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  • Bibliography:
    12 Books
  • First Book:
    February 2001
  • Latest Book:
    November 2022
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Book List in Order: 12 titles

  • A New York Times Notable Book of the Year“Riveting. . . . Without ever taking the easy way out, the book explores the battle of good vs. evil on very human terms.” -- Washington Post Book WorldDark in mood and rich in character, Over Tumble...

  • “A mystery novel of profound depth.” --  Booklist (starred review)“Walter is at his incisive best. . . . Hypnotically compelling." --  Publishers WeeklyIn this fiendishly clever and darkly funny novel, #1 New York Times bestselling ...

  • From the highly acclaimed new crime novelist: a story of witness protection, petty thievery, local politics, and murder -- set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1980 presidential electionIt’s the fall of 1980, the last week before the president...

  • From its opening pages--when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head--novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack. As the sm...

  • Meet Matt Prior. He's about to lose his job, his wife, his house, maybe his mind. Unless . . . In the winning and utterly original novels Citizen Vince and The Zero, Jess Walter ("a ridiculously talented writer" -- New York Times) painted an Ameri...

  • In this brilliantly entertaining send-up of zombie lit, Edgar Award winner and National Book Award finalist Jess Walter offers a twist on America’s favorite monster: You don’t have to be dead to be a zombie. Walter creates a postapocalyptic night...

  • The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, a...

  • We Live in Water, the first collection of short fiction from New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams, all of them marked by the wry wit and generosity of ...

  • The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins delivers a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two adventure-seeking brothers, the enemies who threaten them, and the women who reveal to them an unjust world on the brink of uphe...

  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and The Cold Millions comes a stunning collection about those moments when everything changes -- for the better, for the worse, for the outrageous -- as a diverse cast of characters bou...

  • A collection of the year’s best mystery and suspense short fiction selected by #1 New York Times bestselling author and guest editor Jess Walter and series editor Steph Cha. New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter flexes his genre chops a...

Award-Winning Books by Jess Walter

The Beautiful Ruins
2013 Audies -- Solo Narration-Male
Citizen Vince
2006 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Novel
We Live in Water
2014 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award -- Regional Book
The Zero
2007 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award -- Regional Book

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Jess Walter has published 12 books.

Jess Walter does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Best American Mystery & Suspense Stories 2022, was published in November 2022.

The first book by Jess Walter, Over Tumbled Graves, was published in February 2001.

No. Jess Walter does not write books in series.