C. J. Box (* 1958 in Casper, Wyoming als Charles James Box) ist ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Er schreibt Krimis und Thriller sowie Kurzgeschichten.
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Three Weeks To Say Goodbye After years of trying for a child, Jack and Melissa McGuane adopted a beautiful baby girl. Nine months later, a call from the adoption agency plunges them into every parent’s worst nightmare: the father never signed away his parental rights, and now he wants his daughter back. Blue Heaven If twelve-year-old Annie hadn’t been angry with her mother, she would never have taken her younger brother William on a secret fishing trip deep into the North Idaho woods and they would never have witnessed the execution. Back of Beyond When Detective Cody Hoyt finds the dead body of his AA sponsor in a burned-out mountain cabin, he doesn’t know what to believe. Was this the last desperate act of an addict? Or is that exactly what someone wants him to think?
Die ersten 3 Bände der Serie außerhalb von den Joe Pickett Büchern. “Right up there. Usual high standard of superb characterisation and twisting turning plot.” (Leser) (98 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 999 Seiten noch günstig?
There’s nothing unusual about the sound of a gunshot in Twelve Sleep. Here in remotest Wyoming, where elk roam the pine forests and cougars prowl the mountains, everyone owns a gun. But when Joe Pickett hears two sharp cracks ring out months before hunting season, it’s his job to investigate. As game warden in Twelve Sleep, father-of-two Joe Pickett is not only badly paid and poorly housed, but deeply unpopular. So when the source of the shots – a well-known poacher – gets off scott-free after a humiliating confrontation, the locals are delighted.
Band 1 der Serie über Joe Pickett. “C. J. Box’s prose is easy and comfortable as a well-worn saddle, and as gripping an experience as any mystery lover could desire. Halfway through, Open Season becomes unputdownable.” (Leserin) (3.801 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 316 Seiten noch günstig?
JLocal authorities are quick to label a rash of animal mutilations as the work of a grizzly bear, but Joe Pickett suspects that something far more sinister is afoot. And when the bodies of two men are found disfigured in the same way, his worst fears are confirmed: A modern-day Jack the Ripper is on the loose – and the killings have just begun.
Band 4 der Serie über Joe Pickett. “The story is jam-packed with twists and turns in every possible way.” (Leserin) (2.185 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 348 Seiten noch günstig?
A good friend and fellow game warden has killed himself, and Joe Pickett’s been chosen to temporarily run his district. But Jackson, Wyoming, is a far cry from Joe’s hometown of Saddlestring – and it doesn’t help that now Joe feels compelled to investigate the circumstances surrounding his friend’s suicide. But as he comes closer to the truth, the more his own life spirals out of control – and he realizes that if he isn’t careful, he may be Jackson’s next victim…
Band 5 der Serie über Joe Pickett. “Intriguing and suspenseful. Good character development and got my heart pumping numerous times.” (Leser) (1.988 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 386 Seiten noch günstig?
Spring has finally come to Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is relieved the long, harsh winter is over. However, a dark cloud threatens to spoil the milder weather. Local ranch owner and matriarch Opal Scarlett has vanished under suspicious circumstances. Two of her sons, Hank and Arlen, are battling for control of their mother’s multi-million-dollar empire, and their bitter fight threatens to tear the whole town apart.
Band 6 der Serie über Joe Pickett. “This is one of Mr. Box’s best novels. His writing is so vivid that you can almost feel the currents of the river carry you along for the ride.” (Leserin) (2.024 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 264 Seiten noch günstig?
Joe Pickett’s in his last week as the temporary game warden in the town of Baggs, Wyoming, but there have been strange things going on in the mountains, and his conscience won’t let him leave without checking them out: reports of camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered. And then there’s the runner who simply vanished one day. Joe doesn’t mind admitting that the farther he rides, the more he wishes he could just turn around and go home.
Band 10 der Serie über Joe Pickett. “With some interludes, a couple of long-range wilderness patrols by Wyoming’s most famous game warden cover many of the pages of the novel. Interesting characters abound and the wild men who become the target of Pickett’s searches are fascinating characters.” (Leser) (1.849 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 368 Seiten noch günstig?