Richard Yancey
Richard Yancey is an American author of YA suspense, fantasy and science fiction novels. He writes the Alfred Kropp, Teddy Ruzak, Monstrumologist and Fifth Wave series. Growing up in Florida, Rick began writing in middle school. After high school, he moved onto Florida Southern College and then Florida State University. Rick would eventually graduate from Roosevelt University with a B.A. in English. He landed a job with the IRS and would write screenplays in his spare time. One of the screenplays was turned into A Burning in Homeland. Rick lives in Florida with his wife, Sandy, and their son, Jake.

Rick Yancey became a published author in 2003 with the novel A Burning in Homeland. Below is a list of Richard Yancey’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Alfred Kropp Books


The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seal of Solomon(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thirteenth Skull(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Teddy Ruzak Books


The Highly Effective Detective(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Monstrumologist Books


The Monstrumologist(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Curse of the Wendigo(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Isle of Blood(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Descent(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fifth Wave Books


The 5th Wave(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Infinite Sea(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Star(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


A Burning in Homeland(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


All Good Things Must Come to an End(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Confessions of a Tax Collector(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omnibus Books


The Highly Effective Detective Duo(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Monstrumologist Collection(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 5th Wave Collection(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Curse of the Wendigo was also published as The Terror Beneath. All Good Things Must Come to an End also contains stories by Kate Brian, Becca Fitzpatrick, Jessica Verday and Scott Westerfeld.

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Richard Yancey Synopsis: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey is the first book in the Alfred Kropp series. Alfred Kropp is an everyday kid with an average life, but that changes when he steals King Arthur’s sword and mistakenly hands it off to the wrong place. Now the world is faced with imminent destruction, and it’s up to Alfred to fix his mistake.


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