Douglas Preston Books

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Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the year 1956 May, 20th. He is a graduate of Cambridge School of Weston and Pomona College in Claremont, California. He is known for his horror and techno-thriller novels that he has been doing. Douglas began his writing career at American Museum in New York where he worked from 1978 to 185 as an editor, manager of publications and as a writer. Douglas Preston’s writing career began all the way from the year 1985 before he relocated to New Mexico in 1986 where he started writing as a full-time job.

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Order of Pendergast Series with Lincoln Child

# Read Title Published Details
1 Relic 1995 Description / Buy
2 Reliquary 1997 Description / Buy
3 The Cabinet of Curiosities 2001 Description / Buy
4 Still Life with Crows 2003 Description / Buy
5 Brimstone 2004 Description / Buy
6 Dance of Death 2005 Description / Buy
7 The Book of the Dead 2006 Description / Buy
8 The Wheel of Darkness 2007 Description / Buy
9 Cemetery Dance 2009 Description / Buy
10 Fever Dream 2010 Description / Buy
11 Cold Vengeance 2011 Description / Buy
12 Extraction 2012 Description / Buy
13 Two Graves 2012 Description / Buy
14 White Fire 2013 Description / Buy
15 Blue Labyrinth 2014 Description / Buy
16 Crimson Shore 2015 Description / Buy
17 The Obsidian Chamber 2016 Description / Buy
18 City of Endless Night 2018 Description / Buy
19 Verses for the Dead 2018 Description / Buy
20 The Strange Case of Monsieur Bertin (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
21 Crooked River 2020 Description / Buy
22 Bloodless 2021 Description / Buy
23 The Cabinet of Dr. Leng 2023 Description / Buy
24 Angel of Vengeance 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Wyman Ford Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Tyrannosaur Canyon 2005 Description / Buy
2 Blasphemy 2007 Description / Buy
3 Impact 2009 Description / Buy
4 The Kraken Project 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Gideon Crew Series with Lincoln Child

# Read Title Published Details
1 Gideon's Sword 2011 Description / Buy
2 Gideon's Corpse 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Lost Island 2014 Description / Buy
4 Beyond the Ice Limit 2016 Description / Buy
5 The Pharaoh Key 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Nora Kelly Series with Lincoln Child

# Read Title Published Details
1 Thunderhead 1999 Description / Buy
2 Old Bones 2019 Description / Buy
3 The Scorpion's Tail 2021 Description / Buy
4 Diablo Mesa 2022 Description / Buy
5 Dead Mountain 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Douglas Preston Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Jennie 1994 Description / Buy
2 Mount Dragon ( With: Lincoln Child) 1996 Description / Buy
3 Riptide ( With: Lincoln Child) 1998 Description / Buy
4 The Ice Limit ( With: Lincoln Child) 2000 Description / Buy
5 The Codex 2003 Description / Buy
6 Extinction 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Douglas Preston Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dinosaurs in the Attic 1986 Description / Buy
2 Cities of Gold 1992 Description / Buy
3 Talking to the Ground 1995 Description / Buy
4 The Monster of Florence 2006 Description / Buy
5 The Forgotten Killer: Rudy Guede and the Murder of Meredith Kercher ( With: Steve Moore, John Douglas Marshall, Mark Olshaker) 2014 Description / Buy
6 The Lost City of the Monkey God 2017 Description / Buy
7 The Lost Tomb 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Mysterious Profiles Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Elvis Cole and Joe Pike ( By: Robert Crais) 2022 Description / Buy
2 Jack Taylor ( By: Ken Bruen) 2022 Description / Buy
3 Jack Reacher ( By: Lee Child) 2022 Description / Buy
4 Charlie Parker ( By: John Connolly) 2022 Description / Buy
5 Hieronymus Bosch ( By: Michael Connelly) 2022 Description / Buy
6 Lincoln Rhyme ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2022 Description / Buy
7 Alex Delaware ( By: Jonathan Kellerman) 2022 Description / Buy
8 Tess Monaghan ( By: Laura Lippman) 2022 Description / Buy
9 Charlie Resnick ( By: John Harvey) 2022 Description / Buy
10 Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus ( By: Faye Kellerman) 2022 Description / Buy
11 Inspector Morse ( By: Colin Dexter) 2022 Description / Buy
12 Dismas Hardy ( By: John Lescroart) 2022 Description / Buy
13 Bob Lee Swagger ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2022 Description / Buy
14 Aloysius X. L. Pendergast 2022 Description / Buy
15 Lou Boldt (Short Story) ( By: Ridley Pearson) 2022 Description / Buy
16 Spenser ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2022 Description / Buy
17 Charlotte and Thomas Pitt ( By: Anne Perry) 2022 Description / Buy
18 John Rebus ( By: Ian Rankin) 2022 Description / Buy
19 Mallory ( By: Carol O'Connell) 2022 Description / Buy
20 Jane Whitefield (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2022 Description / Buy
21 Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2022 Description / Buy
22 Amos Walker (Short Story) ( By: Loren D. Estleman) 2022 Description / Buy
23 Precious Ramotswe (Short Story) ( By: Alexander McCall Smith) 2022 Description / Buy
24 Maisie Dobbs (Short Story) ( By: Jacqueline Winspear) 2022 Description / Buy
25 The Lincoln Lawyer (Short Story) ( By: Michael Connelly) 2022 Description / Buy
26 Ben Kincaid (Short Story) ( By: William Bernhardt) 2023 Description / Buy
27 Repairman Jack (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2023 Description / Buy

Douglas Preston Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Gone Fishing and Other Stories 2012 Description / Buy
2 FaceOff 2014 Description / Buy
3 Gaslighted: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast 2014 Description / Buy
4 Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering 2024 Description / Buy
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During his first works, Douglas sought to understand the relationship that was there between the Native Americans and the Europeans in America and he was able to retrace Francisco Vásquez de Coronado on a horseback. This led him to write a book called Cities of Gold which is an American Southwest Journey. Though Douglas is well known as the major collaborator of Lincoln Child, he has also been able to produce on his own numerous novels. Some of the works he has done with Lincoln include the series of Agent Pendergast and Gideon Crew among others. Some of the series he has written include Wyman Ford Series. Apart from novels, Douglas has also authored non-fictional books that are based on science, true crime, history and exploration. The top books of Douglas include the Blue Labyrinth, The Relic and the Blasphemy.


Relic is one of the well-known books written by Preston in collaboration with Lincoln Child. This novel has been translated to several languages and it has been a featuring film by Pendergast. The Cabinet of Curiosities is also another novel written by Preston and Child that has been turned to movies in the Pendergast TV series. Crimson Shore is another popular book by Douglas that is popular in the Pendergast Series.


The top appreciated books by Douglas Preston include the Relic, Brimstone and Crimson Shore.

The Relic: This is a novel that Douglas Preston was able to produce in collaboration with Lincoln Child in the year 1995. The fame of this novel became as a result of it being the first in the Special Agent Pendergast TV series. The novel is a techno-thriller and it is about the generic manipulation of inherent. The novel is also about the critical of museums and their function in both the scientific and the social community. The main character in the novel is D’Agosta Vincent who is a police officer trying to solve the murders. Another significant character in the novel is Green Margo who is a graduate student at the museum among other characters. Come 1997, a film based on the novel was released though some aspects of the story were changed a little bit and this made the book to become even more famous. Numerous characters were omitted and the setting of the story was also changed to Chicago Museum of Natural History. At the launch of the film, Peter Hyams among others became the director of the movie.

The Brimstone: This is another thriller that Douglas Preston wrote in collaboration with Lincoln Child. The book was published by Warner Books on 3rd August, 2004. In the Pendergast Series the Special Agent, the book becomes the fifth. The fame of the novel is as a result of it being the first in the trilogy of Diogenes. The novel is about uncovering of the motives and the tricks of the killers behind the gruesome and strange deaths in Italy. As the mystery is being revealed, the truth is also revealed about the priceless and a missing violin. There is also an aversion of a potentially apocalyptic riot that could take place with the Messianic Christians. The details about the insane Diogenes is revealed by his brother Pendergast with a belief that he is having horrible plans.

Crimson Shore: This is another thriller novel that Douglas produced with Lincoln Child. The release of the book was on 10th November, 2015. In the Agent Pendergast Series, the book becomes the fifteenth and it is here that the book has gained its popularity. In the novel, there is a seemingly simple private case that suddenly turns out to be much complicated. Pendergast is travelling to the village of Exmouth, a quaint seaside. Here he goes to investigate the theft of a wine collection where in the wine collar they find something quite disturbing. They encounter a niche that is bricked up and at one time held a crumbling skeleton.

When Does The Next Douglas Preston book come out?

The next book by Douglas Preston is Angel of Vengeance and will be released on August, 13th 2024. It is the newest book in the Pendergast Series.

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