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Lamar Giles


Lamar Giles

Lamar "L. R." Giles writes stories for teens and adults. He's never met a genre he didn't like, having penned science fiction, fantasy, horror, and noir thrillers, among others. He is a Virginia native, a Hopewell High Blue Devil, and an Old Dominion University Monarch. He resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, with his wife.

Lamar Giles

Books by Lamar Giles

by Lamar Giles - Adventure, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Nikki Tate is infamous, even by Las Vegas standards. Her dad is sitting on death row, convicted of killing his best friend in a gambling dispute turned ugly. And for five years, he's maintained his innocence. But Nikki wants no part of that. She's been working on Operation Escape Vegas: playing in illegal card games so she can save up enough money to get out come graduation day. Then her dad's murder conviction is overturned. The new evidence seems to come out of nowhere and Nikki's life becomes a mess when he's released from prison.

by Lamar Giles - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

When Paris Secord (aka DJ ParSec) is found dead on her turntables, it sends the music scene reeling. The police have few leads, and when the trail quickly turns cold, the authorities don't seem to be pushing too hard to investigate further. But nobody counted on Paris's deeply loyal fans, ParSec Nation, or the outrage that would drive her chief groupie, Fuse, and her shunned pre-fame best friend, Kya, to work together. As ParSec Nation takes to social media and the streets in their crusade for justice, Fuse and Kya start digging into Paris's past, stumbling across a deadly secret. 

by Lamar Giles - Anthology, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Careful --- you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding 12 stories with endings that are still being written --- whose next chapters are up to you. Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared. Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes 10 short stories, a graphic novel and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print. This collection addresses topics like gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out and poverty and ranges in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance.

by Lamar Giles - African American Interest

Debut author Lamar Giles takes readers on a wild and dark ride in this contemporary Witness Protection thriller. FAKE ID is a compelling story full of twists and turns --- sure to appeal to fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, and John Grisham.