Publication Order of Boldt/Matthews Books
|Undercurrents||(1988)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Angel Maker||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|No Witnesses||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Beyond Recognition||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Pied Piper||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The First Victim||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Middle of Nowhere||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Art of Deception||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Body of David Hayes||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Chris Klick Books
|Dead Aim||(1988)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Aim for the Heart||(1990)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Concerto in Dead Flat||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Peter Books
|Peter and the Starcatchers||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Peter and the Shadow Thieves||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Peter and the Secret of Rundoon||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Peter and the Sword of Mercy||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Bridge to Never Land||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Kingdom Keepers Books
|The Kingdom Keepers||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Disney at Dawn||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Disney in Shadow||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Power Play||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shell Game||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dark Passage||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Insider||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Never Land Books
|Escape from the Carnivale||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cave of the Dark Wind||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Blood Tide||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Walt Fleming Books
|Killer Weekend||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Killer View||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Killer Summer||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|In Harm's Way||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Steel Trapp Books
Publication Order of Risk Agent Books
|The Risk Agent||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Choke Point||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Red Room||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Kingdom Keepers: The Return Books
Publication Order of Lock and Key Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Never Look Back||(1985)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Blood of the Albatross||(1986)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Seizing of Yankee Green Mall||(1987)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Probable Cause||(1989)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hard Fall||(1991)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Chain of Evidence||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Parallel Lies||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cut and Run||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Science Fair||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
The publishers of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red, written by an author with the pseudonym of Joyce Reardon, Ph. D., invented a beaumont university website to spread the belief of the fictive Rose Red mansion…
He has been asked to write for Disney…
He admits that he is not a solo writer. He prefers working on a collaboration.
He writes in the genre of thriller and children’s fantasy.
But, first things first.
Who is he?
Ridley Pearson, born March 13, 1953, Glen Cove, New York, United States, is among the New York Times bestselling authors, with more than 48 novels. And perhaps most famous for his crime fiction, translated in more than 20 languages in over 70 countries.
He grows up in Connecticut. He starts writing when he is ten. But his first love is music. He attends the Pomfret college preparatory boarding school and he definitely wants to be the leader of a band of musicians. He starts studying pre-medical at the University of Kansas, but he drops out, and it turns to be his life’s greatest regret. He loves science, as he admits.
He goes to college at Brown University, but he never graduates. In the meanwhile, he plays music with his friends at night. They soon realize it is hard being a full-time musician. They have different musical engagements for a long period of time, and playing at a coffe-house one night, they decide to quit. Writing is his second nature. He writes for more than eight years before his first manuscript is bought.
It is “Columbo” TV show that he starts writing scripts that he finally never sells. It is the genre that attracts him. The experience of trial and error leads him to an agent, and Pearson gets Never Look Back published. This is the time when he lives with his parents in Idaho. Now he knows the formula to never give up. Because his conviction is to be a storyteller.
Pearson’s passion for music brings him to Dave Barry, and the Rock Bottom Remainders band. The idea is to show how a bunch of writers can also play music, and it is conceived to be one-night charity. It goes for 20 years. It is also with Barry that both rewrite the story of Peter Pan in “Peter and the Starcatchers”; it sells like napkins, as Pearson likes to joke. That it’s a hit is the fact it’s on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.
Pearson is the first American with Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship at Oxford. He spends there a year. As a visiting don at Wadham College, he makes a research for his books. Some of the mysteries he learns from someone from Scotland Yard who visits the dons at the college.
When he settles in St. Louis with his wife, Marcelle, and two daughters, Storey and Paige, Ridley is joking that St. Louis has everything that Seattle had before Microsoft moved there – museums, universities, brilliant minds.
His favorite sports activities are recreational tree climbing and snowboarding.
It is always real-life events that impress him most. China is a source of inspiration for Pearson to shape the character of John Knox. Becoming aware of the stories of truck drivers from Kuwait, making supplies for Iraq, helps him outline the plot and characters in The Risk Agent suspense series. Knox has a background in security work of high risk. Grace Chu represents the collective model of the ambitious young women of the new generation in China. They both are hired by an international security company to deal with a hostage situation.
Now we come to the point that the publishers of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red, written by an author with the pseudonym of Joyce Reardon, Ph. D. – de facto Ridley Pearson – invent a beaumontuniversity website to spread the belief of the fictive Rose Red mansion. The standalone suspense novel is about Ellen and John Rimbauer and their Rose Red mansion in Washington. Mysterious tragedies occur in the mansion. Ellen is the young bride who starts keeping a diary. She pours her sole into it. It proves to document, in a peculiar way, the aristocratic daily life. The novel has been adapted for television and screen. The movie is warmly recommended to anyone having a ghost-movie library.
The Boldt and Matthews series – Boldt, being a detective in the forensic task force of Seattle, and Matthews a police psychologist are partners in Undercurrents, The Angel Maker, No Witnesses, Beyond Recognition, The First Victim, etc. It is with Undercurrents that Pearson introduces his two characters. They are fusing their professional skills to reveal murderers’ schemes, basing arguments on the evidence at the crime scenes and interrogations. Ridley is a frontrunner in utilizing forensic science (he loves science, remember?) as an essential tool for solving criminal cases. The two characters develop in the sequence of stories and reach even social dimension.
Pearson’s reputation also runs along the lines of a series of young adult adventure novels – Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers. The Toy Story of the Kingdom Keepers is an imagined battle of the good and the villains for control of the Disney Parks. The readers’ age ranges between 8 and 80. Peter and the Starcatchers novel is picked up for a movie by the director of The Hunger Games. The legend says that the adventure novel is launched when Paige, one of Ridley’s daughters, asks her father about how Peter meets Captain Hook. Ridley pens the story, partnering with Dave Barry. As they also collaborate for The Bridge to Neverland, falling in the category of an adventure and fantasy for children and young adults 10+.
Ridley Pearson confesses that, it’s still thrilling of a lifetime to publish books. He keeps a notebook to write ideas down whenever they occur. Sometimes, it can happen that he rewrites a novel nine times. His advice for budding authors is to work with five senses and internal thoughts.
One of Ridley’s oddest activities – to water grass at a real estate development with a million empty houses in California.Book Series In Order » Authors » Ridley Pearson