Cotton Malone

31 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 25,985 ratings


 Travel the world with “retired” Justice Department agent Cotton Malone in these heart-pounding, history-packed thrillers.

Retired from active service with the US Justice Department, Cotton Malone now sells antiquarian books in Copenhagen. But life is far from quiet: his vast knowledge, sharp investigative skills, and zest for adventure keep him on call for high-stakes cases with intriguing, historic links. This series combines fast-paced, globe-spanning plots with fascinating insights into legendary treasures (like the hidden riches of the Knights Templar); figures, both famous and infamous (Napoleon, Andrew Jackson, and J. Edgar Hoover, among them); and the IRS!

Hall of Fame Narrator Scott Brick makes history as thrilling as the murderous plots. Brick skillfully varies the tone and escalates the pacing to take listeners along on Cotton Malone’s always gripping, often treacherous global adventures. He also brings to life an assortment of characters, including Malone’s sharp-witted, elegant, and intrepid girlfriend, Cassiopeia Vitt.

History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It's his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009, the couple has crossed the country to save endangered historic treasures, raising money via lectures, receptions, galas, luncheons, dinners, and their popular writers' workshops.

Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of 15 Cotton Malone adventures, four stand-alone thrillers, and several works of short fiction. In 2010, an NPR survey named the first Cotton Malone novel, The Templar Legacy, one of the Top 100 Thrillers ever written.

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