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Edna Buchanan is an American author of crime fiction/mystery novels and true crime non-fiction books. As a novelist, her best known work is her Britt Montero series. Buchanan is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist – an award she won in 1986 for her work as a police beat reporter in Miami. During her 18-year career as a journalist (working for the Miami Beach Daily Sun and The Miami Herald), Buchanan reported more than 5,000 deaths (3,000 of which were murders) and also covered kidnappings, riots, fires, plane crashes and more.

Edna Buchanan became a published author in 1979 with the non-fiction book Carr: Five Years of Rape and Murder. Her debut as a novelist was in 1990 with the standalone novel Nobody Lives Forever. Below is a list of Edna Buchanan’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Britt Montero Books

Contents Under Pressure (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miami, It's Murder (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Suitable for Framing (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Act of Betrayal (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Margin of Error (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Garden of Evil (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
You Only Die Twice (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ice Maiden (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love Kills (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Man's Daughter (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Craig Burch Books

Publication Order of Michael Venturi Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Nobody Lives Forever (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pulse (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Dark and Lonely Place (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Carr: Five Years of Rape and Murder (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Let Them See You Cry: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vice: Life and Death on the Streets of Miami (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

Brooklyn Noir (By: Tim McLoughlin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Havana Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Las Vegas Noir (By: Jarret Keene) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trinidad Noir (By: Elizabeth Nunez) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Istanbul Noir (By: Tarkan Barlas) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paris Noir (By: Aurélien Masson) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
San Francisco Noir 2 (By: Peter Maravelis) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Portland Noir (By: Monica Drake) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mexico City Noir (By: Paco Ignacio Taibo II) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indian Country Noir (By: Sarah Cortez) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moscow Noir (By: Irina Denezhkina) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Philadelphia Noir (By: Carlin Romano) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Barcelona Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
St. Petersburg Noir (By: Pavel Krusanov) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kansas City Noir (By: Steve Paul,Kevin Prufer) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Boston Noir 2 (By: Jaime Clarke) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Helsinki Noir (By: James Thompson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tel Aviv Noir (By: Assaf Gavron) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zagreb Noir (By: Nada Gašić) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Buffalo Noir (By: Kim Chinquee) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Marseille Noir (By: Salim Hatubou) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beirut Noir (By: Abbas Beydoun) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rio Noir (By: Tony Bellotto) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brussels Noir (By: Sara Doke) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
San Juan Noir (By: Mayra Santos-Febres) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oakland Noir (By: JerryThompson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Buenos Aires Noir (By: Ernesto Mallo) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
São Paulo Noir (By: Tony Bellotto) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hong Kong Noir (By: Susan Blumberg- Kason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Houston Noir (By: Gwendolyn Zepeda) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Addis Ababa Noir (By: Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Belgrade Noir (By: Vesna Goldsworthy) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Accra Noir (By: Nana Brew-Hammond) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paris Noir: The Suburbs (By: Cloé Mehdi) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Naked Came the Manatee(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Plot Thickens(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery in the Sunshine State(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Irreconcilable Differences(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miami Noir(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Note: Naked Came the Manatee is a collaborative novel that also includes contributions by Brian Antoni, Dave Barry, Tananarive Due, James W. Hall, Vicki Hendricks, Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Paul Levine, Evelyn W. Mayerson and Edna Standiford.

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Edna Buchanan Synopsis: In Nobody Lives Forever by Edna Buchanan, a serial killer is loose in Miami. Rick Barrish, Mary Ellen Dustin and Jim Ransom must find the killer, but as they do so, they learn shocking truths about themselves.

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