David Baldacci

David Baldacci

About David Baldacci

David Baldacci is a worldwide bestselling novelist. With his books published in over 45 different languages and in more than 80 countries, and with over 110 million copies in print, he is one of the world’s favourite storytellers. David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization, dedicated to eliminating illiteracy across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at www.DavidBaldacci.com, and his foundation at www.WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its programme to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.

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The Escape

Books by David Baldacci

  • Memory Man
  • The Escape
  • The Camel Club
  • The Collectors
  • Stone Cold
  • Divine Justice
  • Hell's Corner
  • The Target
  • King and Maxwell
  • The Finisher
  • Bullseye
  • The Hit
  • King and Maxwell
  • Split Second
  • Hour Game
  • Simple Genius
  • First Family
  • The Forgotten
  • The Forgotten
  • The Innocent
  • One Summer
  • Zero Day
  • The Sixth Man
  • Absolute Power
  • Total Control
  • The Winner
  • The Simple Truth
  • Last Man Standing
  • Saving Faith
  • No Time Left (Short Reads)
  • Deliver Us From Evil
  • True Blue
  • The Whole Truth
  • Deliver Me From Evil: A Sadistic Foster Mother, A Childhood Torn Apart
  • Christmas Train
  • Wish You Well

Quick-fire round with David Baldacci

Tell us your top five crime novels of all time?
The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

Who is your favourite fictional detective/investigator?
Hercule Poirot

What’s the first book you remember falling in love with?
The Magic Squirrel as a six-year-old.

Which book do you wish you had written and why?
Murders at the Rue Morgue, by Edgar Allan Poe. Because he invented the mystery genre.

If you could invite three fictional characters to a dinner party at your house, who would they be?
Atticus Finch, Holly Golightly, George Smiley, Tom Ripley and Owen Meany.

What’s your favourite word?
Because. It is so versatile. Years ago I would use it with my young children nine hundred times a day and it has since crept into my writing.

What is your writing routine?
I don’t have one.

How long does it take you to write a novel?
About eight million light years, or so it seems. In earth time about seven months.

 If you weren’t a writer/author, what job would you be doing?
Teacher, CIA agent, or crackerjack thief.
 
What was the last book you read?

Tequila Mockingbird, a cocktail handbook for the literary minded.

David Baldacci talks about his experience in a secret government agency

Whilst researching his novels, David Baldacci has been inside the buildings of some of the world's leading intelligence agencies, meeting real-life spies and intelligence leaders.

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Watch The Finisher trailer

The Finisher is the first young adult book from number one bestselling author David Baldacci. It is a thrilling fantasy adventure story that follows one girl’s quest that takes her beyond her known world and into a dangerous realm full of magical beasts.

Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.

Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining.

But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.
 

First Family by David Baldacci

The heart-racing follow-up to the international bestseller Simple Genius

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David Baldacci books in order

Camel Club books in order

1. The Camel Club
2. The Collectors
3. Stone Cold
4. Divine Justice
5. Hell’s Corner

John Puller books in order

1. Zero Day
2. The Forgotten
3. The Escape

King & Maxwell books in order

1. Split Second
2. Hour Game
3. Simple Genius
4. First Family
5. The Sixth Man
6. King and Maxwell

Will Robie books in order

1. The Innocent
2. The Hit
3. The Target

All David Baldacci's books not on this list are stand-alone novels and are not part of a series.

The Hit: audio extract