Ben H. Winters is an American author. He is the creator and writer of the Last Policemen trilogy, as well as Countdown City which won the Phillip K. Dick award for Distinguished Science Fiction.

Winters grew up in Maryland before heading to Washington University in St. Louis for college. He was a big of a vagabond after that, living in multiple cities, before settling down in California with his lawyer wife and their children. In addition to writing books, Winters has also written multiple plays for the theater. He has written everything from plays for young audience to the “jukebox musical Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and the adult-themed Slut.

Publication Order of Last Policeman Books

The Last Policeman(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Countdown City(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
World of Trouble(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Android Karenina(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bedbugs(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Missing Everything(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Underground Airlines(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden State(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Literally Disturbed (poems)(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Romantically Disturbed (poems)(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays

Tooth(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (with Stephen Sislen)(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncle Pirate(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non Fiction Books

The Jewish Comedy Thesaurus(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Ben H. Winters Books, You’ll Love…

The Last Policeman is the first book in the trilogy of the same name. The book follows Detective Hank Palace as there is an asteroid heading towards Earth that threatens to wipe out all life. The world is in a terrible place, a pre-apocalypse, with crops dying and people walking out of their jobs. Not Hank though, he’s investigating a death that everyone thinks is a suicide. Nobody cares except for Hank and he won’t stop until he solves the case.

One of Winters’ more recent outputs is Golden State. This book covers the strange alternate society that values truth and law above all else. Laszlo Ratesic is a veteran of the Speculative Service, who lives in the Golden State. The Golden State is where people who felt a certain way retreated to as truth eroded and lies made public life impossible. The worst crime in Golden State is contradicting the truth and it’s Laz’s job to stop those crimes. As a member of the Speculative Service he is one of the few who is allowed to harbor untruths, but in his work he’ll come to realize that the Golden State isn’t all that it seems.

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