A Washington, D.C.-based lawyer-turned-author, David Baldacci writes legal thrillers that are as tightly constructed as they are authoritative. Readers know his books, with their cinematic plots and colorful details, are sure to offer the sort of breathless entertainment that thrillers always promise but can’t always deliver.
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B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1983; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986
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|Something for the Kids|
|The Mystery of Silas Finklebean|
David Baldacci, Rudy Baldacci (Illustrator), Patrick Harrington (Illustrator)
Baldacci turns his tremendous thrill-creating talent toward side-splitting storytelling in this hilarious series for middle-grade readers about fame, friends, and family. In this sequel to Freddy and the French Fries: Fries Alive!, bestselling thriller writer Baldacci writes about silly science and a mystery that will have young reader on the case from the first page.
David Baldacci, Rudy Baldacci (Illustrator)
|Baldacci's Favorite Authors|
|"I read all sorts of different types of books, both fiction and nonfiction," Baldacci told Barnes & Noble.com in 1998. "I'm a big fan of John Irving, and John Updike, and I enjoy Stephen Ambrose. I really enjoy reading good writers, whatever they happen to write about." See below for books by these authors.
|The Best Book to Read First||Departure from the Norm|
Although it opens with a plane crash, even travelers couldn’t resist this story of a tech executive whose in-flight death may not be what it seems, and his wife's hunt to find out the truth.
|Wish You Well|
In 2000, Baldacci took a turn away from thrillers with the heartfelt story of two kids sent from city to country to live with their great-grandmother. It's a coming-of-age tale reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird.
|Photo by Michael Priest||