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Publication Order of Elm Harbor Books

The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New England White (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Palace Council (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jericho's Fall (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back Channel (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Confirmation Mess: Cleaning Up The Federal Appointments Process (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reflections Of An Affirmative Action Baby (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Integrity (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Civility (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Name In Vain: The Wrongs And Rights Of Relgion In Politics (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

Brooklyn Noir (By: Tim McLoughlin) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Havana Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Las Vegas Noir (By: Jarret Keene) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trinidad Noir (By: Elizabeth Nunez) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Istanbul Noir (By: Tarkan Barlas) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paris Noir (By: Aurélien Masson) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Francisco Noir 2 (By: Peter Maravelis) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portland Noir (By: Monica Drake) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mexico City Noir (By: Paco Ignacio Taibo II) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indian Country Noir (By: Sarah Cortez) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moscow Noir (By: Irina Denezhkina) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Philadelphia Noir (By: Carlin Romano) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barcelona Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Petersburg Noir (By: Pavel Krusanov) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kansas City Noir (By: Steve Paul,Kevin Prufer) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boston Noir 2 (By: Jaime Clarke) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helsinki Noir (By: James Thompson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tel Aviv Noir (By: Assaf Gavron) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zagreb Noir (By: Nada Gašić) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buffalo Noir (By: Kim Chinquee) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marseille Noir (By: Salim Hatubou) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beirut Noir (By: Abbas Beydoun) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stockholm Noir (By: Nathan Larson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rio Noir (By: Tony Bellotto) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brussels Noir (By: Sara Doke) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Juan Noir (By: Mayra Santos-Febres) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oakland Noir (By: JerryThompson) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buenos Aires Noir (By: Ernesto Mallo) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
São Paulo Noir (By: Tony Bellotto) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hong Kong Noir (By: Susan Blumberg- Kason) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houston Noir (By: Gwendolyn Zepeda) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Addis Ababa Noir (By: Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Belgrade Noir (By: Vesna Goldsworthy) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Accra Noir (By: Nana Brew-Hammond) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paris Noir: The Suburbs (By: Cloé Mehdi) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures Books

The American Newness (By: Irving Howe) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revolutions (By: David Brion Davis) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Southern Tradition (By: Eugene D. Genovese) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dissent of the Governed (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Achieving Our Country (By: Richard M. Rorty) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Real American Dream (By: Andrew Delbanco) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reshaping the Work-Family Debate (By: Joan C. Williams) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiger Writing (By: Gish Jen) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations (By: Greil Marcus) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just a Journalist (By: Linda Greenhouse) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Inherit the Dead(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Haven Noir(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Stephen L. Carter
Stephen L. Carter was born October 26, 1954 in Washington, D. C., the second of his parents’ five kids.

He was raised within a family a family devoted to public service. His mom worked as an executive assistant for M. Carl Holman and Julian Bond of the National Urban Coalition. His dad, an attorney turned administrator, was Executive Director of the Washington Urban League, and later a vice president at Cornell University. Carter’s grandad was a successful dentist in Harlem, while his grandma, named Eunice Hunton Carter, was the very first black woman to be a district attorney in New York state.

Stephen graduated from Ithaca High School in the year 1972, and “The Best Black”, his essay, is partially based on his experiences when he was there. While at Ithaca, he was the editor-in-chief of The Tattler, and he pushed hard for students to be represented on the local school board.

He earned his BA in history in 1976 from Stanford University. During his time here, he served as the managing editor for the Stanford Daily. Carter got a J. D. from Yale Law School in the year 1979. While at Yale, he won the prize for best oralist in the Thurmond Arnold Moot Court Competition and he served as a note editor on the Yale Law Journal.

After he graduated from Yale, he served as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and subsequently, for U. S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall from the year 1980 until 1981.

Since the year 1982, he has taught at Yale Law School as the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law. He teaches courses on evidence, ethics in literature, contracts, professional responsibility, intellectual property, and the ethics and law of war.

Stephen’s earned eight honorary degrees, from places that include the University of Notre Dame, Bates College, Hamilton College, and Colgate University.

“The Emperor of Ocean Park” won the 2003 BCALA Literary Award, from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and the 2003 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

He and wife Enola G. Aird, have two kids, and they live in Connecticut and then summer in Martha’s Vineyard.

Stephen’s debut novel, called “The Emperor of Ocean Park”, was released in the year 2002. His work is from the mystery, political, and historical genres, and has written non-fiction politics, affirmative action, and religion. Stephen also writes under the pen name of A. L. Shields.

“The Emperor of Ocean Park” is the first novel in the “Elm Harbor” series and was released in the year 2002. This novel is set in two privileged worlds: the inner circle of one Ivy League law school and the upper crust of African American society of the Eastern seaboard (families that summer at Martha’s Vineyard).

Talcott Garland is a devoted dad, successful as a law professor, and husband of an ambitious and gorgeous woman, whose future desires could threaten the family that he holds so dear. When Judge Oliver Garland, Talcott’s dad and disgraced ex-Supreme Court nominee, is discovered dead under suspicious circumstances, Talcott wonders if his dad was murdered.

Guided by the elements of the mysterious puzzle that his dad left behind, Talcott is forced to risk his career, his marriage, and his life to find justice.

“New England White” is the second novel in the “Elm Harbor” series and was released in the year 2007. Carter takes readers back to Elm Harbor, the New England university town. Here, a murder starts cracking the facade that has hidden all the racial complications of the town’s past, the most hidden bastions of African-American political influence, and the secrets of one prominent family.

In the middle of it all: Julia Carlyle (one of the divinity school’s deputy deans) and Lemaster Carlyle (the university president). African-Americans living in the heart of whiteness. Lemaster is a friend of the president of the United States from way back, while Julia was the murdered guy’s lover from years prior. The meeting point of these links forms the core of one mystery that deepens even while Julia closes in on the politically earth-shattering motive behind this murder.

This is a multi-layered and academic read, with a fast pace that readers found to be very intriguing and confident and filled with highly-accomplished African-American elites. Stephen brilliantly lays out his characters’ judgments about morality and contemporary race relations. LeMaster Carlyle is a highly brilliant and complex villains in all of contemporary fiction.

“Palace Council” is the third novel in the “Elm Harbor” series and was released in the year 2008. During the summer of 1952, twenty prominent guys gather at a secret meeting on Martha’s Vineyard and come up with a plan to manipulate the President of the United States. Shortly after, the body of one of these guys is found by Harlem’s rising literary star, named Eddie Wesley.

Eddie’s younger sister mysteriously vanishes, Eddie and Aurelia Treene (the woman he loves) are pulled ito what becomes a two decade search for truth. While Aurelia and Eddie discover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms in New York through the shady corners of radical politics. It goes all the way to the Oval Office.

“Jericho’s Fall” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2009. Jericho Ainsley (once the head of the CIA and longtime Wall Street titan), in one imposing house in the Colorado Rockies, lies dying.

He summons to his bedside Beck DeForde, the younger lady that he threw his career away for twenty years back and mired them both in a scandal. She believes she’s there to just say goodbye, however is soon drawn into a battle of wits being fought over one explosive secret that foreign governments and powerful corporations alike would like to wrest from Jericho before he finally passes on.

The novel embraces a wide range of issues, from the meltdown of the world financial system to the morality of intelligence operations. It creates, in Beck DeForde, an unforgettable heroine for this turbulent modern time.

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