Don Winslow
Don Winslow is an American author of crime fiction and historical fiction as well as being a screenwriter. He writes the Neal Carey Mysteries. Winslow grew up the son of a librarian and a U.S. Navy officer who told him stories, influencing his future profession. He has worked as a movie theater chain manager and private investigator before deciding on a career as an author. His novels The Death and Life of Bobby Z and Savages have both been adapted to film – the latter’s screenplay was written by Winslow himself and was directed by Oliver Stone.

Don Winslow became a published novelist in 1991 with the novel A Cool Breeze on the Underground. Below is a list of Don Winslow’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Neal Carey Books


A Cool Breeze on the Underground(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trail to Buddha's Mirror(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Way Down on the High Lonely(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Walk Up the Water Slide(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
While Drowning in the Desert(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Savages Books


The Kings of Cool(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savages(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Savages Books

The Kings of Cool is a prequel novel to Savages.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Isle of Joy(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death and Life of Bobby Z(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
California Fire and Life(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Power of the Dog(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winter of Frankie Machine(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dawn Patrol(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gentlemen's Hour(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Satori(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Looking for a Hero: Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Looking for a Hero: Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War was co-authored by Peter Maslowski. Isle of Joy was also published as A Winter Spy using the pen name MacDonald Lloyd.

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Don Winslow Synopsis: In The Death and Life of Bobby Z by Don Winslow, Tim Kearney didn’t have a choice but to murder a Hell’s Angel and now he’s looking at spending life in prison with buddies of the man he killed. But now he has an alternative; given an offer by the Feds to impersonate a drug lord named Bobby Z and work out a deal with a Mexican crimelord to trade himself for an agent who has been kidnapped. If the deal works, he’s a free man. If it doesn’t, he may be a dead one. The novel was adapted to film in 2007, starring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne.

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