Warren Murphy
Warren Murphy is an American novelist of adventure, spy fiction and crime fiction novels. He is the co-creator of the Destroyer series, author of several other book series (such as Trace and Digger) and a screenwriter with credits like Lethal Weapon II and The Eiger Sanction to his name. Murphy is a veteran of the Korean War and before becoming a novelist, he worked in journalism and politics.

Warren Murphy became a published author in 1973 with the novel Created, The Destroyer, launching the Destroyer series. Below is a list of Warren Murphy’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Destroyer Books


Created, The Destroyer(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Check(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chinese Puzzle(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mafia Fix(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Quake(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Therapy(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Union Bust(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summit Chase(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder's Shield(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Squad(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill or Cure(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slave Safari(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acid Rock(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judgment Day(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Ward(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oil Slick(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last War Dance(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Funny Money(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holy Terror(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Assassin's Play-Off(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Seeds(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brain Drain(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Child's Play(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King's Curse(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Dreams(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Enemy Hands(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Temple(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ship of Death(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Death(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mugger Blood(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Head Men(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Chromosomes(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voodoo Die(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chained Reaction(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Cast(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power Play(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bottom Line(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bay City Blast(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Missing Link(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Games(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firing Line(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Timber Line(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Man(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Balance of Power(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spoils of the War(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Next of Kin(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying Space(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Profit Motive(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin Deep(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Time(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock Value(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fool's Gold(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Trial(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Drop(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Master's Challenge(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Encounter Group(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Date with Death(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Total Recall(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arms of Kali(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Game(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lords of the Earth(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh Stone(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sky is Falling(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Alchemist(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Yesterday(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sue Me(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Look Into My Eyes(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Old-Fashioned War(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Ties(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eleventh Hour(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return Engagement(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sole Survivor(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Line of Succession(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walking Wounded(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rain of Terror(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Crusade(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coin of the Realm(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Smoke and Mirrors(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shooting Schedule(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Sentence(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hostile Takeover(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survival Course(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skull Duggery(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ground Zero(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Lust(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arabian Nightmare(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mob Psychology(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ultimate Death(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Horse(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost in the Machine(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Warrior(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Dragon(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terminal Transmission(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Feeding Frenzy(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Priestess(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infernal Revenue(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Identity Crisis(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Target of Opportunity(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Color of Fear(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Rites(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bidding War(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unite and Conquer(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Engines of Destruction(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angry White Mailmen(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scorched Earth(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Water(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bamboo Dragon(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Obsession(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Say Die(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prophet of Doom(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brain Storm(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Empire Dreams(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Failing Marks(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Misfortune Teller(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Reel(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Genes(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Watts(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fade to Black(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Monarch(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pound of Prevention(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Syndication Rites(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Disloyal Opposition(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wrong Stuff(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Air Raid(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Market Force(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Beginning(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Father to Son(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waste Not, Want Not(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unnatural Selection(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolf's Bane(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troubled Waters(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloody Tourists(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Political Pressure(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unpopular Science(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Industrial Evolution(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Contest(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dream Thing(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Ages(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Frightening Strikes(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mindblower(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Dog(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holy Mother(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon Bones(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the World(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Destroyer Short Stories Books


The Day Remo Died(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage Song(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Number Two(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Destroyer Books

The Day Remo Died is a prequel novella that tells the origin of the Remo Williams character.

Publication Order of Razoni & Jackson Books


City in Heat(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead End Street(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Night Stand(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down and Dirty(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lynch Town(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Digger Books


Smoked Out(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fool's Flight(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Letter(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucifer's Weekend(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Trace Books


Trace(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
47 Miles of Rope(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Elephants Forget(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once a Mutt(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pigs Get Fat(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Too Old a Cat(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Getting Up with Fleas(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Grandmaster Books


Grandmaster(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Priest(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Forever King Books


The Forever King(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Broken Sword(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of New Destroyer Books


Choke Hold(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guardian Angel(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Reckoning(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Ratings(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Legacy Books


Forgotten Son(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Fields(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Overload(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Leonardo's Law(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atlantic City(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Moon(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ceiling of Hell(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remo: The Adventure Begins(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hand of Lazarus(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sure Thing(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Temple Dogs(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jericho Day(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scorpion's Dance(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destiny's Carnival(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honor Among Thieves(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
World Without End(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodline(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Destroyer World: New Blood(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Assassin's Handbook(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destroyer World: The Way Of The Assassin(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Destroyer series was co-created by Richard Sapir, and the novels largely ghostwritten by other authors. The New Destroyer series was co-authored with James Mullaney. The Assassin’s Handbook was later updated and revised as Inside Sinanju. Remo: The Adventure Begins was co-authored by Richard Ben Sapir.

The Forever King, Grandmaster and the novels The Hand of Lazarus, The Temple Dogs and World Without End were co-authored with Molly Cochran. The Legacy series was co-authored by Gerald Welch. Atlantic City was written with Frank Stevens. Destiny’s Carnival was co-authored by Mark Brownwood. The Razoni & Jackson books were written as W.B. Murphy.

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Warren Murphy Synopsis: Smoked Out by Warren Murphy is the first of four novels in the Digger humourous crime series. The title character is an insurance investigator who enjoys drinking, fast women and being a smartass. He has a girlfriend who works as a hooker part-time. Digger wants to know if a death of a doctor’s wife is an accident or murder, so he decides the best course of action is to crash the funeral.

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