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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jay Bonansinga  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Peoria, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.jaybonansinga.com
-- Jay Bonansinga on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jay+bonansinga


Illinois Connection

Bonansinga was born in Peoria, Illinois and currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jay Bonansigna has a master's degree in film from Columbia College Chicago, and he currently resides in Evanston, Illinois. Jay is also a visiting professor at Northwestern University in their Creative Writing for the Media program.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Bloodhound /
ISBN: 0330376101. OCLC Number: 42660566

Macmillan,. .

Frozen
ISBN: 9780786033188. OCLC Number: 825066772

Kensington Pub. Corp.,. .

When a six-thousand-year-old mummified body is found within the Alaskan wilderness, journalist Maura County and Special Agent Ulysses Grove make a shocking discovery that links this prehistoric murder to recent ritualistic killings.

Frozen /
ISBN: 0786017236. OCLC Number: 61051301

Kensington Pub. Corp.,. .

When a six-thousand-year-old mummified body is found within the Alaskan wilderness, journalist Maura County and Special Agent Ulysses Grove make a shocking discovery that links this prehistoric murder to recent ritualistic killings.

Head case
ISBN: 0330347241. OCLC Number: 40840099

Pan,. .

Head case /
ISBN: 0333661222. OCLC Number: 46746641

Macmillan,. .

Hit me! :
ISBN: 9780762780723. OCLC Number: 891384791

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In 1970s Las Vegas-a heyday of Mafia misdeed in Sin City-a fearless young man launched a crusade to eradicate organized crime in the casinos. In the process, he revolutionized gaming lawenforcement, came within a hair's breadth of death, and wasbetrayed by a system that was dirty to its core. Hit Me! is his story.

Mord auf Verlangen :
ISBN: 9783499245510. OCLC Number: 182622826

Rowohlt-Taschenbuch-Verl.,. .

Oblivion
ISBN: 1587670585. OCLC Number: 54992853

Cemetery Dance Publications,. .

Oblivion /
ISBN: 0333760832. OCLC Number: 44694501

Macmillan,. .

Perfect victim
ISBN: 9780786021116. OCLC Number: 794003425

Pinnacle Books/Kensington Publishing Corp,. .

FBI profiler Ulysses Grove is distressed to learn that a draft of his textbook on psychopathic murderers is being used as a manual by a serial murderer.

Perfect victim /
ISBN: 078601878X. OCLC Number: 227034210

Pinnacle Books/Kensington Publishing Corp,. .

FBI profiler Ulysses Grove is distressed to learn that a draft of his textbook on psychopathic murderers is being used as a manual by a serial murderer.

Pinkerton's war :
ISBN: 9780762775590. OCLC Number: 841514829

Lyons Press,. .

A thrilling historical account of Allan Pinkerton's pivotal role as spymaster of the Civil War and forefather of the Secret Service--Page [4] of jacket.

Shattered
ISBN: 9780786031498. OCLC Number: 194356031

Pinnacle Books/Kensington Publishing,. .

Finalist for ITW's 2008 Thriller Award in Best Paperback Original. FBI profiler Ulysses Grove is sure he's this close to trapping a serial killer ... but the killer is planning a gruesome surprise that will come far too close to home ... The Image Of Murder The Mississippi Ripper likes to work in pairs--of victims. For every dead body laid to waste, a second one faces it, a grotesque mirror image of terror and torment. Special Agent Ulysses Grove thinks he knows the method to the killer's madness. But grasping the twisted logic behind the brutal slayings propels him onto a path of danger--to him and to everything he holds dear. Pushed to the limit, Grove's only hope is to dig deep into his own past. But this is one serial killer with powerful resources--and Grove's worst fears are already one step ahead of him ... M. Night Shyamalan, meet Harlan Coben.--David Ellis Praise For Twisted Scarily real and really scary--everything a great thriller should be.--Lee Child Praise For Frozen A thrilling, beautifully paced skyrocket of a novel.--Peter Straub A relentless chiller that leaves you guessing and gasping again and again.--David Morrell An author of impressive range, depth, and audacity.--Chicago Tribune.--

Shattered /
ISBN: 0786018771. OCLC Number: 154686812

Pinnacle Books/Kensington Publishing,. .

The Mississippi Ripper likes to work in pairs - of victims. For every dead body laid to waste, a second one faces it, a grotesque mirror image of terror. Special Agent Ulysses Grove thinks he knows the method to the killer's madness. But grasping the twisted logic behind the brutal slayings propels him onto a path of danger - to him and to everything he holds dear.

Sick
ISBN: 1857976312. OCLC Number: 41241737

Orion,. .

Sick /
ISBN: 0752803689. OCLC Number: 43133771

Orion,. .

The killer's game /
ISBN: 0786211326. OCLC Number: 36755918

Thorndike Press,. .

Joe, an aging assassin in Chicago, is diagnosed with leukemia. Being Catholic he cannot commit suicide so he puts out a six-million-dollar contract on himself. A few days later his doctor calls to say the diagnosis was a mistake. Too late, the assassins are on the way. Joe's only hope is to kill them first with the help of his girlfriend, a theater make-up artist who provides the disguise.

The killer's game :
ISBN: 9781435676176. OCLC Number: 271919996

Phoenix Audio,. .

Joe Flood is a hit man, but he has his principles: he only accepts contracts on people who deserve to be killed. And Joe has always accepted his lot: leading a double life is just one of the costs of doing business. Now his doctor has told him he has only a few months to live, and Joe figures for once he'd like to call the shots himself. Literally, that is: he puts out an open contract on his own life, with a six-million-dollar reward. All his finest competitors take up the challenge. But the next news he gets is bad: the lab has made an error, and Joe is in perfect health. As any good hit man knows, there's no way to call off a contest like this one. In a dark comedy of deadly errors, Joe and his stalkers set out on a breakneck, kill-or-be-killed romp that bristles with suspense.

The road to Woodbury /
ISBN: 1250049997. OCLC Number: 852658422

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Traces Philip Blake's ascension as the leader of Woodbury, an elevation marked by his vision about transforming the post-apocalyptic walled-in city to a haven, the resistance of his predecessors, and strange scratching sounds that come from his apartment.

The sinking of the Eastland :
ISBN: 0806526483. OCLC Number: 80554073

Citadel Press,. .

At the Chicago docks in 1915, over 2,000 Western Electric employees and their families, set to board the Eastland for the annual company picnic, watch in horror as the ship capsizes, killing 844 persons. The tragedy claimed more lives than the infamous Chicago Fire but has been largely forgotten.

The sleep police /
ISBN: 0451202554. OCLC Number: 46381708

Signet,. .

The walking dead :
ISBN: 9781628994599. OCLC Number: 707969400

Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,. .

In The Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople's amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him... Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes--

The walking dead :
ISBN: 9781427229441. OCLC Number: 854900232

Macmillan Audio,. .

Uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. The violent dictatorship within Woodbury all comes to a head. The third book in the New York Times bestselling series.

The walking dead :
ISBN: 1250052017. OCLC Number: 866252742

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"The fourth book and epic finale to Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor - Part Two! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, comes to a shattering conclusion with The Fall of the Governor - Part Two. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes this stunning finale to their ambitious chronicle of human survival amid the plague of undead, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades. In The Fall of the Governor - Part One, Philip Blake finally revealed himself to be the true monster that he is, and the battle lines were drawn between the Governor and the desperate, beleaguered inhabitants of a nearby prison. Now, in The Fall of the Governor Part Two, the Governor's dark journey reaches its shocking, heartrending conclusion. In a roller coaster finale, war breaks out, all of the plot lines from the previous three novels converge, tensions boil over into unthinkable mayhem, and the dark destinies of those few left standing are sealed in a series of stunning twists"--

The walking dead.
ISBN: 9781427226006. OCLC Number: 803899695

Macmillan Audio,. .

The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. At first, Woodbury seems like a perfect sanctuary. Best of all, a mysterious self-proclaimed leader named Philip Blake keeps the citizens in line. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Blake, who has recently begun to call himself The Governor, has disturbing ideas about law and order.

Twisted
ISBN: 9780786032693. OCLC Number: 797158059

Kensington Pub.,. .

FBI profiler Ulysses Grove's escape to a peaceful retreat is interrupted by the murder of his dear friend, a Tulane professor, whose half-destroyed notes hold clues to a serial killer's madness.

Twisted /
ISBN: 0786017244. OCLC Number: 70171168

Kensington Pub.,. .

FBI profiler Ulysses Grove's escape to a peaceful retreat is interrupted by the murder of his dear friend, a Tulane professor, whose half-destroyed notes hold clues to a serial killer's madness.