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Priest, Cherie

Works: 99 works in 354 publications in 7 languages and 15,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Steampunk fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Horror fiction  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Horror tales  Novels  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3616.R537, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cherie Priest
I am Princess X by Cherie Priest( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best friends Libby Deaton and May Harper invented Princess X when they were in fifth grade, but when the car Libby is in goes off a bridge, she is presumed dead, and the story came to an end--except now, three years later, Princess X is suddenly everywhere, with a whole underground culture focused on a webcomic, and May believes her friend must be alive
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventor Leviticus Blue creates a machine that accidentally decimates Seattle's banking district and uncovers a vein of Blight Gas that turns everyone who breathes it into the living dead. Sixteen years later Briar, Blue's widow, lives in the poor neighborhood outside the wall that's been built around the uninhabitable city. Life is tough with a ruined reputation, but she and her teenage son Ezekiel are surviving--until Zeke impetuously decides that he must reclaim his father's name from the clutches of history
Dreadnought by Cherie Priest( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and French and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercy Lynch is just a frustrated nurse who wants to see her father before he dies. But she'll have to survive both Union intrigue and Confederate opposition if she wants to make it off the Union-operated, Tacoma-bound "Dreadnought" alive
The family plot by Cherie Priest( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dahlia Dutton's father is thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Winthrow appears in his office and makes a deal for his company, Music City Salvage, to take over and liquidate her massive family estate in Chattanooga. He gives the job to Dahlia, who gathers a crew and a couple of trucks and heads for the estate--an ancient house, a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Winthrow left out of the paperwork. She left out a lot of things. Although in unusually great shape, the empty house is harboring something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. After all, there's still room in the strange little family plot. --
Indigo : a mosaic novel by Charlaine Harris( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she's become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories. Nora's parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal ... a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her? In a brilliant collaboration by New York Times and critically acclaimed coauthors Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James Moore, and Mark Morris join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you've never read before"--
Mississippi roll by George R. R Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the suspicious death of a crew member on the historical steamboat Natchez, retired NY police detective Leo Storgman seeks to discover the ship's secrets, including the truth behind ghostly sightings of its first captain
Ganymede by Cherie Priest( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The air pirate Andan Cly is going straight. Well, straighter. Although he's happy to run alcohol guns wherever the money's good, he doesn't think the world needs more sap, or its increasingly ugly side-effects. But becoming legit is easier said than done, and Cly's first legal gig--a supply run for the Seattle Underground--will be paid for by sap money. New Orleans is not Cly's first pick for a shopping run. He loved the Big Easy once, back when he also loved a beautiful mixed-race prostitute named Josephine Early--but that was a decade ago, and he hasn't looked back since. Jo's still thinking about him, though, or so he learns when he gets a telegram about a peculiar piloting job. It's a chance to complete two lucrative jobs at once, one he can't refuse. He sends his old paramour a note and heads for New Orleans, with no idea of what he's in for--or what she wants him to fly. But he won't be flying. Not exactly. Hidden at the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain lurks an astonishing war machine, an immense submersible called the Ganymede. This prototype could end the war, if only anyone had the faintest idea of how to operate it ... If only they could sneak it past the Southern forces at the mouth of the Mississippi River ... If only it hadn't killed most of the men who'd ever set foot inside it. But it's those "if onlys" that will decide whether Cly and his crew will end up in the history books, or at the bottom of the ocean"--
Bloodshot by Cherie Priest( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When blind vampire Ian Stott hires thief Raylene Pendle to steal medical documents that may help restore his sight, Raylene learns about Bloodshot, a government-sanctioned project that involved performing cruel experiments on vampires. With the proverbial men in black closing in on her, Raylene follows the Bloodshot document trail from Seattle to Atlanta, where she teams up with a deadly drag queen whose sister was one of the project's victims
Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches by Cherie Priest( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one ... The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny. But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean's depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness. This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe."--
The inexplicables by Cherie Priest( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fifth installment in the Clockwork Century steampunk adventure series, Rector "Wreck 'em" Sherman, a drug dealer haunted by the ghost of a kid he used to know, sneaks over the wall into the wasteland of Seattle where he makes a shocking discovery that changes everything
Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young ex-slave Gideon Bardsley is a brilliant inventor, but the job is less glamorous than one might think, especially since the assassination attempts started. Worse yet, they're trying to destroy his greatest achievement: a calculating engine called Fiddlehead, which provides undeniable proof of something awful enough to destroy the world. Both man and machine are at risk from forces conspiring to keep the Civil War going and the money flowing. Bardsley has no choice but to ask his patron, former president Abraham Lincoln, for help. Lincoln retired from leading the country after an attempt on his life, but is quite interested in Bardsley's immense data-processing capacities, confident that if people have the facts, they'll see reason and urge the government to end the war. Lincoln must keep Bardsley safe until he can finish his research, so he calls on his old private security staff to protect Gideon and his data. Maria "Belle" Boyd was a retired Confederate spy, until she got a life-changing job offer from the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Pinkerton respects her work, despite reservations about her lingering Southern loyalties. But it's precisely those loyalties that let her go into Confederate territory to figure out who might be targeting Bardsley. Maria is a good detective, but with spies from both camps gunning for her, can even the notorious Belle Boyd hold the greedy warhawks at bay?"--
Brimstone by Cherie Priest( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"WAR IS HELL. AND ITS FIRES HAVE FOLLOWED TOMAS CORDERO HOME ... In the trenches of Europe during the Great War, Tomas Cordero operated a weapon more devastating than any gun: a flame projector that doused the enemy in liquid fire. Having left the battlefield a shattered man, he comes home to find yet more tragedy--for in his absence, his wife has died of the flu. Haunted by memories of the woman he loved and the atrocities he perpetrated, Tomas dreams of fire and finds himself setting match to flame when awake ... Alice Dartle is a talented clairvoyant living among others who share her gifts in the community of Cassadaga, Florida. She too dreams of fire, knowing her nightmares are connected to the shell-shocked war veteran and widower. And she believes she can bring peace to him and his wife's spirit. But the inferno that threatens to consume Tomas and Alice was set ablaze centuries ago by someone whose hatred transcended death itself ..."--
The agony house by Cherie Priest( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventeen-year-old Denise Farber, her mom, and her stepfather are moving back to New Orleans, into the Argonne house, which is over 150 years old, and really showing its age, but which her mother plans to turn into a bed-and-breakfast--but old houses have histories, and sometimes ghosts, and a mysterious old comic book that Denise finds in the attic may hold the answer to a crime and the terrifying things that keep happening in what she thinks of as the "Agony" house."--
Hellbent by Cherie Priest( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vampire and thief Raylene doesn't need any more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including a blind vampire and an ex-Navy SEAL drag queen. Now she's off on a hunt to steal a bizarre set of artifacts-- a hunt that sets her up against a crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way
Fathom by Cherie Priest( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the survivors of an ancient band of monsters plot revenge against a human race that prompted their exile, unwilling heroine Nia emerges from a frozen sanctuary and prepares to intervene in coastal Florida
Chapelwood : the Borden dispatches by Cherie Priest( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named "Harry the Hacker" by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church known as Chapelwood, an unholy gospel is being spread by a sect that worships dark gods from beyond the heavens. This darkness calls to Lizzie Borden. It is reminiscent of an evil she had dared hoped was extinguished. The parishioners of Chapelwood plan to sacrifice a young woman to summon beings never meant to share reality with humanity. An apocalypse will follow in their wake which will scorch the earth of all life. Unless she stops it
Clementine by Cherie Priest( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Isabella Boyd's success as a Confederate spy has made her too famous for further espionage work, and now her employment options are slim. Exiled, widowed, and on the brink of poverty ... she reluctantly goes to work for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago. Adding insult to injury, her first big assignment is commissioned by the Union Army. In short, a federally sponsored transport dirigible is being violently pursued across the Rockies and Uncle Sam isn't pleased. The Clementine is carrying a top secret load of military essentials--essentials which must be delivered to Louisville, Kentucky, without delay. Intelligence suggests that the unrelenting pursuer is a runaway slave who's been wanted by authorities on both sides of the Mason-Dixon for fifteen years. In that time, Captain Croggon Beauregard Hainey has felonied his way back and forth across the continent, leaving a trail of broken banks, stolen war machines, and illegally distributed weaponry from sea to shining sea. And now it s Maria's job to go get him
Four and twenty blackbirds by Cherie Priest( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although she was orphaned at birth, Eden Moore is never alone. Three dead women watch from the shadows, bound to protect her from harm. But outside her aunt's house a gunman waits, convinced that Eden is destined to follow her wicked great-grandfather, an African magician with the power to curse the living and raise the dead."--Page 4 of cover
Wings to the kingdom by Cherie Priest( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sequel to "Four and Twenty Blackbirds," Eden Moore finds herself summoned to the national military park at Chicamauga, Georgia, where she is called to served as an intermediary between the ghosts of the soldiers haunting the area and the human world
Not flesh nor feathers by Cherie Priest( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div> <div> An explosive tale of floods and the undead from a rising master of the supernatural </div> </div>
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Alternative Names
Cherie Priest Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Cherie Priest amerykańska pisarka

Cherie Priest auteur de romans de science-fiction

Priest, Cherie 1975-

Шері Пріст

셰리 프리스트 미국의 소설가

プリースト, シェリー

English (162)

French (15)

German (9)

Spanish (7)

Japanese (2)

Czech (2)

Polish (1)