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Publication Order of The Patrick Bowers Files Books

The Pawn (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rook (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bishop (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Opening Moves (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkmate (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Wicked Man (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Bowers Files: The New York Years Books

Every Crooked Path (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Deadly Kiss (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blur Trilogy Books

Blur (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fury (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Jevin Banks Experience Books

Placebo (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Singularity (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Quest for Celestia (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runawayland (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Synapse (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broker of Lies (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

Worship Sketches 2 Perform (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Worship Sketches 2 Perform (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Edge (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drama for Real Life (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Never the Same (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Jawdroppers (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Smell Like God (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creative Storytelling Guide for Children’s Ministry (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Evolution of a Poker Player (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
24 Tandem Bible Hero Story Scripts For Children's Ministry (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Believe It! (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Old Testament QuickSkits for Kids (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Praying from the Gut (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Astonishing Tales of Spiritual Truth (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crazy & Creative Bible Stories for Preteens (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sharable Parables (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Becoming Real (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Story: Recapture the Mystery (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gather Round the Dinner Fable (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sailing Between the Stars (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 New Testament Interactive Stories for Young Children (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Old Testament Interactive Stories for Young Children (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bible Story QuickSkits for 2 Kids (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Heart Exposed Talking to God with Nothing to Hide (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Heart Exposed (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flirting with the Forbidden (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Story: Our Journey of Heartache and Grace from Eden to Evermore (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Story Trumps Structure (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meeting the Mystery (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creating Characters (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Simply Fabulous Bible Skits for Kids! (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Discover Torch Enameling (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troubleshooting Your Novel (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of the Tale (With: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Suspense Magazine January 2010(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suspense Magazine September 2012(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Steven James is a bestselling author who is beyond the boundaries of Genre. He has authored several marvels of non-fiction, fantasy and drama. The titles like Patrick Bowers and Jevin Banks thriller series are some of the masterpieces written by Steven. He has authored more than three dozen titles and continues to author more enigmatic pieces of literature.

Early and Personal Life
Steven James is a matured author born in 1969 in Wisconsin, he later on moved to Tennessee. He earned his Master of Arts in Storytelling from the East Tennessee State University in 1997.
He lives in the mesmerizing foothills of the Smoky Mountains of the eastern Tennessee. He lives with his wife and three daughters and has a very close knit family.
He loves to adventure and his hobbies include trail running, rock climbing and other adventure sports.
He is an avid fan of Coffee and loves to have it dark. He brews his own dark roast coffee to enjoy the fresh intense taste of the dark coffee.
Speaking makes him feel lively and is a very passionate speaker who loves his job.

Writing career
While most of the writers start early, Steven started very late. His first publication was in 2001. From 2001 to 2009 he wrote many single titles either alone or coauthored it with other writers.
In 2007, his career got a huge boost when his first crime novel Pawn got a huge success. Since then, Steven mostly writes about criminal mysteries or psychological thrillers and is said to transform the genre into a new level.
He is one of the seven Master CarftFest instructors at ThrillerFest. Thrillerfest is an event organized in North America with an aim to train aspiring suspense writers into professional writers. A good number of leading writers in the genre give him the credit for inspiring and shaping them into a great writer.
He has been praises like no other author is ever praised by the critics and the industry experts. The Suspense Magazine says that he has set a new standard in the suspense writings. The publishers weekly praises him saying he is a master story teller at the top of his game.
He has won the Christy Award thrice in his writing career along with several other awards and recognition.
The philosophical insights in his stories give his writings an edge to win over the hearts of the readers.
Best-selling Publications
Steven James has authored more than three dozen titles over a period of more than a decade. It is a very tough choice to make if one is asked to pick a few books as his best works. The books are incomparable and exceptional and set new standards for suspense writings. With every new title he puzzles the industry with a more refined writing style and presentation. Here are some of his best works that won the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

The Pawn
The Pawn is the first book of the Patrick Bowers Files Series. One of the best works by Steven, The Pawn has won several awards and recognitions for Steven.
The story is set in North California where a special agent Patrick Bowers is called for consultation on an area serial killer. When Patrick works on the case he unravels a mysterious deadly game of horror and bloodshed.
The killer is cunning and lethal psychopath who is always one step ahead of the law. Patrick has a severe challenge to stop this killer before he strikes again and takes another innocent life.
The killer calls himself ‘Illusionist’ and it will take all the mental abilities and instincts of Patrick to understand him and stop him before he kills some more innocent civilians.
The challenge before Patrick is that he is not able to put the pieces together and find a pattern in the series of crimes. He has to unravel the common factor connecting all the crimes to identify the next victim and nab the ‘Illusionist’.
The book is full of mysteries and it is a challenging task to take a break from reading. If you start the book, you will never feel like stopping until you finish the last page.

Opening Moves
The story is set at Milwaukee and the year is 1997, a time when the city is faces a hard time with Jaffery Dahmer a criminal is terrorizing the city with one crime after another.
The series of kidnappings and mutilations start happening in the city once again and the police is forced to conclude that a copycat of Jaffery is one the loose. However, Patrick Bowers a homicide detective with the police is convinced that there is more to the story. He believes that the serial killer and kidnapper is more than a copycat.
The story takes an amazing turn when Patrick finds out that the crimes committed by the serial killer have the traits of some of the most brutal killers of all time. He finds relevance to the most macabre killer in the whole nation.
The story is one of the most addictive books in the Patrick Bowers series and will force you to read chapter after chapter.

Blur is the first book of the Blur trilogy released in 2014, one of the best books ever written in the suspense genre and beating all the books authored by Steven, the book is a marvel to read.
The story is set in an isolated town of Wisconsin, Beldon. The whole town is shocked when the body of a high school freshman is found in the lake Algonquin. Just like everyone else in the town her sixteen year old friend Daniel Byers believes that she died of an accident.
The story takes an amazing turn when she appears and speaks to him at her funeral. Her visions rip him apart and is terrified at the beginning.
He is later on convinced that the visions and disappearance have a correlation and she is trying to tell him about the mysterious circumstances of her death.
When Daniel looks into her death he finds out that there are several unanswered mysteries around the death.He is so influenced by the situation that he starts seeing visions in the broad daylight and is unable to distinguish between reality and the visions.
In such a challenging situation, Daniel tries to uncover the mysteries of his friend’s death.
The breathtaking thriller full of twists and turns that will keep you spellbound till you finish reading the whole book.

Steven is a natural writer of suspense, he writes suspense with such a precision that there is no room for a break from the story. Every page is full of mysteries and there is a series of mysteries beautifully placed in all his writings. Steven is a must read author in the suspense genre.

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