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Author Jack HigginsJack Higgins is the best-known pseudonym of Harry Patterson, the New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Patterson was born in 1929 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. As a child, Patterson was a voracious reader and later credited his passion for reading with fueling his creative drive to be an author. His upbringing in Belfast also exposed him to the political and religious violence that characterized the city at the time. At seven years old, Patterson was caught in gunfire while riding a tram, and later was in a Belfast movie theater when it was bombed. Though he escaped from both attacks unharmed, the turmoil in Northern Ireland would later become a significant influence in his books, many of which prominently feature the Irish Republican Army. After attending grammar school and college in Leeds, England, Patterson joined the British Army and served two years in the Household Cavalry, from 1947 to 1949, stationed along the East German border. He was considered an expert sharpshooter.

Following his military service, Patterson earned a degree in sociology from the London School of Economics, which led to teaching jobs at two English colleges. In 1959, while teaching at James Graham College, Patterson began writing novels, including some under the alias James Graham. As his popularity grew, Patterson left teaching to write full time. With the 1975 publication of the international blockbuster The Eagle Has Landed, which was later made into a movie of the same name starring Michael Caine, Patterson became a regular fixture on bestseller lists. His books draw heavily from history and include prominent figures, such as John Dillinger, and often center around significant events from such conflicts as World War II, the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Patterson lives in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

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Wolf at the Door
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Wolf at the Door by Jack Higgins

A Darker Place
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A Darker Place by Jack Higgins

The Killing Ground
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The Killing Ground by Jack Higgins

Sure Fire
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Sure Fire by Jack Higgins

Without Mercy
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Without Mercy by Jack Higgins

Dark Justice
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Dark Justice by Jack Higgins
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Darker Place, A | Higgins, Jack | Signed First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Darker Place, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Signed Hardcover Book. 2009 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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President's Daughter, The | Higgins, Jack | Signed First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | President's Daughter, The | Signed First Edition Copy

1997 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Eagle Has Flown, The | Higgins, Jack | Signed First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Eagle Has Flown, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1991 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Confessional by Jack Higgins | Signed First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Confessional | Signed First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1989 NY: Stein and Day  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, author signed bookplate on FFEP. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Eagle Has Flown, The | Higgins, Jack | Signed First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Eagle Has Flown, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1991 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, near-fine (couple of minor spots on FFEP) in a fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Touch the Devil | Higgins, Jack | Signed First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Touch the Devil | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover.  1982 NY: Stein and Day  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, author signed bookplate on FFEP.

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Darker Place, A | Higgins, Jack | Book - Advance Reading Copy Higgins, Jack | Darker Place, A | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy.  2009 NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons  Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Storm Warning | Higgins, Jack | Signed First Edition UK Book Higgins, Jack | Storm Warning | Signed First Edition UK Copy

First UK Edition Hardcover Book. 1976 LON: Collins First UK edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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To Catch a King | Higgins, Jack (As Harry Patterson) | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack (As Harry Patterson) | To Catch a King | First Edition Copy

1980 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Jack Higgins writing as Harry Patterson.

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Sure Fire | Higgins, Jack | Book - Advance Reading Copy Higgins, Jack | Sure Fire | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy 2006 NY: Putnam Advance reading copy, near-fine (toned pages) in fine pictorial wraps.

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Flight of Eagles | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Flight of Eagles | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. 1998 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Death Trade, The | Higgins, Jack | Signed First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Death Trade, The | Signed First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 2013 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, near-fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Rain on the Dead | Higgins, Jack | Book - Advance Reading Copy Higgins, Jack | Rain on the Dead | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy.  2014 NY: Putnam  Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Edge of Danger | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Edge of Danger | First Edition Copy

2001 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Darker Place, A | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Darker Place, A | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. 2009 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Day of Reckoning | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Day of Reckoning | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. 2000 NY: Penguin Group  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bad Company | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Bad Company | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  2003 NY: Putnam

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Devil is Waiting, A | Higgins, Jack | Book - Advance Reading Copy Higgins, Jack | Devil is Waiting, A | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy.  2012 NY: Putnam  Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Touch the Devil | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Touch the Devil | First Edition Copy

1982 NY: Stein and Day  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Sure Fire | Higgins, Jack | First Edition UK Book Higgins, Jack | Sure Fire | First Edition UK Book

First UK Edition Hardcover Book 2006 LON: HarperCollins First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Luciano's Luck | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Luciano's Luck | First Edition Copy

1981 NY: Stein and Day  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Touch the Devil | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Touch the Devil | First Edition Copy

1982  NY: Stein and Day  First edition, first printing, near-fine in a near-fine dust jacket.

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Solo | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Solo | First Edition Copy

1980  NY: Stein and Day  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Killing Ground, The | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Killing Ground, The | First Edition Copy

February 2008 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Wolf at the Door, The | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Wolf at the Door, The | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. 2010 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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President's Daughter, The | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | President's Daughter, The | First Edition Copy

1997 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Angel of Death | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Angel of Death | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  1995 NY: Putnam

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Cold Harbour | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Cold Harbour | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  1990 NY: Simon & Schuster

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Midnight Runner | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | Midnight Runner | First Edition Copy

2002 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket

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On Dangerous Ground | Higgins, Jack | First Edition Book Higgins, Jack | On Dangerous Ground | First Edition Copy

1994 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Jack Higgins Bibliography


As Harry Patterson

  • Sad Wind From The Sea - 1959
  • Cry of the Hunter - 1960
  • The Thousand Faces of Night - 1961
  • Comes the Dark Stranger - 1962
  • Hell is too Crowded - 1962
  • Pay the Devil - 1963
  • The Dark Side Of The Island - 1963
  • A Phoenix in the Blood - 1964
  • Thunder at Noon (aka Dillinger) - 1964
  • Wrath of the Lion - 1964
  • The Graveyard Shift - 1965
  • The Iron Tiger - 1966
  • Brought in Dead - 1967
  • Hell is Always Today - 1968
  • Toll for the Brave - 1971
  • The Valhalla Exchange - 1977
  • To Catch a King (aka The Judas Gate) - 1979

As Martin Fallon
  • The Testament of Caspar Schultz - 1962
  • Year of the Tiger - 1963
  • The Keys of Hell - 1965
  • Midnight Never Comes - 1966
  • Dark Side of the Street - 1967
  • A Fine Night for Dying - 1969
  • Day of Judgement - 1978

As Hugh Marlowe

  • Seven Pillars to Hell (also known as Sheba) - 1963
  • Passage by Night (juvenile) - 1964
  • A Candle for the Dead (aka The Violent Enemy) - 1966

As James Graham

  • A Game for Heroes - 1970
  • The Wrath of God - 1971
  • The KhufraA Run - 1972
  • The Run to Morning (aka Bloody Passage) - 1974/li>

As Jack Higgins

  • East of Desolation - 1968
  • In the Hour Before Midnight (also known as The Sicilian Heritage) - 1969
  • Night Judgement at Sinos - 1970
  • The Last Place God Made - 1971
  • The Savage Day - 1972
  • A Prayer for the Dying - 1973
  • The Eagle Has Landed - 1975
  • Storm Warning - 1976
  • Solo (aka The Cretan Lover) - 1980
  • Lucianoís Luck - 1981
  • Touch the Devil - 1982
  • Exocet - 1983
  • Confessional - 1985
  • Night of the Fox - 1986
  • A Season in Hell - 1989
  • Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo - 1989
  • Cold Harbour - 1990
  • The Eagle Has Flown - 1991
  • Eye of the Storm (aka Midnight Man) - 1992
  • Thunder Point - 1993
  • On Dangerous Ground - 1994
  • Angel of Death - 1995
  • Drink with the Devil - 1996
  • The Presidentís Daughter - 1997
  • Flight of Eagles - 1998
  • The White House Connection - 1998
  • Day of Reckoning - 2000
  • Edge of Danger - 2001
  • Midnight Runner - 2002
  • Bad Company - 2003
  • Dark Justice - 2004
  • Without Mercy - 2005
  • The Bormann Testament - 2006
  • Sure Fire - 2006 (with Justin Richards)
  • The Killing Ground - 2007
  • Death Run - 2007
  • Rough Justice - 2008
  • A Darker Place - 2009
  • Wolf at the Door - 2009
  • Sharp Shot - 2009
  • First Strike - 2009
  • The Judas Gate - 2010
  • Devil is Waiting - 2012
  • Edge of Danger - 2013
  • Rain on the Dead - 2014
  • Death Trade - 2014
  • The Midnight Bell - 2016

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