Pendergast

21 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 65,404 ratings

Relic Publisher's Summary

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders.

Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

©2007 Douglas Preston (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Relic

    • Pendergast, Book 1
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,360

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Non-Perishable

    • By Snoodely on 05-26-10

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 2

    • Reliquary

    • Pendergast, Book 2
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,977
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,858
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,851

    Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should have made this one into a movie...

    • By Anastasia on 02-22-09

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 3

    • The Cabinet of Curiosities

    • A Novel
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,720
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461

    In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • DrBB

    • By Lois on 01-26-13

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 4

    • Still Life with Crows

    • A Novel
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,282

    For the first time in unabridged audio! A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SCARY, WEIRD, ENGAGING

    • By Polly on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Still Life with Crows

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heartland. No one is safe. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still Life With Crows, with music and sound effects.

    • By Jesse on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 5

    • Brimstone

    • Pendergast, Book 5
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,140

    Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm new to the Preston Child but I'm hooked

    • By John Morgan on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Brimstone

    • Pendergast, Book 5
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a claw print scorched into the wall, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that 30 years ago four men conjured something unspeakable. Has the devil come to claim his due?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stop the background music already!

    • By Robert Snyder on 07-02-18

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 6

    • Dance of Death

    • Pendergast, Book 6
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005

    Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting to know Pendergast

    • By D. WARD on 11-26-12

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 7

    • The Book of the Dead

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,479
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,333

    The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By V.A. on 01-03-08

    Regular price: $19.38

  • Book 8

    • The Wheel of Darkness

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135

    FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search. The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Double Whammy

    • By Eva Gannon on 10-04-09

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 9

    • Cemetery Dance

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815

    Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the faint of heart OR animal lovers

    • By Samantha on 05-31-09

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 10

    • Fever Dream

    • By: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,825
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,833

    At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intelligent, spooky thriller

    • By Snoodely on 06-10-10

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 11

    • Cold Vengeance

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848

    Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Buildup -- Best Pendergast Series Yet!

    • By GH on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 12

    • Two Graves

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,955
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953

    After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster

    • By GH on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 12.5

    • Extraction

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,067

    From number-one New York Times best-selling authors Preston & Child, an all-new short story featuring Agent Pendergast, available only as an ebook and audio download. In New Orleans' French Quarter, the Tooth Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips money under your pillow at night.... He's a mysterious old recluse who must be appeased with teeth - lest he extract retribution. When young Diogenes Pendergast loses a tooth, however, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is determined to put the legend to the test...with dire consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Pendergast short story, don't use a credit

    • By Janels on 11-01-12

    Regular price: $4.54

  • Book 13

    • White Fire

    • Agent Pendergast, Book 13
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,695
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333

    Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Corrie Swanson is the WORST character EVER

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • White Fire

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    In 1876, in a mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, 11 miners were killed by a rogue grizzly bear. Corrie Swanson has arranged to examine the miners' remains. When she makes a shocking discovery, town leaders try to stop her from exposing their community's dark and bloody past. Just as Special Agent Pendergast of the FBI arrives to rescue his protege, the town comes under siege by a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What's with the music?

    • By cindy ramon on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $26.22

  • Book 14

    • Blue Labyrinth

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,846
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,829

    A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree

    • By GH on 11-13-14

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 15

    • Crimson Shore

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,666
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,655

    A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated - and sinister - than Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward, Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • They Jumped the Shark!

    • By Nan Holt on 11-15-15

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 16

    • The Obsidian Chamber

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,187

    After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Looking for a plot

    • By Olive on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $30.79

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