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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jay Bonansinga  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Peoria, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.jaybonansinga.com
-- Jay Bonansinga on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jay+bonansinga


Illinois Connection

Bonansinga was born in Peoria, Illinois and currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jay Bonansigna has a master's degree in film from Columbia College Chicago, and he currently resides in Evanston, Illinois. Jay is also a visiting professor at Northwestern University in their Creative Writing for the Media program.


Published Works

  • Sick, Warner Books, 1995
  • Head Case, Simon & Schuster, 1998
  • Bloodhound, Onyx Books, 1999
  • Killers Game, Simon & Schuster, 1997
  • The Sleep Police, Signet, 2001
  • Oblivion, Cemetary Dance Publications , 2004
  • The Sinking of the Eastland, Citadel Press/Kingsington Brooks, 2004
  • Frozen, Pinnacle Books, 2005
  • Twisted, Pinnacle, 2006
  • Shattered, Pinnacle, 2007
  • Perfect Victim, Pinnacle, 2008
  • Pinkerton's War: The Civil War's Greatest Spy and the Birth of the U.S. Secret Service, Lyons Press, 2011
  • The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, St. Martin, 2012 - written with Robert Kirkman
  • Hit Me!: Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers, Lyons Press, 2013 - written with Danielle Gomes
  • The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor, St. Martin, 2014 - written with Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury, St. Martin, 2014 - written with Robert Kirkman


Selected Titles At Your Library

Sick /
ISBN: 0752803689. OCLC Number:

Orion,. London :. 1996.

Head case /
ISBN: 0333661222. OCLC Number:

Macmillan,. London :. 1998.

Bloodhound /
ISBN: 0330376101. OCLC Number:

Macmillan,. London :. 1999.

The killer's game /
ISBN: 0786211326. OCLC Number:

Thorndike Press,. Thorndike, Me. :. 1997.

Joe, an aging assassin in Chicago, is diagnosed with leukemia. Being Catholic he cannot commit suicide so he puts out a six-million-dollar contract on himself. A few days later his doctor calls to say the diagnosis was a mistake. Too late, the assassins are on the way. Joe's only hope is to kill them first with the help of his girlfriend, a theater make-up artist who provides the disguise.

The sleep police /
ISBN: 0451202554. OCLC Number:

Signet,. New York :. ©2001.

Oblivion /
ISBN: 0333760832. OCLC Number:

Macmillan,. London :. 2000.

Frozen /
ISBN: 0786017236. OCLC Number:

Kensington Pub. Corp.,. New York :. ©2005.

When a six-thousand-year-old mummified body is found within the Alaskan wilderness, journalist Maura County and Special Agent Ulysses Grove make a shocking discovery that links this prehistoric murder to recent ritualistic killings.

The sinking of the Eastland :
ISBN: 0806526483. OCLC Number:

Citadel Press,. New York :. 2005, ©2004.

At the Chicago docks in 1915, over 2,000 Western Electric employees and their families, set to board the Eastland for the annual company picnic, watch in horror as the ship capsizes, killing 844 persons. The tragedy claimed more lives than the infamous Chicago Fire but has been largely forgotten.

Twisted /
ISBN: 0786017244. OCLC Number:

Kensington Pub.,. New York, N.Y. :. 2006.

FBI profiler Ulysses Grove's escape to a peaceful retreat is interrupted by the murder of his dear friend, a Tulane professor, whose half-destroyed notes hold clues to a serial killer's madness.

Shattered /
ISBN: 0786018771. OCLC Number:

Pinnacle Books/Kensington Publishing,. New York, NY :. 2007.

The Mississippi Ripper likes to work in pairs - of victims. For every dead body laid to waste, a second one faces it, a grotesque mirror image of terror. Special Agent Ulysses Grove thinks he knows the method to the killer's madness. But grasping the twisted logic behind the brutal slayings propels him onto a path of danger - to him and to everything he holds dear.

Perfect victim /
ISBN: 078601878X. OCLC Number:

Pinnacle Books/Kensington Publishing Corp,. New York, N.Y. :. 2008.

FBI profiler Ulysses Grove is distressed to learn that a draft of his textbook on psychopathic murderers is being used as a manual by a serial murderer.

Pinkerton's war :
ISBN: 0762770724. OCLC Number:

Lyons Press,. Guilford, Conn. :. ©2012.

"A thrilling historical account of Allan Pinkerton's pivotal role as spymaster of the Civil War and forefather of the Secret Service"--Page [4] of jacket.

The walking dead :
ISBN: 1250008395. OCLC Number:

Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 2011.

"In The Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople's amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him... Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes"--

Hit me! :
ISBN: 076278072X. OCLC Number:

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In 1970s Las Vegas-a heyday of Mafia misdeed in Sin City-a fearless young man launched a crusade to eradicate organized crime in the casinos. In the process, he revolutionized gaming lawenforcement, came within a hair's breadth of death, and wasbetrayed by a system that was dirty to its core. Hit Me! is his story.

The walking dead :
ISBN: 1250052017. OCLC Number:

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"The fourth book and epic finale to Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor - Part Two! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, comes to a shattering conclusion with The Fall of the Governor - Part Two. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes this stunning finale to their ambitious chronicle of human survival amid the plague of undead, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades. In The Fall of the Governor - Part One, Philip Blake finally revealed himself to be the true monster that he is, and the battle lines were drawn between the Governor and the desperate, beleaguered inhabitants of a nearby prison. Now, in The Fall of the Governor Part Two, the Governor's dark journey reaches its shocking, heartrending conclusion. In a roller coaster finale, war breaks out, all of the plot lines from the previous three novels converge, tensions boil over into unthinkable mayhem, and the dark destinies of those few left standing are sealed in a series of stunning twists"--

The road to Woodbury /
ISBN: 1250049997. OCLC Number:

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Traces Philip Blake's ascension as the leader of Woodbury, an elevation marked by his vision about transforming the post-apocalyptic walled-in city to a haven, the resistance of his predecessors, and strange scratching sounds that come from his apartment.


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