Don Winslow

Don Winslow

This is a complete list of Don Winslow books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

Recent/Upcoming Don Winslow Books

April 2nd, 2024: City in Ruins

May 23rd, 2024: Oregon

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List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

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Don Winslow: Biography

Don Winslow was born on October 31st, 1953 and is currently 70 years old. Don Winslow was born in New York City, New York, USA. Winslow attended University of Nebraska where he majored in African history.

Don Winslow is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 7 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1996 with the novel Isle of Joy. The most recently released novel was The Force which was released in 2017. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Don at this time.

Don Winslow has also written the Neal Carey series which has 5 books including A Cool Breeze on the Underground and The Trail to Buddha's Mirror.

Don Winslow's books have made numerous appearances on the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list in Japan. In 1995, A Cool Breeze on the Underground came in at #2 on the list. His novel The Power of the Dog claimed the #1 spot in 2010. In 2011, The Winter of Frankie Machine was ranked #4. In 2012, Satori made the list at #7. Lastly, The Cartel was ranked #2 in 2017.

In April 2022, Winslow announced his retirement from writing, in order to focus on his political video-making and activism. His City on Fire sequels will be his final books.

Winslow's crime novel The Force was not only named one of the Best Mystery/Crime Novels of 2017 by The Real Book Spy website, but they named it the best book of that year too. In 2019 it would be The Boarder listed in the top 10 Mystery & Crime Thrillers of the year. City on Fire would be named among the top 15 Best Mysteries, Crime, & Thrillers of Psychological Suspense novels of 2022.

Don Winslow: Awards & Accolades

Don Winslow has won many awards including:

  • A Cool Breeze on the Underground won the Maltese Falcon Society, Falcon Award, in 1994.
  • California Fire and Life won the Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel, in 2000.
  • The Power of the Dog won the Maltese Falcon Society, Falcon Award, in 2010.
  • The Winter of Frankie Machine won the Maltese Falcon Society, Falcon Award, in 2011.
  • The Cartel won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller, in 2015 as well as the Crime Writer's Association Award - Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award in 2016.
  • Missing: New York won the Maltese Falcon Society, Falcon Award, in 2016.
  • The Force won the Maltese Falcon Society, Falcon Award, in 2019.

The following novels by Don Winslow were also nominated for these awards:

  • A Cool Breeze on the Underground: Shamus Award, Best First P.I. Novel (1992). Edgar Award, Best First Novel (1992).
  • Way Down on the High Lonely: Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (1994).
  • The Death and Life of Bobby Z: Barry Award, Best Novel (1998). Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (1998).
  • California Fire and Life: Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (2000).
  • The Power of the Dog: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (2005). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (2006). Barry Award, Best Novel (2006). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2006).
  • The Winter of Frankie Machine: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller (2006).
  • The Dawn Patrol: Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (2009). Barry Award, Best Novel (2009).
  • The Gentlemen's Hour: Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2010).
  • Savages: Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2011). Barry Award, Best Novel (2011). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (2011).
  • The Kings of Cool: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (2013).
  • The Cartel: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2015). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2016). RUSA Awards, Adrenaline Award (2016). Barry Award, Best Novel (2016).
  • The Force: RUSA Awards, Adrenaline Award (2018). Barry Award, Best Novel (2018). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2018). Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2018). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2018).
  • The Border: Barry Award, Best Mystery/Crime Novel (2020). Barry Award, Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade (2020).
  • Broken: Ned Kelly Awards, Best International Crime Fiction (2021).
  • City on Fire: Barry Award, Best Mystery/Crime Novel (2023).

Don Winslow: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Don Winslow on Book Notification is The Winter of Frankie Machine, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Don Winslow on Book Notification is The Cartel, the 2nd novel in the Power Of The Dog series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Don Winslow are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  4. John Sandford, author of the Prey/Lucas Davenport Series.
  5. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.

Don Winslow: F.A.Q

When was Don Winslow Born? How old is Don Winslow?

Don Winslow was born on October 31st, 1953. Don Winslow is currently 70 years old.

Where was Don Winslow Born?

Don Winslow was born in New York City, New York, USA and is American.

What book awards has Don Winslow won?

A Cool Breeze on the Underground: Maltese Falcon Society Falcon Award (1994).
California Fire and Life: Shamus Award Best P.I. Novel (2000).
The Power of the Dog: Maltese Falcon Society Falcon Award (2010).
The Winter of Frankie Machine: Maltese Falcon Society Falcon Award (2011).
The Cartel: Los Angeles Times Book Prize Best Mystery/Thriller (2015), Crime Writer's Association Award Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2016).
Missing: New York: Maltese Falcon Society Falcon Award (2016).
The Force: Maltese Falcon Society Falcon Award (2019).

What was the first book Don Winslow wrote?

The first novel written by Don Winslow was A Cool Breeze on the Underground, published in 1991.

What was the most recent book Don Winslow wrote?

His most recently released work was City in Ruins on April 2nd, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Don Winslow?

Don Winslow has a new book coming out on May 23rd, 2024 called Oregon.

How many books has Don Winslow written?

Don Winslow has written 28 books across 13 series.
  • 2 books in the Boone Daniels Series
  • 3 books in the Danny Ryan Series
  • 5 books in the Neal Carey Series
  • 2 books in the Savages Series
  • 3 books in the Power Of The Dog Series
  • 7 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Short Story Collections
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books
  • 4 Short Stories/Novellas

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I discovered Don Winslow after a friend started ranting about The Border during a conversation. Interestingly enough, I still haven’t read it. My friend’s rant pushed me to give Winslow a shot because his complaints about the book were primarily aimed at the author’s political beliefs, which fascinated me because he has a decent collection of Don Winslow novels, and he still re-reads them to this day.

    From the little I’ve read, I can understand why my friend refuses to abandon Winslow despite the political philosophies that separate them. His books are not afraid to explore the lives of morally questionable characters. I can see why his stories would push the buttons of politically passionate individuals. Fortunately, I pay very little attention to politics, if any.

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