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David Jackson Books In Order

Publication Order of Callum Doyle Books

Pariah (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Helper (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marked (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cry Baby (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DS Nathan Cody Books

Tapping at My Door (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope to Die (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

David Jackson is one of the acclaimed authors from The United States, who is popular for writing mystery and crime thriller novels. He is particularly well known for writing the Callum Doyle series, featuring the chief protagonist as a police detective from New York named Callum Doyle. Recently, Jackson has started writing a new crime fiction series called as The DS Nathan Cody book series. The first book that author Jackson wrote was published under the title of Pariah. Immediately after its publication, the book felicitated as the Highly Commended Debut book at the Dagger Awards organized by the CWA. The publishing rights of the novel in the UK, are with the Pan Macmillan publication. In addition to the paperback format, this book is also available in the audio format, which, along with the foreign rights has already been sold. After the immense success of his debut book, author Jackson followed it up with 3 more equally exciting ones. For his unique writing style and excellent character and plot descriptions, The Guardian has praised author Jackson by saying that his writings remind the works of Harlan Coben, though Jackson has an upper hand slightly, in comparison to him. Author Jackson has obtained a bachelor’s degree and a PhD. He is happily married and has a couple of daughters. Jackson likes pet animals and he is raising a few of them at his house. With the tremendous success in the initial stage of his writing career, author Jackson believes to have achieved a lot more than he had expected. Now, he enjoys being a full time writer and spends most of his time trying to develop other interesting plots and exciting characters.

Jackson says that he has been influenced to take up writing as a career after reading the successful works of some of the prominent authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Ed McBain, Michael Connelly, Geirge Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, and many others as well. He is said to have received training during his graduation in Social Work, Psychology, Corrections, Law, and Education. On the basis of his vast knowledge, author Jackson has spanned a professional over the last more than 40 years. He began for the first time at the ‘Menninger Clinic’, located in Topeka, Kansas. There, author Jackson was involved in treating emotionally disturbed kids through his Recreational Therapy. Jackson has stated that he had not planned to become a writer, even though he used to enjoy reading a lot. He followed the footsteps of his father and became an academic. As a result, Jackson was involved in carrying out a lot of research work in conference proceedings and newspapers. This experience proved to be of great help to author Jackson while he was writing Pariah. And with its success, he was fortunate enough to get the offer of a 2 book deal from Pan Macmillan. As a means to pay homage to his greatest influence, the 87th Precinct books by Ed McBain, author Jackson has described the home of his protagonist, detective Doyle on the 87th Street. Jackson’s wife is a graphic designer. Apart from his writing schedules, he tries to take out some time to roam on the streets during the nights to look for any needy animals. As far as his second crime fiction series is concerned, author Jackson has mentioned that he is very excited and looks forward to its success as well, just like the Callum Doyle novels.

The Callum Doyle series of novels written by David Jackson is comprised of a total of 4 books, which were released between the years 2011 and 2014. All the books feature Callum Doyle as a detective from New York. The first book of the series is titled as ‘Pariah’. It was first released in 2011 and then republished in 2014 by the Pan Macmillan publishers. At the opening sequence of the story, author Jackson has asked the readers to imagine the condition when someone is being pressured to cut off from the society. Life becomes a living hell when you are forced not to go near your family, friends, and colleagues. In Pariah, he has explained the very same situation wherein death in certain when someone tries to break the rules of Pariah. As the novel starts, Jackson describes the pain in being unable to meet your children and your spouse. You are forced to live away from them and you cannot even go to work. The only environment that you are allowed to have is a claustrophobic room in a hotel, which does not seem to have any escape. You cannot even talk to strangers and make new friends as it might their lives also in danger. Such a situation is described as the ultimate solitary isolation. In such a state, the person becomes desperate for the isolation to end. A time comes when you are willing to sell out your soul just to get a chance to move out. Callum Doyle seems about to go through such a time and get the answers to all the questions. At first, he witnesses his partner’s murder. Then the story proceeds to land Callum Doyle in various difficult situations. He uses his wit and intelligence to come out of every situation. This novel was described as a slick, fast paced, cinematic, edgy, and brilliant story, with action packed and taut prose.

The next novel in this series was published as ‘The Helper’. It was released in 2012 and is set in New York City, New York, The US. At the beginning of this novel, a grisly murder is shown taking place in a bookstore in New York. It is later found out that the murder holds a specific significance for Callum Doyle. The murderer has marked a message on the body of the victim, which seems to be specifically for Doyle. As Callum tries to find out the reason behind it, he gets the first of the many sinister calls. The murderer informs Callum Doyle that he has planned more deaths and agrees to give the clues to each one of them on the condition that he will not share it with anyone. Callum finds himself in a great dilemma. He feels that if he takes one wrong decision, he will miss a deadly killer. Later, numerous other murders take place, each apparently random and increasingly vicious. As a result, the pressure from the public falls on Callum’s shoulders. It becomes extremely important for him to establish the link between the murders as soon as possible and stop the murderer from taking the lives of any other innocent victims.

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