With 50 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last five consecutive novels all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. His books are published in 41 languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries.
Michael was influenced early on by Raymond Chandler. He has published 26 mysteries, selling 45 million copies world-wide in 39 languages. Two of his novels, Blood Work and the Lincoln Lawyers, have been made into movies.
DeMille served in Vietnam with the 1st Cav Division and received the Bronze Star, Air Medal, and the Vietnamese Croos of Gallantry. Two of his 24 novels have been made into movies - The Genaral's Daughter, and Word of Honor.
The Stanley Hastings series is about the lightest crime novel reading I have ever seen. He is a stumbling, bumbling, ambulance chaser that always seems to find trouble. I have read all 14 books in the series.
Hammett is recognized as the first master of hard-boiled detective fiction. His lean writing style, cynical characters and complex plots brought a new energy to pulp magazines then went on to define the genre in movies, radio and television where the private eye series became an entertainment staple. Hammett wrote more than 80 short stories and five novels, including the Maltese Falcon and the Thin Man series
Randy is a fellow Vietnam veteran who I have been fortunate to have met via Facebook. I have read most of his novels, including Letters From Long Binh, Randy's memoirs about serving as a Military Policemen in Vietnam. His Sarah of the Moon is one of the most memorable and moving books I have ever read. I always look forward to his next book.
Mystery writer Parker is renowned for his Spenser novels, featuring the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private-eye, which earned him a devoted following and reams of critical acclaim. He also launched two other bestselling series featuring Massachusetts police chief Jesse Stone and Boston private detective Sunny Randall.
After publishing fifteen novels before appearing on the New York Times bestseller list, Woods has since had thirty-five straight bestsellers on the the Times hardcover list. He has written 48 novels, including 23 in the Stone Barrington series.