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Travel back in time to Colonial Boston with THIEFTAKER, THIEVES' QUARRY, and now A PLUNDER OF SOULS, D.B. Jackson's critically acclaimed historical urban fantasies!

THIEVES' QUARRY, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by Chris McGrath)A PLUNDER OF SOULS, book III of the Thieftaker Chronicles, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by Chris McGrath)A Plunder of Souls, the third volume in the Thieftaker Chronicles (Tor Books) has been named one of 2014's best books by SciFi It is available in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats. Publisher's Weekly has called this newest installment an "engaging third entry in Jackson’s Thieftaker series [that] ably mashes up the historical with the fantastic." And it calls Jackson "an increasingly reliable tour guide toAmerica’s colonial past." (You can find more reviews here.) Like the first two books, A Plunder of Souls sports wonderful art work from Chris McGrath -- you can see the image in larger format here.

Spell Blind, by David B. Coe (Jacket art by Alan Pollack)Writing as David B. Coe, D.B. also has a new contemporary urban fantasy out from Baen Books. Spell Blind is the first volume in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson. You can read more about the works of David B. Coe at his website.

Thieves' Quarry, book II of D.B. Jackson's Thieftaker Chronicles (Tor Books), is out in paperback! It is also available in hardcover, audiobook, and all e-book formats. It was named one of 2013's best fantasy/science fiction books by SciFi and Fantastical Imaginations.

And, for those of you who just can't get enough of Ethan, Sephira and the others, a Thieftaker short story, "The Price of Doing Business," was published at in February 2014, and two more Thieftaker shorts have been released in anthologies from Dark Oak Press. "The Spelled Blade can be found in Realms of Imagination, edited by Kimberly Richardson, and "The Cully" can be found in the upcoming Big Bad II, edited by John G. Hartness and Emily Lavin Leverett.

Meet D.B. Jackson!

You can meet the author either in person, or virtually! He has recently updated his appearance schedule for 2014 to include his Plunder of Souls summer of 2014 signing tour! And he has posted his Blog Tour schedule to this site as well. Dates will no doubt be added to both schedules, so check back on this site for additional appearances.

THIEFTAKER, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by Chris McGrath)"The Price of Doing Business," by D.B. Jackson (Art by Chris McGrath)Thieftaker, book I of the Thieftaker Chronicles, the novel that started it all, is available in hardcover, mass market paperback, e-format, and audio format. In addition to many fine reviews, Thieftaker was named "Best First Book in a Series" for 2012 (one of two books so honored) by The Word Nerds, and was listed as one of the best SF/Fantasy books of the year by and by Fantastical Imaginations! So, if you haven't read it yet, there are no more excuses!


D.B. Jackson, the pen name of an established, award-winning author, brings a fresh voice to genre fiction. Specializing in historical fantasy, D.B. is the author of the Thieftaker Chronicles, published by Tor Books. The first book in this new series, Thieftaker, was released in 2012 to much critical acclaim. It went into a second printing in about six weeks, and has been made into an audio book by It is an urban fantasy set in pre-Revolutionary Boston. Volume two in the series, Thieves' Quarry, which has also been reviewed exceptionally well, is available now in hardcover, paperback, ebook and audio formats. A Plunder of Souls has just been released in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats, and, like its prequels, has been very well received. And at least one more Thieftaker book is currently in the works. Dead Man's Reach will be released in the summer of 2015.

AFTER HOURS:  TALES FROM THE UR-BAR, edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia BrayD.B. is also the author of "The Tavern Fire," a short story that appears in After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar, edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray. After Hours is published by DAW and includes fifteen tales of fantasy, history, and intrigue. And now you can read "The Tavern Fire" here, on this site! While you're at it, you can also read another Thieftaker short story, "The Witch of Dedham," which is only available on this site, or you can listen to a reading of the story by D.B. Jackon himself.

"A Memory of Freedom," by D.B. Jackson (art by Wayne Miller)"A Spell of Vengeance" by D.B. Jackson, illustration by Chris McGrathD.B. has written two other Thieftaker stories, as well. "A Spell of Vengeance" was the feature story for the week of June 13, 2012 on, and "A Memory of Freedom" was the feature story in the March 2012 issue of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.

In the months to come, this web page will be updated regularly, not only with blog entries and information about Thieftaker and its sequels, but also with sample chapters from upcoming books in the series, and original short fiction that will only be available here. So please explore the site, check back often, and, of course, enjoy your visit.

The Latest Blog Entries

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Interview with Stephen Leigh!

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A Better Day

First off, my deepest thanks to all who left comments of support and encouragement and advice in response to yesterday’s post. Your words helped. Your good wishes helped. I knew already that I was not alone in feeling those things; … Continue reading

D.B. Jackson
D.B. JacksonD.B. Jackson has been writing fantasy and science fiction under a different name for over 15 years, and has published novels, short stories, and media tie-ins in more than a dozen languages. He also has a Ph.D. in U.S. History. Now, as D.B. Jackson, he is working on something new, combining his love of fantasy with his fascination with American history. Read more about him here.