James W. Hall Books In Order

Publication Order of Thorn P.I. Books

Under Cover of Daylight (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tropical Freeze (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mean High Tide (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gone Wild (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buzz Cut (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Sky at Night (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackwater Sound (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off the Chart (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic City (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell's Bay (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silencer (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Last (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going Dark (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Finish (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harper McDaniel Books

When They Come for You (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When You Can't Stop (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bones of Coral (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Aground (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Body Language (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rough Draft (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forests of the Night (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Haze (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Paper Products (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Over Exposure and Six Other Stories (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All My Pwoblems (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Hot Damn! (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit Lit (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1947, James W. Hall is an author and a professor. He has written a total of 18 novels of which four are poetry books, an essay collection and short stories collection. In the collection of his writings include a personal essay written for sunshine magazine; Hot Damn. Hit Lit is one of his writings featuring common features in 12 most successful commercial novels in the past hundreds of years.

In the collection of his short stories, include over exposure and paper products. Over exposure includes a short story, which is a winner of the Edgar Award “the carch”. James W. Hall is a winner of a John D. MacDonald Award presented by JDM Bibliophile for Excellence in Fiction Florida. He has a master’s degree from John Hopkins University in Creative Writing and a Doctorate from the University of Utah in literature. Hall was a literature professor in Spain . His career begun as a poet and taught for 40 years in Miami at Florida International University. He is the founder of the schools creative writing program which begun in 1970s.

Most of Halls novels are based on Thorn who is a loner that ties bonefish flies in partnership with sugarman-a friend. The novels feature a different range of villains. The fiction writings have Florida as the setting including Key West and Everglades. He majorly explores contrast between coexistence of tremendous wealth and poverty in south Florida.

Character, plot and setting of his thorn series books

Hall writes big and bold thriller that features big and bold actions. He expresses bold ideas of which he never leaves out track of humanity too. Hall is a master of suspense. He has mastered how to leave you wanting more in his writing. With more than a dozen of writings, hall manages to dwell on his south Florida land and the setting with Thorn- a would be rebel making a living from handcrafting fishing flies being his main character all throughout his series. Thorn has no social skills to fit in the modern day Florida. He is compare to a square peg inside a round hole. Cannot rotate or flex. The society is greedy, corrupt and the ecology unbalanced.

We are not shocked how Hall manages to successfully put together such massive writing from one setting, one main character and few vices in the society. Well, there is only one explanation to this; hall knows one thing and he knows it very well-reading and writing. It is embedded in his DNA. Writing the Hit Lit a book that sums up all the common ideas that have made 12 novels hit all-time successful commercial sales in hundreds of years is evidence of reading. It sheds into his blood from the air he breathes, the food he eats and the things he sees. The man is a good definition of knowing what you are doing.

James w. hall says that his style rubbed off from the writings of John Sanford. However, then setting is rhapsodized idea from the beautiful skies, lightings and breeze in Florida. After writing 12 novels, he gets the idea to re-energize the setting by bringing in a new twitch.

Gone wild-thorn series book 4

Gone wild is from James W. Hall the acclaimed best-selling writer of mean high tide, hard aground, bones of coral amongst others is a new superb and stunning thriller in which deadliest wild in the jungle murder for money. It begins by a young woman’s life being takes away brutally by a poachers bullet. The mother to the girl is devastated forever. Halls new novel penetrates the African and Malaysian sultry and lush jungle exposing how animals are slaughtered. Hall goes ahead to expose the humanity and savagery in us in gone wild.

Thorn is brought back in this series after his appearance in the best seller-mean high tide in which he was a hunting quixotic hero. In gone wild, Thorn plays a minor role. Lot of signing by the author, vise-tightening suspense, and hypnotic pose and steamy sexual is featured. Then, hall introduces a rather unique, complex and tough female characters element-Alison Farleigh. She desperately tries to save endangered animals from poachers and to expose the truth about her murdered daughter. This gives the book a new fire and passion. She exposes international conspiracy, which gives Gone Wild a heart pounding and relentless tension.

Gone Wild does not only make you feel the sweat as a thriller as it digs into dark hearts but also initiates thinking.

Buzz cut-thorn series book 5

The setting is a quite Florida where thorn is back at home. He is tying fish flies hoping and trying to forget about all the violence he has gone through. Everything seems to get okay and settled for Thorn, Key Largo is now his world where he fishes in it, breathes it, sleeps with it and in it and all is about Key Largo. A phone call from Miami is what changes this calmness and throws thorn into fury, madness and vengefulness. All changes at once. Sugarman-thorns best friend is fighting for his life in Miami. He was attacked by a knife and 400000 volts armed mean while working as a security person for a luxury liner. Thorn has to go and look out for his best friend.

From Miami, The M.S Eclipse that they are using sets for Caribbean. All does not go well here when thorn and sugarman are thrown into another terror voyage. A mad man hijacks Eclipse and starts to kill crew members one after the other. The cruise line owns daughter who was missing re appears and this makes things even worse. Her appearance ignites the mad man’s killing passion. He wants to kill even more. Thorn with his battered heart remains the only hope for the hundreds of lives in the sea on that crew. A fresh thriller sets in again.

James w. hall had several of his novels listed up for filming. He also wrote a screenplay for two projects, undercover of daylight-a screen play, nelson entertainment produced by Red Bank Studios, Bones of Coral produced by Gruscoff-Levy producers. He is also the writer of the Renfield’s television production series.


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