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David Morrell (1) (1943–)

Author of Creepers

For other authors named David Morrell, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

David Morrell, an award-winning Canadian writer of horror fiction, was born in 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He was educated at the University of Waterloo and earned his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Morrell is best known as the creator of John Rambo, the hero of his first novel, show more First Blood. The novel was adapted for screen and starred Sylvester Stallone. Although Morrell was not happy with the depiction of the Rambo character in the movie, he did write several sequels to First Blood and two further scripts for the sequels to the original movie. He also wrote a number of other books including The Brotherhood of the Rose which became a best seller in 1984. David Morrell has written one scholarly work, John Barth: An Introduction, published by Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and has taught at the University of Iowa. He now lives in the United States with his wife and daughter (another child, a son, is deceased). (Bowker Author Biography) David Morrell, 1943 - Storyteller David Morrell was born in 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario. He received a B.A. from the University of Waterloo and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. He was then a professor of American literature at the University of Iowa. Morrell's debut novel was "First Blood" and introduced the well-known John Rambo character. It was made into a successful movie that starred Sylvester Stalone. He followed with a series of thrillers filled with espionage, assassination and worldwide terrorism, which include "The Brotherhood of the Rose," "The Fraternity of the Stone," "The League of Night and Fog," and "The Covenant of the Flame." "Black Evening" is an examination of his own life and includes both his first published short stories and his latest award winning books. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by David Morrell

Creepers (2005) 1,173 copies
First Blood (1972) 799 copies
The Brotherhood of the Rose (1984) 775 copies
Murder as a Fine Art (2013) 686 copies
The Fraternity of the Stone (1985) 565 copies
Scavenger (2007) 561 copies
The League of Night and Fog (1987) 531 copies
The Fifth Profession (1990) 526 copies
Assumed Identity (1993) 420 copies
The Covenant of the Flame (1991) 411 copies
Extreme Denial (1996) 398 copies
The Protector (2003) 382 copies
Desperate Measures (1994) 372 copies
Long Lost (2002) 360 copies
The Totem (1979) 330 copies
Burnt Sienna (2000) 322 copies
Double Image (1998) 318 copies
The Shimmer (2009) 311 copies
Testament (1975) 277 copies
Inspector of the Dead (2015) 269 copies
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) 200 copies
Black Evening (1999) 190 copies
Ruler of the Night (2016) 157 copies
Blood Oath (1982) 145 copies
Fireflies (1988) 108 copies
Last Reveille (1977) 91 copies
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads (2010) — Editor — 85 copies
Nightscape (2011) 75 copies
Rambo III (1988) 74 copies
Captain America: The Chosen (2008) 54 copies
The Naked Edge (1700) 49 copies
The Hundred Year Christmas (1983) 17 copies
My Name is Legion (2011) 11 copies
They (2011) 11 copies
Before I Wake (2019) 11 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 62 (2009) 9 copies
The Architecture of Snow (2013) 8 copies
Eulogies III (2015) — Contributor — 7 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 58 (2008) 7 copies
The Interrogator (2012) 5 copies
The Abelard Sanction (2017) 5 copies
Noche y niebla (1994) 5 copies
John Wayne: The Westerns (2012) 4 copies
The Storm 3 copies
Resurrection 3 copies
Front Man 3 copies
3x Rambo (2002) 2 copies
Verrat (1988) 2 copies
Noche Y Niebla (1988) 2 copies
The Typewriter 2 copies
The Shrine 1 copy
Mumbo Jumbo 1 copy
Time Was 1 copy
Rambo-acorralado (2009) 1 copy
Habitat 1 copy
OKUS KRVI RAMBO (1987) 1 copy
Painajainen 1 copy
Elvis .45 1 copy
The Dripping 1 copy
Opgør med fortiden (1989) 1 copy
Hra končí (1995) 1 copy
Obronca (polish) (2012) 1 copy
Blue Murder 1 copy

Associated Works

Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (2006) — Contributor — 760 copies
Warriors (2010) — Contributor — 641 copies
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contributor — 616 copies
Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror (1988) — Contributor — 600 copies
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contributor — 395 copies
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Contributor — 362 copies
MatchUp (2017) — Contributor — 314 copies
Year's Best SF 7 (2002) — Contributor — 268 copies
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Contributor — 250 copies
Gallery of Horror (1983) — Contributor — 226 copies
Revelations (1997) — Contributor — 215 copies
Hauntings (2013) — Contributor — 112 copies
Metahorror (1988) — Contributor — 92 copies
Agents of Treachery (2010) — Contributor — 91 copies
Night Screams (1996) — Contributor — 82 copies
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009) — Contributor — 81 copies
Between Time and Terror (1995) — Contributor — 78 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (1828) — Contributor — 78 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 (2007) — Contributor — 76 copies
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Rich and the Dead (2011) — Contributor — 64 copies
Night Visions 2: Dead Image (1985) — Contributor — 64 copies
The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen (2014) — Contributor — 62 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 11 (1985) — Contributor — 61 copies
Fears (1983) — Contributor — 57 copies
Christmas Magic (1994) — Contributor — 55 copies
Shadows 6 (1983) — Contributor — 54 copies
Shadows 7 (1984) — Contributor — 52 copies
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Contributor — 50 copies
Flights: Extreme Visions Fantasy, Vol II (2006) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) — Contributor — 45 copies
Psycho-Paths (1840) — Contributor — 44 copies
Horrors (1866) — Contributor — 43 copies
Taverns of the Dead (2005) — Contributor — 41 copies
Final Shadows (1991) — Contributor — 40 copies
Crucified Dreams (2011) — Contributor — 39 copies
Whispers V (1985) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Contributor — 31 copies
Dark at Heart (1992) — Contributor — 31 copies
Best of Shadows (1988) — Contributor — 28 copies
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contributor — 24 copies
The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes (1998) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contributor — 19 copies
Ghosts of the Heartland (1990) — Contributor — 19 copies
Detours (2015) — Author — 14 copies
Chiral Mad 2 (Anthology) (2013) — Contributor — 13 copies
Legacies (2010) — Contributor — 8 copies
Adrenaline Rush: 7 High-Octane Thrillers (2014) — Introduction — 7 copies
Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, Volume 2 (2009) — Contributor — 7 copies
Borderlands 6 (2016) — Contributor — 7 copies
Wielka Księga Horroru - Tom II (2010) — Contributor — 2 copies
Protectors 2: Heroes (2015) — Contributor — 1 copy
Club del Misterio, volum 6 (1982) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Read this in 2014. Tops. Exciting from beginning to end
 
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nitrolpost | 60 other reviews | Mar 19, 2024 |
A Victorian mystery that gets many of the day to day details of life right, if you overlook the character of DeQuincy’s daughter. A bit Grand Guignol for my taste, but it kept my interest
 
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cspiwak | 21 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
generally a good read, will try the next one. characters
 
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cspiwak | 51 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
Incredible reference and a great read even if you're not usually a fan of "thrillers."

All I know is that, of the 100 noted within, I already read 18, had 14 more on to-read lists for a while now, and I added another 24 to said list from the 100 noted.

And then I added another 31 more books just from the authors who wrote about the 100 thrillers as their books also sounded interesting and worth reading.

So, 1 book read, 55 more added to the interminable to-read list. I'd fret about never finishing that to-read list but having more good things to read is never a bad thing.… (more)
 
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