Mystery Books

  • The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori

    'Robert Barnard has the habit of delighting his readers' Donna Leon, Sunday Times The body of a young man, almost naked, found in

  • Sleep and His Brother

    McNair House is a charitable institution, set up to care for ?cathypnic? children. With their incredibly low metabolism, cathypnic

  • Fowl Prey (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries)

    Leaving the Hillside manor in capable hands, bed-and-breakfast hostess Judith McMonigle heads north to Vancouver's Hotel Clovia

  • Cold Service (Spenser)

    When his closest ally, Hawk, is beaten and left for dead while protecting a bookie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabili

  • Persuader (Jack Reacher)

    Jack Reacher.The ultimate loner.An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he’s moved from place t

  • The Final Judgment

    A young man has been murdered. His girlfriend, twenty-two-year-old Brett Allen, is found at the scene of the crime. S

  • Short Straw

    Short Straw reintroduces Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle, who first appeared in Stuart Woods's 1992 thriller, Santa Fe Rules

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Mystery Movies

  • A Beautiful Mind (Widescreen)(2001)

    Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced b

  • Primal Fear

    Clever twists and a bona fide surprise ending make this an above-average courtroom thriller, tapping into the post-O.J. scrutiny o

  • The Killing Room

    In this highly charged, psychological thrill ride four strangers are recruited as volunteers in a scientific research study. But t

  • Basic

    Academy Award(r) nominees John Travolta (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and SamuelL. Jackson (Best Actor in a S

  • Sunshine

    Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy, and Michelle Yeoh star in this sci-fi film from Danny Boyle. Extras included deleted scenes, alternat

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Mystery Authors

John Sandford biography

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John Sandford

(1944 - )

John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling novelist John Roswell Camp. Camp was born on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received a B.A. in American History and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Iowa. Camp worked for the Miami Herald from 1971 to 1978. In 1978 he moved to Minneapolis and started working for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press as a features reporter before becoming a daily columnist at the newspaper in 1980. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1980, for a series of stories on Native American culture. In 1986 he won the Pulitzer for Non-Deadline Feature Writing for a series of stories collectively titled "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family". The series, written during the midwest farm crisis, followed a typical southwest Minnesota farm family through the course of a full year. He stopped writing full-time for the Pioneer Press in 1989, although he didn't stop entirely until the next year.

In 1989 Camp wrote two novels that would become the first books of his two best-selling series. Both novels, The Fool's Run of the Kidd series and Rules of Prey of the Prey series, were accepted and due to be published three months apart. The Fool's Run was published under the name "John Camp", but the publisher asked Camp to provide a pseudonym for Rules of Prey so it was published under the name "John Sandford". After the Prey series proved to be more popular, with its charismatic protagonist Lucas Davenport, The Fool's Run and all of its subsequent sequels have been published under the "Sandford" name.

In 2007 Sandford started a third series featuring Virgil Flowers, who previously was a supporting character in Invisible Prey.

Information source: wikipedia