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Publication Order of Level 26 Books

with Anthony E. Zuiker
Dark Origins (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Prophecy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Revelations (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Charlie Hardie Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wheelman (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Dead Men (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blonde (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Severance Package (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Expiration Date (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Canary (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revolver (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unbelievably Boring Bartholomew (With: James Patterson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
California Bear (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Werewolf by Night: In the Blood (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ex-Con Volume 1: Fading Lights (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation (With: Jody Houser) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakneck (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshot Definitive Edition (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: Twitch (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Redhead (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Birds of Prey Books

Birds of Prey, Volume 1 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds of Prey, Volume 2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds of Prey, Volume 3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds of Prey, Volume 4: The Cruelest Cut (By: Scott McDaniel,Jonathan Glapion,Julio Ferreira,Graham Nolan,Christy Marx,Oclair Albert,Robson Rocha,Miguel Sepúlveda,Vicente Cifuentes,James Tynion IV,Romano Molenaar,Sandu Florea) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds of Prey, Volume 5: Soul Crisis (By: Scott McDaniel,Jonathan Glapion,Julio Ferreira,Jordi Tarragona,Christy Marx,Oclair Albert,Robson Rocha,Vicente Cifuentes,Romano Molenaar,Daniel Sampere,Travis Moore,Marc Deering) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bloodshot Books

Bloodshot, Volume 1 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshot, Volume 2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshot, Volume 3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshot, Volume 4 (By: Christos Gage) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshot, Volume 5 (By: Christos Gage) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshot, Volume 6 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cable Books

with Craig Kyle
Cable, Volume 1 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cable, Volume 2 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cable, Volume 3 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cable, Volume 4 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster Books

Godzilla, Volume 1 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Godzilla, Volume 2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Godzilla, Volume 3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Judge Dredd Books

Judge Dredd, Volume 1 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dredd, Volume 2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dredd, Volume 3 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dredd, Volume 4 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dredd, Volume 5 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dredd, Volume 6 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dredd, Volume 7 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Black Hood Books

The Black Hood, Vol. 1 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Hood, Vol. 2 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Hood, Vol. 3 (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Immortal Iron Fist Books

by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 1 (By: Ed Brubaker) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Immortal Iron Fist (By: Ed Brubaker) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 2 (By: Ed Brubaker) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 3 (By: Matt Fraction) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 4 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 5 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal Weapons (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of X Books

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Frauds, Scams, and Cons (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Here's a Stick-Up (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Encyclopedia of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy's Guide (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Book O' Beer (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories Books

with Lawrence Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Megan Abbott, Andrew Vachss, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories (With: Lawrence Block,Joe R. Lansdale,Joyce Carol Oates,Megan Abbott,Andrew Vachss,Francine Prose,Jonathan Santlofer) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black DahliaWhite Rose (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Damn Near Dead(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimes of Dr. Watson(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Year: Stories to Die For...(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadpool Classic, Vol. 1(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philadelphia Noir(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atomic Noir(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
In The Dark(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimespree Magazine #58(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadpool Classic Companion(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Carpenter's Tales for a HalloweeNight: Volume 4(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
For the Sake of the Game(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Home in the Dark(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speculative Los Angeles(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshot 50 Project(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bare Bones #7: Summer 2021(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Carpenter's Tales for a HalloweeNight: Volume 7(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bare Bones #9: Winter 2022(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Duane Swierczynski was born on 22 February 1972. He is an American Crime Writer who is famously known for many of his non-fiction novels, books, and comics. Duane was born in Frankford, a town neighboring Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After leaving the small town in the 1990’s, he finally managed to move in a small town located in the Northeastern parts of Philadelphia. As an author, Duane has written a total of 6 non-fiction novels such as the Big Bad Book, The Big Book and the This is a Stick Up. Apart from being an author, he has also served as an editor at Details and Men’s Health. He also worked as an editor at the Philadelphia City Paper for some time.

The Secret Dead Men was his very first crime fiction novel and was published by Pointblank in the year 2005. Ever since he has managed to add a total of nine novels. Most of his works draw mostly on the crime noir themes and also make frequent use of the femmes fatal. In the year 2008, Duane secured an exclusive deal with the critically acclaimed Marvel Comics, where he wrote the Punisher, Moon Knight, and Cable. He was also involved in the creation on the Immortal’s Iron Fist. Currently, he has been contracted to be involved in Werewolf By Knight, which is a story about a bishop. He also expected to contribute to the X-Men series.

Lions Gate Entertainment, for film treatment, picked up, Duane’s novel Severance Package. Bret Simon was hired to co-write the script with the author and also direct the film. Duane is currently married. He has two children. He has named his children after influential figures in the comic book industry.

Fun and Games

This is the first installment in the Charlie Hardy Trilogy series by Charlie Hardie Trilogy. This story balances quirky stories with characters who appear to be real. The mystery behind what truly sent Charlie to flee from Philadelphia is what interests us; however, we also want to truly, know the main reason why Lane is dead. A lot of fun has been included in the story. At least four of the recurring characters reside in Los Angeles, thereby giving the story a sense of authenticity. The plot is exceedingly great while the context and the history, together with the lives of the characters is somewhat complicated. There are moments when this is tragic, and there are moments when it is just hilarious.

The client in this book is an exceedingly great character. We totally know nothing about this character. However, it is fascinating to watch this character as she unravels, hence the author has to invent more and more narratives so as to cover the scenes which unfold whenever her plans head the wrong direction. As a reader, you will be horrified by the reader’s lack of compassion; even her assistant cannot understand why the client is so cold-blooded. Both Charlie and Lane are damaged people. The author gives us the reader, an internal dialogue so that the reader becomes aware of their survival. It is extremely funny to learn that Lane skills to survive were learned by making cheap action movies.

Charlie is exceedingly resilient towards the end. However, he is still standing tall at the end. We are not exactly sure as what exactly is going to happen to him when the sedatives wear off, and he wakes up. However, we know that there is a total of three books in this series, hence the reader can only assume that he thrives and survives in some way. Charlie and Lane have an exceedingly great run. The writer does an excellent job of ensuring that the survival skills of the two are exceedingly plausible. He also makes the ability of the bad characters in this book to track them appear exceedingly likely.

It is extremely fortunate that Charlie possesses the skills that he does. Charlie is a great man who lived with a heavy burden of guilt. Charlie and Lane are extremely similar, and he comes to realize it eventually. When Lane confessed her guilt, Charlie did not offer absolution but instead he offered to understand.

Hell and Gone

This is the second installment in the series, and it is the story about Charlie Hardie and ex-policeman. The first installment introduced the reader to Charlie as he tried to withdraw himself from the world especially after he successfully managed to get his friend into the police department. While in Los Angeles, Charlie stumbles upon a young actress who has been on the run from some individuals. The first book in this series ends up with a cliff hanger while the second book picks up from where the first had left. Charlie has been beaten up and left for dead. He is not only handcuffed to an exceedingly beautiful woman who had previously tried to kill him. The paramedics and law enforcement officers arrive and manage to separate the two characters. They whisk off Charlie in an ambulance.

But before Charlie truly understands what is happening, he is once again drugged and taken to an unknown location. Upon arriving at the location, he is once again drugged and once more taken to yet another location. Upon waking up, he finds himself in the middle of the room with the very same woman who had tried to end his life. The woman is working for a very secretive organization known as the Accident People. While waking up, Charlie is still unconscious and does not understand for how long has he been unconscious. Mann eventually talks to him and tells him that he has been chosen to work for the same organization, The Accident People. As it turns out, he has been sent to an exceedingly super security facility, which is known as 7734. At this point, the story manages to go into a rabbit hole. It turns from a shootout to a psychological thriller. This book is filled with a rather intriguing storyline that is full of action and suspense.

The author does a great job in employing suspense, and many of the time the reader is not going to see what will be coming next, even in a million years to come.

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One Response to “Duane Swierczynski”

  1. Rebecca Berg: 3 years ago

    Reading your short story “Stingrays”. I love it! I only read James Patterson, but I am really enjoying this book. Is this gonna be a series? I would love to read more of this Crew! Hated the first 2 stories in Pal Beach Murders, but cannot get enough of Stingrays! I manage a James Patterson monthly reading bookclub on Facebook and wanted to say how much I am enjoying this book and love collaborations with Mr. Patterson. Thought I recognized your name as another with James Patterson. Look forward to more Stingray Books and maybe A movie!!!


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