Blake Crouch Books

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Blake Crouch is an American author that writes science fiction. Born in Statesville, North Carolina in 1978, the author went to the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) from where he studied English and Creative Writing.

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Order of Wayward Pines Series

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1 Pines 2012 Description / Buy
2 Wayward 2013 Description / Buy
3 The Last Town 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite Series

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1 Desert Places 2004 Description / Buy
2 Locked Doors 2005 Description / Buy
3 Serial Uncut (Bad Girl) ( With: Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath) 2011 Description / Buy
4 Break You (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
5 Stirred ( With: J.A. Konrath) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Letty Dobesh Chronicles Collections

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1 Good Behavior 2013 Description / Buy
2 Confidence Girl 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Serial Series with Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath

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1 Serial (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
2 Serial Uncut (Bad Girl) 2011 Description / Buy
3 Killers Uncut 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Blake Crouch Standalone Novels

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1 Abandon 2009 Description / Buy
2 Snowbound 2010 Description / Buy
3 Famous 2010 Description / Buy
4 Draculas ( With: F. Paul Wilson, Jeff Strand, J.A. Konrath) 2010 Description / Buy
5 Run 2011 Description / Buy
6 Eerie ( With: Jordan Crouch) 2012 Description / Buy
7 Dark Matter 2016 Description / Buy
8 Recursion 2019 Description / Buy
9 Upgrade 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Blake Crouch Short Stories/Novellas

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1 '69 2010 Description / Buy
2 Shining Rock 2010 Description / Buy
3 Perfect Little Town (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
4 Remaking (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
5 On the Good, Red Road (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
6 The Meteorologist (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
7 Unconditional 2011 Description / Buy
8 Hunting Season (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Blake Crouch Short Story Collections

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1 Four Live Rounds 2010 Description / Buy
2 Fully Loaded Thrillers 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Forward Series

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1 Randomize ( By: Andy Weir) 2019 Description / Buy
2 Summer Frost (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
3 Ark (Short Story) ( By: Veronica Roth) 2019 Description / Buy
4 You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Short Story) ( By: Amor Towles) 2019 Description / Buy
5 Emergency Skin (Short Story) ( By: N.K. Jemisin) 2019 Description / Buy
6 The Last Conversation (Short Story) ( By: Paul Tremblay) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series

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1 Whiskey Sour ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2004 Description / Buy
2 Bloody Mary ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2005 Description / Buy
3 Rusty Nail ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2006 Description / Buy
4 Dirty Martini ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2007 Description / Buy
5 Fuzzy Navel ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2008 Description / Buy
6 Cherry Bomb ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2009 Description / Buy
7 Shot of Tequila ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2009 Description / Buy
8 Shaken ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2010 Description / Buy
9 Stirred ( With: J.A. Konrath) 2011 Description / Buy
10 With A Twist (Short Story) ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2011 Description / Buy
11 Rum Runner ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2016 Description / Buy
12 Last Call ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2016 Description / Buy
13 White Russian ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2017 Description / Buy
14 Shot Girl ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2019 Description / Buy
15 Chaser ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2019 Description / Buy
16 Old Fashioned ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2020 Description / Buy
17 Bite Force ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2022 Description / Buy
18 Jack Rose ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2023 Description / Buy
19 Witch Brew ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2023 Description / Buy
20 Pink Lady ( By: J.A. Konrath) 2024 Description / Buy

Blake Crouch Anthologies

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1 Thriller 2 2009 Description / Buy
2 Uncage Me 2009 Description / Buy
3 Shivers VI 2010 Description / Buy
4 Cemetery Dance: Issue 71 2014 Description / Buy
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Crouch knew from the age of 6 that he wanted to write fiction. He admits that the field is challenging. It doesn’t offer any guarantees. As a father, he would never encourage his children to pursue publishing. He believes that aspiring writers should bolster their resume with skills they can fall back on when times become tough because the publishing industry is simply too unpredictable.

That being said, Crouch knew what he wanted to do from a young age and he made every effort possible to make his dreams a reality. Crouch wrote short stories in middle school and he started writing his first novel in high school.

He also further honed his abilities by scaring his brother with scary stories during bedtime. By the time he was 14, Crouch was already penning sequels to Star Wars movies. Suffice it to say, the writer’s eventual success was a long time in the making,

His first published novel was ‘Desert Places’. St. Martin’s Press gave Crouch his first book deal in 2001. Like many authors, a query letter got him an agent. She read and appreciated his manuscripts, eventually selling his first novel.

He was pretty optimistic about his prospects at the time. Crouch assumed that his first book deal would pave the way for greater success down the line. But he was wrong. While he wrote and published additional novels with St. Martin’s Press in the years that followed, his sales figures were abysmal.

For a time, Crouch was forced to contemplate the possibility that his publishing career would die out just a few years after it started. The diminishing financial performance of his work seemingly supported this conclusion.

It took the emergence of Kindle to give the author hope. eBooks changed everything for Blake Crouch. Realizing that he had a better chance of reaching more readers on his own, he republished his previous novels.

The transformation was immediate. Crouch’s sales figures rose dramatically. When he wrote ‘Wayward Pines’, he did not hesitate to publish it through Amazon, achieving even greater success. The author eventually returned to traditional publishing. He sold ‘Dark Matter’. his next novel to Penguin Random House.

More readers discovered Crouch’s work when his ‘Wayward Pines’ novels became a TV show. He pitched the idea to a few produces before Donald De Line took an interest. He pointed Crouch in the direction of Chad Hodge who loved the book. They crafted a pilot that Hodge took to his contacts, eventually securing M. Night Shyamalan’s involvement.

Shyamalan signed on as an executive producer. He also directed the first episode. The success of Wayward Pines encouraged Crouch to pursue additional opportunities in the world of movies and television.

Blake Crouch Books into Movies

‘Wayward Pines’ became a mystery and science fiction television show of the same name in 2015. Crouch’s Letty Dobesh novellas became a TV show called ‘Good Behavior’.

Best Blake Crouch Books

Crouch has written stories that have appeared in publications like Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Some of the best titles in his bibliography include:

Recursion: The world is reeling from the effects of false memory syndrome. The condition assaults people with memories of a life they have never experienced, driving them mad in many cases. Helena Smith is a neuroscientist with a solution.

She has developed a method that will preserve the precious memories of her patients. But Barry Sutton, the New York cop investigating the phenomenon, has bigger concerns. An enemy is out to unmake the world, and only Barry and Helena can stop them.

Dark Matter: Jason Dessen was happy, as far as he knew. He had a wife and children he couldn’t wait to see. Jason was on his way home one random night when he was kidnapped. By the time he woke up, everything had changed. His wife and children were gone. In their place was a career that Jason had abandoned a long time ago.

He was a celebrated physicist with all the fame he could ever want. Someone had changed his reality and he wanted to know how.

When Does The Next Blake Crouch book come out?

Blake Crouch doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Upgrade and was released on July, 12th 2022.

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