T.R. Pearson is an American author. In addition to writing books under that name, he also writes under the pen name of Rick Gavin. He is the author of the Neely series of books.

Pearson was born in Winstom-Salem, North Carolina and he would stay in-state when he attended college at North Carolina State University. He studied English there and graduated with a B.A. and M.A. For awhile after school, he would work as a carpenter and house painter before turning to writing. He was unable to find publishing until moving to New York City in 1985 and then his books were published by Linden Press which led to a long, successful career in writing.

Publication Order of Neely Books

A Short History of a Small Place(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Off for the Sweet Hereafter(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last of How It Was(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Call and Response(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glad News of the Natural World(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Gospel Hour(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cry Me A River(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Ridge(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Polar(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Cross(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Scare(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jerusalem Gap(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warwolf(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
East Jesus South(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Low Lords(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Theory of the Case(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brigade(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleepaway(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serpent of Old(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Seaworthy(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year of Our Lord(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Top of the Rack(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like T.R. Pearson Books, You’ll Love…

The book Eaglesworth tells the story of a Georgia mansion of the same name. The house is in a small Virginia town that is not easily found on most maps. There is a bit of history here in the town as it is the place where General Longstreet’s army retired from a defeat. There are many secrets to the renovation and they are told by a collection of barflies, civic boosters and gossips who each tell this story of this place in their own unique way.

Another good book by Pearson is Theory of the Case. The book tells the story of a corrupt police detective who now sees himself semi-retired in Tidewater, Virginia. When he stumbles onto an unsolved homicide, he’s thinking of leaving it unsolved as that was always his nature. The people around him have other ideas though and drag him into the investigation and he gets a shot at redemption. The man’s friends refuse to let him continue doing what he’s always done and are determined to get him to solve this case.

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