Joel Goldman is an American novelist of legal thriller and crime fiction novels. He writes the Lou Mason and Alex Stone series. Before becoming an author, Joel spent 28 years as a trial lawyer. He began writing when a law partner complained about a fellow partner, so Joel suggested writing a murder mystery, kill him off in the first chapter and spend the rest of the novel figuring out who did it. Joel is a lifelong resident of Kansas City.

Joel Goldman debuted as a published author with Motion to Kill in 2002. Below is a list of Joel Goldman’s books in order of when they were originally released (as well as in chronological order when necessary):

Publication Order of Lou Mason Books


Motion to Kill(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Witness(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Truth(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadlocked(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Final Judgement(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Davis Books


Shakedown(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Man(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Way Out(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Jack Davis Books


Shakedown(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Way Out(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Man(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Alex Stone Books


Knife Fight(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stone Cold(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dead Man Short Stories


Freaks Must Die(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


All In(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Fire in the Sky(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Die, Lover, Die!(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Die, Lover, Die! is co-authored by Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Lee Goldberg, Ed Gorman, Vicki Hendricks, Naomi Hirahara, Paul Levine, Harry Shannon and Dave Zeltserman. Freaks Must Die is co-authored with Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin. All In is written with Lisa Klink.

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  • lydia

    OKAY – WHERE IS DEAD TIMES 4 ? AND WHICH ONE FOLLOWS ABBY THAT HE FELL IN LOVE WITH ? I AM SOOOOOO CONFUSED !
    LYDIA
    llothson@sbcglobal.net

    • Brandon

      Dead Times Four is an omnibus that collects all four Lou Mason novels, and as of now we don’t list omnibuses.

      • lydia

        OKAY DISQUS – THANK YOU FOR THE INFO – I GUESS I JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT NEW LOU MASON. HE IS SOOOOOO GOOD !!!
        LYDIA

    • Brandon

      Oops, I mean the first four Lou Mason novels. Final Judgment comes after Dead Times Four.

  • Reader

    The chronological order of Jack Davis books is wrong! The publication order is the chronological order.