- The Tesla Bequest (2012)
- Die By Wire (2011)
- Zaibatsu (2011)
- Daughter of God (2010)
- Slatewiper (2010)
- Perfect Killer (2009)
- The Da Vinci Legacy (2004)
- The Queens Gate Reckoning (1988)
- The Linz Testment (1985)
- The Delphi Betrayal (1981)
- The Wrath of Grapes (2011)
- Erotica Biz: How Sex Shaped the Internet (2002)
- The French Paradox and Beyond (1992)
- The High-Technology Editorial Guide and Stylebook (1991)
- Country Inns of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia (1977)
Lewis Perdue was born in the Mississippi Delta in Greenwood in 1949. His grandfather on his mother’s side was a Mississippi planter who owned two plantations. On his father’s side were professors and a U. S. Senator who helped write the Mississippi state constitution that included the Jim Crow segregation. Purdue left Mississippi after being, according to him, kicked out of Ole Miss. He attended Corning Community College, graduating with an A.S. in 1970. He then studied physics and biology at Cornell and graduated with a B. S. degree and honors in 1972.
Perdue has done many things in addition to his writing of fiction. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, scientist, taught journalism at UCLA and Cornell, worked as an aide to a U.S. Senator and governor, run a political campaign for Congress, and worked as a correspondent for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com. He is also an entrepreneur who has founded four companies.
Perdue says on the Goodreads website that growing up he always thought he would be a scientist because he was the kid who won science fairs to the international level. He also states that he was kicked out of Ole Miss in 1967 because he led a civil rights march. His book Perfect Killer is a thriller which includes this Ole Miss incident. Perdue says on the Goodreads site that the novel is “an incredibly personal novel for me because the hero’s story is my own coming-of-age story in the 1960s and describes much of my family history”
Perdue has written over twenty books, some fiction and some non-fiction. In 2003, Random House sued him because he was charging that Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code plagiarized his Daughter of God and The Da Vinci Legacy. To date there has been no trial.
Purdue currently lives in Sonoma, California, with his wife Megan and a son and daughter.
- Slatewiper.com biography of Lewis Perdue
- The Da Vinci Crock
- Author biographies: Lewis Purdue
- Wine Industry Insight – magazine founded by Lewis Perdue
- Biography of Lewis Perdue on IdeaWorx
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