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Aloysius X. L. Pendergast: A Mysterious Profile

Aloysius X. L. Pendergast: A Mysterious Profile

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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#1 New York Times–bestselling authors: Get to know the ruthless, mysterious FBI agent, “one of thrillerdom’s most exciting and intriguing series leads” (Booklist).
Acclaimed as “a modern-day Sherlock Holmes” (Associated Press) with a brilliant mind, a cultured manner, and a dark edge, Special Agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast has calmly looked evil in the face throughout the long-running series that includes such novels as The Cabinet of Curiosities—named one of NPR’s 100 Best Thrillers Ever—and Crooked River. In this essay, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child discuss how the character came to be created, his enigmatic backstory, and the history of their own wildly successful writing partnership.
“The most charming, intelligent, cool, and creepy agent ever written.” —Suspense Magazine
“Every bit the modern equivalent of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.”―Providence Journal

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ISBN-13: 9781504074544
Publisher: Road
Publication date: 05/24/2022
Series: Mysterious Profiles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 19
Sales rank: 8,786
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Douglas Preston is a New York Times–bestselling author of thirty-six books of both fiction and nonfiction. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1956, and grew up in the suburb of Wellesley. He studied English literature at Pomona College in Claremont, California, before he began his career at the American Museum of Natural History as an editor, writer, and manager of publications. He also taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. Today, Preston largely writes fiction, co-authoring the Agent Pendergast series of thrillers with Lincoln Child. His novel Jennie was adapted into film by Disney in 2001. However, he continues to write about archaeology and anthropology for the New Yorker. Preston currently serves as president of the Authors Guild.

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A., Pomona College, 1978

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