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Don Winslow

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Don Winslow is an American author and political activist most recognized for his crime and mystery novels. Many of his books are set in California. Five of his novels feature private investigator Neal Carey.
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The Devil's Advocate
The follow up to Sunday Times bestsellers THIRTEEN and FIFTY FIFTY
Oct 26, 2021
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A deadly prosecutorThey call him the King of Death Row. Randal Korn has sent more men to their deaths than any district attorney in the history of the United States.A twisted ritualistic killingWhen a young woman, Skylar Edwards, is found murdered in Buckstown, Alabama, a corrupt sheriff arrests the last person to see her alive, Andy Dubois. It doe...
Don Winslow
Aug 08, 2021
I will never, ever forget the ending of this book. On sale now      source
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The Analyst
A Novel
John Katzenbach - Feb 04, 2003 (first published in 2002)
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Happy fifty third birthday, Doctor. Welcome to the first day of your death. Dr. Frederick Starks, a New York psychoanalyst, has just received a mysterious, threatening letter. Now he finds himself in the middle of a horrific game designed by a man who calls himself Rumplestiltskin. The rules: in two weeks, Starks must guess his tormentor’s identity...
Don Winslow
Jul 23, 2021
@Hanswolff1 @JohnKatzenbach_ Great book.      source
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The Storytellers
Straight Talk from the World’s Most Acclaimed Suspense & Thriller Authors
Mark Rubinstein - Jul 20, 2021
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Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you had to stop and think to yourself, “How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real?” For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds ...
Don Winslow
Jun 04, 2021
A fantastic book for writers by @mrubinsteinCT It's a collection of detailed and revealing interviews from many of the world's most acclaimed thrilled and mystery authors.      source
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The Chain
Adrian McKinty - Jul 09, 2019
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You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and the stranger explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next v...
Don Winslow
Feb 19, 2021
One of the best thrillers of the last decade. A book that I could simply not put down. Read THE CHAIN by @adrianmckinty.      source
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Devon Sawa
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Steve Cavanagh - Jan 01, 2020
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Two sisters on trial for murder. Both accuse each other.Who do YOU believe?Alexandra Avellino has just found her father's mutilated body, and needs the police right away. She believes her sister killed him, and that she is still in the house with a knife. Sofia Avellino has just found her father's mutilated body and needs the police right away. She...
Don Winslow
Sep 18, 2020
To the book lovers in the UK and Australia... Fifty/Fifty by @SSCav has been a bestseller for the last two weeks in the UK. The reviews are amazing because the book is amazing. I loved this book! A REMARKABLE thriller. BRILLIANTLY written. Remember this name: Steve Cavanagh!      source
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November Road
A Thriller
Lou Berney - Oct 22, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America—a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone.Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out.A loyal stree...
Don Winslow
Sep 19, 2019
This is stunningly brilliant book. Coming in paperback. Everyone I've recommended this book to thanks me for it. It's incredible.      source
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A Novel (An UNSUB Novel)
Meg Gardiner - Jun 27, 2017
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A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier. Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: t...
Don Winslow
Dec 10, 2017
'UNSUB' by Meg Gardiner: The most unputdownable book I read this year. A Best Book of 2017. [email protected]      source
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Devon Sawa
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The Lock Artist
Steve Hamilton - Mar 01, 2011 (first published in 2009)
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"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me. But you can call me Mike."   Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers ...
Don Winslow
Oct 26, 2017
This isn't a good book or a very good book - it is a truly great book!      source
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A Novel
Bill Beverly - Jan 03, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger. It is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys--including East's hothead younger brother--to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey ...
Don Winslow
Apr 23, 2017
That book DODGERS I've been praising written by @BillBeverly won The L.A. Times book Prize for mystery/thriller. I urge you to read it      source
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The Madness of Grief
The Reverend Richard Coles - Aug 10, 2021
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Whether it is pastoral care for the bereaved, discussions about the afterlife with parishioners or being called out to perform the last rites, death is part of the Reverend Richard Coles' routine. But since his partner the Reverend David Coles died in December, much about death has taken Coles by surprise. David's death at the age of 42 was unexpec...
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Philip Roth
The Biography
Blake Bailey - Apr 06, 2021
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The renowned biographer’s definitive portrait of a literary titan.Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth’s personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait...