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Jim Fusilli Books In Order

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Publication Order of Narrows Gate Books

Narrows Gate (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mayor of Polk Street (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Terry Orr Books

Closing Time (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Well-Known Secret (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tribeca Blues (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard Hard City (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sam Books

Road to Nowhere (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billboard Man (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Marley Z and the Bloodstained Violin (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Price You Pay (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Digby, Attorney at Law (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Justice (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Life (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zerbie vs. The Pandemic (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minnesota Twins (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boogie-Woogie Kid (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Harold Middleton Books

The Chopin Manuscript (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Copper Bracelet (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Starling Project: An Audible Drama (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Harold Middleton books are serial thrillers which are compiled by various authors.

Publication Order of 33⅓ Books

The Smiths' Meat is Murder (By: Joe Pernice) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society (By: Andy Miller) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis (By: Warren Zanes) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neil Young's Harvest (By: Sam Inglis) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love's Forever Changes (By: Andrew Hultkrans) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abba's Abba Gold (By: Elisabeth Vincentelli) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince's Sign 'O' the Times (By: Michaelangelo Matos) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Velvet Underground's The Velvet Underground and Nico (By: Joe Harvard) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unknown Pleasures (By: Chris Ott) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland (By: John M. Perry) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let It Be (By: Colin Meloy) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
James Brown's Live at the Apollo (By: Douglas Wolk) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jethro Tull's Aqualung (By: Allan F. Moore) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let It Be (By: Steve Matteo) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Radiohead's OK Computer (By: Dai Griffiths) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pet Sounds (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ramones' Ramones (By: Nicholas Rombes) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Led Zeppelin IV (By: Erik Davis) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street (By: Bill Janovitz) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace (By: Daphne A. Brooks) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Armed Forces (By: Franklin Bruno) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murmur (By: J. Niimi) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Low (By: Hugo Wilcken) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endtroducing (By: Eliot Wilder) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kick Out the Jams (By: Don McLeese) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA (By: Geoffrey Himes) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Band's Music From Big Pink (By: John Niven) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (By: Kim Cooper) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone Roses' The Stone Roses (By: Alex Green) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sly and the Family Stone's There's a Riot Goin' On (By: Miles Marshall Lewis) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (By: Dan LeRoy) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doolittle (By: Ben Sisario) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nirvana's In Utero (By: Gillian G. Gaar) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Highway 61 Revisited (By: Mark Polizzotti) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (By: DavidBarker) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Who's The Who Sell Out (By: John Dougan) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand (By: Marc Woodworth) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Bloody Valentine's Loveless (By: Mike McGonigal) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs (By: L.D. Beghtol) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion I and II (By: Eric Weisbard) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life (By: Zeth Lundy) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark (By: SeanNelson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark (By: SeanNelson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark (By: SeanNelson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation (By: Matthew Stearns) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Byrds' The Notorious Byrd Brothers (By: Ric Menck) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica (By: Kevin Courrier) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime (By: Michael T. Fournier) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tribe Called Quest's People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (By: Shawn Taylor) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brian Eno's Another Green World (By: Geeta Dayal) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steely Dan's Aja (By: Don Breithaupt) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rid of Me (By: Kate Schatz) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
PJ Harvey's Rid of Me: A Story (By: Kate Schatz) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
U2's Achtung Baby: Meditations on Love in the Shadow of the Fall (By: Stephen Catanzarite) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belle & Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister (By: Scott Plagenhoef) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pink Moon (By: Amanda Petrusich) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (By: Carl Wilson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swordfishtrombones (By: David Smay) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats (By: Drew Daniel) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Reality (By: John Darnielle) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patti Smith's Horses (By: Philip Shaw) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slayer's Reign in Blood (By: D.X. Ferris) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future (By: Dan Kois) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Richard and Linda Thompson's Shoot Out the Lights (By: Hayden Childs) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen (By: Bob Gendron) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (By: Jeffrey T. Roesgen) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin (By: Bob Proehl) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wire's Pink Flag (By: Wilson Neate) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Star's Radio City (By: Bruce Eaton) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elliott Smith's XO (By: Matthew LeMay) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Illmatic (By: Matthew Gasteier) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madness' One Step Beyond... (By: Terry Edwards) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flaming Lips' Zaireeka (By: MarkRichardson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fleetwood Mac's Tusk (By: Rob Trucks) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
AC DC's Highway To Hell (By: Joe Bonomo) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (By: Christopher R. Weingarten) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pavement's Wowee Zowee (By: Bryan Charles) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Van Dyke Parks' Song Cycle (By: Richard Henderson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slint's Spiderland (By: Scott Tennent) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Radiohead's Kid A (By: Marvin Lin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Johnny Cash's American Recordings (By: Tony Tost) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ween's Chocolate and Cheese (By: Hank Shteamer) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rolling Stones' Some Girls (By: Cyrus R.K. Patell) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine (By: Daphne Carr) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talking Heads' Fear of Music (By: Jonathan Lethem) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinosaur Jr.'s You're Living All Over Me (By: Nick Attfield) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Television's Marquee Moon (By: Bryan Waterman) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portishead's Dummy (By: R.J. Wheaton) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace (By: Aaron Cohen) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous (By: Susan Fast) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flood (By: Elizabeth Sandifer,S. Alexander Reed) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson (By: Darran Anderson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (By: Kirk Walker Graves) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sigur Rós's (By: Ethan Hayden) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Andrew W.K.'s I Get Wet (By: Phillip Crandall) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II (By: Marc Weidenbaum) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Entertainment! (By: Kevin J.H. Dettmar) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smile (By: Luis A. Sanchez) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blank Generation (By: Pete Astor) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
J Dilla's Donuts (By: Jordan Ferguson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oasis' Definitely Maybe (By: Alex Niven) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exile in Guyville (By: Gina Arnold) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grey Album (By: Charles Fairchild) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beat Happening (By: Bryan C. Parker) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (By: Michael Stewart Foley) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freedom of Choice (By: Fred Armisen,Evie Nagy) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Workingman's Dead (By: Buzz Poole) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Live One (By: Walter Holland) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Metallica (By: David Masciotra) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitches Brew (By: George Grella Jr.) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parallel Lines (By: Kembrew McLeod) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Geto Boys (By: Rolf Potts) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychocandy (By: Paula Mejia) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hangin' Tough (By: Rebecca Wallwork) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dig Me Out (By: Jovana Babovic) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Donny Hathaway's Donny Hathaway Live (By: Emily J. Lordi) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angelo Badalamenti's Soundtrack from Twin Peaks (By: Clare Nina Norelli) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth (By: Michael Blair) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uptown Saturday Night (By: William Fulton,Patrick Rivers) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Suburbs (By: Eric Eidelstein) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bob Mould's Workbook (By: Walter Biggins,Daniel Couch) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homogenic (By: Emily MacKay) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Raincoats (By: Jenn Pelly) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (By: Ronen Givony) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker (By: Joe Gross) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drive-By Truckers’ Southern Rock Opera (By: Rien Fertel) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Siouxsie and the Banshees' Peepshow (By: Samantha Bennett) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tori Amos's Boys for Pele (By: Amy Gentry) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
dc Talk’s Jesus Freak (By: Will Stockton,D. Gilson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odetta’s One Grain of Sand (By: Matthew Frye Jacobson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom Petty’s Southern Accents (By: Michael Washburn) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shangri-Las’ Golden Hits of the Shangri-Las (By: Ada Wolin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible (By: David Evans) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Massive Attack’s Blue Lines (By: Ian Bourland) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Tchoupitoulas’ The Wild Tchoupitoulas (By: Bryan Wagner) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wendy Carlos's Switched-On Bach (By: Roshanak Kheshti) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Ballads (By: Santi Elijah Holley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
D’Angelo’s Voodoo (By: Faith Pennick) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
David Bowie's Diamond Dogs (By: Glenn Hendler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elton John's Blue Moves (By: Matthew Restall) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judy Garland's Judy at Carnegie Hall (By: Manuel Betancourt) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suicide's Suicide (By: Andi Coulter) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Various Artists' I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (By: Ray Padgett) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope (By: Ayanna Dozier) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Memphis (By: Eric Wolfson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
24-Carat Black's Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth (By: Zach Schonfeld) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carole King's Tapestry (By: Loren Glass) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pearl Jam's Vs. (By: Clint Brownlee) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Donna Summer's Once Upon a Time (By: Alex Jeffery) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duran Duran's Rio (By: Annie Zaleski) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roxy Music's Avalon (By: Simon A. Morrison) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sam Cooke’s Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 (By: Colin Fleming) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid (By: Alyssa Favreau) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyric and Coloratura Arias (By: Ginger Dellenbaugh) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly (By: Sequoia Maner) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Britney Spears's Blackout (By: Natasha Lasky) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earth, Wind & Fire's That's the Way of the World (By: Dwight E. Brooks) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Minnie Riperton’s Come to My Garden (By: Brittnay L. Proctor) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Babes in Toyland’s Fontanelle (By: Selena Chambers) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madvillain's Madvillainy (By: Will Hagle) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Death Do Us Part(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Merry Band of Murderers(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boston Noir(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Hook or By Crook and 27 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kwik Krimes(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark City Lights: New York Stories (Have a NYC)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime Plus Music(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perp Wore Pumpkin: A Humorous Crime Anthology to Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jim Fusilli is an American writer and music critic. He is best known as the author of the mystery series, Road to Nowhere. He made his debut as a fiction author in 2001 with the book Closing Time which was the first book in the series of novels focusing on the character of Terry Orr.

Fusilli attended St. Peter’s College and went on to start a journalism career after graduation. His first job was with the Jersey Journal, but he would later go on to work for the Wall Street Journal’s Leisure & Arts section in the early 1980s. Fusilli would write articles on rock and jazz, contributing for a number of years to the section. In 2008, he was named the Journal’s rock & pop critic and began to write weekly columns for the newspaper and the website.

He is still active in the music industry and can still be found going to shows, listening to new music, and hanging with musicians. He still finds a lot of joy in hearing something new and wonderful, and then sharing it with the world. It was his love of music that lead him to writing Pet Sounds in 2005. The book is his tribute to the Beach Boys and Brian Wilson’s classic album. The book is almost experimental as it combines the rhythm and emotional weight of his fiction with the often-unorthodox observations of his music criticism.

Jim always had a love for the hard-boiled crime writers of the mid-twentieth century. Names like Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes, Vera Caspary, and Cornell Woolrich were a few of the names that he really enjoyed from this era. While there are some who considered this type of fiction to be low-brow, but he always put them at the same level of more literary fiction like Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck. He was drawn to the setting and the descriptive writing, and as a novelist he had an idea to take the template and do something different with character. That was his early approach and it led him to some great early career success with the Terry Orr series. His book, Hard, Hard City, from the Terry Orr series was named by Mystery Ink magazine as its 2004 Novel of the Year.

In addition to his crime writing and his music writing, Fusilli is also the author of Marley Z and the Bloodstained Violin which is aimed at a young adult audience. The book features a smart, sophisticated mystery with a priceless violin being stolen from The Julliard School and a hip New York City kid named Marley Z deciding to figure out who done it. Fusilli has also written and published many short stories in his career.

Jim is married to a woman named Diane who is a global communications executive. The two have a one child who is a graduate of the New School. He is a native of Hoboken, New Jersey which is the bases of the city Narrows Gate which he often uses in his fiction. He currently lives and works in New York City with his family.

Closing Time is the first book in the Terry Orr series. The book picks up two years after Terry Orr lost his wife and son when a lunatic pushed them in front of a subway train. The police have done nothing in the two years and Terry has taken matters into his own hands. He’s been searching for the past two years and somewhere along the way, he became a legit private eye in addition to his other full-time job as single dad. Now, he’s on the job and when he encounters the murder of a cab driver, he’s determined to solve the case. Then he’s drawn into the world of high art when a SoHo gallery is destroyed by a bomb blast. Terry is on the case, but when the two cases collide – Terry may find that he is out of his depth here.

One of the most popular books in this series is called Hard, Hard City. In this story, Terry’s daughter Bella and her friend Daniel Wu ask Terry to take on the case of a gifted but troubled young student who has mysteriously vanished. The student took some documents and cash from the home of an elderly friend that he was staying with. The boy was burdened by way staying there to get away from his white collar criminal father, and his deceitful and devious mother. Someone is out there that desperately wants to recover what was taken from that safe by any means necessary as the contents of the documents could be enough to wreck the budding political career of one of Orr’s friends. The investigation takes him to New Jersey where the boy’s father keeps the police under his thumb, which only serves to make Orr’s search more difficult… and violent.

Fusilli’s Road to Nowhere is the first book about an unnamed drifter known only as the Samaritan, or Sam. For years this man has hung in the background, roaming the side streets and highways across the country. He is cool and handsome, but alone with a knack for silence. One rainy night in Chicago, he breaks his silence. The drifter is a witness to the brutal assault of a young woman and springs into action. By the time he reaches her, the man who was assaulting her is gone. He leaves a trail though that is very easy to follow and leads the drifter to a place that he wishes that he hadn’t followed. He is drawn into a dark world of violence and deception. He could walk away, but he’s not sure he has a choice. When his estranged daughter ends up being threatened by this situation, he knows that he doesn’t. This book is both violent and insightful as Fusilli introduces a memorable character in the Samaritan.

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