Chris Grabenstein Books In Order

John Ceepak Mystery Books In Publication Order

  1. Tilt-a-Whirl (2005)
  2. Mad Mouse (2006)
  3. Whack A Mole (2007)
  4. Hell Hole (2008)
  5. Mind Scrambler (2009)
  6. Rolling Thunder (2010)
  7. Ring Toss (2011)
  8. Fun House (2012)
  9. Free Fall (2013)

Christopher Miller Holiday Thrillers Books In Publication Order

  1. Slay Ride (2006)
  2. Hell for the Holidays (2007)

Daniel X Books In Publication Order

  1. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (By:James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge) (2007)
  2. Watch the Skies (By:James Patterson,Ned Rust) (2009)
  3. Demons and Druids (By:James Patterson,Adam Sadler) (2010)
  4. Game Over (By:James Patterson,Ned Rust) (2011)
  5. Armageddon (With: James Patterson) (2012)
  6. Lights Out (With: James Patterson) (2015)

Dog Squad Books In Publication Order

  1. Dog Squad (2021)

Haunted Mystery Books In Publication Order

  1. The Crossroads (2008)
  2. The Hanging Hill (2009)
  3. The Smoky Corridor (2010)
  4. The Black Heart Crypt (2011)

House of Robots Books In Publication Order

  1. House of Robots (2014)
  2. Robots Go Wild! (2015)
  3. Robot Revolution (2017)

I Funny Books In Publication Order

  1. I Funny (2012)
  2. I Even Funnier (2013)
  3. I Totally Funniest (2015)
  4. I Funny TV (2015)
  5. School of Laughs (2017)
  6. Laugh Out Loud (2017)
  7. The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (2018)

Jacky Ha-Ha Books In Publication Order

  1. Jacky Ha-Ha (2016)
  2. My Life is a Joke (2017)

Max Einstein Books In Publication Order

  1. The Genius Experiment (2018)
  2. Rebels with a Cause (2019)
  3. Saves the Future (2020)
  4. World Champions! (2021)

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Books In Publication Order

  1. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (2013)
  2. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics (2016)
  3. Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race (2017)
  4. Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game (2019)
  5. Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket (2020)

Ocean’s Eleven Books In Publication Order

  1. Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers (2012)
  2. Riley Mack Stirs Up More Trouble (2013)

Smartest Kid In The Universe Books In Publication Order

  1. The Smartest Kid in the Universe (2020)
  2. Genius Camp (2021)

Treasure Hunters Books In Publication Order

  1. Treasure Hunters (2013)
  2. Danger Down the Nile (2014)
  3. Secret of the Forbidden City (2015)
  4. Peril at the Top of the World (2016)
  5. Quest for the City of Gold (2017)
  6. All-American Adventure (2019)
  7. The Plunder Down Under (2020)

Welcome to Wonderland Books In Publication Order

  1. Home Sweet Motel (2016)
  2. Beach Party Surf Monkey (2017)
  3. Sandapalooza Shake-Up (2018)
  4. Beach Battle Blowout (2019)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Explorers’ Gate (2012)
  2. The Island of Dr. Libris (2015)
  3. Word of Mouse (With: James Patterson) (2016)
  4. Pottymouth and Stoopid (With: James Patterson) (2017)
  5. Laugh Out Loud (With: James Patterson) (2017)
  6. Seven Steps to Success (2018)
  7. Katt vs. Dogg (With: James Patterson) (2019)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Christmas Tree Thief (2008)
  2. Don’t Call Me Christina Kringle (2013)

Standalone Plays In Publication Order

  1. Curiosity Cat (2010)

Children’s Books In Publication Order

  1. Scaredy Cat (With: James Patterson) (2021)
  2. Best Nerds Forever (With: James Patterson) (2021)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. No More Naps! (2020)

Katt vs. Dogg Books In Publication Order

  1. Katt Loves Dogg (With: James Patterson) (2021)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Death’s Excellent Vacation (2010)
  2. Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies (2018)
  3. Scream and Scream Again! (2018)
  4. Super Puzzletastic Mysteries (2020)

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Chris Grabenstein Books Overview


There isn t much sun in the fun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt A Whirl at a seedy seaside amuseme*nt park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer’s worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation. He is partnered with Danny Boyle, a 24 year old part time summer cop who doesn t carry a gun and only works with the police by day so he has enough pocket money left over to play with his beach buddies at night.

In the first novel in a new series written in the spirit of Carl Hiaasen s work, the Tilt A Whirl murder pushes Ceepak s deep sense of honor and integrity to the limits, as unexpected twists and turns keep the truth spinning wildly in every direction.

Mad Mouse

It’s almost Labor Day, and the end of summer could mean the end of someone s life in this exciting sequel to Chris Grabenstein s Tilt a Whirl.

Young Danny Boyle, the part time summer cop ‘down the shore’ in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime beach buddies become the unwitting targets of a mad man s twisted scheme for revenge. Fortunately, John Ceepak, the cop with a soldier s unshakeable code of honor, stays at Danny s side to help him negotiate the quick twists and turns that threaten to destroy his life, his friends, and everything about the world he loves. Whipping from the boardwalk to the beach and back again, Mad Mouse keeps zigging and zagging at a breakneck pace, all the way to the surprising finish.

Whack A Mole

John Ceepak and Danny Boyle returns with the hunt for a long dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences becomes dire for Ceepak and Boyle this is a game they must win.

Hell Hole

Hell Hole is the fourth book in the mystery series featuring former hardened military PD and current Sea Haven, NJ police officer John Ceepak and his partner, wise cracking Danny Boyle. In Hell Hole, Ceepak is confronted with his most personal case yet when he must investigate the alleged suicide of a military corporal who recently returned from Iraq. When it turns out that this ‘locked stall’ rest stop suicide is anything but an open and shut case, Ceepak and Boyle realize that the corporal might have been privvy to information that opens up a much larger conspiracy that strikes at the heart of our involvement in the Middle East, and puts them on the wrong side of some very unpleasant people…

Mind Scrambler

John Ceepak and Danny Boyle are making the rounds in Atlantic City when Danny runs into his former crush, Katie. She’s working for a magician named Rock, and her life seems to be in better order than Boyle could have hoped for. But Ceepak and Boyle soon find themselves on another case when Katie is found strangled to death. It is up to Ceepak and Boyle to find out who killed her. Their lives and the lives of others depend on it.

Rolling Thunder

‘Full of unpredictable twists and turns. There’s plenty of fizz in the chemistry between the two protagonists to keep the novel and the reader spinning.’ Boston Globe There’s more fireworks down the Jersey shore in Chris Grabenstein s sixth fast paced John Ceepak mystery Rolling Thunder. A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isn t long before there are suspicious hints of foul play especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case, a detective/sidekick duo critics have compared to Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. .

Slay Ride

Scott Wilkinson is a successful young advertising executive on his way to the top. Christopher Miller is an FBI legend who has been willing to do whatever it takes to see that justice is done. However, at age 50, he’s ready to spend more time with his family. Two weeks before Christmas, Scott goes on a routine business trip that will forever entangle their two lives. It starts like so many others. Wilkinson calls for a car service to take him from his home to the airport. But the driver of Lincoln Town Car 716 is late. When he finally shows up, he drives like a maniac, and Wilkinson feels fortunate to reach the airport alive. Then, he makes a big mistake. Wilkinson calls the limousine company to complain. Customer Service assures him the bad driver will be ‘dealt with.’ Nicolai Kyznetsoff looks and sounds like all the anonymous others who whisk successful young executives back and forth to the airport every day, but the man behind the wheel of Car 716 is something much more sinister: an avenging dark angel who will stop at nothing to wreak revenge on the one man he holds responsible for ruining his life.

Hell for the Holidays

Christopher Miller is up against a group of domestic terrorists who are copying Al Qaeda’s tactics: operating in cells, following a twisted fundamentalist doctrine, targeting ‘public amuseme*nts.’ A White Supremacist hate group has smuggled in a stinger missile and recruited an army marksman a nightmare vision of a new and more talented Timothy McVeigh. Their initial plan is to bring down an airliner as it takes off from JFK airport. When Miller warns authorities about this group and its plans, no one listens because the FBI’s focus has shifted to foreign terrorists, and his home, Jersey City, has the second largest population of Arabs/Muslims in America. ‘Saint Chris’ comes up against the same sort of bureaucratic resistance encountered by the FBI agents who, pre 9/11, wrote memos about Arab Terrorists Flying Airplanes that no one paid attention to. The White Wolves have chosen Thanksgiving as the day to strike, since they feel the holiday commemorates God giving of this country to his chosen people: the white man. Meanwhile, on the home front, Miller has to cope with his daughter’s post traumatic stress as the anniversary of her Christmas nightmare draws near and he will be torn between taking care of her and saving thousands of innocent lives!

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (By:James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge)

THE HOT NEW 1 BESTSELLING SERIES 1 New York Times 2 Wall Street Journal 2 Washington Post 5 Los Angeles Times Daniel X was born with the world’s most extraordinary power: the power to create. With his secret ability, he can conjure anything and everything, from inanimate objects to living, breathing people. This talent has helped him survive but couldn’t save his parents from being brutally murdered. Discovering a strange list of names, Daniel vows to complete his father’s mysterious mission and hunt down his family’s assassin. Now, on his own, he must uncover the dark truth behind an apocalyptic struggle that will determine the fate of all mankind. But hot on his trail is a cunning killer one who knows exactly what Daniel X can do. A JAMES PATTERSON PAGETURNER In the spirit of the most enduring hit movies and books, James Patterson has written this story for readers from ten to a hundred and ten.

Watch the Skies (By:James Patterson,Ned Rust)

All’s quiet in the small town of Holliswood. Television sets, computers, and portable devices are aglow in every home, classroom, and store. Yet not all is perfect. Evil is lurking, just out of sight, behind the screen.

Residing in this sleepy town is a villain with more ambition than the world can withstand. Twisted beyond reason, he is dead set on throwing Holliswood into chaos and documenting the destruction of every person in it, including Daniel X.

The only person who can stop this made for TV tyrant, Daniel must use his extraordinary power to save the town. But this devilish director has assembled an all star team of his own creation and vows to stage the most spectacular finale the world has ever seen. Can Daniel X stop this deranged outlaw or will he find himself on the cutting room floor?

Demons and Druids (By:James Patterson,Adam Sadler)

Daniel X is on an impossible mission: to eliminate every intergalactic criminal on the face of the Earth. Using his incredible superpower to create objects out of thin air, he’s taken on some of the most fearsome and fiendish aliens in the universe, and now he’s aiming to extinguish his next target: the explosive demon of fir, Phosphorius Beta, and his army of flame weaving henchmen. But it’s going to take a whole new level of mojo to destroy this villain. Beta’s strength has been growing since he arrived on Earth over a millennium ago, and he’s finally ready to turn the blue planet into his own fiery wasteland. The only way to stop him is by jumping back in time to the Dark Ages to end Beta’s blistering reign before it has a chance to begin. But can Daniel X take the heat? Or will the alien hunter finally get burned?

Game Over (By:James Patterson,Ned Rust)

When Daniel X discovers that a duo of evil extraterrestrials is plotting to control kids around the world through videogames, he’s determined to take them both out of commission. This pair of wicked game masters wants to destroy the human race by turning brainwashed videogamers into an unstoppable army of doom! They’re also running an endangered species hunting club on the side, and their next target is none other than Daniel. He’ll have no choice but to turn to the aliens’ rebellious son who needs help to stand up to his malicious parents. But can Daniel trust the progeny of this treacherous twosome? Or will it be ‘Game Over’ for the alien hunter?

The Crossroads

ZACK, HIS DAD, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since. During a huge storm, lightning hits the tree, releasing the spirit, who decides his evil spree isn t over…
and Zack is directly in his sights.

Award winning thriller author Chris Grabenstein fills his first book for younger readers with the same humorous and spine tingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults.

From the Hardcover edition.

The Hanging Hill

How serious is stage fright? At The Hanging Hill Playhouse, it can kill you.

After narrowly escaping a malevolent spirit in The Crossroads, Zack and Judy are hoping to relax during the rehearsals for a show based on Judy’s bestselling children s books. Little do they know that the director is planning to raise a horde of evil specters from the dead, and to accomplish this, he needs a human sacrifice…
and Zack fits the bill perfectly.

This second book featuring the intrepid Zack and his stepmother, Judy, is full of the same humorous and spine tingling storytelling that has made Chris Grabenstein a fast favorite with young and old alike.

From the Hardcover edition.

The Smoky Corridor

Zack is about to start at his new school, and his dad, who went there years before, tells Zack the stories of the haunted janitor’s closet, the specter of a dead crossing guard, and the Donnelly brothers, who perished in a suspicious fire. Dad doesn t know that Zack has already met the Donnellys ghosts, who have warned Zack that there is an evil zombie under the school. Zack also learns that while zombies are usually content eating corpses, if they happen to bite someone who isn t dead, that person also becomes a zombie. Before midterms, Zack is dealing with two zombies, while trying to protect a friend whose curiosity has put him on the zombies menu. Once again Chris Grabenstein proves his mastery of frightening and funny tales. Young readers, especially reluctant ones, have found inspiration in his quirky characters and deadly situations. From the Hardcover edition.

The Black Heart Crypt

Halloween is nearing, the one day of the year when the ghostly plane is close enough to the human plane to allow mischief and mayhem. But the ghosts who have their eye on Zack aren’t thinking mischief, they are thinking murder. In this fourth volume of Chris Grabenstein’s popular Haunted Mysteries series, Zack must once again do battle with malevolent spirits. And with his usual pluck, and the assistance of three dotty aunts, he must save his town from a 200 year old threat. Once again Chris Grabenstein proves his mastery of the frightening and funny tale. Young readers, especially reluctant ones, have found an inspiration to read in Grabenstein’s quirky characters and deadly situations. From the Hardcover edition.

Death’s Excellent Vacation

It really can be an endless summer if you re immortal. Though a vampire would be ill advised to take a cruise to Bermuda, the possibilities for getting away from it all and maybe snacking on some unsuspecting tourist are many Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire friend Pam take a weekend getaway to Mississippi in 1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s Two Blondes. And when they end up in a shady gentleman s club, to escape in one piece they need to do something that wasn t on their itinerary something involving a stage, a pole, and very little clothing. New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister s The Perils of Effrijim follows a demon whose vacation in Paris is disrupted when he s banished to another plane, thus kicking off a crazy dimension hopping road trip across Europe. Protecting an heiress from supernatural hit men isn t Cat and Bones s idea of a relaxing vacation in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost s One for the Money, but it could get worse. And it does when Cat s mother shows up. Editors Harris and Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque.

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