David Pearson Books in Order

The David Pearson 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 Pearson 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 Maureen Lyons Books

Murder on the Old Bog Road

Pearson, David 2018

A woman is found dead in a ditch. As the list of suspects grows, a town’s dirty secrets are revealed. It’s a cold winter evening and rain is sweeping in from the Atlantic when a young woman, having braved the weather to visit her sick mother in a remote part of Ireland, comes across an obstacle in the road.

She clears the highway of stones from a damaged bridge only to see the body of a woman in a ditch. With no phone reception, she travels to the nearest police station to report what she has found. The local Garda waste no time in attending the scene of the crime.

The woman is clearly dead, but it needs proper forensics to establish if foul play was the cause. In the meantime, is it not possible that the woman driver was in fact the culprit? She is clearly not telling the whole truth.A game of cat and mouse ensues when the inquiry is upgraded to a murder investigation.

The trouble is, when the victim is recognised as a sex worker, there is no shortage of possible suspects. And few of them, if any, are willing to tell the truth to the police. It will take all of Galway detectives Hays and Lyons’ experience to cut through the web of lies and identify the killer in their midst.

MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD is the first in a series of atmospheric crime fiction titles featuring Detective Inspector Mick Hays and Detective Sergeant Maureen Lyons. The full list of books, in order of publication, is as follows:1. MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD2.

MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3. MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5. MURDER ON PAY DAY6. MURDER IN THE AIR7. MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME8. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA9. MURDER AT THE RACES10. MURDER IN A SAFE HAVENThese books will appeal to fans of Val McDermid, Stuart McBride and Pete Brassett.

They can be enjoyed in any order and are available FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

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Murder at the Old Cottage

Pearson, David 2018

Are detectives right to think that the brutal murder of a pensioner is more than just a burglary gone wrong?A health-worker visiting clients in a remote area on the West Coast of Ireland has a nasty surprise when she finds a reclusive old man dead in his armchair in his tumbledown cottage.

When the local Garda is called, it soon becomes obvious that this is no death from natural causes. The man has been tortured and his house ransacked.Galway detectives and pathology are called in to establish the cause of death and a possible motive. Nothing has been taken from the house, and the Scene of Crime Officers discover little to excite forensics.

So, why did the man meet such a violent and miserable death?This is the second case for detectives Mick Hays and Maureen Lyons. Hays is an ambitious detective who wants to build an investigative team that will be the envy of the whole of Ireland. He skilfully draws on each member of his team’s individual skills.

Lyons has an eye for detail and a knack of being in the right place at the right time.The investigation will draw the team into a darker side of Ireland: its criminal underworld, the gangs who’ll do anything for a price, and desperate men whose shady dealings are catching up with them.

Set mostly in the beautiful surroundings of the west of Ireland’s rural landscape, but also in Cork and Limerick, readers who like atmospheric crime fiction will love this authentic and gripping murder mystery.MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE is the second book by David Pearson to feature these detectives.

The full list of books is as follows:1. MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD2. MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3. MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5. MURDER ON PAY DAY6. MURDER IN THE AIR7. MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME8. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA9. MURDER AT THE RACES10.

MURDER IN A SAFE HAVENAll of these books are free with Kindle Unlimited. They can be enjoyed on their own, or as part of a series.

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Murder on the West Coast

Pearson, David 2018

Tensions arise between detectives when a kidnapping is upgraded to a murder investigation When an incompetent local crook makes a botched attempt at a kidnap, it should be a wrap for the Galway police. Unfortunately, Maureen Lyons’ first case in charge as Detective Inspector threatens to be a wash out as a series of mishaps lets the prime suspect slip through the Garda’s fingers.

When the true consequences of the crime become apparent and a body is discovered, the detectives will have to up their game lest they incur the full wrath of the police chief. Can Detective Lyons overcome her growing self-doubt and track down the ringleader behind the extortion attempt to save her reputation?A manhunt develops that takes the police across the whole of Ireland but ends in a shocking showdown on home turf on the west coast.

It will take all of senior DI Mick Hays’ experience and much of DI Lyons’ sheer gall to collar the culprits and smash a crime ring. But will doing so also test their relationship to the limit? MURDER ON THE WEST COAST is the third book by David Pearson featuring these detectives.

The full list of books is as follows:1. MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD2. MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3. MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5. MURDER ON PAY DAY6. MURDER IN THE AIR7. MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME8. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA9. MURDER AT THE RACESAll of the books are available FREE with Kindle Unlimited and in paperback.

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Murder at the Pony Show

Pearson, David 2018

The discovery of a man’s body puts a damper on the annual Connemara Pony Show. DI Maureen Lyons investigates a difficult case of foul play. The show is under way, but the gaiety is brought to an abrupt halt with the discovery of a dead man in a horsebox.

Whilst the teenage owner of the horse runs off in fright, detectives are quickly dispatched to investigate what is soon established as murder.Given the suspicious activity of the organisers, and the peculiar occupation of the victim, the Irish police have a conundrum on their hands.

Several motives begin to emerge, but when they are compounded by a kidnapping and evidence of dodgy dealings, it is far from an open and shut case.Set in the beautiful surroundings of the west coast of Ireland, MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW is a cosy police procedural the whole family can enjoy.

Follow Maureen Lyons as she tracks down the killer among the colourful characters of the Galway region, and further afield in Dublin. If you like crime fiction full of twists where you have to guess the identity of the killer, this book is for you. It is a standalone, but can also be enjoyed as part of the series featuring detectives Maureen Lyons and Mick Hays.

The full list of books, in order of publication, is:1. MURDER ON THE BOG ROAD2. MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3. MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5. MURDER ON PAY DAY6. MURDER IN THE AIR7. MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME8. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA9.

MURDER AT THE RACESAll of these books are available FREE on Kindle Unlimited, and in paperback.

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Murder on Pay Day

Pearson, David 2018

A body found below a cliff is not what it seems, and a deadly heist is underway in this enjoyable Irish murder mysteryWhilst junior detectives rush to the scene of a potential murder near Roundstone, Connemara, an informant lets on to DCI Mick Hays that a big robbery is about to take place.

With a large part of Galway’s police force mobilised to catch the felons in the act, resources are stretched. Will the robbers walk into the trap? Is the information reliable? Are they sufficiently prepared?Unresolved, the murder and the heist stand to leave egg on the face of the west coast of Ireland’s finest.

And a group of dangerous criminals are set to make off scot-free with the Christmas pay.It will take serious detective work to convince the chief superintendent that Hays and his team are up to the task in hand. If things go pear-shaped DCI Hays’ upcoming promotion will be jeopardised.

That and the reputation of the Garda itself.This book is a standalone, but it can also be enjoyed as part of the series featuring detectives Maureen Lyons and Mick Hays. The full list of books, in order of publication, is:1. MURDER ON THE BOG ROAD2. MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3.

MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5. MURDER ON PAY DAY6. MURDER IN THE AIR7. MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME8. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA9.MURDER AT THE RACESAll of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.

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Murder in the Air

Pearson, David 2018

A local businessman’s plane crashes into bogland killing all three occupants… Galway’s detectives investigate. It’s not long before experts establish that the small aircraft’s engine had been tampered with. From dealing with a tragic accident, senior DI Maureen Lyons is suddenly launching a murder inquiry.

The initial police investigation centres on the pilot, the local property development tycoon, Gerald Fortune. The other occupants, Fortune’s daughter, Emma, and his architect, are seen as unfortunate bystanders.It turns out that Fortune did not always play fair, and many individuals were left out of pocket by his business dealings.

But was that enough to kill? Could there be a different motive at work? The police inquiries set off a chain of events that lead to an assault, a kidnapping and a whole load of intrigue. Who would go to such lengths to see off the plane’s occupants? Who was the real target? And why?This could be the hardest investigation yet for Maureen Lyons and her team.

And she’ll have to light a fire under the sleepy west coast Garda to catch the killer.If you enjoy classic whodunnits in the vein of Agatha Christie, you’ll love this series with its sprinkling of Irish wit and the beautiful backdrop of the west coast of Ireland.

All of these books can be enjoyed as standalones, or you can binge on the whole series. The full list of books is, in order of publication:1. MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD2. MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3. MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5.

MURDER ON PAY DAY6. MURDER IN THE AIR7. MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME 8. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA9. MURDER IN THE AIRAll of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.

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Murder At The Holiday Home

Pearson, David 2019

A woman is found dead in a local businessman’s holiday let. Detectives uncover some shady dealings. But did he kill her? The charm of a West of Ireland holiday home is somewhat tarnished when a woman’s body is found in the property. There are few clues as to her identity.

However, in her hand is found a small solid-gold ingot.Galway-based DI Maureen Lyons is drawn out to the sticks to take on the case. Suspicion naturally falls on the property’s owner who runs a large discount store, lives beyond his means, and has an over-zealous interest in the ladies.

But the team find it difficult to establish a motive and it is only when the investigation follows the money that a picture begins to emerge. This is one of corruption that spreads across Europe, from Ireland, through Holland, all the way to Lithuania and beyond.

With the help of a Dutch inspector, Lyons will piece together an elaborate criminal scheme worth millions. But it will also bring her up against individuals who kill at the drop of a hat to further their aims.This is the seventh murder mystery featuring detectives Hays and Lyons set in the Galway region of Ireland.

It can be enjoyed entirely as a standalone, but why not check out the other books in the series? This is the full list, in order of publication:1. MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD2. MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3. MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5.

MURDER ON PAY DAY6. MURDER IN THE AIR7. MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME8. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA9. MURDER AT THE RACES10. MURDER IN A SAFE HAVENAll of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.

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Murder on the Peninsula

Pearson, David 2019

Murder on the beach, kidnap on the moor. DI Maureen Lyons investigates.It is with a certain trepidation that the local garda approach a car stuck out on Ballyconneely Beach gradually becoming swamped by the rising tide. And the police’s worst fears are confirmed when they find it contains the body of a young woman.

When the post-mortem indicates the death was the result of foul play, the girl’s family is interviewed and her room searched. After the discovery of a USB stick that appears to be evidence of corruption within the Council’s planning department, the investigation begins to centre on an architectural firm.

Whether or not the killer is feeling the heat, another girl is abducted. The race is now on to track down the felon. But he actually seems to want the police to find him, as he taunts DI Maureen Lyons with information.Heading out on her own, desperate to find the missing girl, Lyons is in serious danger.

But what is it about her past that has led her to be singled out in this way? And when she goes off the radar, how will her partner, Mick Hays, respond to her disappearance?MURDER ON THE PENINSULA is a cat-and-mouse thriller, full of mysterious twists.

It’s certainly a page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat.This book is the eighth mystery featuring detectives Lyons and Hays, set on the west coast of Ireland. It will appeal to fans of crime fiction, and all readers who like a good book.

The rest of the books in the series are as follows:1.MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD2.MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3.MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4.MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5.MURDER ON PAY DAY6.MURDER IN THE AIR7.MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME9. MURDER AT THE RACESAll of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.

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Murder at the Races

Pearson, David 2019

Irish detectives Maureen Lyons and Mick Hays face one of their hardest cases yet…When a successful bookmaker is robbed and killed during the annual Galway Races, the motive seems clear.But when the money turns up untouched, more questions are raised than answered.

Top Brass want the case wrapped up. The pressure is on DI Maureen Lyons to find the killer.However, the police didn’t count on having to deal with a troublemaker within their own ranks.Rigorous detective work will be needed to find the culprit. But with more than a few suspects, the police are stretched to their limit.

It may well require the luck of the Irish – and some underhand shenanigans – to crack the case.MURDER AT THE RACES is the ninth murder mystery by David Pearson to be set in the west of Ireland and feature these detectives. The full list of books, in order of publication, is as follows:1.

MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD2.MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE3.MURDER ON THE WEST COAST4.MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW5.MURDER ON PAY DAY6.MURDER IN THE AIR7.MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME8. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA9. MURDER AT THE RACESAll of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.

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Publication Order of DI Aidan Burke Books

A Deadly Dividend

Pearson, David 2020

THE FIRST IN A GRIPPING NEW SERIES BY A BESTSELLING IRISH AUTHORA promising young banker is killed in a Dublin alleyway. Two very different detectives try to find the murderer.A night out turns into a nightmare for a young man who is killed in Dublin’s city centre.

Once a street brawl or mugging is ruled out, it begins to look like he was targeted. But why?DI Aidan Burke struggles to get anything useful out of the man’s friends and family, so the investigation leads to his workplace. It is here that they establish he was in a relationship with a co-worker.

And when his girlfriend is attacked in her home and narrowly escapes with her life, detectives become certain the death was not random.The inquiry meets a brick wall of financial secrecy. To no avail, DI Burke tries unconventional methods to break it.

Could the softer touch of his sergeant, the unassuming DS Fiona Moore, provide the key? What did the victim know that required his death? And just how far will the criminals responsible go to protect their secrets?A DEADLY DIVIDEND is the first book in a new series of murder mysteries by best-selling author David Pearson, whose other Irish crime fiction has topped the charts.

Look out for the other books in the series. The full list is as follows:1. A DEADLY DIVIDEND2. A FATAL LIAISON3. THE CHINA CHAPTER4. LETHAL IN SMALL DOSESAll available on Kindle and in paperback from Amazon now!

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A Fatal Liaison

Pearson, David 2020

Two dead bodies in the Dublin mountains. What’s the connection between them? A man is found in his car, having met a painful death. Another man is found in the woods, clearly murdered.DI Aidan Burke must establish the connection between these deaths.

The first man is a wealthy property developer. Little is known about the second victim.Burke’s sergeant, DS Fiona Moore, sets to work gathering evidence. But the investigation turns up some unusual findings that point to serious organised criminal activity.

Soon the race is on to collar suspects who are escaping to mainland Europe and out of their reach. Will the mix of DI Burke’s unconventional methods and DS Moore’s steady police work catch the culprits?If you like crime fiction that’s easy to read and keeps you guessing, this book is for you!A FATAL LIAISON is the second book in a new series by bestselling Irish crime writer, David Pearson.

Look out for the first, A DEADLY DIVIDEND, and the third and fourth, THE CHINA CHAPTER and LETHAL IN SMALL DOSES, all in paperback and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

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The China Chapter

Pearson, David 2020

A man is found dead after a house fire. Detective Fiona Moore suspects foul play.It’s not the charred remains of Tony Phelan that really trouble Dublin law enforcement or the traces of accelerant, so much as the bullet hole in his chest.When a weapon is recovered at the back of the still-smouldering house, it will be the first clue that the death is connected to China.

And when Phelan is identified as an airport worker, the investigation begins to focus on suspicious goings-on in relation to a regular A300 freight flight from Shanghai.But pointing the finger at the Chinese is all the rage and maybe detectives have just been led up the garden path.

Could the proximity of the victim’s house to prime development land be more relevant?Someone has clearly sought to gain from Phelan’s death, but the detectives’ job would be easier if they could clarify the motive. Enter a mysterious agent from the US and this case gets enormously tricky for detectives Fiona Moore and Aidan Burke to solve.

THE CHINA CHAPTER is the third book in bestselling Irish author David Pearson’s new crime fiction series, The Dublin Homicides. It can be enjoyed as a standalone but look out for the first two books, A DEADLY DIVIDEND and A FATAL LIAISON, and the fourth, LETHAL IN SMALL DOSES.

All of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited. The first two are available now in paperback.

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Lethal In Small Doses

Pearson, David 2020

DUBLIN DETECTIVES RACE TO TRACK A SERIAL KILLER TARGETING CARE HOMESWhen an elderly resident of a care home passes away during the night, little is thought of it. But when a routine investigation turns up an anomaly, suspicions are raised.DI Fiona Moore follows her instincts that it is death by foul play and launches a murder inquiry.

It is not long before there is a similar death.Concerned that they have a serial killer on their hands, DI Moore is nudged off her central role by her boss. Frustrated, but determined to bring the care home killer to justice, she pursues her lines of inquiry.

Unfortunately, DI Moore is up against a particularly reckless individual. Having established their identity, if not their motive, the race is on to stop them acting again.LETHAL IN SMALL DOSES is the fourth crime fiction title in the Dublin Homicides series by David Pearson.

The full list of books in order of publication is as follows:1.A DEADLY DIVIDEND2.A FATAL LIAISON3.THE CHINA CHAPTER4.LETHAL IN SMALL DOSESAll of these books are available FREE with Kindle Unlimited and in paperback.

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