English author John Gardner took the reins of the James Bond series long after the death of series creator Ian Fleming. Gardner is actually the most prolific of the Bond authors, having contributed 16 novels to the series (including two novelizations).

Much like his predecessor Fleming, Gardner served in the Royal Navy (as well as the Royal Marines). He retired from writing the Bond series in 1996 and was replaced by Raymond Benson. Gardner passed away in 2007. A list of John Gardner’s James Bond novels in order of publication is below:

Publication Order of Boysie Oakes Books


The Liquidator(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Understrike(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amber Nine(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madrigal(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Founder Member(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traitor's Exit(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Airline Pirates(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Killer for a Song(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Derek Torry Books


A Complete State of Death(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Corner Men(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Professor Moriarty Books


The Return of Moriarty(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revenge of Moriarty(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moriarty(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Herbie Kruger Books


The Nostradamus Traitor(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden of Weapons(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quiet Dogs(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maestro(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Confessor(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Railton Family Books


The Secret Generations(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Houses(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Families(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of James Bond Books


Licence Renewed(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Special Services(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Icebreaker(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Role of Honour(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nobody Lives Forever(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Deals, Mr. Bond(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scorpius(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Win, Lose or Die(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Licence to Kill(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brokenclaw(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Barbarossa(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Is Forever(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Send Flowers(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seafire(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goldeneye(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Fall(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Detective Sergeant Suzie Mountford Books


Bottled Spider(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Streets of Town(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angels Dining at the Ritz(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troubled Midnight(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Human Enemy(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Censor(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Night's a Bullfight(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Run a Little Faster(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Werewolf Trace(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dancing Dodo(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golgotha(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flamingo(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Director(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood of the Fathers(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of Absolution(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Hideaway(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assassination File(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If you like John Gardner Books, You’ll Love…

John Gardner Synopses: In Cold Fall, a British aircraft is destroyed at Dulles Airport, killing nearly 400 passengers – including an old flame of Bond’s. It is now a personal quest for James to find the culprits.

A powerful Russian arms syndicate with ambitions that is not about ideology has got its hands on Goldeneye – a high-tech gadget that can corrupt and destroy the financial markets of the West. But the Russian gang has not taken into account its most determined enemy, James Bond. Goldeneye is a novelization of the 1997 film GoldenEye that starred Pierce Brosnan as James Bond for the first time.

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