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John Sandford (1) (1944–)

Author of Rules of Prey

For other authors named John Sandford, see the disambiguation page.

103+ Works 78,823 Members 1,874 Reviews 154 Favorited

About the Author

John Sandford was born John Roswell Camp on February 23, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before entering the U.S. Army and serving in Korea, he received a bachelor's degree in American history from the University of Iowa in 1966. After leaving the service, he received a master's degree in journalism show more from the University of Iowa. During the 1970s, he worked at The Miami Herald, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1985, he began researching the lives of a farm family caught in the midst of the crisis of American farming. The article, Life on the Land: An American Farm Family, won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Non-Deadline Feature Writing. After winning the Pulitzer Prize, he began writing fiction. His works include the Prey series, the Virgil Flowers series, and The Singular Menace series. He has also written nonfiction works on plastic surgery and art. Sandford's Young Adult novels, Uncaged and Outrage, Books 1 and 2 of The Singular Menace Series co-written with Michelle Cook, made the New York Times Bestseller list in July 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by John Sandford

Rules of Prey (1989) 3,123 copies
Broken Prey (2005) 2,349 copies
Chosen Prey (2001) 2,227 copies
Mortal Prey (2002) 2,202 copies
Invisible Prey (2007) 2,194 copies
Dark of the Moon (2007) 2,184 copies
Easy Prey (2000) 2,180 copies
Hidden Prey (2004) 2,164 copies
Certain Prey (1999) 2,135 copies
Naked Prey (2003) 2,133 copies
Mind Prey (1995) 2,129 copies
Winter Prey (1993) 2,048 copies
Shadow Prey (1990) 2,024 copies
Phantom Prey (2008) 2,016 copies
Secret Prey (1998) 1,969 copies
Eyes of Prey (1991) 1,966 copies
Sudden Prey (1996) 1,900 copies
Night Prey (1994) 1,882 copies
Silent Prey (1992) 1,813 copies
Wicked Prey (2009) 1,787 copies
Heat Lightning (2008) 1,740 copies
Storm Prey (2010) 1,698 copies
Buried Prey (2011) 1,662 copies
Dead Watch (2006) 1,607 copies
Rough Country (2009) 1,598 copies
The Devil's Code (2000) 1,496 copies
Bad Blood (2010) 1,496 copies
Stolen Prey (2012) 1,335 copies
The Hanged Man's Song (2003) 1,303 copies
Shock Wave (2011) 1,279 copies
Silken Prey (2013) 1,225 copies
The Night Crew (1997) 1,215 copies
Mad River (2012) 1,203 copies
Field of Prey (2014) 1,158 copies
Storm Front (2013) 1,111 copies
Gathering Prey (2015) 1,079 copies
Deadline (2014) 997 copies
Extreme Prey (2016) 980 copies
The Fool's Run (1989) 955 copies
Golden Prey (2017) 943 copies
Escape Clause (2016) 918 copies
Saturn Run (2015) — Author — 847 copies
The Empress File (1991) 837 copies
Deep Freeze (2017) 822 copies
Holy Ghost (2018) 821 copies
Twisted Prey (2018) 779 copies
Neon Prey (2019) 762 copies
Bloody Genius (2019) — Author — 690 copies
Masked Prey (2020) 643 copies
Ocean Prey (2021) 626 copies
The Investigator (2022) 467 copies
Righteous Prey (2022) 404 copies
Uncaged (2014) 292 copies
Dark Angel (2023) 292 copies
Judgment Prey (2023) 259 copies
Outrage (2015) 164 copies
Rampage (2016) 104 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017) — Editor — 60 copies
Shadow Prey / Silent Prey (1992) 12 copies
Deserves to Be Dead (2019) 11 copies
Toxic Prey (2024) 8 copies

Associated Works

FaceOff (2014) — Contributor — 501 copies
MatchUp (2017) — Contributor — 309 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (2007) — Contributor — 184 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2020 (2020) — Contributor — 60 copies

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Statistics

Works
103
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5
Members
78,823
Popularity
#157
Rating
3.9
Reviews
1,874
ISBNs
1,794
Languages
18
Favorited
154

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