Michael Slade is the pen name of Canadian author Jay Clarke, who writes psychological thriller novels. He writes the Special X series. Working as a trial lawyer in Vancouver, Jay has been involved in over a hundred murder cases. He uses this experience to write his thriller novels. Over the years, he has written alongside others such as John Banks, Richard Covell, Lee Clarke (wife), and most notably, Rebecca Clarke (daughter).

Michael Slade made his debut as a published novelist in 1984 with the novel Headhunter. Below is a list of Michael Slade’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Special X Books

Headhunter(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghoul(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cutthroat(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ripper(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zombie(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shrink(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burnt Bones(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hangman(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death's Door(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bed of Nails(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swastika(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kamikaze(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crucified(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Snow(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: Zombie was also published as Evil Eye. Shrink is also titled Primal Scream.

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Michael Slade Synopses: Headhunter by Michael Slade is the first Special X novel. In Vancouver, British Columbia, several decapitated bodies of brutally murdered women causes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on a search that leads to Ecuador and into the mind of a very perverse psychopath.

Ghoul by Michael Slade is the second book in the Special X series. Scotland Yard’s Hilary Rand looks for a connection between London’s orgy of killings and Vancouver’s underworld in the dark obsessions of a Rhode Island family whose tainted past will not lie quiet in its grave.

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