Harlan Coben sits at a microphone in front of a wall of his books.

Just How Many Books Has Harlan Coben Written Exactly?

Harlan Coben is an international man of mystery novels. One of the most mysterious in the game! A bigger enigma than how those Willy’s Chocolate Experience people thought that they were gonna make any money throwing a few streamers over an unfinished warehouse and calling it a family-friendly attraction.

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What’s ol’ Coben known for?

Harlan Coben is perhaps best known for his Myron Bolitar mystery novel series. What are they about? Unsurprisingly: a dude named Myron Bolitar. But Myron ain’t just any dude. He’s a former pro basketball player than now works for an agency representing athletes and celebrities. He’ll do anything for his clients, including pull them out of sticky sex/murder/blackmail plots!

Coben is also known for his massive five-year deal with Netflix to adapt 14 of his books. Here are all of Coban’s books that Netflix might choose to pull from:

Myron Bolitar Series:

  • Deal Breaker (1995)
  • Drop Shot (1996)
  • Fade Away (1996)
  • Back Spin (1997)
  • One False Move (1998)
  • The Final Detail (1999)
  • Darkest Fear (2000)
  • Promise Me (2006)
  • Long Lost (2009)
  • Live Wire (2011)
  • Home (2016)
  • Think Twice (2024)

Mickey Bolitar Series:

  • Shelter (2011)
  • Seconds Away (2012)
  • Found (2014)

Windsor Horne Lockwood III Series:

  • Win (2021)

Wilde Series:

  • The Boy from the Woods (2020)
  • The Match (2022)

Standalone Novels:

  • Play Dead (1990)
  • Miracle Cure (1991)
  • Tell No One (2001)
  • Gone for Good (2002)
  • No Second Chance (2003)
  • Just One Look (2004)
  • The Innocent (2005)
  • The Woods (2007)
  • Hold Tight (2008)
  • Caught (2010)
  • Stay Close (2012)
  • Six Years (2013)
  • Missing You (2014)
  • The Stranger (2015)
  • Fool Me Once (2016)
  • Don’t Let Go (2017)
  • Run Away (2019)
  • I Will Find You (2023)

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