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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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Lock and Key The Downward Spiral by Ridley Pearson

Disney at Last!
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Disney at Last! by Ridley Pearson

The Initiation
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Lock and Key The Initiation by Ridley Pearson

White Bone
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White Bone by Ridley Pearson

Legacy of Secrets
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Disney Lands
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Choke Point | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Choke Point | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  June 2013 NY: Penguin   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Risk Agent, The | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Risk Agent, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2012 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Angel Maker, The | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Angel Maker, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1993 NY: Delacorte  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Choke Point | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Choke Point | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  June 2013 NY: Penguin   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dus tjacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

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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 Paperback Book   2002 NY: Hyperion    Mass Market paperback, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author..

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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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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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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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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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Parallel Lies | Pearson, Ridley | First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Parallel Lies | Unsigned 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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Hard Fall | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Hard Fall | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1992 NY: Delacorte  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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In Harm's Way | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | In Harm's Way | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2010 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Killer Summer | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Killer Summer | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2009 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Killer View | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Killer View | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  July 2008 NY: Putnam Adult  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Killer Weekend | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Killer Weekend | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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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 the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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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.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Kingdom Keepers 4: Power Play | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Kingdom Keepers 4: Power Play | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2011 NY: Disney  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Steel Trapp 2: Academy, The | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Steel Trapp 2: Academy, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2010 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Middle of Nowhere | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Middle of Nowhere | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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First Victim, The | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | First Victim, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1999 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Cut and Run | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Cut and Run | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Beyond Recognition | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Beyond Recognition | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1997 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Aim For the Heart | Pearson, Ridley (as McCall, Wendell) | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Pearson, Ridley (as McCall, Wendell) | Aim For the Heart | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1990  NY: St. Martin's   Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Pearson, Ridley | Middle of Nowhere | First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Middle of Nowhere | Unsigned First Edition Copy

1992 NY: Hyperion  First edition, later printing, fine in fine dust jacket.

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Middle of Nowhere | Pearson, Ridley | Signed First Edition Book Pearson, Ridley | Middle of Nowhere | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, fine (small tear and a few scratches on back of dust jacket spine) in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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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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