Andrew Gross, an American citizen, is a penman whose niche is especially thriller books. According to Gross, he writes thrillers because it reflects the social issues. Gross, who is in his mid-sixties, was born in 1952. Andrew Gross’ birthplace is Manhattan upon New York, in the United States. Gross has co-authored standalone novels and series of books with American scribbler James Patterson.
Order of Ty Hauck Series
|1||The Dark Tide||2008|
|2||Don't Look Twice||2009|
|4||One Mile Under||2015|
Order of Women's Murder Club
Order of Andrew Gross Standalone Novels
For his undergraduate studies, Andrew Gross attended Middlebury College wherein he graduated in the mid-1970s. At the college, Gross majored in English. He pursued postgraduate education at Columbia University and, subsequently, got a Master of Business Administration in the early eighties. He later on enrolled for a writing program at Iowa City-based University of Iowa.
Before venturing into writing, Andrew Gross operated a fast food outlet and worked in the clothing industry, especially his family-owned, The Leslie Fay Company, Inc. which deals with women’s clothes.
Andrew Gross: Early Writing Career
While schooling at Middlebury College, Andrew Gross served as the editor of the school’s literary magazine. While working in a company dealing with apparel, workmates lauded the corporate memos that he penned, terming them the best there was. However, Gross plunged into writing on a serious note in his mid-forties, even though he had harbored writing ambitions for a long time.
Like many up-and-coming authors, Andrew Gross got lots of from both literary agents and publishing houses. His first novel manuscript, titled Hydra, went to the slush pile before it attracted the attention of an editor who recommended it to James Patterson in virtue of its well grasp of female characters. Patterson, who was seeking someone adept at capturing female voices, later on suggested that they collaborate in writing projects. Gross, who has authored standalone books and series, ultimately went solo in the mid-2000s. Gross’ first book that he authored alone is entitled The Blue Zone and was published in 2006.
An earlier series of books that Andrew Gross wrote is Ty Hauck series. The said series has four books. There are about 33 editions of the first book in the Ty Hauck series. The first edition was initially published in 2008, titled The Dark Tide; and the book is shelved under the mystery (particularly the crime sub-genre), thriller, fiction, and suspense genres.
Ty Hauck is the featured protagonist in the Ty Hauck series authored by Andrew Gross. Meet protagonist Ty Hauck. Hauck is a homicide investigator. Hauck, who is a lieutenant, is attached to a local police force, called Greenwich Police Department. In the context of his personal life, Hauck is a man saddled with guilt, something which culminated in the dissolution of his marriage; his negligence saw his car hit and kill his own daughter.
The turning point in Andrew Gross’ first book in the serialized Ty Hauck, The Dark Tide, is when a prosperous banker is caught up in a melee following a bomb attack on a commuter train. The paths of Ty Hauck and the banker’s wife, Karen Friedman, cross when the detective visits Friedman while sleuthing her husband’s business operations and in a bid to reconcile the bombing with a hit-and-run incident that leaves a youthful person dead. Amid a blossoming relationship, Detective Hauck and Friedman witness the dark underbelly of hedge funds and a dangerous conspiracy in this ITW Thriller Award-nominated book.
Andrew Gross Awards
In 2009, Andrew Gross’ 2008 book titled The Dark Side was nominated for the ITW Thriller Award, in the Best Thriller of the Year category. In 2017, Andrew Gross was nominated for the Barry Awards, in the Best Thriller category, in virtue of his 2016 book entitled The One Man.
Best Andrew Gross Books
The following are the best books authored by Andrew Gross. The first is the aforementioned The Dark Tide.
The One Man: This thriller revisits the Second World War and recounts the experience of Andrew Gross’ family member.
15 Seconds It features protagonist Henry Steadman, a prosperous Florida-based plastic surgeon, who is framed for double murder wherein he is a person of interest.
Other Book Series You May Like
Readers who liked the books authored by Andrew Gross also liked the following series of books. The first is called “One Night” series, a trilogy authored by Allie Boniface. It features characters who want to change their lives within twenty-four hours. The second is called “The Russian Trilogy”, penned by Noel Hynd. It features protagonist Alexandra LaDuca, a brilliant sleuth and notable hitwoman; as a special agent, LaDuca is dispatched to Kiev, Madrid and Cairo on Secret Service and CIA missions. The third is called” Crime Scene Investigation”, authored by Max Allan Collins. Basically, this is a media tie-in of the similarly titled TV shows.