Gary Phillips Books In Order

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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
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
Down Comes the Night (By:Frank Zafiro) (2020)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
Dos Tacos Guatemaltecos y Una Pistola Casera (By:Mark Troy) (2020)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 (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

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

with Laura Lippman, Joseph Hansen, Raymond Chandler, S J Rozan, Julie Smith, James Grady, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, James Ellroy, Ross Macdonald, Margaret Millar, James M. Cain, Ernesto Mallo, Walter Mosley, Duane Swierczynski, Stephen Blackmoore, Scott Phillips, , William Gault, Leigh Brackett, Naomi Hirahara, Chester Himes, Edwidge Danticat, , Peter Spiegelman, Jervey Tervalon, Ben H. Winters, Charles Yu, , Patricia Powell, , , , , , , Denise Hamilton, Marlon James
Bronx Noir (By:S J Rozan) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicago Noir (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baltimore Noir (By:Laura Lippman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Orleans Noir (By:Julie Smith) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Los Angeles Noir (By:Denise Hamilton) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wall Street Noir (By:Peter Spiegelman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (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
Haiti Noir (By:Edwidge Danticat) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingston Noir (By:Patricia Powell,,,,,Marlon James) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haiti Noir 2 (By:Edwidge Danticat) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Louis Noir (By:Scott Phillips) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Noir (By:James Grady) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buenos Aires Noir (By:Ernesto Mallo) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speculative Los Angeles (By:Duane Swierczynski,Stephen Blackmoore,,,Ben H. Winters,Charles Yu,,,Denise Hamilton) (2021)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 World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Treacherous (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
3 the Hard Way (2016)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
Show Business is Murder(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Politics Noir(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Darker Mask(2008)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: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero(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
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 1(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
44 Caliber Funk(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 2(2017)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
The Faking of the President(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jukes & Tonks: Crime Fiction Inspired by Music in the Dark and Suspect Choices(2021)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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