Publication Order of Ty Hauck Books
|The Dark Tide||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Don't Look Twice||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Reckless||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|One Mile Under||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Women’s Murder Club Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|The Jester||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Lifeguard||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Judge and Jury||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Blue Zone||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Eyes Wide Open||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|15 Seconds||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|No Way Back||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Everything to Lose||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The One Man||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The One Man||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Andrew Gross is an American writer and author born in 1952. He is known for his detective and thriller novels. He has had four books make the NYT best sellers list. He is well known by fans or his collaborations and joint books with the highly popular writer James Patterson. His novels feature themes of close family bonds, as well as relationships that are often involve the themes of loss or betrayal. He imbues his works with flairs of emotion and connected links to crimes, as well as focusing on cover-ups.
The author grew up in New York, attending Barnard, a private school for boys. His father along with his grandfather on the maternal side were successful at manufacturing clothing and Leslie Fay Companies is now the family business, the name of the company being devoted to their mother. Gross graduated from the Vermont College Middlebury with an English degree in 1974. Later, he was put in touch with a girl named Lynn on a blind date in 1979. She would become his wife. Three years later, they were married. Gross got a Masters degree from Columbia University in Business Policy in 1982. He worked two years as a buyer of dresses in Denver and opened a restaurant that serves stew and soup called Ebeneezer’s. He did eventually return to working for the family company.
In 1984 he went to work for Head NV Sportswear. Five years later the company was the primary leader of upscale ski and tennis gear in the U.S. and also doing extremely well in Europe. Gross then left to get back to work at his family’s company which was raking in nearly a billion in annual sales. He left the company in 1991 partly due to issues with having so many family members around and the finer aspects and challenges of working in a family run business. He eventually left that job to follow up on opportunities of his own at the boutique tennis and golf brand Le Coq Sportif as well as a Canadian Skiwear company. The gig did not last long and kicked off Gross’s journey towards a writing career.
Gross began his writing career by attending the Writers Program hosted at the University of Iowa. The draft for his political thriller and first book Hydra took him three years total to finish. He sent it to multiple publishers and agents and got rejected. He was giving up hope when he got connected with a call from none other than James Patterson. They got together and discussed concepts for what became the popular series Women’s Murder Club. Patterson had received Gross’s unpublished manuscript from his publishing house’s head with a note that said Gross wrote women well. In under a week, Gross and Patterson had formed a partnership together. They have worked together writing books for the Women’s Murder Club and went off into different themes together as well, authoring the bestsellers together The Jester, Lifeguard, and lastly Judge and Jury.
Gross pursued a writing career solo in 2006 and his book The Blue Zone went to the top of the bestseller list for the New York Times in 2007. His follow up book The Dark Tide was named Thriller of the Year by the Int.’l Thriller Writers Association. It featured the detective Ty Hauck a fictional character from Greenwich, Connecticut who becomes the main character of his subsequent best selling books, Reckless and Don’t Look Twice. Gross stopped writing the character for a while, but returned to Ty Hauck in January 2014. A book featuring the detective will be out in 2015.
Women’s Murder Club: 2nd Chance
The second book in the series is written by Gross and Patterson and features Lindsay Boxer, a Homicide Lieutenant. She is still getting over the loss of her partner and is getting back to the force when she is called in and assigned to investigate a series of murders. The victims include an eleven year old girl as well as an elderly woman. She begins to investigate and finds a connection to the a jail and hate gang called the Chimera. After another officer is murdered, shot to death, and Lindsay Boxer’s boss is murdered as well, the trail starts to pick up. All roads are leading to ex-cop Frank Coombs.
To make things more complex for the members of the crime solving ladies’ club, Claire becomes a potential target for the killer, Jill is pregnant, Cindy has begun to date the murdered girl’s pastor and most unexpectedly at all, Lindsay’s father shows up out of nowhere. Lindsay chases the trail of Frank as well as Rusty Coombs. Lindsay follows Rusty to a tower on a college campus. Will she figure out who the killer is before it’s too late? The book packs plenty of thrills and suspenseful moments, with a theme of revenge and hate that makes it a unique read.
Women’s Murder Club: 3rd Degree
The follow up to the second book in the series, Lindsay must rush to save survivors of a blast when a family house blows up. This time her foe is called the August Spies, a group of killers who have a vow to murder every three days. Over and over, they choose to target political figures. Lindsay must team up with the San Francisco Police Department, Claire the Medical Examiner, Cindy the Chronicle Reporter, and Jill the Assistant District Attorney to tackle the case and find the culprit. But not all of their team may make it out alive.
But the case continues to be cracked, leading the remaining ladies to find a lead in the case and break open a cover up that happened years ago and just might be tied to the origin of the August Spies. Lindsay continues to follow up clues and gets deeper involved with Deputy Director of Homeland Security and FBI Liaison Joe Molinari. While working on the case, Lindsay takes some time out for a personal life and goes on a date with Joe. The second date goes well and is at Lindsay’s apartment where they have plans for dinner. They end up skipping dinner and going straight to the bedroom.Book Series In Order » Authors » Andrew Gross