheelman, and retired spinster Clara Birnbaum who makes pies in return for Axel’s favors. This mixed bag of characters add flavoring to the story, while each, in their own way, help Matt Kile determine the guilt or innocence of General Whittaker’s grandson.

˃˃˃ A stunning, fast-paced mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.Fans of mystery authors from Michael Connelly to Raymond Chandler will love the second installment of the A Matt Kile Mystery Series from International bestselling author, David Bishop.

Don't wait another minute. Get the sequel to the thrilling Matt Kile Mystery today!* ON 3 DIFFERENT AMAZON BEST-SELLING LISTS* ON 3 DIFFERENT AMAZON TOP-RATED LISTS Scroll up and grab a copy of The Original Alibi today.

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Money & Murder

Bishop, David 2012

P.Q. Winston Rutledge is the richest man in Copper City, Arizona, and he believes someone will soon try to kill him. The story quickly deteriorates into murder, and the ambitions of relatives in pursuit of his fortune. PQ’s family is a collection of oddballs with a common bloodline.

Fascinating people you’d love to have at your next dinner party, but each comes with their own set of secrets and entanglements. PQ is survived by a widow, the same age as his daughter, and two sons, one of whom—well, you’ll have to read the story.

You won’t be sorry you did.

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Find My Little Sister

Bishop, David 2014

In 1938, Frances Hopkins ran away from home to chase the glitz of movie stars and the titillation of rubbing shoulders with gangsters. Her older sister, Calandra, hires Matt Kile to help locate Frances and bring her home safely. Matt and Callie soon find themselves embroiled in a torrid romance wrapped in the magic of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Colorful fictional characters from the pen of David Bishop are sprinkled among the famous and infamous of that era. Lovers of the movie, L.A. Confidential, the T.V. series, Boardwalk Empire, and the wide-ranging era of prohibition, illegal gambling, and Tommy guns, will love this Matt Kile Mystery—and love story.

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The Maltese Pigeon

Bishop, David 2015

Faberge eggs are often given to wives and mothers. This gifting began when the emperor of Russia gave gold Faberge eggs, crusted with jewels, to his empress and mother each year on Easter. Many were lost or destroyed during the Bolshevik revolution, but others survived into modern day and are valued in the tens of millions.

One of the Faberges believed to be lost to history is recovered. Matt Kile finds himself surrounded by devious international criminals while trying to protect the safety of both the fabulous Faberge and its (apparent) rightful owner. A Matt Kile mystery wrapped in intrigue, murder, romance and humor.

I like David Bishop's style. He keeps the reader engaged from the very start. ***** An Amazon Reader. David Bishop writes with a flair all his own. ***** An Amazon Reader..One twisted tale that takes a roller coaster of a ride. ***** An Amazon Reader.

A shy, mysterious woman and a shadowy fat man put Matt Kile in the middle of Russian Romanov history, danger, murder, and enormous wealth. All while Matt spars with two romantically competitive women.REVIEWED by NEIL A. WHITE for READER'S FAVORITES:The Maltese Pigeon by David Bishop is the most current installment in the successful Matt Kile Mystery novels.

And although this is the fifth book in the series, those readers only just jumping aboard need not worry; The Maltese Pigeon reads very well as a stand-alone novel and will have many furiously searching out the first four while salivating over the release of a sixth.

Bishop’s creation, Matt Kile, is a wise-cracking ex-homicide cop, ex-con, part-time private investigator and wanna-be author. In The Maltese Pigeon, Kile is hired by Catherine Martin, who has just inherited an original and priceless Faberge egg from her grandmother, to both find a buyer and to provide protection.

Enter, stage left, a shady character (and requisite muscle) that will do anything to add the egg to their private collection. Add a subtle link to the last of the Romanov family, the last Czar of Russia, and a backup team employed by Kile of mischievous ex-cons.

The rollicking adventure quickly builds up a good head of steam.David Bishop’s Matt Kile is a light-hearted homage to the gritty L.A. noir books of the 1950s, featuring a delicious dash of humor that keeps the storyline moving swiftly along like an L.

A. county culvert after a heavy downpour. Needless to say, all is not how it seems, and a clever plot twist leaves Kile with a weighty decision to ponder. The Maltese Pigeon is a quick read and will have the reader thirsting for more. Neil White, for Reader's Favorites

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Judge Snider's Folly

Bishop, David 2016

Another story in the popular Matt Kile Mystery Series. All the Matt Kile mysteries have 4 plus average stars, and been on Amazon bestselling lists, including the coveted number one position. Some murders are big, splashy, front-page stories. This isn’t one of them.

Judge Snider’s Folly is an intimate story involving people who could live down your street. Judge Snider knew Carleen was a mistake. But some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

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The Year We Had Murder

Bishop, David 2017

* AMAZON LIST OF TOP-RATED MYSTERY SERIES * AMAZON LIST OF BEST-SELLING MYSTERY SERIES The latest Matt Kile Mystery is a frisky, sometimes over-the-top, romp through Hollywood, a town with its own manner, imagery, and code of conduct. Matt finds himself smack dab in the middle of the craziness when he’s invited to a Hollywood party where nothing is as it seems.

The party is at the home of a famous film producer, who’s married to the big screen’s current sex symbol. Matt takes his favorite date, Clarice Talmadge, to the gathering of silicone starlets and movie moguls.This stylish murder mystery could be called an edgy cozy or a private detective story absent gratuitous violence.

The one thing it isn’t is a predictable story of murder. One of the editors described it as a tongue-in-cheek slide into an unexpected conclusion.The Year We Had Murder is book seven in the Matt Kile Mystery Series.

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Scandalous Behavior

Bishop, David 2017

Written by fictional detective Matt Kile, in collaboration with his creator, master mystery writer David Bishop. This novelette tells the story of a regular, hardworking, salt-of-the-earth guy. He pays his bills, loves his mother, and lives by the rules.

Then he meets Mary and everything changes. Scandalous Behavior is a mystery and a story of American Drama. The second in the collaboration of Matt Kile and David Bishop. Enjoy.

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Publication Order of Linda Darby Books

The Woman

Bishop, David 2011

* #1 BEST SELLING MYSTERY AMAZON eBOOK (MARCH 2012) * MANY MONTHS ON THE AMAZON LIST OF BEST-SELLING MYSTERY SERIES There are approximately one-hundred-and-sixty million women living in America. This is a story of just one woman. As the story unfolds Linda gradually learns that some people do deserve to die, but that she is not one of those people.

Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon, who day trades for a living. Her only close friend is a widowed elderly woman who manages a small consulting company, which, as is later discovered, never has visitors, sends and receives its business correspondence only by courier, and is not listed in any phone directory.

No one in town knows what kind of consulting the company does, but the rumor is that whatever they do is done for the government. Linda doesn’t date local men. When her celibacy grows intolerable, she visits nearby towns to frequent the watering holes of successful men.

Her motto: No relationships. No second dates. No use of her real name during one-night stands. Then one evening, Linda goes for a walk and nothing for her is ever the same. She is dragged into an alley by two men, but saved by a third, a stranger who disappears as suddenly as he appeared.

The next day she finds out the two men in the alley had been killed, the town’s first murders ever. The following day she learns that hours before she had been dragged into the alley, her close friend was tortured and killed. The next night, she awakens several hours after going to bed to find a man sitting in her bedroom, watching her.

In the days that follow, events stretching all the way to the nation’s capital change who Linda is, what she thinks, and how she will live the rest of her life.

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Hometown Secrets

Bishop, David 2015

Hometown Secrets: The long awaited sequel to the first Linda Darby suspense mystery, THE WOMAN, has been released. And Ryan Testler, is back with her again. Memories are funny things. The way they quietly hang around. Linger. Waiting for something we see or hear, or an unexpected event to slam them forward into our consciousness.

To strike us the way headlights assault a dark road. Some memories bring along a smile, others foreshadow danger, and there are those which cry out for resolution. All of this is true for Linda Darby. Linda wonders if she might again be lured into her first lover’s bed.

As the pace quickens she does find love, along with friendship, fear, danger, and opportunity. Clashes of personality and conflicts between the agendas of the principal characters eventually coalesce in ways Linda never anticipated.

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The First Lady's Second Man

Bishop, David 2016

Linda Darby Mystery - Book 3An assassination is planned in Syria. An extramarital affair occurs in Washington, D.C. The U.S. President decides to run for re-election.A mother and her daughter in Oregon are threatened. Relentlessly, Linda Darby and Ryan Testler are pulled toward these seemingly disparate events until their only way out is to confront what is quickly becoming unavoidable.


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Heart Strike

Bishop, David 2018

A Linda Darby Mystery - Book 4An International Thriller: The President of the United States assigns Ryan Testler a cloak-and-dagger mission to Europe in pursuit of support for his new doctrine dealing with the Middle East. Linda Darby accompanies Ryan to create the look of a couple of tourists.

That cover story fails. Meanwhile, back in Washington, D.C., a lone terrorist, after four years as a sleeper, is activated. He wants to complete his sworn duty and make his family in Egypt proud. At the same time, his years in America as a sleeper has given him a different view of the country and its people.

He struggles with this conflict as Ryan Testler leads the government's efforts to locate him before its too late.

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Publication Order of Jack McCall Books

The Third Coincidence

Bishop, David 2012

Headlines scream across the nation as a country in near panic pleads for the capture of the killers. With little progress, U.S. President Samuel Schroeder asks Jack McCall, a veteran of the CIA and Defense Intelligence, to head up a special multi-agency task force to find the killers.

A frustrated and unhappy FBI designates, as its representative, Rachel Johnstone, an agent with whom Jack has had some personal history. The Third Coincidence unfolds amidst continued assassinations, accusations that the president is attempting to form his own secret police, and confirmation hearings for reluctant nominees to fill the vacant positions while the Supreme Court struggles to sustain a quorum.

Will a terrorist group or a mad assassin succeed in destroying these revered intuitions? In the spirit of The Day of the Jackal and The Manchurian Candidate, this story is juxta-posed through the eyes of both the hunter and the hunted as the devious plot to change America hurdles forward.

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The Blackmail Club

Bishop, David 2012

Washington, D.C., is a town full of powerful people hiding ugly secrets. The blackmailer, a renaissance man, keeps his promise: pay me, I'll return the juicy evidence I have against you, and you'll never hear from me again. Jack McCall, a former operative for the U.

S. intelligence community and now a private investigator hunts this wily and diabolical madman. His victims, having paid and not been further extorted, are reticent to admit ever having been blackmailed. McCall's efforts to solve the case are assisted by Nora Burke, his sexy assistant who also helps Jack recover from the loss of his wife, and Max Logan, a retired detective of Irish-Scottish parentage.

Chock full of colorful characters from the worlds of politics, art, and the media, The Blackmail Club is a cerebral, physical and sexy five-course gourmet meal of mystery. Sit back and fasten your seatbelt, relax, and be entertained while you try to fit together the final pieces before you turn the final pages.

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Game Of Masks

Bishop, David 2019

Amy O’Sullivan finds an invitation to a masquerade dinner party in her refrigerator, balanced atop a bottle of pinot grigio. If she accepts the invitation, Amy will be picked up by a limousine. She and four competing strangers must wear masks to the party.

The winner will receive a choice of either fifty thousand dollars cash or a free murder of anyone the winner designates. Amy could certainly use the money. She also has a person she’d love to see dead. Life is choices and Amy has one to make. As complications set in, Jack McCall is brought in by Amy’s uncle, Max Logan, a staff detective in McCall Investigations.

To find the solution to what it’s all about, Jack will travel halfway around the world. Come along.

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Ladies Lunch Club Murders

Bishop, David 2019

Someone is murdering the retired ladies of the lunch club. Jack McCall, ably assisted by Nora Burke and Max Logan, is hired by the governor—the brother of one of the victims. At the start it seems a cushy job: Nice weather, good pay, and an attractive Florida State cop is assigned to assist Jack.

But, in typical Jack McCall fashion, this murder case quickly turns screwy. Other Books in the series:The Third Coincidence, a Jack McCall MysteryThe Blackmail Club, a Jack McCall MysteryGame of Masks, a Jack McCall Mystery

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Publication Order of Rick Carnes Cozy Mystery Books

A Promise Kept

Bishop, David 2020

Special Introductory Pre-order price $2.99Sergeant Edmund Jones died saving the life of Captain Rick Carnes. His last request, “Please, Captain, help my family they’ve got troubles.”Rick Carnes musters out of the U.S. Army a few weeks later. Determined to keep that promise, he heads for Angels Camp, California.

A town, the chief of police calls Peyton Place West. In this twisty cozy mystery, Rick uncovers the real story behind the Jones’ family troubles, solves a murder, and makes new friends. Along the way, he may have found the woman of his dreams, and perhaps a new career.

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