Mario Puzo (1920-1999) was an American author/screenwriter of crime fiction. Mario was best known for Mafia-themed novels, most notably The Godfather. His family were Italian immigrants living in Hell’s Kitchen, which is where he draws much of his material from. Mario’s goal when he wrote The Godfather was to write a novel to make him money, as he had already gotten favourable reviews for his work, but the books weren’t commercially successful. He then adapted the novel to the classic film alongside Francis Ford Coppola. Puzo died of heart failure at home in 1999.

Mario Puzo became a published author in 1955 with his debut novel The Dark Arena. Below is a list of Mario Puzo’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Godfather Books


The Godfather(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sicilian(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Omerta(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Dark Arena(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortunate Pilgrim(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Runaway Summer of Davie Shaw(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Graves to Munich(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fools Die(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fourth K(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Don(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Family(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Godfather Papers(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Six Graves to Munich was written under the pseudonym of Mario Cleri.

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