The "Pendergast" series begins with "Relic," then "Reliquary," "The Cabinet of Curiosities" and "Still Life With Crows." The "Diogenes" trilogy is next, then "The Wheel of Darkness" and "Cemetery Dance." The "Helen" trilogy follows, then "White Fire" and "Blue Labyrinth," which are the most recent additions as of May 2015.
The "Diogenes" trilogy consists of "Brimstone," "Dance of Death" and "The Book of the Dead." The "Helen" trilogy consists of "Fever Dream," "Cold Vengeance" and "Two Graves."
In addition to the novels, two short stories have been written about Pendergast: "Extraction" and "Gaslighted: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast," which was written with R.L. Stine.
Pendergast became the series' protagonist in "The Cabinet of Curiosities." In the first two books of the series, he was a supporting character. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child write the series.
The character, whose full name is Aloysius Xingu L. Pendergast, works as a special agent in the FBI and frequently investigates serial killers. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, before attending Harvard University and Oxford University. He was in the U.S. Special Forces.
Pendergast is known for being eccentric, polite and highly intelligent. His skills include psychological manipulation and improvisation. He's also a master of disguise who has tricked even those who know him.