Chris Mooney Books In Order

Publication Order of Darby McCormick Books

The Missing (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Friend (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Room (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soul Collectors (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear the Dark (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Malcolm Fletcher Books

The Killing House (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Deviant Ways (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Without End (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remembering Sarah (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

Falling (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Chris Mooney is a critically acclaimed novelist from the United States of America. He has been nominated multiple times for various prestigious awards for his writings in the mystery and thriller genres. The most notable works of Chris Mooney include the Darby McCormick series and the Malcolm Fletcher thrillers. His writings have been so much successful that many famous authors have labelled him as one of the best thriller writers today. Authors like Lee Child and Michael Connelly praised him as a wonderful writer. Chris is internationally famous for all of his eight thriller novels from the Malcolm Fletcher and the Darby McCormick series’. His portrayal of the characters of Malcolm Fletcher as a former FBI profiler and currently the most wanted fugitive, and Darby McCormick as a CSI working for the Boston Police Department are liked by many readers worldwide.

Chris Mooney’s books have been instant bestsellers in more than thirteen countries and have been selected by International Book of the month Club a number of times. His books have been nominated for the Edgar and the Barry Awards in the Best Novel categories by the Mystery Writers’ Association of America. The novels written by Chris Mooney have been translated in more than 20 languages worldwide and sold a large of copies all over. Chris was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, The United States of America. After graduation, he began pursuing his hobby of writing novels and after a little struggle, came up with interesting novels that helped him to establish his name in the list of world-famous mystery writers. Chris Mooney now lives in Boston along with his wife and son. He teaches writing courses to the students at the Harvard Extension School and continues his writing for his upcoming novels in the Darby McCormick and the Malcolm Fletcher series’. The book series, Darby McCormick comprises of five extremely successful novels published from 2007 to 2015. The books have been published by the Atria Books and the Penguin Books. The series introduces protagonist Darby McCormick as an intelligent lady working in a crime lab in Boston as a crime scene investigator.

The first novel of the Darby McCormick series was titled ‘The missing’ and was published in the year 2007 by Atria Books. The plot of the novel is set in Boston, where Darby McCormick works as a CSI in the Boston Police Department. When Darby a teenager in her high school days, she had encountered a violent killer while partying in the woods along with her friends. Upon finding witnesses of his crime, the killer had violently silenced them, but Darby was lucky to survive on that day. After more than a couple of decades, Darby works out her way to become a crime scene investigator for the Boston Police Department. The first case that she comes across is of a woman who gets abducted in the night. While investigating, Darby comes to know about a number of other women who had been abducted in a similar fashion, some very recently and some in the past. The crucial clues lead her to a criminal who is infamously called as the Traveler. Darby has to face her frightening past once again as the killer continues to hunt other women and keep their voices silent. The first time when she faced the criminal, Darby was out in the woods along with her two best friends on the occasion of her sixteenth birthday. When she was being chased by the killer for witnessing a woman getting tortured and beaten to death, Darby gets saved by her father, ‘Big Red’, who was a local police officer. Big Red made her feel safe and promised her to find the killer and bring justice t the victims. He was her real hero who inspired her to join the police department and get over her fear of criminals.

While investigating her first case, she learns that the women who became the victims in the past included her childhood best friends. Those were the same girls with whom Darby was partying in the woods and had witnessed the criminal in his crime. Soon, she realizes that she still on the hunt by the killer and this time she is on her own as her father no more to help her. With utter determination and bravery, Darby moves ahead with the investigation and finds important clues that link her father to the criminal. She is in a dilemma and does not know who to trust as she struggles to get hold of the criminal. But she does not lose hope and continues her fight to save herself from the ruthless criminal. The novel was very well appreciated by all the readers as well as the critics. Chris Mooney was praised by the fellow authors for his hard work in bringing out a thriller novel. The novel was regarded as a razor-sharp thriller by well-known magazines and this motivated Chris to come up a number of other thrilling novels. The publishers, Penguin Books sponsored a contest 30-40 second film making contest based on the novel and the winning film was allowed to feature at the Odeon Leicester Square, the biggest cinema in the United Kingdom.

The second novel of the Darby McCormick series was titled ‘The Secret Friend’ and was published in the year 2008 by Penguin Books. The sequel depicted the plot where two girls are found dead in a river and two tiny statues of the Virgin Mary are found from their clothing. CSI Darby McCormick begins her hunt for the killer when the Judith Chen is found floating in Boston Harbor. The murder is linked to the missing case of Emma Hale, whose dead body is recovered after several months. While studying the evidences from the Hale investigation, Darby comes in contact with Malcolm Fletcher, who is a former FBI agent and the most wanted fugitive in Boston, in connection to a series of murders. She gets into a deadly cat and mouse chase with the killer and uncovers links to the past, after one more girl goes missing. It is revealed that the killer likes to speak to the abducted girls as their secret friend and kills them later. Emma Hale was a Harvard student and the daughter of one of the most powerful men of Boston. Her body gets recovered from the Charles river. Judith Chen was also a student and her body too is found floating in a river in a fashion similar to that of Emma’s. Darby suspects Fletcher to be working with Emma’s father and believes that he knows the connection between the death of the two girls as well as the killer. She comes across deadly secrets while trying to bring the criminal to justice. Chris Mooney got the inspiration to write this novel from an image in which he imagines Darby McCormick to be looking through a Boston penthouse when the lights go off suddenly. Darby turns around to find Fletcher standing behind her in the dark. Chris developed the entire novel based on this imagination. The novel turned out to be one of the best crime novels and a true page turner. Its plot is quite intriguing and the readers are forced to feel the highs and lows filled with suspense. The success of the novel knew no bounds and became an ultimate hit worldwide.

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