Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut in 1957. He is a famous writer of horror and thriller novels, especially techno-trillers. Child is especially renowned for his collaboration with fellow writer Douglas Preston, He graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, and got a degree in English. Child was performing the function of the editor at St Martin’s Press at the beginning of his career. After he left that publisher, he got a job at MetLife, as a system analyst. Child did not consider writing career until the mid 90’s. His first novel was published in 1995, and the success of the book opened him various opportunities and he seized them, thus becoming a full-time writer.
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 Gideon Crew Series
|3||The Lost Island||2014|
|4||Beyond the Ice Limit||2016|
Order of Jeremy Logan Series
|3||The Third Gate||2012|
|4||The Forgotten Room||2015|
|5||Full Wolf Moon||2017|
Order of Lincoln Child Standalone Novels
Order of Tales of the Dark Series
Child is probably best known for his series of novels about Agent Pendergast, which he wrote together with Douglas Preston. This series is comprised of more than dozen of sequels that proved to be very successful. Preston and Child published other mutual creations, most notably the “Gideon Crew” series. However, Child managed to write several novels alone in the 21st century. His opus consists of two stand-alone novels, as well as the well-known “Jeremy Logan Series”. Child also published several short stories.
Lincoln Child Books Into Movies/TV
Lincoln Child has made a couple of trips to Hollywood when it comes to the adaptations of his work. In 1997, Peter Hyams directed a movie called “The Relic”, which was based on Child’s first novel regarding Agent Pendergast. Child was cited as the author of the source material, and the film starred Tom Sizemore as Lt. Vincent D’Agosta, Penelope Ann Miller as Dr. Margo Green, and Linda Hunt as Dr. Ann Cuthbert. The movie was a modest success. On the other hand, it is speculated that a movie based on “Gideon Crew” series is about to be turned to the big screen.
Best Lincoln Child Books
The “Agent Pendergast” series remains the milestone of Lincoln Child’s opus. Among numerous novels written in this series, “Relic” and “The Cabinet of Curiosities” stand out as the most acclaimed.
“Relic” is the opening novel that started the renowned series. It was published in 1995 and is considered as the first novel written by Child. He wrote it together with Douglas Preston. In this initial novel of the series, evil lurks in the dark corridors of the New York Museum of National History. One of the favorite cultural sites turns into a nightmare as a streak of repulsive murders happens to unfortunate visitors who go way too far into the darkness of the museum. What is found particularly dreadful is the fact that the horrible acts do not seem as they could be done by the human hand. Nonetheless, the museum is not closed, Quite the contrary- the curator of the museum, Dr. Wright plans to throw a big party in the honor of a new exhibition. This ignorance of his may cost way too much, and there are people who are aware of it, most notably Margo Green. She is a researcher at the museum and she knows that there is some funny business in the dark. She will be helped by tough New York detective D’Agosta as they to try to stop the unfamiliar threat. Is it an act of humans or twisted nature?
“The Cabinet of Curiosities” is the third installment of “The Agent Pendergast Series”. This time, the danger lurks below the surface. In one of the abandoned charnel houses at Manhattan, a terrible discovery is made. Remnants of many victims are found, all of them left behind by a serial killer in the late 18th century. He lived in the notorious Five Points, where gangs were fighting each other in the middle of the street on a daily basis. The serial killer took the opportunity to perform his gruesome act due to some bizarre belief that that would prolong his life. It did nothing, however, than to inspire a series of similar murders in present-day New York. The police, as usual, is slow at performing its duties, and once again it all comes down to Agent Aloysius Pendergast and his crew. This time, it is assembled of Nora Kelly, an attractive archeologist who provides with the practical knowledge, a journalist called Smithback, and an Irish policeman O’Shaughnessy. This unlikely quartet has to figure out who stands behind grisly murders before things become too heated. Will moody Pendergast prevail once again?