John Hart

John Hart

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The Unwilling (Standalone) was the most recently released book by John Hart, on February 21st, 2021.

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John Hart Stats: The highest rated book by John Hart on Book Notification is The Last Child, the first novel in the Johnny Merrimon series. The second-highest rated book is The Unwilling, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by John Hart on Book Notification is The Last Child, the first novel in the Johnny Merrimon series. The second most read book is Down River, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of John Hart books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Johnny Merrimon Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

John Hart: Biography

John Hart was born in 1965 and is currently 59 years old. John Hart was born in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Hart attended Davidson College.

John Hart is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 5 novels available. The first standalone was released in 2006 with the novel The King of Lies. The most recently released novel was The Unwilling which was released in 2021. There are no upcoming standalone novels by John at this time.

John Hart has also written the Johnny Merrimon series which has 2 books including The Last Child and The Hush.

John Hart has made the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list in Japan on multple occasions. In 2010, his novel Down River made #7 on the list. The next year, The Last Child was #5 on the 2011 international list.

John Hart: Awards & Accolades

Hart's books have won multiple awards, The King of Lies won the Gumshoe Award, Best First Novel, in 2007. Down River won the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2008. The Last Child won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, in 2009. Iron House won the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2010.

The following novels by John Hart were nominated for these awards:

  • The King of Lies: Barry Award, Best First Novel (2007). Edgar Award, Best First Novel (2007). Anthony Award, Best First Mystery (2007). Macavity Award, Best First Mystery (2007).
  • Down River: Barry Award, Best Novel (2008).
  • The Last Child: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2010).
  • Iron House: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2011). Barry Award, Best Novel (2012).
  • Redemption Road: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2016). Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2017).
  • The Unwilling: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (2022).

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John Hart: F.A.Q

When was John Hart Born? How old is John Hart?

John Hart was born in 1965. John Hart is currently 59 years old.

Where was John Hart Born?

John Hart was born in Durham, North Carolina, USA and is American.

What book awards has John Hart won?

The King of Lies: Gumshoe Award Best First Novel (2007).
Down River: Edgar Award Best Mystery Novel (2008).
The Last Child: Crime Writer's Association Award Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2009).
Iron House: Edgar Award Best Mystery Novel (2010).

What was the first book John Hart wrote?

The first book written by John Hart was The King of Lies, published in 2006.

What was the most recent book John Hart wrote?

His most recently released work was The Unwilling on February 21st, 2021.

Will there be any more books by John Hart?

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

How many books has John Hart written?

John Hart has written 7 books. 2 books in the Johnny Merrimon Series, 5 Standalone Novels.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    The Last Child is magnificent. If you’re anything like me, and you can’t stand child characters in fiction, don’t let 13-year-old Johnny put you off. This isn’t one of those juvenile YA stories about angsty teens with ridiculous lives.

    The Last Child is as good as literary fiction gets. Admittedly, literary fiction doesn’t do anything for me these days. So maybe The Last Child works because it has strayed from the arena of literary fiction.

    I don’t know. Now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t know which genre Hart writes in. It doesn’t matter. The Last Child is phenomenal. You cannot help but cheer for little Johnny while hoping that someone would give his mother a good shake.

    One of these days, I may actually read Hart’s other novels. But for now, I’d rather read The Last Child for the third time.

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