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									Harlan CobenHarlan Coben
In his mysteries -- many of which star sports agent Myron Bolitar -- Harlan Coben leavens the intrigue with a surprise ingredient: humor. The result: books as fun to read as they are to solve, with distinct and colorful characters the reader is always happy to visit with, again and again.

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Fact File

Name:
Harlan Coben
Current Home:
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
January 4, 1962
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey
Education:
B.A. in political science, Amherst College, 1984
Awards:
Edgar Award for Fade Away; Shamus Award for Drop Shot; Anthony Award for Deal Breaker

*  Harlan Coben's official web site




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The Myron Bolitar Series

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								Drop Shot, Author: 
								Harlan Coben.

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Drop Shot
by Harlan Coben
Tennis has been very good to sports agent Myron Bolitar. He represents two of the hottest young stars in the game. But when his female player is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and his male player becomes the prime suspect, Myron's got a whole new match to win. His investigation leads to an old murder, the mob, and someone who's determined to shut down his search for good.
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								Darkest Fear, Author: 
								Harlan Coben.
*  Deal Breaker (1995)
*  Dropshot (1996)
*  Fade Away (1996)
*  Backspin (1997)
*  One False Move (1998)
*  The Final Detail (1999)
*  Darkest Fear (2000)
*  The Innocent (2005)
*  Promise Me (2006)

*  See the Harlan Coben chronology


Time Out

In our interview with Coben, we asked him how he spends his time when he's not writing. "Frankly I'm fairly boring or fairly busy," he admits. "Between writing and family, I have little time for anything else. I'm thinking of taking up golf, but the idea of spending time with golfers frightens me. Any suggestions?"



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								Deal Breaker, Author: 
								Harlan Coben.

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Deal Breaker
by Harlan Coben
With Deal Breaker, Coben launched the career of Myron Bolitar, a quick-witted sports agent whose clients have a knack for complicated, and sometimes deadly, personal problems. The combination of the colorful and sometimes scandalous backstage world of pro sports with the suspense Coben injects into Bolitar's escapades has won him admirers among both critics and readers.

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								Mortal Stakes, Author: 
								Robert B. Parker.

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Mortal Stakes
by Robert B. Parker
In our interview, Coben cites Robert B. Parker's Mortal Stakes as an all-time favorite book. "Ninety percent of writers who do P.I. admit Parker was a major influence," he explains. "The other ten percent lie." Read our interview with Coben to read all about his favorite writers and reads, including:

*A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L'Engle
*Marathon Man  by William Goldman
*Where Are the Children?  by Mary Higgins Clark
*Zuckerman Unbound  by Philip Roth
*Learn more in our interview with Coben