Jeff Abbott

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Jeff Abbott
Jeff Abbott at the 2007 Texas Book Festival.
Jeff Abbott at the 2007 Texas Book Festival.
Born1963 (age 55–56)
OccupationNovelist
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
GenreSuspense, Detective fiction, Thriller fiction

Jeff Abbott (born 1963) is a U.S. suspense novelist. He has degrees in History and English from Rice University. He lives in Austin, Texas. His early novels were traditional detective fiction, but in recent years he has turned to writing thriller fiction. A theme of his work is the idea of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary danger and fighting to return to their normal lives. His novels are published in several countries and have also been bestsellers in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and France.[citation needed]

Novels[edit]

  • The Jordan Poteet mysteries—These novels are more traditional mysteries, centering on Poteet's eccentric family in a small Texas town.
  • The Whit Mosley series—Mosley is a Texas judge and coroner who partners with investigator Claudia Salazar in a Gulf Coast county. These books are darker and more thriller-oriented than the Poteet novels.
  • Panic (2005)—nominated for the Thriller Award (given by the International Thriller Writers).[citation needed] Panic, has been optioned for film by The Weinstein Company and is in development.
  • Fear (2006)
  • Collision (2008)—known as Run in the United Kingdom[7] Collision, has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox.[8][9]
  • Trust Me (2009)
  • The Sam Capra Series[10]—Capra is a brilliant CIA agent who is set up and loses everything that matters to him. He then uses his skills to help the helpless, protect the innocent and track down those who took his family from him.
  • Blame (July 18, 2017)
  • The Three Beths (October 23, 2018) ISBN 978-1538728697

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Agatha Award Winners & Nominees". Malice Domestic. Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  2. ^ "Macavity Awards". Mystery Readers International. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  3. ^ "The DILYS AWARD". Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  4. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. 2003-10-02. Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  5. ^ a b "Edgar Award Winners and Nominees Database". The Edgars.com. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  6. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. 2003-10-02. Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  7. ^ "Dromgoole: Try these books from reefs to Ringo to ranch life | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal". Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  8. ^ "Weinstein / Showtime Deal Will Produce 'Scream 4' - The Moviefone Blog". Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  9. ^ "Archives | Austin American-Statesman | Statesman.com". Austin American-Statesman. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  10. ^ https://jeffabbott.com/series/sam-capra/

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