Jacqueline Carey Books

Jacqueline Carey Book List

Jacqueline Carey is the author of the epic fantasy series The Kushiel Universe.

Born 1964 in Highland Park, Illinois, and currently living in western Michigan, Jacqueline Carey attended Lake Forest College, and graduated with B.A.'s in psychology and English literature. She worked on her novels while working at the art center of a local college and after ten years had success with the publication of her first book Kushiel's Dart in 2001 which was the recipient of the 2002 Locus Award for Best First Novel.

The first trilogy in The Kushiel Universe series , Kushiel's Legacy, consisting of Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen and Kushiel's Avatar, introduces her main characters, Phèdre nò Delaunay - a courtesan, Joscelyn - a warrior monk, and Hyacynthe - a gypsy. Phèdre nò Delaunay, a courtesan's flawed and unwanted daughter is sold into indenture to Anafiel Delauney,  Joscelyn is employed to protect her and Hyacynthe is her best friend.

The map of Terre d'Ange, the "Land of the Angels," bears a striking resemblance to that of France. In the world of Terre d'Ange, the D'Angelines are a race of people descended from eight fallen angels and humans.  They follow the demi-god, Elua, whose precept is "Love as thou wilt" , but the houses also follow other angels such as Kushiel.

It's influence is very French, its not about angels, its about politics and intrigue and sword fights much like Three musketeers or Pirates of the Caribbean but with a sense of beauty for extremes of colour and passion.

Kushiel Universe

Kushiel's Legacy:

* Kushiel's Dart (June 2001)
* Kushiel's Chosen (April 2002)
* Kushiel's Avatar (April 2003)
* Earth Begotten (limited edition companion book)

The second trilogy, named Treason's Heir in the UK but better known as the Imriel trilogy, is a continuation of the storyline started in Kushiel's Legacy. Phèdre and Jocelyn take second place to the main protagonist, Imriel nò Montrève de la Courcel, third in line for the throne of Terre d'Ange and adopted son of Phèdre nò Delaunay de Montrève. Imriel was first introduced in Kushiel's Chosen as the traitor Melisande's infant son.

Imriel Trilogy:

* Kushiel's Scion (June 2006)
* Kushiel's Justice (June, 2007)
* Kushiel's Mercy (June, 2008)

The third trilogy, whose second novel is due in June 2010, takes place centuries after both trilogies and features the protagonist Moirin of the Maghuinn Dhon. Moirin is half-D'Angeline and half Cruithne, touched by the blessing of Naamah.

Moirin Trilogy:

* Naamah's Kiss (June, 2009)
* Naamah’s Curse (June 2010)
* Naamah’s Blessing (tentative title) (Forthcoming)

Other Series

The Sundering:

* Banewreaker (November 2004)
* Godslayer (August 2005)

Santa Olivia:

* Santa Olivia (May, 2009)
* Santitos At Large (2011)

Short Stories

* "You and You Alone" is a return to the Kushiel universe and is the awaited love story of Anafiel Delauney and Rolande de la Courcel. This will appear in Songs of Love and Death, edited by George RR Martin (2010)
* "In The Matter of Fallen Angels" (in Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology (2006), edited by Steven Savile and Alethea Kontis)
* "The Isle of Women" (in Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy (2004), edited by the Rev. Andrew Greeley)
* "Jazznight" in I-94: A Collection of Southwest Michigan Writers (1997)

Online archived short stories (see wikipedia entry)

* "The Peacock Boy,"in The Scroll (issue 4, 1995), edited by Thom O'Connor
* "Actaeon," in The Scroll (issue 6, 1995)
* "The Antedivulians," Prisoners of the Night #9 (1995)
* "In the City," in Quanta (1995), edited by Daniel K. Appelquist
* "Bludemagick," in InterText (issue #26, July-August 1995), edited by Jason Snell
* "What Bled Through the Wall," in Clique of the Tomb Beetle (1996)


* Angels: Celestial Spirits in Legend & Art (1997)

See Also

Who Writes Like Jacqueline Carey?

Source: Wikipedia contributors, 'Jacqueline Carey', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 May 2010, 00:59 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jacqueline_Carey&oldid=361182988>

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Michael Connelly Books

Michael Connelly Book List

Harry Bosch series

1. The Black Echo (1992)
2. The Black Ice (1993)
3. The Concrete Blonde (1994)
4. The Last Coyote (1995)
5. Trunk Music (1997)
6. Angels Flight (1999)
7. A Darkness More Than Night (2001) – also featuring Terry McCaleb and Jack McEvoy
8. City Of Bones (2002)
9. Lost Light (2003)
10. The Narrows (2004) – also featuring Rachel Walling and Terry McCaleb plus a short appearance by Cassidy Black.
11. The Closers (2005)
12. Echo Park (2006) – also featuring Rachel Walling
13. The Overlook (2007) – also featuring Rachel Walling
14. 9 Dragons (2009) – also including Mickey Haller
15. The Reversal (2010) – also including Mickey Haller

Mickey Haller series

1. The Lincoln Lawyer (2005)
2. The Brass Verdict (2008) – featuring Harry Bosch and Jack McEvoy
3. The Reversal (2010) – also featuring Harry Bosch

Other novels

The Poet (1996) – featuring Jack McEvoy and Rachel Walling
Blood Work (1998) – featuring Terry McCaleb
Void Moon (2000) – featuring Cassie Black
Chasing the Dime (2002) – featuring Henry Pierce
The Scarecrow (2009) – featuring Jack McEvoy and Rachel Walling

Short stories

"Two-Bagger" – in Murderers' Row (2001) and The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002).
"Cahoots" – in Measures of Poison (2002)
"After Midnight" – in Men from Boys (2003)
"Christmas Even" – in Murder...and All That Jazz (2004); a Harry Bosch story (partner: Jerry Edgar)
"Cielo Azul" – in Dangerous Women (2005); a Harry Bosch and Terry McCaleb story (backstory to A Darkness More than Night)
One story published anonymously in The Secret Society Of Demolition Writers (2005)
"Angle of Investigation" – in Plots with Guns (2005) and The Penguin Book Of Crime Stories (2007) – continuation of The Closers; with Harry Bosch (partner: Kiz Rider)
"Mulholland Dive" – in Los Angeles Noir (2007), and Prisoner of Memory (2008)
"Suicide Run" – in Hollywood and Crime (2007)
"One Dollar Jackpot" – in Dead Man's Hand (2007)
"Father's Day" – in The Blue Religion (2008); a Harry Bosch story (partner: Ignacio Ferras)

As Editor

The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) – collected short stories.
Murder In Vegas (2005) – collected short stories.
In the Shadow of the Master (2009) – collected short stories by Edgar Allan Poe re-written by current mystery writers including Sue Grafton and Stephen King

Non Fiction

Crime Beat (2006), collected journalism from the Sun-Sentinel and Los Angeles Times

Recurring Characters

Every character on this list, including those who have been the main characters of their own books, has appeared in a Harry Bosch book.

Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch – a Los Angeles Police Department detective who retired and became a private investigator for a couple of novels, before returning to LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit, a fictional unit based on LAPD's actual Cold Case Homicide Unit, and later the Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) Homicide Special Unit.

Michael "Mickey" Haller – criminal defense attorney; Harry Bosch's half-brother

Terrell "Terry" McCaleb – former FBI agent (deceased)
Jack McEvoy – crime reporter, brother of one of the Poet's victims
Cassidy "Cassie" Black – burglar and ex-con
Rachel Walling – FBI agent, who dated Bosch and now dates McEvoy

Each of these characters has appeared in at least two novels of Connelly's books.

Irvin S. Irving – former LAPD Deputy Chief and Bosch's chief nemesis in the department; now an L.A. city councilman
Francis "Frankie" Sheehan – Bosch's original partner in Robbery-Homicide Division (deceased)
Jerry "Jed" Edgar – Bosch's former partner in Hollywood Homicide squad; now a detective leader there
Kizmin "Kiz" Rider – Bosch's former partner in Hollywood Homicide squad and the RHD Open-Unsolved Unit; now an aide to the L.A. chief of police
Ignacio "Iggy" Ferras – Bosch's former partner in the RHD Homicide Special Unit (deceased)
John Chastain – former LAPD Internal Affairs detective (deceased)
Harvey "Ninety-Eight" Pounds – Bosch's ex-supervisor in Hollywood Homicide squad (deceased)
Lieutenant Grace "Bullets" Billets – Pounds' successor as Bosch's supervisor in Hollywood Homicide squad
Eleanor Wish – ex-FBI agent, ex-con and Bosch's ex-wife, mother of Bosch's daughter Maddie; moved to Hong Kong (deceased)
Robert "Bob" Backus – ex-FBI agent; the serial killer "The Poet" (deceased)
Roy Lindell (aka "Luke Goshen") – FBI agent
Janis Langwiser – a criminal defense attorney
Keisha Russell – Los Angeles Times reporter, now based in D.C., who occasionally provided information for Bosch; McEvoy's ex-wife
Thelma Kibble – Cassie Black's parole officer
Maddie Bosch – daughter of Bosch and Eleanor Wish; now lives with Bosch in L.A.

Film & TV
Michael Connelly was one of the creators and executive producers of Level 9, a science fiction action TV series that aired for 13 episodes in the 2000-2001 season on the UPN television network.

His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who also played the lead role.

As of 2009, a film based on the novel Void Moon is in pre-production, with a screenplay by playwright Michael Cristofer, and Connelly himself co-wrote the screenplay for The Equalizer, a pre-production film adaptation of the TV series.

Connelly was the subject of the 2004 video documentary Blue Neon Night: Michael Connelly's Los Angeles. He also made a guest appearance as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.

Source: Wikipedia contributors, 'Michael Connelly', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 May 2010, 01:00 UTC,

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William Coughlin Books

William Coughlin Book List

Information online suggests that 16 books were written before Coughlin's  death in 1992 so I have a feeling this list is just slightly incomplete.

Charley Sloan Series

Shadow of a Doubt (1991)
Death Penalty (1992)

Posthumous Publication

The Judgment (1997)
The Court (1999)
Proof of Intent (2002) (with Walter Sorrells)


Dividend Was Death (1968)
The Destruction Committee (1971)
Grinding Mill (1973)
No More Dreams
The Widow Wondered Why
Day of Wrath (1980)
The Stalking Man (1981)
Twelve Apostles (1984)
Her Honor (1987)
Her Father's Daughter (1987)
In the Presence of Enemies (1990)
Heart of Justice (1994)

As Sean A. Key (pseudonym)

Cain's Chinese Adventure
The Mark of Cain

See Also
Who writes like William Coughlin?
About William Coughlin

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About William Coughlin

About William Coughlin

William Jeremiah Coughlin was born in 1929 and lived in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan with his wife, Ruth, who was also an author and a book critic.

William Coughlin was the popular author of novels such as as The Twelve Apostles, Her Father's Daughter, Her Honor and Shadow of a Doubt and creator of character Charley Sloan.

He also wrote Cain's Chinese Adventure and The Mark of Cain under the pseudonym Sean A. Key.

William Coughlin was a former defence attorney and a United States administrative judge in Detroit for twenty years. This experience as a judge inspired his law and courtroom themed thrillers with authenticity and he was a best selling novelist of his time. He died in 1992, but several more novels were published posthumously.

A consummate storyteller, Coughlins earlier books are now less well known than his series of Courtroom Thrillers with the main character Detroit attorney, Charley Sloan. A thrice-married, recovering alcoholic, Charley Sloan lost his practice, his wives, and his fortune due to booze.

Coughlin skillfully writes fine characterizations with a sensitive touch, giving his characters quiet insights in times of unanticipated tragedy.

After the death of the award-winning author Coughlin, Walter Sorrels, a fine mystery writer in his own right, began writing more courtroom thrillers starring Charley Sloan, staying true to the character, and writing excellent courtroom scenes.

In his final work, In the Presence of Enemies, William J. Coughlin combined an insightful look into the US legal system with a beautifully crafted authentic and powerful legal drama with twists and surprises right up to its stunning conclusion.

See Also
William Coughlin Book List
Who writes like William Coughlin?

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