Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston

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

Recent/Upcoming Douglas Preston Books

April 23rd, 2024: Extinction

August 13th, 2024: Angel of Vengeance

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List of Pendergast Books in Publication Order (with Lincoln Child)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
Relic
1995
2
8.5
Reliquary
1997
3
8.9
The Cabinet of Curiosities
2001
4
8.7
Still Life with Crows
2003
5
8.8
Brimstone
2004
6
8.2
Dance of Death
2005
7
8.1
The Book of the Dead
2006
8
7
The Wheel of Darkness
2007
9
7.6
Cemetery Dance
2009
10
7.9
Fever Dream
2010
11
8.6
Cold Vengeance
2011
12
9
Extraction
2012
13
8.1
Two Graves
2012
14
8
White Fire
2013
15
8
Blue Labyrinth
2014
16
8.2
Crimson Shore
2015
17
8.2
The Obsidian Chamber
2016
18
8.1
City of Endless Night
2018
19
8.7
Verses for the Dead
2018
20
10
The Strange Case of Monsieur Bertin
2019
21
8.6
Crooked River
2020
22
8
Bloodless
2021
23
6.3
The Cabinet of Dr. Leng
2023
24
Angel of Vengeance
2024

The Strange Case of Monsieur Bertin is short story from the Preston/Child website.

List of Wyman Ford Books in Publication Order

List of Gideon Crew Books in Publication Order (with Lincoln Child)

List of Nora Kelly Books in Publication Order (with Lincoln Child)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Mysterious Profiles Books in Publication Order

The Mysterious Profiles series offers brief biographies of iconic mystery writers, providing insights into their lives, works, and the creation of their most famous characters.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais)
2022
2
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen)
2022
3
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child)
2022
4
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly)
2022
5
9
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
6
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver)
2022
7
10
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman)
2022
8
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman)
2022
9
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey)
2022
10
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman)
2022
11
10
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter)
2022
12
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart)
2022
13
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter)
2022
14
10
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast
2022
15
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson)
2022
16
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker)
2022
17
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry)
2022
18
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin)
2022
19
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell)
2022
20
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry)
2022
21
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile ( By: Charles Todd)
2022
22
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2022
23
10
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith)
2022
24
8.1
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear)
2022
25
8.3
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
26
Ben Kincaid ( By: William Bernhardt)
2023
27
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2023
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List of Douglas Preston Anthologies in Publication Order

Douglas Preston: Biography

Douglas Preston (Douglas Jerome Preston) was born on May 20th, 1956 and is currently 67 years old. Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Preston attended Pomona College, Claremont, California where he received a B.A. English Literature.

Douglas Preston is the author of the Pendergast series which currently consists of 24 novels. The Pendergast series started in 1995 with the novel Relic. The most recently released novel in the Pendergast series was The Cabinet of Dr. Leng which was released in 2023. There is an upcoming novel for the Pendergast series entitled Angel of Vengeance which is being released on August 13th, 2024.

Douglas Preston (Douglas Jerome Preston) has also written the Non-Fiction Books series which has 7 books including Dinosaurs in the Attic and Cities of Gold.

Douglas Preston: Awards & Accolades

Douglas Preston books have been nominated for multiple awards, White Fire was nominated for the International Thriller Writers Award, Best Hardcover Novel, in 2014. FaceOff was nominated for the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2015. The Lost City of the Monkey God was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Nonfiction, in 2017. Crooked River was nominated for the Suspense Magazine Awards, Best Dark Urban Fantasy, in 2020.

Douglas Preston: Lists & Other Mentions

  • City of Endless Night was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2018.
  • Verses for the Dead was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2019.
  • Bloodless was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2021.

Douglas Preston: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Douglas Preston on Book Notification is The Cabinet of Curiosities, the 3rd novel in the Pendergast series.

The most read book by Douglas Preston on Book Notification is Relic, the 1st novel in the Pendergast series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Douglas Preston are:

  1. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  2. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  3. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  4. Lincoln Child, author of the Dr. Jeremy Logan Series.
  5. James Patterson, author of the Women's Murder Club Series.

Douglas Preston: F.A.Q

When was Douglas Preston Born? How old is Douglas Preston?

Douglas Preston was born on May 20th, 1956. Douglas Preston is currently 67 years old.

Where was Douglas Preston Born?

Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and is American.

What was the first book Douglas Preston wrote?

The first novel written by Douglas Preston was Dinosaurs in the Attic, published in 1986.

What was the most recent book Douglas Preston wrote?

His most recently released work was The Lost Tomb on December 5th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Douglas Preston?

Douglas Preston has two new books coming out: Extinction will be released on April 23rd, 2024. Angel of Vengeance will be released on August 13th, 2024.

How many books has Douglas Preston written?

Douglas Preston has written 52 books. 24 books in the Pendergast Series, 4 books in the Wyman Ford Series, 5 books in the Gideon Crew Series, 5 books in the Nora Kelly Series, 6 Standalone Novels, 7 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 1 book in the Mysterious Profiles Series.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Douglas Preston’s books are never as ridiculous as I expect. Or maybe I have strange tastes because I have seen several reviews that have either criticized or commended the author for jumping the shark.

    Every time I read the synopsis for one of his books, I expect a silly mix of Indiana Jones and the Fast and the Furious. But his stories are always far more grounded.

    That isn’t a bad thing. But it usually catches me off guard, especially if I went in looking for a short, bombastic, fluffy adventure.

    Again, I’m not complaining. In fact, I appreciate authors that do the unexpected.

    Brenna
    Brenna
    Reply to  Michael K.
    1 year ago

    I used to agree with you, but the last two Agent Pendergast
    books, Bloodless and The Cabinet of Doctor Leng, have pushed the limits of my ridiculous meter. I loved the early books but these last two are just turning me off. I am so invested in the series, that I will read it to the end, however.

    waterburg72
    waterburg72
    5 months ago

    This book is touted as “A Nora Kelly Novel”. Well, that’s hard to believe when most of the book follows the FBI agent Corrie Swanson. I knew this was the case when I watched the internet interview of the two authors. They mention most of the book focused on Swanson.

    With that said, I give this book eight out of ten stars just because the lack of Kelly’s character. And what there is of her isn’t all that exciting. And the fact that the two authors put the Woke FBI in good light isn’t much better. Have the authors been watching too much CNN?

    I will say the authors did a fairly decent job in coming up with a credible story line (unlike their previous book that was just too far “out there”). This is a good read although it takes three-fourth of the book to get to the meat of the story. My daughter will be sorely disappointed that there isn’t more Nora. She likes her character.

    waterburg72
    waterburg72
    4 months ago

    I’ve always been interested in archeology. This book got my attention because of the title. It’s a good read if you like that sort of thing. I liked the way the chapters were short. It helped to find a place to stop at the end of the day. The story was fast paced and always kept you wondering.  

    waterburg72
    waterburg72
    4 months ago

    IMPACT- I’m not going to apologize to all those who gave this book a one-star rating for me wanting to give this book a high rating. You’d probably give your own mother a one-star rating. If I could I’d give this book more than a five-star rating on Goodreads. I really liked the premise of the story. It was an enjoyable read from cover to cover. I had to force myself to slow down to make the book last. I liked the characters, the humor, the situation, and the ending. As I got near the end I was thinking, swell I see a sequel in the making, but the author pulled a rabbit out of the hat. Tied the ending up just right.

    BUT my one complaint. Yes, I must complain about something. When the story gets to the storm on the sea and the action that takes place during the storm, this was where the story started to drag. One of the worst things that can happen to a story is to have some of the story take place during a storm on a boat (or boats). It gets old reading about the boat going up and down, up and down. I was getting seasick just reading it (not really, put you get the point).  

    All in all, this is one of the better books I have read for entertainment.  

    Waterburg72
    Waterburg72
    3 months ago

    THE LOST TOMB – I’m not sure if I enjoyed this book or disappointed in it. It’s obvious Mr. Preston put the most interesting stories first and second. If he had finished the book with them no one would have gotten that far. They would have been to0 bored by the preceding chapters. There were many “dry” parts in some of the chapters.

    Am I being too harsh? Don’t get me wrong, this was an interesting read, but the book turned out to be rehashed periodical articles with an update of the story at the end of the chapter. In other words, not much new. The three most interesting chapters were the aforementioned first and second chapters, the ninth chapter (The Clovis Point Con) and the tenth chapter (Trial by Fury).

    I will continue to read Mr. Preston’s books. I like his writing style.

    waterburg72
    waterburg72
    2 months ago

    BLASPHEMY – Gave this book a “5” rating but would have given a “3” but the last part of the book was decent.

    I consider myself a religious person. I’m glad I believe what I believe. This in some ways was not an easy read. I figured out about halfway through the “Bunker” scene where the scientists were talking to the “person” (don’t want to spoil it) who was behind the hack, although I hadn’t figured out why.

    Can’t say this was Preston’s best work, far from it. 

    Waterburg72
    Waterburg72
    2 months ago

    MOUNT DRAGON – Just finished reading this book. Didn’t realize I would need a master’s degree in biology, with a minor in the Spanish language to understand much of the book. One-third of this book could have been omitted and the story would still have been told. Needless to say, this isn’t my favorite Douglas/Child book.

    I can’t help but feel that we just lived this scenario starting in 2019-2023 with the Kung Flu, although that virus was not as deadly as portrayed in this book. This was a decent read but it too long to tell the story. I did enjoy the back-and-forth banter between Carson and de Vaca. Do I recommend it? Yeah, if you don’t have anything else pending.

    waterburg72
    waterburg72
    1 month ago

    THE ICE LIMIT – Have you ever read a book where the first chapter grabs you and doesn’t let go until the end of the book? This is one of those books. I thoroughly enjoyed this book cover to cover. I liked the characters. I liked the premise. I liked the Ace up the sleeve (I didn’t see coming) towards the end.

    I’ve ragged on P & C on a few of their books, but this book makes up for their stinkers. Although it took me a few days to read it the book was hard to put down. 

    waterburg72
    waterburg72
    26 days ago

    THE KRAKEN PROJECT – I enjoy reading Mr. Preston’s books and will continue to, but this one just didn’t do it for me. The book didn’t start getting interesting until nearly a hundred pages in. You almost need to be a computer geek to understand much of the rigamarole.  

    I like the Ford character, but he just didn’t shine in this book. The female lead (Shepard) character reminded me of the two female characters in the Nora Kelly books. The ending was kinda underwhelming. Unless you are desperate for something to read, save this for last.

    Brenna
    Brenna
    3 days ago

    Cabinet of Dr. Leng- I greatly disliked this novel. I feel like the authors are reaching at this point. Out of the 23 released books up to this time (April 2024) this is my least favorite book in the series. I’m disappointed that the authors have gone in a much more supernatural direction with the last few books. I am committed to finishing the series- as long as that takes- but I do mourn what used to be. I don’t mind supernatural as long as its grounded in halfway believable realism, but The Cabinet of Dr Leng just overstepped the line for me.

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