Books by CJ Box
Coming March 22... The newest Joe Pickett novel from the Edgar Award winning author... C. J. Box's Nowhere to Run was "wonderful" (Denver Post), "terrific" (Chicago Tribune), "outstanding"(Publishers Weekly). His new novel is all of that, and more. When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, it's his wife, Missy, who is arrested.
The extraordinary new Joe Pickett novel from the Edgar Award-winning author is now available nationwide and garnering unprecedented reviews. Four weeks on the extended New York Times Best Seller List...
Box’s series is the gold standard,” wrote Library Journal about Below Zero, but never has he written a novel as harrowing as Nowhere to Run.
WINNER OF THE 2008 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL... Four weeks on the extended New York Times bestseller list...Optioned for film by producers Michael Besman ("About Schmidt") and Cameron Lamb...Selected by the American Library Association as a 2008 Reading List award winner in the category "Adrenaline"...
This break-out novel from the author of the New York Times Bestselling Joe Pickett novels is "a non-stop thrill-ride…a provocative suspense novel that has you rooting for the characters every step of the way." -- Harlan Coben
A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who William and Annie are, and who know exactly where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children’s fate. Retired cops from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the inexperienced sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children.
This time, I wanted to write a mystery. Of course, the previous Joe Pickett novels are considered mysteries, or thrillers set in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. With Trophy Hunt, I set out to construct a full-fledged mystery filled with death and deception that will keep the reader in suspense until the last pages – and, I hope, thinking about it long afterward.
WINTERKILL is one of the TOP TEN MYSTERIES OF 2003 according to Oline Cogdill of the South Florida Sun Sentinal: "Few mystery authors who use the environment as a plot foundation are as even-handed and clear-eyed as Box. In his third novel, Box blends the hot-button issue of survivalists, the FBI interventions at Waco and Ruby Ridge and personal freedom into a thrilling and heart-wrenching plot."
Laconic Joe Pickett returns to his slightly offbeat duties in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains in C. J. Box's Savage Run. Joe is called to the scene when an exploding cow kills a famous ecoterrorist, Stewie Woods, and his bride of three days, who were peacefully spiking trees. A visit to the cow's pugnacious owner leaves Joe defensive, angry, and curious: Why doesn't the rancher ask any questions about the bizarre accident that happened on his land? Then Joe's wife, Marybeth, begins receiving phone calls from her high-school boyfriend—-the peculiarly healthy-sounding Stewie Woods.
In advance reviews, Open Season has been pronounced "something special," (Booklist), and it lives up to the billing. It is not C.J. Box's skill at plotting (the story of greedy business interests and local corruption is fine, but familiar), but rather the character of hero Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden, that makes this a series kickoff to remember. Like all the best mystery protagonists, Pickett is stubbornly ready to risk everything when his own personal sense of morality is at stake.