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Publication Order of Wonderland Quartet/Garden Of Earthly Delights Books

A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expensive People (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Them (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wonderland (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Gothic Saga Books

My Heart Laid Bare (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Accursed (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories Books

with Lawrence Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Megan Abbott, Duane Swierczynski, Andrew Vachss, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories (With: Lawrence Block,Joe R. Lansdale,Megan Abbott,Duane Swierczynski,Andrew Vachss,Francine Prose,Jonathan Santlofer) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black DahliaWhite Rose (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

With Shuddering Fall (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do With Me What You Will (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassins: A Book of Hours (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Childwold (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cybele (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of the Morning (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unholy Loves (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bellefleur (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel of Light (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bloodsmoor Romance (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries of Winterthurn (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Luxury of Sin (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solstice (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marya: A Life (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lives of the Twins / Kindred Passions (As: Rosamond Smith) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Must Remember This (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Appetites (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul/Mate (As: Rosamond Smith) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis (As:Rosamond Smith) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake Eyes (As:Rosamond Smith) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What I Lived For (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can't Catch Me (As:Rosamond Smith) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Were the Mulvaneys (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man Crazy (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Delight (As:Rosamond Smith) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broke Heart Blues (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon (As:Rosamond Smith) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blonde (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Barrens (As:Rosamond Smith) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Middle-Age: A Romance (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Take You There (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freaky Green Eyes (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tattooed Girl (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Falls (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sexy (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing Mom / Mother, Missing (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Girl/White Girl (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gravedigger's Daughter (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Bird of Heaven (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Sister, My Love (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fair Maiden (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mudwoman (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daddy Love (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carthage (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sacrifice (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack of Spades (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Without a Shadow (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Book of American Martyrs (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hazards of Time Travel (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Life as a Rat (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pursuit (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Sleep Death The Stars (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breathe (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babysitter (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
48 Clues into the Disappearance of My Sister (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Triumph of the Spider Monkey (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Lock My Door Upon Myself (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rise of Life on Earth (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Water (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Love (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Shock (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beasts (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunting (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rape (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fossil-Fiigures (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spotted Hyenas (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patricide (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rescuer (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery, Inc. (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Momma (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gun Accident (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crawl Space (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sign of the Beast (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
33 Clues Into the Disappearance of My Sister (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

By the North Gate (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goddess and Other Women (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upon the Sweeping Flood, and Other Stories (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anonymous Sins and Other Poems (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wheel of Love and Other Stories (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cupid & Psyche (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel Fire: Poems (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hungry Ghosts (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and Its Derangements and Other Poems (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fabulous Beasts (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seduction and Other Stories (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poisoned Kiss and Other Stories from the Portuguese (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossing the Border (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night-Side (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women Whose Lives Are Food, Men Whose Lives Are Money (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marriages and Infidelities (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Good People I've Left Behind (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sentimental Education (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Plays (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfectionist and Other Plays (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible Woman (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Saturday, and Other Stories (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Days (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raven's Wing (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assignation (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Traveler (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat and Other Stories (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oates in Exile (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelve Plays (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where is Here? (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tenderness (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demon and Other Tales (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will You Always Love Me? and Other Stories (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible Writer (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collector of Hearts (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Plays (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where I've Been, and Where I'm Going (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faithless (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small Avalanches and Other Stories (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am No One You Know (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Female of the Species (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Lonesome (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Museum of Dr. Moses (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Nights!: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Husband (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give Me Your Heart (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sourland (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Eye (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Crime Area (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovely, Dark, Deep (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beautiful Days (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dis Mem Ber and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cardiff, by the Sea (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The (Other) You: Stories (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Melancholy: Poems (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night, Neon (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extenuating Circumstances (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Sum (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

Miracle Play (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key & Tone Clusters: Two Short Plays (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Stand Before You Naked (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Come Meet Muffin! (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where is Little Reynard? (With: Mark Graham) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naughty Chérie! (With: Mark Graham) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Kitten (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Edge Of Impossibility (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostile Sun (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Heaven New Earth (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contraries (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Person Singular (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Profane Art (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Boxing (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woman Writer (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life of the Writer, the Life of the Career (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Muhammad Ali: Ringside (With: Norman Mailer,Alex Haley) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
George Bellows: American Artist (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Faith of a Writer (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncensored (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Widow's Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Rough Country (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gerald Slota: Story (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Landscape (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul at the White Heat (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Akashic Drug Chronicles Books

The Cocaine Chronicles (By: Lee Child,Laura Lippman,Ken Bruen,Jervey Tervalon,Bill Moody) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marijuana Chronicles (By: Jonathan Santlofer) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nicotine Chronicles (With: Lee Child,Hannah Tinti,Christopher Sorrentino,Cara Black,Lauren Sanders,Bernice L. McFadden,Jonathan Ames) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery, Inc. (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery, Inc.(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Corners Books

Hannah-Beast (By: Jennifer McMahon) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleep Tight Motel (By: Lisa Unger) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed (By: Edgar Cantero) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miao Dao (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tangled Woods (By: Emily Raboteau) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Remedy (By: Adam Haslett) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oak Avenue (By: Brandi Reeds) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Art of the Story Books

A Sportsman's Notebook (By: Ivan Turgenev) (1852)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The General Zapped an Angel (By: Howard Fast) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (By: Tobias Wolff) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Essential Tales of Chekhov (By: Anton Chekhov) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Garden Party and Other Stories (By: Katherine Mansfield) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Continent (By: Jim Crace) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (By: Kevin Wilson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Nights! (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monstress (By: Lysley Tenorio) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Essential Tales Of Chekhov Deluxe Edition (By: Anton Chekhov) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. and Mrs. Baby Deluxe Edition (By: Mark Strand) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vanishing Princess (By: Jenny Diski) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Are Taking Only What We Need (By: Stephanie Powell Watts) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (By: Alissa Nutting) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catastrophe and Other Stories (By: Dino Buzzati) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry (By: Elizabeth McCracken) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hue and Cry (By: Edward P. Jones,James McPherson) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hurly Burly and Other Stories (By: Russell Banks,A.E. Coppard) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loss of Memory Is Only Temporary (By: Francine Prose,Johanna Kaplan) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Transgressions Books

Transgressions (With: Stephen King,Lawrence Block,Anne Perry,Jeffery Deaver,Sharyn McCrumb,Ed McBain,Bonnie Jeanne Perry,Walter Mosley,John Farris) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transgressions, Vol. 2 (By: Stephen King,Lawrence Block,Ed McBain,John Farris) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories Books

The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories (By: ) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Points of View(1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964(1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prize Stories 1970: The O. Henry Awards(1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anti-Story: An Anthology of Experimental Fiction(1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scenes From American Life: Contemporary Short Fiction(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prize Stories 1973: The O. Henry Awards(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fiction International, No.1, Fall 1973(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women and Fiction(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Granta 1: New American Writing(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Walks(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Web She Weaves(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witches' Brew(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Descent(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Annual Collection(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third Annual Collection(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among Sisters: Short Stories by Women Writers(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colors of a New Day(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Picador Book of the New Gothic(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Architecture of Fear(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fiction International 22(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: November 1994(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Missouri Review: First Kisses First Wheels First Jobs (Volume XVII Number 2)(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Sins(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Behavior(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder For Love(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Granta 58: Ambition(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Swan, White Raven(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimes of Passion(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Fiction(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Telling Stories(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of the Best(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder for Revenge(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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Joyce Carol Oates is one of most prolific and versatile contemporary writer in the United States of America. She has produced so much work and on various subjects, but most of which focus majorly on intellectual, sexual and spiritual decline of modern America society.


Joyce Carol Oates, an acclaimed writer popularly known for novels such as ‘The Falls’, ‘A Garden of Earthly Delights’ and ‘them’ that won the National Book Award, was born on the 16th of June 1938, in Lockport, New York. Joyce dad, Fredrick James Oates was a tool designer, while her mum, Caroline was a homemaker or housewife of Hungarian descent. Currently aged 76 years, she is the oldest of Caroline and Frederic Oates’s three children.

Her family lived in a working-class family community on a farm in Millersport, New York owned by Caroline’s parents. She loved to read and read a lot for that matter. Even before she could learn to write, she’d started telling stories by drawing pictures. Though life was sometimes tough, her writing skills and love for literature slowly developed.

At age 15, in 1953, Joyce wrote her first and foremost novel, though the publishers rejected it on the basis that the subject matter that concerned the rehabilitation of a drug addict (restoring to a productive state) too depressing for the teenage audiences. Upon finishing her high school education, she won a scholarship to join the Syracuse University, where she further developed her writing skills.

She studied English at the university and prior to her senior year (at 19 years of age), she received an award for being a co-winner of a Mademoiselle Magazine sponsored fiction contest known as ‘college short story’. In 1960, she graduated from the university on top of her class, after which she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she received her M.A. It was here that she also met an English professor called Raymond Joseph Smith and got married in 1961.

Writing and Teaching

In 1961, after receiving her master’s degree and beginning her Ph.D. in English at Rice University, Joyce Oates came across one of her stories in Foley’s collection of Best American Short Stories. It was then that she decided to launch her writing career (become a full-time writer) and published her first book, a collection of short stories in 1963 known as By the North Gate.

Joyce Oates also lectured at the State University of Detroit from 1961 to 1967, after which she relocated to Canada with her husband to teach at Windsor University. In 1974, they established the Ontario Review publication. In 1977 after leaving Windsor University, she became a writer-in-residence and later on a professor as the Princeton University in New Jersey.

In 1964, Joyce Oates’s published her foremost novel, ‘With Shuddering Fall’, at the age of 26 that showed her interest in violence and evil in the romantic story between a 30 year old stock car driver and a teenage girl, which ends tragically with an accident that claims his life. Joyce’s best-recognized early novels form a three-volume work or trilogy in simple terms, exploring three different sections of the American society. The foremost, ‘A Garden of Earthly Delights’ published in 1967, narrates the story of a migrant worker daughter who marries a rich farmer so as to provide for her son born out of wedlock. The woman’s life is, however, destroyed when the child kills his step-father and then commits suicide.

Oates’s second novel ‘In Expensive People’ was published in 1967. It exposes the lives of people living in the outskirts whose concern on material comforts shows the vacuum of their lives. The last volume, ‘them’, a fiction book was published in 1969 and won the National Book Award. It describes the suffering and violence suffering endured by 3 generations of an urban-dwelling family located in Detroit, Michigan. Joyce’s experiences as a lecturer in Detroit in the early 1960s added to her understanding of the city and her social issues.

Joyce Oates’s 1970s novels explore characters involved in a number of American professional as well as cultural institutions whilst adding tragic features. ‘Wonderland’, published in 1971 narrates a story of a brilliant doctor who’s unable to establish a fulfilling home life. On the other hand, ‘Do With Me What You Will’ published in 1973 narrates a young attorney life honored by his friends for his dedication to social work. Oates’s The Assassins: A Book of Hours published in 1975 focuses on the impacts of the assassination of a prominent politician on his two brothers and more so, the wife. ‘Son of the Morning’, published in 1978 narrates the rise & fall of a minister whose faith is tested and strengthened by a number of happenings in his life. Lastly, ‘Unholy Loves’ published in 1979 focuses on the lives of some teachers at a small college in New York.

In the early 1980s, Joyce Oates published a number of novels based on publications by nineteenth-century authors. The foremost was ‘A Bloodsmoor Romance’ published in 1982. It’s a story of 5 maiden sisters who lived in Pennsylvania State in the late 1800s. The novel was influenced by Charlotte Bronte 1816 to 1855 writings and Emily Brontë 1818 to1848 writings. In ‘The Mysteries of Winterthur’ published in 1984, Joyce borrowed heavily from Edgar Allan Poe 1809 to 1849 works. While several critics dismissed these publications, others, citing Joyce Oates’s proficient description of evil, upheld that they were major achievements in literature.

Other publications

Throughout her writing career, Joyce has distributed her energies amongst various projects simultaneously. Her ‘On Boxing’, book-length essay published in 1987 resulted in more than one appearance mentioning on a televised boxing bout. Almost simultaneously, she submitted a mystery novel under a pseudonym to a publisher and had the delight of having it accepted. She published the work ‘Lives of the Twins’ under the title Rosamond Smith her reasons being she wanted a fresh reading and to escape from her own identity. Although she used the pseudonym repeatedly on numerous other books, she went back to using her original name on her ‘My Heart Laid Bare’ publication, wherein she explores morality during the 1920s.

Other forms of Oates’s works also address human’s darker sides. Most critics feel her short fiction, for which she’s received the O. Henry Special Award twice for Continuing Achievement, best show her main themes. Collections such as the 1974 publication ‘By the North Gate; Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Stories of Young America’; 1980 publication ‘The Lamb of Abyssalia)’; and the 1986 publication ‘Raven’s Wing’ has pieces that emphasis on abusive and violent relationships between men & women.

Later Publications

Some of Oates’s later publications include the 1990 ‘Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart’ where she returns to her familiar themes of violence and race, the 1992 ‘Black Water’, an narration of a catastrophic encounter between a young woman and a powerful U.S. senator at a party, and the 1993 ‘Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang’, which narrates the destructive doings of a gang of teenage girls, as well as several published and produced plays in the 1990s.

Oates published her twenty-ninth novel in 1999 called ‘Broke Heart Blues’. Her other publications included ‘Blonde’ (2000), based on Marilyn Monroe (an actress) life. It was a National Book Award finalist for fiction. Also published include ‘Getting to Know You’ (June 2000), and released a film based on her ‘Heat’ short story collection of 1992. In 2000, she published ‘Beast’ a novella and ‘Middle Age: A Romance’, a novel, which were her edited version of ‘The Best American Essays of the Century’ collection’.

Raymond Smith, Joyce Oates’s husband died in 2008 of pneumonia complications. She reflected on the time they spent together, his death as well as the aftermath in ‘A Widow’s Story’, her 2011 memoir.

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One Response to “Joyce Carol Oates”

  1. JoAnn Fowler: 7 months ago

    I read an excerpt from Ms. Oates latest book in the New Yorker magazine. It dealt with a mother and daughter. The daughter had an accident. Can you name the book for me.


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