The list author says: "Beginning in "Relic", Preston and Child have created and brought to life one of the most entertaining and unique characters I have come across in fiction - the unorthodox FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast. I always describe Pendergast as a mixture of Bruce Wayne, Sherlock Holmes, and Fox Mulder. Here are Preston and Child's novels that feature or star Agent Pendergast."
"The first novel by the two authors. Although this is the introduction of Pendergast, the novel centers more around Vincent D'Agosta, Bill Smithback, and Margo Green (also making thier debuts). The plot: A gruesome murder at the New York Museum of Natural History involves a new exhibit, a mysterious ritual statue, and a monster roaming the subterranean tunnels."
"The sequel to "Relic". The plot: Agent Pendergast and company return to New York after a pair of skeletons remind them of the monster responsible for the Museum murders. The investigation takes them underground into the subways and tunnels beneath New York City."
"The discovery of a cache of mutilated bodies from 130 years ago draws Agent Pendergast back to NYC again. What follows is a twisted story of serial murder, human experimentation, and Frankenstein science. This novel marks the first appearance of Constance Green."
"The first Pendergast "solo book", finds the agent in Kansas investigating a bizarre and grisly murder. The murder seemingly has ritual undertones and, perhaps, a connection to an old town ghost story. This is the introducion of Corrie Swanson."
"Pendergast reunites with D'Agosta and Hayward to investigate a man who was seemingly killed by the Devil. The only clues - the man's charred remains and a single hoof-print burned into the floor.This will lead the heroes into a bizarre story involving corporate corruption and a search for a rare Italian violin."
"People from Pendergast's past are being murdered and the authorities are after the FBI agent. Pendergast must now face his ultimate adversary, the man who despises him most - his brother Diogenes. This novel marks the debut of Diogenes Pendergast."
"After the duel with his brother, Pendergast and Constance seek some down time in Tibet. But a dark artifact from Buddhist mythology allegedly able to make people crazy and a mysterious creature draw the two aboard a luxury ocean liner bound across the sea."
"Pendergast and D'Agosta investigate the murder of one of their friends in his New York apartment. The murder was committed by a man who was pronounced dead weeks prior. The heroes are drawn into the world of voodoo and ritual magic."
"A previously unknown fact about Pendergast is revealed - that he was once married. But now, 12 years later, Pendergast discovers that his wife was murdered. Thus begins a tangled tale involving a rare Audubon painting, secret experiments with Avian Flu, descents into madness, and his wife's dark secrets. This is the beginning of the "Helen Triology"."
"A convoluted plot begins to hint at a terrifying truth as Pendergast attempts to put the pieces together. All the while, Judson continues to hunt him to protect an agenda that even he fears. And the most shocking truth stands yet to be revealed."
"This is the conclusion of the "Helen Trilogy". After a catastrophic failure, Pendergast is left a broken man and is up to Detective D'Agosta to deal with a baffling new murderer who is the spitting-image of Diogenes. The case draws Pendergast back into the fray and to a terrible secret that stretches all the way back to World War II. author's note: Excellent book, one of their best."