Nelson DeMille Books

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Nelson DeMille is an American author born in 1943 in New York City. DeMille played football and ran track while he was at Elmont Memorial High School. He joined the army shortly after his time at Hofstra University, becoming a First Lieutenant and going to Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam.

Order of Joe Ryker Series

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1The Sniper 1974Description / Buy
2The Hammer of God 1974Description / Buy
3The Agent of Death / The Death Squad 1975Description / Buy
4The Smack Man 1975Description / Buy
5Cannibal 1975Description / Buy
6The Night of the Phoenix 1975Description / Buy

Order of John Corey Series

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1Plum Island 1997Description / Buy
2The Lion's Game 2000Description / Buy
3Night Fall 2004Description / Buy
4Wild Fire 2006Description / Buy
5The Lion 2010Description / Buy
6The Panther 2012Description / Buy
7The Book Case 2012Description / Buy
8Radiant Angel / A Quiet End 2015Description / Buy
9The Maze 2021Description / Buy

Order of John Sutter Series

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1The Gold Coast 1990Description / Buy
2The Gate House 2008Description / Buy

Order of Paul Brenner Series

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1The General's Daughter 1992Description / Buy
2Up Country 2002Description / Buy

Order of Scott Brodie & Maggie Taylor Series

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1The Deserter 2019Description / Buy

Order of Nelson DeMille Standalone Novels

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1The Quest 1975Description / Buy
2By the Rivers of Babylon 1978Description / Buy
3Mayday ( With: Thomas Block) 1979Description / Buy
4Cathedral 1981Description / Buy
5The Talbot Odyssey 1984Description / Buy
6Word of Honor 1985Description / Buy
7The Charm School 1988Description / Buy
8Spencerville 1994Description / Buy
9The Cuban Affair 2017Description / Buy

Order of Nelson DeMille Short Stories/Novellas

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1Death Benefits (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy
2Rendezvous (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy
3Getaway (Short Story) ( With: Lisa Scottoline) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2011Description / Buy
2Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box) 2012Description / Buy
3The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman) 2012Description / Buy
4The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen) 2012Description / Buy
5The Book Case 2012Description / Buy
6An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2012Description / Buy
7Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link) 2012Description / Buy
8The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner) 2013Description / Buy
9Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell) 2013Description / Buy
10The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor) 2013Description / Buy
11What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook) 2014Description / Buy
12Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey) 2014Description / Buy
13The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2014Description / Buy
14The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye) 2014Description / Buy
15The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow) 2014Description / Buy
16The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2014Description / Buy
17Book Club (Short Story) ( By: Loren D. Estleman) 2014Description / Buy
18It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane) 2014Description / Buy
19The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry) 2014Description / Buy
20The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2015Description / Buy
21The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott) 2015Description / Buy
22Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady) 2015Description / Buy
23Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2015Description / Buy
24Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina) 2015Description / Buy
25From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart) 2015Description / Buy
26The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin) 2016Description / Buy
27Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2016Description / Buy
28Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler) 2016Description / Buy
29Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey) 2016Description / Buy
30The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W Hall) 2016Description / Buy
31Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2017Description / Buy
32The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2018Description / Buy
33Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson) 2018Description / Buy
34The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) 2018Description / Buy
35The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta) 2018Description / Buy
36The 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)2011Description / Buy
9Book Club (Short Story) ( By: Loren D. Estleman)2014Description / Buy
10The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor)2013Description / Buy
11The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner)2013Description / Buy
12Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell)2013Description / Buy
13What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook)2014Description / Buy
14It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane)2014Description / Buy
15The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow)2014Description / Buy
16Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey)2014Description / Buy
17The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson)2014Description / Buy
18The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye)2014Description / Buy
19The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine)2014Description / Buy
20The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry)2015Description / Buy
21The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott)2015Description / Buy
22From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart)2015Description / Buy
23Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina)2015Description / Buy
24Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter)2016Description / Buy
25Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady)2015Description / Buy
26Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates)2015Description / Buy
27The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)2016Description / Buy
28The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W Hall)2016Description / Buy
29Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey)2016Description / Buy
30Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler)2016Description / Buy
31Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale)2017Description / Buy
32The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd)2018Description / Buy
33The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly)2018Description / Buy
34The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler)2018Description / Buy
35The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta)2018Description / Buy
36The Book Case2012Description / Buy

Nelson DeMille Anthologies

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1 A Poison That Leaves No Trace: With Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle2002Description / Buy
2 In the Shadow of the Master2003Description / Buy
3 The Best American Mystery Stories 20042004Description / Buy
4 Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead2011Description / Buy
5 The Rich and the Dead2011Description / Buy
6 MatchUp2017Description / Buy
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DeMille eventually returned to Hofstra University and received his degree in Political Science and history.

Nelson DeMille’s first Major novel (By the Rivers of Babylon) was published in 1978; since then, he has written numerous detective and mystery novels all of which are still in print. DeMille writes in the first person. As such, his works are not that hard to follow because his plot lines are normally very linear. If you have read his books, you will notice that most of them have a lot of sarcasm and dry humor.

Additionally, DeMille’s books almost always end inconclusively, leaving a lot of loose threads for the reader to think about. The author has a preference for Long Island as a setting in his novels, probably because of how long he has lived there. Because DeMille writes his novels longhand on legal pads with a pencil, and because of all the research he normally injects into each novel, it normally takes the author an estimated 16 months to produce a book.

Nelson DeMille Books Into Movies

Nelson DeMille has had the honor of seeing three of his books receive movie adaptations, namely: The General’s Daughter in 1999, Word of Honor in 2003 and Mayday in 2005.

Best Nelson DeMille Books

Nelson DeMille has made a name for himself for writing some truly suspenseful books, this along with breaking away from the norm of capping stories off with typical Hollywood movie endings, some of the best books in Nelson’s bibliography including the following:

The General’s Daughter: Not only is Captain Ann Campbell the pride of Fort Hadley, but the West Point Graduate is also daughter to General ‘Fighting Joe’ Campbell. An explosively political case erupts when Ann is found dead and naked on the firing range.

Paul Brenner is the investigator brought in to make sense of the situation. A member of an elite undercover investigative unit, Brenner team up with rape specialist Cynthia Sunhill in order to find the culprit.

The fact that Brenner and Sunhill once had a tempestuous affair only complicates matters; and in investigating Ford Hadley’s Golden Girl, the duo is surprised to discover just how many people Ann was sexually and emotionally involved with.

Underneath the pressed uniforms and honor codes of the military, Brenner and Sunhill begin to uncover corruption.

Every army veteran that has read this Nelson DeMille book is shocked by how accurate his representation of life in the military is. The book delves into the brutal murder of a General’s daughter, though the goings-on of the military quickly take center-stage.

Nelson should be praised for tackling the attitude surrounding women at West Point, this along with the uncomfortable elements of corruption writhing underneath. There are characters in the book that are so depraved they will shock some readers, and the problem of men and women serving side by side is brought into stark focus.

It is should be noted that, as dark as things get, there is still a surprising amount of humor in this book, especially the banter between Brenner and Sunhill.

The Charm School: There are young KGB agents being taught how to model citizens in the USA by American Prisoners of War. The sinister operation is taking place in the Russian Woods at Borodino, in a place called Mrs. Ivanova’s Charm School.

The Soviet Union has plans to infiltrate the United States, and they want to do so undetected; when an unsuspecting American Tourist stumbles upon this operation, he sets in motion events that begin to unveil the savagery and treachery inside the Soviet Union.

The Charm School is an intensely chilling thriller. The book moves at a very fast pace and it paints a vivid image of life in the Soviet Union. The characters are very well-defined; the horrific secret deep in the woods makes for a white-knuckle ending.

Some readers have complained that the book is a little too wordy, but that doesn’t take away from the intrigue of this spy thriller. This is the perfect book for anyone new to Nelson DeMille’s work and who would like to begin reading his novels.

When Does The Next Nelson DeMille book come out?

The next book by Nelson DeMille is The Maze and will be released on December, 7th 2021. It is the newest book in the John Corey Series.

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