BookSeriesInOrder.com





Nick Petrie Series

Kevin Brockmeier Books In Order

Book links take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

City of Names (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth About Celia (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brief History of the Dead (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grooves (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Illumination (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Things that Fall from the Sky (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The View From the Seventh Layer (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Variations (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The O. Henry Prize Anthology Books

with , Ursula K. Le Guin, Kelly Link, Alice Munro, Wendell Berry, Colm Tóibín, , Ottessa Moshfegh, , Kevin Wilson, , , , Ann Beattie, Anthony Doerr, Brian Evenson, , , , Richard Russo, , Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan, Ann Patchett, , , , , , , Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, David Guterson, Diane Cook, , , , , , , , , , , , Lily Tuck, LydiaFitzpatrick, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Shruti Swamy
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003 (By:,,Jennifer Egan,David Guterson) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005 (By:,Richard Russo,Ann Patchett) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006 (With: Colm Tóibín) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 (By:Ursula K. Le Guin,,,Lily Tuck) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 (By:,,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 (By:,,,Brian Evenson,,,,,,,,,,Lily Tuck) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories: 2012 (By:Alice Munro,Wendell Berry,Kevin Wilson,,Anthony Doerr,,,,Lauren Groff) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The PEN /O. Henry Prize Stories: 2012 (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 (By:Kelly Link,Alice Munro,,Ann Beattie,,,,,Lily Tuck) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015 (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 (By:Wendell Berry,Ottessa Moshfegh,,,Diane Cook,,,,LydiaFitzpatrick,,,,,,,Shruti Swamy) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018 (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

with Megan Lindholm, Robin McKinley, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Harlan Ellison, Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, Edward Bryant, Roger Zelazny, Joan D. Vinge, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, , Jane Yolen, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Dickinson, Kelly Link, Marvin Kaye, Kim Newman, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, , Esther M. Friesner, Douglas E. Winter, , Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Bentley Little, Adam Roberts, Keith Brooke, Chris Roberson, Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce, Poppy Brite, , , China Miéville, F. Paul Wilson, Lucy Taylor, Patricia A. McKillip, Craig Shaw Gardner, , , , Luis Alberto Urrea, , William Schafer, Stephen Jones, , Haruki Murakami, , Jeffrey Ford, Thomas Ligotti, Bruce Sterling, Theodora Goss, , , , James P. Blaylock, , , Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow, , , Carlton Mellick III
Cthulhu 2000 (By:Harlan Ellison,Roger Zelazny,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Esther M. Friesner,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,,James P. Blaylock) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark of the Night (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White of the Moon (By:Stephen Jones) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where The Bodies Are Buried (By:Kim Newman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus One (By:Keith Brooke) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace the Mutation (By:William Schafer) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 14 (By:Stephen Jones) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (With: Robin McKinley,Brian Hodge,Karen Joy Fowler,Stephen Gallagher,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Peter Dickinson,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Bentley Little,Adam Roberts,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,,,China Miéville,Lucy Taylor,,,Luis Alberto Urrea,,Haruki Murakami,Jeffrey Ford,Theodora Goss,,,,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow,,,Carlton Mellick III) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventure (By:Chris Roberson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18 (By:Stephen Jones) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19 (By:Stephen Jones) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Chills (By:Stephen Jones) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus (By:Keith Brooke) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fair Folk (By:Marvin Kaye) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (By:Ellen Datlow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16 (By:Stephen Jones) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New Fairy Tales Books

with Joyce Carol Oates, Karen Joy Fowler, Brian W. Aldiss, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Owen King, Kelly Link, John Updike, Benjamin Percy, Gregory Maguire, , , Victor LaValle, Kevin Wilson, Elizabeth McCracken, Maile Meloy, , Brian Evenson, , , , , , Max Gladstone, Ben Loory, , Kelly Braffet, , , Michael Cunningham, , , , , , Edward Carey, , Heidi Julavits, , , , , Sheila Heti, Anthony Marra, , Emma Straub, , Laura Van Den Berg, Sigrid Nunez, , Alissa Nutting, Madeline Miller, , , , Lydia Millet, Laird Hunt
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales (With: Joyce Carol Oates,Karen Joy Fowler,Neil Gaiman,Kelly Link,John Updike,Gregory Maguire,,,,Brian Evenson,,,,,,,Michael Cunningham,,,,,,,,Alissa Nutting,,Lydia Millet) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (By:Brian W. Aldiss,Peter Straub,Owen King,Benjamin Percy,Victor LaValle,Kevin Wilson,Elizabeth McCracken,Maile Meloy,,,Max Gladstone,Ben Loory,,Kelly Braffet,,,,Edward Carey,,Heidi Julavits,,,,Sheila Heti,Anthony Marra,Emma Straub,,Laura Van Den Berg,Sigrid Nunez,,Madeline Miller,,,Laird Hunt) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best American Fantasy(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The United States of McSweeney's(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Real Unreal(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unstuck #3(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Kevin Brockmeier

Known for writing science-fiction and fantasy infused with elements of horror, the American writer Kevin Brockmeier is unsurpassed within his field. Creating fiction that’s highly evocative, charged with a rich and moody atmosphere, he envelops the reader in his rich and immersive worlds. Pushing the format to its full potential, he really takes it in new and exciting directions, allowing it to come to life on the page. This approach is something that’s really worked for him over the years, as he’s reached countless readers from all around the world.

Understanding his audience both inside and out, he really draws a sense of truth out in each and every one of his novels. Setting himself apart from other artists within his field, he’s a gifted and extremely versatile voice that takes it to the next level. Creating work for a number of different publications, he’s established a profile throughout the writing community. This success and prolific status are coupled with his winning numerous awards over the years as well, gaining acclaim from both critics and readers alike.

It’s also his approach to character that really sets him apart as well, allowing each of his protagonists to really establish themselves individually on the page. Coming alive for the reader in a sense, he’s a versatile author who knows how to build a feeling of tension and suspense as well. Relating to readers from around the world, he’s reached a worldwide audience with his success traveling far and wide. He continues to write with so much more to follow, growing from strength to strength as an author with something to say.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1972 on the 6th of December, he would grow up with a keen interest in the written word, which he developed from early on. Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, while being initially born in Hialeah, Florida, he would continually seek inspiration from the world around him. Attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1997, he would gain his MFA, becoming a prominent writer himself in due course.

Gaining a worldwide level of success, he would go on to become a highly sought-after novelist, writing for countless different prestigious publications. Writing short stories and numerous creative pieces, he would come to harness and refine his own distinctive voice in time. Teaching himself at the Iowa Workshop, he continues to write and work to this present day, with lots more planned on the horizon.

Writing Career

It was in 2003 that Kevin Brockmeier would write his first full novel, reaching a wide audience with ‘The Truth About Celia.’ Prior to this, he would write the collection of short stories titled ‘Things That Fall From the Sky,’ which was his first book coming out in 2002. He also previously wrote the book ‘City of Names’ in 2002, which was primarily aimed at an audience of younger readers.

Producing a variety of books, he’s created everything from short stories to literary fiction and children’s fiction as well. Creating fiction for collections too, along with periodicals, he’s reached a wider audience, winning awards such as three ‘O. Henry’ prizes in the process. Maintaining a consistent profile and presence both offline and on, he continues to write regularly to this present day.

The Truth About Celia

The debut full fiction title from Kevin Brockmeier, this would originally come out back in 2003 through the Vintage publishing label. A stand-alone title, it provides an engaging and inventive story that’s self-contained, not being a part of any series as such. Straightforward and to the point, readers will get swept up in its lyrical language, with it being both easy to read and follow.

During a tour he’s giving of his historic house, Christopher has left his seven-year-old daughter to play in the garden, only for her to go missing suddenly. Nowhere to be seen with his wife at a recital, Christopher begins to lose himself in his writing, imagining where his daughter might be in the years to follow. Charting her disappearance, he looks at everyone surrounding the case, from his family to the policewoman investigating it. Can he find a sense of truth within his work, where did his daughter disappear to, and just what is the truth about Celia?

This book is a somewhat profound and highly imaginative meditation on the effects of grief and the toll it takes on those involved. Looking at the after-effects of a traumatic event, the story flows along effortlessly and lyrically, using extremely inventive language. The story itself operates on multiple levels, really managing to bring the reader gradually into its rich and evocative world.

The Brief History of the Dead

First published through the Pantheon publishing imprint, this book would this time come out later in 2006. Not a part of any series either, it would initially begin its life as a short story, with the first chapter being released in The New Yorker on the 8th of September, 2003. It combines fantasy and adventure, looking at the souls of the recently deceased living in the afterlife in what is an entirely self-contained narrative.

Set in an afterlife inhabited by souls yet to be forgotten, The City remains a place for the recently departed. Recently, though, residents have been disappearing at an alarming rate, and it’s up to Luka Sims, owner of The City’s one and only newspaper, to find out why. Then there’s Laura Bryd, who’s heading across the ice of the Antarctic after the power falters in her research station, with time running out. How is all this connected, can they find out why everyone’s disappearing, and what will come from the brief history of the dead?

Following up on an extremely inventive premise, this book does deliver on several different levels. There’s an excellent use of character, too, with the world everyone inhabits being fully realized as well, making the most of its location. It’s a creative story with a lot to offer, pulling its audience immediately from the outset and holding them there for the duration.

Book Series In Order » Authors » Kevin Brockmeier

Leave a Reply