Earl Emerson
Earl Emerson is an American author of mystery, suspense and thriller novels. He writes the Thomas Black series and the Mac Fontana series. Aside from being a novelist, Emerson is also a lieutenant with the Seattle Fire Department and has written thriller novels involving the fire department.

Earl W. Emerson made his debut as a novelist in 1979 with the standalone novel Fill the World with Phantoms. He is a 1996 Shamus Award winning author for the best private eye paperback – Poverty Bay. He has also been nominated for Anthony and Edgar awards. Below is a list of Earl Emerson’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Thomas Black Books


The Rainy City(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poverty Bay(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nervous Laughter(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fat Tuesday(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deviant Behavior(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yellow Dog Party(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Portland Laugher(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanishing Smile(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Million-Dollar Tattoo(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deception Pass(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catfish Cafe(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cape Disappointment(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monica's Sister(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mac Fontana Books


Black Hearts and Slow Dancing(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Help Wanted: Orphans Preferred(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Morons and Madmen(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Going Crazy in Public(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Horse Paint Company(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Fill the World with Phantoms(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vertical Burn(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Inferno(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pyro(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smoke Room(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firetrap(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Primal Threat(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Earl W. Emerson Synopsis: In Vertical Burn by Earl Emerson, Seattle firefighter John Finney made his way out of a burning warehouse, trying to get help for his partner who was trapped inside. Six months later, no one remembers anything about Finney, other than the fact that he left his friend to die. Was the fire an accident? Finney doesn’t think so. Finney must reconstruct the events from six months ago, looking into some suspicious behaviours from men who were at the scene of the fire. With only one person on his side in the department, Finney must uncover a conspiracy that will turn his friends into suspects and the rest of the department into an enemy.

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