John Lantigua is an American author of crime fiction and thriller novels. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. John was born in the Bronx to a Puerto Rican mother and Cuban father. He only spoke Spanish until his family moved to New Jersey when was four years old. He began working as a journalist when he was 21, which he has been doing ever since – with the exception of a two-year span that he spent working as a mountain guide, and teaching English and theatre in Mexico. John lives in Florida, and has three children and two granddaughters.

John Lantigua made his debut as a novelist in 1987 with the novel Heat Lightning. Below is a list of John Lantigua’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Willie Cuesta Mystery Books

Player's Vendetta (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ultimate Havana (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady from Buenos Aires (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Hallowed Ground (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remember My Face (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Heat Lightning (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burn Season (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twister (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Split of the Near Future (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Jungle (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Smuggled Across the U.S. - Mexican Border (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Scumble River Mysteries Books

(with Jeff Abbott, Dana Stabenow, Max Allan Collins, Hazel Holt, Peter Tremayne, Judith Gieson, K.J.A. Wishnia, Peter King, Edie Claire, Tamar Myers, , Andy Straka, JoAnna Carl, Lydia Adamson, Denise Swanson)

Murder of a Small-Town Honey (By: Denise Swanson) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady (By: Denise Swanson) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
...And the Dying is Easy (With: Jeff Abbott,Dana Stabenow,Max Allan Collins,Hazel Holt,Peter Tremayne,Judith Gieson,K.J.A. Wishnia,Peter King,Edie Claire,Tamar Myers,,Andy Straka,JoAnna Carl,Lydia Adamson,Denise Swanson) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty (By: Denise Swanson) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Snake in the Grass (By: Denise Swanson) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Barbie and Ken (By: Denise Swanson) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Pink Elephant (By: Denise Swanson) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Smart Cookie (By: Denise Swanson) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Real Bad Boy (By: Denise Swanson) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Botoxed Blonde (By: Denise Swanson) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry (By: Denise Swanson) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Royal Pain (By: Denise Swanson) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Wedding Belle (By: Denise Swanson) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Bookstore Babe (By: Denise Swanson) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Creped Suzette (By: Denise Swanson) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of the Cat's Meow (By: Denise Swanson) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Stacked Librarian (By: Denise Swanson) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Needled Knitter (By: Denise Swanson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of an Open Book (By: Denise Swanson) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (By: Denise Swanson) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

...And the Dying is Easy(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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John Lantigua Synopses: Heat Lightning is a standalone novel by John Lantigua. The book follows San Francisco homicide detective David Cruz, who uncovers a complex tangle of blood feuds, betrayal, vengeance, and madness as he investigates the murder of an attractive young Latin woman.

Burn Season is a thriller by John Lantigua. A veteran of Nicaragua’s civil war opens a Costa Rican nightclub, determined to stay out of Nicaragua’s ugly politics. However, the war catches up with him when a spy is blown up outside the club.

Twister is a standalone title by John Lantigua. A journalist is looking into a series of mysterious deaths occurring in a dried-up oil town on the border of Mexico and finds that greed has become more threatening to the town than the deadly black tornado.

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