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Megan Abbott Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Normandy Gold (With: Alison Gaylin) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Street Was Mine (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

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

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

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

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

with Lawrence Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Duane Swierczynski, Andrew Vachss, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories (With: Lawrence Block,Joe R. Lansdale,Joyce Carol Oates,Duane Swierczynski,Andrew Vachss,Francine Prose,Jonathan Santlofer) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black DahliaWhite Rose (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Damn Near Dead(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detroit Noir(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hell of a Woman(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queens Noir(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phoenix Noir(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Picador Book of 40(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
USA Noir(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
USA Noir(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mississippi Noir(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Megan Abbott is an American author who was born in the year 1971 in suburban Detroit. She grew up in the same locality and graduated from Michigan University. Abbott went on to pursue her Ph.D. in literature from New York University. She moved on to become a teacher at New York University, which is also the state University of New York. In the year 2013-2014, Megan Abbott went ahead to become the John Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is known for writing some of the best crime fiction novels of all times. It was the famous writer Jeffery Eugenides who served to be a major motivation and inspiration for Megan as she grew up. It was his book ‘The Virgin Suicides’ that had a great impact on Megan’s mind. She is also very fond of film noir and classic noir fiction. Apart from being a novelist, Megan has written several columns and novels for newspapers, including Los Angeles Times. Megan’s interest in writing has led her further to write blogs as well. She and another famous author, Sara Gran, work together to prepare these blogs.

Megan Abbot’s books have won numerous acclamations. She has also been nominated for as a recipient of many prestigious literary awards, most of which she has won. Megan’s works are not limited to just fiction writings. She has also penned down several non-fictional masterpieces which have been published in newspapers like The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal. Megan Abbott’s book review was published in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Several other places where her non-fictional writings have found place include Salon and The Believer, which are popular media websites followed by a large number of readers on the social media. She has also worked as an editor for the anthology of short crime fiction stories “A Hell of a Woman.”

Megan has won the Edgar Award for Outstanding Fiction, for her 2008 novel Queenpin. She also won the Barry Award for Best Paperback Novel in the same year for the book Queenpin, which was published on 2007. The novel had also earned a nomination for the Anthony Award for the Best Paperback Original. However, it didn’t win the award. The book won a lot of accolades from writers and readers all around the globe and was cited as one of the best crime fiction thrillers of all times. In the list of Time’s ’23 Authors We Admire’, Megan Abbott held a position in the year 2011. Publisher’s Weekly, a famous name in the world of fiction stories and novels, gave her book ‘ The End of Everything’ a starry review and the book went on to receive a lot of admiration.Apart from this, her other novels have won her several nominations too. Her novel ‘Bury Me Deep’ had been given a nomination for Anthony Award for Best Paperback Book of the Year. Megan has published numerous books, and all of them belong to the same genre, that is crime fiction. She also has to her credit a published short story ‘My Heart is Either Broken.’ The story was published in the year 2013 in the anthology titled ‘Dangerous Women.’ Some of her famous novels include Queenpin, Bury Me Deep, and The Fever.

Die a Little (2005)

Inspired by her love for noir fiction, the first book of Megan Abbott was a nifty noir too. Die a Little is set in a post-war era which focuses on how a young and a very respectable woman falls for the hard-boiled Underworld in Los Angeles. The book gives us a picturesque view of the glamorous world of the 1950s and also some insight into the Los Angeles’ infamous Underworld. The protagonist of the book is Lora King, a young blond schoolteacher. She has a brother whom she lives with named Bill. He works as a junior investigator in the office of the District Attorney. She is living a happy and comfortable, suburban life without worries. However, things take a downwards dip when Bil falls in love with a strange woman, Alice Steele. Alice works as a wardrobe assistant in Hollywood and has a rather shady and disturbing past. The equilibrium in the life of Lora and Bill is lost as this new character brings in a lot of turns and twists in their life.

Bill soon marries Alice, and despite Lora’s hatred for her new sister-in-law, there is nothing she can do except for living with envy and distrust. When Alice gets a tighter hold on her brother Bill, Lora is extremely jealous, but there is nothing she could do. .Worried about her brother and driven by the feeling of jealousy and mistrust regarding Alice’s history, Lora is lured into the dark alleys and the shadowed world of seamy Los Angeles. Lora assumes the role of a junior detective and then moves on to unearth the world full of prostitution, drugs and even murder in the dark pall of the Underworld. She comes across Mike, an amoral journalist and she slowly falls in a relationship with the guy. Mike knows about Alice’s past and in an attempt to find out more about it from Mike, Lora loses herself and comes to a point where her life greatly resembles Alice’s present and past.

The Song is You (2007)

Another noir in the series of crime fictions, The Song is You is a rather pungent and vigorous novel by Megan Abbott. Set in the year 1949, the story starts with Jean Spangler kissing her five-year-old daughter goodbye and leaving for a shoot. She is a star and has a shoot at the Hollywood Studio.However, she has never seen again after this incident. The only clues left are her purse, a broken strap, a cryptic note and some rumors about her ugly love life.The protagonist of the story is Jil Hopkins, who is a Hollywood publicist with his career being on a high. However, two years after Jean’s disappearance, he is somehow dragged into the drama, and one of Jean’s friend blames Jim for hiding the whereabouts of Jean on the night that she disappeared. Guilt and the fear of blackmailing take over him and Jim decides to uncover the mystery before a competitive rival female journalist does.

Jim thinks he can handle all that might be behind his case, but the deeper he digs, the more ugly and horrifying things are unearthed about the Hollywood’s inner world. The novel reveals the dirty secrets and the dark alleys of the Tinseltown which attract the young generation.

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