Steve Berry
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Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of 14 Cotton Malone adventures and 4 stand-alone thrillers. His books have been translated into 40 languages with over 23,000,000 copies in 51 countries. They consistently appear in the top echelon of The New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller lists.

History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It's his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009 Steve and Elizabeth have crossed the country to save endangered historic treasures, raising money via lectures, receptions, galas, luncheons, dinners and their popular writers' workshops. To date, over 3,000 students have attended those workshops and nearly a million dollars raised.

Steve's devotion to historic preservation was recognized by the American Library Association, which named Steve it's spokesperson for National Preservation Week. Among his other honors are the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award; the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award given by Poets & Writers; the Anne Frank Human Writes Award; and the Silver Bullet, bestowed by International Thriller Writers for his philanthropic work. He has also been chosen both the Florida and Georgia Writer of the Year. He also currently serves on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board. In 2010, a NPR survey named The Templar Legacy one of the top 100 thrillers ever written.

Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers--a group of nearly 5,000 thriller writers from around the world--and served three years as its co-president.

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Best Sellers

    • The Bishop's Pawn

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Kevin Free, Steve Berry
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504

    History recalls that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., ended on April 4, 1968, when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The bishops pawn

    • By John on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Templar Legacy

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,609
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,965

    The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dan Brown... eat your heart out

    • By Bonnie-Ann on 07-22-12

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Lost Order

    • Cotton Malone, Book 12
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 848
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 849

    The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History Lesson … So’s You’ll Enjoy It!

    • By Snoodely on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Paris Vendetta

    • A Cotton Malone Novel
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 699

    When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent novel

    • By Paul on 12-03-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Alexandria Link

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,735
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

    Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining

    • By Glenda on 03-05-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Venetian Betrayal

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796

    Locating Alexander the Great's final resting place is a tantalizing goal for archaeologists - as well as a despot who wants to surpass Alexander as history's ultimate conqueror....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok, not great

    • By W on 01-02-08

    Regular price: $39.93

    • MatchUp

    • By: Lee Child - editor, Val McDermid, Charlaine Harris, and others
    • Narrated by: Laura Benanti, Dennis Boutsikaris, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times best seller FaceOff, 22 of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All but Two were worth the read

    • By Tim on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The King's Deception

    • A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893

    Cotton Malone is back! Steve Berry’s new international adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery, and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of suspense....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderfully researched thriller

    • By LibbyListener on 09-24-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The 14th Colony

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727

    What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars after I overcame my doubts!

    • By Wayne on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Lincoln Myth

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,015

    September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • frustration and disappointment

    • By C. A. Larson on 05-31-14

    Regular price: $31.50

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