Paul Finch Books

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Paul Finch is a British author that writes scripts for movies and TV shows as well as short stories and crime thriller novels. Born in Lancashire, Finch’s interest in writing was sparked at an early age. As a child, he loved English lessons. He also enjoyed the creative writing classes he had to take in school. He would anticipate every assignment that required him to write stories.

Order of Counter-Measures Series

1Counter-Measures 2012Description / Buy

Order of Dark Winter Tales Short Stories/Novellas

1Children Don’t Play Here Anymore (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
2God's Fist (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
3Hag Fold (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
4The Incident at North Shore (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
5Those They Left Behind (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
6Tok (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
7What's Behind You (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who Books

1Tales of Trenzalore 2014Description / Buy

Order of DS Heckenburg Series

1Stalkers 2013Description / Buy
2Sacrifice 2013Description / Buy
3The Killing Club 2014Description / Buy
4Dead Man Walking 2014Description / Buy
5A Wanted Man (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy
6Hunted 2015Description / Buy
7Ashes to Ashes 2017Description / Buy
8Kiss of Death 2018Description / Buy

Order of Lucy Clayburn Series

1Strangers 2016Description / Buy
2Shadows 2017Description / Buy
3Stolen 2019Description / Buy

Order of Malory's Knights of Albion Series

1The Black Chalice ( By: Steven Savile) 2011Description / Buy
2Dark North 2012Description / Buy

Order of Terror Tales Series

1Terror Tales of the Lake District 2011Description / Buy
2Terror Tales of the Cotswolds 2012Description / Buy
3Terror Tales of East Anglia 2012Description / Buy
4Terror Tales of London 2013Description / Buy
5Terror Tales of the Seaside 2013Description / Buy
6Terror Tales of Wales 2014Description / Buy
7Terror Tales of Yorkshire 2014Description / Buy
8Terror Tales Of The Scottish Highlands 2015Description / Buy
9Terror Tales of the Ocean 2015Description / Buy
10Terror Tales of Cornwall 2017Description / Buy
11Terror Tales of North West England 2019Description / Buy

Order of Tomes of the Dead Series

1I, Zombie ( By: Al Ewing) 2008Description / Buy
2Tomes of the Dead ( By: Simon Bestwick) 2009Description / Buy
3Tomes of the Dead: Hungry Hearts ( By: Gary McMahon) 2009Description / Buy
4Stronghold 2010Description / Buy
5Empire of Salt ( By: Weston Ochse) 2010Description / Buy
6Best of the Tomes of the Dead Vol. 2 ( By: Simon Bestwick) 2011Description / Buy
7Brain-Eating Britain: Three Bone-Crunching Tales of Zombies in Broken Britain ( By: Gary McMahon, Simon Bestwick, Matthew Smith) 2013Description / Buy

Order of Paul Finch Standalone Novels

1One Eye Open 2006Description / Buy
2Stains 2007Description / Buy
3Groaning Shadows 2009Description / Buy
4Sparrowhawk 2010Description / Buy

Order of Paul Finch Short Stories/Novellas

1Cape Wrath (Short Story) 2003Description / Buy
2The Chase (Short Story) 2014Description / Buy
3Death’s Door (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
4Season of Mist (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy

Order of Paul Finch Short Story Collections

1The Shadows Beneath 2000Description / Buy
2After Shocks 2001Description / Buy
3The Extremist and Other Tales of Conflict (Short Story) 2005Description / Buy
4Walkers in the Dark 2010Description / Buy
5One Monster Is Not Enough 2010Description / Buy
6Medi Evil 1 2011Description / Buy
7Medi Evil 2 2011Description / Buy
8Medi Evil 3 2011Description / Buy
9Death Rattles 2011Description / Buy
10Enemies at the Door 2012Description / Buy
11The Perfect Murder 2013Description / Buy
12Don't Read Alone 2013Description / Buy
13In a Deep, Dark December 2014Description / Buy
14Major Craddock Investigates 2015Description / Buy
15Cape Wrath and the Hellion 2015Description / Buy
16Dark Winter Tales 2016Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who: New Series Adventures Series

1Monsters Inside ( By: Stephen Cole) 2005Description / Buy
2Winner Takes All ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2005Description / Buy
3The Clockwise Man ( By: Justin Richards) 2005Description / Buy
4The Monsters Inside ( By: Stephen Cole) 2005Description / Buy
5Winner Takes All ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2005Description / Buy
6The Deviant Strain ( By: Justin Richards) 2005Description / Buy
7Only Human ( By: Gareth Roberts) 2005Description / Buy
8The Stealers of Dreams ( By: Steve Lyons) 2005Description / Buy
9The Stone Rose ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2006Description / Buy
10The Feast of the Drowned ( By: Stephen Cole) 2006Description / Buy
11The Resurrection Casket ( By: Justin Richards) 2006Description / Buy
12The Nightmare of Black Island ( By: Mike Tucker) 2006Description / Buy
13The Art of Destruction ( By: Stephen Cole) 2006Description / Buy
14The Price of Paradise ( By: Colin Brake) 2006Description / Buy
15Sting of the Zygons ( By: Stephen Cole) 2007Description / Buy
16The Last Dodo ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2007Description / Buy
17Wooden Heart ( By: Martin Day) 2007Description / Buy
18Sick Building ( By: Paul Magrs) 2007Description / Buy
19Forever Autumn ( By: Mark Morris) 2007Description / Buy
20Wetworld ( By: Mark Michalowski) 2007Description / Buy
21Wishing Well ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2007Description / Buy
22The Pirate Loop ( By: Simon Guerrier) 2007Description / Buy
23Peacemaker ( By: James Swallow) 2007Description / Buy
24Martha in the Mirror ( By: Justin Richards) 2008Description / Buy
25Snowglobe 7 ( By: Mike Tucker) 2008Description / Buy
26The Many Hands ( By:) 2008Description / Buy
27Ghosts of India ( By: Mark Morris) 2008Description / Buy
28The Doctor Trap ( By: Simon Messingham) 2008Description / Buy
29Shining Darkness ( By: Mark Michalowski) 2008Description / Buy
30The Story of Martha ( By: Dan Abnett) 2008Description / Buy
31Beautiful Chaos ( By: Gary Russell) 2008Description / Buy
32The Eyeless ( By: Lance Parkin) 2008Description / Buy
33Judgement of the Judoon ( By: Colin Brake) 2009Description / Buy
34The Slitheen Excursion ( By: Simon Guerrier) 2009Description / Buy
35Prisoner of the Daleks ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2009Description / Buy
36The Taking of Chelsea 426 ( By: David Llewellyn) 2009Description / Buy
37Autonomy ( By: Daniel Blythe) 2009Description / Buy
38The Krillitane Storm ( By: Christopher Cooper) 2009Description / Buy
39The Glamour Chase ( By: Gary Russell) 2010Description / Buy
40Apollo 23 ( By: Justin Richards) 2010Description / Buy
41Night of the Monsters ( By: David Llewellyn) 2010Description / Buy
42The Forgotten Army ( By: Brian Minchin) 2010Description / Buy
43Nuclear Time ( By: Oli Smith) 2010Description / Buy
44The King's Dragon ( By: Una McCormack) 2010Description / Buy
45The Glamour Chase ( By: Gary Russell) 2010Description / Buy
46Coming of the Terraphiles ( By: Michael Moorcock) 2010Description / Buy
47Dead of Winter ( By: James Goss) 2011Description / Buy
48The Way Through the Woods ( By: Una McCormack) 2011Description / Buy
49Hunter's Moon 2011Description / Buy
50Touched by An Angel ( By: Jonathan Morris) 2011Description / Buy
51Paradox Lost ( By: George Mann) 2011Description / Buy
52Borrowed Time ( By: Naomi Alderman) 2011Description / Buy
53The Silent Stars Go By ( By: Dan Abnett) 2011Description / Buy
54Dark Horizons ( By: Jenny Colgan) 2012Description / Buy
55Plague of the Cybermen ( By: Justin Richards) 2013Description / Buy
56The Dalek Generation ( By: Nicholas Briggs) 2013Description / Buy
57Shroud of Sorrow ( By: Tommy Donbavand) 2013Description / Buy
58The Crawling Terror ( By: Mike Tucker) 2014Description / Buy
59Silhouette ( By: Justin Richards) 2014Description / Buy
60Engines of War ( By: George Mann) 2014Description / Buy
61The Blood Cell ( By: James Goss) 2014Description / Buy
62Royal Blood ( By: Una McCormack) 2015Description / Buy
63Big Bang Generation ( By: Gary Russell) 2015Description / Buy
64Deep Time ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2015Description / Buy
65In the Blood ( By: Justin Richards, Jenny Colgan) 2016Description / Buy
66The Shining Man ( By: Cavan Scott) 2017Description / Buy
67Diamond Dogs ( By: Mike Tucker) 2017Description / Buy
68Plague City ( By: Jonathan Morris) 2017Description / Buy
69The Good Doctor ( By: Juno Dawson) 2018Description / Buy
70Molten Heart ( By: Una McCormack) 2018Description / Buy
71Combat Magicks ( By: Steve Cole) 2018Description / Buy
72At Childhood's End ( By: Sophie Aldred) 2020Description / Buy

Order of Darkside Series

1Darkside: Horror for the Next Millenium 1998Description / Buy
2The Darker Side: Generations of Horror 2002Description / Buy
3A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror ( With: Brian Hodge, , , Tim Lebbon, Tom Piccirilli, , Brian Keene, , John Pelan, , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , , , , Peadar Ó Guilín) 2004Description / Buy
4Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror 2005Description / Buy
5Alone on the Darkside: Echoes From Shadows of Horror 2006Description / Buy

Paul Finch Anthologies

1 The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft2003Description / Buy
2 A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror2004Description / Buy
3 Fear Of The Unknown2005Description / Buy
4 New Writings in the Fantastic2007Description / Buy
5 A Carnivàle of Horror2012Description / Buy
6 Haunts of Horror2016Description / Buy
7 Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection: 11 New Adventures and Intrigues2017Description / Buy
8 Terror Tales of the Home Counties2020Description / Buy
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After studying History at Goldsmiths, he went into Law Enforcement. A lot of his time was spent in inner Manchester, specifically Salford. He encountered a few routine traffic accidents and their related investigations along with cases involving vandalism and riot control.

He also had the opportunity to investigate thefts, robberies, and drug-related crimes during his plainclothes attachment days. Police work was fulfilling, which is why he did it for so many years. However, after a while, Finch realized that he was no longer willing to contend with the dangerous experiences that came with the territory.

So he abandoned the career to become a journalist. The transition was highly rewarding for Finch because it showed him that he could make money as a writer. During that period, he wrote a few short stories that magazines and anthologies published.

As an author, Finch was hesitant to write about mysteries and crimes. Because his time as a police officer had already exposed him to those elements, he wanted to experiment with different genres.

But then an opportunity to add his talents to ‘The Bill’, a police procedural on TV, came along and Finch realized that he couldn’t pass it up. He lacked writing experience at the time but he made up for it with his knowledge of police work.

The author’s scripts were praised for their authenticity. Finch had a way of writing realistic and highly engrossing stories for ‘The Bill’. And unlike his colleagues, he could do this without consulting police officers and law enforcement experts. This made him an asset.

His success on ‘The Bill’ did nothing to quench Finch’s desire to write in other genres. This is why the first episode he wrote for ‘The Bill’ was so popular. Even though the show is a police procedural, Finch’s episode was praised for leaning into the crime thriller genre.

After leaving the show in 2003, he started writing full-time in other capacities. He wrote children’s animation, produced a variety of short stories, and made a name for himself in the field of horror.

Any doubts he had about his decision to become a writer went out of the window when his collection of short stories won an award in the early 2000s. He was fortunate enough to write scripts for movies like ‘The Devil’s Rock’ and for radio dramas like ‘Doctor Who’.

The Heck novels, the books for which he is best known, started publication in 2013. After working so hard to avoid crime and mystery, Paul Finch finally decided to take advantage of his knowledge and experience. Some of the Heck novels became bestsellers.

Paul Finch Awards

Finch has won accolades such as the British Fantasy and International Horror Guild Awards. He has received nominations for the Bram Stoker Award.

Best Paul Finch Books

Finch has been commended for his ability to generate a strong sense of terror in his stories, with some of the author’s best novels including:

Stalkers: 38 women had gone missing. They were all happy and successful and once they disappeared, they were never heard from again. Lauren is determined to make her sister the exception. But Lauren cannot find her alone, which is why she has turned to Detective Heck, the man investigating the disappearances.

Their search eventually leads them to a gang of tight-lipped men at the heart of the conspiracy who have refused to cooperate.

Sacrifice: When a man burns alive, people are quick to dismiss it as an accident. That changes when a couple is found dead on Valentine’s day with arrows in their hearts. Now Detective Heck is working around the clock to solve the mystery.

He knows that a serial killer is on the warpath and that his murders have a purpose. He has a plan, one that Heck must stop before its too late. But accomplishing this task is easier said than done. The body count is growing and Heck is making slow progress.

When Does The Next Paul Finch book come out?

Paul Finch doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Terror Tales of the Home Counties and was released on October, 31st 2020.

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