Brad Meltzer Books

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Brad Meltzer is an author from the US who specializes in political thrillers, non-fiction books, television screenplays and comic books. His key areas of interest are law and history.

His first novel, The Tenth Justice, was published in 1997 and since then he has released a further ten including a trilogy of books under the title of The Culper Ring Series’. He has collaborated on various comic books, written three non-fiction books between 2010 to 2013, and has recently focused on children’s books; having released eight of them between 2014 and 2016. His involvement in television has seen him create the show Jack and Bobby’ as well as presenting a variety of historical documentaries for the History channel.

Order of Beecher White/Culper Ring Series

1The Inner Circle 2011Description / Buy
2The Fifth Assassin 2013Description / Buy
3The President's Shadow 2015Description / Buy

Order of Ordinary People Change the World Series

1I am Abraham Lincoln 2014Description / Buy
2I am Amelia Earhart 2014Description / Buy
3I am Rosa Parks 2014Description / Buy
4I am Albert Einstein 2014Description / Buy
5I am Jackie Robinson 2015Description / Buy
6I am Lucille Ball 2015Description / Buy
7I am Helen Keller 2015Description / Buy
8I am Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016Description / Buy
9I am George Washington 2016Description / Buy
10I am Jane Goodall 2016Description / Buy
11I am Jim Henson 2017Description / Buy
12I Am Gandhi (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
13I am Sacagawea (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
14I Am Harriet Tubman (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
15I Am Neil Armstrong (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
16I Am Sonia Sotomayor (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
17I Am Billie Jean King (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
18I Am Walt Disney (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
19I Am Marie Curie (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
20I Am Leonardo Da Vinci (Short Story) 2020Description / Buy
21I Am Benjamin Franklin (Short Story) 2020Description / Buy
22I Am Anne Frank (Short Story) 2020Description / Buy
23I Am I. M. Pei (Short Story) 2021Description / Buy
24I Am Oprah Winfrey (Short Story) 2021Description / Buy

Order of I Am Series

1I Am Strong (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
2I Am Unstoppable (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
3I Am Brave (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
4I Am Caring (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
5I Am Curious (Short Story) 2020Description / Buy

Order of Zig and Nola Series

1The Escape Artist 2018Description / Buy
2The Lightning Rod 2022Description / Buy

Order of Brad Meltzer Standalone Novels

1The Tenth Justice 1997Description / Buy
2Dead Even 1998Description / Buy
3The First Counsel 2001Description / Buy
4The Millionaires 2002Description / Buy
5The Zero Game 2004Description / Buy
6The Book of Fate 2006Description / Buy
7The Book of Lies 2008Description / Buy
8The House of Secrets ( With: Tod Goldberg) 2016Description / Buy

Order of Brad Meltzer Non-Fiction Books

1Heroes for My Son 2010Description / Buy
2Heroes for My Daughter 2012Description / Buy
3History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time 2013Description / Buy
4The First Conspiracy ( With: Josh Mensch) 2019Description / Buy
5The Lincoln Conspiracy 2020Description / Buy

Order of Brad Meltzer Graphic Novels

1Identity Crisis 2004Description / Buy
2Identity Crisis - Absolute Edition 2004Description / Buy

Order of Brad Meltzer Children's Books

1A New Day (Short Story) ( With: Dan Santat) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Green Arrow Quiver Series

1Green Arrow 2003Description / Buy
2Green Arrow, Vol. 4: Straight Shooter (Short Story) ( By:) 2004Description / Buy
3Green Arrow, Vol. 5: City Walls ( By:) 2005Description / Buy
4Green Arrow, Vol. 6: Moving Targets ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
5Green Arrow, Vol. 7: Heading Into the Light ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
6Green Arrow, Vol. 8: Crawling from the Wreckage (Short Story) ( By:) 2007Description / Buy
7Green Arrow, Vol. 9: Road to Jericho ( By:) 2007Description / Buy

Order of Justice League of America Series with Geoff Johns

1Justice League Of America Vol. 1 2008Description / Buy
2Justice League of America Vol. 2 ( With: Geoff Johns) 2009Description / Buy
3Justice League of America: Team History ( By: James Robinson) 2010Description / Buy
4Justice League of America 2020Description / Buy

Brad Meltzer Anthologies

1 Natural Suspect2001Description / Buy
2 The Mighty Johns2002Description / Buy
3 Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box2013Description / Buy
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Brad Meltzer Awards:

Brad Meltzer’s works have received wide critical acclaim, with him being known for his meticulous research in particular. His novel, The Fifth Assassin’, was a finalist in the 2014 Audies awards and won the silver medal in the Florida Book award competition for popular fiction in the same year. He was a finalist in the Audies again in 2016 with his latest novel, The President’s Shadow”, but his greatest award received to date was the Eisner Award in 2013 for his work on the Justice League of America comic books.

Brad Meltzer Books Into Movie/TV:

None of Meltzers books have ever made it into movies or television. However Brad Meltzer co-created the TV series Jack & Bobb which aired for one season. He also was the host of a show called Brad Meltzer’s Decoded as well as Brad Meltzer’s Lost History.

Best Brad Meltzer Books:

Three of the most significant works by Brad Meltzer are:

Heroes for my Son: This marked Meltzer’s first foray into non-fiction literature and debuted at number 2 on the New York Times bestsellers list. The concept behind the book is that since the birth of his son in 2003, Meltzer has collected a series of short stories and vignettes from heroes that he hopes will serve as inspirational and helpful guidance when growing up. This book is the first of two (the second being “Heroes For My Daughter”), and contains 52 short stories about the lives of various famous people ranging from Jim Henson and Dr Seuss to Rosa Parks and Mother Theresa. It follows the Wright brothers, as they meticulously planned their flights by bringing extra materials for each flight and preparing for every eventuality, and Miep Gies who risked her life during the Second World War to protect Anne Frank from the Nazis. By bringing together this group of stories, Meltzer curated a great collection of role models that every child would do well to look up to.

The President’s Shadow: Meltzer’s particular area of interest for writing is the Presidential structures of the United States and this, the third and most recent novel in his Culper Ring Series, easily reached number 1 on the New York Times’ bestsellers list upon release and was a finalist in 2016’s Audies awards. Continuing the mysterious government themes of the previous two, it opens with a severed arm being found buried within the grounds of the White House and quickly becomes an adventure into the world of the Culper Ring; a 200 year old society that is ultimately responsible for protecting the Presidency. Fears abound when the arm is discovered, raising questions about how it got there, the significance of the way in which it was buried and the realization that the arm had not been left there for the attention of the President, but for Beecher White- a young staffer that works in the National Archives. Beecher soon becomes embroiled in events and must take quick and decisive action to save the President, and himself.

The Book Of Fate: Having reached number 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, The Book Of Fate focuses on a mysterious code that it turns out was created 200 years ago by Thomas Jefferson. By deducing the secrets hidden within this code and combining them with those hidden within a decade old presidential crossword puzzle, a young presidential aide named Wes Holloway (and the survivor of an attack on the President 8 years previously) unearths a modern day conspiracy that reaches the height of the government and the elite of Palm Beach society. This book has it all- presidential assassination attempts, secret societies, and codes hidden in Masonic symbols that are within the architecture of Washington D.C itself. As Holloway discovers the truth he must decide who to trust, and who can help him stop the devastating events that are in motion.

When Does The Next Brad Meltzer book come out?

The next book by Brad Meltzer is The Lightning Rod and will be released on March, 8th 2022. It is the newest book in the Zig and Nola Series.

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