Andrew Klavan, who hails from America, is a screenwriter, penman, and commentator all rolled into one. Klavan, whose niche is mysteries and thrillers, has had other occupations such as reporting, writing news, and script coverage, especially for mystery movies. Did you know that Klavan has written crime books under the pen name Keith Peterson? What’s more, in 1983, Klavan co-authored the book titled Mrs. White with his brother Laurence Klavan. While writing the book, the siblings adopted one feminine pen name—Margaret Tracy.
Order of Mindwar Series
Order of John Wells Series
|2||There Fell a Shadow||1988|
|5||The Scarred Man||1989|
Order of The Homelanders Series
|1||The Last Thing I Remember||2009|
|2||The Long Way Home||2009|
|3||The Truth of the Matter||2010|
|4||The Final Hour||2011|
Order of Weiss & Bishop Series
Order of Andrew Klavan Standalone Novels
|1||Face of the Earth||1980|
|5||Son of Man||1988|
|6||Don't Say a Word||1990|
|7||The Animal Hour||1992|
|10||Hunting Down Amanda||1998|
|12||Man and Wife||2001|
|13||Empire of Lies||2007|
|14||The Identity Man||2010|
|16||If We Survive||2012|
|17||A Killer in the Wind||2013|
Order of Andrew Klavan Non-Fiction Books
Klavan, who is a sexagenarian, was born in July 1954. Klavan’s birthplace is New York City in the United States and spent his formative years in Long Island. Currently, Klavan resides in California. Klavan’s articles have appeared in various publications among them the quarterly named City Journal (where he serves as the contributing editor), the online conservative-news oriented PJ Media, and the online podcast called The Daily Wire. Notable publications such as New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Steet Journal have also published his articles. Furthermore, Klavan had a stint writing for radio stations such as ABC Radio and WOR.
Klavan, who had a Jewish upbringing though later on became a Christian, was a university drop-out but he returned to finish school afterwards. For his undergraduate studies, Andrew Klavan is an alumnus of the Berkeley-situated University of California wherein he pursued business studies.
Andrew Klavan first published in his early twenties; his debut book, titled Face of the Earth, was published in 1977. Standalone books aside, Andrew Klavan has a number of series of books and the earliest called John Wells. There are five books in the serialized John Wells. However, the first of the eight editions of the first book was originally published in December 1995, titled The Trapdoor. The said book is shelved under the thriller genre.
John Wells is the featured central character in Andrew Klavan’s book. Meet protagonist John Wells: a middle-aged journalist working for the New York Star whose niche is reporting crime. His daughter killed herself previously. The turning point in Klavan’s first book in the John Wells series, The Trapdoor, is a suspicious series of seemingly suicides that rock Grant County to the core. Wells is assigned the cases and he realizes that the line between suicide and murder is blurred in this Edgar Award-nominated book.
Andrew Klavan Awards
Andrew Klavan is a multi-award-winning scribbler. In 1984, Klavan bagged the Edgar Award, in the Best Paperback Original category, in virtue of his 1983 book titled Mrs. White. In 1989, Klavan was nominated for the Edgar Award, in the Best Paperback Original group, for his 1988 named The Trapdoor.
In 1990, Andrew Klavan clinched the Edgar, in the Best Paperback Original, courtesy of his 1988 book titled The Rain. Still in 1990, Klavan was nominated for the Anthony Awards for his 1989 book titled Rough Justice, in the Best Paperback Original category; this is the fourth book in the John Wells series.
In 1996, Andrew Klavan was nominated for the Anthony Awards yet again, in the Best Mystery Novel category, for his 1995 book titled True Crime; the book was also nominated for the Hammett Prize in 1995. In 1992, Klavan was nominated for the Edgar Award, in the Best Novel category, thanks to his 1990 book named Don’t Say a Word.
Andrew Klavan Books into Movies
In the context of filmography, the following are the film adaptations of Andrew Klavan’s books. Andrew Klavan’s 1990 book Don’t Say a Word was made into a 2001 film also titled Don’t Say a Word. The starring are Sean Bean who appears as Patrick Koster and Michael Douglas who acts as Dr. Nathan R. Conrad. Klavan’s 1995 book True Crime was made into a 1999 film starring Clint Eastwood who plays as Steve Everett.
Mrs. White, a book which Andrew Klavan co-authored, was adapted into a 1987 thriller film titled White of the Eye. The starring actors are David Keith and Cathy Moriarty who appear as Paul White and Joan White, respectively.
Best Andrew Klavan Books
The following are the best books penned by Andrew Klavan based on winning or being nominated for the revered Edgar Awards.
The Rain: Hereby, John Wells is sleuthing the murder of his informant-cum-drug pusher who was killed hard on the heels of leaking photos showing that a Senate aspirant had illicit romantic affairs.
Mrs. White: The second is Mrs. White; it denotes a dutiful carpenter’s wife whose is unaware that her spouse is a serial murderer. The third is Don’t Say a Word. A psychologist’s daughter is abducted and the kidnapper makes her his bargaining chip.
Other Book Series You May Like
Readers who liked the books authored by Andrew Klavan also liked the following series of books. The first is “Alice Rice” series, authored by Gillian Galbraith. The protagonist, Alice Rice, is a Scottish detective inspector attached to the Edinburgh police force. The second is “Dan Lenson” series, penned by David Poyer. It features protagonist Dan Lenson, a high-profile military officer in the US Navy. The third is “Marty Nickerson” series by Rose Connors. Marty Nickerson is the protagonist in this court proceedings-related quadrilogy.