Books by Duane Swierczynski

DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, the biggest name (literally) in American crime writing, is the author of six non-fiction books, including This Here’s A Stick-Up: The Big Bad Book Of American Bank Robbery (Alpha, 2002) and The Big Book O’ Beer (Quirk, 2004). He’s work


UNBELIEVABLY BORING BART by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2018

"Wish fulfillment with surprising meat. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Bart hides behind a boring facade while secretly working on a video game. Read full book review >
REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Though this novel is dotted with fine details, its ambitious structure gets in the way of narrative momentum."
The murder of two policeman in mid-1960s Philadelphia has reverberations for successive generations of cops in Swierczynski's latest thriller (Canary, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
CANARY by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Inventive Swierczynski, author of the popular Charlie Hardie trilogy (Point and Shoot, 2013, etc.), breathes fresh life into a familiar plot with shifting perspectives, sly humor, puckish chapter titles and a crackerjack pace."
When police coerce a whip-smart college student into being a confidential informant, they get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >
POINT AND SHOOT by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"Swierczynski's writing crackles with fresh attitude. But his plot may have jumped the shark this time, and readers unfamiliar with previous episodes could feel lost in the maelstrom."
Can the unkillable man make the epic journey from outer space to home in time to save his loved ones? Read full book review >
HELL & GONE by Duane Swierczynski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Readers of this middle installment in Swierczynski's Charlie Hardie trilogy (Fun & Games, 2011) who suspend disbelief will be rewarded with nail-biting suspense, ample twists and a crackling narrative style."
A rugged ex-cop faces his greatest challenge ever as a tortured inmate. Read full book review >
THE BLONDE by Duane Swierczynski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"Swierczynski's sophomore effort (The Wheelman, 2005) sometimes strains credibility but creates page-turning tension."
A hapless reporter runs afoul of a dangerous blonde with a story so bizarre that it just might be true. Read full book review >
THE WHEELMAN by Duane Swierczynski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Swierczynski's fiction debut is more style than substance, but oh, what style!"
An enigmatic getaway driver chases, and is chased by, cops and mobsters, both Russian and Italian. Read full book review >