Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Search - List of Books by Alex Kava

Alex Kava (S. M. Kava, born in Silver Creek, Nebraska) is an American author of psychological suspense novels.

Growing up in the country of Silver Creek, Nebraska, Alex Kava fantasized about becoming a writer. Her parents, although they understood the value of education, had a tremendous work ethic. Reading was seen as frivolous unless required as schoolwork. As a teenager, Kava wrote short stories on the backs of calendars, sharing them only with her younger brother and hiding them in a shoe box under her bed.

Kava earned an art scholarship to attend college. To pay living expenses, she worked in a nearby hospital’s central supply department collecting and sterilizing all of the basins, instruments, and equipment from surgery, pathology and the morgue. In 1982 she graduated magna cum laude from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska with a B.A. in art and English.

After graduating, Kava held a variety of jobs, mostly in advertising and marketing. Starting her own graphic design firm, Square one, she designed food packages and logos for national corporations, wrote brochures and newsletters, created a line of greeting cards and directed TV and radio commercials. In 1992 she returned to her alma mater as its director of public relations.

Kava quit her public relations position in the summer of 1996, wanting to dedicate more time to writing fiction and getting published. To pay the bills, she resurrected Square One, refinanced her home, maxed out her credit cards, and even took on a newspaper delivery route.

Alex Kava is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. Her books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. She is published in 22 countries and has made the Best Selling Lists of the following countries: Poland, Australia, Germany,the United Kingdom, and Italy.

Books   more

This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alex Kava", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 197
Hidden Creed
2020 - Hidden Creed [Ryder Creed, Bk 6] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781732006430
ISBN-10: 1732006431
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 4

Desperate Creed
2020 - Desperate Creed [Ryder Creed, Bk 5] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781732006423
ISBN-10: 1732006423
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Lost Creed
2018 - Lost Creed [Ryder Creed, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751572230
ISBN-10: 0751572233
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Split Second
2018 - Split Second [Maggie O'Dell Book 2 - Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781732006409
ISBN-10: 1732006407
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  ?

Before Evil
2018 - Before Evil [Maggie O'Dell] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751553857
ISBN-10: 0751553859
  ?

Before Evil The Prequel
2017 - Before Evil the Prequel [Maggie O'Dell] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780997389760
ISBN-10: 0997389761
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Reckless Creed
2017 - Reckless Creed [Ryder Creed, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780399185465
ISBN-10: 0399185461
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 10

A Perfect Evil A Maggie O'Dell Novel
2017 - A Perfect Evil a Maggie O'dell Novel [Book 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780997389715
ISBN-10: 0997389710
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  ?

Storm Season One Storm 3 Novellas
2017 - Storm Season One Storm 3 Novellas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781540470676
ISBN-10: 1540470679
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Slices of Night A Novella in Three Parts
2017 - Slices of Night a Novella in Three Parts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781539480792
ISBN-10: 1539480798
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Off the Grid
2016 - Off the Grid [a Maggie O'Dell Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780983676195
ISBN-10: 0983676194
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Off the Grid A collection of short stories and one novella featuring Maggie O'Dell
2016 - Off the Grid a Collection of Short Stories and One Novella Featuring Maggie O'dell (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780997389708
ISBN-10: 0997389702
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Exposed
2016 - Exposed [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781511385633
ISBN-10: 1511385634
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  ?

Silent Creed
2016 - Silent Creed [Ryder Creed, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780515155945
ISBN-10: 0515155942
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 20

Black Friday
2015 - Black Friday [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501276279
ISBN-10: 1501276271
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  ?

A Perfect Evil
2015 - A Perfect Evil [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781511333085
ISBN-10: 1511333081
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Hotwire
2015 - Hotwire [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501273988
ISBN-10: 1501273981
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  ?

Damaged
2015 - Damaged [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501296598
ISBN-10: 1501296590
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  ?

Silent Creed
2015 - Silent Creed [Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781410477286
ISBN-10: 1410477282
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Silent Creed
2015 - Silent Creed [Ryder Creed, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399170775
ISBN-10: 0399170774
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 13

Breaking Creed
2015 - Breaking Creed [Ryder Creed, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425277942
ISBN-10: 0425277941
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 21

2015 - Stranded [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Fireproof [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Stranded [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 11] (Paperback)
2014 - Fireproof [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 10 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2013 - Fireproof a Maggie O'dell Novel [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)
2013 - Fireproof [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 10] (Paperback)
2012 - Fireproof a Maggie O'dell Novel [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)
2012 - Fireproof [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2012 - Fireproof By Alex Kava [Maggie O'Dell] (Hardcover)
2012 - Hotwire [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 9] (Paperback)
2011 - Hotwire [Maggie O'Dell Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2011 - Damaged [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 8] (Paperback)
2010 - Black Friday [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 7] (Paperback)
2010 - Damaged [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 8] (Hardcover)
2009 - Black Friday [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 7] (Hardcover)
2009 - Exposed [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 6] (Paperback)
2009 - Exposed [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 7 - Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)
2008 - Exposed [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 6] (Hardcover)
2008 - Whitewash [Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)
2008 - A Perfect Evil [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2008 - At the Stroke of Madness [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2008 - The Soul Catcher [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2008 - Split Second [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2007 - One False Move [MIRA Backlist] (Paperback)
2007 - A Necessary Evil [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 5] (Paperback)
2004 - One False Move [Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)
2003 - At the Stroke of Madness [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 4] (Hardcover)
2003 - The Soul Catcher [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2003 - At the Stroke of Madness [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2001 - A Perfect Evil [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2001 - Split Second [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2000 - A Perfect Evil [Maggie O'Dell, Bk1] (Hardcover)
2000 - A Perfect Evil [Maggie O'Dell, Bk 1] (Paperback)
Sin Aliento [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Slachtoffers [Maggie O'Dell, #8] (Paperback)
Want fewer ads?