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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara D'Amato  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Illinois Connection

D'Amato lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara D'Amato is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcher.

Published Works

  • On My Honor, Pinnacle, 1989
  • Hardball, Scribner, 1990
  • Hard Tack, Scribner, 1991
  • Hard Luck, Scribner, 1992
  • Hard Women, Scribner, 1993
  • Hard Case, Scribner, 1994
  • Hard Christmas, Berkley, 1996
  • Killer.App, Forge Books, 1997
  • The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery, Berkley, 1997
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop, Forge, 1999
  • Of Course You Know That Chocolate is a Vegetable and Other Stories, Five Star, 2000
  • Hard Evidence, Berkley, 2000
  • Hard Road, Schribner, 2001
  • Authorized Personnel Only, Tor Books, 2001
  • Help Me Please, Forge Books, 2001
  • White Male Infant, Forge, 2002
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts, St. Martin`s Press, 2004
  • Hard Road: A Cat Marsala Mystery, Scribner, 2007
  • Foolproof', Forge Books, 2009
  • Other Eyes'', Forge Books, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

On my honor /
ISBN: 1594141835. OCLC Number:

Five Star,. Waterville, Me. :. 2004.

Hard luck :
ISBN: 0684194082. OCLC Number:

Scribner's ;. New York :. ©1992.

Chicago-based journalist Cat Marsala investigates the mysterious suicide of a state lottery official and becomes a target of an odds-obsessed killer.

Hard Christmas :
ISBN: 0425154653. OCLC Number:

Berkley Prime Crime,. New York :. [1996], ©1995. /
ISBN: 0812553918. OCLC Number:

Forge,. New York :. 1997.

A Chicago policeman must stop a greedy computer mogul's plan to assassinate the president and to commandeer the world's power centers.

The doctor, the murder, the mystery :
ISBN: 0425156249. OCLC Number:

Berkley Prime Crime,. New York :. 1997.

Good cop, bad cop /
ISBN: 0812590147. OCLC Number:

Forge,. New York :. 1999, ©1998.

Hard road :
ISBN: 141657512X. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. [2007], ©2001.

White male infant /
ISBN: 0765342561. OCLC Number:

Forge,. New York :. 2002.

Dooley McSweeny and his wife discover their beloved little boy, adopted from Russia six years earlier, did not come from Russia, and they embark on a dangerous, politically sensitive search for their child's true identity.

Death of a thousand cuts /
ISBN: 076534257X. OCLC Number:

TOR,. New York :. 2006, ©2004.

Foolproof /
ISBN: 0765322668. OCLC Number:

Forge,. New York :. 2009.

September 11 survivors Brenda and Daniel establish a secret anti-terrorist division within their new software security firm and expose a terrorist plot to rig a presidential election.

Hard road :
ISBN: 141657512X. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. [2007], ©2001.

Other eyes /
ISBN: 076532606X. OCLC Number:

Forge,. New York :. 2011, ©2010.

Blue Eriksen is a famous forensic archaeologist based at Northwestern University. She and her team are traveling the globe, testing mummies to research the use of hallucinogens in the development of ancient religions. Armed with evidence from ancient peoples, Blue has become convinced that psilocybin--a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms--can prevent or cure drug addiction. Leeuwarden Ltd. is the cover name for a deeply secret international organization that facilitates the production, delivery, and sale of illegal drugs worldwide. Leeuwarden considers Blue a long-term threat and sends Felix Hacker--one of their enforcers--to kill her. Blue has no idea she's being stalked and prepares for a dig high in the Peruvian mountains.


Carl Sandburg Award for

Good Cop Bad Cop

Anthony Awards for

The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery


Of Course you Know that Chocolate is a Vegetable

Mary Higgins Clark Award for

Authorized Personnel Only

Agatha Award for

The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery

Nero Wolfe Award for

Hard Women

in 1993

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)