Books for Adults

Thriller

PULSE

In the remote frozen hills of Maine, a top group of scientists gather under a cloak of secrecy. The brilliant young female pathologist who investigates the horrifying situation eerily predates Scully of The X Files.

Thriller

The Seventh Sleeper

They were damned to a living hell—and reborn into a terrifying new order…city of the dead.

Thriller

Hunger

Florida Keys setting. Isurus maximus are intelligent, murderous mako sharks genetically ‘improved’ and able to communicate like dolphins.

Thriller

Nine Levels Down

John Chester Marlon, the notorious ‘Subway Killer’ volunteers for a brain implant that’s supposed to control his violence. Let the terror begin…

Mystery

Slow Dancer

A Connie Kale investigation. A professional golfer quits the LGPA and returns home to investigate the murder of a childhood friend. Old-time money and small-town New England politics all combine to make this a fresh new twist on a classic mystery story.

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Mystery

Brothers & Sinners

Michael and Jack Fitzroy were more than brothers. They were partners in a Boston detective agency that they hoped to turn into something very big in the post-World War II world of big business, big-time politics, and big money. They shared something else as well. A passion for Miriam, Michael’s beautiful and sexually dangerous wife and daughter of Boston’s legendary political kingmaker, Sugar McKane. Passion, betrayal, murder. Among the Awards
Shamus Award, Best Detective Novel

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Horror

Coffins

A tale of gothic horror set in a small Maine seaport on the eve of the Civil War.

Book--Dark Matter

Suspense

Dark Matter

A novel about the search for the essential, elemental stuff that holds the universe together. Was the death of the famous astrophysicist an accident, or was he murdered to protect a secret too dangerous to share?

Romance

The Courtship of
Lily Mullins

Love story set in apple orchard on the coast of Maine, and on the islands offshore.

Detective and Thriller Series by Rod Philbrick

J.D. Hawkins Detective Series

Mystery

Shadow Kills

The first J.D.Hawkins mystery. Hawkins is a wheelchair-bound writer being stalked—and taunted—by a mysterious serial killer.

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Mystery

Ice for the Eskimo

The second Hawkins mystery. The kidnapping, the death of a private investigator, and sordid secrets in two powerful institutions, the Boston Police Department and the Catholic church. Hawkins must solve the crimes if he and Megan are to survive.

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Mystery

Paint it Black

The third Hawkins mystery. Our hero finds murder and mayhem on a movie set.

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Mystery

Walk on the Water

The fourth and final Hawkins mystery, set in Boston and Nantucket. A famous author is dead—or is he?

T.D. Stash Detective Series

Mystery

The Neon Flamingo

A kidnapping, a country music star, and a psycho loose in the mangroves.

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Mystery

The Crystal Blue Persuasion

A con man, an underwater treasure hunt, and a hurricane. Hard to beat. Nominated ‘Best paperback’ by Private Eye Writers of America.
Among the Awards:
Shamus Nomination, Best Detective Novel

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Mystery

Tough Enough

Rapacious developers, killer alligators, a murderous femme fatale, and an eight-year-old girl who is ‘tough enough’ to take on her mother’s killers—with the help of our intrepid hero. Set in Key West and the Everglades.
Among the Awards:
Shamus Nomination, Best Detective Novel

Randall Shane Thriller Series

(Rodman Philbrick writing as Chris Jordan)

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Taken

The first of three thrillers Rod wrote for Mira Books, using the pen name “Chris Jordan”.

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Torn

A thriller featuring kid finder Randall Shane.

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Trapped

Ex-FBI agent Randall Shane follows the trail of a missing child, bringing him ever closer to a cold-blooded predator lurking in the shadows.

Thriller

Measure of Darkness

Introducing Boston detective Naomi Nantz.

Audio Books…

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Anthologies

Check out several stories by Rodman Philbrick published in Anthologies.

Rodman Philbrick has received numerous awards for his writing.