Angela Marsons Books In Order – Ultimate Guide

Last Updated on April 1, 2024

Angela Marsons is a bestselling British author known for her DI Kim Stone crime fiction series. In addition, she released several standalone novels.

Here is the complete list of the Angela Marsons books in order. The book list is constantly updated with any new novels the author writes in the future.

Latest Angela Marsons Books

Bad Blood
Bad Blood (DI Kim Stone #19), 2023

D.I. Kim Stone Series in Publication Order

  1. First Blood (#0.5), 2019
  2. Silent Scream (#1), 2015
  3. Evil Games (#2), 2015
  4. Lost Girls (#3), 2015
  5. Play Dead (#4), 2016
  6. Blood Lines (#5), 2016
  7. Dead Souls (#6), 2017
  8. Broken Bones (#7), 2017
  9. Dying Truth #8), 2018
  10. Fatal Promise (#9), 2018
  11. Dead Memories (#10), 2019
  12. Child’s Play (#11), 2019
  13. Killing Mind (#12), 2020
  14. Deadly Cry (#13), 2020
  15. Twisted Lies (#14), 2021
  16. Stolen Ones (#15), 2021
  17. Six Graves (#16), 2022
  18. Hidden Scars (#17), 2022
  19. Deadly Fate (#18), 2023
  20. Bad Blood (#19), 2023

D.I. Kim Stone Short Stories in Publication Order

  • First Blood, 2019
  • One Hour, 2022 (to receive the short story One Hour, sign up at Angela Marsons’ page on BookOuture)

Other Angela Marsons Books in Publication Order

Anthologies in Publication Order

Who is Kim Stone?

Detective Kim Stone is the main character is Angela Marsons’ books. She is a very direct person who doesn’t suffer fools, and she can be quite rude if called for. Due to her difficult past, she has emotional issues and cannot connect easily to others, lacking social skills. At her core, however, she is a very straight shooter who wants to get justice for those who deserve it and can’t get it themselves and can’t stand evil in any form or shape. She has a strong sense of integrity that she uses in her cases to solve.

While her past is very dark and horrible, she doesn’t like to speak about it, and she can’t stand being pitied for it. In fact, she has come to some sort of terms with her past, and she is ok with it and does the best she can with what she has available. When evil psychopath Dr. Alex Thorpe learned of Kim’s past, she exploited it as much as she could and almost brought Kim to a breaking point. Almost.

She hates her mother with all her heart for what she did to her, and she doesn’t know her father, as she has never met him.

Kim loves being a Detective Inspector (DI) and doesn’t want to climb the corporate ladder as she enjoys doing what she does, catching killers firsthand and bringing them to justice.

One of her favorite pastimes when not working is restoring old motorbikes. She learned this from her fourth foster family, Keith and Erika, a middle-aged couple who treated her right. Keith was restoring motorbikes and Kim loved helping him.

Angela Marsons Biography – About the Author

Angela Marsons

Angela Marsons is a British crime thriller author who was born in 1968 in Black Country in the West Midlands in England, where she grew up and is currently also living in, and where her detective Kim Stone books are also set.

Her love for writing developed during junior high school when she discovered that observing other students silently and creating entertaining stories about them was more captivating than concentrating on her own homework. She penned a short story entitled “On the Rocks and the Seas,” which received positive reviews.

In her youth, Angela Marsons wrote many stories that remained unpublished. After a friend urged her to publish some of her work, she entered the Writer’s News competition with three short stories, one which ended in a win for the author.

It took Angela Marsons 25 years to have her short stories submitted, as she had to face numerous rejections. Publishing companies would always provide comments such as “We love it… but not enough.”

Her first books were written character-driven stories about relationships, novels which she self-published under the titles My Name Is, and The Middle Child. Both books have been republished under the new title The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother. Eventually, she moved on to writing crime thriller novels, and the detective Kim Stone books lovers are extremely grateful for her switch to the genre.

After 19 years, Angela Marsons was made redundant from her job as a security guard manager at Merry Hill Shopping Center, so with money tight, especially since her partner, Julie, was recovering from surgery at the time, she finally decided to become a full-time author. She is a writer whose dream finally came true.

Angela Marsons began writing her detective Kim Stone crime thrillers in 2011, but they were rejected by all traditional publishing houses until Bookouture made her an offer that shot her almost immediately to world fame with her first book, Silent Scream.

When Angela does her research before writing a new story, she buys books on the topics and her research is always factual. She is never far from her PACE Manual,  which is the Police and Criminal Evidence Act manual and the codes of practice, along with several books on Forensics, and regularly checking the internet for factual information. I found it interesting that she also researched Archaeology, Osteoarchaeology, Post Mortem procedure, as well as various torture methods for her books.

Her Bookouture contract began in 2014 to write 13 books for them, and in 2020 Angela Marsons signed another contract for an additional 12 books for her DI Kim Stone series.

Her first three books in the Kim Stone police procedural series were released in 2015 and they all became Amazon top sellers in their category.  Book #4, Play Dead, was published in 2016. Silent Scream, Angela Marson’s crime thriller debut novel sold over 900,000 copies very quickly and became an Amazon bestseller at position #1 for over a month in the UK and had a position of #5 on the US Amazon charts.

Her next crime thriller books also reached the Amazon top charts and Blood Lines, the 5th book in the detective Kim Stone novels, Blood Lines went straight to place #1 from the very beginning.

Dead Memories, another Angela Marsons book, was published in early 2019. The book brought back some horrible memories from the time Kim and her brother, Mickey, were children and terrorized by their parents.

Since then, Angela Marsons has written several additional DI Kim Stone novels, with the latest novel, Bad Blood, released in 2023. Her latest contemporary romance, published in 2021, was titled If Only.

The prequel to the D.I. Kim Stone series, called First Blood, was released in 2019. The book takes us back to the early days of Kim working at the Halesowen Police Station after just having transferred from West Bromwich due to an issue with an officer she didn’t get along with. Now she and her team have gotten their first case together when the body of a man was discovered decapitated and also staked to the ground. The team is quite young, so they have their issues working well together, and also the case proves to be quite complicated, leading them to a specific women’s shelter that the victim had connections to. There is a serial killer on the loose, and detective Kim and her squad have to move fast before the killer strikes again.

Angela Marsons secured the rights deals for her Kim Stone books in several countries, including Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Greece, Japan, France, Vietnam, Portugal, Iceland, Sweden, Spain, and Estonia. The deals were even for translating into Arabic languages.

The Angela Marson books are not only serial killer thrillers, but also police procedural and psychological thrillers with dark themes. They delve deeper into the motivations of the killers and what drives them to commit their awful deeds. Therefore, while each book can be read as a standalone novel, reading the Angela Marsons books in order is recommended for following the character progression and her approach to solving those dark crimes.

How many books has Angela Marsons written in the Kim Stone series? So far the author has written 19 books + a short story, with the latest book released in 2023 as Bad Blood.

Angela Marsons Books Adaptations

Angela Marson’s crime novels, featuring Detective Kim Stone, have been optioned for a TV series by BBC Studios and Bees and Honey Films. The books have gained a loyal fan base, and the news of the TV adaptation has been well-received. There is also discussion about potential casting choices and the desire to use authentic Black Country locations.

20 Comments

  1. Love all of your books Angela ,I’m on book 17 at the moment I lived in Brierley Hill all my life so know the area very well and surrounding areas, would love to meet you at a book signing at Waterstones Merry hill perhaps?.please carry on writing these books on Kim Stone all the best xx

  2. I have read every one of the Kim Stone series and can’t wait to read book 18. I love Angela’s books and am about to read If Only. Thank you Angela.

  3. After being told about kim stone I bought book one 2 days later I had ordered all 16 books I am now about to start book 16 after again not being disappointed on book 15 please please keep writing about kim a d her colleagues and all her adversaries and thank you fir making me love reading again

  4. I came upon this books and have not stopped reading one after another. I listen to them on audible and have them on at work and in the car, while I am cleaning etc. I hope they keep going even after book 16!!! I love Stac!!!

  5. I love these books. I know there will be no sleep the day I start-up and finish the newest book. I haven’t been so invested in an author since Agasta Christe!! Please keep them coming!

  6. I have just read Silent Scream, this is the third book I have read by Angela Marsons. I will continue to read theses books, but I’ve noticed some spelling errors in Silent Scream. Twice the word ‘prostate’ has been used instead of ‘prostrate’. Are manuscripts not proof read before publication?

    1. In the edition of Evil Games that I’m reading, Chapter 34 ends with a description of leaving Jenks place, firing up the engine and speeding to Brierley Hill in record time. Then chapter 35 begins with a description of firing up the engine and leaving the station car park, speeding to Brierley Hill in record time. Is that in other people’s copies?
      It’s quite an astonishing gaffe to have made it through proofread/editorial etc. I’d noted the odd spelling error or missing word here and there (which you see in many books) but I don’t think I’ve ever seen something like that.
      I’ll persevere though, the story has intrigued me enough to finish. Shame though.

  7. Being born and bred in the Black Country I love reading this series. I can place most locations. Reading Lost Girls while sitting in Haden Hill Leisure centre during my daughter’s swimming lesson sent shivers down my spine.
    Can’t put the books down once I start one.

  8. Without question and I am a voracious reader of detective books, where up to now my favorite author was Faith Martin (Hillary Greene).

    Then and (I must admit by accident) I picked up Silent Scream and i was instantly HOOKED. No question; about as good as series of books I have ever read. EVERY book is a page turner with great plots/sub plots with Kim Stone leading the way.

    What I like about the way Kim Stone is portrayed is that she has a lot of “baggage” from her past that consistently torments her and that she has to work her way the mind games they play with her.

    If I have any regrets is that I only have five books left and can only hope that Angela Marsons is NOT going to put Kim on the shelf.

  9. Angela Marsons is my new favorite author. Have listened to every book on my kindle. I’m loosing my eye site so read a book has become hard for me. I love the narrator for the Kim Stone books. I love the characters. Please keep writing them they make the life of a 59 year old shut in tolerable. I have listened to them 3 to 4 times. I have over 300 titles in my Audible account. Some I listen to more than once. But Kim Stone is my go to books. Cried and cried when Dawson died. Just wanted to Thank Angels Morrison and hope she writes a dozen more.

  10. This website looks very promising indeed. I haven’t read Angela Marsons yet but have ordered ‘Dead Sous’ from Amazon and am awaiting delivery.

  11. I was born in Wednesbury and lived there until I married and moved to wolverhampton.
    My husband and I have all kim stone books and also on my phone we listen to them in the car.
    It makes our trips in the car wonderful. We know everywhere that is in the books, Jan Cramer is such a great
    Narrator but please check up in Cradley Heath it is not pronounce crad l y heath
    Its actually Cradley Heath.
    Excellent Angela such wonderful books thank you very much hope you carry on with Kim we love her and her team
    Thank you also to Jan Cramer x

  12. Hello. I cannot remember a time when I have so enjoyed a series of books since coming across Angela Marsons, DI Kim Stone series. Reading them in order has allowed me to come to know the characters very well. My background is British (Mum & Dad came to Canada from Edinburgh) so when a character by the name of Kirsty (my sister’s name) appeared I squealed with delight. Someone needs to get a life, eh?! I will soon start book #10 and cannot wait. My sincere thanks to Angela for creating such enjoyable, although sometimes disturbing, reading. Bloody well done! Sincerely, Andrea Marquardt

  13. I have a lot of Anegla Marsons books on my Kindle to read when i retire, but i was given Evil Games to read and i was hooked, i have read Silent Screams and now reading Lost Girls all in the space of a week. I really enjoy these books just which l had more time to sit and read, but you need to tidy the house once in a while!

    I am looking forward to reading all the series.

    Thank you Angela for writing such wonderful books. I will be recommending your books to my reading group.

  14. It is a prequel, so ideally, you would want to read it first if you haven’t started with the series yet. However, if you read it as last, I found it worked also well because I already knew the main character, but didn’t know what made her tick, what thing from the past pushed her forward. So I enjoyed it for what it was, a glimpse into her troubled past.

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