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John Hart

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Durham, North Carolina, The United States



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JOHN HART is the author of REDEMPTION ROAD (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press; May 3, 2016) and of four New York Times bestsellers, The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child and Iron House. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, Hart has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award for Fiction, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the North Carolina Award for Literature. With over two million copies in print, his novels have been translated into thirty language and can be found in over seventy countries. “My only real dream,” John declares, “has been to write well and to be published well.”

Hart was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1965, to a young surgeon and

Average rating: 4.00 · 44,041 ratings · 6,191 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Last Child

4.06 avg rating — 21,030 ratings — published 2009 — 44 editions
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Iron House

4.07 avg rating — 8,671 ratings — published 2012 — 31 editions
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Down River

3.87 avg rating — 7,732 ratings — published 2007 — 37 editions
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The King of Lies

3.83 avg rating — 6,451 ratings — published 2006 — 33 editions
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Redemption Road

4.39 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
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Upcoming Events

John Hart at McIntyre's Books
Author appearance, May 05, 2016 06:30PM
McIntyre's Books, 220 Market Street, Pittsboro, NC, US
John Hart discusses and signs copies of his new novel Redemption Road.

John Hart at the Literary Bookpost
Author appearance, May 06, 2016 06:00PM
Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC, US
John Hart discusses and signs copies of his new novel Redemption Road.

John Hart at The Country Bookshop
Author appearance, May 07, 2016 05:00PM
The Country Bookshop, 140 Northwest Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC, US
John Hart discusses and signs copies of his new novel Redemption Road.

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July 2011, John Hart
"His Favorite Thrillers that "Run Deep": The mystery writer shares five novels with characters who transcend the genre, like the flawed hit man in his new book, Iron House." ...More

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“She turned the water scalding hot and scrubbed her face until it hurt, but the eyes still looked wrong. She tore off her clothes and stepped into the shower; but it was not enough.
The dirt was on the inside.”
John Hart, The Last Child

“Lightening falls, all you can do is- pray God that it doesn't fall on you.”
John Hart, The Last Child

“We can all live with doubts. It's the knowing that breaks us.

Iron House”
John Hart


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