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Publication Order of Ivan Monk Books

Violent Spring (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perdition, U.S.A. (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Night Is Falling (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only the Wicked (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkology (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Martha Chainey Books

High Hand (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shooter's Point (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perpetrators (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Essex Man Books

10 Seconds To Death (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Matthew Henson Books

Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Grifter's Song Books

The Concrete Smile (By: Frank Zafiro) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
People Like Us (By: J.D. Rhoades) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whale (By: Lawrence Kelter) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Movie Makers (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost in Middle America (By: Colin Conway) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come the Apocalypse (By: Frank Zafiro) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Losing Streak (By: Jim Wilsky) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gone Dead on You (By: Eryk Pruitt) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upgrade (By: Asa Maria Bradley) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Money Block (By: Holly West) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sound of Breaking Bones (By: Eric Beetner) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Still Life with Suitcase (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down Comes the Night (By: Frank Zafiro) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reckoner (By: Frank Zafiro) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rule of Thirds (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Down and Out (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Travel Money (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rocky Mountain Lie (By: Michael Pool) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Open Up Your Heart (By: Carmen Jaramillo) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride Like Hell (By: S.A. Cosby) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alpha Whisperer (By: Frank Zafiro) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dracula Wine (By: David Housewright) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diamond Dogs (By: Gabriel Valjan) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dusty and Bent (By: Trey R. Barker) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Concrete and Cocaine (By: Vincent Zandri) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Low White Plain (By: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous to Know (By: Hilary Davidson) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Madam Tomahawk (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outfoxed (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somewhere Outside Salvation (By: James D.F. Hannah) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Jook (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bangers (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Mover (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freedom's Fight (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Underbelly (With: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Warlord of Willow Ridge (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anti-Gravity Steal (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Extractors (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-Shot Harry (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Sleeping Detective (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blazin’ on Broadway (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

High Rollers (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rinse Vol. 1 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Astonishing Heroes: Shades of Justice (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

Brooklyn Noir (By: Tim McLoughlin) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Havana Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Las Vegas Noir (By: Jarret Keene) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trinidad Noir (By: Elizabeth Nunez) (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: Peter Maravelis) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portland Noir (By: Monica Drake) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mexico City Noir (By: Paco Ignacio Taibo II) (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: Carlin Romano) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barcelona Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Petersburg Noir (By: Pavel Krusanov) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kansas City Noir (By: Steve Paul,Kevin Prufer) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boston Noir 2 (By: Jaime Clarke) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helsinki Noir (By: James Thompson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tel Aviv Noir (By: Assaf Gavron) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zagreb Noir (By: Nada Gašić) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buffalo Noir (By: Kim Chinquee) (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: Tony Bellotto) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brussels Noir (By: Sara Doke) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Juan Noir (By: Mayra Santos-Febres) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oakland Noir (By: JerryThompson) (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: Tony Bellotto) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hong Kong Noir (By: Susan Blumberg- Kason) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houston Noir (By: Gwendolyn Zepeda) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nairobi Noir (By: Peter Kimani) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Addis Ababa Noir (By: Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Belgrade Noir (By: Vesna Goldsworthy) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Accra Noir (By: Nana Brew-Hammond) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paris Noir: The Suburbs (By: Cloé Mehdi) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal Books

Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 1 (With: Mel Odom,Andrew Salmon,Derrick Ferguson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 2 (With: Mel Odom,Derrick Ferguson,Michael A. Black) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 3 (With: Mel Odom,Terry Alexander,R.A. Jones) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the West (By: Michael A. Black) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 4 (By: Mel Odom) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Treacherous (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
3 the Hard Way (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guns + Tacos Books

Tacos de Cazuela con Smith & Wesson (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Brisket Tacos and a Sig Sauer (By: Michael Bracken) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gyro and a Glock (By: Frank Zafiro) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Chalupas, Rice, Soda…and a Kimber .45 (By: Trey R. Barker) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Churros and El Burro (By: William Dylan Powell) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Beretta, Burritos and Bears (By: James A. Hearn) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burritos & Bullets (By: Eric Beetner) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jalapeño Poppers and a Flare Gun (By: Trey R. Barker,Michael Bracken) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Shrimp Tacos and a Walther P38 (By: Alec Cizak) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taco, A T-Bird, A Beretta and One Furious Night (By: Ann Aptaker) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sopa and a Streetsweeper (By: Ryan Sayles) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dos Tacos Guatemaltecos y Una Pistola Casera (By: Mark Troy) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two More Tacos, a Beretta .32, and a Pink Butterfly (By: Dave Zeltserman) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Tamales, One Tokarev, and a Lifetime of Broken Promises (By: Stacy Woodson) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chimichangas and a Couple of Glocks (By: David H. Hendrickson) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Refried Beans and a Snub-Nosed .44 (By: Hugh Lessig) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Steak Taco Combos and a Pair of Sig Sauers (By: Neil S. Plakcy) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Smith & Wesson with a Side of Chorizo (By: Andrew Welsh-Huggins) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Tofu Tacos, a Taurus TX22, a Taycan, and a Ton of Trouble (By: Alan Orloff) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Black Bean and Shrimp Quesadillas, and a Pink Ruger LCP (By: Joseph S. Walker) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Handful of Chicles and a Custom Nine (By: C.W. Blackwell) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Shrimp Tacos and a .22 Ruger (By: Adam Meyer) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nachos, a Stun Gun, and a Wedding Ring (By: Karen E. Olson) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Food, No Drink, Just the Gun (By: Trey R. Barker) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Noir Nation Books

International Crime Fiction No. 1 (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
International Crime Fiction No. 2 (By: ) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
International Crime Fiction No. 3 The India Issue (By: Ed Lynskey) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
International Crime Fiction No. 4: The Canada Issue (By: Jonathan Sturak,Melodie Campbell) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
International Crime Fiction No. 5 Jihad and its Metaphors (By: Jonathan Sturak) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
International Crime Fiction No. 6: The Jazz Issue (With: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
International Crime Fiction No. 7: The Golden Fedora Poetry Prize Issue (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Outspoken Authors Books

The Human Front (By: Ken MacLeod) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Left Left Behind (By: Terry Bisson,Eleanor Arnason) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucky Strike (By: Kim Stanley Robinson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Underbelly (With: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoths of the Great Plains (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Girls (By: Ursula K. Le Guin,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Modem Times 2.0 (By: Michael Moorcock,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (By: Cory Doctorow,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surfing the Gnarl (By: Rudy Rucker,Eleanor Arnason) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Report from Planet Midnight (By: Nalo Hopkinson,Eleanor Arnason) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science of Herself (By: Karen Joy Fowler,Eleanor Arnason) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials (By: Eleanor Arnason,Paul Krassner) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Taboos (By: John Shirley) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raising Hell (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Life, My Body (By: Marge Piercy) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gypsy (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Eleanor Arnason) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire. (By: Elizabeth Hand,Eleanor Arnason) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Totalitopia (By: John Crowley) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Atheist in the Attic (By: Samuel R. Delany,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thoreau's Microscope (By: Michael Blumlein,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beatrix Gates (By: Rachel Pollack) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A City Made of Words (By: Paul Park) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Shamus Game(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mighty Johns(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
...And Some of Them Are Dead(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Show Business is Murder(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full House(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Politics Noir(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Darker Mask(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Crime: An Anthology of Murder, Mayhem and Suspense(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phoenix Noir(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orange County Noir(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail!(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shaken: Stories for Japan(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
PULP INK(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Pursuit of Spenser(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood & Tacos #1(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood & Tacos: The Beginning(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gary Phillips' Hollis P.I.(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asian Pulp(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 1(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime Plus Music(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimespree Magazine #64(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
44 Caliber Funk(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 2(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Obama Inheritance(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passport to Murder(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
18 Wheels of Science Fiction(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 3(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gary Phillips' Hollis for Hire(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Pulp II(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Noir(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guns + Tacos Vol. 1(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Faking of the President(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Low Down Dirty Vote: Volume II: Every stolen vote is a crime(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stop the World: Snapshots from a Pandemic(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jukes & Tonks: Crime Fiction Inspired by Music in the Dark and Suspect Choices(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eviction of Hope(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime Hits Home(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South Central Noir(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Gary Phillips is a published American author of fictional novels.

Gary was born in Los Angeles, California, where he lives to this day. He is known among readers for his novels as well as different comics and short stories. Phillips has written several series, including his PI Ivan Monk series as well as the Martha Chainey series, and has co-written the Nate Hollis series along with various other authors.

Before getting published, Gary worked a variety of different jobs and gigs back in the day. He has worked as a printer, a security guard on the graveyard shift, union organizer, co-director of the nonprofit devoted to improving race relations MultiCultural Collaborative, and has been a political director for a campaign for city council.

Gary has had much of his writing featured in different publications on different topics. He has written pieces focused on pop culture as well as politics for publications that include Rap Pages, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, LA Watts Times, Black Scholar, and Freestyle.

The author enjoys playing poker, where he will lose money from time to time. He is a father to his children and likes to watch his kids playing sports. He also has a dog that he likes going on long walks with, and has found that going on walks with his pet is always a decent time to have a stogie.

Phillips has penned a variety of stand alone novels for readers to enjoy and some graphic novels. He has contributed to many different series and edited several anthologies too.

Gary Phillips is the creator and the author of the Ivan Monk series of fictional novels. The series first began in 1994 with the publication of the debut novel, Violent Spring. That was followed in 1996 by the publication of the second installment of the series, Perdition, U.S.A. The third novel came out in 1998 and is titled Bad Night is Falling. The fourth novel would be released in 2000 and is titled Only the Wicked. In 2004 a collection of the series was released with all of the stories called Monkology: The Ivan Monk stories.

Violent Spring is the first novel in the Ivan Monk series of novels written by Gary Phillips. If you like crime novels or any story with a bit of action and adventure, be sure to check the debut story in this series out for yourself!

The story of this book is set in the moments that come after the beating of Rodney King and the large scale rioting that happened after. This story is set in the city of Los Angeles.

Main character Ivan Monk is African-American and a private investigator. The private eye is on a job, looking for a killer in a city that is going through an extremely strong moment of racial tension that may continue to get more intense. While looking for a killer, Ivan finds that another body has been discovered. Could the two be related?

The PI has been looking into a Korean shop owner’s death, but there is so much going on at the moment he can barely get his head around things. Some think that the murder may have had to do with race, but Monk suspects that the most likely motivation may have been greed.

Monk has the FBI as well as the city’s biggest gang, the Rolling Daltons, following behind him. He’s also starting to wonder about these cases. Could there be more than just murder going on? Moving all over the city from the richest areas to the very poorest, Ivan Monk is looking for answers. Will the famous City of Angels be willing to help him out?

Pick up a copy of Violent Spring and read to the end to find out what this private eye discovers!

Perdition, U.S.A. is the second novel in the Ivan Monk series by author Gary Phillips. If you read the first novel and thought that it was engaging, be sure to move on to its sequel and catch all of the action!

Main character and private investigator Ivan Monk is back. This time he’s looking into a suspicious event. Three young men, all black, have been killed. They were all gunned down on blocks close to each other. One was a college student, the other a crack dealer, and another a petty thief.

What do they all have in common with each other– or someone else out there? That’s what Ivan Monk intends to find out. As he looks into the case, he gets busy investigating what links they all could potentially share.

But just like that, he’s starting to get into the thick of it. As Ivan searches for clues with the ‘random’ murders, he also starts to uncover signs that this is part of a racial conspiracy held in a small town in the Northwest. Could this be about skin color more than anything else? Does the case go deeper than he ever suspected it could? Find out by picking up a copy of this thriller and reading to the end!

If you’re looking for more from this author to read, check out Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem. This is the right book for you if you’re looking for a little adventure!

The reader follows along on Matt Henson’s journey. Matthew was the first black man ever to get to the North Pole. Now at the end of the twenties, he’s got a job to get back a spiritual leader’s kidnapped daughter and look after her and her father for some time and keep them safe until they can go to a rally and deliver a speech.

Henson has the ability to do so, but must use all of the skills that he’s learned over the years. In the process of this new gig, he’ll meet up with people like Dutch Schultz, a gangster that wants to cut back on his competition, and Nikola Tesla, the famous inventor. Matthew is in a race against time to try and save others and protect an Arctic meteor fragment from coming into the wrong hands, all with a death ray trying to close in on him.

Can Matt Henson get the job done and live to tell the tale? Read this book to find out!

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