J.D. Barker is an American author of horror, thriller and suspense novels. He earned his business degree rom the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He then wrote for 25th Parallel, working alongside Marilyn Manson. Barker has also written a syndicated newspaper column about the supernatural. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter and dogs.

J.D. Barker made his debut as a published novelist in 2014 with the novel Forsaken. The novel was named as a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and won the New Apple Medalist Award. Below is a list of J.D. Barker’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Shadow Cove Books

Forsaken(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Detective Sam Porter Books

The Fourth Monkey(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fifth to Die(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dracul(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: Dracul was written with Dacre Stoker.

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J.D. Barker Synopsis: In Forsaken by J.D. Barker, Thad McAlister felt when writing his latest novel, the words wrote themselves. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft. But was it really fiction? He inadvertently opened a door, one that would soon jeopardize the lives of his family. At home, his wife struggles to keep their family alive. Secretly wondering if she caused it all… a deal she made long ago. A deal with the Forsaken.

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