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Verdon, John

Overview
Works: 73 works in 440 publications in 20 languages and 10,522 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3622.E736, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Verdon
 
Most widely held works by John Verdon
Think of a number : a novel by John Verdon( Book )

96 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently retired after a prestigious career with the NYPD, homicide detective Dave Gurney is pulled back into service when an old college friend receives threatening letters from a murderous sender who has an uncanny ability to read a person's thoughts
Shut your eyes tight : a novel by John Verdon( Book )

69 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superstar detective Dave Gurney's renewed efforts to retire are halted by the brutal murder of a young bride at her wedding reception, a crime subsequently linked to a brilliant criminal who targets Gurney's family to further his agendas
Let the devil sleep : a novel by John Verdon( Book )

56 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which ten years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto. The killings ceased, and a cult of analysis grew up around the case with a consensus opinion that no one would dream of challenging -- no one, that is, but Dave Gurney. Mocked even by some who'd been his supporters in previous investigations, Dave realizes that the killer is too clever to ever be found. The only gambit that may make sense is also the most dangerous--to make himself a target and get the killer to come to him
Peter Pan must die : a novel by John Verdon( Book )

38 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney brings his analytical brilliance to a shocking murder that couldn't have been committed the way the police say it was. The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD's top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband -- who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy at his own mother's funeral. Peeling back the layers, Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan. Startling twists and turns occur in rapid-fire sequence, and soon Gurney is locked inside one of the darkest cases of his career - one in which multiple murders are merely the deceptive surface under which rests a scaffolding of pure evil. Beneath the tangle of poisonous lies, Gurney discovers that the truth is more shocking than anyone had imagined. And the identity of the villain at the mystery's center turns out to be the biggest shock of all" --
Wolf Lake : a novel by John Verdon( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream--a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut--apparent suicides--and the weapon used in each case was a wolf's head dagger. Police zero in quickly on Richard Hammond, a controversial psychologist who conducts hypnotherapy sessions at a spooky old Adirondack inn called Wolf Lake Lodge. It seems that each of the victims had gone there to meet with Hammond shortly before turning up dead. Troubled by odd holes in the official approach to the case, Gurney begins his own investigation--an action that puts him in the crosshairs of not only an icy murderer and the local police but the darkest corner of the federal government."--Provided by publisher
Think of a number by John Verdon( Recording )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration, "Think of any number ... picture it ... now see how well I know your secrets." Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD's top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation
White River burning : a Dave Gurney novel by John Verdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's always a pleasure to watch a keen mind absorbed in a difficult puzzle, which is how Dave Gurney distinguishes himself in John Verdon's tricky whodunits." -- The New York Times Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. The situation in White River becomes truly explosive as more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. But when Gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, and zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders, his involvement is suddenly terminated. Obsessed with evidence that doesn't support the official version of events, Gurney cannot let go of the case. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception--learning that nothing in White River is what it seems to be. White River Burning is the most provocative and timely book yet by the author hailed by The New York Times as "masterly."
Shut your eyes tight : a novel by John Verdon( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he was the NYPD's top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed
Let the devil sleep by John Verdon( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of the Good Shepherd
Peter Pan must die : a novel by John Verdon( Recording )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daunting task that confronts homicide cop Dave Gurney: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband. Gurney finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan. Beneath the tangle of poisonous lies, Gurney discovers that the truth is more shocking than anyone had imagined
Wolf Lake : a novel by John Verdon( Recording )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream, a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut, apparent suicides, and the weapon used in each case was a wolf's head dagger
Think of a number : your choice, your life, your death by John Verdon( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dave Gurney, retired NyPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he's been receiving, it is at first little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. Until the acquaintance is brutally killed. The killer is smart and he is playing with the police. Gurney needs to be smarter if he's going to catch him, but this seems only to be the beginning. And the killer alone knows where it will end
White River burning : a Dave Gurney novel by John Verdon( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting
A novel by John Verdon( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cai xin shi zhou by John Verdon( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think of a number : your choice, your life, your death by John Verdon( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of special teenagers, each with an incredible power. They live together and learn how to use their abilities, protected from those who wish to harm them. Now, for one short week they are let out into the world, with strict instructions that they must not use their powers. But good intentions are easy ... following them through is a different matter. For Lisa, every day is about life and death. Because she can hear dead people talking, and they just won't leave her alone
Il sonno del diavolo by John Verdon( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by John Verdon( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf lake by John Verdon( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That's the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream-a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut-apparent suicides-and the weapon used in each case was a wolf's head dagger. Police zero in quickly on Richard Hammond, a controversial psychologist who conducts hypnotherapy sessions at a spooky old Adirondack inn called Wolf Lake Lodge. It seems that each of the victims had gone there to meet with Hammond shortly before turning up dead
Luk øjnene by John Verdon( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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