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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brian Pinkerton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: mystery and horror suspense thriller

Audience: Children;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Pinkerton lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brian Pinkerton is an American author of fiction in the suspense, thriller, mystery and horror genres. His novels include ''Abducted'', ''Vengeance'', ''Killer's Diary'', ''Rough Cut'' and ''How I Started the Apocalypse''. Select titles have also been released as audio books and in foreign languages. His debut novel, ''Killing the Boss'', was recently reissued as an eBook. 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. Brian received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and Master's Degree from Northwestern University.

Published Works

  • Killing the Boss, Writers Club Press, 2000
  • Abducted, Dorchester Publishing/Leisure Books, 2004, Audiobook by Books in Motion, 2009
  • Vengeance, Dorchester Publishing/Leisure Books, 2005, Audiobook by Books in Motion, 2010
  • Rough Cut, Bad Moon Books, 2011
  • How I Started The Apocalypse, Severed Press, 2012
  • Killer's Diary, Samhain Publishing, 2013
  • How I Started The Apocalypse, Book Two: The Hunger War, Severed Press, 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

Abducted /
ISBN: 0843953314. OCLC Number:

Leisure Books,. New York :. ©2004.

What would you do to get your baby back?

Vengeance /
ISBN: 0843955325. OCLC Number:

Dorchester Pub.,. New York :. ©2005.

How far would you go for justice? Rob and Beth are very much in love. He has just proposed to her, but she won't live to see the wedding. Instead, Beth is intentionally sideswiped by an angry driver and knocked off her bike to her death. Rob witnesses the whole thing but he can only stand by helplessly as the driver gets off with a slap on the wrist.

How I started the apocalypse /
ISBN: 1479223530. OCLC Number:

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At night, they come for him. They surround his house; they beat down his door; they burst through the windows; they attack him in the dark. But Chaz Singleton is not going down without a fight. Chaz is a lone zombie battling for survival against a hostile humanity. He holds the fate of the world in his hands, whether he likes it or not. He is dead; he is angry; he is contagious; and he is hungry.

Killer's Diary.
ISBN: 1619213494. OCLC Number:

Samhain Pub Ltd. . 2013.

"A murderer is stalking the Windy City, carving out the eyes of his victims as grisly souvenirs. When shy Ellen Gordon finds a diary left behind in a coffee shop, she can't keep from reading it. And when she meets the author in person, he's just as charming as his writing. Only when she reads further does she find clues to the identity of Chicago's terrifying serial killer. Could it be the author himself? Ellen will have to uncover the truth about her new boyfriend quickly if she doesn't want to become the killer's next victim"--Back cover.



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