John Hart (author)

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John Hart (born 1965) is an American author of thriller novels. His books take place in North Carolina,[1] where he was born and lives.[2] He is a 1988 graduate of Davidson College. His work has been compared to that of Scott Turow and John Grisham.[3]

Hart has won two Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Best Novel, one in 2008 for Down River, and the second in 2010 for The Last Child.[4] He is the only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels. He also won the Barry Award (2010; novel) for The Last Child, the SIBA Book Award (2012; fiction) for Iron House, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger (2009) for The Last Child.


  • 2006 The King of Lies
  • 2007 Down River
  • 2009 The Last Child
  • 2011 Iron House
  • 2016 Redemption Road


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