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David Morrell is the author of FIRST BLOOD, the award-winning novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy that begins with THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE, the basis for the only television mini-series to premier after a Super Bowl. The other books in the trilogy are THE FRATERNITY OF THE STONE and THE LEAGUE OF NIGHT AND FOG. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards and the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization. His writing book, THE SUCCESSFUL NOVELIST, discusses what he has learned in his four decades as an author. His latest novel is the highly praised Victorian mystery/thriller, MURDER AS A FINE ART.

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Murder as a Fine Art (Thomas and Emily De Quincey)
by David Morrell
ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery GASLIT LONDON IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES IN DAVID MORRELL'S BRILLIANT HISTORICAL THRILLER. Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Extreme Denial
by David Morrell
From the bestselling author of the classic espionage saga, The Brotherhood of the Rose, comes a high-action spy novel about deception and the meaning of loyalty. . . . When a bureaucratic mistake allows a terrorist attack to occur, CIA operative Steve Decker leaves the spy world in disgust. Seeking a new life, he moves to picturesque...
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First Blood
by David Morrell
From New York Times bestselling author, David Morrell, comes a classic thriller that introduced the character of Rambo, one of the most iconic action heroes of the twentieth century. Called “the father of the modern action novel,” FIRST BLOOD changed the genre. Although the book and the film adaptation have similarities...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; Bestsellers
The Brotherhood of the Rose: An Espionage Thriller (Mortalis Book 1)
by David Morrell
From the master of high action comes a classic espionage thriller that changed the way spy novels were written, the first to combine the British tradition of authentic espionage tradecraft with the American tradition of non-stop action. He visited them in the orphanage. He brought them candy and taught them to love him as a father. He...
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The Protector
by David Morrell
Cavanaugh is a former member of Delta Force who now works as a protector for those rich enough to afford him and his team. A brilliant scientist named Prescott hires Cavanaugh to protect him from a powerful drug lord who, he says, is seeking the highly addictive drug he has invented. But after Cavanaugh trains the scientist in escape and...
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The Fraternity of the Stone: An Espionage Thriller (Mortalis Book 2)
by David Morrell
From acclaimed Thriller Master, David Morrell, comes a classic espionage tale that changed the genre, paving the way for the historical/religious thrillers of Dan Brown, Steve Berry, and James Rollins. In a remote monastery in Vermont, a mysterious man has spent six years alone in a cell, doing penance for unnamed sins that he...
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My Name is Legion
by David Morrell
From acclaimed action author David Morrell comes a short thriller based on bizarre actual events. On a blistering desert landscape in World War II, two armies face each other. One belongs to the legendary French Foreign Legion, but the other belongs to the French Foreign Legion also, one side working for the Allies, the other for the...
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The Spy Who Came for Christmas
by David Morrell
Amid thousands of Christmas tourists in snowy Santa Fe, a terrifying hunt is in progress. Wounded and on the run, spy Paul Kagan frantically seeks a haven for himself and a precious bundle he conceals under his coat. The bundle is a baby with the power to change the world. The pursuers are three ruthless enemies who will stop at...
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The Naked Edge: A Balenger/Protector Novel
by David Morrell
From the bestselling author of the classic Brotherhood of the Rose espionage saga comes a high-action thriller about the meaning of friendship and the naked edge between love and hate. He calls himself Cavanaugh. No first name, and even “Cavanaugh” isn’t his actual last name. He’s a protector. Once he had a boyhood best friend....
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The Shimmer
by David Morrell
Since 1889, mysterious lights have appeared outside Rostov, a remote Texas town. Ranchers believed them to be the campfires of rustlers, but campfires don’t rise and fall, merge, and change colors. In World War I, the locals believed that the lights came from German forces massing on the Mexican border. In the Second World War, the...
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Scavenger (A Balenger/Creepers Novel)
by David Morrell
David Morrell’s Creepers was a publishing event in 2005, a powerful, edgy, dark thriller by a master of the genre. A New York Times best-seller, it won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award and earned numerous critical raves. Scavenger takes us in a harrowing new direction: a desperate high-tech scavenger hunt for a 100-year-old time...
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John Wayne: The Westerns
by David Morrell
David Morrell isn’t only an acclaimed thriller author and the creator of Rambo. He’s also a former professor of American Studies who writes in-depth profiles about film and music legends who changed our culture. Few film actors had the lasting popularity of John Wayne , especially in westerns. During his lifetime, Wayne was a...
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
The Covenant of the Flame
by David Morrell
In 1244, at the infamous fortress of Montségur in southwestern France, Christian Inquisitors massacred the last vestige of a heresy known as Mithraism, once the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. But was the heresy in fact destroyed? In today’s New York City, reporter Tess Drake discovers a mysterious altar in the apartment of a...
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Nightscape
by David Morrell
Acclaimed author David Morrell (First Blood, Creepers) is praised for his riveting short fiction as much as he is for his best-selling thrillers. His stories appeared in many Year’s Best anthologies and received prestigious awards. In his second collection, Morrell leads you through an adrenaline-charged NightScape of serial killers...
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Categories: All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Totem
by David Morrell
"Something is on the prowl in the forests and foothills outside the small Wyoming town of Potter's Field, something that mutilates but does not feed, that kills indiscriminately and without reason, at night, by moonlight. As the body count mounts, police chief Nathan Slaughter and the town's medical examiner try to find out who or what...
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Testament
by David Morrell
After creating Rambo in his debut novel, First Blood, David Morrell wrote his most intense novel, Testament. Its publisher called it “almost unbearably involving.” Hunted by a powerful enemy, a man and his family flee their home and civilization. This thriller classic influenced many later thriller authors. It is not for the faint of...
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Rambo (First Blood Part II) (Rambo: First Blood Series Book 2)
by David Morrell
The most dangerous man in the world is back. David Morrell’s First Blood introduced Rambo, who joined the ranks of Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter as an international thriller icon. In this sequel, Rambo is in prison for his one-man war against a small-town police chief. His former commanding officer, Colonel...
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Blood Oath
by David Morrell
All Peter Houston wanted was to find the grave of the war-hero father he never knew and come to terms with the past. But after he traveled thousands of miles to a military cemetery in France, he discovered that his father’s grave didn’t exist. Now ruthless assassins hunt him through the cities of Europe as his private pilgrimage...
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Long Lost
by David Morrell
Brad Denning is a successful architect living a perfect life in Denver with his loving wife and son. Or so it would be, if not for the haunting memory of his brother Petey who disappeared while under Brad's supervision when they were kids. Now, a man claiming to be his sibling has mysteriously appeared and Brad is eager to take him in...
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The League of Night and Fog: A Novel
by David Morrell
Two brilliant operatives known as Saul and Drew are drawn together to solve a baffling mystery: Why have ten elderly men from around the world been kidnapped? As the agents investigate they are pulled into a violent cycle of revenge that stretches back to World War II—and is now forcing sons to pay for their father's darkest sins....
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The Fifth Profession
by David Morrell
From the bestselling author of First Blood comes a spectacular thriller, in which a former Navy SEAL and a Japanese samurai master are bound together in a terrifying past that never happened.
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Burnt Sienna
by David R. Morrell
An ex-marine must stop a dangerous arms dealer before he kills again in this high-action thriller from New York Times bestselling author David Morrell.
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Rambo and Me: The Story Behind the Story, an essay
by David Morrell
Award-winning author David Morrell created the character of Rambo in his 1972 novel, First Blood, which has been called “the father of the modern action novel.” Rambo went on to become one of the five most recognized thriller icons, along with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter. In this in-depth essay, for the...
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Rambo III (Rambo: First Blood Series Book 3)
by David Morrell
The most dangerous man in the world is back. David Morrell’s First Blood introduced Rambo, who joined the ranks of Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter as an international thriller icon. In this further adventure, Rambo is in exile far from home in Thailand, vowing to renounce violence and war. When his country calls...
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Assumed Identity
by David R. Morrell
From the author of The Covenant of the Flame and The Fifth Profession. Brendan Buchanan is an undercover intelligence operative who has impersonated more than 200 people in the last eight years. But now his multi-personality occupation threatens to destroy him.
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
Successful Novelist: A Lifetime of Lessons about Writing and Publishing
by David Morrell
"Like listening to a beloved brother. I found the acute observations and his narrative philosophy more valuable for the new writer than the contents of any 100 other texts."-Dean Koontz "The Successful Novelist is the vehicle you want if you plan to drive your way to successful fiction."-Joe R. Lansdale David Morrell, bestselling...
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The Architecture of Snow
by David Morrell
One of the great literary mysteries of the twentieth century concerns J. D. Salinger. In the mid-1960s, the revered creator of The Catcher in the Rye suddenly stopped publishing and withdrew from public life. In David Morrell’s haunting “The Architecture of Snow,” an author similar to Salinger submits a manuscript after a...
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Last Reveille
by David Morrell
In 1916, Mexican bandit Pancho Villa raided the southwestern border town of Columbus. Three hundred American soldiers fought four hundred attackers in a battle that ended with one of the last cavalry charges in U.S. history. Outraged, Congress ordered the U.S. Army to invade Mexico in pursuit of Villa. For the first time, trucks and...
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The Interrogator
by David Morrell
From acclaimed thriller author David Morrell comes this tense, timely tale about counter-terrorism. An interrogator finds himself in a remote bunker and in an even more remote region of the human soul as he confronts the most hardened enemy he has ever faced and the most difficult choice he has ever been forced to make. This e-story...
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Black Evening: Tales of Dark Suspense
by David Morrell
David Morrell, whose many bestsellers include Double Image, Extreme Denial, and The Brotherhood of the Rose, has consistently redefined the modern thriller. Now he turns to a darker side of suspense in a powerful collection of tales, many of them award winners, that delve into the weird, uncanny terrors that lurk just beneath the...
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Categories: All Horror; Contemporary Fiction
Fireflies: A Father's Tale of Love and Loss
by David Morrell
In the bestselling novels of suspense master David Morrell, fear is the main subject. But Morrell himself had never known genuine terror until he watched his 15-year-old son wage a heroic but doomed struggle with cancer. This is one father’s powerful and unforgettable story of fierce love, impenetrable loss, and an unexpected...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Memoirs
Desperate Measures
by David R. Morrell
Famous for his suspenseful fiction that delivers sheer emotional power, David Morrell, the bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fifth Profession, and Assumed Identity, here presents a mesmerizing novel of intrigue and high-action thrills...Fallen star journalist Matt Pittman holds a gun in his hand, ready...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
Double Image
by David R. Morrell
After a harrowing experience in Bosnia, war photographer Mitch Coltrane makes a vow. From now on, he will only take those pictures that celebrate life; that document hope instead of despair. Still, wartorn images continue to haunt him. He learns to shield himself by fixating on a beautiful woman in an old photograph. But slowly he grows...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
Inspector of the Dead (Thomas and Emily De Quincey)
by David Morrell
LEGENDARY THRILLER WRITER DAVID MORRELL TRANSPORTS READERS TO THE FOGBOUND STREETS OF LONDON, WHERE A KILLER PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE QUEEN VICTORIA. The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
John Barth: An Introduction
by David Morrell
In 1969, while David Morrell was writing First Blood , the novel in which Rambo was created, he also wrote his doctoral dissertation about acclaimed author, John Barth. In it, Morrell analyses Barth’s early fiction, using interviews with Barth, his agent, and his editors as well as several of Barth’s unpublished essays and letters...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Ruler of the Night (Thomas and Emily De Quincey)
by David Morrell
The notorious Opium-Eater returns in the sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy. 1855. The railway has irrevocably altered English society, effectively changing geography and fueling the industrial revolution by shortening distances between cities: a whole day's journey can now be covered in a matter...
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Eulogies III
by David Morrell, Tim Curran
Nothing so commonplace as a werewolf or zombie lurks within these pages. No, on offer here is an altogether more complex assortment of evils… and a sampling of humans who battle, retreat, suffer and are changed. ~Rob Dunbar from his Introduction … between these covers is a breath of fresh air to those of us who have grown a bit...
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Categories: All Horror
Portrait de l'assassin en artiste (Fiction-Marabooks) (French Edition)
by David Morrell
Un thriller historique brillant de David Morrell, le père de John Rambo . 1850. Thomas de Quincey, célèbre pour son livre Les Confessions d'un Opiomane anglais, est le principal suspect d'une série de meurtres sanglants qui ont terrorisé Londres quarante-trois ans plus tôt, et dont le mode opératoire semble être inspiré d'un...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
The Opium-Eater: A Thomas De Quincey Story (Kindle Single)
by David Morrell
From bestselling thriller author David Morrell comes a brooding Thomas De Quincey short story about the coldest of deaths and their heartbreaking aftermath. Thomas De Quincey--the central character of Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mysteries, Murder as a Fine Art and Inspector of the Dead-- was one of the most notorious and...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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