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Greg Iles - Author

About the Author

Greg Iles is the internationally bestselling author of eleven highly acclaimed thrillers, including Dark Matter and Blood Memory. He lives with his family in Natchez Mississippi, USA.
 

Featured books by Greg Iles

True Evil

True Evil

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

An electrifying serial killer thriller from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. True evil has a face you know and a voice you trust...Dr Chris Shepard has been happily married for just one year. Then FBI agent Alex Morse brings him the news no newly-wed should hear. His beautiful wife recently visited a local divorce attorney. And the attorney has a cluster of clients whose spouses have all conveniently died, apparently of natural causes...Morse has just one question for Dr Shepard: will he act as bait to catch the killer?

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Dead Sleep

Dead Sleep

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Terrifying secrets and a stunning mystery power this page-turner from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. When prize-winning photojournalist Jordan Glass chances upon a portrait by an unknown artist in Hong Kong, she is shocked. The face staring back at her is her missing identical twin sister. The painting is part of an exhibition entitled 'Sleeping Women' and Jordan realizes that the portraits are all of women who have recently disappeared from New Orleans. Electrifying a case previously paralysed by a lack of bodies, this new evidence spurs the FBI's serial killer unit into action. Teaming up with a forensic psychologist and FBI special agent John Kaiser, Jordan follows the artist's trail, and is forced to confront terrifying secrets about her past in a final stunning showdown.

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Sleep No More

Sleep No More

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

What if someone you loved - who you believed was murdered - came back into your life? This high-octane chiller from the No.1 New York Times bestseller 'gets under your skin, and then burrows deep' (Stephen King). Mallory Gray Chandler was the quintessential Southern Belle who loved John Waters with a seething passion that threatened to destroy them both. He ended the affair. She was later found raped and murdered on a New Orleans pier. A decade later, a single word uttered by the stunning Eve Sumner turns John's world inside out. Exactly who is Eve? And how does she know so much about John's past with Mallory? A mass of secrets, lies and murder is about to explode...

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Blood Memory

Blood Memory

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

'Iles's way of telling the story lifts him clear of the pack into a different league' (Observer) in this masterful psychological serial killer thriller from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. He kills like an animal, but the bite marks on his victims are unmistakably human. In the suffocating heat of a new Orleans summer evening, forensic expert Cat Ferry picks up the phone and knows he's struck again. Called on by the FBI to investigate serial murders, Cat has seen some terrible crimes over the years, but none as horrific or apparently random as the sequence of brutal slayings that confront her now. Cat also has some very personal demons to face. Alcoholic, manic depressive, and secretly pregnant, her cries for help fall on the deaf ears of a married lover. But something associated with this case is calling out to her. Something rooted in the dark recesses of her memory. Someone from the past, who wants Cat to remember what time has allowed her to forget...

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Other books by Greg Iles

Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Two murders. One Town. And a lifetime of secrets. 'Pure reading pleasure' Stephen King The No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying standalone. A tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. Some things should never be uncovered... When successful journalist Marshall McEwan discovers that his father is terminally ill, he returns to his childhood home in Bienville, Mississippi - a place he vowed to leave behind forever. His family's newspaper is failing; and Jet Turner, the love of his youth, has married into the family of Max Matheson, one of the powerful patriarchs who rule the town through the exclusive Poker Club. Bienville is on the brink of economic salvation, in the form of a billion-dollar Chinese paper mill. But as the deal nears completion, two murders rock the town to its core, threatening far more than the city's economic future. Marshall and Jet soon discover a minefield of explosive secrets beneath the soil of Mississippi. And by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth about his own history - and the woman he loves - he would give almost anything not to face it.

Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road

Author: Greg Iles Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2019

Two murders. One Town. And a lifetime of secrets. 'Pure reading pleasure' Stephen King The No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying standalone. A tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. Some things should never be uncovered... When successful journalist Marshall McEwan discovers that his father is terminally ill, he returns to his childhood home in Bienville, Mississippi - a place he vowed to leave behind forever. His family's newspaper is failing; and Jet Turner, the love of his youth, has married into the family of Max Matheson, one of the powerful patriarchs who rule the town through the exclusive Poker Club. Bienville is on the brink of economic salvation, in the form of a billion-dollar Chinese paper mill. But as the deal nears completion, two murders rock the town to its core, threatening far more than the city's economic future. Marshall and Jet soon discover a minefield of explosive secrets beneath the soil of Mississippi. And by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth about his own history - and the woman he loves - he would give almost anything not to face it.

Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2019

Two murders. One Town. And a lifetime of secrets. 'Pure reading pleasure' Stephen King The No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying standalone. A tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. Some things should never be uncovered... When successful journalist Marshall McEwan discovers that his father is terminally ill, he returns to his childhood home in Bienville, Mississippi - a place he vowed to leave behind forever. His family's newspaper is failing; and Jet Turner, the love of his youth, has married into the family of Max Matheson, one of the powerful patriarchs who rule the town through the exclusive Poker Club. Bienville is on the brink of economic salvation, in the form of a billion-dollar Chinese paper mill. But as the deal nears completion, two murders rock the town to its core, threatening far more than the city's economic future. Marshall and Jet soon discover a minefield of explosive secrets beneath the soil of Mississippi. And by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth about his own history - and the woman he loves - he would give almost anything not to face it.

Mississippi Blood

Mississippi Blood

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

A father on trial for murder. A son whose world is falling apart. The No.1 New York Times bestselling final volume of the ground-breaking Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Iles. He'll risk everything for the darkest secrets in history Former prosecutor Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone and his father, Dr Tom Cage, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. The Double Eagle group, a savage splinter cell of the KKK, will stop at nothing to ensure that Tom either takes the fall for their past deeds, or takes his secrets to an early grave. Unable to trust anyone - not even his own mother - Penn battles to discover the secret history of both the Cage family and the South itself, risking the only thing he has left to gamble: his life.

Mississippi Blood

Mississippi Blood

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2017

A father on trial for murder. A son whose world is falling apart. The No.1 New York Times bestselling final volume of the ground-breaking Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Iles. He'll risk everything for the darkest secrets in history Former prosecutor Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone and his father, Dr Tom Cage, once a pillar of the community, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. For decades Tom Cage has had a second son known to almost no one. It is this bitter son who set in motion the murder case against Dr Cage. But a murder charge may be the least of Tom's worries. The Double Eagle group, a savage splinter cell of the KKK, will stop at nothing to ensure that Tom either takes the fall for their past deeds, or takes his secrets to an early grave. Unable to trust anyone - not even his own mother - Penn battles to discover the secret history of both the Cage family and the South itself, risking the only thing he has left to gamble: his life.

Natchez Burning + Bone Tree Bundle

Natchez Burning + Bone Tree Bundle

Author: Greg Iles Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2017

#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles offers the first two novels in his bestselling Natchez Burning Trilogy in this special e-book bundleand features a sneak peek atMississippi Blood, the final book in theNatchez Burningtrilogy (available March 2017).NATCHEZ BURNINGGrowing up in the Southern hamlet of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned everything he knows about honor and duty from his father, Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor and pillar of the community is accused of murdering Viola Turner, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s. A fighter who has always stood for justice, Penn is determined to save his father, even though Tom, stubbornly evoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to speak up in his own defense.The quest for answers sends Penn deep into the pastinto the heart of a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the Double Eagles, a vicious KKK crew headed by one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. With the aid of a friend and reporter privy to some of Natchez's oldest secrets, Penn follows a bloody trail that stretches back forty years, to one undeniable fact: no oneblack or white, young or old, brave or notis ever truly safe.THE BONE TREEFormer prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiance Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK splinter cell with ties to some of Mississippis most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasnt the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state polices Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox.The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cagewho is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing himis either to make a devils bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years...a place of terrifying evil known only as the bone tree.

The Bone Tree

The Bone Tree

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2015

The electrifying second installment of the NATCHEZ BURNING trilogy by No.1 New York Times bestseller, Greg Iles THE DARKEST TRUTHS WILL COME TO LIGHT Former prosecutor Penn Cage faces the crisis of a lifetime. His family has been torn apart and his father made a fugitive after being accused of murdering an African-American nurse. Now, Penn has unwittingly started a war with the Double Eagles, a violent faction of the KKK who know more about Dr. Tom Cage than Penn ever did. Tracking his father through Natchez and beyond, Penn is targeted by criminals and corrupt police whose power reaches the top levels of state government - people who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out. To clear Tom's name, Penn must either make a deal with the devil or destroy him. But there are others pursuing a different mission - one which will lead them to the `Bone Tree', a legendary killing site that conceals far more than the remains of the dead.

Unter Verschluss

Unter Verschluss

Author: Greg Iles Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Penn Cage kennt den Tod wie seine Westentasche: Als Staatsanwalt in Houston hat er sechzehn Menschen in die Todeszelle gebracht. Doch nach dem plotzlichen Tod seiner Frau sehnt er sich nach Ruhe und Frieden. Mit seiner kleinen Tochter begibt er sich in die Stadt seiner Kindheit, um den Schatten der Vergangenheit zu entfliehen. Doch Natchez, Mississippi, ist nicht der Ort, um seine Trauer zu begraben. Ein dunkles Geheimnis umgibt diese Stadt im Sden der USA, ein Geheimnis, das mit den Rassenunruhen der 60er Jahre verknpft ist und an dessen Aufdeckung niemand Interesse bekundet. Doch Penn Cage ist ein zu integrer Staatsanwalt, um ungeshnte Verbrechen - zumal solche, die bis in die hchsten Kreise des amerikanischen Establishements reichen - dem Vergessen anheimzustellen. Eine junge und attraktive Journalistin untersttzt ihn bei den Recherchen, die beide in groe Gefahr bringen...

Schwarzer Tod

Schwarzer Tod

Author: Greg Iles Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Im Januar des Jahres 1944 halten vier Menschen das Schicksal der Welt in ihren Handen: ein amerikanischer Arzt, eine deutsche Krankenschwester, ein zionistischer Attentater und eine junge judische Witwe. Im Auftrag des britischen Premierministers Winston Churchill sollen die vier eine Mission erfullen, die ihnen allen den Tod bringen kann. In einem Gefangenenlager in Mecklenburg arbeiten die Deutschen fieberhaft an der Herstellung zweier Giftgase, deren Einsatz den Krieg zugunsten Deutschlands entscheiden soll. Die Briten verfgen ebenfalls ber diese Wunderwaffe, und Churchills Plan ist einfach - aber auch perfide: Die vier Auserwhlten sollen das britische Giftgas in dem deutschen Lager zur Anwendung bringen und die Plne der Nazis - ohne Rcksicht auf die zumeist jdischen Gefangenen - zunichte machen ...

The Bone Tree

The Bone Tree

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2015

The electrifying second installment of the NATCHEZ BURNING trilogy by No.1 New York Times bestseller, Greg Iles THE DARKEST TRUTHS WILL COME TO LIGHT Former prosecutor Penn Cage faces the crisis of a lifetime. His family has been torn apart and his father made a fugitive after being accused of murdering an African-American nurse. Now, Penn has unwittingly started a war with the Double Eagles, a violent faction of the KKK who know more about Dr. Tom Cage than Penn ever did. Tracking his father through Natchez and beyond, Penn is targeted by criminals and corrupt police whose power reaches the top levels of state government - people who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out. To clear Tom's name, Penn must either make a deal with the devil or destroy him. But others will stop at nothing to expose the sins of the past. To do so, they must find the 'Bone Tree', a legendary killing site that conceals far more than the remains of the dead.

Greg Iles 3-Book Thriller Collection: The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, The Devil's Punchbowl

Greg Iles 3-Book Thriller Collection: The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, The Devil's Punchbowl

Author: Greg Iles Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

The first three thrillers in the New York Times No.1bestselling series featuring Penn Cage: a man who must face the dark heart of the Deep South - and question everything he believes in . . .THE QUIET GAME: Penn Cage is no stranger to death. As a Houston prosecutor he's sent sixteen men to death row - and now he's lost his wife to cancer.Penn returns home to Natchez, Mississippi for a gentler life. But after discovering that his father is being blackmailed over a long-forgotten homicide, Penn is soon up to his neck in the town's murky undercurrents of passion, power and racial tension.For this is a place with a dark past, where everyone plays the quiet game. But Penn cannot stay silent.TURNING ANGELS: Rape and murder aren't new to the Deep South, but when the body of a popular high school girl is found dumped in the local river, the whole town of Natchez, Mississippi is shocked.Penn Cage no longer practises law, but when his best friend Drew is accused of the murder and asks for help, Penn must face the hardest questions of his life: Can he defend Drew against the town, the police and overwhelming evidence?Or could it be true that his friend is a brutal killer who has deceived Penn and everyone else?THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL: When he was a prosecuting attorney Penn Cage sent hardened killers to death row. But it is as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - that Penn will face his most dangerous threat.Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling. Five fantastical steamboats float on the river, but one isn't like the others. Rumour has it that the Magnolia Queen has found a way to pull the big players from Las Vegas. With them comes an unquenchable taste for one thing: blood sport, and the dark vices that go with it.When a childhood friend of Penn's who brings him evidence is brutally murdered, the full weight of Penn's failure to protect this city hits home. So begins his quest to find the men responsible. And with his family's life at stake, Penn realizes his only allies in his one-man war are those bound to him by blood or honour.

Black Cross

Black Cross

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

A thriller that is `on fire with suspense' (Stephen King) from the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Greg Iles. A secret mission into the dark heart of the Third Reich - to commit an unimaginable act of destruction, in the name of peace. In January 1944, four people hold the fate of the world in their hands. They are not statesmen or generals, but an American doctor, a German nurse, a Zionist killer and a young Jewish widow. These four people are brought together in a place almost beyond imagination: a small SS-run concentration camp harbouring a weapon so lethal that it could wipe out an entire D-Day invasion force. What they are forced to do in the name of victory - and survival - shows with terrible clarity that in a world where all is at stake, war can have no rules...

Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

No.1 New York Times bestseller Greg Iles has created a thriller which is `alarming, believable, and utterly consuming - resonates long after the final page is turned' (Dan Brown). Trust no-one... Yesterday, David Tennant was a highly respected professor with the ear of the President, working on a top secret government project. Today, he is running for his life. Project Trinity has the power to change life forever. Only a few hand-picked men and women know the potential of the biggest artificial intelligence study the world has ever seen. Now, one of those men is dead - and Tennant knows Dr Fielding's death wasn't at all what it seemed. Suddenly, his friend's warnings cannot be dismissed as paranoia. Today, David Tennant is one man against the state, and he's fast learning the only rule of survival: trust no-one. Not even yourself.

Spandau Phoenix

Spandau Phoenix

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

The New York Times No.1 bestseller delivers `a scorching read' (John Grisham). One of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II is - to some people - a secret worth killing for... The greatest remaining mystery of World War II will be solved... West Berlin, 1987: Spandau Prison is being torn down. Amongst the rubble, the diary of enigmatic Nazi Rudolph Hess is found, and the secrets it reveals plunge the world into chaos. The Spandau Diary- what was in it? Why did the secret intelligence agencies of every major power want it? Why was a brave and beautiful woman kidnapped and assaulted to get to it? And why did a chain of deception and violent death lash out across the globe, from survivors of the Nazi past to warriors in the new conflict now about to explode?

24 Hours

24 Hours

Author: Greg Iles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2014

`A superbly crafted and clever book' (The Times) from Greg Iles, the New York Times No.1 bestseller. The perfect family. On the perfect night. About to become trapped in the perfect crime. In 24 hours, one family will learn the meaning of fear... Twenty-four hours is all it takes for John Hickey to pull off the perfect crime. He's done it before, he'll do it again, and no one can stop him. But this time, he's picked the wrong family to terrorize. Will and Karen Jennings have it all. Together, they've built the life of their dreams and they share it with their beloved five-year-old daughter, Abby. They will do anything to keep her safe, including confronting a terrifying psychopath. They refuse to become victims. They refuse to let Hickey tear another family apart. And they're going to fight back even if it kills them...

24 Hours

24 Hours

Author: Greg Iles Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

'A superbly crafted and clever book' (The Times) from Greg Iles, the New York Times No.1 bestseller. The perfect family. On the perfect night. About to become trapped in the perfect crime. Will and Karen Jennings have it all. From modest beginnings they have built the life of their dreams and they share it with their beloved five-year-old daughter, Abby. But now, they have been targeted by John Hickey, the genius who has found the key to perfecting one of the oldest crimes in the world. Kidnapping. Five times he has executed his plan, and not once has he been caught. This time, however, Hickey wants more than money. This time he is driven by the pain of his own family tragedy, a tragedy that he lays at the door of Will Jennings. Will, Karen and Abby face an unimaginable ordeal - and a terrifying race against the clock.