Timely Titles: FBI Fiction | Wyatt’s World

From Margaret Truman to Thomas Harris to James Patterson, authors of FBI fiction continue to build on a rich tradition and a long backlist. Considering recent headlines, now is a good time to generate a display and suggest titles. Below are some newer novels and one classic. There is also a wealth of nonfiction to share, as proven in books from David Grann (Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI) and Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes (Shattered).

    • Enigma by Catherine Coulter (Gallery: S. & S.).
      The next in Coulter’s long-running “FBI” series comes out in September and sees married agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock racing against the clock in another high-stakes, rocket-fast thriller. This time the duo are up against a modern-day mad scientist.
    • G-Man by Stephen Hunter (Blue Rider).
      This tenth “Bob Lee Swagger” novel ventures back in time to the early days of the Bureau, when Lee’s grandfather was a G-Man in Chicago, hunting down the iconic criminals of the era, including gangster John Dillinger. Interwoven is a story set in the present, just to keep things interesting.
    • The Thing About Love by Julie James (Berkley).
      The romance genre is a familiar home for FBI agents, heroines and heroes alike. In James’s newest, both leads are working undercover, and although they have an antagonistic past, they find a promising future when they team up on a new assignment. Expect James’s trademark rapid-fire banter and smart aesthetic.
    • The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz (Bantam).
      Best-selling author Koontz returns on June 20 to launch a new series starring FBI Agent Jane Hawk. When her husband commits suicide, Jane starts to dig deeper into the circumstances of his death, only to find herself involved in a mind-control scheme. Koontz’s explosive tale is already impressing critics with its killer action and deft plotting.
    • Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Tor).
      The “Pendergast” series got its start in this 1995 novel well worth pulling off the shelves. FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast investigates the brutal and odd murders connected to New York City’s Museum of Natural History. This atmospheric, chilling tale evokes a brilliant sense of eeriness.
CONNECTING INDIE AUTHORS, LIBRARIES AND READERS
SELF-eLearn More
SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard® that enables authors and libraries to work together and expose notable self-published ebooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new. Finally, a simple and effective way to catalog and provide access to ebooks by local authors and build a community around indie writing!
Share
Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net

Comment Policy:
  1. Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  2. Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  3. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  4. Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media, per our Terms of Use.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through (though some comments with links to multiple URLs are held for spam-check moderation by the system). If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.

We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it and please limit the number of links submitted in your comment. For more info, see the full Terms of Use.

Speak Your Mind

*