Robert Bryndza Books In Order – Complete List of Books

Last Updated on July 10, 2023

Reading the Robert Bryndza books in order means his six books in his popular Detective Erika Foster crime thriller series and his new Kate Marshall books. Of course, he also has his debut humorous Coco Pinchard romantic comedy novels.

I came across this excellent British bestselling author quite by accident. I was looking for a good British thriller in the veins of M.J. Arlidge since I was already hooked on his Helen Grace series. After reading The Girl In The Ice, I was hooked. Now I’m an avid follower of this talented thriller author.

Here are the Robert Bryndza books in order of reading and publication order for his thriller series and standalone novels.

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DCI Erika Foster Books In Publication Order

  1. The Girl in the Ice, 2016
  2. The Night Stalker, 2016
  3. Dark Water, 2016
  4. Last Breath, 2017
  5. Cold Blood, 2017
  6. Deadly Secrets, 2018
  7. Fatal Witness, 2022

Kate Marshall Books in Publication Order

  1. Nine Elms), 2019
  2. Shadow Sands, 2020
  3. Darkness Falls, 2021
  4. Devil’s Way, 2023

Coco Pinchard Books in Publication Order

  1. The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard, 2012 (Coco Pinchard #1)
  2. Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding, 2013 (Coco Pinchard #2)
  3. Coco Pinchard the Consequences of Love and Sex, 2014 (Coco Pinchard #3)
  4. A Very Coco Christmas, 2013 (Coco Pinchard #4)
  5. Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story, 2015 (Coco Pinchard #5)

Other Robert Bryndza Books in Publication Order

Robert Bryndza Biography – About the Author

Robert Bryndza books in order

Robert Bryndza was born in Lowestoft, in the United Kingdom, and he lived for nearly ten years in Brockley in South London. he attended Aberystwyth University, and the Guildford School of Acting, before pursuing an acting career for a number of years. He also lived in the US and Canada before settling into his permanent address in Slovakia with his Slovak husband Ján.

They visited Slovakia for holidays in 2010 and loved it so much that they made it their permanent country of residence.

He initially trained to become an actor, but in his mid-twenties, he got the writing bug, swiftly changed gears, and started writing novels after attending the Edinburgh Festival with a play he had previously written.

The first Robert Bryndza books were part of a romantic comedy series, Coco Pinchard, which he self-published. It took him three years of trying to publish his first novel before he learned that self-publishing books was a thing. His first novel was self-published in 2012.

In 2016 he changed genres and started writing crime thriller novels, with the first book titled The Girl In The Ice, which became part of the detective Erika Foster series. It was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery & Thriller in 2016, the Grand prix des lectrices de Elle in France in 2018. It also won two reader-voted awards, including The Thrillzone Awards for best debut thriller in The Netherlands in 2018, and The Dead Good Papercut Award for best page turner at the Harrogate Crime Festival in 2016.for the Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery & Thriller (2016), the Grand prix des lectrices de Elle in France (2018), and it won two reader voted awards, The Thrillzone Awards for best debut thriller in The Netherlands (2018) and The Dead Good Papercut Award for best page turner at the Harrogate Crime Festival (2016).

The latest Robert Bryndza book in the series is called Fatal Witness, published by Bookouture, an excellent British publisher who also published Angela Marson’s book and several other good crime thriller authors.

In an interview, author Robert Bryndza mentioned that the idea for The Girl in the Ice came to him several years ago while listening to a song by Kate Bush. He suddenly had a flash of standing on a frozen lake and seeing a girl’s face under the ice. Quite a powerful image for a thriller novel.

The Girl in the ICe

DCI Detective Erika Foster is first introduced to the readers in The Girl in the Ice. Soon we realize that she has a lot of baggage to deal with, a lot of history which doesn’t allow her to function at 100%.

In a tragic event in the past (before the book story began), her husband is killed and Erika Foster is left alone and in total despair. It took her seven months to finally get back to work and immerse herself in her first new case, which involves Andrea Douglas-Brown’s kidnapping and then murder.

When the young woman is found under the ice in a South London park, detective Erika Foster, the MET detective, is called to investigate. She knows that this case could be the one to bring her fully back from the dead and into the land of the living.

In Deadly Secrets, published early 2018, Erika Foster was still shaken by the happenings in Cold Blood, where her personal life got mixed up with work in a bad way. She is still not quite ok but takes on the next case that is as harrowing as possible.

A mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Somebody killed the young girl and left her in front of her own house frozen to the ground.

While Detective Erika Foster is working the new case, something from her past threatens to come to the surface at the most inopportune moment. If she doesn’t stay focus on the case she might not only use the killer but her own life as well.

In Fatal Witness, Detective Erika Foster stumbled upon the brutal murder of Vicky Clarke, a true-crime podcaster while walking near her home one evening. While working the case, she realized that the victim was uncovering the deeds of a sexual predator, and she had to die to make sure the attacker would not be unmasked.

In 2019, a new Robert Bryndza book was out in a new series featuring Kate Marshall, a woman with a dark, secret past. A rising star in the  London Metropolitan police force, Kate captured the famous Nine Elms serial killer some 16 years ago. However, her entire career and life went into shambles when things went south. Now she works as a lecturer at a small coastal English university when her past comes crushing back and she has to face her fears, demons, and an evil monster when a copycat killer is on the loose and threatens to destroy her entire life. Right now, the series includes four books.

Robert Bryndza is living with his husband Jan and two dogs and is working on his next novel.

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  1. Hi Robert,
    Just found your book Girl in the Ice. I couldn’t put it down. I thought it was great and will recommend to my friends. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Had to laugh at Linda, the cat lover. I have seven myself.
    Best to you and your husband.
    Baltimore MD

  2. When will Devils Way with character Kate Marshall available in Australia I have 1st and 2nd and love her Character as much as Erica Foster series

  3. Love your books. Just finished Darkness Falls in one reading. Cant wait for your next book

  4. Hello Robert,

    I completed the Kate Marshall Books first and then went on to read the Erika Foster series. Both series held my attention from the first book to the latest (Shadow Sands). The character of Kate appeared settled, contented and there is a future for her. Perhaps it’s her son in the book that adds to her ability to be sociable-someone you would want to meet. Erika is awesome and I wonder how you will find a match for her. Deadly Secrets, great case with none stop action, personal feelings of Moss, Peterson and Erika and the case concludes quickly with surprising twists and turns. However, the story ends leaving the reader (me) “up in the air” , there is no personal win for Erika, where does she go from here? Her character will eventually burn out!

    I read your blogs and updates with your writings… very aggressive. Yes, you need some “time-out”.
    I can wait until the next book on both series, you most definitely are worth the wait.

    Jennifer Lee

  5. Am avid reader of fiction and geography books,rate jeffery deaver and chris carter very highly.
    Just about to start buying your first book and follow through to latest when noticed all ladies lead _ no men
    Put me off ,if outlined like lincoln rhyme with amelia sachs i would have been more interested will think about it

  6. I love your books! Just finished Shadow Sands. Cannot wait for your next one.

  7. Looking forward to your new Erika Foster book. When can it be expected?

  8. have read all of roberts books, i found them all an excellent read,waiting for the next one

  9. I discovered your books at the start of the first lock down in 2019 . I was hooked immediately and spent a lot of time searching for copies of all the other Erika Foster series.I have just finished reading the last one. Oh my word it was such a thrilling and gripping tale and I had to wait till the last few pages to find answers to all the mysteries.
    Splendid and I am looking forward to more news of Erika!! Meanwhile I will investigate the first story of Kate Marshall.
    Thank you Robert for taking my mind off Covid for hours and hours and making my ‘solitary confinement’ bearable.

  10. Wonderful books with amazing storey lines that take you out of yourself and make you forget your troubles. Thank you for all the happiness you bring.Joseph

  11. I’ve now read all of Roberts books and love them. Very familiar area for me as I was brought up in Beckenham and worked in London for many years.

  12. Thank you Robert,
    For the last 4 months I have been so disciplined, meditation, walk, yoga…Yesterday my neighbour left a book on my doorstep “Last Breath” well I want to thank you for no sleep last night and here it is 1:30 p.m..I am still in bed , drank a pot of tea and just finished your book. Best mystery book ever! You captivated my attention from the first page and I found the characters to be interesting and intelligent. The book also makes you question a few much do you put on social media? I also thought about Bryony, and Daryl , how we dismiss people because of looks, weight, or their job sometimes we take dangerous decisions because we are young and feel invincible.How we should fight, fight with all our might and not give up. This book would make a fascinating movie..
    Off to see my daughter this evening and taking the book with me…
    Diane Duprix

  13. Hello Robert I have just finished reading Nine Elms and really really enjoyed it —– didn’t want it to end. your characters Kate and Tristan are terrific and the story itself was gripping. Am looking forward to Shadow Sands don’t keep us waiting too long. Have read a number of the Erica Foster series also and each one was a cracking read. So thank you Robert for the many pleasureful hours i’ve had reading your books. Stay safe in these troubled times .your no. 1 irish fan Tony O Flynn

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