Publication Order of Dr. Alan Gregory Books
|Privileged Information||(1991)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Private Practices||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Higher Authority||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Harm's Way||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Remote Control||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Critical Conditions||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Manner of Death||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cold Case||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Program||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Warning Sings||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Best Revenge||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Blinded||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Missing Persons||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Kill Me||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dry Ice||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dead Time||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Siege||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Last Lie||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Line of Fire||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Compound Fractures||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Stephen White Biography:
Stephen White, author of more than a dozen books that have become New York Times Bestsellers, was born in Long Island, New York, United States of America, in 1951. He spent his growing-up years in New York, New Jersey, and in Southern California. He enrolled at the University of California campuses in Irvine and Los Angeles. He majored in creative writing but stopped after three weeks. It is in Berkeley that he graduated in 1972.
Before graduating from Berkeley, Stephen White learned to pilot a small plane. He worked at Universal Studios as a tour guide, as cook and waiter in a restaurant in Berkeley, and as a bar tender in Boulder, Colorado.
Stephen White, The Clinical Psychologist
In 1979, Stephen White was conferred Ph.D. degree by the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research paper on the psychological effects of marital problems especially on men appeared in Psychological Bulletin. It was also featured in professional journals and some books, making him asan authority in the field of clinical psychology.
White was employed by public and private institutions after he received his doctorate degree. He served at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Later, he worked at The Children’s Hospital in Denver. It is while working here that he began focusing on the cancer patients in the hospital’s pediatric ward.
While working at The Children’s Center, he met Jonathan Kellerman, another pediatric psychologist working in Los Angeles. Stephen White and Jonathan Kellerman were two among a dozen psychologists specializing in pediatric oncology or children’s cancer at that time.
Stephen White’s Writing Career
Writing seems to be in Stephen’s blood considering that his older brother, Richard, is also a writer. His two well known books were Railroaded and Ahanagran. The first book recounts the history of transcontinental railroad and how it changed the lives of Americans and the face of America. The second book tells the story of their mother’s life from her life as a child in Ireland until she came to America. Richard received a grant and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Stephen went on to follow his older brother’s footsteps as a writer but on different topics. In 1989, Stephen began writing his first book, Privileged Information. This became the first book of the Dr. Alan Gregory Series, which now has 20 books.
The Dr. Alan Gregory Series
Stephen White became famous for his Dr. Alan Gregory Series, which is composed of 20 books that are psychological thrillers. These novels became best sellers and have been loved by many readers. The novels feature Dr. Alan Gregory, a psychologist, as the major character and in a few books, as a minor character. The setting is always in Boulder, Colorado, where the author has practiced and resided.
The plot of the novels revolves around Dr. Alan Gregory and people close to him, and his patients. A murder is committed and Dr. Gregory starts to solve the crime. To many, the plot looks simple but the author’s ability to create dialog plus his broad experience and knowledge on how the human mind works make his books always a good read.
First and Second Books in the Dr. Alan Gregory Series
This first book in the Dr. Alan Gregory series tackles the issue about privileged information between doctor and patient. In this novel, Dr. Gregory’s patient, a woman, died of overdose, a suicide. During the investigation, he was caught between his obligation to help the authorities solve the case by providing information about the patient and remaining true to his patients by keeping the information private. Then, several of his patients died and he became the primary suspect. He got hold of a patient’s diary that will clear his name but he still has reservations because the diary contains privileged information.
The novel has lots of turns and twists, making it a great suspense thriller. The first book received good reviews and a warm welcome from the reading public. Despite the fact that Stephen White did not plan to write a series, it just seems fit to add another sequel to Dr. Alan Gregory’s book and this resulted to the birth of the Book 2 in the series, Private Practices.
In this novel, Alan Gregory and his partner, Dr. Diane Estevez, were invaded by a man blaming the psychotherapist, Diane Estevez, for his wife’s decision to divorce him. It moved into the deaths of two witnesses in a grand jury. With Detective Sam Purdy, Dr. Gregory struggles to put together the puzzle that broke the peace in the Rocky Mountain.
How His Work Affected His Books
Stephen White’s books are psychological thrillers. The fact that he is a practicing clinical psychologist helped in his presentation of his characters and in the writing of the dialogs. Dr. Alan Gregory does not represent Stephen White. But this character has the benefit of Stephen’s knowledge regarding the things that motivate humans to act in certain ways and through this, Dr. Alan Gregory becomes a believable character.
The excellent dialogs that can be found in his novels are attributed to his actual practice. He has listened to patients’ monologue during work hours every day and these gave him bases on how the patients in his book speak an act. To him, this is a great training ground for a writer to perfect the dialogues in his book.
After Stephen White has written the 20th book in his series, he plans to make it his last book. Unlike in other mystery series where the books just stopped from coming, he wants a book to signal the end of the series, and this, he tried to convey in his last book.
Stephen White, as an author, grew up with each book in the series, and with each new book he starts, he gains better perspectives as a writer and as a person. He does not expect his books to be made into movies, nor does he believe that he would be recognized by his fans. There were offers to make his book into a movie but they never materialized. But he is more than happy to know that his name will be remembered because Dr. Alan Gregory and Detective Sam Purdue will always stir the name “Stephen White” in everyone’s memory.Book Series In Order » Authors » Stephen White