Special X is a series of psychological thriller novels by Canadian novelist Michael Slade. Special X is a unit of “psycho hunters” for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Michael Slade began his Special X series in 1984 with the novel Headhunter. Below is a list of Michael Slade’s Special X 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
Psychos(2016) 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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Special X Synopses: Ripper is the fourth book in the Special X series by Michael Slade. Detectives Robert DeClercq and Zinc Chandler race against time to stop a vicious killer responsible for a series of grisly and gruesome murders.

In Zombie by Michael Slade (book 5), when a shadowy assassin sets his sights on the elite members of Canada’s Royal Mounted Police, two investigators end up against a demonic killer with ties to the occult.

Shrink is the sixth book in the Special X series by Michael Slade, Inspector Robert DeClercq and his Special X Team pursue the Headhunter, a psychopath who leaves a trial of headless bodies in his wake, while trying to save young Katt from the crazy kidnapper and killer.

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