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Publication Order of Assassin Bug Books

Pest Control (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Exterminators (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rick Shannon Books

Radio Activity (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Highway 61 Resurfaced (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Transplant Tetralogy Books

The Organ Grinders (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart Seizure (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Human Resources (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Perfect Harvest (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Transplant Tetralogy Books

Heart Seizure(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Human Resources(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Organ Grinders(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Perfect Harvest(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Cross Dressing (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fender Benders (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Slim & Howdy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

About Bill Fitzhugh

The American author Bill Fitzhugh is well known and equally well regarded for his many mystery and thriller novels. Creating scores of taut and lean mystery thrillers, he’s also sought after for his wit and humor, writing numerous entertaining and funny stories. Pushing the genre in ever single direction he possibly can, he really knows how to make the most out of each of his books. Keeping the reader continually hooked throughout, he makes sure to keep them guessing constantly to the very last page.

Setting himself apart in a league of his own, he has managed to make himself a household name all over the world. Reaching readers far and wide, he really takes the art-form to bold new heights, all while allowing his work to essentially speak for itself. Getting straight to the heart of exactly what it is that he wants to say, he allows the story to really come alive off of the page. This approach to storytelling has seen him gain a global following, with many of his readers returning time and time again.

It’s also his numerous series that stand testament to his skills as a writer, creating stories that are easy to relate to. The characters he creates are also a key part of this success, as they essentially come alive off of the page for the reader. Writing in a highly visual and vivid manner, he has an approach to writing that really ensures he set a strong image in the mind of his audience. With a lot more to come, he definitely wont be finishing up any time soon either, with lots more books planned for the future.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, on the 1st of January in 1955, the author to be Bill Fitzhugh would grow up in the United States. Raised with a keen interest in literature from an early age, he would work on developing his craft and passion from early on. Growing up he would refine and hone his craft, establishing his voice and what he wanted to say as an author and storyteller.

Prior to becoming a writer he would work as a radio DJ during the seventies and eighties, working at several FM radio rock stations across the states. Going on to write screenplays as well, he’d heavily draw upon his own life for inspiration, taking it and putting it all back into his work. Currently living in Los Angeles with his wife, he continues to write on a regular basis, as well as collect records.

Writing Career

The first novel Bill Fitzhugh would write was titled ‘Pest Control,’ which was written back in 1996, and would become the first novel in his ‘Assassin Bug’ series. His other two series would be called the ‘Transplant Tetralogy’ and his ‘DJ Rick Shannon’ series of mystery novels. He would also write a number of stand-alone novels, the first of which came out in 2000 titled ‘Cross Dressing,’ followed by ‘Fender Benders’ in 2001.

Later, in 2008, he would also write alongside fellow authors Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, bringing out ‘The Adventures of Slim and Howdy.’ Rated by The New York Times, he’s known for combining comedy with mystery, making for an engaging and thrilling combination. Working as a screenwriter as well, he continues to maintain a profile both online and off, with a lot more still to come.

Highway 61 Resurfaced

Coming out on the 1st of April back in 2005, this would first arrive through the ‘William Morrow and Company’ imprint. The second book in the ‘Rick Shannon’ series of novels, it would carry on from the previous title with another mystery set in the same world. Following on, it’s a stand-alone mystery thriller with a humorous undertone, making it a more than enjoyable and entertaining read.

Looking for one-time legendary blues producer Tucker Woolfolk, his granddaughter Lollie Woolfolk, a Southern Belle, tasks PI Rick Shannon with finding him. But then, once he’s found, just one day later he’s murdered along with Tucker’s partner, and Lollie has disappeared, leading to another woman turning up claiming to be the real Lollie. Their investigation leads to some fabled blues recording sessions with some legendary musicians, as blues scholars have searching for them for over fifty years. Would anybody really murder for them though, can the two of them discover the truth behind it all, and what will happen with Highway 61 resurfaced?

While this is easily accessible to newcomers, fans of the previous novel will also find plenty to enjoy as well. Providing another mystery for Rick Shannon, there’s a lot funny and entertaining moments in this richly engrossing thriller novel. Taking the concept of a radio DJ manage private investigations as a side business, it has a lot to offer, as Fitzhugh draws from his own life for inspiration.

A Perfect Harvest

The fourth book in the ‘Transplant Tetralogy,’ this would initially come out in 2021 on the 12th of August through ‘Farrago Books’ to much acclaim. Following on thematically from the previous books, the novels themselves don’t need to be read in any particular order specifically. Each story is stand-alone, each with satirical moments of humor surrounding the topic of organ transplants and what this means within society.

Hoping to make meaning from his own impending death, Miguel Padilla has been given a terminal-diagnosis at just thirty-five years of age. Seeking to donate a kidney in order to save the life of another, he then decides to donate everything he possibly can. What then transpires is a whirlwind, as legal ethics are debate in public, along with a social-media and very public storm surrounding the issue. Where will it all end, can Miguel ever hope to make sense of it all, and what will finally become of a perfect harvest?

There’s a lot of interesting elements running throughout this novel, with it being a sharply tuned satire with a lot to say. Really taking its concept to the limit, it makes the most of its premise, as the story is highly engaging, with well written characters. Keeping the audience glued to the page, there’s so much here to enjoy, with all its twists and turns towards its final epic conclusion.

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