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Linwood Barclay


Canada (b.1955)

Linwood Barclay is an international bestselling crime and thriller author with over twenty critically acclaimed novels to his name, including the phenomenal number one bestseller No Time For Goodbye. Every Linwood Barclay book is a masterclass in characterisation, plot and the killer twist, and with sales of over 7 million copies globally, his books have been sold in more than 39 countries around the world and he can count Stephen King, Shari Lapeña and Peter James among his many fans.
 

Genres: Mystery, Children's Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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I Will Ruin You
 
Series
Zack Walker
   1. Bad Move (2004)
   2. Bad Guys (2005)
   3. Lone Wolf (2006)

     aka Bad Luck

   4. Stone Rain (2007)

     aka Bad News

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Promise Falls
   Too Close to Home (2008)
   Never Look Away (2010)
   1. Broken Promise (2015)
   1.5. Final Assignment (2015)
   2. Far From True (2016)
   3. The Twenty-Three (2016)
   4. Parting Shot (2017)
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Chase
   1. Chase (2017)
   2. Escape (2018)
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Novels
   Mike Harris Made Me Eat My Dog (1998)
   Fear the Worst (2009)
   The Accident (2011)
   Never Saw it Coming (2012)
   Trust Your Eyes (2012)
   A Tap on the Window (2013)
   A Noise Downstairs (2018)
   Elevator Pitch (2019)
   Find You First (2021)
   Take Your Breath Away (2022)
   Look Both Ways (2022)
   The Lie Maker (2023)
   I Will Ruin You (2024)
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Collections
   Nothing Good Happens After Midnight (2020) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Pit Stop (2015) (with Raymond Khoury)
   Jacket Man (2016)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
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Linwood Barclay recommends
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Nightwatching (2024)
Tracy Sierra
"I am trying to think of a book that has grabbed me by the throat more quickly. None comes to mind."
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The Fury (2024)
Alex Michaelides
"You'll think you know where it's going and you couldn't be more wrong."
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Perfect Shot (2023)
(Special Agent Alexandra Martel, book 1)
Steve Urszenyi
"Opening this book is like trying to jump onto a fast-moving train. Urszenyi is the real deal."

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Anthologies containing stories by Linwood Barclay
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FaceOff (2014)
edited by
David Baldacci
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Dead in the Water (2006)
An Anthology of Canadian Mystery Fiction
edited by
Therese Greenwood and Violette Malan

Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : A Tap on the Window


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