John Sandford

Who writes like John Sandford?

In 1989 John Camp wrote Rules of Prey and the publisher asked Camp to provide a pseudonym so it was published under the pseudonym of  "John Sandford".

  • The Prey Series
  • The Kidd Series
  • Virgil Flowers Series

The Prey series proved very popular, with its charismatic police protagonist Lucas Davenport, and subsequently all sequels have been published under the "John Sandford" name. The following writers may appeal to people who enjoy John Sandford due to the USA police thriller theme.

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Rules of Prey and some other novels in John Sandfords various thriller series have legal themes including attorneys and legal issues. So people may also like the following legal thriller writers.

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About John Sandford

About John Sandford

John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling novelist John Roswell Camp.

John Camp was born  in 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received a B.A. in American History and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Iowa.

Camp worked for the Miami Herald from 1971 to 1978. In 1978 he moved to Minneapolis and started working for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press as a features reporter before becoming a daily columnist at the newspaper in 1980.

He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1980, for a series of stories on Native American culture. In 1986 he won the Pulitzer for Non-Deadline Feature Writing for a series of stories collectively titled "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family". The series, written during the midwest farm crisis, followed a typical southwest Minnesota farm family through the course of a full year. He stopped writing full-time for the Pioneer Press in 1989, although he didn't stop entirely until the next year.

In 1989 Camp wrote two novels that would become the first books of his two best-selling series. Both novels, The Fool's Run of the Kidd Series and Rules of Prey of the Prey Series, were accepted and due to be published three months apart.

The Fool's Run was published under the name "John Camp", but the publisher asked Camp to provide a pseudonym for Rules of Prey so it was published under the name "John Sandford".

After the Prey series proved to be more popular, with its charismatic protagonist Lucas Davenport, The Fool's Run and all of its subsequent sequels have been published under the "Sandford" name.

In 2007 Sandford started a third series featuring Virgil Flowers, who previously was a supporting character in Invisible Prey.

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Source : Wikipedia contributors, 'John Sandford', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 September 2009, 15:08 UTC,  [accessed 12 May 2010]

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John Sandford Book List

Prey series

1. Rules of Prey (1989)
2. Shadow Prey (1990)
3. Eyes of Prey (1991)
4. Silent Prey (1992)
5. Winter Prey (1993)
6. Night Prey (1994)
7. Mind Prey (1995)
8. Sudden Prey (1996)
9. Secret Prey (1998)
10. Certain Prey (1999)
11. Easy Prey (2000)
12. Chosen Prey (2001)
13. Mortal Prey (2002)
14. Naked Prey (2003)
15. Hidden Prey (2004)
16. Broken Prey (2005)
17. Invisible Prey (2007)
18. Phantom Prey (2008)
19. Wicked Prey (2009)
20. Storm Prey (2010)

Kidd series

1. The Fool's Run (1989, reissued 1996 under the Sandford name)
2. The Empress File (1991, reissued 1995 under the Sandford name)
3. The Devil's Code (2000)
4. The Hanged Man's Song (2003)

Virgil Flowers Series

1. Dark of the Moon (2007)
2. Heat Lightning (2008)
3. Rough Country (2009)
4. Bad Blood (2010)

Other fiction books

* The Night Crew (1997)
* Dead Watch (2006)
* Murder in the Rough (2006)  (short stories anthology)

Nonfiction books

* The Eye of the Heart (1988)
* Plastic Surgery (1989)

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