Books by C.S. Challinor

UPSTAGED BY MURDER by C.S. Challinor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2018

"Challinor, who often modernizes and repurposes golden-age mystery ploys, this time takes the further step of recruiting the stars of those classic novels to help solve the case."
A night at the theater provides another retro puzzle for an amateur detective to solve. Read full book review >
JUDGMENT OF MURDER  by C.S. Challinor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"The denouement is only the latest of many twists, turns, and surprises. One of Challinor's best."
No good-deed condolence call goes unpunished. Read full book review >
MURDER COMES CALLING by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Rex's seventh (Murder at Midnight, 2014, etc.) reveals too much early on to offer much of a puzzle, but it's still fun to follow the clues."
Helping an old pal puts a Scottish barrister in danger. Read full book review >
MURDER OF THE BRIDE by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2012

"Rex's fifth case (Murder on the Moor, 2011, etc.) is a derivative but pleasant classic English mystery."
Why wouldn't your wedding day be one of the happiest of your life? Read full book review >
MURDER ON THE MOOR by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Rex's fourth case (Phi Beta Murder, 2010, etc.) is a slim volume in the style of Agatha Christie, lightweight but fun to read."
Even though it's in Scotland, a housewarming party is the scene of a classic English murder mystery. Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE RAW by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"The most untitillating nudist company imaginable. Put your clothes on and run to the bookstore for something else."
A Scotsman averts his eyes at a Caribbean nudist enclave. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS IS MURDER by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Challinor's debut is a pleasant modern knockoff of Christie. It remains to be seen whether Rex's skills are the equal of Poirot's or Miss Marple's."
Shades of Agatha Christie. A disparate group of guests snowed in at an English hotel await Christmas and death. Read full book review >