Gary Phillips is an American author and community activist. He is best known for the Ivan Monk series and the Martha Chainey series. Phillips writes noir standalone novels and has also edited many anthologies.

In addition to his work as a writer, Phillips also served as a senior story editor on the FX television show Snowfall. The show was based in South Central Los Angeles where the author himself grew up. Gary has also written comics and short stories throughout his career.

Publication Order of Ivan Monk Books

Violent Spring (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perdition, U.S.A. (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Night Is Falling (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Only the Wicked (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monkology (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Martha Chainey Books

High Hand (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shooter's Point (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Perpetrators (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Essex Man Books

10 Seconds To Death (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Matthew Henson Books

Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Grifter's Song Books

The Concrete Smile (By: Frank Zafiro) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People Like Us (By: J.D. Rhoades) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whale (By: Lawrence Kelter) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Movie Makers (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost in Middle America (By: Colin Conway) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come the Apocalypse (By: Frank Zafiro) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Losing Streak (By: Jim Wilsky) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gone Dead on You (By: Eryk Pruitt) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Upgrade (By: Asa Maria Bradley) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Money Block (By: Holly West) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sound of Breaking Bones (By: Eric Beetner) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Still Life with Suitcase (By: ) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down Comes the Night (By: Frank Zafiro) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reckoner (By: Frank Zafiro) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rule of Thirds (By: ) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Down and Out (By: ) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Travel Money (By: ) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rocky Mountain Lie (By: Michael Pool) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Open Up Your Heart (By: Carmen Jaramillo) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride Like Hell (By: S.A. Cosby) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alpha Whisperer (By: Frank Zafiro) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dracula Wine (By: David Housewright) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamond Dogs (By: Gabriel Valjan) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dusty and Bent (By: Trey R. Barker) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Concrete and Cocaine (By: Vincent Zandri) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous to Know (By: Hilary Davidson) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Guns & Tacos Books

Tacos de Cazuela con Smith & Wesson (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Brisket Tacos and a Sig Sauer (By: Michael Bracken) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gyro and a Glock (By: Frank Zafiro) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Chalupas, Rice, Soda…and a Kimber .45 (By: Trey R. Barker) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Churros and El Burro (By: William Dylan Powell) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Beretta, Burritos and Bears (By: James A. Hearn) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burritos & Bullets (By: Eric Beetner) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jalapeño Poppers and a Flare Gun (By: Trey R. Barker,Michael Bracken) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Shrimp Tacos and a Walther P38 (By: Alec Cizak) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Taco, A T-Bird, A Beretta and One Furious Night (By: Ann Aptaker) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dos Tacos Guatemaltecos y Una Pistola Casera (By: Mark Troy) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Jook (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bangers (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Mover (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freedom's Fight (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Underbelly (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warlord of Willow Ridge (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anti-Gravity Steal (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Extractors (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One-Shot Harry (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Sleeping Detective (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blazin’ on Broadway (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

High Rollers (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rinse Vol. 1 (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Astonishing Heroes: Shades of Justice (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

Bronx Noir (By: S J Rozan) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chicago Noir (By: Neal Pollack) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Baltimore Noir (By: Laura Lippman) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Orleans Noir (By: Laura Lippman,,Julie Smith,Ace Atkins,Barbara Hambly,,David Fulmer,Jervey Tervalon,,,,James Nolan) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Los Angeles Noir (By: Denise Hamilton) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wall Street Noir (By: Peter Spiegelman) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (By: Joseph Hansen,Raymond Chandler,James Ellroy,Ross Macdonald,Margaret Millar,James M. Cain,Walter Mosley,William Gault,Leigh Brackett,Naomi Hirahara,Chester Himes,Jervey Tervalon,,Denise Hamilton) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mexico City Noir (By: Paco Ignacio Taibo II) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haiti Noir (By: Edwidge Danticat) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kingston Noir (By: Patricia Powell,,,,,Marlon James) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haiti Noir 2 (By: Edwidge Danticat) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Louis Noir (By: Scott Phillips) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Montana Noir (By: James Grady) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buenos Aires Noir (By: Ernesto Mallo) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Speculative Los Angeles (By: Duane Swierczynski,Stephen Blackmoore,,,Ben H. Winters,Charles Yu,,,Denise Hamilton,,S. Qiouyi Lu) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal Books

Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 1 (With: Mel Odom,Andrew Salmon,Derrick Ferguson) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 2 (With: Mel Odom,Derrick Ferguson,Michael A. Black) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 3 (With: Mel Odom,Terry Alexander,R.A. Jones) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Legends of the West (By: Michael A. Black) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 4 (By: Mel Odom) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Treacherous (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
3 the Hard Way (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Shamus Game(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mighty Johns(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Show Business is Murder(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full House(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Politics Noir(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Darker Mask(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phoenix Noir(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orange County Noir(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail!(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shaken: Stories for Japan(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
PULP INK(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood & Tacos #1(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood & Tacos: The Beginning(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gary Phillips' Hollis P.I.(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 1(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Bayou(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
44 Caliber Funk(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 2(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Obama Inheritance(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 3(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gary Phillips' Hollis for Hire(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Pulp II(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Noir(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Faking of the President(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jukes & Tonks: Crime Fiction Inspired by Music in the Dark and Suspect Choices(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime Hits Home of Stories from Crime Fiction's Top Authors(2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
South Central Noir(2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Gary Phillips Books, You’ll Love…

Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem takes place at the end of the Roaring 20s in Harlem. Henson gets a job from a spiritual leader named Daddy Paradise to retrieve his adult daughter who had been kidnapped. He does his job, but then finds himself having to protect himself and her until her father can deliver a speech at a mass rally. The job will put him up against a notorious gangster and the famous inventor Nikola Tesla. Henson will find himself in a race against the clock to save people’s lives as a powerful meteor fragment that he brought back from the Artic years ago is wanted by evil, powerful people.

One-Shot Harry takes place in Los Angeles in 1963 as Harry Ingram has returned from war and taken work as a new photographer and process server. Racial tensions are high at the time and he takes a risk every time he photographs a crime scene. He heads out after a crash one night when he recognizes the vehicle as belonging to an old Army buddy. The LAPD says the crime is an accident, but Ingram isn’t buying it and decides to play detective. Harry will head into the seamy underbelly of LA in hopes of finding justice.

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