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James Grady

USA flag (b.1949)

aka James Dalton, Brit Shelby

James Grady has published more than a dozen novels, a handful of short stories, and worked in both feature films and television. His first novel, Six Days of the Condor, was made into a classic Robert Redford movie. Grady's been both U.S. Senate aide and a national investigative reporter. Grady's writing honors include France's Grand Prix du Roman Noir (2001) and Italy's Raymond Chandler Medal (2003). He has two children, lives with his wife inside Washington, D.C.'s beltway.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
New and upcoming books
February 2024

The Smoke in Our Eyes
   1. Six Days of the Condor (1974)
     aka Three Days of the Condor
   2. Shadow of the Condor (1975)
   3. Last Days of the Condor (2015)
   Next Day of the Condor (2015)
   Condor: The Short Takes (2019)
John Rankin
   1. Runner in the Street (1984)
   2. Hard Bargains (1985)
Devlin Rourke
   1. Razor Game (1985)
   2. Just a Shot Away (1987)
   The Great Pebble Affair (1976) (as by Brit Shelby)
   Catch the Wind (1980)
   Steeltown (1988)
   The Nature of the Game (1991)
     aka River of Darkness
   Thunder (1994)
   White Flame (1996)
   City of Shadows (2000) (as by James Dalton)
   Mad Dogs (2006)
   This Train (2022)
   The Smoke in Our Eyes (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Condor.Net (2011)
   This Given Sky (2011)
Anthologies edited
   Unusual Suspects (1996)
Series contributed to
Harold Middleton
   1. The Chopin Manuscript (2008) (with others)
James Grady recommends
Sweet Thing (2023)
David Swinson
"Sweet Thing is a stunning, wonderful, eye-opening, exciting crime novel that lets author and ex-cop David Swinson carry readers into the realities of their own world where crime and justice swirl into hard realities in streets we all drive. Swinson's unique voice lets the readers find out truths beyond the plot of this fast-paced, ticking-clock noir crime story. Swinson is a treasure among crime writers who's been there, done that and shares it all with a cold eye and a hopeful heart. It's a novel to read, to share, to think about when you look in the mirror."
Shadow State (2023)
Frank Sennett
"Frank Sennett's debut thriller Shadow State is a ticking-clock conspiracy racing through the heartland of America and the perimeters of power where truth and justice are often a longshot."
No Home for Killers (2023)
E A Aymar
"In his new book No Home for Killers, E. A. Aymar blends Shakespearian tragedy with street savvy for an engrossing and entertaining novel like none other. Lies, secrets, betrayals, and delightfully whacky humor, plus the trials of romance, fill Aymar's novel. No Home for Killers takes on the killers of our era - big money, horrors against women, racism, and personal guilt - with classic noir's cool eye. E. A. Aymar is a benchmark in noir fiction."

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Anthologies containing stories by James Grady
Reports From the Deep End (2023)
Stories inspired by J. G. Ballard
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski and Rick McGrath
Black is the Night (2022)
Stories Inspired by Cornell Woolrich
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski

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