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.
Order of Douglas Preston Non-Fiction Books
Order of Douglas Preston Standalone Novels
|6||Trial By Fury||2013|
Order of Gideon Crew Series
|3||The Lost Island||2014|
|4||Beyond the Ice Limit||2016|
Order of Ice Limit Series
Order of Pendergast Series
|3||The Cabinet of Curiosities||2001|
|4||Still Life with Crows||2003|
|6||Dance of Death||2005|
|7||The Book of the Dead||2006|
|8||The Wheel of Darkness||2007|
|17||The Obsidian Chamber||2016|
Order of Wyman Ford Series
|4||The Kraken Project||2014|
|1||Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night||2006|
|2||The Forgotten Killer: Rudy Guede and the Murder of Meredith Kercher||2014|
|3||Gaslighted: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast||2014|
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.
DOUGLAS PRESTON BOOKS INTO MOVIES
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.
BEST DOUGLAS PRESTON BOOKS
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.