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Whether it's crime thrillers for adults or adventure stories for young readers, bestselling author Ridley Pearson brings imagination, suspense, and an impeccable eye for detail to all his award-winning fiction.

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Fact File

Ridley Pearson
Also Known As:
Wendell McCall
Current Home:
Divides his time between the Midwest and the Northern Rockies
Date of Birth:
March 13, 1953
Place of Birth:
Glen Cove, New York
Kansas University, B.A., Brown University
Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship at Oxford University, 1991

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Selected Works

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								Killer Weekend, Author: 
								Ridley Pearson.

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Killer Weekend
by Ridley Pearson
The #1 New York Times bestseller returns with a completely new setting -- the magnificent natural beauty of Sun Valley, Idaho -- and a heart-stopping story in which a local sheriff struggles to protect a controversial politician from the elegant plan of a hired assassin.
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								Chain of Evidence, Author: 
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*  Never Look Back (1985)
*  Undercurrents (1988)
*  Chain of Evidence (1995)
*  The Pied Piper (1998)
*  First Victim (1999)
*  Middle of Nowhere (2000)
*  The Art of Deception (2002)
*  The Body of David Hayes (2004)
*  Peter and the Starcatchers (2004)
*  Cut and Run (2005)
*  Killer Weekend (2007)

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The Dream Team

...So Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Roy Blount, Jr., Greil Marcus, and Matt Groening walk into a bar...

It sounds like the beginning of a joke (or a booklover's dream come true); in reality, it's the Rockbottom Remainders, a rock band conceived in 1992 as a fundraiser event at the American Book Association to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of America. But the band members had such a good time, they decided to keep the group going.

A decade and a few personnel changes later (members of the original group included, occasionally, Barbara Kingsolver and the late Michael Dorris), these superstar writers still rock out (and tour) together when their schedules allow. Many of them have musical backgrounds or are enthusiastic amateur musicians: Pearson even recorded an album in 1973, Big Lost Rainbow, which was recently reissued on CD. Not that he or his band mates are thinking of making music a second career -- "The band plays music as well as Metallica writes novels," Dave Barry once quipped -- and, perhaps most tellingly, the band's label is called Don't Quit Your Day Job Records.

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Crime and Punishment
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Pearson was reluctant to list his favorite books for us: "A day later you think of another much more important title; you realize you left off a deserving friend..." Still, he gave the list a shot. Here are some selections.

*The Old Man and the Sea  by Ernest Hemingway
*A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind & the Renaissance - Portrait of an Age  by William Raymond Manchester
*One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest  by Ken Kesey
*The Stand: Complete and Uncut  by Stephen King
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Peter and the Secret of Rundoon
by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
In this action-packed finale to the Starcatchers series, Peter and Molly find themselves in the dangerous land of Rundoon, ruled by an evil king who enjoys watching his pet snake consume those who displease him. But that's just the beginning of problems facing our heroes, who once again find themselves pitted against the evil shadow-creature Lord Ombra in a struggle to save themselves, not to mention the planet. It's a wild desert adventure, with rockets, carpets, and camels all flying through the air, zooming toward an unforgettable climax...

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