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♦   Seize the Storm, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012

♦   Flash, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010

A bank robbery and the Iraq war collide in this tale of contemporary suspense. 

•   Peril on the Sea, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009

•   The King's Arrow, Viking, 2008

A real-life crime--the death of a king, and  why his killer went unpunished. 

•   Nightsong: The Legend of Orpheus and Eurydice Orchard Books,  2006

Can Orpheus win his beloved bride back from the Underworld--and if he can't, what then?  Click this link to the interview to discover more about this enthralling novel

•   The Dragon Throne, Viking, 2005

In this third and final volume of the Book of the Lion trilogy, Edmund and Hubert trek through the Alps with  a young noblewoman on a trek to Rome.  They face outlaw knights, brigands and an Eternal City seething with conflict.

•   Starfall:  Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun, Orchard Books, 2004

   Phaeton's father is the sun god, but no one believes it.  Given the chance to drive his father's heavenly chariot, Phaeton seizes the reins--and nearly destroys the earth.  This novel is recommended for parents, children, and world leaders.

•   Blood Gold, Viking, 2004

   Two young men brave the jungles of Panama and the rugged Pacific Coast, on their way to the California gold country to save the honor of a betrayed friend.  There they discover a tumultuous world of gold fever, romance, and murder.

•   Ship of Fire, Viking, 2003

   During Sir Francis Drake's raid on the Spanish port of Cadiz a young ship's surgeon must rise to the occasion to save his ship, aid his countrymen, and help them all escape with their lives.

•   Daughter of the Wind, Orchard, 2002

  A war party of Danes raids a sleepy village to capture a human prize, in this follow-up to Raven of the Waves.  In an era of seafaring revenge and stolen brides, can she escape before she is forced into marriage?

•   The Leopard Sword, Viking, 2002

   In this sequel to The Book of the Lion, Edmund and Hubert survive storm, shipwreck and the street battles of Rome, only to face the harsh justice of trial by combat.

•   Forbidden Forest:  the story of Little John and Robin Hood, Orchard Books, 2002

    Little John, Robin Hood's right-hand man, has a story--and a private struggle--of his own, as defends the band of outlaws and battles to win the woman he loves.
•   Raven of the Waves, Orchard Books, 2001

   The first Vikings to invade England find undefended treasures, and enough blood to please their gods.   But something about their young captive disturbs them.

•   Redhanded, Viking, 2000

   A young boxer is getting better with every round, but he  falls into deadly company.  

•   The Book of the Lion, Viking, 2000

   Edmund faces punishment when his master is killed for  counterfeiting coins.  The youth will be forgiven if he joins the Crusade in the Holy Land--a war few are expected to survive. 
•   Rundown, Viking, 1999

   In the midst of the plans for your sister's wedding, you decide to report a crime that never really happened.  Lying turns out to be complicated and dangerous, and at last, even suicide seems to be an answer.

•   Heat, Viking, 1998

   She is a promising athlete, expert at the high dive.  But her father is not the ethical man she thought he was--and he may even face prison.

•    In A Dark Wood, Orchard Books, 1998

   The Sheriff of Nottingham dislikes violence, but he has been ordered to capture an increasingly dangerous outlaw.  Surely the outlaw will not be clever enough to capture the sheriff.

•   Edge, Viking, 1997

   Your father is shot and gravely injured, but the justice system means that you won't have to take revenge.  Doesn't it?
•   Zero At The Bone, Viking, 1996

   When your sister vanishes, you see your family as you have never seen it before.

•   The Judas Glass, Carroll & Graf, 1996

    What is it like to wake up dead, trapped in a coffin--but able to steal life from the living?

•   Taking It, Viking, 1995

    She steals things without being aware of the crime.  What else is she hiding from herself?

•   Skyscape, Carroll & Graf, 1994

   The famous TV psychologist can help even the most disturbed person--unless there is more going on than the public imagines.

•   The Horses of the Night, Carroll & Graf, 1993

   If an ambitious San Francisco architect seeks supernatural help with his ambitions, he might discover more than he desires. 
•   Ghostwright, Carroll & Graf, 1993

   The famous playwright's companion shows up after years--and a career as a killer--to claim his share of the glory.  But are fame and money all he wants?
•   Breaking the Fall, Viking, 1992

   It started as a game, breaking into houses for fun--but one night the fun stopped.

•   Saint Peter‘s Wolf, Carroll & Graf, 1992

   A set of wolf fangs set in silver awakens a San Francisco pyschologist to a life of violence--and of wonder.

•   Sleepwalker, St Martin’s Press, 1991

   Archaelogists discover a bog man, dead for a thousand years--but not necessarily at peace.

•   Calling Home, Viking, 1991

   What would you do if you killed your best friend?  You might pretend that he was still alive.

 •   Nightlight, St Martin’s Press, 1990

    A San Francisco journalist and his girlfriend travel to the California wine country to search for his missing cousin.  They find that Len's photographic obsession with graveyards and ghosts has become horrifying and dangerous.

There are many paperback and book club editions of Michael Cadnum's novels.

•   Short Fiction

Earthquake Murder:  short fiction, Horse Eagle Press, 2018

Can't Catch Me, Tachyon Publications, 2006

Together Again, (chapbook) Subterranean Press, 2001

Ella and the Canary Prince, (chapbook) Subterranean Press, 1999 


•   Poetry


The Promised Rain (forthcoming)

Kingdom, Horse Eagle Press, 2018

This Early Dark:  Micro-poetry and Ultra-flash fiction, Horse Eagle Press, 2016

Day by Day, longpoem, Mudlark Poster No. 48 (online publication), 2003


Illicit, (chapbook) Frank Cat Press, 2001

The Woman Who Discovered Math, 2001, Red Booth Chapbooks
The Cities We Will Never See, Singular Speech Press, 1993

By Evening, Owl Creek Press, 1992

Foreign Springs, (chapbook) Amelia Press, 1988

Invisible Mirror, (chapbook) Ommation Press, 1987

Long Afternoons, State Street Press, 1986

Wrecking the Cactus, (pamphlet) Salt Lick Press, 1985

The Morning of the Massacre, (chapbook) The Bieler Press, 1981

 Michael Cadnum’s poetry appears in many anthologies.
•   Picture book for children
The Lost and Found House, Viking, 1997


•   Foreign Editions

Foreign editions include Danish, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Spanish, among others.

•   Periodicals
Cadnum has contributed to dozens of magazines and journals,  including America, The American Scholar, Commonweal, Georgia Review,  Rolling Stone and Virginia Quarterly Review.
•   Theatrical Productions

The story "Can’t Catch Me" was performed as a one-act play by WNEP Theater, Chicago, March, 2003.
"Daphne" and "Can’t Catch Me" were performed  by Aurora Theater, Berkeley, California, September, 2002.



































































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