Megan Abbott Books

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Megan Abbott is an American author that writes crime fiction. Born in 1971, Megan was initially known for her analysis of hardboiled crime fiction. But then she made the jump to writing and publishing full-length novels and short stories and that put her on the map.

Order of Megan Abbott Standalone Novels

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1Die a Little 2005Description / Buy
2The Song Is You 2007Description / Buy
3Queenpin 2007Description / Buy
4Bury Me Deep 2009Description / Buy
5The End of Everything 2011Description / Buy
6Dare Me 2012Description / Buy
7The Fever 2014Description / Buy
8You Will Know Me 2016Description / Buy
9Give Me Your Hand 2018Description / Buy
10The Turnout 2021Description / Buy

Order of Megan Abbott Short Stories/Novellas

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1The Little Men (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy

Order of Megan Abbott Graphic Novels

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1Normandy Gold ( With: Alison Gaylin) 2018Description / Buy

Order of Megan Abbott Non-Fiction Books

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1The Street Was Mine 2002Description / Buy

Order of The Punisher MAX Series with , Victor Gischler

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1The Punisher MAX, Vol. 1 ( By: Leandro Fernández) 2004Description / Buy
2The Punisher MAX, Vol. 2: Kitchen Irish (Short Story) ( By: Leandro Fernández) 2004Description / Buy
3The Punisher MAX, Vol. 4: Up is Down and Black is White (Short Story) ( By: Leandro Fernández) 2005Description / Buy
4The Punisher MAX, Vol. 1: In the Beginning (Short Story) ( By:) 2005Description / Buy
5The Punisher MAX, Vol. 3: Mother Russia (Short Story) ( By:) 2005Description / Buy
6The Punisher MAX: From First to Last ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
7The Punisher Max by Garth Ennis Omnibus, Vol. 1 ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
8The Punisher MAX, Vol. 5: The Slavers (Short Story) ( By: Leandro Fernández) 2006Description / Buy
9The Punisher MAX, Vol. 6: Barracuda (Short Story) ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
10The Punisher MAX, Vol. 7: Man of Stone (Short Story) ( By: Leandro Fernández) 2007Description / Buy
11The Punisher MAX, Vol. 8: Widowmaker ( By:) 2007Description / Buy
12The Punisher MAX, Vol. 9: Long Cold Dark (Short Story) ( By: , Howard Chaykin) 2008Description / Buy
13The Punisher Max by Garth Ennis Omnibus, Vol. 2 ( By:) 2008Description / Buy
14The Punisher MAX, Vol. 10: Valley Forge, Valley Forge (Short Story) ( By:) 2008Description / Buy
15The Punisher MAX, Vol. 12 ( By: Duane Swierczynski) 2009Description / Buy
16The Punisher MAX, Vol. 13 (Short Story) ( By: Victor Gischler) 2009Description / Buy
17Untold Tales of Punisher Max (Short Story) ( With: , , , , , Jason Starr) 2012Description / Buy
18Punisher Max ( By: Duane Swierczynski) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen) 2012Description / Buy
2Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box) 2012Description / Buy
3The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman) 2012Description / Buy
4The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille) 2012Description / Buy
5An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2012Description / Buy
6Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link) 2012Description / Buy
7The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner) 2013Description / Buy
8Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell) 2013Description / Buy
9The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor) 2013Description / Buy
10The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2013Description / Buy
11The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2014Description / Buy
12What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook) 2014Description / Buy
13Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey) 2014Description / Buy
14The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2014Description / Buy
15The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye) 2014Description / Buy
16The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow) 2014Description / Buy
17It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane) 2014Description / Buy
18The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry) 2014Description / Buy
19The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2015Description / Buy
20The Little Men (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy
21Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady) 2015Description / Buy
22Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2015Description / Buy
23Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina) 2015Description / Buy
24From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart) 2015Description / Buy
25The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin) 2016Description / Buy
26Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2016Description / Buy
27Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler) 2016Description / Buy
28Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey) 2016Description / Buy
29The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall) 2016Description / Buy
30Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2017Description / Buy
31The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2018Description / Buy
32Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson) 2018Description / Buy
33The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) 2018Description / Buy
34The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta) 2018Description / Buy
35The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly) 2018Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen)2012Description / Buy
2The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry)2014Description / Buy
3Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box)2012Description / Buy
4An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)2012Description / Buy
5Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link)2012Description / Buy
6Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson)2018Description / Buy
7The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman)2012Description / Buy
8The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)2013Description / Buy
9The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor)2013Description / Buy
10The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner)2013Description / Buy
11Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell)2013Description / Buy
12What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook)2014Description / Buy
13It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane)2014Description / Buy
14The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow)2014Description / Buy
15Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey)2014Description / Buy
16The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson)2014Description / Buy
17The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye)2014Description / Buy
18The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine)2014Description / Buy
19The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry)2015Description / Buy
20The Little Men (Short Story)2015Description / Buy
21From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart)2015Description / Buy
22Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina)2015Description / Buy
23Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter)2016Description / Buy
24Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady)2015Description / Buy
25Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates)2015Description / Buy
26The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)2016Description / Buy
27The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall)2016Description / Buy
28Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey)2016Description / Buy
29Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler)2016Description / Buy
30Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale)2017Description / Buy
31The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd)2018Description / Buy
32The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly)2018Description / Buy
33The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler)2018Description / Buy
34The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta)2018Description / Buy
35The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille)2012Description / Buy

Megan Abbott Anthologies

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1 A Hell of a Woman2007Description / Buy
2 The Best American Mystery Stories 20142014Description / Buy
3 Mississippi Noir2016Description / Buy
4 The Best American Mystery Stories 20162016Description / Buy
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The author was born in Detroit. Her father was a Wayne State professor and an author. Her mother did some writing but it was largely a hobby she only pursued on the side. Megan’s household loved books.

The family took every opportunity they could find to go to the bookstore. As a child, the author loved movies in the crime genre from the 1930s and 1940s and that influenced her reading habits.

Her parents took note of her interest in true crime literature. They allowed her to experiment with the genre despite her age. She remembers being terrified by some of the books she stumbled upon. But over time she adapted to the stories and eventually moved on to mysteries by authors like Agatha Christie.

It wasn’t long before Megan Abbott stumbled upon the likes of Raymond Chandler. The author’s desire to write was sparked when she got to college. Megan initially wanted to study psychology.

But then a desire to make movies struck, though it did not last and she eventually landed an English course. Megan currently has a Bachelor’s Degree (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and a PhD. in Literature (New York University).

The Ph.D. has a special place in Megan’s heart because it gave her an excuse to spend years of her life reading crime noir. It was while the author worked on her dissertation as an undergrad that the idea of writing noir came to her.

She attended a few workshops and realized that she had the skills to pull her writing dream off. It took her a few years before she was able to produce novels like Die a Little’ and Queenpin’.

Megan Abbott did such a great job of delivering hard-boiled crime fiction set in the mid-19th Century that her fans were quite surprised when she switched to contemporary settings and started to publish books like Dare Me’ which took readers back to high school.

A few critics took offense with Megan’s decision to give up noir for the sake of churning out stories about mean girls in high school. But most literary professionals received Megan’s transformation with open arms.

The author has a penchant for creating seemingly innocent characters who take unexpected and sometimes violent actions when they are cornered.

Megan Abbott Awards

Megan has been nominated for Anthony, Macavity, and Thriller Awards for books like Bury me Deep, Dare Me, Die a Little, The End of Everything, The Fever, The Little Men, Queenpin, and You Will Know Me.

The author won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Queenpin’ in 2008. She also won the Thriller Award for The Fever in 2015.

Best Megan Abbott Books

Megan Abbott has been writing and publishing fiction since 2005, with some of the best titles in her bibliography including:

You Will Know Me: Devon is the only thing that matters. The 15-year-old is a gymnast and she is pretty good at the sport. In fact, some might call her a prodigy. If all goes well, the little girl could find her way to the Olympics one day.

Katie and Eric Knox are determined to see their daughter scale the tallest mountains in the sport. They have dedicated their lives to her success. As such, a violent death in their close-knit sporting community leaves the whole family shaken.

An important competition is just a few weeks away and Devon needs to stay focused. But that might prove difficult now that rumors have begun to spread. Everyone is talking about a hidden plot.

Cracks are forming in the community and suddenly allegiances matter more than ever. Katie believes that it is up to her to keep the family together. However, she also cannot help but feel drawn to the crime in question. Katie knows that there are secrets in the dark places of the gymnastics community and she is curious to see what happens when they are finally revealed.

Queenpin: Gloria was a mob luminary at a time when names like Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano were all anyone could talk about. Gloria Denton is happy to take a young woman under her wing.

Initially hired to keep the books at a nightclub, Gloria opens the young woman’s eyes to a world of racetracks, gambling and big money. The young woman reaches a place where she realizes that everything she has ever wanted is finally within her grasp and all she has to do to keep it is to not fall for the wrong guy.

When Does The Next Megan Abbott book come out?

Megan Abbott doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Turnout and was released on June, 1st 2021.

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