Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey

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aka Richard Yancey

Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.

* Alfred Kropp
* The Highly Effective Detective
* The Monstrumologist

Average rating: 4.06 · 60,236 ratings · 10,697 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wav...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 42,393 ratings — published 2013 — 31 editions
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The Monstrumologist (The Mo...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 7,716 ratings — published 2009 — 23 editions
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The Curse of the Wendigo (T...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 2,749 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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The Extraordinary Adventure...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,054 ratings — published 2005 — 27 editions
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The Isle of Blood (The Mons...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,745 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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The Seal of Solomon (Alfred...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 735 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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The Final Descent (The Mons...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 646 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Thirteenth Skull (Alfre...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 504 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The Highly Effective Detect...
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 319 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Confessions of a Tax Collec...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 279 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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October 2009, Rick Yancey
" What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? RY: A long walk on a deserted beach, at sunset, with my life's companion by my side. SS: What’s your greatest fear? RY: That for our children's sakes we will lack the foresigh..." ...More

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“But if I'm it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I'm going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity's last war, then I am the battlefield.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

“Some things you can never leave behind. They don't belong to the past. They belong to you.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

“We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave


Which May New Release would you like to read in July?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In May 2013" list.

Binding the Shadows (Arcadia Bell, #3)
Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett
(Arcadia Bell, #3)
  6 votes, 23.1%

Time Thief (Time Thief, #1)
Time Thief by Katie MacAlister
(Time Thief, #1)
  5 votes, 19.2%

If I Should Die (Revenants, #3)
If I Should Die by Amy Plum
(Revenants, #3)
  4 votes, 15.4%

The Cursed (League of the Black Swan, #1)
The Cursed by Alyssa Day
(League of the Black Swan, #1)
  4 votes, 15.4%

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
(The Fifth Wave, #1)
  2 votes, 7.7%

Quicksilver (Ultraviolet, #2)
Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson
(Ultraviolet, #2)
  2 votes, 7.7%

Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
(Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
  1 vote, 3.8%

School Spirits (School Spirits, #1)
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
(School Spirits, #1)
  1 vote, 3.8%

Icons (Icons, #1)
Icons by Margaret Stohl
(Icons, #1)
  1 vote, 3.8%

Forever (The World of Nightwalkers, #2)
Forever by Jacquelyn Frank
(The World of Nightwalkers, #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%

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