Richard Yancey
Richard Yancey is an American author of YA suspense, fantasy and science fiction novels. He writes the Alfred Kropp, Teddy Ruzak, Monstrumologist and Fifth Wave series. Growing up in Florida, Rick began writing in middle school. After high school, he moved onto Florida Southern College and then Florida State University. Rick would eventually graduate from Roosevelt University with a B.A. in English. He landed a job with the IRS and would write screenplays in his spare time. One of the screenplays was turned into A Burning in Homeland. Rick lives in Florida with his wife, Sandy, and their son, Jake.

Rick Yancey became a published author in 2003 with the novel A Burning in Homeland. Below is a list of Richard Yancey’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Alfred Kropp Books

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Seal of Solomon (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Thirteenth Skull (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Fifth Wave Books

The 5th Wave (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Infinite Sea (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Star (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Teddy Ruzak Books

(as Richard Yancey)

The Highly Effective Detective (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Monstrumologist Books

The Monstrumologist (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Curse of the Wendigo (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Isle of Blood (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Descent (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Burning in Homeland (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Confessions of a Tax Collector (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

All Good Things Come to an End(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, May 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Mystery — 1882(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Curse of the Wendigo was also published as The Terror Beneath. All Good Things Must Come to an End also contains stories by Kate Brian, Becca Fitzpatrick, Jessica Verday and Scott Westerfeld.

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Richard Yancey Synopsis: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey is the first book in the Alfred Kropp series. Alfred Kropp is an everyday kid with an average life, but that changes when he steals King Arthur’s sword and mistakenly hands it off to the wrong place. Now the world is faced with imminent destruction, and it’s up to Alfred to fix his mistake.

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