WorldCat Identities

Swierczynski, Duane

Works: 371 works in 857 publications in 8 languages and 20,397 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Juvenile works  Novellas  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Collector, Other
Classifications: PS3619.W53, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Duane Swierczynski
Most widely held works by Duane Swierczynski
Murder in paradise : thrillers by James Patterson( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three novellas includes "The Lawyer Lifeguard," in which, after surviving a car bomb that killed his fiancée, defense lawyer Brian Lord takes a lifeguard job at the beach
Level 26 : dark origins by Anthony E Zuiker( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogue serial-killer hunter Steve Dark heads a highly secret and incredibly skilled black ops element within the U.S. government, which is tasked with finding and bringing to justice the most brutal and horrific murderers in the world--the Level 26 killers. In his first case, Dark tracks down the killer known as Sqweegel, a psychopath who has shot, raped, maimed, poisoned, burned, strangled, and tortured upwards of fifty people in six countries over a span of more than twenty years
Canary by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Honors student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favor for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him but desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie has no choice but to become a "CI"--A confidential informant. Philly narcotics cop Ben Wildey is hungry for a career-making bust. The detective thinks he's found the key in Sarie: her boyfriend scores from a mid-level dealer with alleged ties to the major drug gangs. Sarie turns out to be the perfect CI: a quick study with a shockingly keen understanding of the criminal mind. But Wildey, desperate for results, pushes too hard and inadvertently sends the nineteen-year-old into a death trap, leaving Sarie hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her -- except what she's learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant. Which is bad news for the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #1373 turns out to be a very quick study ..."--Provided from
Fun and games by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of three explosive pulp thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski. Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner's entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he'll suffer the same fate. Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it's the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: The Accident People. It's nothing personal--the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it's intensely personal. He's not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch
Revolver by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three generations torn apart--by bullets fired fifty years ago ... Philadelphia, 1965: Two street cops--one black, one white--are gunned down in a corner bar. One of the fallen officers, Stan Walczak, leaves behind a 12-year-old boy, Jimmy. Philadelphia, 1995: Homicide detective Jim Walczak learns that his father's alleged killer, Terrill Lee Stanton, has been sprung from prison. Jim stalks the ex-con, hoping to finally learn the truth. Philadelphia, 2015: Jim's daughter Audrey, a forensic science student, re-opens her grandfather's murder for a research paper. But as Audrey digs deeper, she comes to realize that Stanton probably didn't pull the trigger--and her father may have made a horrible mistake.."--
The blonde by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirting with a pretty young blonde he meets in an airport bar, Jack Eisley is stunned when she tells him that she has poisoned his drink and will only give him the antidote if he remains close to protect her from the various perils threatening her life
The house husband by James Patterson( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Posehn is the best dad, the best husband ... well, maybe not. Detective Teaghan Beaumont is getting closer and closer to discovering the truth about Harry Posehn. But there's a twist that she will never see coming"--Page 4 of cover
Bloodshot by Duane Swierczynski( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the deserts outside Las Vegas, Bloodshot has banded together with Project Rising Spirit's more dangerous escapees. But when the Harbinger Wars erupt all around them, can he shape these super-powered children into a force for good-- or are they too far gone?"--Page 4 of cover
Dark prophecy : a Level 26 thriller featuring Steve Dark by Anthony E Zuiker( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Dark, a man with a knack for hunting down the most dangerous serial killers, takes on a mission supported by a mysterious benefactor whose goals are unknown
Hell & gone by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second of three high-energy thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation Duane Swierczynski. After barely walking away with his life from a shootout that will go down in Hollywood history, ex-cop Charlie Hardie discovers things can, in fact, get even worse. He is kidnapped by a team of team of undercover operatives and forced to stand guard over an underground prison that houses the most dangerous criminals on earth. Or so he's told. As Hardie goes deeper, and finds himself behind bars, he begins to wonder: who is running the asylum and are the good guys the ones behind bars or the ones walking the halls? But, Hardie knows that the world outside hasn't stopped and that his family is in peril as he languishes in this pseudo-prison. Soon, Hardie is plotting a desperate escape that will visit a Pandora's box of mayhem upon the state of California. He'll make some new enemies. But he'll take care of many more. Because nobody does justice like Charlie Hardie. And if you threaten his family, you better believe there'll be hell to pay"--
Murder in paradise by James Patterson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection features three pulse-pounding stories from James Patterson: "The Lawyer Lifeguard" with Doug Allyn, "The Shut-In" with Duane Swierczynski, and "The Doctor's Plot" with Connor Hyde
Batman : night of the Owls by Scott Snyder( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As evil spreads across Gotham City, Batman's allies, including Red Robin, Batwing, and Robin find themselves in a battle coming from all sides. The Court of Owls has shown its hand, and it's up to the collective effort of these heroes to stop it in this sprawling tale of corruption and violence
Dark revelations : a Level 26 thriller featuring Steve Dark by Anthony E Zuiker( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The conclusion to the groundbreaking Level 26 trilogy, a series of edgy, unconventional thrillers about an FBI operative tasked with the ultimate search-and-destroy mission: to take down the world's most dangerous serial killers. Anthony E. Zuiker's Level 26 novels have blazed a highly successful interactive trail, with a groundbreaking cross-platform combination of novel, Web site, and hi-def video: There are more than 100,000 registered users on, all of them eager to see what happens next. And for the finale to his trilogy, Zuiker has outdone himself. In Dark Revelations, Steve Dark faces the most intricate, intense, and explosive case of his career. The killer calls himself Labyrinth, and the riddles, puzzles, and wordplay with which he announces his new targets have caused a worldwide media sensation. The case has already claimed a number of highprofile individuals as victims-not to mention several government agencies, which have tried and failed to stop a growing global panic. But what point is Labyrinth trying to make? Who will be his next victim? It's up to Dark to assemble a team from among the smoking rubble of the international crimesolving community, find Labyrinth wherever he may be, and put a stop to the mayhem, once and for all. Can Steve Dark solve the biggest riddle of them all? Only time will tell."--
Point and shoot : a Charlie Hardie novel by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a non-optional tour of duty aboard a satellite housing the world's most dangerous secrets with a year's supply of food, air, and water, but no communication back home, Charlie Hardie plots his escape using the secrets as leverage
Severance package by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Murphy, the CEO of a Philadelphia financial company, summons his seven staffers for an important Saturday meeting, where he informs them that the business is being shut down, and that unfortunately he has to kill them all. Every escape route from the 36th-floor office has been sealed off or rigged with lethal sarin gas. Suddenly, mousy Molly Lewis pulls out a gun and puts a slug in Murphy's head. The resulting chaos sets off a panicked scramble
Unbelievably boring Bart by James Patterson( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brainy twelve-year-old Bart attracts little attention at his new middle school near Hollywood, California, but whenever he can get around his gym-coach father, he secretly hunts electricity-guzzling aliens
Expiration date by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mickey Wade is a recently-unemployed journalist who lucked into a rent-free apartment - his sick grandfather's place. The only problem: it's in a lousy neighborhood - the one where Mickey grew up, in fact. But now he's back. Dead broke. And just when he thinks he's reached rock bottom, Mickey wakes up in the past. Literally. At first he thinks it's a dream. But as he digs deeper into the past, searching for answers about the grandfather he hardly knows, Mickey meets the twelve-year-old kid who lives in the apartment below. The kid who will grow up to someday murder Mickey's father."--Page 4 of cover
The wheelman by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lennon, a mute Irish getaway driver, is robbed and launches a one-man quest to find out who is responsible, matching wits with a dirty Philadelphia cop, the Russian and Italian mobs, and the mayor's hired gun
The house husband by James Patterson( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Posehn is the best dad, the best husband ... well, maybe not. Detective Teaghan Beaumont is getting closer and closer to discovering the truth about Harry Posehn. But there's a twist that she will never see coming
The perfect drink for every occasion : 151 cocktails that will freshen your breath, impress a hot date, cure a hangover, and more! by Duane Swierczynski( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether you're getting married, going to prison, trying to lose weight, hoping to impress your coworkers, or watching your favorite James Bond flick, we've got your (gl)ass covered"--P. [4] of cover
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.07 for Murder in ... to 0.66 for Duane Swie ...)

Level 26 : dark origins
Fun and gamesThe blondeDark prophecy : a Level 26 thriller featuring Steve DarkHell & goneDark revelations : a Level 26 thriller featuring Steve DarkPoint and shoot : a Charlie Hardie novelSeverance packageExpiration date
Alternative Names
Duane Swierczynski

Duane Swierczynski Amerikaans romanschrijver

Louis, Duane, 1972-


Swierczynski, Duane, 1972-

Swierczynski, Duane Louis.

Swierczynski, Duane Louis 1972-

שוירצ'ינסקי, דווין

두에인 스위어진스키 미국의 만화 작가

슈비르친스키, 듀엔

스위어진스키, 두에인

スウィアジンスキー, ドゥエイン

スワジンスキ, デュアン



English (168)

German (21)

French (20)

Japanese (4)

Chinese (3)

Turkish (2)

Dutch (1)

Finnish (1)