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Warren Murphy Books In Order

Publication Order of Destroyer Books

Created, The Destroyer (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Check (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chinese Puzzle (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mafia Fix (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Quake (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Therapy (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Union Bust (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summit Chase (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder's Shield (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Squad (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill or Cure (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slave Safari (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Acid Rock (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgment Day (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Ward (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oil Slick (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last War Dance (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Money (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy Terror (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assassin's Play-Off (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Seeds (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Drain (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child's Play (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King's Curse (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Dreams (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Enemy Hands (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Temple (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ship of Death (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Death (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mugger Blood (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Head Men (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Chromosomes (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voodoo Die (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chained Reaction (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Cast (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Play (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bottom Line (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bay City Blast (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing Link (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Games (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firing Line (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timber Line (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Man (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance of Power (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spoils of the War (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Next of Kin (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying Space (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Profit Motive (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin Deep (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Time (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shock Value (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fool's Gold (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Trial (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Drop (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master's Challenge (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Encounter Group (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Date with Death (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Total Recall (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arms of Kali (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Game (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lords of the Earth (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventh Stone (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sky is Falling (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Alchemist (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Yesterday (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sue Me (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look Into My Eyes (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Old-Fashioned War (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Ties (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eleventh Hour (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return Engagement (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sole Survivor (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Line of Succession (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking Wounded (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rain of Terror (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Crusade (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coin of the Realm (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Smoke and Mirrors (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shooting Schedule (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Sentence (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostile Takeover (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival Course (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skull Duggery (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ground Zero (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Lust (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arabian Nightmare (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mob Psychology (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Death (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Horse (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost in the Machine (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Warrior (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Dragon (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terminal Transmission (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feeding Frenzy (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Priestess (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infernal Revenue (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Identity Crisis (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target of Opportunity (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Color of Fear (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Rites (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bidding War (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unite and Conquer (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Engines of Destruction (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angry White Mailmen (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scorched Earth (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Water (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bamboo Dragon (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Obsession (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Say Die (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prophet of Doom (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Storm (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Empire Dreams (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Failing Marks (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Misfortune Teller (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Reel (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Genes (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Watts (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fade to Black (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Monarch (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pound of Prevention (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Syndication Rites (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disloyal Opposition (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Stuff (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Air Raid (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Market Force (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Beginning (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father to Son (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waste Not, Want Not (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unnatural Selection (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf's Bane (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troubled Waters (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloody Tourists (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Political Pressure (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unpopular Science (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Industrial Evolution (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Contest (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Thing (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Ages (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frightening Strikes (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mindblower (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Dog (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy Mother (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Bones (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the World (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Destroyer Short Stories Books

The Day Remo Died (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Song (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Number Two (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Destroyer Books

The Day Remo Died is a prequel novella that tells the origin of the Remo Williams character.

Publication Order of Razoni & Jackson Books

City in Heat (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead End Street (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Night Stand (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down and Dirty (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lynch Town (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Digger Books

Smoked Out (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fool's Flight (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Letter (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucifer's Weekend (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trace Books

Trace (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
47 Miles of Rope (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Elephants Forget (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once a Mutt (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pigs Get Fat (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Old a Cat (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Up with Fleas (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Grandmaster Books

Grandmaster (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Priest (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forever King Books

The Forever King (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Broken Sword (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New Destroyer Books

Choke Hold (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guardian Angel (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Reckoning (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Ratings (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legacy Books

Forgotten Son (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Fields (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Overload (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial and Terror (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mother Mine (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Laughing Matter (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Proof (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Leonardo's Law (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atlantic City (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Moon (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ceiling of Hell (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remo: The Adventure Begins (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hand of Lazarus (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sure Thing (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Temple Dogs (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jericho Day (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scorpion's Dance (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Carnival (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honor Among Thieves (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Without End (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodline (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Destroyer World: New Blood (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Assassin's Handbook (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destroyer World: The Way Of The Assassin (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Warren Murphy was one of the noteworthy authors from The United States, who was famous for writing thriller, science fiction, and crime fiction books. He was particularly well known for writing the highly successful series called the Destroyer, which went on to become the basis of the Hollywood movie titled Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. Author Murphy was born on September 13, 1933 in the Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Initially, he used to work in the fields of politics and journalism. He stopped all of it later when he came up with the Destroyer series, which he co-wrote with author Richard Sapir in the year 1971. Author Murphy has also worked as a screenwriter for a couple of Hollywood films. The works of Murphy have helped him to win more than a dozen awards at the national level, which include multiple Shamaus and Edgar Awards. Apart from writing thriller books, author Murphy also used to involve himself in giving lectures at the college and university levels. Before the start of his writing career, Murphy has tried working for a number of jobs, including working on a farm as well as as a public relations in charge at a brother. The list of other odd jobs that he was associated with include being a sequin polisher, newspaper editor, a movie usher, etc. According to him, he became bad after trying out all these jobs and became an author. His writing career spanned for more than 200 books. In between his career, he decided to take retirement from writing on many occasions, but was not able to do so somehow. Eventually, he continued to write books until the final days of his life. He remained a futurist all through his life and even tried entering into the world of electronic publication.

During the later stages of his life, he went on to establish his own publishing company in collaboration with his sons. The name of his publishing company is Destroyer Books. Author Murphy is best known for writing the books of the Destroyer series. The series consists of more than 150 novels and has sold more than 50 million copies all over the world in print alone. This makes this series one of the longest running ones and it is also included in the list of all time bestselling series. Many movies, television pilots, rip-offs, etc., have been made based on the books of this series. Because of his immense success and vast experience in writing crime and thriller books, he is regarded as a teacher and a mentor to a whole generation of writers of the thriller and crime genres. The books and novels written by author Murphy have helped him to win a total of 10 national awards, of which 2 are Edgar award and 2 are Shamus awards. In addition to these awards, he has also received numerous nominations throughout his career. The movies for which he has written screenplays include Lethal Weapon II and The Eiger Sanction, which stars Clint Eastwood in the lead role. A television show called ‘Murphy’s Law’ is based on his novel series titled Trace. This TV show stars Maggie Han and George Segal. Author Murphy has served as a board member of the MWA. Also, he was associated with various other writers’ association as a member, including Screenwriters Guild, Association of International Crime Writers, League of American Crime Writers, etc. He had married multiple times and had a total of 7 children. One of his former wives is Nancy Cartwright, whom he had married in the year 1988 and divorced in the year 2002. They had two children together. The death of author Murphy occurred on September 4, 2015, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.

One of the most popular novel series written by Warren Murphy is known as Legacy. The Legacy series consists of 5 books in total, which were released between the years 2012 and 2015. This series is full of action packed sequences and is said to be based on the well known Destroyer series. In developing this series, author Murphy had collaborated with Gerald Welch. The two tried to make the readers aware of the mythical martial art form of Sinanju through this novel series. The books in the series revolve around the happenings in the lives of the chief characters named Stone Smith and Freya Williams, who are depicted by author Murphy as siblings and the experts in Sinanju. One of the famous books of this series is titled as ‘Forgotten Son’. It was released by the Destroyer publication in the year 2012. At the start of the book, author Murphy has shown that for more than 5000 years, there have been 3 binding rules for all the Sinanju Masters. First, the payment should always be done in gold and no checks are allowed. The second rule says that there is only 1 Master and 1 pupil. And according to the final rule, no woman is allowed to receive the training of Sinanju. One of the characters named Sunny Joe Roam is depicted as not agreeing with the last 2 rules. He intends to fulfill the oldest commitment of his tribe and would go to any extent to do so. He decides to give the Sinanju training to Stone Smith and his half sister named Freya Williams. With this, Sunny hopes that the tribe as well the brother-sister pair will usher into a new era. After getting trained in the deadly form of martial art, Freya and Stone are asked to accompany their new boss named Benjamin Cole and help him in stopping the Great Ninja Army of Mexico from entering into the southwestern region of the United States. Now, Sunny seems eager to see how well the pair makes use of their Sinanju training.

Another popular book written by Murphy in the series is titled as ‘Mother Mine’. The Destroyer Books also released this book in the year 2015. Author Murphy has shown at the beginning of this book’s plot that Stone and Freya think of quitting as the deadly assassins. They are about to discover the truths related to their past lives and if this happens, Sunny fears that the future of Sinanju will be lost forever. When Stone comes across his long lost mother, he becomes extremely thrilled. However, his thought of having a simple and easy family is about to be proven wrong as he is about to learn some hard facts about his family. On the other hand, his sister has gone away to explore her family heritage in the other part of the world. There, she lands in a great trouble when her homeland’s might warriors get murdered and she becomes the prime suspect. It appears that someone is trying to frame her and make her pay in blood. Now, it is up to Stone to visit his homeland and save his sister from the dangerous situation. But, for doing so, he will have to make use of Sinanju once again. Stone does not think twice as this time, her sister’s life is at stake.


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