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Duane Swierczynski Books In Order

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Publication Order of Level 26 Books

with Anthony E. Zuiker
Dark Origins - Level 26 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Prophecy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Revelations (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Charlie Hardie Books

Fun & Games (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell & Gone (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point & Shoot (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wheelman (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Dead Men (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blonde (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Severance Package (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expiration Date (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Canary (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revolver (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unbelievably Boring Bartholomew (With: James Patterson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Werewolf by Night: In the Blood (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ex-Con Volume 1: Fading Lights (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakneck (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshot Definitive Edition (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: Twitch (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Redhead (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Birds of Prey Books

Birds of Prey, Volume 1 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey, Volume 2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey, Volume 3 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey, Volume 4: The Cruelest Cut (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey, Volume 5: Soul Crisis (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Black Widow Books

Black Widow: The Name of the Rose (By:Marjorie M. Liu) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Widow: Kiss or Kill (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bloodshot Books

Bloodshot, Volume 1 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshot, Volume 2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshot, Volume 3 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshot, Volume 4 (By:Christos Gage) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshot, Volume 5 (By:Christos Gage) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshot, Volume 6 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cable Books

Cable, Volume 1 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cable, Volume 2 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cable, Volume 3 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cable, Volume 4 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster Books

Godzilla, Volume 1 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Godzilla, Volume 2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Godzilla, Volume 3 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judge Dredd Books

Judge Dredd, Volume 1 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dredd, Volume 2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dredd, Volume 3 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dredd, Volume 4 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dredd, Volume 5 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dredd, Volume 6 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dredd, Volume 7 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Black Hood Books

The Black Hood, Vol. 1 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Hood, Vol. 2 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Hood, Vol. 3 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Immortal Iron Fist Books

The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 1 (By:Ed Brubaker) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Immortal Iron Fist (By:Ed Brubaker) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 2 (By:Ed Brubaker) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 3 (By:Matt Fraction) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 4 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 5 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortal Weapons (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of X Books

X Volume 1 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X Volume 2 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X Volume 3 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X Volume 4 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X Volume 5 Flesh and Blood (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X Volume 6 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

San Francisco Noir (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seattle Noir (By:Curt Colbert) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bronx Noir (By:S J Rozan) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brooklyn Noir (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
D.C. Noir (By:George Pelecanos) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicago Noir (By:Neal Pollack) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baltimore Noir (By:Laura Lippman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Orleans Noir (By:Laura Lippman,,Julie Smith,Ace Atkins,Barbara Hambly,,David Fulmer,Jervey Tervalon,,,,James Nolan) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Los Angeles Noir (By:Christopher Rice) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wall Street Noir (By:Peter Spiegelman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Havana Noir (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Detroit Noir (By:P.J. Parrish) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
D.C. Noir 2 (By:George Pelecanos) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queens Noir (By:Jill Eisenstadt) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Las Vegas Noir (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trinidad Noir (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Istanbul Noir (By:Tarkan Barlas) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paris Noir (By:Aurélien Masson) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Francisco Noir 2 (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portland Noir (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Delhi Noir (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phoenix Noir (By:Diana Gabaldon) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Los Angeles Noir 2 (By:Joseph Hansen,Raymond Chandler,James Ellroy,Ross Macdonald,Margaret Millar,James M. Cain,Walter Mosley,William Gault,Leigh Brackett,Naomi Hirahara,Chester Himes,Jervey Tervalon,,Denise Hamilton) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mexico City Noir (By:Paco Ignacio Taibo II) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Richmond Noir (By:Tom De Haven,Clay McLeod Chapman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orange County Noir (By:T. Jefferson Parker,Dick Lochte,Gary Phillips,Robert S. Levinson,,,,Gordon McAlpine,Nathan Walpow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indian Country Noir (By:Sarah Cortez) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moscow Noir (By:Irina Denezhkina) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Philadelphia Noir (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Noir (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haiti Noir (By:Edwidge Danticat) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Copenhagen Noir (By:Gunnar Staalesen) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pittsburgh Noir (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barcelona Noir (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cape Cod Noir (By:Dana Cameron) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingston Noir (By:Patricia Powell,,,,,Marlon James) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Venice Noir (By:Michael Gregorio) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Petersburg Noir (By:Pavel Krusanov) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kansas City Noir (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boston Noir 2 (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Staten Island Noir (By:Bill Loehfelm) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New York City Noir: The Five Borough Set (By:S J Rozan) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
USA Noir (By:Megan Abbott) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haiti Noir 2 (By:Edwidge Danticat) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helsinki Noir (By:James Thompson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prison Noir (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tel Aviv Noir (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Providence Noir (By:Amity Gaige,Ann Hood,Elizabeth Strout,Bruce DeSilva,Luanne Rice,,Marie Myung-Ok Lee,John Searles) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicago Noir: The Classics (By:Joe Meno) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zagreb Noir (By:Nada Gašić) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buffalo Noir (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marseille Noir (By:Salim Hatubou) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beirut Noir (By:Abbas Beydoun) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stockholm Noir (By:Nathan Larson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rio Noir (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brussels Noir (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mississippi Noir (By:Tom Franklin,Megan Abbott,Ace Atkins,Michael Farris Smith,,,,John M. Floyd,,,William Boyle,,,Michael Kardos,,,Chris Offutt) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Louis Noir (By:Scott Phillips) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prague Noir (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Juan Noir (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oakland Noir (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atlanta Noir (By:Tananarive Due,,Jennifer Harlow) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Noir (By:James Grady) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buenos Aires Noir (By:Ernesto Mallo) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
São Paulo Noir (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vancouver Noir (By:Sam Wiebe) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hong Kong Noir (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amsterdam Noir (By:Josh Pachter) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houston Noir (By:) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milwaukee Noir (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nairobi Noir (By:) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alabama Noir (By:Carolyn Haines,Tom Franklin,Ace Atkins,Winston Groom,,,Michelle Richmond) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tampa Bay Noir (By:Ace Atkins) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Addis Ababa Noir (By:Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Belgrade Noir (By:) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miami Noir (By:James Carlos Blake,Elmore Leonard,,Edna Buchanan,,,,Zora Neale Hurston,,Charles Willeford,T.J. MacGregor,Brett Halliday,Lester Dent,Christine Kling,,Carolina Garcia-Aguilera) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Accra Noir (By:) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speculative Los Angeles (With: Stephen Blackmoore,,,Ben H. Winters,Charles Yu,,,Denise Hamilton,,S. Qiouyi Lu) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paris Noir: The Suburbs (By:) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Books

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roots and All (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Damn Near Dead(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crimes of Dr. Watson(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Year: Stories to Die For...(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Philadelphia Noir(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atomic Noir(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Home in the Dark(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshot 50 Project(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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: 1 year 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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