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Brian Pinkerton

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Brian Pinkerton is the author of Abducted, Vengeance, Rough Cut, Killer’s Diary, How I Started the Apocalypse, Bender, Anatomy of Evil and Killing the Boss. Select titles have also been released as audio books, ebooks and in foreign languages.

Brian’s short stories have appeared in anthologies including Chicago Blues, PULP! and Zombie Zoology. His screenplays have finished in the top 100 of Project Greenlight and top two percent of the Nicholl Fellowship of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His academic background includes the Iowa Writers Workshop and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. His web site, brianpinkerton.com, includes his cartoon series The Ruts.

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Abducted

4.09 avg rating — 838 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Killer's Diary

3.94 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Bender

3.83 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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How I Started the Apocalypse

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Vengeance

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Anatomy Of Evil

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The Gemini Experiment

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Killing the Boss

3.81 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Eight from the ‘80s

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For too many years, off and on, I’ve been working on a very long novel that takes place during the 1980s. I am flooded with bittersweet nostalgia every time I revisit it. Of course, playing the proper music helps. I have a special fondness for eighties music, and that is my excuse for diving into eight favorite songs from that era that send me back in time. In no particular order…

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The Gemini Experiment by Brian Pinkerton
"This book is a Flame Tree Press ARC I wasn't sure would interest me. But, as soon as I started, I was instantly hooked. I couldn't put it down!

Tom Nolan is ill. His body has given up on him, and will continue to get worse. So when one of his old f..." Read more of this review »
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What The Hyena Knows by Thomas J. Keevers
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Really solid Chicago-based mystery novel with a tough former cop investigating a bizarre and twisty murder. Engrossing, well-paced and tightly written.
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How to Die Well by Bill Breedlove
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How to Die Well by Bill Breedlove contains a high percentage of hits, surpassing the batting average of most other single-author short story collections. These dark tales are deliciously warped, wrapped in crisp, vivid prose that makes every demented ...more
How I Started The Apocalypse 3 by Brian Pinkerton
"A great way to wrap up the series! This book has a little bit of everything: war, equal rights movement, even "vegetarians" - geez, sort of seems B.Z.= Before Zombies.

As I was finishing up the book, I kept humming: It's The End of The World as We..." Read more of this review »
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Back in the Game by Charles Holdefer
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Many years ago, I took undergraduate classes of the Iowa Writers Workshop. Each week, we read and discussed each other’s stories. This was in the pre-email era, so the stories were distributed via paper copies stacked on a counter in a common area of ...more
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Model Home by Eric Puchner
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Superbly written but too long -- these woefully dysfunctional and unhappy family members eventually wear out their welcome as their California dream turns into a neverending nightmare. Over the course of the book's considerable length, the characters ...more
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