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Author Douglas PrestonDouglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1956, and grew up in the nearby suburb of Wellesley. He attended Pomona College, and studied a wide variety of subjects before deciding to major in English Literature. Following graduation, Preston worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, writing, editing, and managing publications.


During his time at the museum, he was commissioned to write a book on the history of the museum by Lincoln Child, then an editor at St. Martin's Press. The resulting volume, Dinosaurs in the Attic was published in 1986, and began a working relationship between Child and Preston.

Preston moved to Santa Fe to begin writing full time. He published his first novel, Jennie, in 1994, and a year later, he and Child published a collaborative novel, Relic (1995), which became hugely successful. Since then, the two have become one of the world's best-selling writing teams. Preston has also written numerous meticulously-researched non-fiction titles, and two series of novels written solo. You can discover a collection of Douglas Preston signed books as well as a bibliography of the author's work below this biography.

Preston's alma mater granted him an honorary Doctor of Letter in 2011. He was Co-President of International Thriller Writers and serves on the Board of Governors of the Authors Guild. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Long Rider's Guild.

Preston now lives part time in New Mexico and part time in Maine.

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Author's website: www.prestonchild.com
Similar authors: Steve Alten, Lincoln Child, Jeremy Robinson, F. Paul Wilson
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Diablo Mesa
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Diablo Mesa by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Bloodless
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Bloodless by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Crooked River
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Crooked River by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Old Bones
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Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Talking to the Ground
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Talking to the Ground by Douglas Preston

Verses for the Dead
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Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
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Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Diablo Mesa | Signed First Edition Copy Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Diablo Mesa | Double-Signed First Edition Copy

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Douglas Preston Bibliography


Nora Kelly novels


  1. Old Bones - August 2019
  2. The Scorpion's Tail - 2021
  3. Diablo Mesa - 2022

Tom Broadbent novels

  1. The Codex - 2004
  2. Tyrannosaur Canyon - 2005

Wyman Ford novels

  1. Tyrannosaur Canyon - 2005
  2. Blasphemy - 2008
  3. Impact - 2010
  4. The Kraken Project - 2014

Pendergast Series (with Lincoln Child)

  1. Relic - 1995
  2. Reliquary - 1997
  3. The Cabinet of Curiosities - 2002
  4. Still Life with Crows - 2003
  5. Brimstone - 2004 (Diogenes Trilogy)
  6. Dance of Death - 2005 (Diogenes Trilogy)
  7. The Books of the Dead - 2006 (Diogenes Trilogy)
  8. The Wheel of Darkness - 2007
  9. Cemetery Dance - 2009
  10. Fever Dream - 2010 (Helen Trilogy)
  11. Cold Vengeance - 2011 (Helen Trilogy)
  12. Two Graves - 2012 (Helen Trilogy)
  13. White Fire - 2013
  14. Blue Labyrinth - 2014
  15. Crimson Shore - 2015
  16. The Obsidian Chamber - 2016
  17. City of Endless Night - 2018
  18. Verses for the Dead - December 2018
  19. Crooked River - February 2020
  20. Bloodless - 2021

Gideon Crew Series (with Lincoln Child)


  1. Gideon's Sword - 2011
  2. Gideon's Corpse - 2012
  3. The Lost Island - 2014
  4. Beyond The Ice Limit - 2016
  5. The Pharaoh Key - June 2018

Other Novels

  • Jennie - 1994
  • Mount Dragon - 1996 (with Lincoln Child)
  • Riptide - 1998 (with Lincoln Child)
  • Thunderhead - 1999 (with Lincoln Child)
  • The Ice Limit - 2000 (with Lincoln Child)

Non-Fiction

  • Dinosaurs In the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History - 1986
  • Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado - 1992
  • Talking to the Ground: One Family's Journey on Horseback Across the Sacred Land of the Navajo - 1996 (Trade Paperback Reissued - 2019)
  • The Royal Road: El Camino Real from Mexico City to Santa Fe - 1998
  • Ribbons of Time: The Dalquest Research Site - 2006 (photography by Walter W. Nelson)
  • The Monster of Florence: A True Story - 2008 (with Mario Spezi)
  • Trial By Fury: Internet Savagery and the Amanda Knox Case - 2013 (ebook)
  • The Black Place: Two Seasons - 2014 (photography by Walter W. Nelson)
  • The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - 2017

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