Marlon James is a Jamaican author best known as the writer of The Book of Night Women. That book was a finalist for both the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and a NAACP Image Award. He is also the author and creator of The Dark Star Trilogy series of books.

James is a graduate of the University of the West Indies where he earned a degree in Language And Literature. After that he would attend Wilkes University in 2006 with a Masters in creative writing. In addition to his books, he’s also written nonfiction and short stories for publication in Esquire, Granta, and The Caribbean Review of Books.

Publication Order of Dark Star Books

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moon Witch, Spider King (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

John Crow's Devil (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Night Women (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

San Francisco Noir (By: ) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seattle Noir (By: Curt Colbert) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bronx Noir (By: S J Rozan) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brooklyn Noir (By: ) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D.C. Noir (By: George Pelecanos) (2005)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: Christopher Rice) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wall Street Noir (By: Peter Spiegelman) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Havana Noir (By: ) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Detroit Noir (By: P.J. Parrish) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D.C. Noir 2 (By: George Pelecanos) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queens Noir (By: Jill Eisenstadt) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Las Vegas Noir (By: ) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trinidad Noir (By: ) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Istanbul Noir (By: Tarkan Barlas) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paris Noir (By: Aurélien Masson) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
San Francisco Noir 2 (By: ) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portland Noir (By: ) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Delhi Noir (By: ) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phoenix Noir (By: Diana Gabaldon) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Los Angeles Noir 2 (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
Richmond Noir (By: Tom De Haven,Clay McLeod Chapman) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orange County Noir (By: T. Jefferson Parker,Dick Lochte,Gary Phillips,Robert S. Levinson,,,,Gordon McAlpine,Nathan Walpow) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indian Country Noir (By: Sarah Cortez) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moscow Noir (By: Irina Denezhkina) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Philadelphia Noir (By: ) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lone Star Noir (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haiti Noir (By: Edwidge Danticat) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Copenhagen Noir (By: Gunnar Staalesen) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pittsburgh Noir (By: ) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barcelona Noir (By: ) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cape Cod Noir (By: Dana Cameron) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kingston Noir (With: Patricia Powell) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Venice Noir (By: Michael Gregorio) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Petersburg Noir (By: Pavel Krusanov) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kansas City Noir (By: ) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boston Noir 2 (By: ) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Staten Island Noir (By: Bill Loehfelm) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New York City Noir: The Five Borough Set (By: S J Rozan) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
USA Noir (By: Megan Abbott) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haiti Noir 2 (By: Edwidge Danticat) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prison Noir (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tel Aviv Noir (By: ) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Helsinki Noir (By: James Thompson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Providence Noir (By: Amity Gaige,Ann Hood,Elizabeth Strout,Bruce DeSilva,Luanne Rice,,Marie Myung-Ok Lee,John Searles) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chicago Noir: The Classics (By: Joe Meno) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zagreb Noir (By: Nada Gašić) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buffalo Noir (By: ) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marseille Noir (By: Salim Hatubou) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beirut Noir (By: Abbas Beydoun) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stockholm Noir (By: Nathan Larson) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rio Noir (By: ) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brussels Noir (By: ) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mississippi Noir (By: Tom Franklin,Megan Abbott,Ace Atkins,Michael Farris Smith,,,,John M. Floyd,,,William Boyle,,,Michael Kardos,,,Chris Offutt) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Louis Noir (By: Scott Phillips) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prague Noir (By: ) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
San Juan Noir (By: ) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oakland Noir (By: ) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atlanta Noir (By: Tananarive Due,,Jennifer Harlow) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Haven Noir (By: Amy Bloom) (2017)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
São Paulo Noir (By: ) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vancouver Noir (By: Sam Wiebe) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hong Kong Noir (By: ) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amsterdam Noir (By: Josh Pachter) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Houston Noir (By: ) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Milwaukee Noir (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nairobi Noir (By: ) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alabama Noir (By: Carolyn Haines,Tom Franklin,Ace Atkins,Winston Groom,,,Michelle Richmond) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tampa Bay Noir (By: Ace Atkins) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Addis Ababa Noir (By: Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Belgrade Noir (By: ) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miami Noir (By: James Carlos Blake,Elmore Leonard,,Edna Buchanan,,,,Zora Neale Hurston,,Charles Willeford,T.J. MacGregor,Brett Halliday,Lester Dent,Christine Kling,,Carolina Garcia-Aguilera) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Accra Noir (By: ) (2020)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
Paris Noir: The Suburbs (By: ) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Making the Trees Shiver: An Anthology of the First Six Years of the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Marlon James Books, You’ll Love…

A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel was the winner of the Man Booker Prize and focuses on the late 1970s assassination attempt of Bob Marley. Just before Marley was to play a concert in Kingston, Jamaica to help ease political tensions, seven gunmen stormed his home. The attack injured several including Marley, his wife, and his manager, but ultimately they were able to escape unharmed. At the time, little was known about what happened to those would-be assassins, but Marlon James’ book takes a more in-depth look at what exactly happened in the aftermath.

The first book in the Dark Star Trilogy is called Black Leopard, Red Wolf. The series focuses on Tracker, a skilled hunter. He is hired to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier. Tracker always works alone, but soon finds himself as part of a group looking for the boy. The group includes many unusual characters, but especially a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As the group looks for the boy, the threats to their lives increase. The questions are many with the question of “Who is this boy and why is he so important?” being key among them.

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