David Downing

David Downing

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Union Station was the most recently released book by David Downing, on February 6th, 2024.

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David Downing Stats: The highest rated book by David Downing on Book Notification is Zoo Station, the first novel in the John Russell & Effi Koenen series. The second-highest rated book is The Dark Clouds Shining (Jack McColl #4).

The most read book by David Downing on Book Notification is Zoo Station, the first novel in the John Russell & Effi Koenen series. The second most read book is Silesian Station (John Russell & Effi Koenen #2).

Below is a complete list of David Downing books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by David Downing is the John Russell & Effi Koenen Series.

List of John Russell & Effi Koenen Books in Publication Order

List of Jack McColl Books in Publication Order

List of Leading Lives Books in Publication Order (with Anna Claybourne)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Future Rock
1976
2
Clint Eastwood
1977
3
The Devil's Virtuosos
1977
4
War Without End, Peace Without Hope
1978
5
Charles Bronson
1982
6
Jack Nicholson
1983
7
Marlon Brando
1984
8
Robert Redford
1985
9
Robert Mitchum
1986
10
A Dreamer Of Pictures
1995
11
Passovotchka
1999
12
The Best of Enemies
2000
13
Yasser Arafat
2002
14
Sealing Their Fate
2009

David Downing: Biography

David Downing was born on August 9th, 1946 and is currently 77 years old. David Downing was born in London, England.

David Downing is probably best known for his Non-Fiction Books. There are currently 14 books available. The first was released in 1976 with the book Future Rock. The most recently released book was Sealing Their Fate which was released in 2009. There are no upcoming non-fiction books by David at this time.

David Downing has also written the Leading Lives series which has 9 books including Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini.

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David Downing: F.A.Q

When was David Downing Born? How old is David Downing?

David Downing was born on August 9th, 1946. David Downing is currently 77 years old.

Where was David Downing Born?

David Downing was born in London, England and is English.

What was the first book David Downing wrote?

The first novel written by David Downing was Future Rock, published in 1976.

What was the most recent book David Downing wrote?

His most recently released work was Union Station on February 6th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by David Downing?

David Downing does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has David Downing written?

David Downing has written 37 books. 8 books in the John Russell & Effi Koenen Series, 4 books in the Jack McColl Series, 8 books in the Leading Lives Series, 3 Standalone Novels, 14 books in the Non-Fiction.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    If my conversations with other readers are anything to go by, your appreciation of David Downing’s work will depend on your historical literacy. I have a friend who thought that Downing’s novels were too predictable.

    But that is because he has extensive knowledge of the wars of the 20th Century. He knows the shocking events David Downing’s characters will encounter before they happen.

    My experiences with Downing’s novels are entirely different. Because I know nothing about history beyond the fact that Hitler tried to take over the world, Downing’s books have become a reliable source of information for me.

    I learn so much. And yet, the author’s work doesn’t feel like a lecture. He injects plenty of action, tension, and excitement into each adventure.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    David Downing is a legal master of Historical fiction. I was intrigued by the premise of the Diary of a Dead Man on Leave novel. Downing’s research is on point and comes alive in each page and scene.
    Over time I’ve come to appreciate the author’s natural talent of blending historical research with excellent storytelling, as his plot and description is always getting better, novel after novel.
    John Rusell & Effi Koenen series was a great spy-thriller centered on journalist John Russel. I enjoy the fantastic sense of time and settings. The series was a modesty entertaining wartime espionage thriller and one of the best I’ve read in my life.

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