Gary Phillips

GARY PHILLIPS lives in Los Angeles and is best known for his novels and short stories featuring PI Ivan Monk. He has worked a lot of different gigs in his time: a graveyard shift security guard, a printer, a union organizer, co-director of the MultiCultural Collaborative (a nonprofit set-up to improve race relations after the ’92 LA riots) and as political director of a city council campaign.

He writes on politics and pop culture for such as the Los Angeles Times, LA Watts Times, Rap Pages, the San Francisco Examiner, Freestyle, and Black Scholar. He occasionally loses money at the poker table, watches his kids play sports, and finds that walking the dog is a fine excuse to light up a stogie.

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Books in order of publication:

Ivan Monk Books

Violent Spring(1994) 
Perdition, U.S.A.(1996) 
Bad Night Is Falling(1998) 
Only the Wicked(2000) 

Martha Chainey Books

High Hand(2000) 
Shooter’s Point(2001) 
The Perpetrators(2002) 

Essex Man Books

10 Seconds To Death(2013)

Matthew Henson Books

Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem(2020)

Standalone Novels

The Jook(1999) 
Midnight Mover(2004) 
Freedom’s Fight(2009) 
The Underbelly(2010) 
The Warlord of Willow Ridge(2012) 
The Anti-Gravity Steal(2014) 
The Extractors(2014) 
One-Shot Harry(2022) 

Short Stories/Novellas

The Sleeping Detective(2000) 
Blazin’ on Broadway(2009) 

Graphic Novels

High Rollers(2000) 
The Rinse Vol. 1(2011) 
Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations(2011) 
Astonishing Heroes: Shades of Justice(2014) 
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