Lee Goldberg Books in Order

The Lee Goldberg books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Lee Goldberg books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Monk Books

Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse

Goldberg, Lee 2006

Monk's house is being fumigated, and he has nowhere to go. Fortunately, his assistant Natalie and her daughter are kind enough to welcome him into their home. Unfortunately, their home is not quite up to Monk's standards of cleanliness and order.But while Monk attempts to arrange his surroundings just so, something else needs to be put straight.

The death of a dog at the local firehouse-on the same night as a fatal house fire-has led Monk into a puzzling mystery. And much to his horror, he's going to have to dig through a lot of dirt to find the answer.

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Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

Goldberg, Lee 2006

Some people think Hawaii is paradise. But Monk knows that danger—like dirt—lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant, Natalie, isn’t exactly thrilled about Monk’s latest investigation.

It was bad enough that Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks as though the vacation is over....Smooth-talking TV psychic Dylan Swift is on the island and claims to have a message from beyond—from Helen Gruber. Monk has his doubts about Swift’s credibility.

But finding the killer and proving Swift a fraud—all while coping with geckos and the horror of unsynchronized ceiling fans—may prove a tough coconut to crack....

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Mr. Monk and The Blue Flu

Goldberg, Lee 2007

Monk is horrified when he learns there's going to be a blue flu in San Francisco-until Capt. Stottlemeyer explains that it just means the police plan to call in "sick" until they get a better contract.The good news is the labor dispute will give Monk a chance to get back on the force.

The bad news is it means he'll be a "scab"-and he doesn't like the sound of that either. But before he knows it, Monk has his badge back, and his own squad to command. Unfortunately, some of the squad members make Monk look like a paragon of mental health.

But despite the challenges, they'll have to pull together to catch an astrologer's killer, solve a series of mysterious fatal assaults, and most importantly, clean up their desks.

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Mr. Monk and The Two Assistants

Goldberg, Lee 2007

In a new mystery featuring the OCD-afflicted sleuth Adrian Monk, the detective copes with the conflict between two different female assistants--his former aide, Sharona, who returns after her ne'er-do-well husband is arrested for murder, and his new assistant, Natalie--and finds himself up against a clever killer who manages to remain one step ahead of the clever investigator.

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Mr. Monk in Outer Space

Goldberg, Lee 2007
Obsessive compulsive detective Adrian Monk returns to once again take on the crooked, in an all-new mystery, based on the popular television series, by the two-time Edgar nominee and author of Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants and Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse. Read More

Mr. Monk Goes to Germany

Goldberg, Lee 2008

An all-new novel starring the obsessively beloved TV detective who always knows when somethingÂ's out of place… Adrian Monk has actually been doing well lately. HeÂ's solving murders as fast as they come, and heÂ's been noticeably less compulsive.

Monk knows he owes it all to his therapist, Dr. Kroger. So when Kroger attends a conference in Germany, Monk hits the skids, reverting to his OCD habits full-time. Desperate, Monk follows his shrink to Germany. And thatÂ's when he sees the man across a crowded town square.

A man with six fingers. Monk knows it could be the man responsible for his wifeÂ's death.

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Mr. Monk is Miserable

Goldberg, Lee 2008

Accompanying his long-suffering assistant Natalie on a side trip to France, detective Adrian Monk takes a tour through the historic underground world of the Parisian sewers, where he stumbles into a catacombs filled with ancient human remains, including one much more recent skull bearing evidence of murder.

By the author of Mr. Monk Goes to Germany.

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Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop

Goldberg, Lee 2009

Captain Leland Stottlemeyer relies on Adrian Monk to solve his most baffling cases, but when the captain is faced with budget cuts, Monk?s fees are one of the expenses he trims. Monk is too compulsive to stop investigating; he resorts to calling in tips under assumed names, infuriating the captain.

But when Stottlemeyer is arrested for murder, he turns to the only detective who can prove his innocence. That is, if Monk can overcome some potentially crippling obstacles along the way?

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Mr. Monk in Trouble

Goldberg, Lee 2009
America's favorite obsessive-compulsive detective is back in a new original tale in the series based on the popular TV show, in a book by the author of Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop. TV tie-in. Read More

Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out

Goldberg, Lee 2010

Monk's been swindled out of his savings-but now it's payback time, in the latest original mystery featuring everyone's favorite OCD detective. In the midst of a financial crisis, the SFPD fires Adrian Monk as a consultant. Monk figures he can live off his savings for a while.

Then Natalie learns that Monk invested his money some time ago with Bob Sebes, the charismatic leader of Reinier Investments, who's just been arrested on charges of orchestrating a massive $100 million fraud. All of Sebes' clients-including Monk-are completely wiped out.

When the key witness in the government's case against Sebes is killed, Monk is convinced that Sebes did it, but the man has been under house arrest with a horde of paparazzi in front of his building 24/7. Monk may be broke, but he's got plenty of time on his hands to solve this latest mystery.

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Mr. Monk on the Road

Goldberg, Lee 2010

Monk's out on the open highway-but crime is a hitchhiker that won't be ignored. With his job secure and his wife's murder finally solved, Adrian Monk is feeling strangely...satisfied. He'd like his agoraphobic brother Ambrose to feel the same way, so Monk puts a secret ingredient in Ambrose's birthday cake: sleeping pills.

When Ambrose wakes up, he's in a motorhome on the open road with Monk determined to show him the outside world. But Ambrose isn't the only one struggling to let go. As little crimes pop up along the highway, Monk can't resist getting involved. Now it's up to Monk to stop a murderer from turning their road trip into a highway to hell.

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Mr. Monk on the Couch

Goldberg, Lee 2011

With help from Monk's agoraphobic brother, his loyal assistant Natalie tackles her own investigation while Adrian Monk tracks a second-hand couch that seems tied to a series of murders. Following a bloody trail, Natalie and Monk soon end up face-to-face with the most ruthless killer they've ever encountered.

PRAISE FOR LEE GOLDBERG'S MONK NOVELS ""No one else could capture these characters and bring them to life on the page the way Lee Goldberg does!"-- King's River Life Magazine "Goldberg makes Adrian Monk much more interesting than the TV version: the twitches are less obvious, the outcomes much less predictable.

Even (or especially) the secondary characters are more interesting and have sharper dialogue."--Chicago Tribune ""The only thing more fun than watching Monk is reading the adventures Lee Goldberg creates for him. The books set a high standard from the get-go.

" Crimespree Magazine "Full of snippets of slapstick humor and Monk's special talents for observation," Library Journal "This latest hilariously funny and devilishly clever  novel about TV's obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk is an impossible crime lover's delight! Very funny and inventively plotted," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine ">"Throughout the Mr.

Monk series author Lee Goldberg has always kept a firm grasp on exactly who his characters are, and he is able to expertly play them against one another to the best dramatic and comic advantage," The Gumshoe Review "You'd be hard-pressed to find another recent work that provides so many hip and humorous moments.

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Mr. Monk is a Mess

Goldberg, Lee 2012

Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place...No one likes to come home to a mess--least of all Monk and Natalie. But when they return from an extended stay in New Jersey, Natalie discovers that somebody has been sleeping in her bed.

But this Goldilocks isn't asleep. She's dead. And stuffed under the mattress, investigators find marked money from a Federal sting operation. Now Natalie's life is a real mess, and she needs Monk to help clean it up.Meanwhile, Monk's brother Ambrose is desperate to find his missing girlfriend, Yuki--but his agoraphobia prevents him from leaving the house.

With Monk forced to do double duty, the body count rises, and so do Monk's suspicions about Yuki's dangerous past...

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Mr. Monk Gets Even

Goldberg, Lee 2012

An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place.... It may be a foggy San Francisco summer, but for Adrian Monk the future is looking bright. Natalie is off working as a cop in Summit, his brother Ambrose and Yuki are a week away from their wedding, Monk has a new assistant—Natalie’s daughter Julie—and even a girlfriend, Ellen Morse.

All this change doesn’t keep Monk from work, though. He’s investigating a string of accidental deaths and suicides that he quickly determines are actually murders. But when the man Monk pegs for the murder is killed, Monk is forced to face the fact that, for the first time, he might actually be wrong.

Have stability, domesticity, and happiness robbed Monk of his special skills? Has Monk lost his mojo? Meanwhile, Monk’s imprisoned arch nemesis, the morbidly obese criminal mastermind Dale the Whale, is being transferred from prison to San Francisco General Hospital for an operation.

But when Dale escapes and all signs point to Captain Stottlemeyer as his accomplice, Monk will have to reboot his detective skills to clear the captain’s name—and prove that he’s still the one and only Monk.

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Mr. Monk Helps Himself

Conrad, Hy 2013

Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place.... Natalie is taking a break from studying for her PI license—the last step to becoming Monk’s full partner.

She sneaks off to Half Moon Bay for a retreat run by Miranda Bigley, leader of the Best Possible Me self-help program, but her plans for a relaxing weekend are disrupted when Monk tracks her down to rescue her from the “cult.” Their argument is cut short when Miranda, in full view of everyone, calmly walks to the edge of a cliff and jumps.

Even though Miranda’s death looks like suicide, Natalie is sure it's murder. But Monk brushes her off to help the SFPD solve the murder of a clown, despite his coulrophobia, aka fear of clowns. As Monk and Natalie begin their independent investigations, they quickly learn that if they want to figure out whodunit, they will have to find a way to become true partners.

...An all-new story starring Adrian Monk by Edgar® Award–nominated Monk screenwriter and coexecutive producer Hy Conrad. It’s compulsive, page-turning fun.

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Mr. Monk Gets on Board

Conrad, Hy 2014

Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place.... Of all the things that make Adrian Monk uneasy, change ranks high on the list. So when Natalie completes her P.

I. license—and technically becomes Monk’s boss—it’s not easy for him to accept. Nor can he accept Natalie attending a business seminar at sea without him, even if it means spending a week with her on a cruise ship. Between choppy waters and obnoxious kids, Monk finds himself in a perfect storm of anxiety.

Luckily, Mariah, the cruise director, is always able to smooth things over…until the crew fishes her dead body out of the water. Even after the ship’s doctor declares Mariah’s death an accident, Monk isn’t convinced. So when the captain hires Monk and Natalie to look into a mysterious rash of vandalism on board, Monk steers the investigation toward murder.

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Mr. Monk is Open for Business

Conrad, Hy 2014

Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk--based on the hit USA Network series Monk, starring Tony Shaloub--the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place.... Failing to win back his girlfriend in New Jersey, Monk returns to San Francisco where Natalie has set up an office for Monk and Teeger, Consulting Detectives.

It’s time to stop bickering and get to work when Lieutenant Amy Devlin comes to them for help. A disgruntled employee came into work and started shooting, killing three coworkers and leaving a female hostage severely wounded. After spotting the shooter through office windows, the police lost him—leaving Lieutenant Devlin with a real mess on her hands.

 Visiting the bedridden survivor, Monk finds her to be helpful, cooperative…and quite charming as well. But the more he and Natalie try to track down the assailant, the more he seems to have disappeared from existence altogether....  

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Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant

Conrad, Hy 2015

Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place.... Monk and Natalie have finally settled into a new office routine—but the detectives soon have another problem to deal with: Captain Stottlemeyer’s new lieutenant, A.

J. Thurman—a man of limited skills whom Monk finds insufferable. Despite Thurman’s presence, Monk and Natalie attend the funeral of Judge Oberlin, and it’s a good thing. In typical fashion, Monk examines the body in the casket—and finds evidence of poison.

The judge was murdered.When Captain Stottlemeyer shows the same symptoms the judge had shown, Monk detects the work of a diabolical killer who wants both men dead. With his friend in danger and an enemy close, Monk will have to put his reservations aside to crack the case in time.

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Publication Order of The Dead Man Books

Face of Evil

Goldberg, Lee 2011

Matt Cahill is a widower leading a quiet, solitary life--cutting wood at a lumber mill in the Pacific Northwest, watching out for his trouble-prone friend Andy, and making his first, tentative attempt at a new romance with his co-woker Rachel. But a getaway to a ski resort goes tragically wrong and he is killed in an avalanche.

That should be the end of his story, but for Matt, it's only the beginning. And now finds himself taking the first step in a horrifying odyssey across a dark world that exists within our own, where he must confront a violent, supernatural entity that spreads evil among us like a plague.

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Ring of Knives

Daniels, James 2011

The second adventure in THE DEAD MAN series that readers and book critics alike are already hailing as "an epic tale" that compares to the best of Stephen King and Dean Koontz....   Matthew Cahill is an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changes everything.

Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that nobody else does. Now for him each day is a journey into a dark world he knows nothing about, a quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become...and a fight to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.

 RING OF KNIVES Matt believes a madman may hold the secret to defeating Mr. Dark, the horrific jester with the rotting touch. But to reach him, Matt must infiltrate a lunatic asylum, where he is soon caught up in a spiral of bloodshed and madness. His only chance of escaping with his life and sanity intact is to face the unspeakable terror that awaits him deep in the asylum's fog-shrouded woods.

..within the Ring of Knives. OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIESDead Man #1: Face of EvilDead Man #3: Hell in HeavenDead Man #4: The Dead WomanDead Man #5: The Blood Mesa

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Hell In Heaven

Rabkin, William 2011

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become.

..and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil. The sign on the exit reads "Heaven." What better place could there be for a dead man to visit? But when Matt takes the ramp, he finds a banner welcoming him by name to a tiny town that has seemingly been left behind by the 21st century.

..and is in the grip of an unspeakable horror. Cast as an unwilling savior, Matt comes to their rescue, but soon discovers that evil has more lethal forms than he ever imagined...and that they can't all be defeated with courage and an expertly-wielded ax.

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The Dead Woman

McAfee, David 2011

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become.

..and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil. Matt thought he was alone with his torment, that he was the only one who could see the evil in people’s souls as rotting flesh. But in a small town in Tennessee, terrorized by a vicious serial killer, Matt meets a woman who may see the same dark world that what he does…and who may be able to reveal the secrets behind to his mysterious rebirth.

But Mr. Dark, the depraved, immortal enemy that Matt has chased across the country, is here too and determined to stop him before he can find what he seeks.

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The Blood Mesa

Reasoner, James 2011

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become.

..and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.Matt signs on as a laborer for a group of archeologists and graduate students unearthing Native American ruins in a desolate corner of New Mexico. But the dig atop a blood-red mesa uncovers more than artifacts, awakening an ancient evil with an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

Now Matt, armed only with his trusty ax, must protect a handful of terrified innocents from imminent slaughter...and battle a horror so powerful, it once wiped out an entire civilization... and could do it again.

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Kill Them All

Shannon, Harry 2011

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become.

..and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.When Matt wanders into a struggling Nevada tourist trap recreation of an "old west" town, he's unaware that he’s being trailed by a Special Ops team of professional mercenaries hired by a University desperate to unlock the secret behind his resurrection.

..and that he's put everyone around him in dire jeopardy. The mercenaries have no intention of letting Matt escape...or letting any witnesses survive. Matt finds himself in a deadly bind. Somehow he must rally the peaceful citizens into defending themselves against the sadistic, well-armed mercenaries… or sacrifice himself to save them from certain death.

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The Beast Within

Daniels, James 2011

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become.

..and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil. Matt Cahill journeys deep into the Northern Michigan woods searching for a militaristic community that's led by a paranoid visionary... a man who claims to have defeated an entity eerily similar to Mr.

Dark. This could be Matt's chance to solve the riddle of his nightmarish quest. But things go very wrong very fast... and soon he's trapped in a bloody siege between warring factions. The only way to escape from an unstoppable advance of mayhem, carnage and black magic is to trust his instincts, grab his ax, and unleash the ferocity of the Beast Within.

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Fire and Ice

Hardin, Jude 2012

The saga of Matthew Cahill continues as the man who sees a nightmarish netherworld nobody else does fights to save us all—and his own soul—from the clutches of the purely evil Mr. Dark. On Matt’s third day of temping at a plant, disgruntled former worker Kevin Radowski (aka K-Rad) walks in and starts shooting.

As the day progresses and the body count rises, Matt finds himself locked inside with four fellow employees—and no discernible way out. Matt soon realizes K-Rad has more in mind than killing his co-workers…he’s using the chemicals available to blow the plant, and several square blocks of surrounding businesses and residences, sky high.

But just when Matt thinks things can’t get any worse, Mr. Dark steps into the game, raising the stakes in a gruesome and horrifying way. Fire and Ice delivers the non-stop action, high body count, and edgy thrills that make The Dead Man series impossible to put down.

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Carnival of Death

Crider, Bill 2012

Matt Cahill is working security at a traveling carnival, seeking a respite in the lonely battle against the supernatural entity known as Mr. Dark. But that’s not going to happen. He can sense something isn’t right, almost as clearly as he can see the evil in people as rotting flesh.

Soon a series of violent, horrifying events rock the carnival…and, most disturbing of all, a fake fortune teller’s dark prophecies start coming true. So when she foresees imminent doom, Matt knows it can only mean one thing: Mr. Dark is here, and it’s not for the cotton candy.

If Matt can’t stop him, Mr. Dark will destroy every last soul in this godforsaken carnival—and salt the earth with blood.

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Freaks Must Die

Goldman, Joel 2012

When Matt Cahill intervenes in what he thinks is a robbery, he ends up botching a ransom exchange for a kidnapped boy. His interference gets an innocent man killed and puts a child’s life in immediate jeopardy. So Matt heads to New York City, a place as foreign to him as a distant planet, to rescue the boy and make amends.

His search leads him to an underworld of “freaks,” people with uncanny powers who live in the shadows, trying to elude a dark force that’s ruthlessly hunting them down. Now Matt is in a race against time to save a child, and the entire freak community, from bloody annihilation.

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Slaves to Evil

Klink, Lisa 2012

Matt Cahill has an unusual gift: he can see the corruption in people’s souls, making the afflicted appear as walking corpses to his eyes. This macabre ability has set him on a one-man crusade to eradicate these servants of an ancient and powerful evil, embodied by the aptly named “Mr.

Dark.”On his way through the small town of Breckenridge, Minnesota, Matt sees the unmistakable signs of corruption in the chief of police and numerous cops. The evil that has consumed them now terrorizes innocents and allows drug and sex trafficking to run rampant.

Just as Matt confronts the enslaved cops, a gun-toting teen appears, looking to make Matt pay for murdering her brother. Of course, Matt did kill her brother—he was another corrupted soul who’d been planning a bombing. But how can Matt convince Elena of the truth without any proof?Trapped between Mr.

Dark’s forces and a girl hell-bent on revenge, Matt faces an impossible choice: remove Elena—permanently—or let her kill him and doom the town.

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Midnight Special

Sutton, Phoef 2012

DINNER AT THE BROOKLYN MORGUE is more than just a seventies zombie flick. It’s also a cursed movie. A trail of violence and murder has followed the film’s re-release across the country and Matt Cahill is determined to find out why...and put an end to the madness.

His quest takes him to L.A., where he infiltrates the inner circle of the Tarantino-like director who’s behind the rediscovery of this piece of cinematic horror and is either a tool of Mr. Dark…or the evil entity’s most formidable enemy. The truth comes out in a night of unmitigated terror that will either put an end to Mr.

Dark’s reign of evil…or mark a blood-soaked new beginning…

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The Death Match

Faust, Christa 2012

While investigating a grisly and eerily familiar murder, Matt Cahill is drawn into the violent world of underground cage fighting. He agrees to help Stacy Barnett, hot-headed young grappler whose best friend and fellow female fighter has gone missing.

Stacy’s friend turns out to be more than a friend and the kinky fetish wrestling matches she’s involved with turn out to be something far more sinister. As Matt uncovers layer after layer of twisted horror, he finds himself locked into a no holds barred fight to the death—and beyond—that will leave him questioning everything, including himself.

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The Black Death

Davis, Aric 2012

Matt is stranded in small, Indiana town in the grip of a horrible plague…not a disease, but a deadly new form of crystal meth that is turning its users into black-eyed, blood-crazed monsters and that could be even more virulently evil than the touch of Mr.

Dark. So Matt embarks on a harrowing quest, a journey into darkness and depravity, to find the source of the black death and destroy its makers before the drug, and the homicidal madness it creates, can spread to the entire nation.

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The Killing Floor

Tully, David 2012

Matt journeys to a tiny Adirondack town where the entire population is infected with evil, a horrific phenomenon possibly related to a hydro-fracking operation that's stirring up community outrage...and resurrecting a blood-thirsty terror deadlier than anything he's ever faced.

He soon finds himself pitted against his nemesis Mr. Dark in an epic battle that stretches back to the lost colony Roanoke... and could change the fate of mankind.

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Colder than Hell

Smith, Anthony Neil 2013

On the road to Fargo, North Dakota, Matt Cahill is trapped in a hellacious blizzard on a frozen, traffic-choked interstate. He's stalked by an escaped murderer and the guards who were transporting him--all of them seemingly possessed by a mutant virus that spreads quickly among the others trapped in their cars, turning everyone into crazed zombies.

Matt struggles with a small band of survivors to find the source of the horrific plague before it claims them all. The odds are against any of them surviving the night....and that includes Mr. Dark.

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Evil to Burn

Klink, Lisa 2013

Matt Cahill is travelling by bus through the blasted wilderness of the Southwest to prevent a massacre from happening in Nevada, but Mr. Dark is intent on preventing him from making it there. A terrible crash leaves the bus totaled, and now Matt is injured, stranded, and fighting for his life against the elements…and an insidious evil that has spread through the surviving passengers.

It’s a race against time, with Matt struggling to overcome his injuries even as he tries to save the survivors from the horror that they’ve become…because, while the evil surrounding him is bad, it’s nothing compared to the desert hell he needs to cross in order to keep a greater nightmare from unfolding—one that could give Mr.

Dark terrifying new powers.

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Streets of Blood

Napier, Barry 2013

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become.

..and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.An elderly, bed-ridden woman in a retirement home is having nightmares of a dark, devilish entity tormenting her and her childhood friends in a dreamscape that's as familiar to her as it is terrifying.

She's not the only one having the dreams. Matt Cahill is, too, and when he arrives in town, he discovers a community torn apart by gruesome violence, its residents in the grip of an evil force unlike any Matt has encountered before...one that's even beyond the touch of Mr.

Dark. Barry Napier was the winner of the You Can Write a Dead Man Novel contest in 2012... and we're sure after you read the sample, you'll see why Streets of Blood stood out among the hundreds of entries we received from around the world.

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Crucible of Fire

Odom, Mel 2013

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become.

..and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.Matt Cahill is part of a team of smokejumpers who are dropped into the heart of a raging forest fire that is fueled by a flamethrower wielding madman under the sway of Mr.

Dark. Almost every living thing in this hellacious inferno, including Matt's fellow firefighters, are falling prey to Mr. Dark's evil touch and bowing to his furious command: Kill the Dead Man!

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The Dark Need

Litore, Stant 2013

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become…and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.

Matt is tracking a blood-sucking, shape-shifting killer through the icy Cascade Mountains when he encounters a mysterious woman who is on the same corpse-strewn trail…but who has a terrifying secret of her own.

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The Rising Dead

Green, Stella 2013

A pivotal novel in the Dead Man series...Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become…and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.

In the blasted hell of the Arizona desert, Matt hitches a ride with a young couple who meets a terrible fate that he's powerless to stop. The bloody encounter leads him to a mysterious stranger with a terrifying history…who may know the reason for Matt's resurrection and hold the key to finally ending his lonely quest.

But first they must survive in an unforgiving wasteland to do battle with a gang of heavily armed smugglers who trade in human flesh.

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Reborn

Danley, Kate 2014

Tanis Archer is facing a miserable twenty-fifth birthday. She's a part-time barista in her sixth year at Dallas Community College. Her life is going nowhere, fast.Literally. Because on her way to work, she loses control of her car and is killed in a horrific crash.

That should have been the tragic end of her story. But days later, she wakes up on a cold morgue slab...and soon learns that miraculous resurrections have brutal side effects. For starters, there are people around her who look as if they are decomposing from the inside-out, victims of their rotting souls.

Even worse, it's no illusion. What she is seeing is real, a shadowy part of the world where the bloody battle between good and evil is being fought every day by an ax-wielding "dead man" and his rag-tag army of supernatural freaks. And she’s being asked to join him.

Obviously that's not how Tanis wants to spend her afterlife—she'd rather party with her new-found abilities—but an unimaginable horror is rising from the Black Sea, and she might just be the only person who can save humanity from an agonizing, never-ending nightmare.

..Reborn features a fresh, colorful heroine in an action-packed, darkly funny tale of adventure and terror told by an incredible dream team of award-winning, widely acclaimed writers: USA Today bestselling author Kate Danley (The Woodcutter), Emmy Award–winning screenwriter and novelist Phoef Sutton (Cheers, Boston Legal),TV writer/producer and author Lisa Klink (Star Trek Voyager, Painkiller Jane), New York Times bestselling author and TV producer Lee Goldberg (The Heist, King City), and two-time Edgar Award–nominated writer William Rabkin (Monk, Psych).

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Publication Order of Charlie Willis Books

My Gun Has Bullets

Goldberg, Lee 1995

When Beverly Hills Police Officer Charlie Willis pulls over a speeding Rolls Royce hell-bent for Neiman Marcus, he's surprised to see Esther Radcliffe, the geriatric star of the TV series Miss Agatha, behind the wheel. He's even more surprised when she guns him down and keeps on driving.

A few hours later, he wakes up in the intensive care unit to find a William Morris agent, a network president, and the head of Pinnacle Studios standing at the foot of his bed. They have a proposal for him: in exchange for conveniently forgetting who shot him, they'll make him the star of his own series, My Gun Has Bullets.

So Charlie trades in his real badge for a fake one and so begins an uproarious but deadly romp through the wonderful world of TV make-believe with real bullets. To make it to sweeps week, Charlie will have to survive two homicidal stuntmen, a rabid celebrity dog, a hit man-turned-producer, a psychotic old lady, a sex-crazed blackmailer, and vicious ratings with only a stunning, leather-clad Baywatch beauty to help him.

"It will make you cackle like a sitcom laugh track. Goldberg keeps the gags coming right up to the end." -Entertainment Weekly "A very funny novel a pinch of Carl Hiaasen, a dash of Donald Westlake, and a heaping portion of avarice and inanity Hollywood Style.

It's boffo!" -Thomas Gaughan, Booklist "A rousing send-up of everything and everyone in the world of show-biz." -Judith Kreiner, The Washington Times

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Dead Space

Goldberg, Lee 1997

From Lee Goldberg, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lost Hills -- a wildly funny thriller that won wide-spread acclaim, including rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly , Publishers Weeky and The Los Angeles TimesEx-cop Charlie Willis handles "special security" at Pinnacle Pictures.

His job: to protect the studio and its stars, to stop scandals before they explode, to keep the peace in the land of make-believe. When Pinnacle revives the cult, 1960s TV series "Beyond the Beyond" as the cornerstone of a fourth network, two powerful forces fight for control of the show—a talent agency that uses blackmail, torture, and murder to keep its clients on the A-list, and a homicidal legion of rabid fans led by an insane actor who thinks he's in outer space.

(This book, the sequel to "My Gun Has Bullets," was originally entitled "Beyond the Beyond" when it was published by St. Martin's Press in 1997)CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR DEAD SPACE :“Goldberg uses just about everything he can think of to send up the studio system, fandom, Star Trek, Trekkies, agents, actors… you name it, he’ll make you laugh about it.

” Analog"An outrageously entertaining take on the loathsome folkways of contemporary showbiz," Kirkus Reviews“Mr. Goldberg has an observant eye and a wicked pen!” Washington Times “[It] reads like a modern-day Alice in Wonderland set against the venal world of the TV industry.

It’s wonderfully revealing and uncannily accurate,” Vancouver Sun (Canada)"Some of the easily recognizable actors, agents and producers who are mercilessly ribbed may find it hard to crack a smile at the author's gag-strewn prose, likewise those seekers after politically correct entertainment.

But the rest of us should have no trouble….the novel's satiric slant is strong enough to have an effigy of Goldberg beamed into outer space at the next Star Trek convention," Los Angeles Times"Pinnacle Pictures has decided to revive a 25-year-old cult sci-fi TV show called Beyond the Beyond, but somebody keeps killing off the new cast.

Is it the Hollywood agent who eats human flesh? The aging actor who still thinks he's a starship captain? The fans who live only to attend conventions? This sharp roman a clef goes where no Hollywood satire has gone before—altering just enough facts to avoid the libel courts but still smacking of a certain je ne sais Trek.

It probably won't make Goldberg, a television writer and producer (Baywatch, Spenser: For Hire, seaQuest), the most popular boy on the Paramount lot, but it's a stingingly funny novel just the same." Entertainment Weekly "The hilarious follow-up to Goldberg's witty debut, My Gun Has Bullets.

..[this book] skewers the entertainment business, which Goldberg knows well," Oline Codgill, Knight-Ridder Newspapers"As in his riotous novel My Gun Has Bullets, TV writer/producer Goldberg once again bites the hand that feeds him, laughing all the while.

Inspired silliness," Publishers Weekly

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Publication Order of Diagnosis Murder Books

The Silent Partner

Goldberg, Lee 2003

When he joins the LAPD's special task force assigned to unsolved homicides, Dr. Mark Sloan reopens a case involving the Reaper, a serial killer on death row, who, after new evidence comes to light, might be innocent of one murder, leading Mark to believe that the real killer is still on the loose.

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The Shooting Script

Goldberg, Lee 2004

Dr. Mark Sloan and his son investigate the brutal murder of an aspiring actress and a Hollywood producer, a crime that has rocked their Malibu community, and when all clues point to the producer's wife, the case takes on a new twist involving the mafia.

Original. (Based on the hit series, now appearing on the PAX network, starring Dick Van Dyke) (Mystery)

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The Death Merchant

Goldberg, Lee 2004

A dream vacation in Hawaii turns into a nightmare for Dr. Mark Sloan and his son, Steve, when a man they've befriended falls victim to a shark attack. But when Mark discovers evidence indicating the victim was murdered prior to becoming shark food, he and Steve comb the beaches to find a different kind of predator.

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The Waking Nightmare

Goldberg, Lee 2005
After rescuing a would-be suicide victim, Dr. Mark Sloan, plagued by nightmares about the incident, decides to investigate the causes behind the suicide attempt, which unexpectedly places him in the middle of a manhunt for a cop killer. Original. Read More

The Past Tense

Goldberg, Lee 2005

When the body of a woman washes up on the beach outside his home, Dr. Mark Sloan, during the autopsy, discovers a digital memory card in the victim's stomach that contains a report of the first murder he ever solved, and when a second victim is found, Mark must look into his own past for answers.

Original.

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The Dead Letter

Goldberg, Lee 2006
When Dr. Mark Sloan receives a package containing files, audiotapes, and videos from infamous P.I. Nick Stryker after his death, Mark has evidence that could put away some of the most powerful people in Los Angeles and must discover which one of them resorted to murder. Original. Read More

The Double Life

Goldberg, Lee 2006
Surviving a hit-and-run accident, Dr. Mark Sloan, plagued by amnesia, is determined to find the truth, and, during the course of his investigation, stumbles upon a mystery involving a series of strange deaths that occured in the same hospital parking lot where he was nearly killed. Original. Read More

The Last Word

Goldberg, Lee 2007
When Dr. Jesse Travis and his wife Susan are blamed for the deaths of several patients who received organs containing the West Nile Virus, Dr. Mark Sloan, vowing to find the truth, uncovers a conspiracy of greed and revenge that could destroy all of their careers. Original. Read More

Publication Order of Eve Ronin Books

Lost Hills

Goldberg, Lee 2020

“Lost Hills is Lee Goldberg at his best. Inspired by the real-world grit and glitz of LA County crime, this book takes no prisoners. And neither does Eve Ronin. Take a ride with her and you’ll find yourself with a heroine for the ages. And you’ll be left hoping for more.

” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author“Thrills and chills! Lost Hills is the perfect combination of action and suspense, not to mention Eve Ronin is one of the best new female characters in ages. You will race through the pages!” —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling authorA video of Deputy Eve Ronin’s off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is plagued by scandal.

The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the department’s history.Now Eve, with a lot to learn and resented by her colleagues, has to justify her new badge. Her chance comes when she and her burned-out, soon-to-retire partner are called to the blood-splattered home of a missing single mother and her two kids.

The horrific carnage screams multiple murder—but there are no corpses.Eve has to rely on her instincts and tenacity to find the bodies and capture the vicious killer, all while battling her own insecurities and mounting pressure from the media, her bosses, and the bereaved family.

It’s a deadly ordeal that will either prove her skills…or totally destroy her.

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Bone Canyon

Goldberg, Lee 2021

A cold case heats up, revealing a deadly conspiracy in a twisty thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.A catastrophic wildfire scorches the Santa Monica Mountains, exposing the charred remains of a woman who disappeared years ago.

The investigation is assigned to Eve Ronin, the youngest homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a position that forces her to prove herself again and again. This time, though, she has much more to prove.Bones don’t lie, and these have a horrific story to tell.

Eve tirelessly digs into the past, unearthing dark secrets that reveal nothing about the case is as it seems. With almost no one she can trust, her relentless pursuit of justice for the forgotten dead could put Eve’s own life in peril.

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Publication Order of Ian Ludlow Thrillers Books

True Fiction

Goldberg, Lee 2018

#1 New York Times and Amazon Charts bestselling author Lee Goldberg hits the ground running in a breakneck thriller where truth and fiction collide for the unluckiest writer alive.When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn’t an accident.

Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn’t imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done…and who is behind the plot.

That makes him too dangerous to live.Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight—Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer. They are pursued by assassins and an all-seeing global-intelligence network that won’t stop until Ian and Margo are dead.

Ian has written thrillers like this before, but this time he doesn’t know how it’s going to end—or if he will be alive to find out.

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Killer Thriller

Goldberg, Lee 2019

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg’s action-packed sequel to the Washington Post bestseller True Fiction, a hapless writer is pitted against an enemy nation mounting a treacherous plot lifted from one of his thrillers.Everybody loves Ian Ludlow’s action novels—especially the CIA—because the spies know something the public doesn’t: his fictional plots have a frightening tendency to come true.

Ian is in Hong Kong with his resourceful assistant Margo French to research his wildest story yet—a deadly global conspiracy by Chinese intelligence to topple the United States.What Ian doesn’t know is that his horrifying scenario is happening and that the Chinese mistakenly believe he’s an undercover superspy assigned to foil their scheme.

Now Ian is trapped in his own terrifying thriller, on the run from assassins, and racing against time to prevent an epic disaster. He’s written himself into a corner that could cost his life…and his country.

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Fake Truth

Goldberg, Lee 2020

The only thing more dangerous than fake news is fake truth in this exhilarating thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.Author Ian Ludlow writes great adventures…but after helping Chinese movie star Wang Mei defect to the United States, he becomes the accidental hero of a real-life espionage thriller.

Now he’s stuck with the actress—and suffering a nasty case of writer’s block—when he stumbles into a secret Russian plot using “fake news” to outrage Americans into believing a terrifying lie.It’s up to Ian and Margo French, his researcher-turned-spy, to discover the connection between a barbaric drug lord in Mexico, a homicidal maniac in California, a rogue citizen army in Texas, a raging TV pundit in New York, and two dead tourists in Portugal…before the president of the United States makes a catastrophic mistake that could resurrect the Soviet Union.

The only weapon Ian has against the global conspiracy, and the assassins who are closing in on him, is his vivid imagination. If his story isn’t a killer thriller, he’s dead.

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Publication Order of The Jury Books

Adjourned

Goldberg, Lee 2009

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg comes the second thrilling book in action-packed JURY SERIES, the novels that launched his career in the 1980s. After a family tragedy, Brett Macklin has sworn to take the law into his own hands and make the guilty pay.

This time, Macklin's target is Wesley Saputo, porn kingpin and murderer, who has slipped through the courts time after time, only to kidnap, rape and kill again...and again. Macklin's mission: locate and destroy Saputo before he finds another innocent life to destroy.

(Originally published as "Make Them Pay," the second book in the ".357 Vigilante" series, under the pen name Ian Ludlow.)Other books in the series:JUDGMENTPAYBACKGUILTYABOUT THE AUTHOR Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar & two-time Shamus Award nominee and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller True Fiction, fifteen Monk mysteries and the first five internationally bestselling Fox & O'Hare books (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam, The Pursuit ) co-written with Janet Evanovich.

He's also written and/or produced scores of TV shows, including Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, Monk, and The Glades and is the co-creator of the hit Hallmark Mystery Movie series Mystery 101. As an international television consultant, he has advised networks and studios in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, China, Sweden, and the Netherlands on the creation, writing and production of episodic television series.

He is also the cofounder of the publishing company Brash Books.

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Judgment

Goldberg, Lee 2009

JUDGMENT is the classic action/adventure novel that was a runaway paperback sensation in the 1980s...and that skyrocked the career of Lee Goldberg, the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of True Fiction, Lost Hills, fifteen Adrian Monk novels, and the first five, globally bestselling Fox & O'Hare novels with Janet Evanovich.

Brett Macklin was a freewheeling son of sunny California, a collector of vintage cars and a connoisseur of beautiful women. But when his father is murdered by a street gang, Macklin becomes something else--a deadly weapon against crime, a relentless vigilante who won't stop until he's wiped out the killers who have turned Los Angeles into a war zone.

"As stunning as the report of a .357 Magnum, a dynamic premiere effort [...] The Best New Paperback Series of the year!" West Coast Review of Books (Originally published as the first book in the ".357 Vigilante" series, under the pen name Ian Ludlow.

)Other books in the series:ADJOURNEDPAYBACKGUILTYABOUT THE AUTHORLee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar & two-time Shamus Award nominee and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller True Fiction, fifteen Monk mysteries and the first five internationally bestselling Fox & O'Hare books (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam, The Pursuit ) co-written with Janet Evanovich.

He's also written and/or produced scores of TV shows, including Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, Monk, and The Glades and is the co-creator of the hit Hallmark Mystery Movie series Mystery 101. As an international television consultant, he has advised networks and studios in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, China, Sweden, and the Netherlands on the creation, writing and production of episodic television series.

He is also the cofounder of the publishing company Brash Books.

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Payback

Goldberg, Lee 2009

From #1 New York Times bestselling author LEE GOLDBERG, author of THE WALK and the MONK mysteries.... and co-author of the Fox & O'Hare novels with Janet Evanovich... comes the third, kick-ass book in the action-packed JURY SERIES, the novels that launched his career in the 1980s.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING...AND THE HANDS ARE DRIPPING BLOODA sadist with a hunger for victims is talking the streets of Los Angeles--leaving a trail of destruction which threatens to engulf the city in racial violence. And he's calling himself...Mr. Jury.

Now vigilante Brett Macklin, the real Mr. Jury, is hitting the killing ground with just seventy hours to hunt down the deadly impostor and clear his name. All he has to do is take on an army of fanatical white supremacists, stop a news-hungry reporter from digging too deep into his past, and save a tough black cop from being buried alive.

Time and luck are running out."As stunning as the report of a .357 Magnum, a dynamic premiere effort [...] The Best New Paperback Series of the year!" West Coast Review of Books (Originally published as the third book in the ".357 Vigilante" series under the pen name Ian Ludlow)Other books in the series:JUDGMENTADJOURNEDGUILTY

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Guilty

Goldberg, Lee 2009

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg comes the final, pulse-pounding book in the bloody, action-packed JURY SERIES, the novels that launched his career in the 1980s. Brett Macklin faces his greatest adversary yet--a ruthless, professional hit woman, seductress and master of disguise who launches a campaign of terror and bloodshed against him, pushing the vigilante to the emotional and physical breaking point, unleashing a bloody killstorm on the L.

A. streets."As stunning as the report of a .357 Magnum, a dynamic premiere effort [...] The Best New Paperback Series of the year!" West Coast Review of Books (This is the fourth book in the series and was previously released on the Kindle as .357 VIGILANTE: KILLSTORM)Other books in the series:JUDGMENTADJOURNEDPAYBACKABOUT THE AUTHORLee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar & two-time Shamus Award nominee and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller True Fiction, fifteen Monk mysteries and the first five internationally bestselling Fox & O'Hare books (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam, The Pursuit ) co-written with Janet Evanovich.

He's also written and/or produced scores of TV shows, including Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, Monk, and The Glades and is the co-creator of the hit Hallmark Mystery Movie series Mystery 101. As an international television consultant, he has advised networks and studios in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, China, Sweden, and the Netherlands on the creation, writing and production of episodic television series.

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Publication Order of Kate O'Hare & Nicolas Fox Books

Pros and Cons

Evanovich, Janet 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJanet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent who’s on the hunt—and a master con artist who’s enjoying the chase. The con is on in this eBook original short story that’s a triumphant prequel to The Heist.

  FBI special agent Kate O’Hare has made it her mission to nail international con artist Nicolas Fox. When she discovers his plot to plunder a venture capitalist’s twentieth-story Chicago penthouse of all its cash and treasures while the self-proclaimed “King of Hostile Takeovers” is getting married, Kate is 85 percent—okay maybe 92 percent—sure that she’s finally going to bag Nick Fox.

  Problem is, first Kate has to convince her boss, building security, and maybe even herself, that wedding planner Merrill Stubing is actually Nicolas Fox. Second, she has to figure out how to corner and capture him without disrupting the event of the year.

And third, what’s going to happen once O’Hare finally gets her hands on Fox? It’s going take a pro to catch a con before the fireworks over Lake Michigan go off.

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The Heist

Evanovich, Janet 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Janet Evanovich, #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase.

 FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed.

And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox—an international crook she wants in more ways than one.                Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people.

At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail—particularly Kate O’Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman .

. . even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: He convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare.   Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who’s hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O’Hare’s patience and Fox’s skill.

Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate’s dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day’s work . . . if O’Hare and Fox don’t kill each other first.Praise for The Heist   “The Heist is the perfect title to carry on a trip to the beach.

The laugh out loud humor that readers expect from Evanovich is in full force, and Goldberg’s crafty and elaborate writing is prominent. . . . Everyone will be eager for the next book in the series.”—Associated Press   “The action is fast-paced and the writing is first-rate, making The Heist an excellent choice for vacation reading.

”—Huntington NewsThe hardcover edition of The Heist contains stickers—“I ‘Heart’ Plum” and “The Con Is On”—and a sneak peek from the next Stephanie Plum novel!

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The Chase

Evanovich, Janet 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJanet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, bestselling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line.

  Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare.

Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals.   Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.

S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar—and against the clock—to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad.

  A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it’ll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty’s priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O’Hare.

Praise for The Chase  “Fast and entertaining . . . new thrills and adventure on every page.”—Examiner.com   “The action never stops . . . and a humorous tone keeps everything moving at a fun clip.”—Associated Press   “Great fun, with plenty of twists.

”—The Sacramento Bee

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The Shell Game

Evanovich, Janet 2014

It was love at first con. Find out how FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare and con artist Nicolas Fox first met in this exclusive eBook original short story!   Con man Nick Fox is after Garson Klepper’s golden Peruvian relics. For Fox, convincing Klepper to hire him as security for the relocation of the relics to the Getty museum in L.

A. was easy. Problem is, Fox wasn’t planning on Klepper also enlisting the help of the FBI. Fox also wasn’t planning on being paired up with rookie special agent Kate O’Hare. She’s smart, she’s tenacious, and when she’s conned, she holds a grudge.

Life for Fox and O’Hare will never be the same again.   The Shell Game is a prequel to the riveting series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.   Praise for the Fox and O’Hare series   “The laugh-out-loud humor that readers expect from Evanovich is in full force, and Goldberg’s crafty and elaborate writing is prominent.

. . . Everyone will be eager for the next book in the series.”—Associated Press, on The Heist   “Great fun, with plenty of twists.”—The Sacramento Bee, on The Chase

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The Job

Janet Evanovich 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHe’s a charming con man and she’s a dedicated FBI agent, and they’re about to drive each other crazy . . . again!   The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O’Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox—bring down the world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons.

This time it’s the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire.  The FBI doesn’t know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate–loving drug lord.

  From the streets of Nashville to the back alleys of Lisbon, from the rooftops of Istanbul to the middle of the Thames, Nick and Kate chase their mark. When they find themselves pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard and a Portuguese enforcer who gets advice from a pickled head, they decide it’s time to enlist some special talent—talent like a machete-wielding Somali pirate, a self-absorbed actor, an Oscar-winning special effects artist, and Kate’s father Jake, a retired Special Forces operative.

Together they could help make this Fox and O’Hare’s biggest win yet . . . if they survive.Praise for The Job   “This suspense series continues to mix the humor from [Janet] Evanovich and [Lee] Goldberg’s books with the intricate cons seen in the best episodes of Mission: Impossible.

The banter and thrills are nonstop, and readers will be anxious to see what happens next.”—Library Journal   “Even if you can’t always tell the good guys from the bad guys, there’s no doubt who’ll come out on top when the Fox is in the hen house.

”—Kirkus Reviews

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The Scam

Evanovich, Janet 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch.

Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace.   Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate will have to go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars—and their lives—in an attempt to topple Trace’s empire.

  It’s a scam that will take Fox and O’Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup—a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and Kate’s father, an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem.

What could possibly go wrong?

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The Pursuit

Evanovich, Janet 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Janet Evanovich, author of the blockbuster Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, writer for the Monk television show, team up once again in their New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare series!Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI’s most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii.

What the kidnapper doesn’t know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn’t long before Nick’s covert partner, Special Agent Kate O’Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.   The trail leads to Belgium, France, and Italy, and pits Nick and Kate against their deadliest adversary yet: Dragan Kovic, an ex–Serbian military officer.

He’s plotting a crime that will net him billions . . . and cost thousands of American lives.   Nick and Kate have to mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they’ve ever attempted to save a major U.S. city from a catastrophe of epic proportions.

Luckily they have the help of an eccentric out-of-work actor, a bandit who does his best work in the sewers, and Kate’s dad, Jake. The pressure’s on for Nick and Kate to make this work—even if they have to lay their lives on the line.

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The Mark

Evanovich, Janet 2018

A stoner, an Instagram model, a Czech oligarch, and a missing unicorn. Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare have their work cut out for them in their weirdest, wildest adventure yet in this New York Times bestseller by Janet and Peter Evanovich.Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O'Hare always plays by the rules.

  Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along.  She thinks he's nothing but a scoundrel.  He thinks she just needs to lighten up.  They're working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch.  And, their relationship?  Well, there hasn't been so much explosive chemistry since Nitro was introduced to Glycerin.

Next on the docket: The mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna.  Kate's been assigned to find him but no one seems particularly keen on helping.  His twenty-six year old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company.

  For that they need a dead body not a living Kahuna.The only lead they have is the Kahuna's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii - if your dream is starting your day with the perfect wave and ending it with a big bowl of weed.  To get close to the Kahuna's son, Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the big wave, bohemian, surfer community of Paia, Maui.

  Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn't exactly in Kate's wheelhouse, but the only thing more horrifying is setting up house with Nick Fox, even if he does look pretty gnarly on a longboard.  If they don't catch a break soon, waves aren't the only thing she's going to be shredding (or bedding).

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The Big Kahuna

Evanovich, Janet 2019

A stoner, an Instagram model, a Czech oligarch, and a missing unicorn. Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare have their work cut out for them in their weirdest, wildest adventure yet in this New York Times bestseller by Janet and Peter Evanovich.Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O'Hare always plays by the rules.

  Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along.  She thinks he's nothing but a scoundrel.  He thinks she just needs to lighten up.  They're working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch.  And, their relationship?  Well, there hasn't been so much explosive chemistry since Nitro was introduced to Glycerin.

Next on the docket: The mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna.  Kate's been assigned to find him but no one seems particularly keen on helping.  His twenty-six year old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company.

  For that they need a dead body not a living Kahuna.The only lead they have is the Kahuna's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii - if your dream is starting your day with the perfect wave and ending it with a big bowl of weed.  To get close to the Kahuna's son, Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the big wave, bohemian, surfer community of Paia, Maui.

  Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn't exactly in Kate's wheelhouse, but the only thing more horrifying is setting up house with Nick Fox, even if he does look pretty gnarly on a longboard.  If they don't catch a break soon, waves aren't the only thing she's going to be shredding (or bedding).

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The Bounty

Evanovich, Janet 2021

FBI agent Kate O'Hare and charming con man Nicholas Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold in this thrilling adventure in the "romantic and gripping" (Good Housekeeping) Fox and O'Hare series from the No.1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

Straight as an arrow special agent Kate O'Hare and international con man Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest criminals out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet-a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood.

Directly descended from the Vatican Bank priests who served Hitler during World War II, the Brotherhood is on a frantic search for a lost train loaded with $30 billion in Nazi gold, untouched for over seventy-five years somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe.

Kate and Nick know that there is only one man who can find the fortune and bring down the Brotherhood-the same man who taught Nick everything he knows-his father, Quentin. As the stakes get higher, they must also rely on Kate's own father, Jake, a retired Special Forces operative who proves to be every bit as stubborn as his daughter.

These four have all the skills needed to complete the mission, if they can just survive each other.From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, Kate, Nick and the two men who made them who they are today must crisscross continents in a desperate scramble to stop their deadliest foe in the biggest adventure of their lives.

..PRAISE FOR EVANOVICH. . . 'Romantic and gripping'Good Housekeeping'A laugh-out-loud page-turner'Heat'Pithy, witty and fast-paced'The Sunday Times

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Walk

Goldberg, Lee 2004

It's one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke.

His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be days before help can arrive. Marty has been expecting this day all his life. He's prepared. In his car are a pair of sturdy walking shoes and a backpack of food, water, and supplies.

He knows there is only one thing he can do ... that he must do: get home to his wife Beth, go back to their gated community on the far edge of the San Fernando Valley.All he has to do is walk. But he will quickly learn that it's not that easy. His dangerous, unpredictable journey home will take him through the different worlds of what was once Los Angeles.

Wildfires rage out of control. Flood waters burst through collapsed dams. Natural gas explosions consume neighborhoods. Sinkholes swallow entire buildings. After-shocks rip apart the ground. Looters rampage through the streets. There's no power. No running water.

No order. Marty Slack thinks he's prepared. He's wrong. Nothing can prepare him for this ordeal, a quest for his family and for his soul, a journey that will test the limits of his endurance and his humanity, a trek from the man he was to the man he can be .

.. if he can survive The Walk

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The Man with the Iron-On Badge

Goldberg, Lee 2005

"As dark and twisted as anything Hammett or Chandler ever dreamed up...." Kirkus, Starred Review"Approaching the level of Lawrence Block is no mean feat, but Goldberg succeeds with this engaging PI novel." Publishers WeeklyHarvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who spends his nights in a guard shack outside a gated community in Southern California, reading detective novels, watching reruns, and waiting for his life to finally start.

.. which happens when Cyril Parkus, one of the wealthy residents, asks Harvey to follow his beautiful wife Lauren.The lowly security guard jumps at the opportunity to fulfill his private eye fantasies and use everything he's learned from Spenser, Magnum, and Mannix.

But things don't exactly go according to the books...or the reruns. As Harvey fumbles and stumbles through his first investigation, he discovers that the differences between fiction and reality can be deadly.With the help of his mortgage broker neighbor and occasional lover Carol, Harvey uncovers a blackmail plot that takes a sudden and unexpectedly tragic turn.

..plunging him into a world of violence, deception and murder... and forcing him to discover what it really takes to be a private eye.(This book was previously released under the title "The Man With the Iron-On Badge" and nominated for Best Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America)CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR "WATCH ME DIE""A wonderfully fresh voice in the mystery genre, Goldberg will delight fans of Janet Evanovich and Robert Crais," - Rick Riordan, author of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians""Lee Goldberg bravely marches into territory already staked out by some fierce competition--Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, the early Harlan Coben--and comes out virtually unscathed.

" The Chicago Tribune"Goldberg has a knack for combining just the right amount of humor and realism with his obvious love for the PI genre and his own smart ass sensibilities. [...]A terrific read. Goldberg is the real deal and should be on everyone's must read list.

" Crimespree Magazine"A quick, fun read with a satisfying and unexpected ending. Harvey Mapes is a hero I hope we see in a sequel." -- Phillip Margolin, author of "Gone But Not Forgotten"

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King City

Goldberg, Lee 2012

Major Crimes Unit detective Tom Wade secretly worked with the Feds to nail seven of his fellow cops for corruption…turning him into a pariah in the police department. So he’s exiled to patrol a beat in King City’s deadliest neighborhood… with no back-up, no resources, and no hope of survival.

Now Wade fights to tame the lawless, poverty-stricken wasteland…while investigating a string of brutal murders of young women. It’s a case that takes him from the squalor of the inner-city to the manicured enclaves of the privileged, revealing the sordid and deadly ways the two worlds are intertwined…making his enemies even more determined to crush him.

But for Tom Wade, backing down is never an option...even if it will cost him his life. It’s one reason why bestselling author Janet Evanovich calls Wade “an unforgettable and deeply compelling character in the most original crime novel to come along in years.

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Aimee & David Thurlo's Ella Clah

Goldberg, Lee 2013

THE UNTOLD STORY...Aimee & David Thurlo's Ella Clah, a Navajo Police special investigator, is one of the most enduring and popular characters in detective fiction today. Ella's dedicated fans have long dreamed of the bestselling, critically acclaimed series coming to television.

..and it almost happened. In 2001, CBS commissioned a pilot script, a sample episode of a proposed series, from writer/producers Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin. Sadly, the Ella Clah pilot ultimately wasn't produced, and ever since, the script has been hotly sought-after by fans.

Here, at long last, is that rare pilot script, along with the original sales treatment, six episode ideas, a foreword by the Thurlos, and a detailed account from Goldberg & Rabkin about how they approached their adaptation and what their plans were for the TV series.

It's an exciting, must-read story for Ella Clah fans and aspiring TV screenwriters alike and a fascinating peek behind-the-scenes of network television.“One of the genre’s most believable and empathetic protagonists,” Booklist "A tough, appealing heroine who faces personal conflict between professional duty and pride in her heritage," Publishers Weekly

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Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Remaindered

Goldberg, Lee 2011

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee GoldbergKevin Dangler is a once-famous author desperate to regain his lost glory while traveling the back-roads of middle America, selling remaindered, fifth-editions of his first book out of the trunk of his car.

When he meets a woman who loves his work, he believes she might be his salvation...or perhaps his nightmare.This story was an Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice finalist and has previously appeared in the anthologies "Three Ways to Die" and "Top Suspense.

"BONUS FEATURE: The story contains a link to a free, streaming video of the acclaimed movie version of "Remaindered," written & directed by Lee Goldberg.Critical Praise for REMAINDERED:"REMAINDERED is brilliant! Hilarious, suspenseful, with booksigning sequences that induce PTSD.

.. bravo!" Barry Eisler, bestselling author of "Hard Rain.""REMAINDERED was such a hoot. I loved everything about it and had so much fun. More awesomeness from Lee Goldberg," Sara Gran, author of "Dope" and "Come Closer.""REMAINDERED was so well done on some many levels," Naomi Hirahara, bestselling author of "Blood Hina.

""A most enjoyable mini-feature. Professional all the way from screenplay to actors to direction. I must say I also laughed at all the touches of wry comedy. Lee Goldberg has the goods," William Link, Emmy Award winning writer/co-creator of "Columbo" and "Murder She Wrote""REMAINDERED, is a smooth piece of business - not only crisply directed and acted, but with a sense of humor that resists the temptation to go over the top offered by the film's content.

REMAINDERED is a hoot, a low budget production with a big heart and exceptional values, a twenty minute film that keeps you holding your breath until it explodes with laughter," Paul Bishop, author of "Twice Dead" and host of the upcoming ABC reality series "Take the Money and Run.

""The story was great and the actors were outstanding," Joel Goldman, author of "No Way Out.""I loved REMAINDERED!" Daniel J. Hale, co-author of "Red Card.""Very entertaining. Hard to believe it was directed by a first-timer. And I loved the soundtrack," Matt Witten, writer/producer of "House," "Medium" and "Law & Order.

""I enjoyed REMAINDERED immensely," Hal Ackerman, author of "Stein Stoned" and co-chair of the screenwriting department of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television"One of the highlights of Bouchercon - the world mystery convention - was watching Lee Goldberg's independent film REMAINDERED.

If it comes to a film festival near you, don't miss it. It rocked the house," Julie Kramer, author of "Silencing Sam.""A marvelous script. Haven't heard that much out loud laughter from an audience in a long time," Robert S. Levinson, author of "Ask a Dead Man.

""REMAINDERED is terrific," Ken Levine, Emmy-award winning writer/producer of "M*A*S*H" and "Cheers.""Really well done and hilarious," Sheila Lowe, author of "Written in Blood""This twenty-minute film is funny, sharply observed, and very well put together.

It might be a low-budget production, but it doesn't look it. The actors are having fun, and Goldberg gets the most out of every shot," Bill Crider, author of "Outrage at Blanco.""Stinging and accomplished...the tale is as well-turned as you'd expect from a pro and it takes imaginative flight from a reality that'll be recognized by anyone who has ever faced the world over a stack of books at a signing table," Stephen Gallagher, author/writer/creator of the hit BBC TV series "The Eleventh Hour.

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McGrave

Goldberg, Lee 2012

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Los Angeles cop John "Tidal Wave" McGrave is an unstoppable force of nature who always gets his man...even if it means laying waste to everything around him, including his own career...which is exactly what happens in his pursuit of Sebastian Richter, the ruthless leader of an international gang of violent thieves.

When Richter flees to Berlin, McGrave chases after him...even though the cop doesn't know the language, the laws, or the culture. But McGrave doesn't care...he speaks the universal language of knee in the groin and fist in the face...and he won't let anything get in his way.

Hold on tight for a wild, rollicking, action-adventure novella that captures all of the fun, excitement and pure escapist pleasure of the "Dirty Harry," "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" movies...with the humor, sharp dialogue and inventiveness that you've come to expect from Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Walk," "Watch Me Die," "The Dead Man," fifteen hilarious Adrian Monk mysteries and the five globally bestselling Fox & O'Hare novels co-written with Janet Evanovich.

"McGrave" is guaranteed to leave you breathless...and with a big smile on your face. CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR McGRAVE: "Sitting down to read McGrave is like getting hit in the face with a double-fistload of two-by-four. For those of you who thrill to the throaty roar of a V-8 engine and long for the days when policework came from Bruce Willis University, Lee Goldberg has got a read for you.

Strap in and hold tight," Mel Odom, author of the Left Behind Apocalypse series "Lee Goldberg has answered one of my prayers. A new lawman-in-new-territory series. McGrave is everything I've been waiting for. The L.A. detective ends up across the pond, bringing American bravado to the streets of Berlin.

This a first-rate, one-night read. For me it's a five-star implementation of a five-star idea," Mugshots Blog "Goldberg pulls off a very neat trick, producing a yarn that's part serious, part satire, and all action. It seems like I had a grin on my face the whole time I was reading it.

I loved it," James Reasoner, author of Texas Wind "This book is the literary equivalent of buffalo wings and boilermakers. " Post Modern Pulps "It's terrific. Non-stop action and a lot of laughs. Reading it was like watching a great action movie." Bill Crider, author of Outrage at Blanco.

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Fast Track

Goldberg, Lee 2013

Speed.It’s exhilaration. It’s freedom. It’s risk. It’s escape. It’s sex.And it’s money… fast money, quickly won and quickly lost.But for four young urban street racers in L.A., speed is something else entirely.It’s a way of life… and the only way they know that they’re alive.

And they need to prove it to themselves…every second of every day. Not just in their cars. Not just on the streets.Buckle up, friends. It’s a hell of a ride.FAST TRACK is the exhilarating new adventure from Lee Goldberg, bestselling author of KING CITY, THE WALK and McGRAVE.

(And if you like the book, don't miss the hit feature film, loaded with street racing action and breathtaking stunts, now available on Amazon Prime and on DVD)

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Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Three Ways to Die

Goldberg, Lee 2009

"Lee Goldberg's Jack Webb's Star is a riotous caper crime with a nasty twist..." --The Los Angeles Times This collection gathers together three acclaimed short stories ---"Jack Webb's Star," "Remaindered," and "Bumsickle" -- by Edgar-nominated writer Lee Goldberg, author of the bestselling MONK and DIAGNOSIS MURDER series of original mystery novels.

"Top billing should go to Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch story, Suicide Run and to Lee Goldberg's Jack Webb's Star--the former for the detection and the latter for biggest laughs" --Publisher's Weekly "Jack Webb's Star" originally appeared in the anthology "Hollywood and Crime.

" "Bumsickle" originally appeared in the anthology Fedora III. "Remaindered" originally appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and was a Reader's Choice Award finalist.

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Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Dame Edna: Detective

Goldberg, Lee 2011

Be among the first to read this hilarious script before the movie comes out. Developed with Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) the script contains all of the wit, wisdom, sarcasm and outrageous behavior of our favorite royal Lady while at the same time twists our minds with the mystery that only the Dame can solve.

As she gets under the skin and into the lingerie of the suburban housewives who hold the key to the murder of one of the Dame's fans, you will not only laugh, but root for our hapless and new crime fighter as she stumbles into harm's way. A real kick.

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Unsold TV Pilots: The Greatest Shows You Never Saw

Goldberg, Lee 1990

A remarkable encyclopedia.TV Guide A must-browse for media freaks.USA Today Irresistible and enthralling.Hartford Courant Full of fools gold and genuine TV treasures.The New York PostThe three hundred best and worst TV series ideas known in the industry as pilots that never made it to primetime.

From the adventures of a Samurai D.A. to the antics of an invisible alien baby, Lee Goldberg details the greatest shows you never saw.

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Television Series Revivals: Sequels or Remakes of Cancelled Shows

Goldberg, Lee 1993

Did Gilligan and his fellow castaways ever get rescued? Is Dr. Marcus Welby still making house calls? Is Marcia Brady single? What kind of father did Beaver Cleaver grow up to be? Those questions and many, many more about your favorite TV characters are answered in this unique and entertaining book, which examines every TV series remake and sequel produced from 1955-1992.

"A useful and entertaining volume" -Booklist

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Science Fiction Filmmaking in the 1980s: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Producers and Writers

Goldberg, Lee 1995

Aliens, Bladerunner, Dune, Mad Max, Return of the Jedi, the Star Trek series, Blue Thunder, Cocoon, Enemy Mine, Robocop, 2010, War Games-movies that defined science fiction films in the 1980s. But what was it like making these movies? Interviews (previously published in slightly different form in Starlog) take you behind the scenes with the people who made these movies happen, including David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlin, Raffaella De Laurentiis, Mel Gibson, Harve Bennett, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Roy Scheider, Keir Dullea, Richard Marquand, John Badham, Ridley Scott, and Gale Ann Hurd.

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The Dreamweavers: Interviews with Fantasy Filmmakers of the 1980's

Lofficier, Randy 1995

The box office smash Back to the Future was almost a bomb, saved only by the talents of Michael J. Fox, who was brought in to star six weeks after production had started. Ivan Reitman wasn't really interested in directing Ghostbusters. Producer Gloria Katz described Howard the Duck as "a comedy about a person with certain particular characteristics," foremost of which was that he was a duck.

These insights and many more are revealed in these interviews with some of the leading creative talents in Hollywood fantasy films during the 1980s. Fox, Reitman, Katz, Joe Dante, Robert Zemeckis, Robert Donner, Jamie Gertz, Ray Bradbury, Michael Ritchie, Timothy Dalton and others discuss Big Trouble in Little China, James Bond, Conan, Dead Zone, Gremlins, Ladyhawke, Lost Boys, and other fantasy films of the decade.

Each of the interviews (previously published in a different form in Starlog) is preceded by a brief introduction setting it in context.

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Successful Television Writing

Lee Goldberg 2003

Do you dream of a job as a successful television writer on a hit show? Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin give you practical but essential advice to help make your dreams a reality. They teach you how to discover the "Franchise" or structure of a television show in order to write a successful and eye catching spec script.

The four-act structure is covered, along with the elements that go into telling a good story. After you've blown them away with your spec script, learn how to pitch confidently and concisely. You'll also find invaluable information on how to work with producers, how to handle your first writing assignment, and tackle revisions.

Also included are Writer's Guidelines, and beat sheets, from several television shows to help you familiarize yourself with the way writer's work.

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Tied In: The Business, History and Craft of Media Tie-In Writing

Goldberg, Lee 2010
A unique, ground-breaking collection of lively, informative, and provocative essays & interviews from some of the most acclaimed and bestselling authors of tie-in books & novelizations about what they do and how they do it. Read More

Television Fast Forward: Sequels & Remakes of Cancelled Series 1955-1992

Goldberg, Lee 2015

UPDATED AND REVISED 2015 EDITIONDid Gilligan and his fellow castaways ever get rescued? Is Dr. Marcus Welby still making house calls? Is Marcia Brady single? What kind of father did Beaver Cleaver grow up to be? Did Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers finally tie the bionic knot?Those burning questions… and many, many more… about your favorite TV characters are finaly answered in the new, 2015 edition of this unique and entertaining book, which examines every TV series revival, sequel or remake that was made from the 1950s through the early 1990s.

This NEW edition now includes updates of the original entries PLUS a a complete list of television series revivals and remakes that have been made from 1992 to 2015.This is a must-have for every television reference book library.(This book was previously published under the title "Television Series Revivals")EDITORIAL REVIEWS"Have you ever wondered what happened to the castaways on 'Gilligan's Island'? Many people have, and that is why producers, directors, and actors come together to revive canceled shows for reunion specials, feature films, or whole new series.

'Television Fast Forward' is a compilation of information on the various mutations original series have undergone since cancellation. [...] As long as television viewers express nostalgia for the shows they once watched, producers will continue to revive them.

Public library customers and librarians will find "Television Fast Forward' a useful and entertaining volume." -- Booklist

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The Best TV Shows That Never Were

Goldberg, Lee 2015

THE BEST TV SHOWS THAT NEVER WERE“The Best Bathroom Reading EVER," - San Francisco Chronicle"A must-browse for media freaks.” —USA Today“Irresistible and enthralling.” —Hartford Courant“Full of fool’s gold and genuine TV treasures.” —The New York Post This lively and entertaining book looks at the three hundred best and worst TV series ideas—known in the industry as "pilots"—that never made it to primetime from 1955-1990.

From the adventures of a Samurai D.A. to the antics of an invisible alien baby, Lee Goldberg reveals the most astonishing, funny, and bizarre shows that never were. “You’ll slap your head in disbelief—try not to hurt yourself—at the idea of John Denver as a singing FBI agent.

You’ll wonder whether Joe Penny as a samurai district attorney would have been funnier—unintentionally—that John Belushi’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ For tube-historians, this is a must see.” — People MagazineThis book was previously published as "Unsold TV Pilots: The Greatest Shows You Never Saw" and "Unsold TV Pilots: The Almost Complete Guide To Everything You Never Saw on TV"

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Unsold Television Pilots: 1955-1989

Goldberg, Lee 2015

THE TV REFERENCE BOOK THAT BECAME A NATIONAL MEDIA SENSATION“Full of fool’s gold and genuine TV treasures,” New York Post“A must-browse for media freaks,” USA Today“A remarkable encyclopedia,” TV GuideThis is the ground-breaking, exhaustively-researched book that revealed, for the first time ever, all of the details behind the thousands of TV series ideas that were developed and rejected by the networks since the dawn of television.

The book was an instant, national sensation when it was first published in 1990, winning enthusiastic critical acclaim and enormous media attention, including on-air praise from TV legend Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," and was adapted into two hour-long specials, "The Greatest Shows You Never Saw" on CBS and "The Best TV Shows That Never Were" on ABC.

This is a landmark work of television history and research … a must-read for anyone who loves TV… and who wants to know how shows get on-the-air…and how they don’t.“The best bathroom reading ever!” San Francisco Chronicle“One of the best books ever written about television,” TVParty.

com“A fascinating book,” Johnny Carson“Packed with amusing failures,” Chicago Sun-Times“Irresistible, enthralling, a page-turner. Goldberg puts just enough historical background in the book to make the bizarre psychology of the networks make sense,” Hartford Courant

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The Rising Dead

Green, Stella 2013

A pivotal novel in the Dead Man series...Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become…and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.

In the blasted hell of the Arizona desert, Matt hitches a ride with a young couple who meets a terrible fate that he's powerless to stop. The bloody encounter leads him to a mysterious stranger with a terrifying history…who may know the reason for Matt's resurrection and hold the key to finally ending his lonely quest.

But first they must survive in an unforgiving wasteland to do battle with a gang of heavily armed smugglers who trade in human flesh.

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