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Author Ridley Pearson Ridley Pearson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels, nearly equally divided between crime/suspense and middle grade adventure novels. His work has been published in two dozen languages, and has been adapted by network television and for the Broadway stage.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, co-written with Dave Barry, was adapted by Rick Elice into a play which went on to Broadway to win 5 Tony Awards.

Ridley was awarded The Raymond Chandler Fulbright fellowship in detective fiction from Oxford University in 1990, was an Edgar Award nominee, was admitted to the Missouri Writer Hall of Fame in 2013. His novels have won numerous state reading awards. PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS set a Guinness World Record for most readers reading the same novel at the same time.

His research has spanned the globe and included everything from the engine room of a cruise liner, the Kenya bush, a nighttime visit to Walt Disney World's It's A Small World, to a locked-room visit with inmates at a prison for the criminally insane. The real life aftereffects of this research have at various times helped authorities solve a trio of homicides and briefly made Ridley a silent contributor to an FBI task force charged with the manhunt for the Washington D.C. sniper.

Ridley plays bass guitar in a rock band comprised of other bestselling writers. His hobbies include snowboarding, and climbing 200-foot trees. He also loves movies, sports and live theater.

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Similar authors: Dave Barry, Robert Tanenbaum, Stephen White
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The Downward Spiral
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Disney at Last!
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The Initiation
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White Bone
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Legacy of Secrets
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Kingdom Keepers 3: Disney in Shadow | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers 3: Disney in Shadow | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2010 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Red Room, The | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Red Room, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book June 2014 NY: Putnam     First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Parallel Lies | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Parallel Lies | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Parallel Lies | Pearson, Ridley | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Pearson, Ridley | Parallel Lies | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2001 NY: Hyperion  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Parallel Lies | Pearson, Ridley | First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Parallel Lies | First Edition Copy

2001 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Kingdom Keepers The Return 2: Legacy of Secrets | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers The Return 2: Legacy of Secrets | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   March 2016 NY: Disney Hyperion         First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book April 2014 NY: Disney     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Peter and the Starcatchers | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Peter and the Starcatchers | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by BOTH authors. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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Science Fair | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Science Fair | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2008 NY: Disney Editions   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by BOTH authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Hard Fall by Ridley Pearson | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Pearson, Ridley | Hard Fall | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed Advance Reading Copy. 1992 NY:  Delecorte Press Advance reading copy, near-fine in near-fine pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Kingdom Keepers 5: Shell Game | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers 5: Shell Game | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2012 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Kingdom Keepers 5: Shell Game | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers 5: Shell Game | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2012 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

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Lock and Key: The Initiation | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Lock and Key: The Initiation | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2016 NY: HarperCollins   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Undercurrents | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Undercurrents | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1988 NY: St. Martins Press  First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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Art of Deception, The | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Art of Deception, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Hyperion  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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Kingdom Keepers 6: Dark Passage | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers 6: Dark Passage | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2013 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Kingdom Keepers The Return: Disney Lands | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers The Return: Disney Lands | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book March 2015 NY: Disney Hyperion       First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Kingdom Keepers VIII: The Syndrome | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers VIII: The Syndrome | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  March 2015 NY: Disney Hyperion      First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Probable Cause | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Probable Cause | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1990 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lock and Key: The Downward Spiral | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Lock and Key: The Downward Spiral | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2017 NY: HarperCollins 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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Body of David Hayes, The | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Body of David Hayes, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Hyperion  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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Middle of Nowhere | Pearson, Ridley | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Pearson, Ridley | Middle of Nowhere | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1992 NY: Hyperion  Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Peter and the Shadow Thieves | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Peter and the Shadow Thieves | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by BOTH authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Peter and the Sword of Mercy | Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Double-Signed 1st Edition Pearson, Ridley & Barry, Dave | Peter and the Sword of Mercy | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2009 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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Chain of Evidence | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Chain of Evidence | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1995 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Pearson, Ridley | Middle of Nowhere | Book on Tape Middle of Nowhere | Pearson, Ridley | Book on Tape

Audio Edition.  2000 MI: Brilliance Audio.  Audio book (unabridged [7 tape cassettes]), box inscribed to previous owner, read by the author.

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Blood of the Albatross | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Blood of the Albatross | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1986 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Author's scarce second book.

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No Witnesses | Pearson, Ridley | Book - Advance Reading Copy Pearson, Ridley | No Witnesses | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy.  1994 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless pictorial wraps.

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Risk Agent, The | Pearson, Ridley | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Pearson, Ridley | Risk Agent, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2012 NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons   Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Hyperion  First 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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Ridley Pearson Bibliography


Boldt / Matthews Series

  1. Undercurrents - 1988
  2. Angel Maker - 1993
  3. No Witnesses - 1994
  4. Beyond Recognition - 1997
  5. Pied Piper - 1998
  6. First Victim - 1999
  7. Middle of Nowhere - 2000
  8. Art of Deception - 2002
  9. Body of David Hayes - 2004

Lock and Key Series

  1. The Gadwell Incident - 2016 (short story)
  2. The Initiation - 2016
  3. The Downward Spiral - October 2017

Chris Klick Series (writing as Wendell McCall)

  1. Dead Aim - 1988
  2. Aim for the Heart - 1990
  3. Concerto in Dead Flat - 1999

Walt Fleming Series

  1. Killer Weekend - 2007
  2. Killer View - 2008
  3. Killer Summer - 2009
  4. In Harm's Way - 2010 (Boldt / Matthews crossover)

Risk Agent Series featuring John Knox and Grace Chu

  1. Risk Agent - 2012
  2. Choke Point - 2013
  3. Red Room - 2013
  4. White Bone - 2016

Other Novels

  • Never Look Back - 1985
  • Blood of the Albatross - 1986
  • The Seizing of Yankee Green Mall - 1987 aka Hidden Charges
  • Probable Cause - 1989
  • Hard Fall - 1991
  • Chain of Evidence - 1995
  • Parallel Lies - 2001
  • The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red - 2002 (writing as Joyce Reardon)
  • Cut and Run - 2004

Collections

  • The Putt at the End of the World - 2000 (with Lee K Abbott, Dave Barry, Richard Bausch, James Crumley, James W Hall, Tami Hoag, Tim O'Brien and Les Standiford)

Anthologies with stories by Ridley Pearson

  • Diagnosis - Terminal: An Anthology of Medical Terror - 1996

Short Stories
  • All Over But the Dying - 1996

The Return Series

  1. Disney Lands - 2015
  2. Legacy of Secrets - 2016
  3. Disney at Last! - March 2017

Kingdom Keepers Series


  1. Kingdom Keepers (aka Disney After Dark) - 2005
  2. Kingdom Keepers 2: Disney at Dawn - 2008
  3. Kingdom Keepers 3: Disney in Shadow - 2010
  4. Kingdom Keepers 4: Power Play - 2011
  5. Kingdom Keepers 5: Shell Game - 2012
  6. Kingdom Keepers 6: Dark Passage - 2013
  7. Kingdom Keepers 7: The Insider - 2014
  8. Unforseen - 2014 ( e-book)
  9. Kingdom Keepers 8: The Syndrome - 2015

Peter Pan Series (with Dave Barry)

  1. Peter and the Starcatchers - 2004
  2. Peter and the Shadow Thieves - 2006
  3. Peter and the Secret of Rundoon - 2007
  4. Peter and the Starcatchers Box Set (omnibus) - 2008
  5. Peter and the Sword of Mercy - 2009
  6. Bridge to Never Land - 2011

Never Land Series (with Dave Barry)

  1. Escape from the Carnivale - 2006
  2. Cave of the Dark Wind - 2007
  3. Blood Tide - 2008

Steel Trapp Series

  1. Challenge - 2008
  2. Academy - 2010

Other

  • Science Fair (with Dave Barry) - 2008

Ridley Pearson Awards

  • 1990 - Raymond Chandler-Fulbright Fellowship at Oxford University
  • 2009 - Sunshine State Young Readers Award

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