Bill James
1929-
  

Pseudonym of Allan James Tucker. He is a former journalist who worked for the Western Mail and South Wales Echo, The Daily Mirror, and The Sunday Times. He is a part-time tutor in creative writing at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He also writes under the pseudonym ‘David Craig’. He is the creator of :
1. ‘Colin Harpur’, a Chief Superintendent in Wales.
2. ‘Stephen Bellecroix and Sheila Roath’, secret agents (under the pseudonym ‘David Craig’).
3. 'Sally Bithron', a Detective Constable of the Cardiff police (under the pseudonym 'David Craig').
4. ‘Roy Rickman’, a Home Office Administrator in London (under the pseudonym ‘David Craig’).

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
‘Colin Harpur’ Novels
 1) You’d Better Believe It  1985
 2) The Lolita Man  1986
 3) Halo Parade  1987
 4) Protection (Also published as: Harpur & Iles)  1988
 5) Come Clean  1989
 6) Take  1990
 7) Club  1991
 8) Astride a Grave  1991
 9) Gospel  1992
10) Roses, Roses  1993
11) In Good Hands  1994
12) The Detective Is Dead  1995
13) Top Banana  1996
14) Lovely Mover  1999
15) Eton Crop  1999
16) Kill Me  2000
17) Pay Days  2001
18) Panicking Ralph  2001
19) Naked at the Window  2002
20) The Girl with the Long Back  2004
21) Easy Streets  2005
22) Wolves of Memory  2005
23) Girls  2006
24) Pix  2007
25) In the Absence of Iles  2008
26) Hotbed  2009
27) I Am Gold  2010
28) Vacuum  2011
29) Undercover  2012
30) Play Dead  2013
31) Disclosures  2014
32) Blaze Away  2015
33) First Fix Your Alibi  2015
Other Novels
 1) The Last Enemy  1997
 1) Split  2001
 2) Double Jeopardy  2002
 3) Middleman  2002
 4) A Man’s Enemies  2003
 5) Between Lives  2003
 6) The Sixth Man and Other Stories (short stories)  2006
 7) Letters from Carthage  2007
 8) Off-Street Parking  2008
 9) Full of Money  2009
10) World War Two Will Not Take Place  2011
As ‘David Craig’
‘Stephen Bellecroix and Sheila Roath’ Novels
 1) Young Men May Die  1970
 2) A Walk at Night  1971
‘Sally Bithron’ Novels
 1) Hear Me Talking to You  2005
 2) Tip Top  2006
‘Roy Rickman’ Novels
 1) The Alias Man  1968
 2) Message Ends  1969
 3) Contact Lost  1970
Other Novels
 1) Up from the Grave  1971
 2) Double Take  1972
 3) Bolthole (US Title: Knifeman)  1973
 4) A Dead Liberty  1974
 5) Whose Little Girl Are You? (US Title: The Squeeze)  1974
 6) The Albion Case  1975
 7) Faith, Hope and Death  1976
 8) Forget It  1995
 9) The Tattooed Detective  1998
10) Torch  1999
11) Bay City  2000
As ‘James Tucker’
 1) Blaze of Riot  1979
 2) The King’s Friends  1982

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