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

Order of Megan Abbott Short Stories/Novellas

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

Order of Megan Abbott Graphic Novels

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

Order of Megan Abbott Non-Fiction Books

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1 The Street Was Mine 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1 The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2011 Description / Buy
2 Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box) 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman) 2012 Description / Buy
4 The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen) 2012 Description / Buy
5 The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille) 2012 Description / Buy
6 An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2012 Description / Buy
7 Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link) 2012 Description / Buy
8 The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner) 2013 Description / Buy
9 Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell) 2013 Description / Buy
10 The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor) 2013 Description / Buy
11 What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook) 2014 Description / Buy
12 Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey) 2014 Description / Buy
13 The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2014 Description / Buy
14 The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye) 2014 Description / Buy
15 The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow) 2014 Description / Buy
16 The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2014 Description / Buy
17 Book Club (Short Story) ( By: Loren D. Estleman) 2014 Description / Buy
18 It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane) 2014 Description / Buy
19 The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry) 2014 Description / Buy
20 The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2015 Description / Buy
21 The Little Men (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
22 Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady) 2015 Description / Buy
23 Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2015 Description / Buy
24 Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina) 2015 Description / Buy
25 From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart) 2015 Description / Buy
26 The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin) 2016 Description / Buy
27 Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2016 Description / Buy
28 Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler) 2016 Description / Buy
29 Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey) 2016 Description / Buy
30 The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W Hall) 2016 Description / Buy
31 Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2017 Description / Buy
32 The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2018 Description / Buy
33 Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson) 2018 Description / Buy
34 The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) 2018 Description / Buy
35 The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta) 2018 Description / Buy
36 The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly) 2018 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1 The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen) 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry) 2014 Description / Buy
3 Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box) 2012 Description / Buy
4 An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2012 Description / Buy
5 Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link) 2012 Description / Buy
6 Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson) 2018 Description / Buy
7 The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman) 2012 Description / Buy
8 The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2011 Description / Buy
9 Book Club (Short Story) ( By: Loren D. Estleman) 2014 Description / Buy
10 The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor) 2013 Description / Buy
11 The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner) 2013 Description / Buy
12 Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell) 2013 Description / Buy
13 What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook) 2014 Description / Buy
14 It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane) 2014 Description / Buy
15 The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow) 2014 Description / Buy
16 Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey) 2014 Description / Buy
17 The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2014 Description / Buy
18 The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye) 2014 Description / Buy
19 The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2014 Description / Buy
20 The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2015 Description / Buy
21 The Little Men (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
22 From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart) 2015 Description / Buy
23 Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina) 2015 Description / Buy
24 Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2016 Description / Buy
25 Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady) 2015 Description / Buy
26 Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2015 Description / Buy
27 The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin) 2016 Description / Buy
28 The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W Hall) 2016 Description / Buy
29 Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey) 2016 Description / Buy
30 Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler) 2016 Description / Buy
31 Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2017 Description / Buy
32 The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2018 Description / Buy
33 The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly) 2018 Description / Buy
34 The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) 2018 Description / Buy
35 The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta) 2018 Description / Buy
36 The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille) 2012 Description / Buy

Megan Abbott Anthologies

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1 A Hell of a Woman 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 2014 Description / Buy
3 Mississippi Noir 2016 Description / Buy
4 The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 2016 Description / 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?

The next book by Megan Abbott is The Turnout and will be released on June, 1st 2021.

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