John Sandford
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John Sandford

John Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa. He was in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968-1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970-1971, where he received a master's degree in journalism. He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971-78, and then a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press from 1978-1990; in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis. From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels. He's also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. He is the principal financial backer of a major archaeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org. In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography. He both hunts and fishes. He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.

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    • Holy Ghost

    • A Virgil Flowers Novel
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle - and a murder - in the wickedly entertaining new thriller from the master of "pure reading pleasure" (Booklist)....

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Twisted Prey

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,860
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615

    Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece!

    • By Steven Allgood on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dark of the Moon

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,832
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,661

    In the small town of Bluestem, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great winding road of a story

    • By Crystal on 10-10-07

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Deep Freeze

    • Virgil Flowers, Book 10
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,001
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,741
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723

    Class reunions: a time for memories - good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Virgil gets the s*** beat out of him...

    • By shelley on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Heat Lightning

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

    Flowers is only in his late 30's, but he's been around the block a few times, and he doesn't think much can surprise him anymore. He's wrong....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lesser known Sandford character is GREAT!!

    • By Eileen on 07-22-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rules of Prey

    • A Lucas Davenport Novel
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,764
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,755

    The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By Don Gilbert on 08-31-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Golden Prey

    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335

    Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you're not a Davenport OG don't start with this

    • By Wayne on 04-29-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rough Country

    • A Virgil Flowers Novel
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576

    John Sandford's new hero goes north to solve a puzzling murder - and finds that the country is very rough indeed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary Plot Twists

    • By Ruby on 10-05-09

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Night Prey

    • A Lucas Davenport Novel
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345

    A series of deaths leads to the possibility of a brutal serial killer of unusual skill and savagery. And if Lucas is right, the killer is just getting warmed up....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tense and builds steam

    • By etward on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Eyes of Prey

    • The Lucas Davenport Series, Book 3
    • By: John Sandford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991

    In Eyes of Prey, a depressed and unfocused Davenport takes on a macabre case, tracking down a serial killer who maims the eyes of his victims after he has murdered them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sí. Oui. Yup. Uh huh. Oh hell yeah.Yes.

    • By mindusq on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $31.49

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