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Publication Order of Pendergast Books

with Douglas Preston
Relic (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reliquary (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cabinet of Curiosities (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Still Life with Crows (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brimstone (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dance of Death (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Dead (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wheel of Darkness (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cemetery Dance (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fever Dream (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Vengeance (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extraction (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Graves (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Fire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Labyrinth (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Shore (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Obsidian Chamber (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Endless Night (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verses for the Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strange Case of Monsieur Bertin (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crooked River (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodless (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cabinet of Dr. Leng (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel of Vengeance (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strange Case of Monsieur Bertin is short story from the Preston/Child website.

Publication Order of Dr. Jeremy Logan Books

Publication Order of Gideon Crew Books

with Douglas Preston
Gideon's Sword (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gideon's Corpse (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Island (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Ice Limit (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pharaoh Key (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nora Kelly Books

with Douglas Preston

Publication Order of Tales of the Dark Books

Tales of the Dark (With: Bram Stoker,Charlotte Perkins Gilman) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Dark 3 (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Mount Dragon (With: Douglas Preston) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riptide (With: Douglas Preston) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Match (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ice Limit (With: Douglas Preston) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Utopia / Lethal Velocity (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tales of the Dark(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Dark 2(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone Fishing and Other Stories(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
FaceOff(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaslighted: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Techno-thriller and horror author Lincoln Child has become highly regarded for his fast-paced and well researched stories. He also tends to write with the author Douglas Preston and, not only that, a motion-picture of one of his novels, ‘Relic’, has been made.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1957 in the coastal town of Westport Connecticut USA, Lincoln Child has become a well established author of horror and techno-thrillers. Now living in Morristown, New Jersey he gained a major in English after graduating from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. To begin with he was an editorial assistant for Saint Martin’s Press, a position which he gained in 1979. By 1984 he was promoted to being a full-time editor. This was to be the basis of much of his experience as he edited large quantities of fiction novels during his time here.

During his time at St. Martin’s Press he founded their horror division for a mass-market audience. Shortly afterwards in 1987 he left though to become a systems analyst for ‘MetLife’, a life insurance company. It was in 1995 he completed his first book ‘Relic’, after which he left the company to pursue his own writing career. Having teamed up with Douglas Preston they formed a working relationship which helped build much of his career as they created a substantial amount of work together. It was in 2003 that he finished and published his first solo novel ‘Utopia’. Then in 2011 he made it to the top of the The New York Times best-seller list.

Writing Career

Having penned over seventeen novels to date, Lincoln Child holds for himself an impressive resume. Working with Douglas Preston for much of it, they’re both well renowned for their in-depth and thorough research. Their first book together, ‘Relic’, was published in 1995 by Tor Books and received much praise and critical acclaim. In 1997 they had the Hollywood adaptation come out to mixed reviews, yet it still managed to reach number one in the box office at the time. This was the year they also released a sequel novel titled ‘Reliquary’ which reached the top of The New York Times best-seller list.

These books were soon to make up the beginning of ‘The Pendergast’ series of novels featuring special-agent Aloysius Pendergast as their lead protagonist. Also featured were other members of the Pendergast family over the course of the books. Amongst this series were two trilogies; ‘The Diogenes Trilogy’ and ‘The Helen Trilogy’.

They’ve followed this up with ‘The Gideon Crew’ series along with their various other novels. A series titled ‘Wyman Ford’ has also been proposed, which they recently begun with the release of ‘The Kraken Project’. Lincoln Child has penned five solo projects and will continue to write into the foreseeable future. Being a New York Times best-selling author, he’s implemented his works across platforms as his working relationship with Preston continues to this day. They interact with their many fans both online and off, building feedback to help inform and inspire their work both now and into the future.


Set inside a fictionalized version of the American Museum of Natural History that’s currently found in New York City, this marked the first book where Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston worked together, as well as initiating the Pendergast series. When there’s a number of violent murders taking place in the run up to the opening of a large new exhibition titled ‘Superstition’, it’s up to a select few to solve the case and find out who is causing them. Soon all the evidence lines up pointing to an expedition that took place previously involving the museum, as a group headed into the rainforests of Brazil looking for the lost Kothoga tribe. With all the evidence they find that it is Mbwun, an insane lizard god of the Kothoga people, who is committing all the murders due to a relic depicting his image being part of the upcoming exhibition.

With the knowledge that various museum officials knew who was behind these murders, but kept it all hidden to avoid further upset, it is up to the protagonists to prevent it from happening again and bring those responsible to justice. Featured in this novel is Special Agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast for the first time in what is to be a recurring role in the book’s subsequent sequels. With the help of other such characters as NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta and Margo Green, a student graduate working at the museum, they must all come together to finish the case and defeat the monster within. Can they manage it though and help make the museum a safe place once again? Will they be able to bring justice to those who need it most?


Marking the first solo novel of Lincoln Child, this particular story tells of an amusement park set in the future called ‘Utopia’. Relying primarily on robotics and holographic projections, it sees the program designer of the robots populating the park, Dr. Andrew Warne, as he’s called into help manage an issue. On arriving he finds that John Doe, a mysterious man with not much information on him, is keeping the park held hostage. Within the park itself there are five various ‘worlds’ all set around distinctive themes. As a ransom is placed on the park by a group of criminals, it is up to Warne to thwart their efforts. He must do so as it soon transpires that his daughter is amongst those held hostage in the park. None of the guests have any knowledge that this is going on and Warne hopes to keep it that way as he looks to prevent the criminal’s nefarious plan.

Navigating the futuristic world of his own creation, he must contend with the horrors that lie in-store for him throughout. With plenty of scares along the way, he must outsmart the enemy and save the day, all whilst going undetected by the regular park guests. Can he defeat the evil villain and manage to save everyone? Will he get his daughter back and go back home in one piece? This original first time effort from Lincoln Child shows a departure from his usual fare as he attempts to stand on his own and make a name for himself.

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