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Harlan Coben


USA flag (1962 - )

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award - the first author to win all three -- New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben's critically-acclaimed novels have been called "poignant and insightful" (Los Angeles Times), "consistently entertaining" (Houston Chronicle), "superb" (Chicago Tribune) and "must reading" (Philadelphia Inquirer).
 
Anthology series
Best American Mystery Stories (with Otto Penzler)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011)
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Anthologies edited
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (1996) : Deal Breaker
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1997) : Fade Away
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original winner (1997) : Fade Away
Barry Awards Best Paperback original winner (1998) : Back Spin
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1998) : Back Spin
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Tell No One
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Tell No One
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Tell No One
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2014) : Found


Harlan Coben recommends
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Underdog (1996)
(Melanie Travis, book 2)
Laurien Berenson
"Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better."
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God is a Bullet (1999)
Boston Teran
"In a word: Wow. GOD IS A BULLET is a shotgun blast to the gut--a kick-a**, in-your-face tour de force from start to finish. Every page carries a fresh wallop and a nightmarish jolt. Boston Teran's haunting words stay with you long after you turn the final page. I'm still stunned."
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Blackheart Highway (1999)
(Wil Hardesty, book 4)
Richard Barre
"Blackheart Highway is haunting, compelling, and beautifully written. Richard Barre touches the soul. He is simply one of the best."
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Fury (2001)
(Frank Corso, book 1)
G M Ford
"Must reading."
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Black Water Transit (2001)
Carsten Stroud
"A nerve-jangling thrill ride."
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Shooting Dr. Jack (2001)
Norman Green
"Gritty, dark, and totally original."
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A Kiss Gone Bad (2001)
(Whit Mosley, book 1)
Jeff Abbott
"An adrenaline-fueled, twist-filled thrill ride of pure, white-knuckled suspense."
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The Blue Edge of Midnight (2002)
(Max Freeman, book 1)
Jonathon King
"A remarkable debut... King's writing is gritty, vivid and suspenseful... a natural storyteller."
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Courting Trouble (2002)
(Rosato and Associates, book 7)
Lisa Scottoline
"A gripping page-turner with an ending that will leave you breathless."
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Pipsqueak (2002)
(Garth Carson, book 1)
Brian M Wiprud
"Demented and fun! This book is a hoot!"
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The Survivors Club (2002)
Lisa Gardner
"A high-octane, nerve-jangling tale of suspense."
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Compulsion (2002)
(Frank Clevenger, book 3)
Keith Ablow
"Great psychological suspense."
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The Blind Man of Seville (2003)
(Javier Falcon, book 1)
Robert Wilson
"Gripping and exhilarating... A potent blend of beauty and terror. "
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The Da Vinci Code (2003)
(Robert Langdon, book 2)
Dan Brown
"Fascinating and absorbing...A great, riveting read. I loved this book."
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Everyone Dies (2003)
(Kevin Kerney, book 8)
Michael McGarrity
"If you have never read Michael McGarrity, then do yourselves a favor and read Everyone Dies."
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Paranoia (2004)
Joseph Finder
"High-Octane suspense. Joseph Finder catapults himself into the front ranks of contemporary writers."
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The Last Goodbye (2004)
Reed Arvin
"Reed Arvin is the REAL DEAL."
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Caught Stealing (2004)
(Hank Thompson, book 1)
Charlie Huston
"WOW! Brutal, visceral, violent, edgy and brilliant."
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Darker Than Night (2004)
(Night, book 4)
John Lutz
"John Lutz knows how to make you shiver."
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Sunstroke (2006)
Jesse Kellerman
"Sunstroke is a dynamic debut and Jesse Kellerman is the real thing."
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Sharp Objects (2006)
Gillian Flynn
"A stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner."
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We Know (2008)
Gregg Hurwitz
"Pure nail-biting, stay up all-night suspense."
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Starvation Lake (2009)
(Starvation Lake Mystery, book 1)
Bryan Gruley
"A great debut from a major talent."
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Dead Weight (2009)
Batt Humphreys
"A stunning story, masterfully told."
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Faces of the Gone (2009)
(Carter Ross Mystery, book 1)
Brad Parks
"Terrific debut."
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Hostage Zero (2010)
(Jonathan Grave, book 2)
John Gilstrap
"Grabs hold of you on page one and doesn't let go. No Mercy will leave you breathless."
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The Sixes (2011)
Kate White
"A terrifying psychological thriller that takes 'mean girls' to a whole new level of creepy."
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Scorpion Betrayal (2012)
(Scorpion, book 2)
Andrew Kaplan
"Kaplan has written one of the smartest, swiftest and most compelling spy novels I've read in years."
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Hearse and Buggy (2012)
(Amish Mystery, book 1)
Laura Bradford
"The best cozy mystery debut I've read this year."
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Those We Love Most (2012)
Lee Woodruff
"Flawless, breathtaking, and oh-so-real, Those We Love Most is a beautifully written book about family, love, betrayal, forgiveness, and how we pick up the pieces in the wake of unthinkable tragedy. When I turned the last page, I found myself missing the characters already. I can't recommend this book highly enough. "
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The Blood Whisperer (2013)
Zoë Sharp
"Zoe Sharp is at the top of her game."
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Runaway Man (2013)
(Benji Golden Mystery, book 1)
David Handler
"Grab Runaway Man. I promise it'll grab you right back."
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Never Say Die / Presumed Guilty (2014)
Tess Gerritsen
"It's scary just how good Tess Gerritsen is..."
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Doing Harm (2014)
Kelly Parsons
"Doing Harm is terrific-compelling, gripping and terrifting."
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Don't Look For Me (2014)
(Amos Walker, book 23)
Loren D Estleman
"Loren Estleman is my hero."
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Tell No Lies (2014)
(Aldridge Sisters, book 2)
Tanya Anne Crosby
"Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and southern scandal like no one else!"
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Stay With Me (2014)
(Brenna Spector, book 3)
Alison Gaylin
"Label me a big fan."
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The Child (2014)
Sebastian Fitzek
"Fitzek's thrillers are breathtaking and full of wild twists."
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Woof (2015)
(Bowser and Birdie, book 1)
Spencer Quinn
"I defy anyone to read this book-kid or adult-without a big, goofy grin."
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Redemption Road (2016)
John Hart
"Big, bold, and impossible to put down, Redemption Road had me from page one. John Hart is a Master Storyteller."
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The Couple Next Door (2016)
Shari Lapeña
"Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page."
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The Fourth Victim (2016)
(Anders Knutas, book 9)
Mari Jungstedt
"One of the best writers of Scandinavian crime fiction."
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Behind Her Eyes (2017)
Sarah Pinborough
"A dark, electrifying page-turner with a corker of an ending."
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Crimson Lake (2017)
(Crimson Lake, book 1)
Candice Fox
"A masterful novel... Definitely a writer to watch."
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Trophy Son (2017)
Douglas Brunt
"Trophy Son brings Conroy's The Great Santini and Malamud's The Natural into the present day... A terrific book."
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Here and Gone (2017)
Haylen Beck
"Packed with smart twists and unforgettable characters, Here and Gone is one of the best debuts of the year. Highly recommended."
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The Driver (2017)
Hart Hanson
"Riveting, smart, and funny, The Driver is a masterfully crafted debut. Michael Skellig is the hero we've been waiting for--a wry war veteran who doesn't take anything (or anyone) too seriously, even while staring down the face of a sawed-off shotgun."
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Gone to Dust (2017)
Matt Goldman
"Sharp wit, complex characters, and masterful plotting makes Goldman a writer to watch. Irreverent and insightful, private detective Nils Shapiro is sure to become a fan favorite."
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If I Die Tonight (2017)
A L Gaylin
"Completely absorbing, with a knock out twist."


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