Books by Stephen White

Stephen White is the author of the New York Times bestselling Alan Gregory novels. In his books, he draws upon over fifteen years of clinical practice as a psychologist to create intriguing plots and complex, believable characters. Born on Long Island, W


COMPOUND FRACTURES by Stephen White
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Fans sad to see the saga end will be enthralled by its daring crescendos; newcomers are likely to find the proceedings impenetrable."
Dr. Alan Gregory's 20th brush with crime is his last. Read full book review >
LINE OF FIRE by Stephen White
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"White (Dead Time, 2008, etc.) makes it clear that Alan's 19th appearance is his penultimate case; the next case will be his swan song. Judging from the risks he takes this time, fans won't want to miss the sequel."
As a series of wildfires swoop ever closer to his Boulder office, psychotherapist Alan Gregory's life threatens to go up in metaphorical flames even before their arrival. Read full book review >
DEAD TIME by Stephen White
Released: March 1, 2008

"Most of Alan's cases are thrillers, but despite several homicides here, the leading threat facing the hero is whether he'll sleep with any of the attractive women who seem determined to throw themselves at him—and whether he'll ever be able, as therapists say, to move on with his life. "
Boulder psychotherapist Alan Gregory takes time off from a practice that includes more than its share of killers (Dry Ice, 2007, etc.) to hunt down several vanished babies and their mothers. Read full book review >
DRY ICE by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Not even an anticlimactic ending can wreck Alan's 15th, and finest, case."
Yet another of Dr. Alan Gregory's ex-patients goes off the rails, threatening the Boulder psychologist, his wife and his best friend with exposure of their darkest secrets. Read full book review >
KILL ME by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2006

"White, no stranger to suspenseful but wildly implausible plots (Missing Persons, 2005, etc.), wisely front-loads this thriller with a flatly incredible premise that pays off down the road despite a cargo of further improbabilities."
Crime-prone Boulder psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory doesn't have to do anything but listen to one of his most troubled patients: a man sentenced to death by killers he hired himself. Read full book review >
MISSING PERSONS by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2005

"A fictional echo of JonBenet Ramsey (constantly invoked but never named) buried beneath reams of ethical quiddities, criminal cross-purposes, and mind-boggling coincidences. "
Eight years after the unsolved real-life killing of a preteen beauty queen from Boulder, Colorado, psychologist Alan Gregory (Blinded, 2003, etc.) has to deal with the disappearance of one of her classmates. Read full book review >
BLINDED by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"In order to set up the blood and thunder, though, White, who never stints on complications, has to crosscut among so many threats, subplots, and red herrings that you may forget to be thrilled."
Now that his patients, his friends, and his wife have all been suspected of murder, what's left for Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory (The Best Revenge, Feb. 2003, etc.)? An ex-patient whose wife wants to spill all confidentially without turning him in. Read full book review >
WARNING SIGNS by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2002

"Though there's no time to linger over most of the rapidly sketched characters, White (The Program, 2001, etc.) runs the whole gamut from whodunit to duck-and-cover."
The suspense-filled curtain-raiser, the discovery of the Boulder District Attorney's corpse, provides one of the few quiet moments in clinical psychologist Alan Gregory's latest bomb-enriched thriller. Read full book review >
THE BEST REVENGE by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"White handles his suspenseful set-pieces with all his accustomed authority, but the case he's lavished them on is a farrago of coincidences, absurdities, and pitifully shadowy and unmotivated conspirators from beginning to end."
White injects Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory into the wild and wooly saga of a convicted killer released from Death Row to the even more dangerous world outside. Read full book review >
THE PROGRAM by Stephen White
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 20, 2001

"Rising tension undermined by wild coincidence."
Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory's latest case shunts him into a supporting role in this tale of a woman's misadventures in WITSEC, the US Marshals' fabled Witness Security Program. Read full book review >
MANNER OF DEATH by Stephen White
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

Dr. Alan Gregory, the Boulder psychologist whose previous six cases (Critical Conditions, p. 80, etc.) have all introduced him to murderers, becomes a killer's target himself. Read full book review >

CRITICAL CONDITIONS by Stephen White
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 2, 1998

Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory confronts a hapless family's mismanaged-care nightmare, in White's overstuffed sixth thriller. The toddler of Alan's newly transplanted colleague, John Trent, has been stricken with a rare strain of viral myocarditis for which MedExcel, the family's HMO, refuses the only available treatment as too experimental; meanwhile, his wife, TV news personality Brenda Strait, is being harassed by threats and vandalism. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1998

Two Australian historians (brothers, incidentally) from the University of Sydney examine the ways in which black style has been interpreted and the political and social implications it has carried from slavery to WW II. African-American history has been written on the black body in a variety of ways, many of them cruel and inhuman. Read full book review >

REMOTE CONTROL by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1997

An unexpected role for clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory's wife, Boulder County Deputy D.A. Lauren Crowder: This time she isn't going after bad guys (Higher Authority, 1994), but trying to keep the cops from jailing her for shooting a mysterious stalker. White starts off with two bangs. Read full book review >

HARM'S WAY by Stephen White
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 1996

After a brief semi-hiatus (Higher Authority, 1994), in which his lawyer wife was featured, improbable sleuthing headshrink Alan Gregory returns. Not that the premise isn't admirably serpentine and sexually kinky: Gregory's pal Peter Arvin, a master carpenter, is found murdered, lashed to a piano on the stage of an old Boulder, Colorado, theater, stabbed 16 times. Read full book review >

HIGHER AUTHORITY by Stephen White
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

A thriller whose characters possess such psychological complexity that readers become as preoccupied with plumbing their depths as with figuring out whodunit. Filing a sexual harassment suit is difficult enough, but matters become extra-complicated when Teresa Crowder points the finger at Blythe Oaks, the female senior clerk of the first Mormon Supreme Court justice, Lester Horner. Read full book review >

PRIVATE PRACTICES by Stephen White
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

If White is to be believed, clinical psychology ranks as a dangerous profession right up there with police work, firefighting, and livery-cab driving. Read full book review >

PRIVILEGED INFORMATION by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

A psychologist suspects a patient of murder but can't speak out because of therapy's seal of silence...That's the nut that White, himself a psychologist, gnaws to a pulp in his slow and somber first novel. Boulder therapist Alan Gregory, who narrates with a maximum number of two-dollar words, is enduring a dark year: His wife has left him; and now one of his patients, Karen Hart, has killed herself, leading to an investigation of Alan for possible sexual misconduct and a likely lawsuit by Karen's parents. Read full book review >