J.A. Jance is the pseudonym of American novelist Judith Ann Jance. Jance’s publishers convinced her to use the gender-neutral pen name “J.A Jance” because she was writing mystery novels about a male detective. Jance’s novels fall into the mystery and horror genres.

J.A. Jance has been writing ever since her first book, Until Proven Guilty, debuted in 1985. Jance has four different series, all of which are active and have new books coming out in them. Below is the order in which J.A. Jance’s novels have been published in, divided by series:

Publication Order of J.P. Beaumont Books


Until Proven Guilty(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Injustice for All(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial by Fury(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taking the Fifth(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Improbable Cause(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A More Perfect Union(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dismissed With Prejudice(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Minor in Possession(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Payment in Kind(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Without Due Process(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Failure to Appear(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lying in Wait(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Name Withheld(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breach of Duty(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Birds of Prey(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Partner in Crime(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long Time Gone(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice Denied(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and Ice(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Betrayal of Trust(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring in the Dead(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Watch(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Joanna Brady Books


Desert Heat(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tombstone Courage(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shoot Don't Shoot(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead to Right(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skeleton Canyon(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rattlesnake Crossing(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw Mountain(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Claw(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paradise Lost(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Partner in Crime(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exit Wounds(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Wrong(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Damage Control(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and Ice(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judgment Call(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Blue Line(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remains of Innocence(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ali Reynolds Books


Edge of Evil(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Web of Evil(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hand of Evil(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cruel Intent(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial By Fire(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Error(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Left for Dead(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Stakes(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moving Target(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Walker Family Mysteries Books


Hour of the Hunter(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss of the Bees(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of the Dead(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of the Night(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • betty j knight

    please send me a list ofallyour books in order

  • c g fisher

    There is one book missing, an Ali Reynolds book. “Left for Dead”, published 2012, which puts it after “Fatal Error”.

    • Brandon

      Fixed. Thanks!