Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson

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

Recent/Upcoming Peter Swanson Books

June 11th, 2024: A Talent for Murder

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List of Henry Kimball / Lily Kintner Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Bibliomysteries Books in Publication Order

A collection of short stories and novellas centered around the theme of books. Each story combines elements of mystery, crime, and suspense with a focus on books, libraries, bookstores, or the world of literature, involving various authors contributing to this intriguing and literary-focused series.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
3
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
4
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
5
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
6
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
7
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
8
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
9
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
10
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
11
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
12
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
13
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)
2014
14
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
15
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
16
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
17
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
18
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane)
2014
19
10
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
22
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
23
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
24
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
25
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
26
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
27
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
28
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box ( By: Charles Todd)
2018
33
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Butler)
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
37
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
38
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
39
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
40
The Honeymoon Trap
2022
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List of Bibliomysteries Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
10
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
3
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
4
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
5
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
6
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)
2018
7
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
8
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
9
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
10
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
11
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
12
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
13
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
14
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane)
2014
15
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
16
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)
2014
17
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
18
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
19
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
23
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
24
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
25
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
26
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
27
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
28
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box ( By: Charles Todd)
2018
33
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Butler)
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
37
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
38
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
39
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
40
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
41
The Honeymoon Trap
2022
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List of Peter Swanson Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Sherlock Holmes: A Detective’s Life
2022
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Peter Swanson: Biography

Peter Swanson was born on May 26th, 1968 and is currently 55 years old. Peter Swanson was born in Concord, USA.

Peter Swanson is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 8 novels available. The first standalone was released in 2014 with the novel The Girl with a Clock for a Heart. The most recently released novel was Nine Lives which was released in 2022.

Peter Swanson has also written the Henry Kimball / Lily Kintner series which has 2 books including The Kind Worth Killing and The Kind Worth Saving.

Peter Swanson was shortlisted for the 2015 Dead Good Reader Award in The Patricia Highsmith Award for Most Exotic Location category for the location, Boston, in his novel The Kind Worth Killing.

Peter Swanson: Awards & Accolades

Peter Swanson books have been nominated for multiple awards, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller, in 2014. The Kind Worth Killing was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller, in 2015 as well as the Crime Writer's Association Award - Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award in 2015, The Dead Good Reader Award - The Linwood Barclay Award for Most Surprising Twist in 2016.

Peter Swanson: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Peter Swanson on Book Notification is Before She Knew Him, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Peter Swanson on Book Notification is Eight Perfect Murders / Rules for Perfect Murders, a Standalone novel.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Peter Swanson are:

  1. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  2. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  3. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  4. Ruth Ware, author of the novel: The Woman in Cabin 10.
  5. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.

Peter Swanson: F.A.Q

When was Peter Swanson Born? How old is Peter Swanson?

Peter Swanson was born on May 26th, 1968. Peter Swanson is currently 55 years old.

Where was Peter Swanson Born?

Peter Swanson was born in Concord, USA and is American.

What was the first book Peter Swanson wrote?

The first novel written by Peter Swanson was The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, published in 2014.

What was the most recent book Peter Swanson wrote?

His most recently released work was The Christmas Guest (a short story) on October 17th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Peter Swanson?

Peter Swanson has a new book coming out on June 11th, 2024 called A Talent for Murder.

How many books has Peter Swanson written?

Peter Swanson has written 12 books. 2 books in the Henry Kimball / Lily Kintner Series, 8 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella, 1 book in the Bibliomysteries Series.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Peter Swanson got me to read ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘Gone Girl.’ My stubborn streak wouldn’t let me buy them. The fact that they generated so much hype was off-putting to me. Mainstream successes of that sort are rarely as good as everyone says.

    But then I read ‘The Kind Worth Killing,’ and I loved it. Everyone compared the novel to ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Girl on the Train,’ which was all the endorsement I needed to give them a shot.

    Swanson’s books are slow burns. He spends several chapters building the tension and setting the stage for the conflict to come before delivering a satisfying payoff.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    Peter Swanson’s a great psychological thriller and suspense authors. He creates strong female characters in his tightly woven stories no wonder some of his books have been optioned for film.
    I felt that ‘Before she knew Him’ was more of a thriller than a mystery novel. The twists never felt forced, and the story flowed well with the intriguing characters.
    Peter Swanson creates dark characters caught up in very clever storylines you might ever encounter. ‘Every Vow You Break’ was one of my most anticipated reads and turned out to be a fantastic mystery tale. I’ve liked most of his novels, so I was sure the novel would not disappoint me.

    Barbara
    Barbara
    4 months ago

    The first book I read by Peter Swanson was THE KIND WORTH KILLING and enjoyed it. I had never heard of this author so that book made me read THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART. I hate to put a spoiler in here but readers should know about the following: I really was enjoying the story except there was no ending!!! Don’t waste precious reading time on this book. I’m now wondering if I should read any of his others because I don’t want to be disappointed again.

    Graeme
    Graeme
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    Reply to  Barbara
    4 months ago

    I would highly recommend reading Before She Knew Him, Eight Perfect Murders and Every Vow You Break. Thought all 3 were terrific.

    Barbara
    Barbara
    Reply to  Graeme
    4 months ago

    Since I have followed your book advice in the past and never been disappointed I will load those 3 books in my Kindle. Thanks

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