Harlan Coben Books In Order

Myron Bolitar Books In Publication Order

  1. Deal Breaker (1995)
  2. Drop Shot (1996)
  3. Fade Away (1996)
  4. Back Spin (1997)
  5. One False Move (1998)
  6. The Final Detail (1999)
  7. Darkest Fear (2000)
  8. Promise Me (2006)
  9. Long Lost (2009)
  10. Live Wire (2011)
  11. Home (2016)

Mickey Bolitar Books In Publication Order

  1. Shelter (2011)
  2. Seconds Away (2012)
  3. Found (2014)

Windsor Horne Lockwood III Books In Publication Order

  1. Win (2021)

Wilde Books In Publication Order

  1. The Boy from the Woods (2020)
  2. The Match (2022)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Play Dead (1990)
  2. Miracle Cure (1991)
  3. Tell No One (2001)
  4. Gone for Good (2002)
  5. No Second Chance (2003)
  6. Just One Look (2004)
  7. The Innocent (2005)
  8. The Woods (2007)
  9. Hold Tight (2008)
  10. Caught (2010)
  11. Stay Close (2012)
  12. Six Years (2013)
  13. Missing You (2014)
  14. The Stranger (2015)
  15. Fool Me Once (2016)
  16. Don’t Let Go (2017)
  17. Run Away (2019)
  18. The Boy from the Woods (2020)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. The Magical Fantastical Fridge (2016)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Opening Shots, Vol. II (2001)
  2. Mystery Writers of America Presents Death Do Us Part: New Stories About Love, Lust, and Murder (2006)
  3. Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters (2006)
  4. The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011)

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Deal Breaker

Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.

In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction Myron Bolitar a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page turning appearance.

From the Paperback edition.

Drop Shot

Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who’s now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who’s also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn’t be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron’s number one client becomes the number one suspect.

Clearing Duane’s name should be easy enough. Duane was playing in a match at the time of Valerie’s death. But why is his phone number in Valerie’s black book when he claims only to have known her in passing? Why was she calling him from a phone booth on the street? The police stop caring once they pin the murder on a man known for having stalked Valerie and seen talking to her moments before the murder. But Myron isn’t satisfied. It seems too clean for him.

Myron pries a bit and finds himself prying open the past where six years before, Valerie’s fiancee, the son of a senator, was brutally murdered by a juvenile delinquent and a straight A student was subsequently gunned down on the street in retaliation, his death squandered in bureaucratic files. And everyone from the Senator to the mob want Myron to stop digging.

The truth beneath the truth is not only dangerous, it’s deadly. And Myron may be the next victim.

In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction Myron Bolitar a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page turning appearance.

Fade Away

The home was top notch New Jersey suburban. The living room was Martha Stewart. The basement was Legos and blood. For sports agent Myron Bolitar, the disappearance of a man he’d once competed against was bringing back memories of the sport he and Greg Downing had both played and the woman they both loved. Now, among the stars, the wanna bes, the gamblers and groupies, Myron is unraveling the strange, violent life of a sports hero gone wrong, and coming face to face with a past he can’t relive, and a present he may not survive.

In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction Myron Bolitar a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page turning appearance.

From the Paperback edition.

Back Spin

Kidnappers have snatched the teenage son of super star golfer Linda Coldren and her husband, Jack, an aging pro, at the height of the U.S. Open. To help get the boy back, sports agent Myron Bolitar goes charging after clues and suspects from the Main Line mansions to a downtown cheaters’ motel and back in time to a U.S. Open twenty three years ago, when Jack Coldren should have won, but didn’t. Suddenly Myron finds him self surrounded by blue bloods, criminals, and liars. And as one family’s darkest secrets explode into murder, Myron finds out just how rough this game can get.

In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction Myron Bolitar a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page turning appearance.

One False Move

Myron Bolitar is a hotheaded sports agent with a fierce wit, a taste for Yoo Hoo, and a penchant for falling into jobs he doesn’t want think of him as Jerry Maguire as a reluctant private eye. In this remarkable novel by Edgar Award winning author Harlan Coben, Myron is asked to keep an eye on the star of the new women’s basketball league who’s been receiving threats on her life. Myron takes on the seemingly innocuous task, figuring he’ll pick up the star as a new client. But soon her beauty and her quiet strength have him falling for her terrible story the mother who disappeared twenty years before and the father who was recently discovered murdered as he moves headlong into a case that prevails against his own better judgment, maybe to win her heart, maybe to save his own. The answer is at the end of a narrow trail of lies, lust, and murder, where One False Move can cost both of them their lives.

Combining riveting suspense, quick wit, and relentless energy, Coben proves he’s at the top of his game with this endlessly entertaining and totally inescapable novel. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content As readers who have enjoyed his appearances in original paperbacks already know, Harlan Coben’s former professional basketball star Myron Bolitar is not your everyday testosterone enriched jock. Myron is a mild mannered guy who drinks chocolate soda and until very recently lived at home with his parents in suburban New Jersey. In his hardcover debut, we find Myron sharing a New York apartment with his longtime lady friend, writer Jessica Culver, and still running MB SportsReps, where he ostensibly manages the careers of other athletes, but really spends most of his time playing private eye. The arrival in Myron’s life of rising pro basketball star Brenda Slaughter seriously tests his commitment to Jessica, who is in Hollywood working on a movie. It seems that Brenda’s father Horace Myron’s old coach has disappeared, and Brenda is receiving death threats that might involve a gangster family’s plans for a new female professional basketball league. Or the threats might have something to do with Brenda’s mother’s connection to a wealthy New Jersey political family. Myron and his banker friend Win, a preppy with a penchant for violence, are more than enough to double team the bad guys. Previous Myron Bolitar games in paperback include Backspin, Deal Breaker, Drop Shot, and Fade Away.

The Final Detail

In this classic sixth novel in the award winning Myron Bolitar series, 1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben delivers a riveting, powerhouse thriller featuring one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in all of suspense fiction. Here is a twisting mystery of betrayal, family secrets, and murder filled with the sly humor, dead on dialogue, and unforgettable characters that have made Harlan Coben one of today’s must read suspense authors. For Myron Bolitar, sports agent and reluctant sleuth, it was a long needed vacation. A tropical beach. A warm breeze. A little uncomplicated passion with a woman he hardly knows. But, most of all, a chance to clear his head after the death of a close friend. It almost works until his fiercely loyal, if sometimes morally challenged, friend Win shows up with a message that blasts Myron back to New York and reality. Esperanza, Myron s best friend and partner at MB Sportsrep, has been arrested for the murder of a client, a fallen baseball star attempting a comeback. Myron is determined to prove Esperanza s innocence. But she isn t speaking. And neither is her lawyer, except to say that Myron would do best to keep his distance, lest he hurt her case. Only Myron is already too close to the case to back away. For twelve years ago a young agent tried to help an up and coming athlete. It was a fatal mistake and now Myron may have to pay the price. To solve a case as bizarre as it is difficult, Myron will be obliged to view it from the strangest angles: a transsexual nightclub, a baseball owner with a long lost daughter, a dubious drug test, an impossible murder scene, and a computer disk with the image of a disintegrating girl. But most bizarre of all is that as he tries to unearth, Myron s own investigation points to only one other suspect: himself as this spellbinding novel twists, jolts, and careens towards its dazzling finish. From the Hardcover edition.

Darkest Fear

Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben is at his electrifying best in his latest novel a dazzling tale of seething mystery and dark family secrets. In Darkest Fear, Myron Bolitar faces the most emotionally shattering case of his career. And it all begins when Myron’s ex girlfriend tells him he is a father of a dying thirteen year old boy…
. Myron’s sports agency is struggling. Now more than ever Myron needs to keep his eye on the ball, sign up some big name clients, and turn away from the amateur detective work that is taking precious time away from the agency. But life is not going according to plan. Myron’s father, recently recovered from a heart attack, is facing his own mortality and forcing Myron to face it too. Then comes another surprise. Emily Downing, Myron’s college sweetheart, reappears in his life with devastating news: Her thirteen year old son Jeremy is gravely ill and can be saved only by a bone marrow transplant from a donor who has vanished without a trace. And before Myron can absorb this revelation, Emily hits him with an even bigger shocker: Jeremy is Myron’s son, conceived the night before Emily’s wedding to another man. Staggered by the news, Myron plunges into a search for the missing donor. But for Myron, finding the only person in the world who can save a boy’s life means cracking open a mystery as dark as it is heartbreaking a mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and a cat and mouse game between an ambitious reporter and the FBI. Somewhere in the sordid mess is the man who once signed his name to a bone marrow donor’s registry, then disappeared. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy’s true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of truth and revelation that will change everyone’s life forever. At once a riveting mystery and a spellbinding journey into the secrets that haunt families, lovers, and friends, Darkest Fear proves once again that Harlan Coben is a master storyteller like no other and one of the most original talents in suspense fiction today. From the Hardcover edition.

Promise Me

Whether you discovered him with his New York Times bestselling stand alone novels or you fell in love with the award winning books that preceded them or you ve never read him at all anyone who loves a thriller will love international literary superstar Harlan Coben’s latest, Promise Me. It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn t thrown a punch. He hasn t held, much less fired, a gun. He hasn t threatened or been threatened. He hasn t called his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, to back him up or get him out of trouble. In the past six years, none of his clients have been murdered a real positive for his business. But all that is about to change. Because of the simple urge to protect two neighborhood high school girls from the all too dangerous and all too common mistake of getting in a car with a drunk driver, Myron has them make him a promise: If they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they should call him rather than get in a car with someone who s been drinking. Several nights later, the call comes at 2:00 am, and true to his word, Myron picks up one of the girls in midtown Manhattan and drives her to a quiet cul de sac in New Jersey where she says her friend lives. The next day, the girl s parents discover that their daughter is missing. And that Myron was the last person to see her. Now, in a desperate attempt to fulfill a well intentioned promise gone nightmarishly wrong, Myron must become a hero again to save a young girl s life. BACKCOVER: Every time you think Harlan Coben couldn t get any better at uncoiling a whipsnake of a page turner, he comes along with a new novel that somehow surpasses its predecessor. San Francisco Chronicle Just as Alfred Hitchcock carved out a niche with films about a seemingly innocent person caught in machinations beyond comprehension, Harlan Coben is earning the literary equivalent…
. Hitchcock would be envious. Sun Sentinel Florida Very few writers can induce in their readers the kind of trancelike state, punctuated by frequent wows, that most of us associate with much loved books from childhood. Coben can. Booklist Coben chisels his characters quickly, convincingly, unforgettably…
non stereotypically. Forbes Swift pacing, strong lead characters…
. Coben can write thrillers that lift readers off their seats. Publishers Weekly The maestro of mystery. Life

Long Lost

Myron Bolitar hasn t heard from Terese Collins since their torrid affair ended ten years ago, so her desperate phone call from Paris catches him completely off guard. In a shattering admission, Terese reveals the tragic story behind her disappearance her struggles to get pregnant, the greatest moment of her life when her baby was born…
and the fatal accident that robbed her of it all: her marriage, her happiness, and her beloved only daughter.

Now a suspect in the murder of her ex husband in Paris, Terese has nowhere else to turn for help. Myron heeds the call. But then a startling piece of evidence turns the entire case upside down, laying bare Terese’s long buried family secrets…
and the very real possibility that her daughter may still be alive.

In grave danger from unknown assailants in a country where nothing is as it seems, Myron and Terese race to stay a step ahead of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Mossad. Soon they are working at breakneck pace not only to learn what really happened to Terese s Long Lost little girl but to uncover a sinister plot with shocking global implications.

A compulsive page turner…
The this could be me factor lends poignancy to the thrills and chills. Publishers Weekly starred review

Coben s genius is to make the seemingly mundane terrifying. Booklist starred review

Live Wire

1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben proves once again that ‘nobody writes them better’* in a thriller that asks a provocative question:
Is a pretty lie better than the ugly truth?

Harlan Coben published his first Myron Bolitar thriller, Deal Breaker, in 1995, introducing a hero that would captivate millions. Over the years we have watched Myron walk a tight rope between sports agent, friend, problem solver and private eye, his big heart quick to defend his client’s interests so fiercely that he can’t help but jump in to save them, no matter the cost.

When former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, encounter an anonymous Facebook post questioning the paternity of their unborn child, Lex runs off, and Suzze – at eight months pregnant – asks Myron to save her marriage, and perhaps her husband’s life. But when he finds Lex, he also finds someone he wasn’t looking for: his sister-in-law, Kitty, who along with Myron’s brother abandoned the Bolitar family long ago.

As Myron races to locate his missing brother while their father clings to life, he must face the lies that led to the estrangement – including the ones told by Myron himself. If we thought we knew Myron Bolitar, Coben now proves we didn’t. An electric, stay-up-all night thriller that unfolds at a breakneck pace, Live Wire proves that Harlan Coben still has the ability to shock us anew.

*Associated Press

Shelter

A young adult debut from internationally bestselling author Harlan CobenMickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey’s father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew. First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben’s latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. With this new series, Coben introduces an entirely new generation of fans to the masterful plotting and wry humor that have made him an award winning, internationally bestselling, and beloved author.

Play Dead

Harlan Coben’s first novel, now back in print. No sooner had supermodel Laura Ayers and Celtics star David Baskin said ‘I do’ than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reed, David went out for a swim and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura’s search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years…

Miracle Cure

A Harlan Coben Classic Now Back in Print! In a clinic on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a doctor has dedicated his life to eradicating a devastating disease. One by one, his patients are getting well. And one by one, they’re being targeted by a serial killer. There’s only one cure, but many ways to die…

Tell No One

Three Cassettes, 5 hrs. 15 min. Performance by Steven WeberShe was his great love, the woman he d adored since they were children. But a few months into their marriage, Elizabeth Beck was abducted, then found dead in a ditch, the brutalized victim of a serial killer. Not even the killer’s capture and conviction could bring comfort to her devastated husband, Dr. David Beck. Now, eight years later, Beck s life is ripped apart once again, this time by a mysterious e mail suggesting that Elizabeth may still be alive. It could be just a cruel joke, but Beck, still grieving, cannot abandon hope. The trail to the truth is filled with treachery, and Beck uncovers one terrible deed after another, some recent, some stretching back to before Elizabeth s abduction. What s the most frightening of all is that the trail leads directly to him, setting him up as the prime suspect in the crimes. Now, as Beck eludes the police, he must find his hidden enemy, a person without remorse who’s using him as a pawn to keep the truth covered up. In this deadly game of lies and manipulation, Beck must decide whom to trust and whom to fear because one wrong move could end his search for Elizabeth and cost him his own life.

Gone for Good

Read by Dylan Baker5 CDs, 5 hrs. 15 min. Harlan Coben earned the raves of critics everywhere for his New York Times bestselling thriller, Tell No One, hailed as pulse pounding People, compelling and original Los Angeles Times, and a thriller of runaway tension Iris Johansen. Now, in a bold new novel, Coben continues to stake out new ground in suspense, unleashing a haunting tale of secrets and betrayal…
and of one man’s search for his missing brother that spirals into a breakneck hunt for a killer, a victim, and the truth. As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken. Then, on a warm suburban night in the Kleins affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman a girl Will had once loved was found raped and murdered in her family s basement. The prime suspect: Ken Klein. With the evidence against him overwhelming, Ken simply vanished, spending the next decade as the elusive subject of rumors, speculation, and an international manhunt. When his shattered family never heard from Ken again, they were sure he was Gone for Good. Now eleven years have passed. And Will, who always believed in his brother s innocence, has found evidence that Ken is alive even as he is struck by another act of betrayal. His girlfriend suddenly disappears, leaving behind compelling evidence that she was not the person Will thought she was. As two dark dramas unwind around him, Will is pulled into a violent mystery, haunted by signs that Ken is trying to contact him after all these years. Will can feel himself coming closer and closer to his brother…
and to a terrible secret that someone will kill to keep buried. And as the lies begin to unravel, Will is uncovering startling truths about his lover, his brother, and even himself. He knows he must press his search all the way to the end. Because the most powerful revelations are yet to come…
. Gone for Good is at once a powerhouse of suspense and a haunting tale of love the love between brothers, between lovers, between family members. It is one of those rare thrillers that not only make the pulse pound, but stir the heart as well.

No Second Chance

Harlan Coben returns with a thriller of explosive tension and breathless psychological suspense. No Second Chance is a breakneck ride where nothing is what it seems and where hope and fear collide in the most surprising ways. When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter…
Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his six month old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc new hope: a ransom note. If you contact the authorities, we disappear. We will be watching. We want two million dollars. There will be No Second Chance. The note is chilling, but Marc sees only one thing he has the chance to save his daughter. He can’t talk to the police or the FBI. He doesn’t know who he can trust. And now the authorities are closing in on a new suspect: Marc himself. Mired in a deepening quicksand of violence and deadly secrets about his wife, about an old love he’s never forgotten, and about his own past he clings to one, unwavering vow: to bring Tara home, at any cost.

Just One Look

Harlan Coben, author of the coast to coast bestseller No Second Chance, delivers an emotionally powerful thrill ride of a novel that asks the question: How far would you go to protect your family? An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: a mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can t identify. But there is one face she recognizes that of her husband, from before she knew him. When her husband sees the photo that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation. She doesn t know where he s going, or why he s leaving. Or if he s ever coming back. Nor does she realize how dangerous the search for him will be. Because there are others interested in both her husband s past and that photo, including Eric Wu: a fierce, silent killer who will not be stopped from finding his quarry, no matter who or what stands in his way. Her world turned upside down, filled with doubts about her herself and marriage, Grace must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past she struggles to learn the truth, find her husband, and save her family.

The Innocent

A gripping new thriller from Harlan Coben, author of the instant New York Times bestsellers Just One Look, No Second Chance, and Tell No One.

Abridged CD 5 CDs, 6 hours /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Matt Hunter made a mistake when he was 20 years old and paid for it with a four year stint in prison that left him with a determination never to be locked up again. Finally, his life is back on the promising track he was taking before he accidentally killed a man: He has a good job, a newly pregnant wife he adores, and is about to close on the home of their dreams. Then he gets a couple of bizarre photos on his cell phone that seem to show his wife in a compromising position with a black haired stranger. But before he can sort out who sent the anonymous pictures and why, he’s running from the law especially from the cop who was his best friend in grade school, and a sharp young detective who’s stepped right into the middle of an FBI investigation spurred by the discovery that a dead nun who wasn’t who she claimed to be is somehow mixed up in Matt and Olivia Hunter’s life. Coben deftly wields a complicated plot involving a missing stripper, a dead gangster, an incriminating videotape, and a couple of agents who aren’t quite who they seem to be, while Hunter manages to hold onto his faith in Olivia despite her clouded past and uncertain future. Like all Coben’s protagonists, including the hero of his popular series starring sports agent turned detective Myron Bolitar Hunter is a nice, middle class New Jersey boy who’s still The Innocent of the title, despite the miscarriage of justice that sent him to prison. Or was it? That’s the moral question at the heart of this tightly constructed thriller, which will no doubt shoot directly to the top of the bestseller list, and deservedly so. Jane Adams

A Bit of Bolitar: An Exclusive Essay by Harlan Coben

Beloved series character Myron Bolitar appears in a new short story included with Harlan Coben’s latest thriller, The Innocent. In this Amazon.com exclusive essay, Coben shares his thoughts on Bolitar’s return.

 

The Woods

Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into The Woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, mourning the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Cope, as he is known, is now dealing with raising his six year old daughter as a single father after his wife has died of cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distracts him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well buried secrets of the prosecutor’s family are threatened.

Is this homicide victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer twenty years ago: his first love, Lucy; his mother, who abandoned the family; and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.

Hold Tight

1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. How much do parents really want to know about their kids? 1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. 1 bestselling author Harlan Coben has become an unstoppable force in suspense fiction. His most recent novel, The Woods, spent more time on the New York Times bestseller list than his previous books and sales reached his highest levels to date. His latest page turner, which is about just how far parents will go to protect their kids, is destined for the top of every bestseller list. Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they d become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their sixteen year old son Adam has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate Spencer Hill the latest in a string of issues at school they can t help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam’s computer, and within days are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: Just stay quiet and all safe. Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son s death…
and he wasn t alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera s range; but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community. For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possible to know too much?

Caught

From the 1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense comes a fast paced, emotion packed novel about guilt, grief, and our capacity to forgive 17 year old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst. Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission, to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate and nationally televised sting operations. Working with local police on her news program Caught in the Act, Wendy and her team have publicly shamed dozens of men by the time she encounters her latest target. Dan Mercer is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined. In a novel that challenges as much as it thrills, filled with the astonishing tension and unseen suburban machinations that have become Coben’s trademark, Caught tells the story of a missing girl, the community stunned by her loss, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who suddenly realizes she can t trust her own instincts about this story or the motives of the people around her. Praise for Long Lost: ‘Coben is one of the best authors around at writing page turning suspense, as Long Lost makes clear.’ Chicago Sun Times ‘Roller coaster plot and savvy dialogue…
All the ingredients of a good old fashioned thriller: murder, action and wit.’ New York Daily News

Stay Close

Harlan Coben follows four consecutive 1 New York Times bestsellers with a stand alone thriller in the vein of his beloved breakout novels Caught and Hold Tight. Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she’s got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at age forty he finds himself in a dead end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity obsessed rich kids. Jack is a detective who can’t let go of a cold case a local husband and father disappeared seventeen years ago, and Jack spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man’s family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them. Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past doesn’t recede. Even as the terrible consequences of long ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. And as each confronts the dark side of the American Dream the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper thin as a heartbeat. With his trademark combination of page turning thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities, Harlan Coben delivers a thriller that cements his status as the master of domestic suspense.

Opening Shots, Vol. II

This second volume of Opening Shots is a collection of twenty three first stories published by prominent mystery and crime writers. Some of these offerings are remarkably mature, professional work. Others are more obviously early works, before the writers’ skills reached full maturity. But every one of them is a pleasure to read, and in each can be seen the seed of the writer’s craft. ‘Each writer has included an introduction worth the price of admission all by themselves,’ observes Block. ‘Writers, it seems to me, are never more eloquent or more interesting that when they reminisce about their early days, and recalling one’s first success seems a spur of anecdotage for most of us.’ Following on the heels of the successful first volume of this series, the stories in this stellar field include: ‘Final Rites’ by Doug Allyn ‘Don’t Kill a Karate Fighter’ by William Chambers ‘Entrapped’ by Harlan Coben ‘Yellow Gal’ by Michael Collins ‘Together’ by Jeffrey Deaver ‘The Rough Boys’ by Harlan Ellison ‘Tole My Cap’n’ by Joe Gores ‘Layover’ by Ed Gorman ‘A Bunch of Mumbo Jumbo’ by Jan Grape ‘The Cure’ by David Handler ‘Till Tuesday’ by Jeremiah Healy ‘Village of the Dead’ by Edward D. Hoch ‘Chalk’ by Evan Hunter ‘It’s a Wise Child Who Knows’ by Stuart Kaminsky ‘Who Killed Cock Robin?’ by H. R. F. Keating ‘Medford & Son’ by Dick Lochte ‘Thieves’ Honor’ by John Lutz ‘Not All Brides Are Beautiful’ by Sharyn McCrumb ‘Manslaughter’ by Joyce Carol Oates ‘You Don’t Know What It’s Like’ by Bill Pronzini ‘The Disappearance of Penny’ by Robert J. Randisi ‘A Victim Must Be Found’ by Henry Slesar ‘Blue Rose’ by Peter Straub ‘A Bad Night For Burglars’ by Lawrence Block

Mystery Writers of America Presents Death Do Us Part: New Stories About Love, Lust, and Murder

From the Civil War–era south to 1950s New York to the present day’s gritty cities and seemingly innocuous suburbs, the eighteen stories in this anthology edited by the award winning mystery writer Harlan Coben chart the complications always surprising, sometimes deadly that arise between lovers, dear friends, and even complete strangers coming together for a single, shocking encounter. In Lee Child’s ‘Safe Enough,’ a blue collar city boy takes up with a wealthy suburban wife, with dire consequences. In Harlan Coben’s ‘Entrapped,’ a woman’s husband disappears and is replaced by a handsome impostor. In Laura Lippman’s ‘One True Love,’ a high end prostitute seeks a radical solution to a public relations problem. And in P. J. Parrish’s ‘One Shot,’ a man returns to his childhood home to learn the truth about a long ago tragedy. Other contributors of original stories include Ridley Pearson, R. L. Stine, Jim Fusilli, Jeff Abbott, Charles Todd, and Tom Savage.

Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters

Harlan Coben introduces a collection of the greatest of the great from the Golden Age of pulp fiction. Here are 14 classic tales of virtue versus villainy that will keep you riveted to your seat. Legendary writers you’ve already heard of like Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich and Raymond Chandler are here. Legendary writers that you should have heard of like Frederick Nebel, Paul Cain, Carroll John Daly, George Harman Coxe, Horace McCoy and Thomas Walsh are also where they should be with the greats. Tailor made for pulp novices and hard boiled fans with a soft spot for the masters, this collection shows that some writing has an edge that time just can’t dull.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

Best selling novelist Harlan Coben, a master of suspense and creator of the critically acclaimed Myron Bolitar series, edits this latest collection of the must reads in mysteries from the past year.

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