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.

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Order of Beecher White/Culper Ring Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Inner Circle 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Fifth Assassin 2013 Description / Buy
3 The President's Shadow 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Escape Artist/Zig & Nola Series

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

Order of Ordinary People Change the World Series

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1 I am Abraham Lincoln 2014 Description / Buy
2 I am Amelia Earhart 2014 Description / Buy
3 I am Rosa Parks 2014 Description / Buy
4 I am Albert Einstein 2014 Description / Buy
5 I am Jackie Robinson 2015 Description / Buy
6 I am Lucille Ball 2015 Description / Buy
7 I am Helen Keller 2015 Description / Buy
8 I am Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Description / Buy
9 I am George Washington 2016 Description / Buy
10 I am Jane Goodall 2016 Description / Buy
11 I am Jim Henson 2017 Description / Buy
12 I Am Gandhi (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
13 I am Sacagawea (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
14 I Am Harriet Tubman (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
15 I Am Neil Armstrong (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
16 I Am Sonia Sotomayor (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
17 I Am Billie Jean King (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
18 I Am Strong (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
19 I Am Unstoppable (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
20 I Am Walt Disney (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
21 I Am Marie Curie (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
22 I Am Brave (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
23 I Am Caring (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
24 I Am Leonardo Da Vinci (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
25 I Am Curious (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
26 I Am Benjamin Franklin (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
27 I Am Anne Frank (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
28 I Am Frida Kahlo (Short Story) 2021 Description / Buy
29 I Am I. M. Pei (Short Story) 2021 Description / Buy
30 I Am Oprah Winfrey (Short Story) 2021 Description / Buy
31 I Am Muhammad Ali (Short Story) 2022 Description / Buy
32 I Am Malala Yousafzai (Short Story) 2022 Description / Buy
33 I Am Dolly Parton (Short Story) 2022 Description / Buy
34 I Am John Lewis (Short Story) 2023 Description / Buy
35 I Am Temple Grandin (Short Story) 2023 Description / Buy
36 I am Mister Rogers (Short Story) 2023 Description / Buy
37 I am Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Short Story) 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Stories Change the World Series

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1 I Am Batman 2022 Description / Buy
2 I Am Superman (Short Story) 2022 Description / Buy
3 I Am Wonder Woman (Short Story) 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Brad Meltzer Standalone Novels

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

Order of Brad Meltzer Non-Fiction Books

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1 Heroes for My Son 2010 Description / Buy
2 Heroes for My Daughter 2012 Description / Buy
3 History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time 2013 Description / Buy
4 The First Conspiracy ( With: Josh Mensch) 2019 Description / Buy
5 The Lincoln Conspiracy 2020 Description / Buy
6 The Nazi Conspiracy ( With: Josh Mensch) 2023 Description / Buy
7 The JFK Conspiracy 2025 Description / Buy

Order of Brad Meltzer Graphic Novels

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1 Identity Crisis 2004 Description / Buy
2 Ghost Machine: One Shot ( With: Geoff Johns, Bryan Hitch, Gary Frank, Peter J. Tomasi, Jason Fabok, Francis Manapul, Maytal Zchut, Lamont Magee) 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Brad Meltzer Children's Books

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1 A New Day (Short Story) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Green Arrow Quiver Series

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1 Green Arrow, Vol. 1: Quiver ( By: Ande Parks, Phil Hester, Kevin Smith) 2001 Description / Buy
2 Green Arrow, Vol. 2: Sounds of Violence (Short Story) ( By: Ande Parks, Phil Hester, Kevin Smith) 2003 Description / Buy
3 Green Arrow, Vol. 3: The Archer's Quest 2003 Description / Buy
4 Green Arrow, Vol. 4: Straight Shooter (Short Story) ( By: Ande Parks, Judd Winick, Phil Hester) 2004 Description / Buy
5 Green Arrow, Vol. 5: City Walls ( By: Ande Parks, Judd Winick, Phil Hester) 2005 Description / Buy
6 Green Arrow, Vol. 8: Crawling from the Wreckage (Short Story) ( By: Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens, Judd Winick) 2007 Description / Buy
7 Green Arrow, Vol. 9: Road to Jericho ( By: Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens, Judd Winick) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Justice League of America Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Justice League of America Vol. 1: The Tornado's Path 2008 Description / Buy
2 Justice League of America Vol. 2: Lightning Saga ( With: Geoff Johns) 2008 Description / Buy
3 Justice League of America, Vol. 3: The Injustice League (Short Story) ( By: Allan Jefferson, Ed Benes, Mike McKone, Joe Benítez, Dwayne McDuffie, Alan Burnett) 2008 Description / Buy
4 Justice League of America, Vol. 4: Sanctuary ( By: Ed Benes, Dwayne McDuffie, Alan Burnett) 2009 Description / Buy
5 Justice League of America: Team History ( By: James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter) 2010 Description / Buy
6 Justice League of America 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Complete Justice Society Series with Matthew Sturges

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1 JSA All-Stars Vol. 1: Constellations ( By: Matthew Sturges) 0 Description / Buy
2 Justice Society, Vol. 1 ( By: Brian Bolland, Keith Giffen, Wallace Wood, Joe Staton, Paul Levitz, Gerry Conway, Bob Layton, Ric Estrada) 2006 Description / Buy
3 JSA Classified (Short Story) ( By: ) 2007 Description / Buy
4 Justice Society, Vol. 2 ( By: Joe Giella, Joe Staton, Paul Levitz, Bob Layton, Dave Hunt) 2007 Description / Buy
5 JSA vs. Kobra (Short Story) ( By: Eric Trautmann) 2010 Description / Buy
6 JSA All-Stars Vol. 2: Glory Days ( By: Matthew Sturges) 2011 Description / Buy
7 JSA All-Stars, Vol. 3 ( By: Matthew Sturges) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Series with Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan

# Read Title Published Details
1 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Short Story) ( By: Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Georges Jeanty) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate (Short Story) ( By: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, Georges Jeanty) 2008 Description / Buy
3 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You (Short Story) ( By: Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Georges Jeanty) 2008 Description / Buy
4 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Time of Your Life (Short Story) ( By: Jeph Loeb, Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty) 2009 Description / Buy
5 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Predators and Prey ( By: Joss Whedon, Doug Petrie, Georges Jeanty, Jim Krueger, Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Z. Greenberg) 2009 Description / Buy
6 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Retreat (Short Story) ( By: Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty, Jane Espenson) 2010 Description / Buy
7 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Twilight ( With: Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty) 2010 Description / Buy
8 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Last Gleaming ( By: Joss Whedon, Scott Allie, Georges Jeanty) 2011 Description / Buy

Brad Meltzer Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Natural Suspect 2001 Description / Buy
2 The Mighty Johns 2002 Description / Buy
3 Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box 2013 Description / Buy
4 Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life 2016 Description / 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 JFK Conspiracy and will be released on January, 14th 2025. It is the newest book in the Brad Meltzer Non-Fiction Books.

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