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In the world of thriller novels, Brett Battles is a name that always comes into account. He was born and brought up in Southern California. Brett Battles has started writing in the year 2007 with his first novel “The Cleaner”. After that he has written more than 25 novels, series and few short books. Some of his novels have also received awards and we will discuss this part later in this bio. He owned a house in California but he has travelled many countries around the world including Berlin, Bangkok, Angkor Wat, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Paris, Jakarta, Rome and London and all of these countries have a part in his novels. The author is married to an Australian beautiful woman named Shepherd Maggie and they have three children together named Ronan, Keira and Fiona.
Order of Jonathan Quinn Series
|1||The Cleaner / Hung Out To Die||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||The Deceived||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||Shadow of Betrayal / The Unwanted||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||Just Another Job||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||The Silenced||2011||Description / Buy|
|6||Off The Clock||2011||Description / Buy|
|7||Becoming Quinn||2011||Description / Buy|
|8||The Destroyed||2012||Description / Buy|
|9||The Collected||2012||Description / Buy|
|10||The Enraged||2013||Description / Buy|
|11||The Discarded||2014||Description / Buy|
|12||Lesson Plan||2014||Description / Buy|
|13||Night Work||2015||Description / Buy|
|14||The Buried||2015||Description / Buy|
|15||The Unleashed||2016||Description / Buy|
|16||The Aggrieved||2017||Description / Buy|
|17||The Fractured||2018||Description / Buy|
|18||The Damaged||2019||Description / Buy|
|19||The Unknown||2020||Description / Buy|
|20||The Vanished||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of The Excoms Series
|1||The Excoms||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Town at the Edge of Darkness||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||City of Nope||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||Blinded by the Night||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Logan Harper Series
|1||Little Girl Gone||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Every Precious Thing||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Project Eden Series
|1||Sick||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Exit 9||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||Pale Horse||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||Ashes||2012||Description / Buy|
|5||Eden Rising||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||Dream Sky||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||Down||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Trouble Family Chronicles Series
|1||Here Comes Mr. Trouble||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Alexandra Poe Series
Order of Rewinder Series
|1||Rewinder||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Destroyer||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Survivor||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Mine Series
Chronological Order of Mine Series
Order of The Night Man Chronicles Series
|1||Night Man||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||Insidious||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Mercy||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Brett Battles Standalone Novels
|1||The Pull of Gravity||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||No Return||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Brett Battles Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Perfect Gentleman (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||The Assignment||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Quick Study||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Harold Middleton Series
|1||The Chopin Manuscript||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||The Copper Bracelet||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||The Starling Project: An Audible Drama||2014||Description / Buy|
Brett Battles Anthologies
|1||Shaken: Stories for Japan||2011||Description / Buy|
As mentioned earlier Brett Battles has started his writing journey in 2007 with the novel “The Cleaner”. In this novel he introduced the famous character Jonathan Quinn. In 2008 he has written the second novel on Jonathan Quinn series named “The Deceived”. Till 2016 there are 10 novels has released on Jonathan Quinn series and some of the name includes “Shadow of Betrayal (2009)”, “The Silenced (2011)’, “The Buried (2015)”, “The Unleashed (2016)” etc.
Another series written by Brett Battles is “The Rewinder”. The first book was published in 2015 and the second book of this series was published in 2016 named as The Destroyer. There is another new series has been introduced by this author in 2016 and the name of this series is “Mine”. The first book “Mine” was published in July 2016 and the second book “Mine: The Arrival” was published in August, 2016.
Apart from the above series he has also written two more series including “The Logan Harper Series” where there are two novels including “Little Girl Gone” and “Every Precious Thing”. There is another series written named as “The Project Hidden Series” which includes 7 novels including “Sick”, “Pale Horse”, “Eden Rising” etc. Brett Battles has also written some short stories including “Perfect Gentlemen (2008)”, “Just Another Job (2011)” etc.
We know that this is not the end of the journey for Brett Battles. We are highly hopeful that we will be getting a lot more interesting stories, series and novels from this author in future like always.
Brett Battles Awards
The beginning of the writing career for this writer was really good and the first novel series “The Cleaner” was nominated for the 2008 Barry Award for Best Thriller. However, that year he did not win the award but his second novel on Jonathon Quinn series “The Deceived” won the 2009 Barry Award for Best Thriller which is a great achievement for Brett Battles. He has also received nomination for his fourth Jonathan Quinn series “The Silenced”.
His short story “Perfect Gentleman” has also been a part of “Killer Year” edited by Lee Child. He is one of the members of the Killer Year group who have found it. Brett Battles is also a member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America.
Best Brett Battles Books
Brett Battles has written many excellent novels but some of the best books by the author include the following:
The Cleaner (Jonathon Quinn Series): Jonathan Quinn is a freelance operative who works as a professional cleaner and his job is disposing bodies and some other cleanup if required. The task was very simple for him but the life of Jonathan completely changes with his new task where he has experienced a very long journey of betrayal, violence and revenge. The story is full of twists, thriller, actions and surprises which leave the readers in heart-pounding condition until they complete the full story.
Rewinder (Rewinder Series): In Rewinder the author has described the story of a person named Denny Younger. He has been recruited by an institute for the role of “verifier of personal histories” where he has to research on people by travelling through time. But, very soon he realized that his mission has much deeper reason than what he thought and he reaches to a point where he need to make every decision very wisely to avoid the disastrous consequences.
If you have not read any of the series or novels of Brett Battles then you must read them to enjoy a different and unique taste of thriller stories.
When Does The Next Brett Battles book come out?
Brett Battles doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Blinded by the Night and was released on December, 7th 2021. It is the newest book in the The Excoms Series.