Erik Larson (Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider)
Erik Larson is an American author of non-fiction books. He has written features for The Wall Street Journal and Time. His stories have been published in The New York, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s and more. Erik has taught non-fiction writing at San Francisco State University, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and the University of Oregon. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife. They have daughters who live in various locations.

Erik Larson made his debut as a published author in 1992 with the book The Naked Consumer. Below is a list of Erik Larson’s books in order of when they first released:

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

No One Goes Alone (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Naked Consumer (1992)Description / Buy at
Lethal Passage (1994)Description / Buy at
Isaac's Storm (1999)Description / Buy at
The Devil in the White City (2003)Description / Buy at
Thunderstruck (2006)Description / Buy at
Myokardium (2009)Description / Buy at
In the Garden of Beasts (2011)Description / Buy at
Dead Wake (2015)Description / Buy at
The Splendid and the Vile (2020)Description / Buy at
The Demon of Unrest (2024)Description / Buy at

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Erik Larson Synopsis: The non-fiction book Lethal Passage by Erik Larson begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By day’s end, he had killed one teacher and severely wounded another. This book explains how a disturbed teenager was able to buy a weapon advertised as “the gun that made the eighties roar.” In so doing, he not only illuminates America’s gun culture — its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists — but also offers concrete solutions to a national epidemic of death by firearm. The result is a book that can — and should — save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate.

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One Response to “Order of Erik Larson Books”

  1. Daniel Quinn: 3 years ago

    LOVED Devil in the White City, only slightly less would be Dead Wake… took only a few pages to totally forget they were NON-fiction… unfathomable research… Mr. Larson supports Mr. Twain’s assertion that “Truth is stranger than fiction.”


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