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C J Box


(Charles James Box, Jr.)
USA flag (b.1958)

C. J. Box is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels including the Joe Pickett series. He has won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. Open Season, Blue Heaven, Nowhere to Run, and The Highway have been optioned for film and television. Over four million copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. alone and they have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Wyoming.
 

Awards: Barry (2016), Edgar (2009), Macavity (2002), Anthony (2002)  see all

Genres: Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
February 2025

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Battle Mountain
(Joe Pickett, book 25)
Series
Joe Pickett
   1. Open Season (2001)
   2. Savage Run (2002)
   3. Winterkill (2003)
   4. Trophy Hunt (2004)
   4.5. Dull Knife (2005)
   5. Out of Range (2005)
   6. In Plain Sight (2006)
   6.5. The Master Falconer (2006)
   7. Free Fire (2007)
   8. Blood Trail (2008)
   9. Below Zero (2009)
   10. Nowhere to Run (2010)
   11. Cold Wind (2011)
   12. Force of Nature (2012)
   13. Breaking Point (2013)
   14. Stone Cold (2014)
   14.5. Shots Fired (2014)
   15. Endangered (2015)
   16. Off the Grid (2016)
   17. Vicious Circle (2017)
   18. The Disappeared (2018)
   19. Wolf Pack (2019)
   20. Long Range (2020)
   21. Dark Sky (2021)
   22. Shadows Reel (2022)
   23. Storm Watch (2023)
   Joe Pickett: A Mysterious Profile (2024)
   24. Three-Inch Teeth (2024)
   25. Battle Mountain (2025)
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Cassie Dewell
   1. Back of Beyond (2011)
   2. The Highway (2013)
   3. Badlands (2015)
   4. Paradise Valley (2017)
   5. The Bitterroots (2019)
   6. Treasure State (2022)
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Novels
   Blue Heaven (2008)
   Three Weeks to Say Goodbye (2009)
   Inherit the Dead (2013) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Precious Cargo (2022)
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Anthologies edited
   Birds of Prey (2022) (with Harlan Coben)
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Omnibus editions show
 
Books containing stories by C J Box
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Killin' Time in San Diego (2023)
Bouchercon 2023 Anthology
(Bouchercon Anthology)
edited by
Holly West
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Birds of Prey (2022)
The Harlan Coben Challenge
edited by
C J Box and Harlan Coben
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017)
(Best American Mystery Stories)
edited by
Otto Penzler and John Sandford

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Awards
2021 Falcon Award : Breaking Point
2016 Barry Award for Best Novel : Badlands
2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel : Blue Heaven
2002 Macavity Award for Best First Novel : Open Season
2002 Barry Award for Best First Novel : Open Season
2002 Anthony Award for Best First Novel : Open Season

Award nominations
2011 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Nowhere to Run
2008 Lefty Awards: Rocky Award (nominee) : Free Fire
2002 Edgar Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Open Season
2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller (nominee) : Open Season


C J Box recommends
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Blood Sisters (2023)
Vanessa Lillie
"Blood Sisters sets its hooks on page one and then pulls relentlessly and colorfully through buried secrets and rediscovered Native heritage."
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Boomtown (2023)
(Delia Mariola, book 3)
A F Carter
"Smart, urgent, and sneakily deep."
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Dead of Night (2023)
(Crystal Nguyen, book 2)
Michael Stanley
"An extraordinary tale."

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