William Harrington (1931-2000) was an American author of mystery and thriller novels. He wrote the Columbo series (based on the television series). Harrington claimed that as a ghostwriter, he wrote novels as Harold Robbins, Margaret Truman and Elliott Roosevelt. His agent said his role was more as a research collaborator. Besides being a novelist, Harrington also taught a history class at the Greenwich Senior Center and debated current events and history with Parsonage Cottage residents. Harrington was married twice and had an adopted son.

William Harrington made his debut as a published author in 1963 with the novel Which the Justice, Which the Thief. Below is a list of William Harrington’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Columbo Books

The Grassy Knoll(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Helter Skelter Murders(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hoffa Connection(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Game Show Killer(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glitter Murder(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hoover Files(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Eleanor Roosevelt Books

Murder at the President's Door(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Which the Justice, Which the Thief(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Power(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yoshar the Soldier(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Search for Elisabeth Brandt(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jupiter Crisis(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mister Target(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scorpio 5(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Partners(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The English Lady(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin Deep(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cromwell File(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oberst(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For the Defense(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Virus(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Endgame in Berlin(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Town on Trial(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Manhattan North Homicide(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Murder at the President’s Door was ghostwritten as Elliott Roosevelt. The Power was also titled The Gospel of Death. Yoshar the Soldier was also published as One Over One.

If You Like William Harrington Books, You’ll Love…

In Virus by William Harrington, techie Darius Whitney resents the way a conglomerate has swallowed up the company he worked so hard to build. He decides to seek revenge using the skills he has: by putting a virus in their reservation system, throwing the airline into chaos.

Town on Trial is a standalone title by William Harrington. In this courtroom drama, a famous New York socialite is accused of murdering her lover – a local congressman, at his West Virginia retreat. Will she get the death penalty?

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