Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay – Zack Walker Series – Stand Alone Thrillers


Back in 2007 I meet an interesting character Zack Walker, who was a detective who made some Bad Moves and got involved with some Bad Guys and had four great adventures. Then his creator Linwood Barclay wrote two books Too Close to Home and No Time for Goodbye which outsold  the Zack Walker books by a lot and put Linwood Barclay on the map as a major stand alone thriller writer!! And while I may one of the few who still miss Zack Walker Linwood’s thrillers are terrific.

From Wikipedia:

Linwood Barclay (born 1955) is an American-born Canadian author, noted as a novelist, humourist, and (former) columnist. His popular detective novels are bestsellers in Canada and internationally, beginning with No Time for Goodbye in 2007.

He was born in Darien, Connecticut, son of Muriel and Everett Barclay. His father was a professional illustrator who moved his family to Canada in 1959 where he had accepted a job with William R. Templeton Studios in Toronto. In 1966 the Barclay family purchased a vacation campground in Bobcageon, Ontario, which they ran for about five years until the death of his father from lung cancer.

Born: 1955, Connecticut
Education: Trent University
Nominations: Barry Award for Best Thriller, Shamus Award for Best Original P.I. Paperback

Links for the Further Exploration of the Books of Linwood Barclay

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Nine Recent Linwood Barclay Novels Read….

Nine Linwood Barclay Novels

Broken Promise - Linwood Barclay

Broken Promise - Linwood Barclay (Promise Falls #1)   In Broken Promise, the latest from Linwood Barclay, the author returns to the town of Promise Falls, New York and pens another terrific thriller. Promise Falls was the setting for two of Barclay's previous books, Never Look Away and Too Close to Home. Many familiar character spopulate Broken Promise including: Police Detective Barry Duckworth, Landscaper Eddie Cutter and his son Derek and the main protagonist David Harwood. 0Harwood and his family wife Jan ...

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No Safe House - Linwood Barclay

No Safe House - Linwood Barclay (Book 24 for 2014)   The first Linwood Barclay books I read were his Zack Walker mystery books, and I loved them! After I fnished the third book and was ready to move on, I discovered that Mr. Barclay had left that series, and moved on to write stand alone thrillers. The first one was No Time to Say Goodbye and it was great! Since then I have read and enjoyed all of his books.  The latest ...

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Book 34 for 2013 - Linwood Barclay's thriller - A Tap on the Window

 Several years ago, well to be a little more accurate back in 2007 I read Linwood Barclay's first Zack Walker novel Bad Move  That book came to mind when I read the first line of Book 34 for 2013 Barclay's latest thriller A Tap on the Window  A middle-aged guy would have to be a total fool to pick up a teenage girl standing outside a bar with her thumb sticking out. Not that bright on her part, either, when you think about ...

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Book 8 of 2013 - Trust Your Eyes - Linwood Barclay

  Ok so I've written before that I loved Linwood Barclay's Zack Walker books and wished that he kept writing them. When I questioned him about that he said that while the books received critical acclaim  they just didn't sell well, then he started writing standalone thrillers and his career took off! While after finishing his latest book Trust Your Eyes, I will never again question his decision and I will eagerly awaiting his next standalone!!  For me Trust Your Eyes ...

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The Accident - Linwood Barclay

So Book 29 of 2011 is Linwood Barclay's latest thriller The Accident  Comfy chair? Drinks? Snacks? Good lighting? Excellent! 'Cause you're not going to be getting up or stopping once you dive into Linwood Barclay's latest release - The Accident. - Luanne Ollivier on Sheila and Glen Garber are your typical middle class couple. living in Milford, Connecticut.  Glen owns a construction company and Sheila has lost her job and  is taking an accounting course so that she can help out ...

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Never Look Away - Linwood Barclay

 Never Look Away - Linwood Barclay (Book 24 of 2010)   Ok, so I really did like Linwood Barclay's Zack Walker series but once again if he keeps writing books like book number 24 for 2010  Never Look Away I guess I'll have to forgive him. I think I already mentioned the start of the book which centers around reporter David Harwood who has his life turned upside down and inside out after first his son is abducted at a theme park ...

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Fear the Worst - Linwood Barclay

  Fear the Worst - Linwood Barclay (Book 15 for 2010)   So there was no time to start another book during the time I was reading Book 15 for 2010 Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay because I couldn't put this book down! I guess I'll forgive Mr Barclay for not writing any more Zack Walker books if he keeps writing books as good as this one. The story starts one day when a divorced father Tim Blake questions his daughter, who ...

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No Time for Goodbye - Linwood Barclay

  No Time for Goodbye - Linwood Barclay (Book 12 of 2010)   Book No 12 of 2010 is Linwood Barclay's No Time for Goodbye. What would you do if one day you were a normal fourteen year old with a mother, father and brother. You get caught with a boy in a car at the mall drinking, your father pulls your butt out of the car, you go to bed, wake up the next morning and YOUR FAMILY is GONE! no note, ...

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Other Linwood Barclay Books I have read…..

Bad Move (Zack Walker #1)
Too Close to Home
Bad Guys (Zack Walker, #2)
Lone Wolf(Zack Waler #3)
Stone Rain(Zack Walker #4)

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