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Tony J. Forder

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in London, The United Kingdom



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Tony J Forder is the author of the bestselling crime thriller series featuring detectives Jimmy Bliss and Penny Chandler. The first five books, Bad to the Bone, The Scent of Guilt, If Fear Wins, The Reach of Shadows, and The Death of Justice, were joined by Endless Silent Scream on 9 March 2020.

Tony’s dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, featuring ex-detective Frank Rogers, was also published by Bloodhound Books. This is a stand-alone serial-killer novel. Scream Blue Murder, an action-adventure thriller, was published in November 2017, and received praise from many, including fellow authors Mason Cross, Matt Hilton and Anita Waller. The sequel, Cold Winter Sun, was published in November 2018.

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Bad to the Bone (DI Bliss, #1)

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The Scent of Guilt (DI Blis...

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Degrees of Darkness

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The DI Bliss Series (DI Bli...

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If Fear Wins (DI Bliss, #3)

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Scream Blue Murder

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The Reach of Shadows (DI Bl...

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Endless Silent Scream (DI B...

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Slow Slicing (DI Bliss #7)

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Looking Forward

It's been a busy old year so far, and there's no sign of that letting up. Bad to the Bone has been out less than four weeks and yet here I am already looking ahead to the next one…and beyond.

Degrees of Darkness will be published by Bloodhound Books in September. I have already approved the cover (and I love it!), and the final edit has also been approved and put to bed ahead of the pre-launch stuf Read more of this blog post »
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Bliss Uncovered Bad to the Bone The Scent of Guilt If Fear Wins The Reach of Shadows The Death of Justice Endless Silent Scream
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Scream Blue Murder Cold Winter Sun
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4.19 avg rating — 488 ratings

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Fifteen Coffins by Tony J. Forder
"After being a lover of all things Bliss in the UK, I found the first few pages of Fifteen Coffins initially disorientating due to the fact I was expecting it to be set in the UK too, or at least find Sydney visiting to tie up loose ends of her father" Read more of this review »
Bliss Uncovered by Tony J. Forder
"Bliss Uncovered ..the prequel is like a black and white snapshot of his early years .28 year old Bliss is a young DC and has been offered the chance to work with CID...he is going undercover .Here we see the young Bliss ..he is keen , he wants this j" Read more of this review »
Fifteen Coffins by Tony J. Forder
"When FBI Agent Sydney Merlot returns to her home town in northern California to wind down her late father’s PI business, she soon finds herself on the wrong side of the aftermath of a high school shooting.
Nothing is what it seems and once again Tony " Read more of this review »
Bliss Uncovered by Tony J. Forder
"A prequel novella that lets us know more of Jimmy Bliss and his early years in the police .A newly promoted to DC after several years on the beat, so no wet behind the ears copper and dropped in at the deep end, having to think on his feet. We get to" Read more of this review »
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This reliably excellent author’s writing style is ideal for this type of book, which to me is part domestic noir, part psychological thriller, and wholly claustrophobic. When Del disappears, his wife, Holly, is initially angry at his failure to come ...more
The Reach of Shadows by Tony J. Forder
" I simply have to thank you for this, Lou - I could easily frame it. I have had some cracking reviews before, but this may just be the best of the lot. ...more "
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