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Publication Order of O’Hara & Krekorian Books

Shadows Still Remain (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried on Avenue B (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Travis McKinley Books

with James Patterson
Miracle on the 17th Green (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracle at Augusta (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracle at St. Andrews (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Beach House (With: James Patterson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beach Road (With: James Patterson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Tiger, Tiger (With: James Patterson) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

An American novelist with a lot to say, writer Peter De Jonge is known for collaborating with many leading figures in the literary industry. With a clear and definite message he really manages to put his message across clearly and effectively in a precise and measured tone. Producing both fiction and non-fiction, he has effectively built a brand for himself that is quite unlike any other currently on the market. Knowing exactly what he wants to say and exactly how he’ll say it, he reaches scores of readers worldwide with his style that is both tense and exciting, yet easy to relate to. This can be seen through his bestselling status, which manages to garner huge amounts of acclaim from readers far and wide, both nationally and internationally.

The readers that he writes for have also come to appreciate many of his characters too, many of them becoming iconic over the years. Creating a number series and franchises, he’s managed to gain a heavy amount of momentum with his stories over time. This has led to him becoming the writer that he currently is today, with a lot more set to continue being published in the years to follow.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1954 on the 5th of April, Peter De Jonge was born and raised in the area of Stamford, except for three years as a child living in Switzerland. His father escaped from Germany in 1937, returning eight years later with the U.S. Army to help defeat the German forces, whilst his mother was an artist. Peter himself would attend Princeton University, which he would soon graduate from in 1977 before going on to work for the weekly papers.

Working in Wilton, Ridgefield, Redding and Connecticut, he would work for some time in the weekly papers, delivering on a regular basis. During his teenage years he would also go on to become a highly ranked tennis player, competing in Kalamazoo in the National Juniors. He would also work as a copywriter as well before becoming a writer full time, something which he continues to this day from his home in New York.

Writing Career

It was back in 1996 that Peter De Jonge would write his first novel, which he would also write alongside the highly regarded author James Patterson. This would begin a partnership between the two, which would be continued throughout the following years to come, as the would collaborate frequently. His debut novel would also be the first in a series of ‘Travis McKinley’ novels, which would follow the eponymous lead character of the series title, as the reader sees him progress as a professional PGA golfer. The first novel in the series would be called ‘Miracle at St. Andrews’, and would subsequently be followed by two other novels. Still writing to this day, Jonge maintains a strong profile both online and off, as he has plenty more titles to come yet.

Buried on Avenue B

Published through the ‘Harper’ publishing house, this would come out on the 24th of January in 2012 to much acclaim. Released as the second title in the ongoing ‘O’Hara and Krekorian’ series of novels, it would follow on from ‘Shadows Still Remain’. It would continue the development of its leading protagonist ‘Darlene O’Hara’, as it would see her come to take on another case-file.

Working as a noir detective thriller, this hits all the right beats with its moody and highly evocative atmosphere throughout. With the characters of O’Hara having already been firmly established in the previous novel, she really does manage to come into her element here. The surrounding characters are also given space to grow as individuals too, along with the development of the world overall as a whole. Moving between New York and Florida, it manages to incorporate a wide range of locations as well, making the most of them along the way.

Taking place between the Lower East Side of New York, and area of Sarasota in Florida, this sees a gruesome discovery being made. Finding a makeshift Alphabet City grave, the ghost of a seventeen year-old case rears its head once more after the case was originally made cold. This leads Darlene O’Hara to take up the case as the leading detective, as she aims to get to the bottom of it at all costs. Working as a homicide detective with the Homicide South division, she soon finds that there’s more to this case than initially meets the eye, especially after the media get their hands on it. Will she be able to find out what really happened? Can she find the killer before they strike again? Just why were they buried on Avenue B?

The Beach House

Brought out through the ‘Grand Central Publishing’ label originally, this would first be released on the 10th of June in 2002. Written alongside James Patterson, the two writers would work together to create this stand-alone thriller novel, pooling their resources and talents together for the second time. This title would be followed up with the novel ‘Beach Road’ in 2006, following on directly from the first, as they would work together again for it.

Working as a tense legal thriller, this really manages to make the most of both of the authors talents combined. Pooling their resources together, it creates one highly singular and compelling story that definitely leaves nothing out along the way. With a strong character at the heart of the story it manages to really allow them to come to life over the course of the novel. The surrounding characters are also well fleshed out too, really giving the world a fully tactile feeling, with it taking place in the Hamptons, New York.

A student of the law who is highly driven, Jack Mullen is extremely driven, always devoting himself to it at every turn. Meanwhile his brother, Peter, is a valet to the rich of Hamptons, parking the car’s of the elite, whilst also meeting their other more intimate needs too. That’s when his body is discovered, having been apparently murdered, with his drowning having been no accident, although the police and the justice system doesn’t see it that way. It would seem that their silence has been brought by the billionaires that seek to cover it up, but Jack has a plan of his very own to take them all head on. Will he manage to find the real culprit before it’s too late? Can he take the entire establishment? What really happened at the beach house?

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