Chris Grabenstein
Chris Grabenstein is an American author of thriller and mystery novels as well as young adult novels. He writes several series, including the John Ceepak series and the Haunted Mysteries series for young adults. Chris is a frequent collaborator with James Patterson, who discovered his writing talent as Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson Advertising. Chris has worked with Patterson on the Daniel X, I Funny, Treasure Hunters and House of Robots series. In addition to being a novelist, he also has screenwriting credits to his name for the CBS television movie The Christmas Gift and The Muppets.

Chris Grabenstein made his debut as a published novelist in 2005 with his novel Tilt-a-Whirl. The novel won the Anthony Award for Best First Mystery. Below is a list of Chris Grabenstein’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of John Ceepak Mystery Books

Tilt-a-Whirl (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mad Mouse (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whack A Mole (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell Hole (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mind Scrambler (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rolling Thunder (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring Toss (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fun House (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Free Fall (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Christopher Miller Holiday Thrillers Books

Slay Ride (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell for the Holidays (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Haunted Mystery Books

The Crossroads (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hanging Hill (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smoky Corridor (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Heart Crypt (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Daniel X Books

Daniel X (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lights Out (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ocean's Eleven Books

Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Riley Mack Stirs Up More Trouble (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of I Funny Books

(with James Patterson)

I Funny (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Even Funnier (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Totally Funniest (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Funny TV (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
School of Laughs (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laugh Out Loud (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Treasure Hunters Books

(with James Patterson)

Treasure Hunters (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danger Down the Nile (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret of the Forbidden City (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peril at the Top of the World (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quest for the City of Gold (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All-American Adventure (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Plunder Down Under (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mr. Lemoncello's Library Books

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of House of Robots Books

(with James Patterson)

House of Robots (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robots Go Wild! (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robot Revolution (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jacky Ha-Ha Books

(with James Patterson)

Jacky Ha-Ha (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Life is a Joke (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Welcome to Wonderland Books

Home Sweet Motel (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beach Party Surf Monkey (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sandapalooza Shake-Up (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beach Battle Blowout (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Max Einstein Books

(with James Patterson)

The Genius Experiment (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rebels with a Cause (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saves the Future (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Explorers' Gate (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Island of Dr. Libris (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Word of Mouse (With: James Patterson) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pottymouth and Stoopid (With: James Patterson) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laugh Out Loud (With: James Patterson) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Steps to Success (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Katt vs. Dogg (With: James Patterson) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smartest Kid in the Universe (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories Books

The Christmas Tree Thief (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Call Me Christina Kringle (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Curiosity Cat (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

No More Naps! (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Daniel X Books

(with James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Ned Rust, Adam Sadler)

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (By:James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watch the Skies (By:James Patterson,Ned Rust) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demons and Druids (By:James Patterson,Adam Sadler) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Game Over (By:James Patterson,Ned Rust) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armageddon (With: James Patterson) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lights Out (With: James Patterson) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Daniel X, I Funny, House of Robots, Treasure Hunters and Jacky Ha-Ha series are co-authored with James Patterson. Robots Go Wild was also written with Juliana Neufeld. The novels Word of Mouse, Pottymouth and Stupid, Laugh Out Loud, and Katt vs. Dogg were also written with Patterson.

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Chris Grabenstein Synopsis: In The Explorers’ Gate by Chris Grabenstein, Nikki Van Wyck is a 12 year-old who must use her knowledge of Central Park in Manhattan to choose the king of a group of creatures who inhabit the city park. The Explorers’ Gate is a 230-page eBook exclusive, recommended for children ages 8 to 108.

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