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

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

(with Laura Lippman, Joseph Hansen, Raymond Chandler, S J Rozan, Julie Smith, James Grady, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, James Ellroy, Ross Macdonald, Margaret Millar, James M. Cain, Ernesto Mallo, Gary Phillips, Walter Mosley, Duane Swierczynski, Stephen Blackmoore, Scott Phillips, , William Gault, Leigh Brackett, Naomi Hirahara, Chester Himes, Edwidge Danticat, , Peter Spiegelman, Jervey Tervalon, Ben H. Winters, Charles Yu, , Patricia Powell, , , , , , , Denise Hamilton)

Bronx Noir (By: S J Rozan) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chicago Noir (By: ) (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: Julie Smith) (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 (With: Patricia Powell) (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) (2021)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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