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Publication Order of Claire Montrose Books

Circles of Confusion (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Square in the Face (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart-Shaped Box (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Diamonds (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Girl, Stolen Books

Girl, Stolen (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Count All Her Bones (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Point Last Seen Books

The Body in the Woods (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Will Tell (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Triple Threat Books

with Lis Wiehl
Face of Betrayal (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hand of Fate (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of Ice (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eyes of Justice (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Learning to Fly (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shock Point (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torched (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night She Disappeared (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl I Used to Be (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lonely Dead (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run, Hide, Fight Back (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the White Van (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing with Fire (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eyes of the Forest (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Truths and a Lie (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl Forgotten (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stay Dead (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

April Henry, who has a laundry list of bestselling literary works under her belt, is an American penwoman. Henry, who is a quinquagenarian, was born in April 1959 in Portland upon Oregon, in the United States. The novelist is an alumna of Oregon State University wherein she pursued a business degree. Henry, who is a past master at martial arts particularly Kungfu and has been a German translator and her literary work has been translated into many languages.

April Henry, whose niche is especially mysteries and thrillers and young adult, has authored series of books and standalone novels totaling over twenty. Henry’s target market is particularly teenagers and adults. She has been an ardent reader since she was three years old. Henry credits her mother, named Nora Henry, for teaching the then young girl alphabets, albeit using the conventional flash cards. Their family stayed in a poor neighborhood; as such, it was not financially stable but a well-stocked local library, wherein she whiled her time away, stood her in good stead.

Early Writing Career
April Henry’s writing career predates her teenage. Henry penned a well-received short story while she was merely a twelve-year-old child. Prompted her father, Hank Henry, April Henry sent it to the late British writer-cum-poet Roald Dahl. Author Dahl, who was mesmerized by it, shared it with his family and they all loved it. The story found its way to an editor working with the Puffin Post, a children-oriented British publication. It was published and the rest is history.

Despite the effortless and unexpected success, a writing career did not appeal to April Henry. Hard on the heels of graduating, she hopped from one job to another, and, ultimately, ended up working in a health facility wherein human suffering and death was a norm. It happened that as she was figuring how to act and react to the facility’s events, she chanced upon a poorly penned book. Believing that she stood a better chance of writing a book unlike the writer of the shoddy book, she started writing her own. The quest ushered Henry into literary circles.

To sum it up, April Henry, who is a full-time scribbler, went ahead to write for notable organizations among them the cardiac care-oriented American Heart Association, California-based Kaiser Permanente, and healthcare information-oriented HealthLink. She has been writing full-time since early 2008 and, like most prospective authors, witnessed a quick succession of rejection letters before she got her literary foothold.

Section on Books
Basically, April Henry’s books revolve around girls in dilemmas. Henry, who has co-written two series of books with lawyer-cum author Lis Wiehl, debuted in the late 1990s. Henry’s debut novel, which is the first one in the Claire Montrose series, has five editions. The first edition of this debut was originally published in February 1999, titled Circles of Confusion. This series of books is shelved under the mystery genre, specifically the cozy mystery sub-genre.

Claire Montrose is the featured protagonist in April Henry’s book Circles of Confusion. Meet protagonist Claire Montrose. Montrose, a self-effacing amateur detective, is intelligent, tall, youthful, and somewhat slender. April Henry’s debut, Circles of Confusion, revolves around a wonderful painting dating back to the Second World War which Montrose chances upon among her deceased aunt’s belongings. The painting, which an art specialist brushes aside apparently for its lack of monetary value, suddenly arouses interest among shadowy figures that start trailing Montrose. It is a situation that will either make or break Montrose’s welfare, and the novel has been nominated for prestigious literary awards.

April Henry Awards
Author April Henry has clinched several awards and been nominated for many others. For instance, her debut novel has been nominated twice. In 2000, Circles of Confusion was nominated of the Anthony Award in the Best First Novel category. In 1999, the same book was nominated for the Agatha Award, still in the Best First Novel grouping.

In 2013, April Henry’s 2013 book titled The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die was nominated for the Oregon Spirit Book Award, in the Young Adult category. In 2017, April Henry was nominated for the Edgar Award, in the Best Young Adult category; she was nominated for the said award courtesy of her 2016 book entitled The Girl I Used to Be.

In 2002, April Henry published a novel entitled Learning to Fly. Incidentally, this book was, in 2003, nominated for the Oregon Book Award, in the Novel category, wherein it ultimately finished as a finalist. Henry published a novel titled Shock Point in 2006; this novel was nominated for the Philadelphia’s Young Readers Choice Award wherein it was among the finalists. In 2015, this book was also nominated for the Missouri Gateway Readers Award. In 2014, Henry’s 2014 book titled The Body in the Woods was nominated for the Oregon Spirit Book Award, under the Young Adults category.

April Henry Books into Films
Two books authored by April Henry have been earmarked for filming projects. The first one is the novel titled Girl, Stolen; this book, which Henry published in 2010 and is the first one in the Girl, Stolen series, was optioned by a production company. The second one is The Night She Disappeared, which Henry published in 2012. This one has been optioned too.

Best April Henry Books
The following are the best books ever written by novelist April Henry. The first one is called Circles of Confusion; it has been discussed previously. The second one is called Girl, Stolen. It features Cheyenne Wilder, a blind and pneumonic teenager who undergoes a nightmarish experience when she is mistakenly abducted after their family car is stolen.

The third one is titled The Girl I Used to Be. This book features protagonist Olivia Reinhart (previously known as Ariel Benson), who is a teenage orphan. Over a decade previously, Reinhart’s mother was killed in what was reportedly uxoricide. Reinhart’s father, the presumed suspect, allegedly bolted but Reinhart realizes it was double murder–her father died alongside her mother. Reinhart is hellbent on finding out who killed them, provided she can outwit and outpace the anonymous killer.

Other Books Series You May Like
Readers who liked April Henry’s books also enjoyed the following series of books. The first one is titled Kelling & Bittersohn series authored by Charlotte MacLeod. This series features Boston-based protagonists Max Bittersohn and Sarah Kelling; the former is an art investigator while the latter is a socialite. The second one is titled Berger and Mitry series, authored by David Handler. The featured protagonists, Mitch Berger and Des Mitry, are a film reviewer and police officer, respectively. The third one is called Jacqueline Kirby series, penned by Elizabeth Peters. This features protagonist Jacqueline Kirby alias Jake; she worked in a library in the run-up to becoming a famed writer. Kirby’s pastime is unraveling mysteries.

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2 Responses to “April Henry”

  1. Turesa: 7 months ago

    I love your books. I really am very grateful for the opportunity to have a way to give you a comment. I also would like to say my daughter she loves everyone of your books I hope maybe someday she might get the chance to be sent a autographed book from you her self. Thanks again

    , Turesa

  2. Faith Davis: 1 year ago

    love your books


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